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Summer heats up at Minot’s RibFest

The pits were fired up, lemonade was flowing and live music played in the distance Friday and Saturday evenings as Minoters headed to the North Dakota State Fairgrounds for Minot’s RibFest. The event offered live music Friday from the Missing Lynx followed by Top Dead Center and Saturday ...

‘Image maker’ event set

BISMARCK – Shane Balkowitsch of Bismarck is a self-taught “image maker” and one of the fewer than 1,000 wet plate collodion artists around the world. Wet plate photography is a Victorian photographic method dating back to the 19th century and involves preparing a glass plate with ...

Honoring the past

ALEXANDER – Clay Jenkinson from the Thomas Jefferson Hour will be the special guest speaker at the Lewis and Clark Trail Museum’s 50th anniversary celebration June 29 beginning at 4 p.m. Jenkinson has portrayed several different historical figures including Meriwether Lewis in ...

Ward County Achievement Days start Monday

Nearly 240 Cloverbud and 4-H members will be in Minot for the 87th Annual Ward County 4-H Achievement Days on Monday, June 17, through Thursday, June 20, displaying their talents and skills they have been perfecting during the past year. Ward County 4-H Achievement Days at the North Dakota ...

Last hepatitis case against Trinity appealed to ND Supreme Court

A plaintiff whose late wife had been infected with Hepatitis C is appealing his lawsuit against Trinity Health to the North Dakota Supreme Court. Mark Krebsbach, who is represented by the Bakke Grinolds Wiederholt firm in Bismarck, is asking the court to reverse the judgment against him in ...

ND oil, gas production remains high

BISMARCK – North Dakota’s oil production showed only a slight dip in April, the most recent figures available. In April, the state produced 1,391,188 barrels of oil a day, a drop of 572 barrels compared to March when the state produced 1,391,760 barrels of oil a day. The all-time high ...

Three area graduates are state FFA officers

Three recent high school graduates from the Minot area have been elected as state FFA officers. Ben Van Berkom, who graduated this spring from Des Lacs-Burlington, was elected president. Christina Bingham, who graduated this spring from Max High School, was elected state secretary. Hannah ...

Ward County 4-H members place at state 4-H Meats Judging Contest

The Ward County 4-H meats judging teams were well represented at the state 4-H Meats Judging Contest on June 6 at North Dakota State University in Fargo. Meats judging has several categories that the youth are judged on: identification of retail meat cuts, determination of quality of carcass ...

Equinor donates to first responders in the Bakken

WILLISTON – Equinor, an international energy company, is donating over $22,000 to emergency management services in McKenzie, Mountrail and Williams counties. “Equinor has built its business on a strong foundation of community trust, collaboration and stewardship. This donation signifies ...

Ervin Sampson Jr. sentenced for intent to deliver oxycodone

Ervin Leon Sampson Jr., 20, Detroit, Mich., was sentenced in district court in Stanley to two years in prison, with a requirement that he serve 220 days, for intent to deliver oxycodone in the New Town area in March. Sampson will receive credit for 85 days already served in jail, plus 12 days ...

More information about arrest of Daniel Dumas; Mildred Bintliff not located

A police affidavit provides more details about the arrest of Daniel Norman Dumas, 29, who is accused of intent to deliver methamphetamine, heroin and a Schedule II controlled substance early Thursday. According to the affidavit, police stopped a vehicle driven by Mildred Bintliff, 20, on ...

Patrol: Man struck and killed by oncoming vehicle when he chased dog

A 23-year-old Minot man was struck by an oncoming car and killed Thursday night near Ryder when he got out of a van to chase after a dog that had gotten loose and was running across Highway 28, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. The name of the man has not yet been ...

Hundreds of lots keep city mowing crews moving

Tasked with hundreds of properties to keep mowed this summer, the City of Minot Street Department has been staying on the go. “It’s nonstop,” Public Works Director Dan Jonasson said. “We have gotten through most everything once. We are going through everything twice.” The city ...

Sustainable Minot logo released, participation goals raised

The Minot Environmental Policy Group has released the logo for the Sustainable Minot program and revised its participation goals amid higher than anticipated interest. “This was a new project and concept for Minot residents, so we set what we felt was a comfortable and achievable goal of 50 ...

Garrison Dam to use spillway gates to meet release goals

RIVERDALE – Spillway gates at Garrison Dam are scheduled to be raised Monday as the Corps of Engineers evacuates rising water from Lake Sakakawea. It will mark only the third time in the history of the reservoir, which reached operational level in 1955, that the release gates will be ...

New statewide radio system could debut in Minot

Minot could become the first community to roll out the new Statewide Interoperable Radio Network for emergency response. Ward County’s 911 Committee is recommending the county invest in equipment to position itself to be ready to go. The new system will address issues of incompatibility ...