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International Military Ball set for April 14

The annual International Military Ball, now in its 30th year, will be held Saturday, April 14, in the Grand Hotel in Minot. A formal black tie event, the event is sponsored by the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Committee and Minot Air Force Base. A social begins at 6 ...

Spring cleaning volunteers needed at music camp

Volunteers are needed to help open, clean and repair the 71 buildings of the International Music Camp campus in the International Peace Garden near Dunseith. Anchored by an all-volunteer group of adults, the weekend gives opportunities for camp patrons and families to lend their cleaning ...

Huey Lewis and The News and Alabama to perform at Hostfest

Hostfest has officially announced two more acts to their Great Hall of the Vikings lineup. Newly announced acts include American rock and roll band Huey Lewis and The News and the band that has changed Country music forever, Alabama. These acts join already announced Tanya Tucker and The ...

Attorney General outlines fraud investigation

Allegations of consumer fraud – not harassment and conspiracy – are behind an investigation of a Minot event organizer, North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said Wednesday. Stenehjem released information regarding an investigation into alleged violations of the consumer fraud laws ...

Man pleads not guilty to raping girl at gunpoint

A 20-year-old Belcourt man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to raping a 16-year-old girl at gunpoint in September 2016. Demitri Gourneau is charged with Class AA felony gross sexual imposition in district court in Minot. According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Gourneau, who ...

Woman sentenced for stealing puppy from pet store

A 25-year-old Berthold woman stole a puppy from Pet Parade in Minot on Tuesday evening. Tori Jean Francis pleaded guilty to Class A misdemeanor possession of stolen property in district court in Minot on Wednesday, according to court records. Judge Gary Lee sentenced her to 10 days in jail, ...

iMagicon brings national names to Minot

iMagicon, Minot’s comic/gaming convention, is back and expanding. With an eclectic focus on fandom, iMagicon has quickly grown to be a main attraction in Minot. This year’s event will be held April 27 through April 29 at the Holiday Inn-Riverside and features a collaborative of LAN ...

Westover is Horatio Alger Scholarship recipient

A senior at Minot High School-Magic City Campus is one step further on her way to medical school thanks to a $10,000 2018 Horatio Alger North Dakota State Scholarship. Alicia Westover said the scholarship will be a great help in paying for her studies at the University of North Dakota this ...

No changes yet at fatal intersection

How to improve safety at an intersection that was the scene of a fatal accident earlier this year remains in the planning stages. “It is still being evaluated in Bismarck,” said Jim Redding, Department of Transportation, Minot District. The DOT held a public meeting in Minot March 21 ...

Native American Hall of Honor seeks nominations

BISMARCK – The nomination process is now open for the North Dakota Native American Hall of Honor. Located in the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum in Bismarck, the Native American Hall of Honor is an annual program recognizing Native Americans who have gone above and beyond in ...

Man charged with beating woman, assaulting child

A 39-year-old Belcourt man is accused of beating and choking a woman on Sunday, preventing her from making an emergency phone call and assaulting a child during a domestic altercation, according to court documents. Shawn Lee Vallie is charged in district court in Minot with aggravated assault ...

Accused meth dealer charged

A 51-year-old Minot man is accused of intending to deal methamphetamine in Minot on Tuesday. Sande Dohnan Vanzandt is charged with a Class B felony in district court in Minot. According to the probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Vanzandt had been accused of a hit and run accident ...

Accused meth, heroin dealer charged

A 30-year-old Minot man is accused of intending to deal heroin and methamphetamine in Minot on Tuesday. Brandon Lamont Chandler is charged with two Class B felonies in district court in Minot, as well as Class C felony possession of drug paraphernalia and Class A misdemeanor possession of a ...

Communities to hold events to support children, families

Gov. Doug Burgum has proclaimed April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Children and Family Services Division and Prevent Child Abuse North Dakota have awarded mini grants to 16 entities to hold community events and activities that support ...

Ward County to screen 17 applicants for human resources position

Ward County will be screening the resumes of 17 applicants for a newly created position of county human resources director. The Ward County Commission acted Tuesday to set up a committee to include at least one commissioner and also human resource experts from other government bodies. The ...

Woman sentenced for criminal trespass

A 21-year-old Minot woman was sentenced to time served and 360 days of unsupervised probation for squatting in a vacant apartment on Jan. 10. Amber Nicole Blunt pleaded guilty Wednesday in district court in Minot to Class A misdemeanor criminal trespass. She was also ordered to pay ...

‘Over a barrel’

Uncomfortable with the cost but not wanting to get in the way of flood protection, Minot City Council members Monday agreed to call for bids to move the former Home Sweet Home gift shop away from the river and across the street. The moving cost is estimated at $600,000, with the possibility ...

Runoff to remain low for Souris River

Recent snowfall has had little effect on the runoff projections for the Souris River Basin. That’s the main message contained in the latest Spring Runoff Outlook issued by the Saskatchewan Water Security Agency. The WSA closely monitors snowpack and water content in the Souris River and ...

Former firefighter rescues girl

A former Minot firefighter received the Life Saver Award at a presentation during the Minot City Council meeting Monday. Retired Fire Capt. Robert Johnson rescued 3-year-old Josephine, who had jumped unnoticed into the pool at the Holiday Inn Riverside in Minot on Jan. 27. Josephine, who ...