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Minot cinematographer Paul Brenno has worked beside Oscar-winning cinematographer Dean Semler along with Emmy-winning cinematographer Ken Lamkin. Currently, Brenno’s Minot film titled “Magic Tap Cloggers” has won eight national awards.

Hollywood magic

For award-winning cinematographer Paul Brenno taking traditional themes to unconventional heights is the key to making timeless art. During his most recent film titled “Magic Tap Cloggers,” Brenno captured the breathtaking power and mesmerizing choreography of Minot’s Magic Tap Cloggers ...

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Two-year-old Demy Braaten, left, with the help of her mom, 
Virginia Braaten, gets ready to place a stamp on a package of dried food at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Minot, Saturday. The stamps gave the date the food was packed and an expiration date. The food was being packed for Mercy Meals of North Dakota and will go to children in Liberia, Africa.

Helping children in Liberia

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in northwest Minot buzzed with activity Saturday as teams of people from Minot and a number of area communities worked together to pack meals to go to children in Liberia, Africa. Mercy Meals of North Dakota based in Jamestown planned the packing event. Andrea ...

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Pesky Potholes

They’re pesky and if you hit one, it shakes you and shakes and rattles your vehicle. It’s potholes – the annoyance of drivers and probably the headache of many road crews. They can develop in various places in cities and even some form of them sometimes on highways. Some seem like ...

MSU Concert Choir at Legislative Showcase

BISMARCK – The MSU Concert Choir directed by Carlos Vieira, music assistant professor, will be part of a choral concert Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. during the North Dakota University System Legislative Showcase at the state Capitol in Bismarck. The Legislative Showcase, a special higher ...

Sexual Integrity Essentials Training Program set

Registration is due no later than Wednesday for the Sexual Integrity Essentials Training Program sponsored by Dakota Hope Clinic Pregnancy Help Center. The program will be held Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Eagles Wings Community Fellowship. Dawn Lunsford, a staff member with Heartbeat ...

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SkySkopes pilots Eric Goetsch, left, and Cory Vinger review a flight plan prior to inspecting power lines in August 2016 in rural Grand Forks County.

SkySkopes seeks Minot MAGIC Fund assistance for UAS operation

Minot Area Development Corp. is requesting $375,100 in a forgivable loan from the MAGIC Fund to help an unmanned aviation company launch its operations in Minot. The money would go toward establishing SkySkopes’ Bakken office in Minot, with the stipulation that at least 15 jobs would be ...

Hoeven

Delegates support Keystone XL presidential permit

President Trump approved on Friday the permit to construct the Keystone XL pipeline, reversing the Obama administration’s decision to block the project. North Dakota’s congressional delegation have supported the construction of the pipeline, a 36-inch-diameter crude oil pipeline beginning ...

Johnsrud re-elected to Wheat Commission Board

Dustin Johnsrud, Epping, was elected to his second term to the Wheat Commission Board. The commission consists of seven producer board members, six of whom are producer-elected and one appointed by the governor. Elections are held every four years to elect county representatives in the ...

Mohr

Parshall resident arrested on drug charges

Kirk Mohr, 28, Parshall, was arrested by Minot police Friday and charged with several drug-related charges. At 2:48 a.m, officers responded to the Holiday Gas Station at 3301 S. Broadway for a report of a red truck sitting on a curb near their car wash. As officers arrived they observed a red ...

McCauley

Minot man faces drug-related charges

Jared McCauley, 42, Minot was arrested by Minot police Thursday for possession of meth-amphetamine with intent to deliver. Minot Police Department officers initiated a traffic stop in the 100 block of 11th Avenue NW at 11:42 p.m. During the stop the driver and the passenger were identified. ...

Heitkamp

Not in same boat

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-ND, promised at a public forum in Minot last week to work for more federal resources to fight an opioid crisis. Republicans Sen. John Hoeven and Congressman Kevin Cramer say they plan to do the same. While members of North Dakota’s congressional delegation agree about ...

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Traffic moves across the Broadway Bridge Thursday afternoon while contractors remove the median.

Broadway traffic shifts to southbound lanes

The Broadway Bridge Project traffic flow shifted Thursday as crews closed the east side of Broadway at the Central Avenue intersection. Demolition is to start soon on the northbound bridge. Lunda Construction and its subcontractors planned to switch Broadway traffic over to head-to-head flow ...

CRAMER: Statement on the President’s Approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline

March 24, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Kevin Cramer issued the following statement today after the Trump Administration granted a federal permit authorization for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Since entering Congress in 2013, Cramer has been a leading advocate for ...

Health plan shifts expanded Medicaid cost to ND

A medical assistance program that serves nearly 20,000 North Dakotans faces potential changes under a Republican health plan introduced in the U.S. House in February. Maggie Anderson, medical services director overseeing the Medicaid division in the North Dakota Department of Human Services, ...

Rivers begin to rise

The Souris and Des Lacs rivers are on the rise. So too is the amount of water being released from Lake Darling. However, the latest projections from the National Weather Service say the amount of snowmelt runoff expected to enter both river systems should not cause any major problems in the ...

House GOP abruptly pulls troubled health care bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders have abruptly pulled their troubled health care overhaul bill off the House floor, short of votes and eager to avoid a humiliating defeat for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., withdrew the legislation after Trump ...

Belser

Woman sentenced for intending to deal heroin

A 34-year-old Vacaville, Calif., woman will serve three years in prison for intending to deal heroin in Minot last Christmas and for bail jumping. According to court records, Carmen Alise Belser pleaded guilty to one count of possession of heroin with intent to deliver, a Class A felony, and ...

NDPC announces new awards program

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Petroleum Council has a new awards program that will recognize individuals for outstanding achievements within and on behalf of the industry. In this inaugural year for these awards, nominations will be sought in three categories: Excellence in Safety Award The ...