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Gathering 1.Oh!: Residents gather to envision downtown gathering place

A largely empty downtown block targeted for a gathering place came to life Thursday evening to give people a sample of what might be. Gathering 1.Oh! was so named because it’s the first trial run by organizers looking to generate some buzz around the potential of the downtown ...

New 4-H year just around the corner

The new 4-H year is just around the corner and now is the perfect time to talk to your family about getting involved and signed up. Many think 4-H members must show animals or live in the country. No doubt, many 4-H members put in many hours working with their animals and 2.6 million of the ...

Minot Junior Golf gives $100,000 to Children’s Museum capital campaign

The Minot Junior Golf Association has donated $100,000 to the Magic City Discovery Center toward a capital campaign to build a Children’s Museum on Minot Park District land on North Hill in Minot. “We at Minot Junior Golf are pleased to be a part of the Magic City Discovery Center ...

City of Minot schedules fall cleanup week beginning Oct. 8

The City of Minot will hold a fall cleanup week beginning Oct. 8 to help residents dispose of unwanted items free of charge. For the fall cleanup week, the city will be divided into four sections, with City of Minot Sanitation Department crews concentrating on one section per day during the ...

Benefit Buttons’ proceeds to help area woman with medical expenses

MAKOTI – Sharon Andes Benefit Buttons will be available for a free-will offering at this year’s Makoti Threshing Show in Makoti in addition to the 2018 Makoti Thresher’s Association admission button. Andes, secretary of the Makoti Thresher’s Association from Parshall, was injured in ...

Minot State to host Futurepalooza for high school students

Minot State University will host its annual Futurepalooza for area high school students on Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Ann Nicole Nelson Hall and the Minot State Dome, according to a press release. “Futurepalooza welcomes over 800 area high school students to learn more about opportunities ...

Burlington council to meet Sept. 10

The City Council of the City of Burlington will meet Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. in the city hall to discuss human resources and park road repair and to approve the final 2019 budget. The meeting is open to the public.

Expo experience

Joel Hernes of Minot was drawn to the first annual Minot Daily News Senior Expo Thursday by a desire to meet up with other seniors. “The social aspect,” he said of his main reason for participating in an event that drew a crowd to the Sleep Inn & Suites, “and to see if there’s ...

City of Minot’s Neighbor Next Door program enjoys success

Minot’s new Neighbor Next Door initiative has successfully assisted in the sale of 15 properties, according to the City of Minot. John Zakian, Minot’s Disaster Resilience Grant Program manager and chief resilience officer, said the Neighbor Next Door initiative is patterned after programs ...

Bradley Morales, Minot, is denied a new murder trial

A judge has denied a new trial for Bradley Morales, 28, Minot, who was convicted in May of the murder of his ex-girlfriend, Sharmaine Leake. In an order filed Sept. 4, North Central District Court Judge Doug Mattson said there was sufficient evidence to convict Morales of murder. Morales ...

Joe Lewing, Portland, Tenn., charged with terrorizing

Joe Dwayne Lewing, 39, Portland, Tenn., is accused of terrorizing three family members at a home in Mountrail County on Tuesday. According to the probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Lewing forced his way into the family home in Mountrail County and threatened to “gut” the ...

Jordan Bahnsen, Minot, charged with shooting coin machine with handgun

Jordan Bahnsen, 24, Minot, accused of burglarizing Paradise Spas in Minot in June and stealing a motorcycle is also charged in McHenry County with shooting a coin machine with a handgun at the Buggy Bath Car Wash. According to the probable cause affidavit filed with the Northeast District, ...

Tax-consuming assets

Minot taxpayers will be asked to foot a $1.66 million bill to operate and put roofs on two downtown parking ramps next year, according to the city’s preliminary 2019 city budget. The budget shows the city will need to impose an estimated 7.71 mills to support the parking ramp spending. ...

Sales tax sign ups

About 500 new online retailers have signed up with the North Dakota Tax Commission to begin remitting sales taxes since a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June allowed states to force collections. State Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger, in Minot Wednesday to speak to the Golden K Kiwanis, ...

Michael Lawrence, Minot, charged with raping 15-year-old girl

A 28-year-old Minot man is accused of raping a 15-year-old girl on two occasions between September 2017 and November 2017. Michael Derrell Lawrence is charged in district court in Minot with two counts of Class A felony gross sexual imposition. Each charge carries a maximum sentence of 20 ...