Local News

Growing younger

Ward County’s median age ticked slightly higher last year, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates released today. The estimates showed the numbers of county residents aged 65 and older grew during the year ended July 1, 2017, while other age cohorts showed declines. The median age rose ...

Wilder is appealing sentence of life without parole

Former Minot kindergarten teacher Cynthia Louise Wilder, 27, Minot, is appealing her sentence to the North Dakota Supreme Court. Judge Stacy Louser sentenced Wilder to life in prison without parole last month for conspiracy to commit murder. Wilder had pleaded guilty to helping her husband, ...

Commander relieved of work over lost munitions has new job

An Air Force commander who was relieved of his job at Minot Air Force Base after grenade rounds and a machine gun went missing has a new job. Col. Jason Beers, the former commander of the 91st Security Forces Group at the Minot base, has been assigned to manage security forces at Air Force ...

Frontier Military Days

GARRISON – Visitors can experience the early days of the military at the annual Frontier Military Days on Saturday and Sunday from noon-4 p.m. daily at Fort Stevenson State Park, south of Garrison. A frontier military encampment with 1870s period re-enactors and hands-on old-time skills and ...

Big designs, small art

The Taube Museum of Art Main Gallery has announced the opening of its 11th Annual Small Works Exhibit and Auction, which is a collection of works no larger than 80 square inches. The exhibition opens June 21 and runs through July 27. These amazingly diverse artworks are available to bid on ...

Crime Beat: This week in district court …

Amanda Picolo, Burlington, pleads guilty to violating no contact order Amanda Lee Picolo, 25, pleaded guilty on Wednesday, June 20 to violating a no contact order on March 8 that prohibited her from having contact with her daughter. Judge Richard Hagar sentenced her to 360 days in jail, ...

Music camp’s 2nd session to present programs June 30

DUNSEITH – Session 2 at the International Music Camp begins Sunday and has five different programs for students to expand their musical and artistic talents. Concert band, drumline, digital photography, drama, and creative writing are offered during the week-long session. The week ...

New habitat

The long-awaited day arrived Tuesday for Roosevelt Park Zoo officials and others with a special interest in the zoo who officially broke ground for the zoo’s new cat habitats. “We’ve been talking about it for quite some time,” Becky Dewitz, zoo director, told the group gathered at the ...

Costly help

A federal grant program that some Rice Lake homeowners thought would help get them out of flood’s way may not be the solution for which they hoped. The Ward County Commission rejected the lone bid for house raises after it came in well over the estimate. The engineer will check into a ...

Retail store coming to Burlington

BURLINGTON – Earth-moving equipment already had been at work when members of the De Sour Valley Economic Development Corp. and City of Burlington gathered Tuesday to ceremonially break ground for a Dollar General store. The economic development group is looking for a possible late summer ...

Crime Beat: This week in district court

Amber Burkey, Minot, borrowed car, told police she had no idea it had been stolen Amber Lynn Burkey, 24, Minot is accused of being in possession of a stolen car on May 10. According to court documents, Burkey told police she had let a friend stay at her apartment and asked to borrow his ...

Four injured in accident near Deering on Tuesday

Four people were injured in a two-vehicle accident two miles south of Deering on Tuesday afternoon, according to a press release from the Highway Patrol. Dominic Nickle, 43, of Deering, was driving a 1987 Kenworth four-axle dump truck west on 63rd Street North with a load of gravel and failed ...

Mobile food pantry in Rugby, Towner

Trucks supplying fresh vegetables, bakery items and boxed goods will be in the communities of Rugby and Towner on Thursday, June 28, as part of the Great Plains Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry program. Anyone in need of food assistance in each town or neighboring communities are welcome to attend ...

Five injured in rollover on June 10

Five people were injured in a pickup rollover on June 10 in Divide County, two miles east of Westby, Mont. Driver Kray Buer, 24, of Scobey, Mont., was wearing a seat belt. His passengers, Jessica Faleide, 29, of Scobey, Mont., Cody Lapke, 25, and Micayla Aldrich, 26, of Scobey, Mont., were ...

Three chosen for Fishing Hall of Fame

GARRISON – Duaine Ash and Johnnie Candle, both Devils Lake, and the Dakota Anglers fishing club of Jamestown, have been chosen for induction into the North Dakota Fishing Hall of Fame. Ash has been a long serving supporter of sportfishing and preservation of fishing resources in North ...

Corps reminds users of many closed sandbars

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reminds Missouri River users that many sandbars with active piping plover and interior least tern nests are closed for recreational use during the nesting season which runs from mid-May through August. The closures are necessary in order to protect nests and ...

Election results upheld in official tally

Canvassing added 38 ballots to the official vote count in Ward County Monday. There were no changes in election results following the meeting of the county canvassing board. In District 3, where a 24-vote margin existed between Republican House candidates Bob Paulson and Andrew Maragos, the ...

American Legion Boys State

Area boys who attended Boys State, which is sponsored by the American Legion and ran June 10-15, included Hunter Schmidt and Cole Pomarleau, both Bottineau; Reis Hermanson, Burlington, Gavin Miller and Malachi Sullivan, both Cando; Hunter Baer, Garrison, Micah Nelson, Lignite, Darien Hauf, ...

Increased releases from Garrison Dam

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers increased releases through Garrison Dam from 44,000 cubic feet per second to 47,000 cfs. The Corps says they are planning another increase to 50,000 cfs today and to 52,000 cfs Wednesday. According to the Corps, the releases are being increased due to a ...