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Raise funds, burn some calories before gobbling up some turkey

Thanksgiving Day is a food-heavy holiday with turkey, potatoes, stuffing and more alongside delicious treats like pumpkin pie. This Thanksgiving, before sitting down to eat, the Magic City Figure Skating Club is inviting people to join in on its 5th Annual Magic City Turkey Trot. Starting at ...

Scheels donates $500,000 to Discovery Center

Minot Scheels made the largest corporate donation to the Magic City Discovery Center’s capital campaign earlier this week. The donation of $500,000 may also be the largest single donation for the region. The capital campagin began earlier this year as the Magic City Discovery Center began ...

Joshua Rose, Minot, charged with pointing pistol at group of men

Joshua Dale Rose, 33, Minot, is accused of pointing a gun at a group of three men outside the Ice Cold Ryders Clubhouse early Sunday and then backing into a truck with his vehicle before leaving early on Sunday morning. According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, the ...

Norsk Høstfest announces first two acts

As the planning for the 2019 Norsk Hostfest gets underway, two of acts for their usual concert line-ups has been decided. The first act is for Sept. 25 of 2019 and the second for Sept. 28. Returning for another year will be fan favorite Daniel O’Donnell. With quite the career under his ...

Toasting a good cause

When the former Blind Duck lounge re-opens under new ownership soon, it will be the second local bar to be operated for the benefit of a nonprofit charity. A Minot Hockey Boosters subsidiary, Ice Time, holds the license to operate Aces, which will be a sports bar located in the Blind Duck ...

Education cooperative receives prestigious grant award

A local organization working to improve educational services in the region is being rewarded for its innovative practices. Mid-Dakota Education Cooperative, Minot, is one of six organizations announced today by the Bush Foundation as recipients of the 2018 Bush Prize for Community Innovation. ...

Andrew Wilson, Minot, sentenced for interference with 911 call

Andrew John Michael Wilson, 24, Minot, originally charged with a Class C felony, pleaded guilty on Nov. 8 to a Class A misdemeanor charge of interference with a telephone call during an emergency. Court records show that he was given a deferred imposition of sentence for 360 days, placed on ...

Rehearsals starting for annual performance of Handel’s “Messiah”

The Heritage Singers, Voices of Note, and the choirs of Minot State University invite all Minot area singers to join them in the performance of Minot’s annual “Messiah”. Rehearsals and performance will take place at Ann Nicole Nelson Hall on the campus of Minot State University. ...

Minot native is member of trio Raynes

Mat Charley, a 2009 Bishop Ryan Catholic School graduate and Minot native, is a member of a band that is on its way up. He and other members of the transatlantic trio Raynes – Mark Race, the lead singer, from Durham, England, and Joe Berger, from Mandan, just signed a publishing deal with ...

Minot business rescues father & daughter of bride

Eric Schmidt, a driver for R&J’s Towing in Minot, is commended for going “above and beyond” when he helped father of the bride, George Lowther, and his granddaughter with a vehicle having mechanical problems on the day they were going to a wedding. With Schmidt’s help, they got to ...

Local PBS affiliate KSRE to change frequencies Wednesday

As part of the FCC’s spectrum repack, nearly 1,000 TV stations across the U.S. must change frequencies between now and the spring of 2020 to make room for wireless broadband services. While this does not affect cable or satellite subscribers, anyone who watches TV for free with an antenna ...

75th anniversary of B-17 crash

Seventy-five years ago on Oct. 14, 1943, Arthur Linrud of Velva and nine other members of a B-17 crew were shot down near the border of Holland and Germany. Five of the crew perished and Linrud and four other crew members were captured and taken prisoners of war. In commemoration of the 75th ...

North Dakota celebrates WWI Centennial with lecture series

“This is a war to end all wars,” said President Woodrow Wilson as the United States declared war against the German Empire and officially entered the Great War in April 1917. Now, in 2018, the North Dakota World War I Centennial Committee has presented a 100th Anniversary Lecture Series ...

Never forgotten

Christian A. Brekke came to the United States from Norway in 1898 at age 5. He enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War I in 1918 and died the same year. He is an uncle to Duane Brekke of Minot. “That was 20 years before I was born but I feel it’s important to pay tribute to him on this ...

Zoo to hold Charitable Giving Seminar Tuesday

A Charitable Giving Seminar will be presented Tuesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Roosevelt Park Zoo’s Visitor’s Center in Minot. The free presentation is open to everyone. David Wald, financial advisor from Securian Financial Advisors of ND Inc., will be the presenter. Information provided ...

Winding down for winter

Construction on the flood protection project in Minot is both behind and ahead of schedule going into winter. Ryan Ackerman, administrator for the Souris River Joint Board, told the Ward County Commission Friday the portion of construction from Broadway to Third Street Northeast is about six ...