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Local musical artists compete in Celebration of Music Talent Search

On Sunday, young musical artists from Minot and area communities will discover who has been chosen to represent North Dakota at a national Celebration of Music concert in Los Angeles, according to a press release. Minot contestants in Prairie Public TV’s Celebration of Music Talent Search ...

Cramer sets mobile office hours

Congressman Kevin Cramer’s staff will hold scheduled mobile office hours in Dunseith and Belcourt on Friday, Sept. 28. Mobile office hours allow constituents to receive assistance with casework. Individuals from the Dunseith and Belcourt areas are encouraged to stop by the mobile office ...

Preston McGillis, Minot, accused of preventing 911 call

Preston James McGillis, 21, Minot, is accused of beating a female friend and preventing her from making a 911 call on Wednesday. According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, the 20-year-old alleged female victim had allowed McGillis to stay with her because he didn’t have ...

Travis Bjerke, Christina Grabowski, Towner, charged with child endangerment

Christina Grabowski, 31, and Travis Bjerke, 30, Towner, are each charged in district court in McHenry County with Class C felony child endangerment and accused of exposing children to drugs in their home in May. According to the probable cause affidavit filed with the court, authorities ...

Daniel Chinnis, Minot, charged with criminal trespass

Daniel Kenneth Chinnis, 31, Minot, is accused of trespassing in a trailer at 1852 16th Street SW, No. 47, on Tuesday. Chinnis is charged in district court in Minot with a Class C felony. According to the probable cause affidavit filed with the court, a woman called police and said she had ...

Donna Kajune, Minot, charged with corruption of a minor

Donna Jean Kajune, 22, Minot, is accused of having consensual sex with a boy in March 2016 when she was 20 and he was 15. Kajune is charged with corruption of a minor, a Class A misdemeanor. According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, the boy fathered Kajune’s son, who ...

Darvey Cox, Stanley, accused of making pipe bomb for Fourth of July

Darvey Lenning Cox, 61, Stanley, is charged with two Class C felonies – possession of explosives and possession of a bomb – in district court in Stanley, both connected with an incident on July 4. According to the probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Cox makes a pipe bomb every ...

Gilberto Leal, Karlsuhe, charged with driving drunk and injuring another man

Gilberto Leal, 30, Karlsruhe, is accused of driving while intoxicated on July 8 in Karlsruhe and seriously injuring Eric Lopez and leaving the scene of an injury accident. Leal is charged with criminal vehicular injury, a Class C felony, and leaving the scene of an injury accident, a Class C ...

Student numbers up at Lake Region

Lake Region State College in Devils Lake has reported increases in total student enrollment, full time equivalency, and total credit hours. Total enrollment is at 2,072 students, an additional 100 students. There are 11 more full time students than last year, with a total of 538 students, ...

Council leaves budget intact

A proposed property-tax increase averaging 18.5 percent drew a crowd to the Minot City Council’s budget hearing Tuesday. Most wanted to see budget cuts, and they went away disappointed. The council voted 5-2 following a three-hour-plus hearing and discussion to approve the proposed 2019 ...

Saying “I do” in Municipal Court

There was a visible display of emotion, broad smiles and tears of joy, in Minot Municipal Court Wednesday afternoon. Judge Ashley Beall wasn’t handing down a ruling but rather uniting a couple in marriage. Since being elected to the bench in June of this year Beall has conducted several ...

Broad-based preparedness

The largest joint exercise since the record 2011 Souris River flood brought together emergency responders from two countries and multiple agencies to talk of lessons learned and future preparedness this week. The North Dakota Department of Emergency Services and City of Minot hosted a flood ...

Senate passes bill supporting B-52 upgrades, helicopters

WASHINGTON – North Dakota senators lent their support to the passage of a conferenced defense funding bill that includes several North Dakota priorities. The bill includes a 2.6 percent pay raise for military members and modernization of the nation’s nuclear forces, specifically new ...

MSU reports fall enrollment numbers

Overall student enrollment at Minot State University is slightly down this fall, but the university reported its largest freshman class in seven years, with 397 new students. According to a press release from the university, the total headcount stands at 3,189 students. The full-time ...

Park District approves budget on first reading

The Minot Park District approved an $11.16 million budget on first reading Tuesday that includes no tax increase for 2019. Final approval is set for Oct. 2 at 4 p.m. in the Minot Municipal Auditorium, Community Room. The park district seeks a property tax of $7.29 million, the same as the ...

Williston man killed in motorcycle accident

A 26-year-old Williston man was killed early Wednesday morning when he failed to negotiate a slight lefthand curve in the road and his motorcycle went into the ditch and overturned six miles north of Williston on U.S. Highway 85. The man, who was not wearing a helmet, was thrown from the 2016 ...

Free event tonight at High Air Ground

The Burdick Job Corps Center will host a free event for people ages 16 to 24 this evening from 4 to 7 p.m. at the High Air Ground, at 1210 4th Avenue NW, in Minot. There will be free gaming, pizza and jumping. The event is called “Jump Into Job Corps.”