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Zachrey Zdroik, Minot, charged with possession of stolen motor vehicle

Zachrey James Zdroik, 31, Minot, is accused of possession of a stolen motor vehicle on Dec. 30. According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Zdroik was stopped at the intersection of East Burdick and Front Street while driving a Black Honda Accord that did not have front or ...

Jacob Stein, Minot, charged with multiple burglaries, fraud

Jacob Todd Stein, 24, is charged with six counts of Class C felony burglary, two counts of Class C felony attempted burglary, and one count of Class C felony conspiracy to commit burglary in district court in Minot. He is also charged with two counts of Class C felony deceptive writings in a ...

North Dakota completes second year of tick study.

BISMARCK – Those creepy, crawly creatures are living up to their nasty reputation. In brief, the summary of a second season of a statewide survey of ticks confirms what most people fear – a high percentage of the bloodsucking, pincer pests are carriers of disgusting diseases that are easily ...

Knowles tradition to continue under new owners

Knowles Jewelry will soon be under the new ownership of Jo Bahl and her son, Landon Bahl, but the tradition of high quality hometown service will remain the same. “It’s an icon in Minot,” said Landon Bahl, who said they are committed to maintaining the tradition of Knowles Jewelry, which ...

POEM: Minot’s hidden gem

Your imagination is your limit. If you can think it, you can do it. These are just a few of the sentiments echoed at People of Earth Matter Studio in Minot, which has been referred to as one of the town’s hidden gems. “Our equipment is really limited to your imagination,” founder ...

Showing gratitude

Each military service – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard – now is represented with its own emblem in the Veterans Room in the Ward County Administration Building in Minot. The five new military service emblems and relating plaque were dedicated Thursday evening prior to the ...

Come out and enjoy music

Every year the Frozen Fingers Music Association works to bring a festival full of bluegrass and classic music to Minot. The Frozen Fingers Festival will be returning again for two days of music and fun on Feb. 8-9. The Frozen Fingers Festival will take place at the Sleep Inn and Suites with a ...

Trinity Health Foundation awards nursing scholarships

Twelve nursing students were awarded scholarships at the Trinity Health Foundation’s 3rd Annual Nursing Scholarship Banquet on Jan. 8. Receiving awards of $3,750 each were Chelsey Bowley, Sydney Boyce, Jordan Eul, Jennifer Fettig, Lucas Kolden, Tyler Kroke, Mosope Osiyale, Jenna Routledge, ...

Denby Deegan

WHITE SHIELD – The legacy of Denby Deegan, one of the first Native American architects in the United States and North Dakota, lives on in his architectural work. Deegan, of White Shield, died Dec. 24, 2018, in Bismarck at the age of 77. Deegan was one of the first Native American ...

Turbines turning in McHenry County

VELVA – A new wind facility became operational in McHenry County last month. Capital Power Corporation of Edmonton, Alberta, announced its New Frontier Wind project began commercial operation on Dec. 21. The construction of the 99-megawatt facility was completed on-schedule and below its ...

Historical society president says hearing on museum bill went well

Ward County Historical Society president David Leite said a political subdivisions committee hearing went well Thursday. Several people from the area testified on Senate Bill 2146, which would provide $2 million for relocation of the historical society’s Pioneer Village Museum from the state ...

Dillon Jesz, Minot, pleads guilty to promoting obscenity to a minor

Dillon Richard Jesz, 25, Minot, entered a guilty plea on Thursday in district court in Minot to one Class C felony count of promoting obscenity to a minor. No sentence or sentencing date has yet been listed on the North Dakota Courts site. According to court documents, Jesz sent pornographic ...

Raphael Cook II, Minot, sentenced for aggravated assault

Raphael Vernon Cook II, 42, Minot, will serve three years in prison for breaking a woman’s nose during a domestic altercation on Nov. 9, 2018. Cook pleaded guilty to the Class C felony aggravated assault charge in district court in Minot on Friday. Judge Gary Lee sentenced him to a total ...

Eric Lemer, Carpio, sentenced for felony criminal mischief and theft

Eric Allan Lemer, 27, will serve about two years in prison for Class B felony criminal mischief and Class B felony theft for stealing a vehicle and other property and damaging the vehicle in December 2018. Court records show that Lemer appeared in district court in Stanley on Thursday and ...

Delano, Minot, charged with simple assault-domestic violence

Daryl Shaun Delano, 33, Minot, is accused of beating his girlfriend on several different occasions over the last week and had refused to allow her to leave her home. According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, the woman was covered in bruises when she reported the incidents ...

Burgum appoints Mihalick, Hacker to ND Board of Higher Education

BISMARCK – Gov. Doug Burgum on Friday appointed Timothy Mihalick of Minot and reappointed Nick Hacker of Bismarck to the North Dakota Board of Higher Education. Mihalick is a business development officer at First Western Bank & Trust of Minot. He will fill the unexpired term of Greg ...

Bill seeks costs of governor’s security, travel

BISMARCK (AP) — A North Dakota lawmaker is pushing a measure that would require disclosing the costs of providing security for the governor, lieutenant governor and their families, and better documentation of their travel. Republican Rep. Bill Devlin's bill introduced late Wednesday comes ...

Buyout disputes lead to lawsuits against City of Minot

Disputes over property buyouts for a flood protection project have led to four recent lawsuits against the City of Minot. Kenn and Lynette Simensen filed two lawsuits last November after purchase negotiations broke down. One complaint relates to property at 210 7th Street NE, which largely ...

New outdoors bills at Legislature

It is early in the North Dakota legislative session, but there already have been a number of bills related to the outdoors submitted for consideration. More are expected to be introduced in the coming days but here is a look at some of the outdoor type bills that are destined for increased ...

We’re still waiting

It is beginning to seem like the El Nino that never was, or never will be. For several months the Climate Prediction Center has been closely monitoring conditions favoring the developing of an El Nino. A big factor in El Nino, which generally results in warmer than usual winters with less ...