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Merger talks continue

Early research shows a potential cost savings in the merger of the Minot and Ward County public libraries. However, a committee investigating a possible merger determined the cost savings over the short-term might not be significant for taxpayers, particularly if it comes with less state aid ...

What sustains our daily lives?

The Northwest Arts Center at Minot State University announces two new exhibitions opening Oct. 19 that ask fundamental questions about society and perception. The sculptural work of ceramicist Wansoo Kim presents a dual notion of what we see and what is hidden from us, while painter Hooshang ...

Concrete grinding to begin this week in three downtown Minot locations

Crews will be working in three areas of downtown Minot this week to conduct concrete grinding. The work is expected to begin Wednesday morning and will include flagging traffic through the work areas. “This warranty work is designed to correct the scaling issues we’re seeing with some ...

William Adams, Minot, sentenced for intent to distribute meth

William Warren Adams, 58, Minot, was sentenced last week to five years in prison, with a requirement that he serve three years, for intent to distribute methamphetamine in July. He was sentenced to 30 months in prison for possession of drug paraphernalia, concurrent with the first ...

Matthew Gibney, Minot, charged with delivery of meth

Matthew James Gibney, 47, Minot, is charged with Class B felony delivery of methamphetamine on Saturday in Minot and Class B misdemeanor possession of marijuana and Class B misdemeanor possession of marijuana paraphernalia. Gibney allegedly sold an ounce of methamphetamine for $900 to a ...

Samantha Pine, Lana Hudson, Minot, charged with shoplifting from Scheels

Samantha Erin Pine, 20, and Lana Denise Hudson, 20, both of Minot, are each accused of shoplifting a large amount of clothing from Scheels at Dakota Square Mall in Minot on Sept. 6. Both are charged with Class C felony theft of property in district court in Minot. According to the probable ...

Dates set for Medicare Part D enrollment event

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Insurance Department will be hosting a series of nine, statewide Medicare Part D annual enrollment events, including events in Minot on Oct. 25 and 26. “Over the last few years, the level of participation in Minot has been higher than in any other community,” ...

Goose management concludes Wednesday on golf course

A special flock reduction hunt of Canada geese is taking place at the Souris Valley Golf Course until noon on Wednesday. The hunt is being done by approved area volunteers. Hunters are required to follow all North Dakota Game and Fish regulations, U.S. Fish and Wildlife regulations and rules ...

From rescue to star

Everyone has a story to tell, both human and animal, and sometimes someone’s story inspires someone else to tell what they heard for others to hear. For Katherine Pendergast, pen name Kat Socks, her inspiration was a rescue dog named Pickles. Pickles the dog faced a lonely life. Sent to the ...

Reid honored as NDPC Distinguished Leader

BISMARCK – Scott Reid, of Nabors Drilling, has led Nabors in North Dakota throughout the growth of the Bakken. A native of Kenmare, Reid is the area manager for Nabors Drilling in Williston and manages operations in North Dakota and Montana. He has worked in the drilling industry for 35 ...

Out and about in Minot

The long days of summer have come and gone and while Minot is waiting to see its first significant snowfall of the season, residents are out enjoying the snowless weather while it lasts. There were plenty of events around the city Saturday to get residents out of the house. A variety of ...

District 3: Voters face choices in Nov. 6 election

As teachers in area schools, the District 3 Democrat-NPL candidates bring a strong education focus to the race for four-year terms in the North Dakota Legislature. Conservative principles are at the forefront of the campaign by the District 3 Republican team, while the lone independent ...

ND oil & gas production, producing wells’ numbers at all-time highs

BISMARCK – Oil and gas production continues on the rise in the North Dakota oil patch with more all-time highs Lynn Helms, director of the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources, reported Friday the state pumped out more than 1.291 million barrels of oil a day in August. The previous ...

75th Anniversary

Seventy-five years ago, on Nov. 14, 1944, Martin Cross packed a small suitcase and headed for a meeting in Denver, Colorado. He had just been elected as chairman of the Three Affiliated Tribes in North Dakota. Little did he know that he was about to become a founding member of a national ...

Public invited to tour new Governor’s Residence on Tuesday

BISMARCK – The public is invited to attend a partial tour of the new North Dakota Governor’s Residence in Bismarck from 2-7 p.m. Tuesday to get an up-close look at the nearly completed project. Staff will provide tours of the residence’s formal space on the east side facing the Capitol ...

Out with the old, in with the new

Residents who turned out to share their thoughts on the future of Minot’s landfill leaned heavily in favor of saying it’s time to develop a new facility farther away from the city. The Minot City Council continues to take public comment prior to taking up the topic at a meeting later this ...

Fantastic Floral Fridays

Students in Carissa Fournier’s Fundamentals of Art class at Minot High School - Central Campus have been brightening the school this year. Each Friday is “Fantastic Floral Friday” when the students deliver works of art to a staff member. By the end of the year, the students will have ...

Dog day at Trinity Homes

Trinity Homes paired with the Souris Valley Animal Shelter on Oct. 12 to host a Dog Show for residents to enjoy. The show began with two volunteers of the Humane Society introducing themselves and their animal tag along, Compass, to the audience. Lois Zahn, volunteer services coordinator, ...

Edwin Zuck, Douglas, sentenced to prison for criminal vehicular injury

A 34-year-old Douglas man will spend about 16 months in prison for driving drunk on May 12, 2017, and injuring the passengers in his car. One child passenger had to be airlifted to Fargo with internal injuries following the accident. Edwin Emery Zuck pleaded guilty to the Class C felony ...

Rock Vanzandt, Minot, sentenced for criminal trespass

Rock Bennett Vanzandt, 55, Minot, was sentenced Thursday to one year in prison, all suspended but the 49 days he already served, and two years of supervised probation for trespassing at his girlfriend’s house on April 17. Vanzandt pleaded guilty to a Class C felony in district ...