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Alex Andrade, Minot, charged with simple assault, interference with 911 call

Alex Andrade, 31, Minot, is accused of beating his wife with his fists early Tuesday at a northwest Minot address and smashing her cell phone when she tried to call 911. Andrade is charged in district court in Minot with Class A misdemeanor simple assault – domestic violence and Class C ...

Alex Peltier, Minot, sentenced for laundromat burglary

Alex Roy Peltier, 24, Minot, was sentenced on Wednesday to a year and a day in prison, all suspended but the 86 days he has already served, for burglarizing the Suds and Sun Laundromat in northwest Minot on Nov. 21. Judge Todd Cresap also sentenced Peltier to two years of supervised ...

New workshop being offered works to reduce falls in older adults

As you age, the chances of a serious fall can go up. To help try and reduce these chances, the “Stepping On” workshop is being brought to Minot on April 9 for a seven week program to help reduce the chance of a fall in older adults. The program will start at 2 p.m. on April 9 at Zion ...

NDSU Extension to host brine spill discussions

NDSU Extension will hold brine spill discussions in Minot and Dickinson next month. The informal discussions between landowners, Extension and industry will cover brine spills and an update on reclamation research. Space is limited to 30 participants per site and reservations are required. ...

Meeting to be held March 25 on Burlington’s bridge replacement

BURLINGTON – A public meeting will be held Monday, March 25, at the Burlington School to kick off construction for the Colton Avenue Bridge replacement in Burlington, which is part of the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project. An open house begins at 6:30 p.m., and a formal ...

Democrats make plans for 2020 caucus

The North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party has opened its 2020 Delegate Selection Plan for public comment. The party’s presidential caucus will be held March 10, 2020, which is one week after Super Tuesday. It will be held firehouse style, where voters can cast a ballot at certain locations ...

In need of prosecutors

The Ward County State’s Attorney’s Office expects to be operating with only about half of its allotted staff at the end of this March, which highlights a broader recruitment and retention issue affecting prosecution in western North Dakota. Ward County State’s Attorney Rozanna Larson ...

Blizzard Warning issued

It appears that Minot will be spared the brunt of what the National Weather Service calls a “potentially historic blizzard” that is bearing down on the region. Winds of 50-60 miles per hour or more are expected across nearly all of North Dakota later today and continuing into Friday. As ...

ND senators support, also disagree with president’s budget

North Dakota’s senators support President Trump’s fiscal year 2020 budget proposal for national defense, veterans, economic policies and Red River Valley flood protection. However, Sen. Kevin Cramer points out his disagreement with the president’s proposal to cut several farm ...

Science whizzes compete at regional Science Olympiad

Top science students in the area competed at the regional science olympiad held Monday at Minot State University. Kids competed in a variety of different events, from anatomy and physiology to water quality to forensics. Winners in the high school division were: Wright Stuff: Savanna Jones ...

CommunityRocks! announces latest donations

The CommunityRocks! board of directors announces their annual gifting ceremony to be held on March 18 at 4:30 p.m. at Classic Rock Coffee in Minot. A total of $37,000 in gifts will be distributed to seven beneficiaries as follows: –$33,500 to the primary beneficiary: the Magic City ...

Minot working to thaw frozen water lines

The recent frigid weather continues to impact infrastructure in Minot, with numerous water service lines to businesses and residents reported frozen in the past few days, according to the City of Minot. Dan Jonasson, Minot Public Works director, said on Monday that about 16 new calls have ...

Area professionals complete Minot’s nonprofit certificate program

The third cohort of professionals completed Strengthen ND’s Nonprofit Certificate Program March 6. The Nonprofit Certificate Program was created in 2016 when Strengthen ND and Minot State University’s Center for Extended Learning worked together to create an educational track to meet ...

Above & beyond call of duty

In honor of the 156th anniversary of the Medal of Honor, the Honoring Those Who Served-Ministry breakfast group will be conducting a program on Wednesday, March 20, at 3 p.m. in the east dining room of Edgewood Vista Assisted Living Facility located at 800 16th Avenue SE in Minot. National ...

Cody Berdahl, Minot, sentenced for criminal trespass

Cody Allen Berdahl, 21, Minot, was sentenced last week to 360 days in jail, all suspended but the five days he has already served, and two years of supervised probation for trespassing at a Minot apartment on July 9, 2017. According to the probable cause affidavit filed with the court, a ...