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Scott Nelson paints the stories of WWII veterans

Scott Nelson started interviewing World War II veterans and painting their stories nearly 20 years ago. He’s loaned many of his World War II paintings to the Dakota Territory Air Museum in Minot. Most recently, Nelson, who farms and ranches in the Solen area in southwest North Dakota, ...

Minot High School and Our Redeemer’s Christian School seniors graduate

Photos by Shyanne Belzer/MDN (TOP LEFT) Minot High students listened carefully as their chosen speaker, Chad Gifford, and fellow graduating students gave speeches before all would walk the aisle to receive their diplomas, (BOTTOM LEFT) As in tradition for Minot High School’s graduations, ...

Trees planted at MSU in memory of World War I vets

The importance of memory was celebrated Friday at Minot State University along with two students, Henry Finn and Fred Otis Cooper, who gave their lives 100 years ago during World War I. “It’s so important to remember and if you don’t institutionalize the memory, it often gets lost,” ...

Area native to share writings at events in region

Berwick native Joann (Peterson) Kenzy has turned years of memories and contemplations into what she calls “Longfellow-style short stories” on a wide collection of topics. Kenzy, a freelance writer currently living in Los Angeles, will be sharing her poetry at five area venues in June. Her ...

Minot Variety Show changed to June 5

The Minot Variety Show has been changed to Tuesday, June 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Oak Park Theater, Minot. It was scheduled for tonight at 7 in the theater.

City’s historic properties

Fifteen properties in Minot are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. They are, according to NRHP: – Soo Line Passenger Depot, 11 N. Main Street. Added: 1978. Historic significance: Event and architecture/engineering. Architect: William Kenyon. Area of significance: ...

Properties on National Register part of Minot’s history

When the City of Minot was making plans for the future of Home Sweet Home, where a gift shop business operated for a number of years on Fourth Avenue Northwest, Lorna Meidinger, architectural historian officer for the state, was called in to look over the property. “Any time federal dollars ...

Help wanted

A backlog of cases in the Ward County Veterans Service Office is expected to prompt another request at county budget time for more staffing. John Crosby, the county’s part-time veterans service officer, said he plans to revive his request for a second part-time officer – a request that ...

Helping save pollinators

Xcel Energy is supporting the fight to save pollinators like honey bees and monarch butterflies to produce fruit and seeds. On Wednesday, Xcel Energy crews planted a pollinator habitat around its new substation being built southeast of Minot. “While we have more than 30 active and ...

Coffee with a Cop event to be held Thursday at Broadway Bean and Bagel

The Minot Police Department, in partnership with Broadway Bean and Bagel at 1701 South Broadway, will host a Coffee with a Cop event from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at Broadway Bean and Bagel. The police department also participated in the past two national annual Coffee with a Cop events held ...

Turtle Mountain Reservation to receive $1M for water infrastructure

BELCOURT – The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Reservation has been awarded $1 million in federal funds to improve and rebuild its water system so it delivers clean water to those living on the reservation. Senators Heidi Heitkamp and John Hoeven announced the grant funds on Friday. The ...

Hearing on US Highway 85 project set for Thursday

WATFORD CITY – A public hearing will be held Thursday, May 31, in City Hall in Watford City to discuss the draft environmental impact statement for the proposed U.S. Highway 85 project. The hearing will use an open house format beginning at 5 p.m., with formal presentations beginning at ...

Two Eagle Scout ceremonies set for May 29

On Tuesday, May 29, Boy Scout Troop 425 of Minot will celebrate Hudson Dahly and Carter Gage becoming their 90th and 91st Eagle Scouts during a 6:30 p.m. Eagle Court of Honor. The ceremonies will be held at the Big 4 Scout Camp, 900 54th Street NW, just west of Minot on Ward County Road 17 ...

Backing business

Suggestions to cash in the MAGIC Fund and to empower local businesses were among economic development proposals coming from Minot mayor candidates Thursday. Shaun Sipma, Tim Mihalick and Nancy Bommelman took questions and debated answers at a candidate forum sponsored by the Minot Daily News ...

Eight training graduates join Minot Fire Department

Eight new firefighters will take their places with the Minot Fire Department next week after graduating Friday from an eight-week training. A graduation ceremony was held at the fire station on 10th Street Southwest with family, friends and representatives of the department, city council and ...

ND drought conditions persist

Soil moisture content has improved in some areas of North Dakota, but it hasn’t in others. In fact, says the latest edition of the United States Drought Monitor, drought conditions persist in the north-central portion of the state. Drought Monitor statistics released earlier this week ...

Daniel Gade to speak at Minot’s Memorial Day program

Retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Daniel Gade, currently senior advisor with the U.S. Department of Labor, will give the address at Minot’s Memorial Day program on Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the original Veterans Section in Rosehill Memorial Park. Gade, a native of Minot, graduated from Minot High ...

Preliminary hearing set for June 28 for Gac

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 28 for a 50-year-old man accused of assaulting the Berthold Police Chief while resisting arrest on May 21. Garry David Gac Jr. is charged with aggravated assault - domestic violence, a Class C felony, simple assault on a peace officer, a Class C ...

Paul Henrikson, Minot, charged with fleeing police, reckless endangerment

A 48-year-old Minot man faces new charges of fleeing a police officer, a Class C felony, and reckless endangerment, a Class A misdemeanor, in district court in Minot. Paul Martin Henrikson was scheduled to make an appearance on the charges on Friday in district court. According to the ...

Man charged with sexually assaulting 14-year-old girl

A 21-year-old Minot man is accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in November 2017. Brenden Loren McCloud is charged with Class A felony gross sexual imposition in district court in Minot. McCloud was scheduled to make an initial appearance in district court on Friday. According ...