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Gary Allan to be a new face at the Høstfest

Country music artist Gary Allan will be performing for the first time at Norsk Høstfest in Minot on Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m. Allan has been performing country music since he was a young kid, playing first with his dad and brother before moving on to start his own band. Then in 1995, he signed ...

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This T-33 was one of the first aircraft assigned to Minot Air Force Base and flown by the base’s 5th Fighter Interceptor Squadron.

U.S. Air Force 70th Anniversary

With the 70th anniversary of the Air Force coming up on Monday, Sept. 18, history buffs can find U.S. Air Force clothing and other items from the early days and forward at the Dakota Territory Air Museum in Minot. A U.S. Air Force summer service dress uniform donated by Clayann Almquist, ...

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Bob Herrington of Minot spent 30 years in the U.S. Air Force. He’s seen numerous changes in the Air Force and at Minot Air Force Base over the years. On Sept. 18, the Air Force celebrates its 70th anniversary as a separate military branch.

Now and then

Retired Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Bob Herrington of Minot recalls when representatives of procurement agencies came to Minot Air Force Base to meet about winter clothing for the B-52 maintenance people. The representatives would meet with Fred Gantzer, a superintendent for the 5th ...

MSU Alumni Association to honor five

The Minot State University Alumni Association will honor four individuals with the Golden Award and one with the Young Alumni Achievement Award at the 50th Anniversary Dinner on Sept. 21, according to a press release. Joseph Hegstad (posthumously), Richard Jenkins, Roger Looyenga (’68) ...

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Members of the Boys Club from Gospel Tabernacle and firefighters at Fire Station #2 in southeast Minot pose for a photo on Saturday during the club members’ visit to the fire station.

Boys Club visits fire station, pays respect to those protecting Minot

The Boys Club from Gospel Tabernacle of Minot took a trip to Fire Station #2 to learn about the day in the life of a firefighter. Gospel Tabernacle has been open for around 36 years and the current pastor, James W. Henderson, values education greatly. The Boys Club reflects this through the ...

Man charged with being too drunk to watch children

A 31-year-old Minot man is charged with Class C felony child neglect for allegedly being too drunk to care for four children in his house in August. Cory Lynn Walhood is scheduled to make an initial appearance on the charge on Sept. 25 in district court in Minot. According to a probable ...

All Minot tobacco retailers pass compliance check

The Minot Police Department conducted tobacco sales compliance checks at every locally licensed tobacco retailer in the city on Saturday. All 34 licensed businesses passed the checks, resulting in 100 percent compliance by refusing to sell to volunteer minors sent in to attempt to purchase ...

Jury trial in lawsuit against Minot Public Schools canceled

A U.S. District Court judge has partially sided with a company suing the Minot Public School District for $1.9 million for unpaid services it provided following the Souris River flood of 2011. Storm Team Robbins, LLC, doing business as ServPro of the Seacoast, was hired by the district to ...

Minot VFW and Auxiliary announce youth scholarship contests

Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ premier scholarship program. Each year, nearly 40,000 high school students compete for more than $2 million in scholarships and incentives. This year, the theme is American History: Our Hope For The Future. Students ...

Troop 425’s Fill-R-Canoes Food Drive is Tuesday

Boy Scout Troop 425 will be conducting its seventh annual Fill-R-Canoes Food Drive on Tuesday, Sept. 19, from 5-7 p.m. at five locations in Minot. Troop members will be accepting non-perishable food items or cash donations at the four Marketplace Foods stores at 20th Avenue SW, Arrowhead, ...

North Plains CrossFit to Host ‘Lift Up Autism’ Sept. 23

North Plains CrossFit will join gyms and athletes around the world in supporting a fund raising event for autism. The event, called “Lift Up Autism,” is scheduled Saturday, Sept. 23, at the North Plains CrossFit center at the Minot Family YMCA, according to a press release. Lift Up ...

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City employees work on a patching job on the landfill road Thursday. The Minot City Council reduced employee pay raises for 2018 but left open the possibility of restoring the cuts.

Council approves preliminary budget

A preliminary budget approved unanimously on first reading by the Minot City Council Thursday includes reduced pay raises for employees, but council members could restore raises if other budget cuts can be found to offset the wages. The council also supported a study to move away from its pay ...

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North Dakota’s oil production rose slightly in July. These pumping units are in western North Dakota.

ND oil production increases in July

North Dakota’s oil patch pumped out 1.047 million barrels of oil per day in July, the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources said Friday. That was an increase compared to June when the state produced 1.032 million barrels of oil per day. The all-time high was 1.227 million barrels of ...

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Jeff Balentine, a cancer survivor and retired police officer, lifts weights in the Trinity Cancer Exercise Rehab program in Minot. The program is funded in part by the sales of T-shirts during the Minot Y’s Men’s Rodeo on October 5-8 at the State Fair Center. Photo courtesy of Russell Gust

Man who once wore blue, now tough enough to wear pink

Cancer survivor Jeff Balentine is on a quest to get his life back. Balentine, a retired police officer and former chief of police for the City of Minot, was two days away from leaving on a three-week vacation to Australia and New Zealand last October when he found out he had throat ...

Norsk Høstfest is offering a pair of tickets to the Little River Band concert during Høstfest to the winner of a Høstfest Quiz contest exclusively in Minot Daily News for the next 10 days. No purchase required.
Rules: Each day for the next 10 days, Minot Daily News will publish a photo from a previous year’s Høstfest. To compete, each day you will need to determine what year the photo was taken. At the end of the 10 displays, you can then compile them in order, Day1 - Day 10, and submit your answers to Minot Daily News. Everyone who gets all the correct answers will have their name placed in a hat, and a winner drawn at random. Should no one get every answer correct, then those who get the most correct will have their names go into the hat. Minot Daily News will then inform the winner. VERY IMPORTANT: DO NOT send entries daily; entries can only be received AFTER the final photo has run, and then for the next 24 hours. So, jot down your answers for 10 days, after you have all the years on an answer sheet in order of appearance in the newspaper, email your answers to contest@minotdailynews.com. You will need to include your name, address, email address and phone number with your 10 answers. Please note that answers submitted early or beyond the 24-hour period following publication of the 10th photo, that are incomplete, out of order or do not include contact information will not be eligible, and you will not receive notice. So, follow the rules and enjoy another Minot Daily News contest courtesy of Høstfest.
Don’t forget to get your Oak Ridge Boys tickets at hostfest.com.

Høstfest Quiz

Norsk Høstfest is offering a pair of tickets to the Little River Band concert during Høstfest to the winner of a Høstfest Quiz contest exclusively in Minot Daily News for the next 10 days. No purchase required. Rules: Each day for the next 10 days, Minot Daily News will publish a photo ...

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Homecoming time!

Minot State University’s 89th Homecoming will be held Sept. 18-23. The theme is “Beavers into Battle.” Starting off homecoming will be the Homecoming court elections from Noon-2 p.m., the UNITY Project from Noon-6 p.m., and Build-a-Beaver in the Beaver Dam from 7-8 p.m. on Sept. 18. ...