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A Souris Basin Transportation van, parked near the state Capitol in Bismarck, will be employed in a new Minot-to-Bismarck route that launches Feb. 2.

Transit agency launches new inter-city service

A new bus service between Minot and Bismarck is set to launch Feb. 2. Souris Basin Transportation in Minot has announced it will be operating a bus line on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays. Minot has been without the bus service since Jefferson Lines quit running the route in June 2016. ...

Blue Alert confused many

It was a first for North Dakota and, at the very least, people were confused when a Blue Alert alarm sounded on their cell phones Thursday afternoon. The alert quickly raised the anxiety level for many throughout the state who had no idea what was happening or if any sort of danger was ...

Two residents join Minot City Council race

Two more Minot residents have announced plans to run for Minot City Council. Edward Montez, who had previously run for council last June, and Paul Pitner are circulating petitions to get on the city’s June 12 ballot. Pitner is a real estate agent and owner of Pitner Rain Gutters. A ...

Former Minot AFB missile wing commander closes career with U.S. nuclear agency

A former Minot Air Force Base missile wing commander who later became the first commander of Air Force Global Strike Command and then head of the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration is retiring from that agency. Frank G. Klotz, a retired Air Force lieutenant ...

Auction benefits Minot AFB service members, families

This year’s Prairie Warrior Association Auction, an event benefiting Minot Air Force Base programs and other activities, is set for Saturday, March 3, at the Minot Holiday Inn-Riverside. The evening includes live and silent auctions. Preview of merchandise begins at 5:30 p.m., with ...

Hung jury in trial on aggravated assault charge

There was a hung jury Friday in the trial of a Burlington man accused of strangling his girlfriend during a domestic dispute in October. Rafael Damion Larios, 26, went on trial Thursday on a charge of Class C felony aggravated assault - domestic violence. According to court filings, the ...

Watford City woman charged in Minot with child endangerment, drug possession

A 25-year-old Watford City woman is accused of exposing a 2-year-old child to illegal drugs early Friday morning in Minot. Jermeka Cassandra Rogers is charged with child endangerment, a Class C felony, possession of hydrocodone, a Class C felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia other ...

ND Parks to hold listening sessions

The North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department is working on a five-year strategic plan. The department is seeking input from the public in the form of four listening sessions being held across the state. “The purpose of these listening sessions is to gather input from recreational ...

Minot church to host Night to Shine prom

Minot First Church has announced that it will be among approximately 500 churches throughout the world that will host a Night to Shine Prom for people with special needs. Night to Shine is sponsored by the Tim Tebow foundation. Feb. 9 is the day that Minot First Church Assembly of God will ...

Snowshoeing event canceled

Due to this week’s warm weather, the Friends of the Souris Loop Refuges have had to cancel the snowshoeing expedition that had been scheduled for today. They do say though that it will be a good day to go hiking to see what the public lands have to offer.

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Council says no to pit bulls

Petitions are circulating for a ballot measure to end Minot’s breed-specific law after the Minot City Council voted 1-6 Wednesday against repeal of a pit-bull ban. Lianne Zeltinger began the petition drive at the conclusion of a more than three-hour meeting, at which the council acted on ...

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The Ward County Historical Society’s Pioneer Village Museum is pictured earlier this winter.

Pioneer Village dispute set for trial Jan. 30

The long running dispute over whether a museum will be permitted to remain on the North Dakota State Fairgrounds is still set for trial on Jan. 30, according to court records. A pretrial conference was held Thursday by telephone, according to Debra Hoffarth, the attorney for the Ward County ...

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As this 8-14 day temperature outlook shows, North Dakota is included in a large portion of the United States that is expected to experience near-normal temperatures during the period.

New winter weather outlook

What kind of weather can the Minot region expect for the remainder of winter? The latest long-range weather outlook issued by the Climate Prediction Center provides some interesting scenarios with the main focus on the influence of La Nina. La Nina is a cooling of Pacific Ocean temperatures, ...

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A Minot Air Force Base B-52H Stratofortress assigned to Air Force Global Strike Command touches down at RAF Fairford, England, Jan. 9, shown in this photo by Senior Airman J.T. Armstrong. The deployment of strategic bombers to RAF Fairford helps exercise the base as United States Air Forces in Europe’s forward operating location for bombers.

Global outreach

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – A contingency of B-52 bombers and airmen along with support equipment from Minot Air Force Base are in England for training. Last week about 300 airmen and four B-52 bombers along with support equipment deployed from Minot AFB to Royal Air Force Fairford in England. ...

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Council member Stephan Podrygula, right, speaks at Wednesday’s meeting as council members Shannon Straight and Lisa Olson listen at left.

Minot debates joining the hunt

Although feelings are mixed about hunting in city limits, the Minot City Council Wednesday agreed to draft and consider an ordinance that would regulate when and where hunting can be conducted. Bowhunting already has been occurring in the city because there has been no prohibition. The ...

2018 fossil dig dates announced

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Geological Survey announced the dates and locations for the 2018 public fossil dig program. “The media coverage our public digs received last summer has brought unprecedented attention to our program,” said Ed Murphy, state geologist. “We currently have a ...

NDDOT launches Track-A-Plow pilot program

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Transportation is launching a new pilot program this week called “Track-A-Plow.” The pilot program uses technology to track the location of designated state snowplows and provides the information to the public online. Forty-seven NDDOT ...

Mont. man dies in head-on crash

MANDAREE – A Montana man was killed when his pickup was struck head on by another pickup in the Mandaree area in McKenzie County on Wednesday. The North Dakota Highway Patrol said Luis Saldana, 19, Watford City, driving a 2017 Ford F-350 pickup was going west on the Bear Den Road from ...

St. John woman charged with fraudulent use of credit cards

A 47-year-old St. John woman is accused of using credit cards belonging to other people without authorization. Rhonda Mae McGillis is charged with three counts of Class C felony unauthorized use of personal identifying information and theft of property, a Class B misdemeanor, in district ...

Alleged meth dealer charged again, claims police are harassing him

A 30-year-old Minot man charged with his third Class B felony in a week claims that the police are harassing him. Craig Patrick Donohoe made an initial appearance on the Class B felony possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver charge in district court in Minot on Thursday. On ...