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MEA members vote against accepting contract offer

Minot Education Association members overwhelmingly rejected the last contract proposal presented to them by the Minot school board and negotiators want to return to the negotiating table. However, the school board president said Friday he thinks the time for negotiations are past and the board ...

Pressing issue at embankment

GARRISON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers offered two alternatives at a public meeting held here Wednesday evening. The first was to take no action. The second was to accept their water control plan modification. At issue is the difference in water levels in Lake Audubon on the east side ...

Trial in reckless endangerment case to be continued

A judge continued a trial originally scheduled to start next week for a man accused of firing shots at a car driving away from the Sports on Tap bar in Minot on July 30, 2017. Denzel Ray-Shawn Lawson, 25, is charged with two counts of Class C felony reckless endangerment. In an order ...

A day for military and their families

Active-duty and retired military members and their families enjoyed a free picnic meal during the annual Military Day at the Zoo on Friday in Roosevelt Park in Minot. The event is sponsored by the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Committee along with the Minot Park District, ...

Thor Lodge member elected as District IV cultural/publicity director

Submitted Photo Martha Elliott, a member of Thor Lodge in Minot, was elected as the District IV cultural/publicity director at the recent District IV Convention held in Bismarck. District IV consists of North Dakota, Montana, Alberta and Saskatchewan. Her duties will include helping the ...

Crime Beat

Brandon Chandler sentenced for intent to deal meth and heroin Brandon Lamont Chandler, 31, will serve about three years in prison, followed by three years of supervised probation, for intent to deal meth and heroin in Minot on April 3. He pleaded guilty to the two Class B felony charges in ...

Trinity Health has added two new physicians to its medical group

Dr. Ira Paul Michaelson is a board-certified gastroenterologist at Health Center-Medical Arts. A lifelong Boston area resident, Michaelson earned his medical degree at the University of Florence in Italy. He completed his internal medicine residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston; ...

Winter Counts presentation at L&C Interpretive Center

WASHBURN – Dakota Goodhouse, a Yanktonai and Hunkpapa Lakota will present “Winter Counts: A Pictographic Narrative of the American West” on Sunday, June 24, at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center. Visitors will learn about the Plains Indians recordkeeping tradition that transcends ...

Cramer calls farm bill a significant step for producers

WASHINGTON– Congressman Kevin Cramer called the passage Thursday of a farm bill in the U.S. House a significant step for producers.” “The Farm Bill is a marathon, but today’s success is a significant step towards long term certainty for our producers,” said Cramer. “Our ...

Plans for protection

Minot residents took a look at plans for two future phases of flood protection Wednesday at a meeting hosted by the Souris River Joint Board. Engineers provided explanations of the work proposed with the Maple Diversion and Northeast Tieback Levee. Design of the diversion is 20 percent ...

Focusing on waste

Replacing Minot’s landfill with a regionally run waste facility is the best solution to the city’s need for more disposal space, says Bob Hale, who offered the idea to a focus group Wednesday. Facing opposition from landfill neighbors, the City of Minot halted its landfill expansion plan ...

Investigation continues into Minot AFB machine gun recovered this week

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – An investigation is continuing into a Minot Air Force Base machine gun that Air Force Office of Special Investigations’ special agents recovered from an airman’s off-base residence this week. Special agents from Detachment 813 of the Air Force Office of Special ...

Celebrate World Giraffe Day at zoo on Saturday

If you would like to feed a giraffe or just learn more about giraffes, it will be possible during World Giraffe Day at Roosevelt Park Zoo in Minot on Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. All proceeds from the activities that day will go toward the zoo’s Change 4 Change Conservation Fund to directly ...

Wagon train to bring Old West back to life

District 1 of the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame is bringing the Old West back to life with a wagon train planned for this Saturday and again in July. “This is to get people involved,” said John Woodbury of Ross, chairman of District 1 NDCHF and president of the White Earth Saddle ...

Burgum applauds online tax measure

BISMARCK – Gov. Doug Burgum on Thursday applauded the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that online retailers can be required to collect sales taxes in states where they lack a physical presence, calling it a win for Main Street that levels the playing field between remote sellers and ...

Abortion survivor to share story

Melissa Ohden was just 14 when she learned she was a survivor of a failed saline infusion abortion in 1977. Oh-den will share her remarkable story at the fundraising banquet for Dakota Hope Clinic, Minot, on Sept. 17 in the State Fair Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served ...

WIC program seeks public input for planning

BISMARCK—The North Dakota Department of Health is requesting public input into the direction of the North Dakota Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) for the coming year. After the comment period, North Dakota WIC will develop goals and objectives in ...

FU Oil patrons vote to join Enerbase

VELVA – Patrons of Farmers Union Oil Co. of Velva have voted to merge their organization with Enerbase of Minot. A Farmers Union Oil spokesperson confirmed the vote Wednesday was affirmative. Interim manager Cam Erickson had stated last month that the company’s losses and financial ...

Dakota Boys and Girls ranch receives grant

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch received $1,500 from The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod through the Walter Ray Meyer Endowment, according to a press release. The donation will be used to support the costs of the greenhouse program on the campus in Minot. The grant is available because Meyer had ...