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Culture, experience, spirituality inspire

Monte Yellow Bird has been making art for as long as he can remember, motivated by his life, his spirituality, and his culture, he works to bring a unique touch to Native American art. An enjoyment throughout his life, he has pursued art as a career, making a name for himself nationally. Now ...

Public defender Craig now a partner at Ackre & Craig

Defense attorney Kyle Craig has a set routine when he is about to try a case. “After I pick a jury, I’ll come in (to Charlie’s, his wife’s restaurant in downtown Minot) and order a hot beef sandwich,” said Craig. Then, while the jury is deliberating, Craig walks from the ...

KLJ hires Smith for Minot office

KLJ, an engineering firm in business since the 1930s, has hired Rebecca Smith to work out of KLJ’s Minot office. Smith, an engineering technician, will be working on permitting for special projects and will work closely with design and production staff.

Backer of multiple initiated measures puts self on ballot

Charles Tuttle is a President Trump supporter who carries around a copy of the Republican platform. He’s also running for North Dakota’s seat in the U.S. House as an independent, rather than a Republican. For someone who has collected thousands of signatures to place multiple measures on ...

ND oil production tops record

BISMARCK – There’s record production to report from North Dakota’s oil fields. In his monthly release of production numbers, Lynn Helms, Department of Mineral Resources, reported Friday that the state’s oil fields pumped 39,350,346 barrels of oil in July. That equates to 1,269,366 ...

Berry Acres Pumpkin Patch celebrates opening day Saturday

With a slight chill and crispness in the air, many area residents flocked to Berry Acres Pumpkin Patch as they celebrated their opening day Saturday. Children were climbing on straw bales, going down slides and making their way through corn mazes. Families scoured piles upon piles of ...

Metigoshe Ministries is expanding

A groundbreaking ceremony was held last month for a new addition at Metigoshe Ministries’ Lakeside Christian Center, a project that has been years in the planning. “For the past number of years, our retreat ministry has been steadily growing,” said Rev. Jon Halvorson, executive ...

Beyond compare

Editor’s note: This is the final article in a three-part series on the City of Minot’s proposed budget. The average city levy this past year in North Dakota was 74.18 mills, according to survey data from the North Dakota League of Cities. There can be a tremendous amount of variance ...

Red Cross sends help to hurricane region: Minot volunteers respond

Allen and Carol Becker of Minot have joined 11 other North Dakota volunteers with the American Red Cross who are responding to the hurricane hitting the Carolinas. The Dakotas Region of the Red Cross sent 27 people earlier this week and is waiting to see what happens with Hurricane Florence ...

What did Stine Johanne Andreasdatter bring in her trunk?

It was August 1881 and Stine Johanne Andreasdatter was preparing to leave Amot, Norway for America. She was 17 years old. Her mother’s sister Maren, had previously sailed to America in 1867, and met her future husband, Amund Sonstegard, on the voyage. Amund and Maren homesteaded in Burbank ...

Military Retiree Appreciation Day at Minot AFB

Minot Air Force Base will host the annual Military Retiree Appreciation Day next Friday. Events for Military Retiree Appreciation Day include a half-priced lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and presentations and an information fair at 1:30 p.m. at the Jimmy Doolittle Center. Half-priced lunches ...

Celebrity stylist to visit Mainstream Boutique

Style expert George Brescia, author of the book “Change Your Clothes, Change Your Life” is scheduled to visit Minot to offer his style advice at Mainstream Boutique during a special event on Thursday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Brescia has helped everyone from Broadway actresses to hipster ...

State dismisses charge against Kean James, Minot

The state has filed a motion on Monday to dismiss a robbery charge against Kean Tevell James, 20, Minot, who had been accused of robbing two people at gunpoint on Feb. 11, 2017 in a Minot park, according to defense attorney Kyle Craig. The two alleged victims had claimed that James and a ...

Ethan Moses, Minot, charged with having sex with 15-year-old girl

Ethan Michael Moses, 24, Minot, is charged in district court with Class C felony sexual assault and accused of having consensual sex on Sept. 5 with a 15-year-old girl. According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, a man using Moses’s phone number called a suicide hotline ...

Natonie Decoteau charged with thefts

Natonie Ann Decoteau, 37, is charged with felony theft of property in multiple cases in district court in Minot. According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Decoteau stole check blanks from a residence in Ward County in February and wrote out a check for $300 cash which ...

Minot AFB gets funds in final appropriation package

Funding for Minot Air Force Base helicopter complex and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects in North Dakota are part of a funding bill approved by the House Thursday. Congressman Kevin Cramer supported the final passage of the fiscal year 2019 funding for the Department of Veterans ...

Cities recognized with Main Street Awards

BISMARCK – Area cities are among recipients of the 2018 Main Street Awards, which honor communities that show excellence in elevating the three pillars of the Main Street Initiative through local projects or other efforts. The pillars are Smart, Efficient Infrastructure; 21st Century ...

Tax break?

Editor’s note: This is the second article in a three-part series on the City if Minot’s proposed budget. Minot residents are feeling the consequences of a $51 million tax break over the past several years, according to the budget message of Minot city officials. City leaders cite a ...