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This impressive collection of 1911 pistols made to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the famed 101st Airborne Division is part of the Bruce Gjorven collection.

Firearms collections drenched in history

It might be the gun that Teddy Roosevelt had in his hand during the famous charge up San Juan Hill. Or maybe the firearms carried by the Roughriders. Perhaps it is muzzleloaders used in the Revolutionary War or the Great War of the Rebellion. Maybe it is a standard carry for soldiers in World ...

Heitkamp supports sales tax decision

U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., welcomed the Supreme Court’s decision to reconsider whether states can collect sales tax from outside companies. As North Dakota’s tax commissioner 25 years ago, she argued for the state’s right to collect sales tax from the Quill Corp., a catalog ...

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Workers erect houses in southeast Minot last May.

Tighter oversight, or not?

Repairing a roof won’t trigger the need for a building permit in Minot, but homeowners might be better protected if certain roof repairs were monitored by inspectors, says city building official Mitch Flanagan. “It’s one of my goals this year to get an opinion on what the public thinks ...

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People work out at the Minot Family YMCA earlier this month. Certified personal trainers Tanya Gillen and Nicole Myers say many people start new fitness programs in January.

Getting in shape for the new year

Every year, people make a New Year’s resolution to lose weight and get in shape. And, every year, many people fail. Certified personal trainers Tanya Gillen and Nicole Myers advise that people make adjustments to their lifestyle that they can keep for the longterm. “The thing to ...

Good food and fun

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – The annual Team Minot Sportsmen’s Feed at Minot Air Force Base originated as a small event where community members could get to know and learn about airmen assigned to the then new base. The event grew and now is in its 53rd year. This year’s Sportsmen’s Feed ...

Fundraiser for brain tumor sufferers to be held Feb. 8

Pray for Gray will be a Giving Hearts Day charity 24-hour online giving event on Feb. 8 to raise money for people with brain tumors in North Dakota and northern Minnesota. Donors can log on to www.givingheartsday.org and donate directly to Pray for Gray. Donations of $10 or more will be matched ...

Vans hosting ninth annual custom culture competition

Vans is hosting a custom culture competition for high schools. High school teachers and administrators can register their schools at customculture.vans.com through Jan. 31 to enter the competition and have a chance to win $75,000 for their school’s art program. Vans has formed a ...

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Trinity has implemented visitation restrictions at both of its Minot hospital locations.

Trinity Health limits hospital visitation due to flu virus

Trinity Health officials are requesting the community’s cooperation to limit the spread of influenza in the region. As of noon Friday, Trinity has implemented visitation restrictions at both of its Minot hospital locations. According to the policy, the following restrictions are in effect ...

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Somewhere in that cloud is a man operating a snowblower. Snow and cold returned to Minot this week. There’s little chance of snow in the coming days but it is expected to remain very cold until perhaps the middle of next week.

Return of cold and snow

The National Weather Service advises that “Dangerous wind chills to 40 below zero are forecast through today, and again Monday through Tuesday.” Welcome to another blast of that wonderful Arctic air. It’s not to be trifled with as it will be cold enough and windy enough to sting from ...

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A home burglary, like this one, can leave a homeowner feeling violated. But there are ways to fight back.

Safety tips to head off burglars

Home burglaries leave property owners feeling invaded and unsettled in their own homes, but there are things they can do to protect themselves. Lt. Jason Kraft of the Ward County Sheriff’s Office and Minot Police Department Capt. John Klug both advise securing valuables within the home, ...

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Smoke plumes rise from a derailment near Heimdal on May 6, 2015.

Wheel failure blamed in 2015 fiery Heimdal derailment

HEIMDAL – A broken wheel led to the derailment of six of the 107 loaded tank cars carrying crude oil on a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train May 6, 2015, near Heimdal, in Wells County, according to a recently released report of the National Transportation Safety Administration. No ...

Health fair, other events come together to combat addiction

As part of efforts to combat drug addiction in the Minot area, the city and local organizations plan to host an all-day health fair in the Minot State University Wellness Center on April 10. The fair is one of the anti-drug activities coming together even as the Mayor’s Committee on ...

Convicted sex offender appeals order requiring electronics be destroyed

A 38-year-old Minot man serving a prison sentence for child porn possession has appealed to the North Dakota Supreme Court a judicial order that his electronic devices be destroyed. The appeal by James Richard Kremer was heard by the Supreme Court on Wednesday. Kremer, who is serving 10 ...

Woman sentenced for criminal trespass, meth possession

A 54-year-old Minot woman was sentenced to time served and probation on Thursday for trespassing at a northwest Minot residence in March 2017 while in possession of methamphetamine. Deborah Sue Peterson pleaded guilty to Class C felony criminal trespass and Class A misdemeanor possession of ...

Deadline looms for student competition

Only days remain for Minot fifth-graders to share their affection for their hometown and win a chance to play a role in the inaugural State of the City event. The deadline for submissions is Friday. “We want to hear from the youth of our community, and that’s why I’d like to challenge ...

$25,000 a year for life prize remains unclaimed

A North Dakota Lucky for Life ticket from the Aug. 14, 2017 draw remains unclaimed, according to the North Dakota Attorney General’s office. The ticket won big by matching five white balls, winning $25,000 a year for life. The winning numbers were 4, 8, 15, 17, 39 and the Lucky Ball was ...

Alzheimer’s presentation to be held in Minot

The Alzheimer’s Association will offer a free presentation titled, “Know the 10 Signs.” This free presentation will take place Jan. 22 from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. at the Adult Learning Center, 1609 4th Avenue NW. The presentation is free and open to the public; registration is not required. ...

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A strong farm bill is important to farmers and ranchers in North Dakota and across the country. This photo was taken in 2017 near Minot.

Tax reform, farm bill, etc

North Dakota’s farm organization leaders offer their views on what’s ahead for farmers and ranchers. Daryl Lies, who farms at Douglas, who leads the North Dakota Farm Bureau, an organization with 27,000 member families, just returned from the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual ...

Former deputy appeals firing

A former Ward County deputy has retained an attorney to fight his termination and continue the grievance process he began last fall. Tim Poston is represented by Redmann Law in Bismarck, which sent a letter to the county human resources director this week to state that Poston plans to avail ...