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Andrew Thunderhawk, Cannonball, accused of assaulting sister

Andrew Lee Thunderhawk, 33, Cannonball, is accused of pushing and punching his sister during an argument on July 13 in northwest Minot. Thunderhawk is charged with Class C felony aggravated assault in district court in Minot. The sister suffered scrapes on her knee and arm and her fingers ...

Henriea Givens, accused of assaulting boyfriend

Henriea Katsy Givens, 32, Minot, is accused of slapping and scratching her boyfriend’s face and torso during a domestic dispute at a northwest Minot residence early Monday morning. Givens was charged with Class A misdemeanor simple assault as she has past domestic violence related ...

Alexis Bell, Minot, held on $11,791.27 bond in DUS case

Alexis Victoria Bell, 20, Minot, allegedly drove under suspension on Feb. 21 in McHenry County and was scheduled to go to trial on July 13 on the Class B misdemeanor charge. However, Bell apparently failed to appear for the trial and Judge Michael Hurly issued a bench warrant for her arrest ...

All about the kids

VAN HOOK – Oh my did they have fun! The 30th Annual Van Hook Association Kid’s Fishing Derby was held here Saturday. Boats and pontoons descended upon the Van Hook boat ramps shortly before the 9 a.m. start. Many of the craft were decorated in various themes for the event. Kids and ...

Business manager: negotiations are at an end

The Minot Public School Board will hold a special meeting at noon today in the board room of the Minot Public School District Administration Building regarding teacher contract negotiations, which have been at impasse, and will likely unilaterally issue teacher contracts, said district business ...

Dems rally grassroots on health care

Aided by a former North Dakota Congressman and a previous federal health official, a loosely knit advocacy group is raising an alert over what it says is a threat flying under the radar of most state residents. Former Congressman Earl Pomeroy and Mary Wakefield, past deputy secretary of U.S. ...

Miss America coming to First Western Bank & Trust

First Western Bank & Trust is excited to host Miss America Cara Mund as the 2018 North Dakota State Fair Parade grand marshal. In September 2017 Mund made history by becoming the first woman from North Dakota to win the national title of Miss America. In her role as Miss America, Mund ...

Poetry is always aloud at Poetry Aloud

The Minot Public Library is a place known for its variety of books on a very wide range of topics. One of those topics is poetry and a new monthly meeting that focuses on that. Poetry Aloud will be holding their second meeting on July 19 at 7 p.m. in Room B of the library. Started by Maggie ...

Minot trucker dies in accident near Ray

A fatal accident and fuel spill resulted in the closure of U.S. Highway 2 near Ray Monday. The accident occurred at 4 a.m. three miles west of Ray. The driver who died on the scene was a 67-year-old Minot man who was not identified at presstime pending notification of next of kin. The man ...

Redding receives NDSU funded National Merit Scholarship

Cord Redding, a 2018 graduate of Des Lacs-Burlington High School, is the recipient of a National Merit Scholarship funded by North Dakota State University. Merit Scholarships are funded by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation itself, by other corporations, and by the colleges and ...

Fairgoers to get preview of new Trinity hospital

North Dakota State Fairgoers will get a preview of the new healthcare campus and medical district taking shape in southwest Minot, according to a press release from Trinity Health. Trinity Health is dedicating its exhibit space in Commercial III to profiling the new complex, which is well ...

From show ring to board room

DES LACS – A passion for Angus cattle has opened the door to wealth of new experiences for Madison Sundsbak. From the many awards in the show ring to jetting around the country as an ambassador for the livestock industry, Sundsbak says the true rewards are in the leadership skills and ...

Dr. Seuss takes over the theater

With the Minot State University Summer Theatre’s Season 53 coming to an end, they plan to go out in a creative, Seussical way. Seussical the Musical will take the stage tonight and run all the way through Sunday, July 22. Seussical the Musical is a family friendly with fun music, ...

Fellowship, food and God

“When darkness and despair finds its way to your door, how will you handle it?” That is a question that Penny Hovda works to answer as she tells her story in her book “And He Said, ‘Praise Me’ ”. The cancer survivor, formerly of Stanley, will be coming to Minot to speak about her ...

Minot FD receives $20,000 grant from Farm Credit Services

The Minot Fire Department accepted a $20,000 grant from Farm Credit Services of North Dakota on Tuesday, with the funds used to purchase a new air compressor. Minot Fire Chief Kelli Flermoen said the new compressor will allow the department to use its self-contained breathing apparatus ...

Devils Lake man dies after bicycle-car crash

DEVILS LAKE – A Devils Lake man has died after the motorized bicycle he was riding crashed into a car at an intersection in Devils Lake earlier last week. The North Dakota Highway Patrol said Wade Vetter, 53, died Saturday in a Minot hospital from injuries sustained in the July 9 accident ...

Zoo baby

Submitted Photo Roosevelt Park Zoo in Minot has a new baby. A female calf was born on Wednesday to Sally and Sully, the adult Scottish Highland cattle. Jennifer Kleen, Minot Zoo Crew executive director, said last year’s calf was named Scooter so while the new calf hasn’t been named yet, ...

‘Living a Peaceful Legacy’

DUNSEITH – For several decades the International Peace Garden is a living tribute to peace and friendship between the people of the United States and Canada. This weekend the Peace Garden is celebrating its 85th anniversary with events concluding today. Events began Saturday. Today, a ...

‘Airplane of the future’ to make stop in Minot Wed.

Jeff Boerboon, pilot of the specially built and world’s only Yak 110 airplane, will be making a stop in Minot Wednesday for “Wings & Wheels” at the Dakota Territory Air Museum. Starting at 6 p.m. the air museum, partnering with Buffalo Wild Wings and Little Chicago Pub District, ...