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Brine, oil release occurs at Fortuna well site

FORTUNA – A tank leak caused the release of 300 barrels of brine and 10 barrels of oil at a well site at a Divide County well site on March 6. The North Dakota Oil and Gas Division was notified on Monday by Future Acquisition Company, LLC. of the release occurring at the Heckman 7-6-1H ...

Police identify deceased man as Leonard McCauley, Minot

A man found dead on top of an RV in the Capital RV parking lot at 3000 14th Avenue SW in Minot on Saturday has been identified by Minot police as Leonard McCauley, 26, Minot. According to police, McCauley was found dead, without any clothes on. He was discovered at 2:27 p.m. Surveillance ...

The State Geography Bee will be held March 29 at Bismarck State College.

Among the area students who qualified are: Zayren Amble, a fifth grader at Bakken Elementary in Williston; McCoy Mohl, an eighth grader at Beulah Middle School; Rylab Myers, a fifth grader at Bob Callies Elementary in Garrison; Claire Trafton, an eighth grader at Bottineau Junior and Senior ...

Easter Seals Goodwill offers expanded services for people with disabilities

Minot’s Easter Seals Goodwill has been growing in client numbers and expanding in services and now has a new building to house its activities. Easter Seals moved into a new building in the Dakota Square area in early January. Formerly the Enbridge building, the location brings together ...

Minot AFB, Trinity Health, MPS, MSU & City of Minot largest local employers

Who are Minot’s top employers? Minot Air Force Base, Trinity Health, Minot Public Schools, Minot State University and the City of Minot are the top five largest local employers, according to newly released information. “We began collecting data on Feb. 25, 2019,” said Terri Philion, ...

Minot AFB Exchange to recognize Vietnam veterans at pinning ceremony

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – The Minot Air Force Base Exchange will recognize Vietnam veterans on March 29 at a pinning ceremony, where veterans will receive the Vietnam Veteran lapel pin. The ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. at the Exchange on base. For the second year in a row, the Army & ...

Seventeen Ward County patrol cars now equipped with defibrillators

The St. Joseph’s Community Health Foundation has donated $4,800 to purchase automated external defibrillators for Ward County Sheriff’s Department patrol cars, according to a press release. Seventeen of the patrol cars are now equipped with defibrillators. Deputies are often the first ...

Farm Rescue observing National Farm Rescuer Day

HORACE – Farm Rescue, a nonprofit organization that provides planting, haying, harvesting and livestock feeding assistance free of charge to farm and ranch families who have experienced a major illness, injury or natural disaster, will be celebrating National Farm Rescuer Day on March ...

Minot police look into man’s death

The death of a 26-year-old male found deceased in southwest Minot Saturday afternoon is under police investigation. The Minot Police Department reported officers responded at about 2:27 p.m. to a report of the man’s death. The department stated in a release that there are no indications of ...

Little change in ND oil production; gas production climbs

BISMARCK – North Dakota’s recent oil production shows only a slight decline, according to new figures released by the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources on Friday. In January, the most recent statistics available, the state produced 1,402,402 barrels of oil a day. December’s ...

Souris runoff outlook minimal

The latest snowmelt runoff outlook for the upper reaches of the Souris River was issued by the Saskatchewan Water Security Agency Friday. It calls for a slight decrease from the March 1 outlook, reflective of minimal snow cover over much of southern Saskatchewan. According to the WSA the ...

Upper Missouri spared sudden runoff

The recent blizzard that had a wide impact on much of North Dakota, especially the eastern portions of the state, also had a major impact throughout much of the U.S. heartland. On the lower reaches of the Missouri River Basin, where the storm brought heavy rainfall in addition to snow and ...