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DL-B bond issue passes

Voters in the Des Lacs-Burlington school district approved an $11.9 million bond issue Tuesday that will pay for new school construction. The approval of the bond issue means that taxes will increase $180 per year for the owner of a $200,000 home in the Des Lacs-Burlington district and $98 per ...

Cramer supports flood insurance reform act

Congressman Kevin Cramer, R-ND, lauded congressional passage Tuesday of the 21st Century Flood Reform Act, saying it will place federal flood insurance on a fiscally sustainable path and promote the private flood insurance marketplace. The taxpayer-backed NFIP was created in 1968 to provide ...

Man sentenced on drug possession, possession of stolen car charge

A 59-year-old Minot man will serve about 90 days for being in possession of a stolen motor vehicle in May and being in possession of a controlled substance in September, according to court records. Steven Lee Parizek entered an Alford plea to the charge on Wednesday in district court in ...

Man gets probation for beating, choking woman

A 25-year-old Minot man was given probation Wednesday for beating and choking a 23-year-old woman at a southeast Minot residence on Aug. 1. Michael Lyndon McDonald pleaded guilty to assault, a Class A misdemeanor. He had originally been charged with felony aggravated assault. Judge Gary Lee ...

Ribbon cutting for new Ward County Jail addition on Monday

A ribbon cutting for the Ward County Detention Center addition will be held at 204 Front Street SE at 1:30 p..m. on Monday. The public and the media are invited to attend the event, according to a press release. No tours will be provided at that time, however, the public and the media are ...

Photographic Impressions of South African Landscapes at Northwest Art Center

Photographer Meghan Kirkwood brings images of an arid grassland region in South Africa to Northwest Art Center viewers in “Historical Landscapes: South African Environments Through the Lens,” on display at the Gordon B. Olson Library Gallery, Minot State University, Dec. 5-29. “Nestled ...

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Shannon Schmidt cuts the ribbon for the new sensory gym at Caleb’s Clubhouse.

Sensational new gym for Caleb’s Clubhouse

Caleb’s Clubhouse is a nonprofit center for all children, both special needs and regularly developing, to use as a preschool or after-school program. It was founded by Shannon Schmidt, whose oldest child, Caleb, has autism. She started the clubhouse with the goal of encouraging all children, ...

Minot Symphony Orchestra and MSU Veterans Center conduct paper product drive

The Minot Symphony Orchestra and the Minot State University Veterans Center recently joined forces to hold a paper drive to benefit the Minot Area Homeless Coalition. Paper products were collected at the symphony’s Veterans Day concert on Saturday and were donated to the Minot Area Homeless ...

Minot man sentenced to probation for menacing

A 37-year-old Minot man pleaded guilty Wednesday to two Class A misdemeanor charges of menacing and carrying a concealed firearm or weapon during an incident on July 28. A Class C felony aggravated assault charge was dismissed against Christopher Jon Carlson, according to court records. For ...

Minot man to serve two years for aggravated assault

A Minot man will serve two years in prison for assaulting another man with a knife during an altercation at his residence in March, according to court records. A jury found Jesse Matthew Parker Jr., 56, guilty of aggravated assault last week. On Tuesday, Judge Gary Lee sentenced him to five ...

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This coyote was photographed in northwest Minot earlier this week. It appeared to have emerged from a coulee bordering the backyards of several homes.

City coyotes raise awareness

Coyotes have been seen within the City of Minot for several years. Usually they are cha#sed and find their own way out of the city. However, more always seem to move in, especially during the winter months. Recently a sighting of a coyote in northwest Minot, in the area of Glacial Drive, has ...

Health official seeks to increase access to behavioral health in rural area

FESSENDEN – Limited access to behavioral health services is a problem across North Dakota, but it is particularly acute in the rural areas. Brittany Long, nurse administrator of the Wells County District Health Unit in Fessenden, is among the state’s public health officials who are ...

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Kyle Hass, Bowbells, harvested this immense non-typical white-tailed deer on opening day of the deer gun season last Friday. Hass was hunting in Burke County.

Non-typical giant

It was the buck of a lifetime. No doubt about that. Was it ever! Kyle Hass of Bowbells harvested a monster of a non-typical white-tailed deer during the season opener last Friday. His dad was there too, and his best friend. The quality company made an exciting hunt even more ...

Bankers support bill to ease regulations, protect consumers

Area bankers are supporting a bipartisan Senate bill designed to provide regulatory relief for financial institutions and increase consumer protections. U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-ND, on Tuesday announced the bipartisan agreement coming out of the Senate Banking Committee. The legislation ...

Dunseith woman charged with breaking cousin’s nose

A 33-year-old Dunseith woman is accused of breaking her cousin’s nose during an altercation on Sept. 11 Wen-dy Marie Morin is charged with aggravated assault and was scheduled to make an initial appearance in district court in Minot on Monday. According to a probable cause affidavit filed ...

County Highway Department calls for bale removal

To better facilitate the removal of snow on county highways, the Ward County Highway Department asks that all hay bales be removed from the county right of way as soon as possible. Bales left in the right of way will become the property of Ward County.

Festival of Trees this Saturday

People are invited to choose the perfect Christmas tree, wreath or centerpiece at the Festival of Trees Saturday at the Holiday Inn Riverside. This event includes a live auction of fully decorated Christmas trees, a silent auction featuring Thanksgiving and Christmas items, a raffle with ...

Cramer announces military academy nominations

Area students have been nominated to the U.S. military service academies by Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D. Brenna Bulman, Cando, daughter of Lee and Lori Bulman, and Ian Tjelta son of Peter and Jodi Tjolta of Sheyenne and a Devils Lake High School student, were both nominated to the U.S. Military ...

Minot Fun Zone to open Dec. 5

The Minot Recreation Commission, in partnership with the Minot Park District, and Minot Area Community Foundation, announced the 2017-18 opening of the Minot Fun Zone. The Fun Zone is a free opportunity for adults to bring their young children to play in a safe, warm, fun environment during ...

Western Plains Opera having open auditions

Minot’s Western Plains Opera announces open auditions for its January musical theater production, “The King and I.” Sustaining its long history of combining the best of community, university and professional talent, the Western Plains Opera seeks to fill roles for all ages. All voice ...