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Latest three-month weather outlook favors average temps for North Dakota

The weather for the Minot area is favored to fall within the normal range for seasonal temperatures through the end of July. The three-month outlook issued this week by the Climate Prediction Center says the central third of the United States, including North Dakota, is sandwiched between ...

ND congressional members comment on Mueller report

The U.S. Department of Justice released Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller’s report on Thursday. North Dakota’s congressional members commented on the release of the document. “We appreciate Attorney General Barr’s decision to release the report so that the Special Counsel’s ...

New kangaroo with joey at Minot’s Roosevelt Park Zoo

When a Cleveland zoo was getting ready to send an adult female kangaroo to Minot’s Roosevelt Park Zoo a few months ago, they had a surprise. A baby kangaroo, or joey, was in its mother’s pouch. “They were going through routine veterinary checks before her trip to North Dakota when they ...

Boom Slam! returns for more poetry fun and competition

Joe Davis is bringing Boom Slam! back to Minot to celebrate National Poetry Month and to give poets in Minot a chance to showcase their talent. Boom Slam! will take place April 28 at the MSU Beaver Dam. There will be a half hour social at 1:30 p.m. followed by the Boom Slam! at 2 p.m. Boom ...

Christopher Saenz, Minot, sentenced for criminal trespass

Christopher Michael Saenz, 24, was sentenced Thursday to 360 days in jail, all suspended but the 51 days he has already served, and one year of supervised probation for trespassing at his ex-girlfriend’s residence on June 4, 2018. Judge todd Cresap also ordered Saenz to have no contact with ...

Get hands on experience at Law Enforcement Exploring

The Minot Police Department and Ward County Sheriff Department will be sponsoring the Law Enforcement Post 9472 to give young men and women interested in a career in law enforcement a hands-on experience through the program. An open house will be held May 12 starting at 7 p.m. at the Minot ...

Tribal candidates elected to Dem-NPL offices

Two North Dakota tribal members were among those elected to the North Dakota Democratic-Nonpartisan League executive committee at the party’s reorganization meeting April 13 in Bismarck. Kylie Oversen, a former legislator, was elected party chair, a position she previously held until ...

Huber to be promoted to brigadier general

BISMARCK – Col. Jackie Huber will be promoted to brigadier general on Monday and become the second female general officer in the North Dakota Army National Guard’s history, according to a news release. Maj. Gen. Gigi Wilz became the first female general in the NDANG when she was promoted ...

Resolution promoting Legacy spending control turns into study

The North Dakota Senate gutted on Thursday a resolution aimed at raising the bar for spending Legacy Fund earnings, replacing it with an interim study on Legacy spending. The resolution’s sponsor, Minot native Rep. Corey Mock, D-Grand Forks, said he will encourage the House not to concur ...

Weapons possession can lead to arrests, fines in Minot

Several people have recently been found in violation of Minot’s ordinance regarding possession of certain weapons. Violations of the law can result in costly fines, jail time, or both. Section 23-67 of Minot’s Code of Ordinances, possession of certain weapons prohibited, reads that “No ...

ND company demonstrates building border wall

A North Dakota company demonstrated to members of Congress including Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-ND, and other officials on Tuesday how the private company can build more than 200 miles of border fence, on the southern border and at less money than the federal government says will cost for the ...

Awards celebrate outstanding leaders in ND tourism

The North Dakota Travel Industry Conference took place in Minot earlier this week at the Grand Hotel. The conference gave travel and tourism entities, promoters marketers and experienced providers from across North Dakota a chance to get together. “It’s a good opportunity for us to get ...

Farm Credit Services awards $7,500 to Ryder Senior Citizens

RYDER – Farm Credit Services of North Dakota awarded the Ryder Happy Hour Senior Citizens $7,500 as a recipient of the Pat-NOW Community Fund (PNCF). The grant funds will help replace old electrical wiring in their century-old building. Representatives from the Ryder Happy Hour Senior ...

Taube announces Student Art Show winners

The Annual North Dakota Juried Art Show has been taking place at the Taube Museum of Art since April 9. The 676 pieces on display were created by students from kindergarten through 12th grade from all across North Dakota. The pieces were judged by local artists for a variety of awards. This ...

High school trapshooting participants, programs continue to increase

It is a sport that is flying high. The proof of high school trapshooting’s rapid takeoff in North Dakota can be found at shooting ranges throughout the state. The impact of high school trapshooting at the Minot Gun Club has been nothing less than astounding. Area trapshooting teams ...

Population estimates show both expansion and contraction

Williams County led the nation in growth rate in the latest estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau today. Williams grew its population 5.9% between July 2017 and July 2018, while Ward County’s population fell 1%, according to the estimates. Among counties of 20,000 population or more, ...