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Northland PACE celebrates National PACE Month

National PACE Month will be celebrated for the first time this September. The observance recognizes the work of Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, which coordinate and provide all needed preventive, primary, acute and long-term care services so older adults can continue living at ...

NW Art Center lecture highlights trip to the UK, Ireland

Travelers from the Minot State University study-abroad program will share photos and experiences from a summer trip to the United Kingdom and Ireland on the Northwest Art Center Lecture Series Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. in the Aleshire Theater, MSU. Their presentation, “Big ...

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Pictured are members of the Minot American Legion Auxiliary Unit #26 and three of the four scholarship recipients of the units 2017-18 scholarship program. Auxiliary members standing, from the left, are Darlene V. Rust, Carol Wallace, Linda Siewert, Alicia Roman, Maryann Lafontaine, Delores Walhood, Linda Topham, Phyllis Allen, Val Bohlig and Mavis Bolte. Scholarship recipients seated, from the left, are Abigail McGee, Amanda Papp and Cassidy Radi. Not pictured is Sage Goodman.

Legion Auxiliary scholarship recipients

Submitted Photo Pictured are members of the Minot American Legion Auxiliary Unit #26 and three of the four scholarship recipients of the units 2017-18 scholarship program. Auxiliary members standing, from the left, are Darlene V. Rust, Carol Wallace, Linda Siewert, Alicia Roman, Maryann ...

High risk sex offenders register with police

Minot police report that two high risk sex offenders have registered in Minot. Jon Luke Church, who will turn 25 later this month, is living at 1532 16th Street NW in Minot. According to the North Dakota Sex Offenders Registry, Church met an 11-year-old girl at a pizza party when he was 18, ...

Minot State, Minot Area Community Foundation bring UNITY to Minot

Minot State University has formed a partnership with the Minot Area Community Foundation to bring the UNITY Project to campus beginning Monday, Sept. 18 and continuing throughout MSU’s Homecoming 2017 week, according to a press release. The UNITY Project, an interactive public art project ...

Woman charged with theft from over a year ago

A 25-year-old Minot woman complained Thursday in district court that she had been charged with felony resisting arrest when she asked police to wait to arrest her until she had completed her shift at a local restaurant. Destiny Marie Herrmann told Judge Richard Hagar she was the only person ...

Williston State College to host Constitution Day

Williston State College’s American Government class will be hosting two events, Monday, Sept. 18, to commemorate the signing of the United States Constitution Sept. 17, 1787. More than half of the American Government class will be volunteering their time for these two service projects. Like ...

Man given deferred sentence for delivery of oxycodone

A Minot man was given a deferred imposition of sentence for three years Thursday for a Class B felony charge of delivery of oxycodone. Court records show that Colton Anton Johnson, 23, will also be on supervised probation for one year. He must also pay $150 in restitution and $775 in fines ...

BLM oil and gas lease auction includes ND parcels

BILLINGS, Mont. – Bids on oil and gas leases in North Dakota and South Dakota brought in $314,862 in an online auction held Sept. 12, by the Bureau of Land Management. Fifteen parcels encompassing just over 4,400 acres of federal minerals in Dunn County, North Dakota, and Fall River County, ...

Ben Hanson, a Fargo Democrat, is seeking the congressional seat held by Kevin Cramer in the 2018 election.

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Democrat warms up for House race with Minot visit

A little known former legislator taking on what presumably could be a six-year incumbent, Ben Hanson began laying groundwork in Minot Thursday in his campaign for the U.S. House seat on the November 2018 ballot. “It’s very early, so I am just getting started, making calls to community ...

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Gale McCray stands at the intersection of Broadway and Burdick Expressway early Thursday evening with his Trump sign.

Old man with sign shares Trump view with Minot

The old man standing on a busy Minot intersection with a sign taking a poke at President Trump was prepared for a few dirty looks from residents of the second most pro-Trump state in the union. He was hoping for at least a few thumbs up or honks of appreciation, too. Gale McCray of Fort ...

Trump advisers to headline NDPC annual meeting

GRAND FORKS – Trump advisers Vincent DeVito, counselor on Energy Policy for the U.S. Department of Interior, and Stephen Moore, author, FOX News commentator and Heritage Foundation economist ad policy adviser for the president, will headline the North Dakota Petroleum Council’s 36th annual ...

Akili, a male okapi, arrived at Roosevelt Park Zoo in Minot on Sept. 9. He left his previous home at Disney’s Animal Kingdom as a Hurricane Irma evacuee.

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Okapi arrives at Roosevelt Park Zoo

Help hurries in when weather is at its worst. Preparations for Roosevelt Park Zoo’s okapi have been months in the making but he departed Florida as a Hurricane Irma evacuee. Akili is a 17-year-old male okapi. He is most recently from Disney’s Animal Kingdom where he played a key role in ...

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Teacher of the Year

Minot Education Association teacher of the year Lynae Holmen was honored at a school assembly at Longfellow Elementary on Thursday before fellow teachers, administrators and staff. Holmen, a special education teacher who teaches the deaf and hard of hearing, is also one of five finalists for ...

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Annabelle Barcomb with some of the special needs people she has helped.

Call for Entries open for activist youth

When it comes to making their communities better places to live, kids do remarkably creative things to make a difference. Hunger, illness, poverty, substance abuse, environmental problems, no issue is too difficult for America’s youth to tackle. The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, ...

Coast Guard: Most fuel spilled from tank farm unrecoverable

(AP) — Less than 20 percent of a 461,000-gallon gasoline spill in Texas during Hurricane Harvey was recovered by the company responsible, while the rest evaporated or soaked into the ground, a U.S. Coast Guard official said Thursday. Only a minor amount of the spill appeared to have escaped ...

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Calling Collect(ors) – art assembled and art dispersed

Ryan and Karina Stander have been collecting art since their first year of marriage, and, over the years, their collection has grown into a plethora of engaging artworks. As they continue their careers at Minot State University, they continue to reach out to individuals in the art community, ...

Minot woman charged with delivery of oxycodone

A 62-year-old Minot woman is accused of delivery of oxycodone pills on Tuesday. Debora Kay Henderson made an initial appearance in district court in Minot on Wednesday on the Class B felony charge, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. Henderson is also ...