Local News

Apartment comes down after 108 years

The demolition of the The Virginia apartments near the intersection of Burdick Expressway on Broadway Wednesday closes the book on a piece of Minot history. It also opens the door to new development, expected to begin this fall or next spring. https://youtu.be/fPfqMf9s7B8 The Virginia, ...

Young athlete sets records

A 13-year-old Carpio youth is a national track-and-field champion after competing in the 35th annual Adaptive Sports USA Junior Nationals in Fort Wayne, Indiana, in July. Sam Winter finished first in eight events in his category, setting a record for discus and breaking the records for javelin ...

Rural flood protection program under fire

A Towner rancher upset over appraisals in a rural flood protection program brought his complaint Tuesday to a legislative committee, which also heard from program administrators that the solution would require more state money. “We are very frustrated, very disappointed with the program,” ...

Heitkamp meets with U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp on Wednesday met privately with U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the nominee to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court, for about 75 minutes in her office. (No sound with first video) https://youtu.be/UBXgjULNiN0 Sen. Heidi Heitkamp's ...

Minot High teachers win awards at CTE conference

The marketing education and the health sciences education programs at Minot High School received the Director’s Award of Excellence during the Department of Career and Technical Education Professional Development Conference in Bismarck last week. The marketing education program was recognized ...

Bob Wefald receives Defense Department honor

FARGO – Bob Wefald, past North Dakota Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve chairman, was the recipient of the Department of Defense’s Seven Seals Award, the broadest and most exclusive award given by ESGR. The award was presented during a luncheon sponsored by the North Dakota Navy ...

David Brainard, Minot, sentenced to jail for criminal mischief charge

David Andrew Brainard, 28, will serve 90 days in jail and three years of supervised probation and pay $9,069 in restitution for damaging a southeast Minot home on April 27. Brainard went to the southeast Minot home and pounded on and broke windows and damaged the siding and lawn furniture ...

Sentencing date set for Travis Larson, Minot

Sentencing has been set for Aug. 31 before Judge Todd Cresap for Travis Joel Larson, 40, Minot, who is charged with sexually assaulting a 17-year-old boy in June 2017, according to court records. Larson is charged with Class C felony sexual assault. According to the probable cause affidavit ...

State files to dismiss animal neglect charge against Fugeman

The state has filed to dismiss a Class A misdemeanor animal neglect charge against Vincent Michael Fugeman, 36, Minot. Fugeman had been accused of keeping too many animals in his home, which was in poor condition. According to the probable cause affidavit filed with the court, there were five ...

Kenneth Malsom, Minot, charged with stalking

Kenneth William Malsom, 58, Minot, is charged with Class A misdemeanor stalking in district court in Minot. He is scheduled to make an appearance in district court before Judge Richard Hagar on Aug. 27. Malsom allegedly violated a court order by trespassing on property on several different ...

Souris Valley United Way kicks off 2018 campaign

Souris Valley United Way announces it has kicked-off its 2018 campaign with a Rise and Shine impact breakfast with their local leadership businesses. With community members and business support, a campaign goal of $675,000 is hoped to be reached by Jan. 31, 2019. “We all know someone who ...

Tribe receives $1M to install wind turbine

FORT TOTTEN – The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $1 million to help the Spirit Lake Tribe install a wind turbine, Sen. John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced Wednesday. The tribe ...

Trinity Health providers earn high quality scores

Trinity Health physicians have earned a “Grade A” for providing quality services that are high in value, according to a press release. A recent quality scorecard from Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota shows providers in Trinity’s care system scored the maximum number of points in ...

YWCA Minot is taking their fundraising to new heights

On Aug. 25, YWCA Minot will be hosting the first-ever rappelling fundraising event in Western North Dakota. Over the Edge YWCA Minot is presented by the Little Chicago Pub District. Through a partnership with Over The Edge Global, participants will be rappelling off the Parker Suites building ...

Tioga drone camp receives accreditation

TIOGA – On Saturday the Tioga Economic Development and Enel Green Power North America Drone Camp for Kids! event became the first STEM accredited event in the state of North Dakota and one of only a handful in the nation. Tioga’s two-day event last weekend instructed 56 students in ...

Ceremony set for Aug. 23 to celebrate 10th anniversary of Drug Court

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the North Central Judicial District’s adult drug court, a celebration ceremony will be held on Aug. 23, at 9 a.m. at the Ward County Administrative Building, according to a press release from the North Dakota Department of Corrections. North Dakota ...

State funds needed to keep local projects moving

A legislative committee heard about Minot’s need for more money to advance the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection and Northwest Area Water Supply projects at a meeting in Minot Tuesday. Jason Zimmerman, Souris Basin representative on the State Water Commission told the North Dakota ...

A day of giving

After a two year hiatus, Minot’s Bob Gross is back to give away backpacks to area children in honor of his late nephew DaySun Gross. The event, aptly named DaySun’s Day of Giving, will be held Friday at the DaySun Gross memorial bench at Minot’s Roosevelt Park. DaySun was killed in a ...

Defense investments

North Dakota’s congressional delegation is pleased with President Trump signing the bipartisan defense bill into law that supports Minot Air Force Base’s nuclear mission. The 2019 National defense Authorization Act has funding for B-52 and intercontinental ballistic missile modernization ...