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Fettig opens Biscuits and Bows

Working as an insurance agent, Tamara Fettig of Minot thought she had found her calling. That was until a spunky little Yorkie named Moose came into her life that has now led to her very own pet spa on North Hill. “It all came down to this little man right here, Moose,” Fettig said as ...

Fire safety tips offered

The Minot Fire Department is urging residents to observe Fire Prevention Week by replacing batteries in smoke detectors and practicing their home fire escape plans. The theme of Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 7 to 13, is “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware – fire can happen anywhere.” City of ...

Dallas Chase, Dunseith, acquitted on federal assault charges

A long-time tribal police officer for the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa was found innocent of assaulting his girlfriend last year during a federal jury trial in Bismarck on Thursday. Dallas Chase, 31, of Dunseith, had been charged with assault resulting in bodily injury and assault ...

Grand Champion

7/s Lucy 517 won grand champion female at the 2018 South Dakota State Fair Angus Show, Sept. 1 in Huron, S.D. Madison Sundsbak, right, of Des Lacs owns the February 2017 daughter of PVF Insight 0129. Photo by Rod Geppert, American Angus Association.

Minot vocalist to represent ND

Chloe Marie Watterud, a junior at Minot High School-Magic City Campus, is the winner of Prairie Public TV’s Celebration of Music Talent Search Competition. Watterud learned she was the winner on Sept. 23 during Ethan Bortnick’s Generations of Music concert at the Belle Mehus Auditorium in ...

The sky’s the limit

Students learn all about aviation at annual camps held at the Dakota Territory Air Museum in Minot. ACE Aviation Camp is a three-hour program for third- and fourth-graders and PACE Aviation Camp is a five-session program for fifth- and sixth-graders. Aviation mentors are the instructors for ...

Police locate missing man

An 18-year-old Minot man who had been missing since Oct. 3 has been located, according to the Minot Police Department. Police had sought the public’s help in locating Jalen Ballard, who was last seen Oct. 3 and was reported missing the next day. Police report Ballard was found safe and well ...

Give Way for the United Way

Souris Valley United Way was started in 1930 with a simple goal: help to support the community through support of the many agencies providing programs to the community of Minot and all those around. Over its 88 years of operation, the Souris Valley United Way has grown from supporting five ...

Events planned in ND to commemorate WWI Centennial

One hundred years ago in October, 26,000 American soldiers died on the battlefields of France in one of the final battles of World War I. Hundreds of them were from North Dakota. During the coming month, events will take place to commemorate sacrifices the young soldiers from North Dakota and ...

ND unveils refreshed brand ‘Be Legendary’

BISMARCK – Gov. Doug Burgum on Friday announced “Be Legendary” as North Dakota’s new brand identity, building on the “Legendary” brand that has been used to promote the state for more than 15 years. The refreshed, active brand includes a new logo and an updated look and feel with ...

Two killed in New Town accident identified

NEW TOWN – The North Dakota Highway Patrol has indentified two people killed in a vehicle crash near New Town early Friday as David Wilcox, 28, of Tempe, Arizona, and Taylor Denny, 22, of Phoenix, Arizona. The man and woman died after their vehicle was struck by a semi truck on the U.S. ...

Jalen Ballard reported missing

Minot Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 18-year-old male. On Oct. 4, Jalen Ballard was reported missing. Last known to be headed to work on Oct. 3, he failed to arrive and it is believed he may have left the Minot area via Amtrak. Ballard is described as a black ...

School board approves budget

The Minot Public School Board gave final approval on Thursday to a budget with a deficit of $2.85 million. The total projected revenue is $102.033 million and the projected expenses are $104.887 million The deficit can be made up using the district’s reserve fund, which is projected to ...

Wintry weather staying around

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. That seems to be the way the weather is going to be for the next days and through next week, according to the forecast experts at the National Weather Service. Forecasters say there will be a short “breather” from the rainy/snowy forecast and ...

Trial set for Legare

Chad Vincent Legare, 43, of Alexandria, Minn., is scheduled to go to trial Nov. 13-16 in district court in Towner on charges of Class A felony attempted murder, Class B felony burglary, and Class C felony aggravated assault, according to a listing on the North Dakota Courts site. A pretrial ...

Rodeo volunteer

A former B-52 bomber pilot now works behind the scenes at the Minot Y’s Men’s Rodeo. Pat Travnicek, who spent 28 years on active duty with the U.S. Air Force, volunteers his time at the Y’s Men’s Rodeo each year. As a member of the Y’s Men, he helps with the group’s main ...

Burgum names Clint Hill 44th recipient of Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award

BISMARCK – Gov. Doug Burgum on Friday announced former U.S. Secret Service agent and author Clint Hill as the 44th recipient of the North Dakota Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award, the state’s highest commendation for its citizens. Hill served in the U.S. Secret Service from 1958 to ...

LSSND partnership with Tioga bank to serve as state model

TIOGA – A $10,000 donation and plans for financial literacy education are the latest contributions of The Bank of Tioga to Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota in a housing partnership that could serve as a statewide model. The Bank of Tioga recently donated $10,000 for a second ...

Carlos Valentin, Bottineau, charged with manslaughter

Carlos Antonio Valentin, 19, Bottineau, is charged with Class B felony manslaughter in district court in Bottineau. According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Valentin accidentally shot and killed Devon Main Wednesday morning while Valentin was playing with a 9mm handgun he ...