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How the sausage gets made

Every session, members of the Legislature vote on hundreds of bills. Some are a simple half page, while others run 10, 20 or 30 pages and address multiple parts of the Century Code. With a year-and-a-half to prepare between biennial sessions, legislators receive help from multiple entities ...

Minot man who visited Notre Dame Cathedral ‘shocked’ by news of fire

“I was shocked,” said Mike Pellenwessel of Minot when he learned on Monday that Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was burning. Fire broke out at the landmark cathedral in Paris on Monday. Pellenwessel and his son David Pellenwessel, then a student at Minot High School, were among a group ...

ND congressional delegation urges Congress to fix immigrant laws

North Dakota’s congressional delegation says immigration laws need to be fixed to secure the border but without reform, President Trump’s proposal to release illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities is a viable option. Trump said Friday he is strongly considering releasing detained ...

City offices closed Friday

City of Minot offices will be closed Friday in observance of the Good Friday holiday, including City Hall, Public Works and the Engineering Department. City transit buses will run their regular schedules on Friday. There will be no residential garbage collection on Friday. The next pickup ...

The Wellington to hold first Wellness Fair

Meridian Senior Living’s The Wellington Independent and Assisted Living will be hosting a Wellness Fair from 2:30-4 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, at The Wellington, 601 24th Avenue SW, Minot. The fair has extensive learning opportunities and is free and open to the public. The Wellness Fair ...

Area students won awards on Saturday at the Region 8 Speech Meet in Minot.

Area students won awards on Saturday at the Region 8 Speech Meet in Minot. Awards follow: Humorous interpretation: 1–Dillon Froshaug, Velva, state qualifier; 2–Nicholas Lanier, Nedrose, state qualifier; 3–Elizabeth Campanale, Westhope-Newburg, state qualifier; 4–Dalyce Leslie, Our ...

Little Chicago Pub District brings fun events, pub crawls to downtown Minot

Looking for a reason to attract more people downtown after the infrastructure project construction, Jon Lakoduk of The Tap Room thought of a St. Patrick’s Day pub crawl in 2017 that would unite downtown businesses and give people an incentive to come downtown. With a thirst for more, the ...

Skittle Skool gives kids tools to deal with ‘hidden dangers’

It’s harder than ever to be a teenager these days and educators want to help kids find ways of dealing with tough situations, said Stephanie Everett, public relations and marketing director/administrator in training for the Mountrail County Health Foundation/Mountrail County Health ...

ND oil, gas production declined in February

BISMARCK – North Dakota’s oil and gas production declined during the winter month of February, according to the most recent numbers available and released by state officials on Friday. In February, the state produced 1.335 barrels of oil a day. In January, the state produced 1.403 barrels ...

Minot strives for higher standard in public housing

Public housing in Minot, and generally across North Dakota, is in better condition than the national average, according to Minot Housing Authority Executive Director Tom Alexander. A recent inspection through U.S. Housing and Urban Development scored Minot’s public housing in the mid-90s, ...

Wrigley ready to get to work in second stint as U.S. Attorney

On Thursday, the U.S. Senate confirmed former North Dakota Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley to serve again as U.S. Attorney for the District of North Dakota. Wrigley served as lieutenant governor of North Dakota from 2010 to 2016 under then-Gov. Jack Dalrymple and as U.S. attorney for North Dakota from ...

Patrick Wagner, Minot, charged with setting off pipe bomb

Patrick Michael Wagner, 36, Minot, is accused of setting off a pipe bomb and starting a fire near 19th Street NE at 5:17 p.m. on Monday, April 7. He is charged in district court in Minot with Class B felony endangering by fire or explosion and Class C felony possession of a bomb. According ...

Terry Beaver Jr., Detroit, Mich., charged with delivery of oxycodone

Terry Lee Beaver Jr., 19, Detroit, Mich., is accused of selling oxycodone on two different occasions to a Ward County Narotics Task Force officer on Wednesday and Thursday. According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Beaver sold 13 oxycodone pills for $585 to the officer on ...

Volunteers of Boy Scouts in Minot honored

On March 30, members of the Boy Scouts of America in Minot gathered at the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge to recognize the many volunteers that have helped the Boy Scout Program succeed. Volunteers honored included Chad Parton, Evan Halden, Kevin Dahly, Jean Stieg, Officer Jacob Olson, Travis ...

Minot crews begin street sweeping

Crews from the City of Minot have begun the annual task of cleaning dirt and other debris that accumulated on city streets during the winter months. The crews spent two weeks sweeping major roadways, such as Burdick Expressway and Broadway, as well as islands, medians and ...

MSU holds concert in honor of missing and murdered Indigenous women

On Monday, the Minot State University Concert Choir will be pairing with MSU Singers to present “Not One Sparrow Is Forgotten: Music from the Northern Plains” in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall at 7:30 p.m. The concert is in conjunction with the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered ...

SkySkopes, Robot Aviation fly beyond line of sight in Norway

Through a partnership that spans across the Atlantic Ocean, two industry-leading Unmanned Aviation System companies successfully executed Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) commercial operations in Norway and look to bring them to the United States. “SkySkopes has flown BVLOS in numerous ...