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Alzheimer’s presentation to be held in Minot

The Alzheimer’s Association will offer a free presentation titled “Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research” on Tuesday, June 26, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Ward County Building, 225 3rd Street SE, in Minot. Registration is preferred but not required. The ...

City of Minot schedules aerial mosquito spraying next week

The City of Minot, in conjunction with Minot Air Force Base and the Ohio Air National Guard, has scheduled aerial spraying for mosquito control in the Minot area for an evening between June 26 and 29, weather permitting. Crews will choose an evening in that window based on weather and wind ...

International Souris River boards to host public meeting

ESTEVAN, Sask. – The public is invited to attend presentations of the International Souris River Board and the International Souris River Study Board on June 25 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Days Inn in Estevan, Saskatchewan. Following a brief overview of the study and its progress, as well ...

County could host new wind projects

Ward County is on the radar of wind energy companies seeking new areas for expansion. The Ward County Planning Office has had contacts with three companies interested in potential projects, including one that is considering reviving a portion of the large Hartland project that had been ...

Still flingin’ and swingin’

He remembers the players. He remembers the games. He remembers the scores. Jerry Gooch has been playing slowpitch softball since 1969. At 66 years of age, he’ll turn 67 in August, he can still be found on the softball diamond two nights a week during the summer season. He has more than 50 ...

Republicans support Jaeger for Secretary of State

FARGO – On Saturday, the North Dakota Republican GOP State Committee unanimously voted to grant Al Jaeger its letter of support for the office of Secretary of State. “As the state’s chief election official, our Secretary of State must always operate above reproach and with the highest ...

Health department to hold public emergency preparedness meeting

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Health has scheduled a public meeting to educate the general public about emergency preparedness activities and provide an opportunity for public comment. The meeting will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at 1720 Burlington Drive in Bismarck. ...

Long-term view

From analyzing the costs associated with new property developments to stepping up the street maintenance program, the City of Minot wants to take a longer term view on spending in an effort to save taxpayers money. City Manager Tom Barry conducted a budget workshop for current and incoming ...

Preparing for the big event

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – The U.S. Air Force’s Thunderbirds, other flying events and ground demonstrations along with static displays of aircraft are among the activities scheduled for this year’s Northern Neighbors Day at Minot Air Force Base on Saturday, Aug. 4. Maj. Richard Sandwick, ...

Missile wing members’ reunion set for August

A reunion for those assigned to the 91st/455th Missile Wing at Minot Air Force Base will be held Aug 2-4 in Minot. It is believed this is the first reunion to be held for all missile maintenance people ever assigned to Minot AFB. However, the reunion is not just for those assigned to the ...

Ward County 4-H holds Livestock & Small Animal Practice Day

Ward County 4-H hosted its annual practice for Achievement Days livestock and small animal exhibitors on May 31. Livestock and Small Animal Practice Day was created to help educate 4-H animal exhibitors and enhance their showmanship skills. Presenters held round robin-type ...

Horse Practice Day prepares youth, horses for Achievement Days

Ward County 4-H hosted its annual Horse Practice Day at Minot Trail Riders arena on June 3. The event is held before 4-H members go to Achievement Days. Youth participating from Ward County were Haley Buck, Faith Carpenter, Emily Fannik, Madyson Kostenko, Emily Merck, Macey Moore, Kinley ...

ND Cowboy Hall of Fame holds 2018 induction ceremony

MEDORA — The North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame inducted seven people, a ranch and a rodeo bull into the organization’s Hall of Honorees on Saturday in Medora. The categories and those inducted at a ceremony at Tjaden Terrace, Medora, are as follows: Rodeo Arena: Chad Berger of ...

Goodman 90th birthday open house

Eva Goodman will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. June 23 at the Parker Senior Center, 21 1st Avenue SE, Minot. Family and friends are invited to attend.

There is plenty of hope for those who are vulnerable

There is hope for people who are considering suicide, but it’s important for people to reach out to help those who might be in trouble, said Alison Traynor, North Dakota Suicide Prevention director. “If you’re worried about someone’s mental health, ask them about suicide,” said ...

ND delegation troubled by IG report

Members of North Dakota’s congressional delegation expressed their disappointment in the FBI in light of the release of an Inspector General’s report of the agency this past week. The 500-page report was critical of former director James Comey, whom Trump fired shortly after taking ...

25 years of gourmet products at Gourmet Chef

Servicing the Minot area since Aug. 15 of 1993, Gourmet Chef is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2018. Originally opening in a different part of the building it resides in now on Main Street, the store grew from a measly 400 square feet to 4,000 square feet. Denise Lindbo and her mother ...

Minot teacher negotiations ongoing

Teacher and school board negotiators wrangled over language in the district’s sick leave policy during a two-hour long negotiating session to try to resolve an impasse. The major point of contention on Thursday was whether teachers will be able to use up to seven of their available paid ...

School board discusses demographics

Residents of the Minot school district will likely be soon asked how they want to address anticipated overcrowding at the middle school and high school levels. Superintendent Mark Vollmer said at Thursday’s school board meeting that a scaled back bond issue passed by voters in 2014 has ...