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Sharon Melland, with her great-granddaughter Aaliyah, talks with Laura Horner, mapping coordinator with the State Water Commission at an informational event in Sawyer Monday.

A closer look

SAWYER – Ward County and Sawyer-area residents met with federal and state representatives Monday during the first of a series of meetings to help residents understand how a new Souris River flood plain map will affect their properties. The Federal Emergency Management Agency released its ...

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Applying sufficient water to keep plants green this summer has become nearly impossible due to record dry conditions. Minot Parks are doing their best to keep parks green wherever possible despite difficulties associated with drought conditions.

Lawns wither in record drought

Many lawns in Minot are in tough shape. Most are brown and struggling to stay alive during the worst dry spell ever experienced in the city. Rather than battle against extreme drought, many homeowners have given up the effort to keep their lawns green. There are exceptions, but very few. The ...

Police to prepare parade route

The North Dakota State Fair Parade will be held on Saturday beginning at 9:15 a.m. at the intersection of South Broadway and Burdick Expressway and ending at the State Fair Grounds. The Parade is preceded by the “Run the Route” foot race at 8:45 a.m. Lineup for the Parade will be on ...

Grant helps purchase AEDs for Ward County patrol cars

The Ward County Sheriff’s Department has purchased additional automated external defibrillators with a grant of $4,800 from the St. Joseph’s Community Foundation, according to a press release from the sheriff’s department. There are now 14 patrol cars equipped with an AED ...

Dakota College at Bottineau graduates 23 practical nurse students

The 2017 Practical Nursing Class include, Tyrel LaRocque, Bottineau, Nikola Ves, Bottineau; Emma O’Hara, Bottineau; Audrey Hardcastle, Bottineau; Lacey Strietzel, Bottineau; Alesha Ford, Minot; Ashleigh Owens, Minot; Mandie Suchor, Rugby; Paige Brossart, Rugby; Bridget Davis, Minot; ...

World’s largest quilt

By Merry Helm July 19, 2017 — The North Dakota Quilt Project was conceived 31 years ago this month in 1986. It was a means for the Quilters’ Guild of North Dakota to help celebrate the state’s centennial in 1989. Leona Tennyson of Antler, was instrumental in the project. Once finished, ...

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FEMA urges action on insurance

Buying flood insurance before a new Souris River flood plain map takes effect is the best way to constrain rising premiums, but there are other steps individuals and communities can take to also help contain costs, representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency told local government ...

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A large group of youth had a fun and educational time at Minot’s Roosevelt Park Zoo Monday. Forty members of the Lions International Youth Camp from Camp Bentley visited the zoo. The group included 20 campers from countries other than the United States. Camp Bentley is located immediately west of Drake.

Lions campers enjoy the zoo

Kim Fundingsland/MDN A large group of youth had a fun and educational time at Minot’s Roosevelt Park Zoo Monday. Forty members of the Lions International Youth Camp from Camp Bentley visited the zoo. The group included 20 campers from countries other than the United States. Camp Bentley is ...

Minot man charged with murder in Williston

A 27-year-old Minot man is accused of murdering a Williston man on Friday. Alex Kenny Eggleston is charged with Class AA felony murder and Class C felony prohibited possession of a firearm by a felon in Northwest District Court in Williston. He could face up to life in prison without parole ...

Aerial mosquito spraying today in Minot

The City of Minot, in conjunction with Minot Air Force Base and the Ohio Air National Guard, has scheduled aerial spraying for mosquito control in the Minot area for the late this evening, weather permitting. If crews are unable to spray this evening, they will use July 19-21 as potential ...

Floodwall training to temporarily close 16th Street SW

Essential training on road closures for flood protection will happen today, causing some travel delays on 16th Street Southwest by the Water Treatment Plant. Drivers should allow a few extra minutes to travel on this portion of the road as City of Minot staff will be installing the temporary ...

Dakota Datebook: Food supplies and shortages

By Jim Davis July 18, 2017 — With the First World War raging in Europe, much of the land had been devastated, and food was scarce. Herbert Hoover, as national food administrator, submitted guidelines for housewives to follow to ensure an adequate supply of food at home and abroad. Those who ...

Changes to North Dakota’s Child Passenger Safety Law effective August 1

BISMARCK – More children in North Dakota will be required to use car booster seats beginning Aug. 1 when changes in the state’s child passenger safety law take effect. Children younger than eight years of age will be required to ride in a child restraint (car seat or booster seat) unless ...

Minot Air Force Base allocated $27 million for indoor firing range

Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs (VA) Appropriations Committee, announced Monday that the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Military Construction Appropriations bill includes $27 million for an indoor firing range at Minot Air Force Base. Additionally, ...

Baesler: DPI, Ag Dept. to promote North Dakota foods

State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler said the Department of Public Instruction and the state Agriculture Department will team up this fall to encourage schools and child-care centers to serve more North Dakota-produced food. At two “Put Our State on Your Plate” conferences last year, ...

Man accused of being lottery scam kingpin to plead guilty

BISMARCK (AP) — A Jamaican man accused of masterminding a lottery scam that victimized dozens of Americans out of millions of dollars has agreed to plead guilty in a deal with federal prosecutors in North Dakota. The agreement signed by the defense and prosecutors on Friday calls for ...

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Lynn Aas, a World War II veteran from Minot, is shown with the Knight of the Legion Honor medal. The medal is France’s highest honor and pays tribute to the soldiers who did so much for France and Western Europe 73 years ago.

Minot WWII veteran receives France’s highest honor

World War II veteran Lynn Aas said he was caught by surprise when a package from the Consulate General of France in Chicago arrived for him a few days ago. Inside was the French Legion of Honor medal, France’s highest honor awarded by the president of France. “I was flabbergasted, and I ...

A meaningful job

Pat Smith has worn a lot of hats during her career, from English teacher to hotel payroll supervisor. But her eight years as executive director of the Souris Valley United Way has enabled her to help grow an organization that has helped some of the most vulnerable citizens in Minot. “I’m ...

Travel delays on 16th Street SW by Water Treatment Plant on Tuesday

Essential training on road closures for flood protection will happen on Tuesday, July 18, causing some travel delays on 16th Street SW by the Water Treatment Plant. Drivers should allow a few extra minutes to travel on this portion of the road as City of Minot staff will be installing the ...