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State of the art shooting range

SURREY – It’s unlike anything seen before in the area. Nodak Arms has opened an indoor shooting range that allows shooters to use live rounds while targeting images projected on a video screen. “This range is literally state of the art. There’s nobody within several states that has ...

Burgum’s budget

A presidential library that could become North Dakota’s Mount Rushmore. Career academies that re-imagine high school education. An unmanned aviation system network that makes North Dakota a hub for a new industry. These are a part of Gov. Doug Burgum’s vision in a proposed $14.3 billion ...

North Dakota’s fastest man

If this story was a rip down the track by Bob Struksnes you’d be done reading it by now. North Dakota’s fastest man will take yet another checkered flag when he is inducted into the National Hot Rod Association West-central Division 5 Hall of Fame. Struksnes is slated to receive the honor ...

‘Justice was Swift’

Like a lawman hunting for clues to a crime, author Marlan Hvinden searched a wealth of research material to unravel the historical evidence associated with outlaw stories of North Dakota’s wild west past. From North Dakota libraries to the National Archives, with stops in Montana, Minnesota ...

Dawud Williams charged with intent to deliver meth

Dawud Issa Williams, 39, is accused of possession with intent to deal methamphetamine in New Town on Thursday. Will-iams, who has a Florida driver’s license but a post office box in Williston, is charged with a Class B felony in district court in Stanley. He is also charged with Class C ...

Esmond responds

ESMOND — Because every minute is precious in a medical emergency, the Esmond community knew something needed to be done when its ambulance service almost ceased operating early last spring. Faced with potentially waiting 45 minutes or more for a neighboring town’s ambulance, community ...

Minot AFB master sergeant receives Bronze Star Medal

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – Master Sgt. Philip McAlpin, a heavy repair superintendent with the 5th Civil Engineer Squadron at Minot Air Force Base, has received a Bronze Star Medal for meritorious achievement while deployed to Syria. McAlpin returned to the Minot base earlier this year. ...

Kyle Gray Jr. charged with terrorizing

Kyle Remond Gray Jr., 37, is charged with Class C felony terrorizing in district court in Minot. According to Minot police and a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, a woman called police at 1:19 a.m. Friday and reported that a man was trying to get into her residence in the 700 ...

Cameron White, Minot, charged with aggravated assault – domestic violence

Cameron Jamal White, 24, Minot, is accused of strangling a woman during a domestic violence altercation on Thursday, according to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court. White is charged with Class C felony aggravated assault - domestic violence in district court in Minot. A baby ...

State Supreme Court upholds guilty verdict for Joel Mejia

The North Dakota Supreme Court affirmed a guilty verdict on Friday for a man who had argued there wasn’t enough evidence for a judge to find him guilty of simple assault. Joel Mejia, 35, had originally been charged with Class C felony aggravated assault after an argument with his roommates ...

LaGregory Kollock, Minot, sentenced for disorderly conduct

LaGregory Keon Kollock, 30, Minot, who had originally been charged with Class C felony terrorizing for a March 30, 2017, incident at the old radar base 16 miles south of Minot, pleaded guilty on Thursday to a reduced charge of Class B misdemeanor disorderly conduct. Court records show that ...

State Historical Society publishes ‘Traces: Early Peoples of North Dakota’

BISMARCK – A new book, “Traces: Early Peoples of North Dakota,” was recently published by the State Historical Society of North Dakota. Authors Barbara Handy-Marchello and Fern Swenson summarize the archaeology of North Dakota from the arrival of the earliest known people 13,500 years ...

Former missile wing commander nominated for new rank

Col. Colin Connor, former commander of the 91st Missile Wing at Minot Air Force Base, has been nominated by President Trump for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Secretary of Defense James Mattis recently announced the nominations. Connor is currently serving as the director of ...

Entrepreneurs present at Minot State

From a dessert food truck to a brewery to a business that would deliver fast food and other items to Minot doorsteps within three hours, young entrepreneurs at Minot State are full of ideas. Students in Tracey Mays’ Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation class presented their ideas for ...

Company with lodging in ND part of merger

A company with workforce housing facilities in the Bakken in North Dakota, and a company with similar services in the Permian and Anadarko Basins have entered into a merger agreement with Platinum Eagle Acquisition Corp. The merger of Platinum Eagle with Target Logistics Management, LLC ...

Give a little, do a lot

Through Power of the Purse, members of the Minot Area Community Foundation are bringing smiles to the families of the Domestic Violence Crisis Center. In total, they donated $2,000 worth of toys for all ages to the center to be given to children through their “Happier Holiday” event. In a ...

Hoeven, 24 other senators support review of New START

Sen. John Hoeven joined Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona and 23 additional senators in sending a letter on Nov. 29 to President Donald Trump outlining top priorities for the administration’s review of the viability of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START). The senators wrote to the ...

Stanley Miller, Minot, sentenced for menacing

Stanley Leon Miller, 42, Minot, originally charged with Class C felony terrorizing for reportedly threatening to stab another inmate in the neck with a pencil, pleaded guilty on Monday to Class A misdemeanor menacing. Court records show that Judge Richard Hagar sentenced him to 360 days in ...