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New Minot group seeking comments on single-use plastic bags

The Minot Environmental Policy Group is working to find ways to reduce the use of single-use plastic bags in Minot. A new group, it is made up of members of the Facebook group Environmentally Minded People of Minot. Tim Baumann, Minot, is the leader. The group is asking for input and ...

Oil company: Employees failed to report North Dakota spills

BISMARCK (AP) — Former employees of a Denver-based oil company operating in the Bakken oil patch failed to report five spills in northwest North Dakota dating back to October, according to the company. Zavanna Vice President Cody Duran said three spills occurred at the same saltwater ...

Amber Alert test today

The North Dakota Highway Patrol and the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services will conduct an annual test of the AMBER (America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response) Alert system today from 2-4 p.m. All AMBER Alert components will be tested. AMBER Alerts are recorded on the ...

Candidates talk taxes

Minot needs to increase its sales tax to pay for flood protection, according to one city council candidate, whose idea drew mixed response at a forum Monday. The six candidates for Minot’s three open council seats shared their thoughts on city taxes and priorities at a joint service clubs ...

Testimony begins in Morales murder trial

The jury in the Bradley Morales murder trial will be asked to consider lesser charges of negligent homicide or manslaughter as well as Class AA felony murder in addition to a not guilty verdict. Morales, 28, is on trial this week in district court in Minot on a charge that he stabbed his ...

Filling up goes up, up, up

$2.35 would seem like a super bargain today. That was the national average of a gallon of gasoline a year ago. Most gasoline pumps in Minot had regular gasoline priced at $2.99 per gallon Monday. A few petroleum retailers were clinging to $2.89 per gallon. At least one was at $3.04 per gallon ...

Jaeger enters secretary of state’s race as endorsed candidate withdraws

Secretary of State Al Jaeger says he plans to circulate petitions to get on the November ballot now that the party’s endorsed candidate for his job has dropped out. Republican candidate Will Gardner withdrew from the race after the Fargo Forum reported on a 2006 incident in which he was ...

Water main break at zoo getting repaired

Roosevelt Park Zoo in Minot is open for visitors, although work is being done at the east side of the zoo for repairs because of a water main break. Becky Dewitz, zoo director, said the break occurred sometime between Thursday night and Friday morning. Zoo staff members have had to haul ...

Minot Parks introduces Park Pals

Summer is just around the corner and the Minot Park District wants families to “Unplug & Play.” Minot Parks is also introducing Park Pals. For $20 a child will receive a child’s admission to Roosevelt Park Zoo, day pass to Roosevelt Park Pool, a round of golf at Jack Hoeven Wee ...

Sky Fest coming to Fort Stevenson

Fort Stevenson State Park will host their annual Sky Fest May 26-28. From 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sky Fest welcomes kite flyers of all ages to decorate the sky over Fort Stevenson. Build and fly your own kite or witness professional kite flyers as they bring in some of the largest kites ...

City seeks input tonight on gathering place amendment

The City of Minot will hold a public hearing tonight related to funding property acquisition for a proposed downtown gathering place. The city is seeking input regarding a substantial amendment to the National Disaster Resilience program to identify $2.5 million of the $6 million in grant ...

Benevolent Longbeards

FOXHOLM – There’s a new loading dock at the Spillway boat ramp area at Lake Darling. It’s not just any dock, it’s a handicap accessible ramp courtesy of the Souris River Basin Longbeards. On the ramp is a sign in memory of a longtime proponent of the Wheeling Sportsmen who have long ...

From American Samoa to North Dakota

All nurses have a story and were led to their career choice. They work hard to get where they want to go and many make sacrifices. Danielle Pualau has done just that. Pualau moved all the way to North Dakota from American Samoa in July 2017, leaving her husband and daughter back home while she ...

Retail space available

There is ample commercial retail space available within the City of Minot. Maybe that’s good. Maybe not. Minot has not escaped a national trend that has seen the closure of big box retail stores. The former Sears store in Dakota Square Mall remains empty. It closed in 2017. Another large ...

Ceremony honors McLean County WWII veteran

MAX – A dedication ceremony was held Thursday at the Max Museum in Max to honor Loren Joseph Kingsnorth, a World War II veteran from McLean County. Kingsnorth’s World War II Army jacket was presented by his sister Ann Kingsnorth Jorde of Minot and originally from Emmet in McLean County, ...

Two charged with intent to deal drugs in New Town

Two people are accused of intent to deal drugs in New Town Wednesday evening. Charles Ray Crosby, 47, of Milwaukee, Wis., and Sherine Fredricka Davis, 45, of Mandan, are each charged in district court in Mountrail County with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, a ...

MSU plans rededication, tree planting at Memorial Day event

Minot State University will plant two new elm trees on campus and rededicate MSU’s World War I memorial in honor of Minot Normal School students Henry Finn and James Otis Cooper who gave their lives to the war effort as a part of the university’s 2018 Memorial Day Campus event, according to ...

Tioga crash victim identified

An early Friday accident has resulted in the death of 29-year-old Jeri Lynn Monette of Tioga. According to a North Dakota Highway Patrol report, a Peterbilt semi pulling a 2011 Troxell 130 trailer, driven by David Caudill of New Brockton, Alabama, had mechanical issues and came to a stop on ...

Project proceeds go to ND Veterans Cemetery Foundation

Minot Disabled American Veterans Chapter 4 conducted a drawing May 16 to determine the winners of the annual DAV Minot Area Raffle Project. Proceeds of this year’s project will go to the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery Foundation. DAV and Auxiliary members sold tickets at Cash Wise, Kmart, ...