Local News

Remembering veterans

The sun was brightly shining Saturday as volunteers went to work placing 1,010 wreaths for veterans at Rosehill Memorial Park for Wreaths Across America Day, which is nationally celebrated each December. Minot American Legion Post No. 26 and Minot Civil Composite Squadron, coordinated by ...

Developing & revitalizing Minot

Real estate developers James C. “Jim” Jensen and Dean Caldwell left their mark on Minot for present and future generations. Jensen died Aug. 27, 2018, and Caldwell died Dec. 5, 2018. Jensen, owner of Signal Realty, a Minot real estate company he and the late L.J. “Bud” Kalmbach ...

Ward County 4-H members compete at ‘Early Bird’ Archery Shoot

MADDOCK – Four Ward County 4-H members traveled to Maddock for the “Early Bird”Archery shoot held Dec. 8 at the Benson County Event Center. Categories are split up by age and type of bow the individual uses. Ages include Beginner, who are ages 8 to 10; Junior, ages 11 to 13; and Senior, ...

Proposed Camp Grafton expansion discussed

BISMARCK – Leaders of the North Dakota National Guard (NDNG) and the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association (NDSA) met Wednesday evening to discuss landowners’ concerns surrounding the proposed Camp Grafton expansion. Maj. General Al Dohrmann, N.D. National Guard adjutant general, and ...

North Central Marketing Club to hold annual meeting

The North Central Marketing Club will hold its annual meeting Monday at 8 a.m. at the North Central Research Extension Center, Minot. The organization provides an opportunity to participate in group educational activities for the purpose of gaining a better understanding of alternative ag ...

Cattle Handling Workshop & Beef Quality Assurance Certification planned

STANLEY – A Cattle Handling Workshop and Beef Quality Assurance Certification is planned for Feb. 26, 2019, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Mountrail County Fair Building in Stanley. The workshop will feature Curt Pate who will demonstrate low stress cattle handling techniques both on foot and ...

Taxes trend higher in Ward County

With some rare exceptions, Ward County taxpayers will see higher mill levies and, in most cases, higher taxes when their tax statements begin arriving this coming week. The Ward County Auditor’s Office reported tax statements have begun going out to property owners. Residents of the city ...

Zoo work progressing

Construction is advancing on the buildings in the new habitats for lions and tigers at Roosevelt Park Zoo in Minot. The new habitats are being constructed simultaneously. Jennifer Kleen, Minot Zoo Crew executive director, said the structures are up and enclosed for both the tigers and lions. ...

Enjoy Holiday Train’s visit but be careful by the tracks

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is coming to Minot today at 6:30 p.m. The show will take place at the Main Street railroad crossing, next to the old Soo Line depot and is a great way to celebrate the holidays and help your neighbors in need. All proceeds will go to the Minot Area Homeless ...

Williston man injured in truck rollover

A 42-year-old Williston man was injured when a tire burst on the loaded concrete truck he was driving and he lost control of the vehicle, went into the ditch, struck a power pole and rolled the truck onto its driver’s side in McKenzie County on Thursday. Alexis Ceballos was flown to Trinity ...

SRJB warns public to stay off river in project area

As construction work continues through the winter on the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project, the safety and integrity of the ice along the Mouse River within the city of Minot has been compromised. Placement of rip rap along the river has weakened the ice and created unsafe ...

Minot Camera Club members place in photo contest

Minot Camera Club winners received People’s Choice awards this month. Steve Silseth won first place in the color print category with a photo is “Dark Eyed Junko.” Richard Debertin of Berthold won in the altered reality print category with a photo entitled “Into the Color.” Richard ...

Jeremy Feller charged with assaulting girlfriend, drug offenses

Jeremy Bryan Feller, 32, is accused of assaulting his girlfriend during a domestic dispute on Oct. 31 at the Guest Lodge in Minot. Feller is charged with a Class A misdemeanor in district court in Minot. According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Feller had accused the ...

Pedestrian safety

BURLINGTON – Concerned about safety as their city grows, Burlington residents are looking for funding for a proposed pedestrian bridge across U.S. Highway 2 & 52. The City of Burlington has submitted an application to Ward County, requesting sponsorship of its request for up to $200,000 ...

El Nino creep continues

It keeps creeping toward reality. Tantalizing. Teasing. The Climate Prediction Center continued their El Nino watch in their monthly update issued yesterday. The watch has been in effect for several months as El Nino conditions persist but have yet to reach what all indicators point to a ...

Higher temps to continue

Our unseasonably warm weather is about to get even better. Forecasters say temperatures well above normal can be expected to last at least through next Friday. “It is going to be warm and there’s no precipitation in the forecast for the foreseeable future,” said Bill Abeling, National ...

TGU voters reject school bond issue

Voters in the Towner-Granville-Upham school district resoundingly rejected an $8.9 school bond issue on Tuesday. Unofficial results show that 693 voters voted against the bond issue and 439 people voted in favor of it. The bond issue had a 38.7 percent approval rate and needed 60 percent or ...

Kirk Wilkie, Devils Lake, sentenced for stealing vehicle, fleeing police

Kirk Monte Wilkie, 29, Devils Lake, was sentenced Thursday to one year in jail, all suspended but the 39 days he has already served, and three years of supervised probation for stealing a Jeep Patriot from the M&H Gas Station in Minot on Nov. 5 and fleeing from police at speeds up to 112 ...