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Taxes trend higher in Ward County

With some rare exceptions, Ward County taxpayers will see higher mill levies and, in most cases, higher taxes when their tax statements begin arriving this coming week. The Ward County Auditor’s Office reported tax statements have begun going out to property owners. Residents of the city ...

Zoo work progressing

Construction is advancing on the buildings in the new habitats for lions and tigers at Roosevelt Park Zoo in Minot. The new habitats are being constructed simultaneously. Jennifer Kleen, Minot Zoo Crew executive director, said the structures are up and enclosed for both the tigers and lions. ...

Enjoy Holiday Train’s visit but be careful by the tracks

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is coming to Minot today at 6:30 p.m. The show will take place at the Main Street railroad crossing, next to the old Soo Line depot and is a great way to celebrate the holidays and help your neighbors in need. All proceeds will go to the Minot Area Homeless ...

Williston man injured in truck rollover

A 42-year-old Williston man was injured when a tire burst on the loaded concrete truck he was driving and he lost control of the vehicle, went into the ditch, struck a power pole and rolled the truck onto its driver’s side in McKenzie County on Thursday. Alexis Ceballos was flown to Trinity ...

SRJB warns public to stay off river in project area

As construction work continues through the winter on the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project, the safety and integrity of the ice along the Mouse River within the city of Minot has been compromised. Placement of rip rap along the river has weakened the ice and created unsafe ...

Minot Camera Club members place in photo contest

Minot Camera Club winners received People’s Choice awards this month. Steve Silseth won first place in the color print category with a photo is “Dark Eyed Junko.” Richard Debertin of Berthold won in the altered reality print category with a photo entitled “Into the Color.” Richard ...

Jeremy Feller charged with assaulting girlfriend, drug offenses

Jeremy Bryan Feller, 32, is accused of assaulting his girlfriend during a domestic dispute on Oct. 31 at the Guest Lodge in Minot. Feller is charged with a Class A misdemeanor in district court in Minot. According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Feller had accused the ...

Pedestrian safety

BURLINGTON – Concerned about safety as their city grows, Burlington residents are looking for funding for a proposed pedestrian bridge across U.S. Highway 2 & 52. The City of Burlington has submitted an application to Ward County, requesting sponsorship of its request for up to $200,000 ...

El Nino creep continues

It keeps creeping toward reality. Tantalizing. Teasing. The Climate Prediction Center continued their El Nino watch in their monthly update issued yesterday. The watch has been in effect for several months as El Nino conditions persist but have yet to reach what all indicators point to a ...

Higher temps to continue

Our unseasonably warm weather is about to get even better. Forecasters say temperatures well above normal can be expected to last at least through next Friday. “It is going to be warm and there’s no precipitation in the forecast for the foreseeable future,” said Bill Abeling, National ...

TGU voters reject school bond issue

Voters in the Towner-Granville-Upham school district resoundingly rejected an $8.9 school bond issue on Tuesday. Unofficial results show that 693 voters voted against the bond issue and 439 people voted in favor of it. The bond issue had a 38.7 percent approval rate and needed 60 percent or ...

Kirk Wilkie, Devils Lake, sentenced for stealing vehicle, fleeing police

Kirk Monte Wilkie, 29, Devils Lake, was sentenced Thursday to one year in jail, all suspended but the 39 days he has already served, and three years of supervised probation for stealing a Jeep Patriot from the M&H Gas Station in Minot on Nov. 5 and fleeing from police at speeds up to 112 ...

Marsy’s Law complicates ability to provide defense for Matthew Herschlip

The Ward County State’s Attorney’s Office has refused to provide an alleged victim’s name to Matthew Herschlip’s defense attorney without a court order. Kyle Craig, the defense attorney, told Judge Richard Hagar on Thursday that he cannot prepare a defense for Herschlip on an ...

Museum to be moved to Burlington

The Ward County Historical Society’s Pioneer Village will be relocated to the south side of Burlington on the U.S. 2 and 52 Bypass, said Dave Leite, president of the historical society, on Tuesday. Burlington is located about eight miles west of Minot. The land is owned by the De Sour ...

An expensive experience: Minot man fined, loses handgun

Article IV, section 23-61 of Minot’s Code of Ordinances is very clear. It reads, “No person shall willfully discharge a firearm within the city limits.” Exceptions are limited and made for obvious circumstances, such as a police officer using a firearm when necessary. As a Minot man ...

Bottineau voters pass $7.56 million school bond issue

Voters in Bottineau approved a $7.56 million bond issue for a new school addition on Tuesday. Unofficial results show that 815 people voted in favor of the bond issue and 145 voted against the bond issue. The bond issue was approved with 85 percent of the vote. Sixty percent or greater ...

Daniel Bukowski, Towner, charged with terrorizing

Daniel Jakub Bukowski, 42, Towner, is accused of kicking in a door, damaging a wall, and making threats to damage a woman’s vehicle on Monday, according to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court. Bukowski is charged with Class C felony terrorizing and Class B misdemeanor disorderly ...

Marquell Salters, Minot, charged with burglary, possession of stolen property

Marquell Le’Quan Salters, 22, Minot, is accused of burglarizing a Minot residence on Sunday and stealing an XBox gaming system and video games. Salters is charged with Class B felony burglary, Class A misdemeanor possession of stolen property, and Class A misdemeanor possession of marijuana ...