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This map from the State Health Department shows the eight regions in which medical marijuana dispensaries can be permitted.

N.D. Health Department establishes medical marijuana dispensary regions

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Health has established the Minot area as one of eight regions where medical marijuana dispensaries can be established under the state Medical Marijuana Program. The regions include a 50-mile radius surrounding eight cities. In addition to Minot, ...

Two ND counties participate in pilot program to improve farm payments

WASHINGTON - The U.S. department of Agriculture has implemented a pilot program to improve the fairness of payments under the Agriculture Risk Coverage program, Sen. John Hoeven,, R-ND, announced Thursday. Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the ...

Police announce promotions

The Minot Police Department has announced promotions for officers. Lt. Steve Whitesell is promoted to the rank of captain and Sgt. Dale Plessas is promoted to the rank of lieutenant. Whitesell will take over as police administration commander and will oversee the department’s training, ...

Man pleads guilty to child porn offenses

A 54-year-old Minot man pleaded guilty to uploading child pornography to an internet chatroom and to two counts of possession of child pornography on Thursday in district court in Minot. Edwin Herba will be sentenced March 21, according to court records. The Class A felony carries a maximum ...

School board surveying public on 2018-2019 school calendar

The Minot Public School Board is seeking input from the public regarding development of the 2018-2019 school calendar. People are asked to fill out a survey at www.minot.k12.nd.us The survey will be open until noon Tuesday. – Andrea Johnson

Minot robbery suspect is jailed in Vegas

A 28-year-old Minot man facing multiple felony charges in Minot including robbery is being held on other charges in Clark County, Nev., according to the Ward County Sheriff’s Office. Jose Victor Gonzalez will eventually be extradited back to Ward County to face charges here. The sheriff’s ...

Dakota Datebook: Red Kate

Today marks the anniversary of the death of Kate Richards, who died in 1948 at the age of 71. Also known as Red Kate, her brush with North Dakota made history. She was born in 1876 to Kansas farmers who were forced off their farm after an economic depression and then a drought in 1887. The ...

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The new B-52 Aircraft Maintenance facility at Minot Air Force Base consolidates 5th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron personnel from several locations into one facility. A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new facility will be held at the base on Friday.

B-52 Aircraft Maintenance facility ribbon-cutting ceremony set for Friday

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – A ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday for the new $17.6 million B-52 Aircraft Maintenance facility at Minot Air Force Base wraps up its construction. The ceremony is hosted by the 5th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. A Military Construction (MilCon) project, the new ...

Churches host informational events on refugee experience

North Dakota immigrants who fled their home countries and representatives of Lutheran Social Services’ New Americans program will be speaking about the refugee experience at events sponsored by local churches in Minot this weekend. A worship service will be held at 5 p.m. at Zion Lutheran ...

Four charged with drug offenses

Four people were charged with drug offenses following a raid on a house in rural Minot on Sunday. Wyatt Tyler Thomas Knutson, 29, is charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver or manufacture, a Class B felony; possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class C felony; ...

Growing hunger pains call for growing Backpack Buddies program

Did you know that one in five local students are at risk of going hungry? Think about that statistic. These are elementary age children. Souris Valley United Way was the initial funder and local affiliate for Backpack Buddies, which has expanded to assist 192 hungry schoolchildren with ...

Minot man given deferred sentence, community service for delivery of pot

A 34-year-old Minot man was given a deferred sentence and ordered to complete 120 hours of community service on a delivery of marijuana charge on Wednesday, court records show. Matthew Marvin Felan pleaded guilty to the Class B felony charge before Judge Doug Mattson in district court in ...

Crash on U.S. Hwy. 83 Bypass closes road for a time

A 45-year-old Minot man was injured when his vehicle struck a Freightliner service truck as the truck was attempting to turn off the U.S. Highway 83 Bypass on the west side of Minot Tuesday night. The accident closed the bypass from U.S. Highway 2 to Fourth Avenue NW for about 90 minutes. The ...

Man charged with choking fiancee

A 28-year-old Minot man is accused of choking his fiancee during a domestic altercation early Tuesday morning. Jason Joseph Alumbaugh is charged with aggravated assault, a Class C felony carrying a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. He was scheduled to make an ...

Ward County Jail inmate receives emergency medical treatment

A Ward County Jail inmate received emergency medical treatment this week, according to the Ward County Sheriff’s Department. Law enforcement officers brought the 26-year-old man to the jail on Jan. 4, where he was incarcerated on various charges stemming from warrants being issued for his ...

North Dakota Council on the Arts announces new executive director

Kim Konikow has been selected as the new executive director of the North Dakota Council on the Arts effective Friday. Konikow will replace Beth Gigante Klingenstein who has had the job since July 2014. After eighteen years, Kim Konikow is trading Southern Utah red rocks for the high plains of ...

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Perry Taylor brought in a variety of his work, one of which was 38 years old.

Unique designs to hang in the window

Perry Taylor has been creating his unique stained glass designs for 40 years and is still going strong with his work. He takes his own path with his designs, creating stained glass work he has never seen before. His hobby just started one day when he decided to give it a try. Self taught, ...