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Zoo visitors get different type experience in cold weather

The river otters have a ball sliding in the fresh snow or Amur tigers, snow and Amur leopards are outside getting some sun. They’re among a number of animals that can be seen outdoors in the winter at Minot’s Roosevelt Park Zoo. Besides the Visitor Center, the aviary and Discovery Barn are ...

Restricted airspace

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – Commercial, off-the-shelf remotely piloted aircraft, or drones, continue to be popular and increasing in numbers. Minot Air Force Base residents and area communities are reminded of the sUAS restrictions to prevent accidental violations of security sensitive ...

Wander the Taube, be social, and enjoy soup

Browse local art, enjoy an array of soups and bread, and help benefit the Taube Museum of Art in Minot on Feb. 23 at its annual Soup It Up Social fundraiser. The event will offer different soups to be served as guests roam around the Taube to see all the museum has to offer with the various ...

Winter Parent and Family Weekend planned at MSU

Minot State University will host its first ever Winter Parent and Family Weekend Thursday, Feb. 21 to Sunday, Feb. 24. Kevin Harmon, vice president for student affairs, said the university held a similar parent and family weekend in the fall, usually scheduled around a time when other events ...

Public information meeting on sewer project Feb. 25

The North Prairie Rural Water District will hold a public information meeting on a sewer expansion project at 7 p.m. Feb. 25 in the Bell School Gymnasium, Minot. Speakers will include the North Prairie Rural Water, the Minnesota Pump Works and First District Health Unit. – Andrea Johnson

Endowment fund accepting applications now

The Minot Community Endowment Fund is accepting applications from nonprofits. With a total of $64,000 available, the Advisory Committee is encouraging any projects or programs no matter the size to apply. Applications for the Minot Community Endowment Fund must be submitted online only by ...

Hearing planned on proposed ND 1804 improvements

WILLISTON – A public hearing on proposed improvements to N.D. Highway 1804 will be held Thursday from 5-7 p.m. in the Williston Community Library. The meeting will use an open house format with a formal presentation at 5:30 p.m. The proposed improvements to N.D. 1804 from Red Mike west to ...

Looking up

North Dakota’s oil and gas production has hit new all-time high records, according to preliminary figures. In December, the most recent statistics available, oil production reached 1.4 million barrels a day. The state also produced 2.65 billion cubic feet a day of natural gas. The most ...

ND congressional members back Trump on strengthening border security

Members of North Dakota’s congressional delegation said they support President Trump in his efforts to strengthen border security. On Friday, Trump declared a national emergency to get $8 billion to build the wall at the U.S. and Mexico border. He spoke at an event in the Rose Garden, ...

Men Rise Up

Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Minot wants to help men reconnect with their faith and about what it means to be a man of God. They are taking part in the Men Rise Up challenge, which individual men and churches all over the world will be participating in this spring. Church member ...

No pictures allowed

North Dakota House of Representatives legislation that may influence a bill working its way through the Senate, received a 74-16 vote from House members during the current legislative session this past Thursday afternoon. HB 1503 prohibits use of a device to “observe, record or photograph ...

Before or after Labor Day?

School board members discussed three drafts of the school calendar for 2019-2020 on Thursday and saw advantages and disadvantages to each. The first draft would call for school to start on Aug. 22 and for classes to end on May 20, with graduation on Memorial Day Weekend. The second draft ...

James Douglas, White Earth, sentenced for sexual imposition

James Earl Douglas, 47, White Earth, will serve 18 months in prison for punching and kicking his girlfriend and forcing her to perform oral sex on July 21, 2016. Douglas, who had originally been charged with Class AA felony gross sexual imposition, pleaded guilty in October to a reduced ...

Rihannon Whitebull, Minot, sentenced for delivery of heroin

Rihannon Marie Whitebull, 31, Minot, will serve about two years in prison for delivery of heroin on Dec. 1, 2017. Court records show that Whitebull pleaded guilty on Thursday to the Class B felony charge.The state dismissed two other Class B felonies under the terms of a plea deal. Judge ...

Dondarro Watts, Minot, charged with simple assault – domestic violence

Dondarro Jimnell Watts, 30, Minot, is charged with striking his girlfriend during a domestic violence altercation early Friday morning in Minot. He is charged with a simple assault - domestic violence, a Class A misdemeanor, in district court in Minot. According to a probable cause affidavit ...

Organizations merge to promote youth mental health

FARGO –Imagine Thriving has merged with Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota, which will bolster the combined organization’s youth outreach efforts, LSSND announced Thursday. The Imagine Thriving brand will serve as the umbrella title for LSSND’s community behavioral health ...