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Counties agree on 2018 cloud seeding plan

Northwestern counties participating in weather modification hope to work with a 2018 budget that is similar to last year, despite less money from Ward County. Hank Bodmer of Kenmare, chairman of the Ward County Weather Modification Authority, said the North Dakota Atmospheric Resource ...

Pregnant woman pleads guilty to DUI

A 22-year-old Minot woman is accused of driving into the front of The Landing Bar and Bottle Shop on Tuesday night while drunk and later lying to the police about the accident. Mariah Hope Brien is charged with leaving the scene of an injury accident, a Class A misdemeanor, and false reports ...

Burlington business fights city in zoning dispute

BURLINGTON – An ongoing zoning dispute between the City of Burlington and the owner of an auto body business continues to work its way through court. The City of Burlington brought a complaint in North Central District Court in June 2016 against Alton Johnson of J & J Auto for operating ...

Ward County commodity elections set for Feb. 14

Ward County commodity elections will be held during the Ward County Ag Improvement Association annual meeting Feb. 14 at the North Central Research Extension Center, south of Minot. Elections of the North Dakota Barley Council, N.D. Oilseed Council canola, N.D. Corn Utilization Council and ...

Former TJ Maxx employee receives probation for embezzling $8,700

A 27-year-old former TJ Maxx employee was given a deferred sentence for one year and ordered to pay $8,700 in restitution for embezzling from her employer between June and September 2017. Brittany Sharde Haynes pleaded guilty Thursday to Class C felony theft by deception, according to court ...

Man pleads guilty to intent to deliver drugs, interfering with 9-1-1 call

A 28-year-old Minot man will serve 18 months in prison and three years of supervised probation for interfering with an emergency call on Dec. 15. Michael Anthony Razzano pleaded guilty to one count of Class B felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and one count of ...

Big ice fishing weekend

The two largest ice fishing tournaments in the United States will be held this Saturday, one of them in North Dakota. The monstrous Devils Lake Volunteer Fire Department ice fishing derby is set for Devils Lake’s Six Mile Bay from 1-3:30 p.m. Saturday. On Saturday morning volunteers will ...

Twice Blessed in the beginning of the New Year

St. Joseph’s Community Health Foundation presented 23 organizations with checks from their “Twice Blessed” Campaign on Wednesday. The total amount distributed was $271,462.99. The Twice Blessed Campaign is a new, annual event the St. Joseph’s Community Health Foundation has started, ...

ND Commemorative Memorial Coin design approved

FARGO — The North Dakota Veterans Coordinating Council has approved the design for the new North Dakota Commemorative Memorial Coin. The council is comprised of three members from each of the North Dakota veterans organizations: American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American ...

Man sentenced on menacing charge

A 35-year-old Minot man entered an Alford plea to Class A misdemeanor menacing on Wednesday in district court in Minot. Kevin Uzai Johnson had originally been charged with terrorizing, a Class C felony, and accused of throwing knives at his ex-girlfriend during a dispute on Oct. 11. An Alford ...

Man accused of raping girl at gunpoint

A Belcourt man is accused of raping a 16-year-old girl at gunpoint in Minot on Sept. 4, 2016. Demitri Gourneau, 20, is charged with gross sexual imposition, a Class AA felony carrying a maximum sentence of life in prison without parole. If he is convicted, there would be a minimum mandatory ...

Wilder case headed to Supreme Court

A Minot man who murdered his children’s mother is asking the State Sup-reme Court to overturn a no contact order preventing him from contact with the children. Richie Wilder Jr. was convicted of Class AA murder in the November 2015 stabbing death of his ex-wife, Angila Wilder, and sentenced ...

Alzheimer’s presentation to be held in Minot

The Alzheimer’s Association will offer a free presentation titled, “The Basics.” This free presentation will take place on Feb. 12 from 6:45 - 8:15 p.m. at the Adult Learning Center, 1609 4th Ave NW, Minot. This presentation is free and open to the public; registration is not ...

Williston, area projects awarded Community Enhancement grants

WILLISTON — The Williston City Commission has approved 20 Community Enhancement grant applications totaling $50,000. The Community Enhancement program is part of the Williston STAR Fund. Each year, up to $50,000 is allocated to nonprofit groups and projects. Williston Economic Development ...

Governor offers vision of promise

Gov. Doug Burgum laid out his vision for achieving what he called North Dakota’s “unlimited promise” in delivering his State of the State address at Minot State University Tuesday. Breaking with the tradition of biennial legislative addresses, Burgum’s presented his message outside ...

Minot legislators like governor’s vision, now wait for details

Minot's Republican legislators saw a lot to like in the vision outlined by the governor in his State of the State address Monday. They also look forward to details for implementing that vision when Burgum releases his first budget proposal in December. "I am happy with the vision, but as ...

Democrats respond to governor’s address

North Dakota Democrats gave Gov. Doug Burgum high marks for his stance on issues such as addiction, education and community investments. They faulted legislative Republicans for stymying progress on those same issues, though. Rep. Ron Guggisberg, D-Fargo, provided the Democratic-NPL's ...

Rodney Peterson

April 29, 1927-Jan.21, 2018 Rodney D. “Pete” Peter- son, 90, Bismarck, died January 21, 2018. Cremation has taken place and a memorial ser- vice will be held this summer. Rodney was born on April 29, 1927, in Walcott, ND, to Clarence and Char- lotte (Bergerud) ...

Residents prepare to protest landfill expansion

Residents on Minot’s southwest edge who are concerned about plans to expand the city landfill will be making their voices heard at upcoming city meetings. Nearly 50 residents gathered at a neighborhood meeting organized by Bob Hale Monday to talk about the proposed project and how they ...