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National Night Out in Minot taking place today

Neighborhoods in the city of Minot and communities in the surrounding region will join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 35th Annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event today. This year’s event will be at Minot High School’s Magic City Campus from ...

Spillway gates opened at Garrison Dam

RIVERDALE – Flow through the regulating tunnels at Garrison Dam ended yesterday as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opted to use the spillway gates to regulate releases into the Missouri River. The action allowed the Corps to test repairs made to spillway gates following the high water year ...

New 4 Bears Waterpark

NEW TOWN– If you drive west of New Town over Lake Sakakawea on N.D. Highway 23 frequently, you may have noticed a large construction project under way right across the parking lot from 4 Bears Casino & Lodge. A new waterpark has been under construction since November. The opening will be ...

August is heating up

This week promises to be a hot one. Maybe not out of line for what can be expected in August, but hot nevertheless. The National Weather Service forecast for the remainder of this week shows daytime temperatures reaching 90 degrees or more through the weekend. Today the thermometer is ...

Produced water spill reported near Kenmare

KENMARE – The North Dakota Department of Health has been notified of a produced water spill resulting from a pipeline leak about 13 miles west of Kenmare in Burke County. Produced water is a by-product of oil and gas development. The spill occurred on Thursday when the pipeline was struck ...

Meyers sentenced for aggravated assault

Minot, was given a suspended sentence and two years supervised probation last week for strangling her 28-year-old girlfriend during a domestic altercation in June. Meyers pleaded guilty to the Class C felony aggravated assault charge. Court records show that Judge Stacy Louser sentenced her ...

Carlsten charged with child abuse

Michael John Carlsten, 37, Minot, is charged with Class C felony child abuse following an incident on Sunday involving a young girl. Judge Doug Mattson said he wants Carlsten to receive a psychological evaluation before he sets bond and ordered that he be seen for the evaluation this ...

Raising awareness

Miss North Dakota 2000 Kay Picconatto Levesque and her husband Sean Levesque, both Minot natives, sold their house and most of their possessions in Minnesota last year, bought a fifth wheeler and hit the road with their three children to inform the public about the evils of human trafficking. ...

Welding wizards

Three 2018 Minot High School graduates are among the top students in the country when it comes to welding fabrication. Austin Guderjahn, Gage Jaeger, and Trey Pellett finished fifth out of 39 teams at the 55th annual National Skills USA Leadership and Skills Competition held June 24-28 in ...

City’s preliminary budget holds 18.5 percent tax increase

Minot homeowners would see an 18.5 percent increase in city property tax under a preliminary budget released to the Minot City Council Monday. The owner of a home with the median value of $178,000 would pay about $162 more a year, or about $13.49 a month. The $180 million preliminary budget ...

Board reviews preliminary budget

School property taxes are projected to go up by about $1.84 per month, or $22.05 per year, for the owner of a $200,000 home in the Minot school district, assuming that there has been no change in the home’s valuation, business manager Scott Moum told Minot school board members on Monday. The ...

Up close view of the military

Thousands of people flocked onto Minot Air Force Base on Saturday for Northern Neighbors Day Air and Space Show to see what the military does. By the end of the day Northern Neighbors Day officials determined more than 20,000 people attended this year’s event. It is believed to be the ...

Harvey opens new outpatient clinic

HARVEY — A grand opening for the St. Aloisius Medical Center Outpatient Clinic was held in Harvey Aug. 1. Several years ago, the Sisters of Mary of the Presentation and the local board of directors had a vision to enhance the quality of care St. Aloisius Medical Center provided by ...

NDSF manager happy with judge’s ruling in museum dispute

State Fair Association General Manager Renae Korslien said Friday she is happy with a judge’s ruling that means the State Fair can order the Pioneer Village Museum removed from the fairgrounds. Meanwhile, the Ward County Historical Society president said the judge’s decision could mean the ...

Attempted murder trial concludes

FESSENDEN – After brief deliberation, a jury here returned guilty verdicts on two counts of attempted murder in the case against Alexander Blake Lail, 49, New Rockford. The trial began this past Monday and was given to the jury for deliberation on Wednesday. A verdict came the same day. The ...

Drivers required to move over

It is a traffic law that is sometime ignored, knowingly or otherwise. It is North Dakota’s Slow Down Move Over law. Not abiding by the law to slow down or move over creates a dangerous hazard for those lending assistance on roadways. The list includes wrecker operators, highway construction ...

Recipients selected for Native American Hall of Honor

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Native American Hall of Honor Committee, including tribal representatives from each of the five federally recognized tribes of North Dakota, has selected recipients to be recognized in the North Dakota Native American Hall of Honor. The induction ceremony will be ...

Eric Deck, Minot, charged with punching police officer in the face

Eric Beeler Deck, 35, Minot, is accused of punching a Minot police officer in the face on Wednesday evening. He is charged with a Class C felony in district court in Minot. According to the probable cause affidavit filed with the court, police responded to a call from Nola’s Bar at 919 West ...

Jerrell Riley, Minot, sentenced for simple assault – domestic violence

Jerrell Curtis Riley, 35, Minot, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of Class B misdemeanor simple assault - domestic violence in district court in Minot on Thursday. Riley had originally been charged with two Class C felonies and accused of beating a woman on May 21 and accidentally striking a ...