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Reformation: 500 Years

MSU celebrates the Reformation inspired by Martin Luther when he nailed his theses to the All Saint’s Church in Wittenberg. Germany in 1517. This October marks the 500th anniversary of this historical moment and in honor of it, MSU is putting on the Reformation: 500 Years concert at tonight ...

Sanford Health Plan remains on health exchange in five counties

BISMARCK – Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread today confirmed that Sanford Health Plan will offer coverage on the Affordable Care Act Exchange for individual health insurance plans in five North Dakota counties for 2018. The Sanford TRUE plan will be available for purchase on the exchange ...

New tax proposed to boost tourism

Minot’s cash-strapped convention and visitor’s bureau is proposing a food and beverage sales tax to generate the revenue needed to stay competitive in the tourism industry. A 1 percent tax affecting restaurants and bars would raise nearly $1 million. If approved by the Minot City Council, ...

Burgum, Hoeven to join VP Pence at Minot AFB

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – Gov. Doug Burgum and Sen. John Hoeven will join Vice President Mike Pence when Pence visits Minot Air Force Base on Friday. The offices of Burgum and Hoeven said Pence will receive a mission briefing from Minot AFB leaders and address airmen while there. This will be ...

Fixed-income residents protest higher MDU fixed costs

Seniors and people with disabilities protested Montana-Dakota Utilities’ proposed 5.9 percent residential increase in natural gas rates at a public hearing Tuesday. The North Dakota Public Service Commission held interactive video hearings at several sites, including Minot, on Tuesday and ...

Court rules in favor of city

The Minot business that was ravaged by fire earlier this year has also suffered a reversal in court. Earth Recycling on Minot’s west edge was the scene of a May 18 fire that reduced much of the business to ashes, including severely damaging a building on the premises. A substantial amount of ...

Enhanced mobility

HARVEY – Thanks to a donor’s significant gift, long-term care residents at St. Aloisius Medical Center in Harvey are riding high. George Lidtke, who had received services in the medical center’s nursing home, left the hospital a generous gift in his will upon his death, with part of the ...

Contractors bid on first phase of Souris Basin flood protection

Bids received Wednesday on the first phase of the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Plan were significantly lower than expected. The apparent low bid of $46 million is about $13 million below the engineer’s estimate. Results remain unofficial until the Souris River Joint Board, City of ...

Managing resources

PARSHALL – When Parshall water district employees saw a customer who had used a lot of water for his home, they tried to call him about it. Not getting a response via a phone call, they traveled to his home where they found an elderly blind man with a leaky toilet. Parshall uses an Internet ...

Broadway vets bring their talents to Minot

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Broadway veterans Melissa Giattino and Ron DeStefano are bringing their gorgeous vocals, exciting choreography, and unique musical arrangements to Ann Nicole Nelson Hall at MSU on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open 30 minutes in advance. Single event tickets ...

Hunting stories

October 26, 2017 - Today, a variety of stories from around the state in the fall of 1914: The editor of the Milton Globe, E.L. Peterson, also happened to be a game warden that year. A newspaper article stated, “Mr. Peterson (warns) those who stop and shoot from an automobile will be ...

Minot man charged with insurance fraud

A 33-year-old Minot man is accused of filing a fraudulent insurance claim in February. David Kurtis Lee is charged with a Class C felony in district court in Minot. The charge carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. He appeared in district court in Minot on ...

NDSU conducting pollinator survey

North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is asking landowners for their help by allowing pollinator surveys to be done on their land. The surveys will provide data which may prevent future threatened and endangered species listings in the state. The state Department of Agriculture, ...

Condo association sues city, others for negligence

A Minot condominium association is seeking damages against a contractor, former resident and the city for a 2013 fire. Stone Ridge Condominium Association is asking for a jury trial in a lawsuit filed Oct. 12. The City of Minot and defendant Karl Buechler, a former condominium resident, have ...

VP Mike Pence to visit Minot AFB

Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to visit Minot Air Force Base on Friday. Details of the visit aren’t available at this time. When Pence arrives at Minot AFB, he will be visiting the Department of Defense’s only dual-wing, nuclear-capable installation. The 5th Bomb Wing has the ...

Minot’s massive weather vane

An imposing but idle crane in downtown Minot is little more than a massive weather vane. The city wants it removed. “Mainly for risk and liability reasons,” said Lance Meyer, City of Minot engineer. “We don’t want that crane sitting there if it’s not going to be used in the near ...

New views of the universe

BISMARCK – “How big is the universe? How old is it? What is its fate? Where do planets, stars and galaxies come from?” “Just a few hundred miles in space is a magnificent telescope that is helping unlock the deepest mysteries of the cosmos,” explains information on display near the ...

Bloom in the classroom

Minot State professor, Micah Bloom, has been going out to the classrooms of his previous students to visit and teach the class for a day. Bloom has been teaching at MSU for seven years and after that time, he wants to see how his students who have graduated and gone on to teach are doing. He ...