Local News

Matter of perspective

Ward County’s sheriff candidates both tout experience as a reason people should vote for them. Ward County’s state’s attorney candidates both want a well run prosecutor’s office but would come at it from different angles. Candidates for sheriff and state’s attorney shared their ...

Favorable winter remains likely

The latest three-month weather outlook, issued by the Climate Prediction Center Thursday, concludes that North Dakota has a greater than average change of above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation this winter. Mike Halpert, deputy director of the CPC, hosted a national ...

Miss Rodeo North Dakota 2019 crowned

Kara Bernston of Kulm was crowned Miss Rodeo North Dakota 2019, and will serve as lady-in-waiting until the first of the year. First runner-up was Callee Jo Schmidt of Flasher. The 2019 Miss Rodeo North Dakota Pageant was held in Minot Oct. 4-7, during the Badlands Circuit Finals rodeo hosted ...

Cynthia Wilder no longer appealing life sentence in murder conspiracy case

Former Minot kindergarten teacher Cynthia Louise Wilder, 28, has withdrawn her appeal to the State Supreme Court in her murder conspiracy case. Wilder was sentenced in May to life without parole for helping her husband, Richie Edwin Wilder Jr., plan the brutal stabbing murder of his ex-wife, ...

Randy Morse, Minot, charged with delivery of oxycodone

Randy Clyde Morse, 26, Minot, is charged with delivery of oxycodone on April 12, 2016, in Minot. Morse told Judge Doug Mattson at a hearing in district court on Thursday that he has visited with an attorney but was unable to afford attorney fees. Mattson denied his application for a ...

Ethan Harvey, Minot, charged with terrorizing, trespass, criminal mischief

Ethan Richard Harvey, 29, Minot, is accused of trespassing at a relative’s residence in Ward County, screaming threats at the relatives when he was arrested, and punching a vehicle at the residence and causing more than $2,000 damage on Oct. 12. Harvey had also texted a threat to the relative ...

Tiffany Canales, Minot, sentenced for assaulting husband

Tiffany Ann Canales, 30, Minot, also known by her maiden name, Tiffany Ann Thunderhawk, pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of Class A misdemeanor simple assault on Thursday in district court in Minot. She was originally charged with Class C felony aggravated assault following a fight with ...

Blake Lund, two time terrorizing suspect, fails to appear for court hearing

Blake Cody Lund, 37, Minot, charged with two terrorizing incidents in September, has until Monday at noon to appear in court or a judge will issue a no bond bench warrant and order his bond forfeited. Lund failed to appear for a scheduled probable cause hearing in one of his cases on ...

HUD report shows Minot a leader among NDR grant disbursals

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has released its two-year expenditure analysis for the 13 National Disaster Resilience grantees and reports that Minot ranks second in progress toward becoming a more resilient city. Springfield, Massachusetts, has utilized 37.89 percent ...

Preserving public lands

“Our focus is solely on public lands and conservation of those lands. We are trying to keep wild lands wild,” explained Jack Sorum, Minot, a member of the recently formed North Dakota Chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers. The loss of public lands, which are open for a variety of uses ...

Different perspectives in District 5

District 5 candidates from both political parties place a high priority on representing Minot’s best interests in the Legislature as they vie for the district’s two House seats and Senate seat in the Nov. 6 election Jay Fisher, retired director of the NDSU North Central Research Extension ...

Minot State to host Take Back the Night event

Minot State University’s Title IX/Keep U Safe program, in collaboration with the Minot State University Student Social Work Organization and Domestic Violence Crisis Center, will host their annual Take Back the Night rally tonight at 7 p.m. Participants will meet outside the Minot State ...

Terrance Johnson, Minot, charged with burglary, theft of property

Terrance Dale Johnson, 48, Minot, is charged with burglarizing Swartout Auto Salvage in Surrey on July 3 and of stealing a 2014 Honda Pioneer ATV from inside a locked shop building. According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Johnson had a motor home parked on the north side ...

Robert Hindman, Minot, charged with driving drunk with 2-year-old in the car

Robert Steven Hindman, 51, Minot, is accused of driving drunk with his 2-year-old son in the car on Tuesday evening. Hindman is charged with a Class A misdemeanor in district court in Minot. According to the probable cause affidavit filed with the court, a North Dakota Highway Patrol ...

Shawn Vallie, Belcourt, sentenced for simple assault

Shawn Lee Vallie, 39, Belcourt, was given a 360 day suspended sentence and two years of supervised probation Wednesday for assaulting a woman in Minot during a domestic altercation on April 1. The charge was originally Class C felony aggravated assault, but Vallie pleaded guilty to a Class A ...

State dismisses child abuse charge against Michael Carlsten, Minot

The state has dismissed a Class C felony child abuse charge against Michael John Carlsten, 38, of Minot, but Carlsten is scheduled to go to trial on Jan. 25, 2019, on a Class A misdemeanor charge of lying to police. Carlsten had been charged following an Aug. 5 incident. According to court ...

No bond bench warrant issued for Skye Miller, St. John

Skye Jordan Dakota Miller, 26, St. John, risks owing the state $10,000 for an unsecured bond after he failed to make a court appearance in district court in Minot on Wednesday. Judge Doug Mattson issued a no bond bench warrant for Miller. Mattson said he’ll consider whether to require ...