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Scam targets Xcel’s hotel customers

Several hotels in Minot recently were the target of an attempted fraud by Xcel Energy imposters. In being made aware of the scam, Xcel Energy responded that area residents should be cautious if receiving phone calls about their power being shut off. The company stated: “We want to remind ...

Minot woman fails to show up for change of plea hearing

A 26-year-old Minot woman accused of stealing from residents at Kalix in 2016 did not appear in court Tuesday for a change of plea hearing. Sara Beth York is charged with three counts of theft and three counts of unauthorized use of personal identifying information, all Class C ...

Nearly 250,000 North Dakotans affected by Equifax security breach

In the wake of last week’s announcement by Equifax that personal information of more than 143 million Americans might have been stolen by hackers, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem urges North Dakotans to take immediate steps to protect against identity theft. “I have learned from Equifax ...

Woman sentenced for possession of pot with intent to deliver

A 24-year-old Minot woman was given a deferred imposition of sentence on Tuesday for intending to deal marijuana in February, but will also spend six days in jail “to remind (her) of where (she) doesn’t want to be.” Crystal Lynn Wassmann pleaded guilty to the Class B felony offense of ...

Committee to discuss Minot’s animal ordinances

An ad hoc committee to review Minot’s animal ordinance will hold its first meeting Sept. 20 at 3:15 p.m. in Minot City Hall, council chambers. The committee, chaired by council member Shannon Straight, will be looking at existing animal restrictions and discussing whether changes are ...

Open house to be held at Parker Center

The Parker Senior Center will hold an open house on Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will is open to senior citizens and their family and friends. The event will include many people from around the community and area who are bringing resources and information for senior ...

ND Florist Association to host public class

Visit Minot welcomes the North Dakota Florist Association to Minot Sept. 15-17. The ND Florist Association is hosting a public class at the Grand Hotel in Minot on Friday at 7 p.m. Participants are invited to work alongside members of the Florists Association to create and take home a mixed ...

Weigel 80th birthday open house

Arlene Weigel will celebrate her 80th birthday with an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at 1937 10th Street NW in Minot. Friends and family are invited to attend.

Minot teen charged with unauthorized use of credit card

A 19-year-old Minot woman is accused of stealing a credit card and making fraudulent transactions at Minot High School-Magic City Campus in October 2016. Tiara Keishan Levy is charged with Class B felony unauthorized use of personal identifying information. According to a probable cause ...

Area students are semi-finalists for National Merit Scholarships

Area students are semi-finalists for National Merit Scholarships. They include Cord Redding, Des Lacs-Burlington High School; Brody Armstrong, Minot High School-Magic City Campus, and Matthew Talley, a homeschooled student from Minot. They are among 16,000 semi-finalists for 7,500 National ...

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Convicted murderer Richie Wilder Jr. was sentenced Monday for his failed escape from the Ward County Jail in August 2015. He also appeared at a hearing that will decide whether he will be able to have contact with his two children.

Wilder sentenced for escape

Convicted murderer Richie Wilder Jr. will serve five years for trying to escape from the Ward County Jail on Aug. 25, 2016. Wilder pleaded guilty to escape, a Class C felony, in district court before Judge Stacy Louser on Monday. Louser agreed to follow the state’s sentencing ...

ND voter fraud rarely prosecuted, difficult to prevent

Identified cases of voter fraud are rare in North Dakota, but weaknesses in the election system and lack of prosecution does leave room for getting away with it, according to information from the North Dakota Secretary of State’s Office. “While some individuals argue that there is no ...

Voter fraud case ongoing in Burke County

A pre-trial conference has been scheduled for today in a case of suspected voter fraud in Burke and Ward counties. Dale Monte Larsen, Stanley, allegedly filed an absentee ballot in Bowbells in Burke County and then voted in Kenmare in Ward County. According to a probable cause affidavit filed ...

Norsk Høstfest is offering a pair of tickets to the Little River Band concert during Høstfest to the winner of a Høstfest Quiz contest exclusively in Minot Daily News for the next 10 days. No purchase required.
Rules: Each day for the next 10 days, Minot Daily News will publish a photo from a previous year’s Høstfest. To compete, each day you will need to determine what year the photo was taken. At the end of the 10 displays, you can then compile them in order, Day1 - Day 10, and submit your answers to Minot Daily News. Everyone who gets all the correct answers will have their name placed in a hat, and a winner drawn at random. Should no one get every answer correct, then those who get the most correct will have their names go into the hat. Minot Daily News will then inform the winner. VERY IMPORTANT: DO NOT send entries daily; entries can only be received AFTER the final photo has run, and then for the next 24 hours. So, jot down your answers for 10 days, after you have all the years on an answer sheet in order of appearance in the newspaper, email your answers to contest@minotdailynews.com. You will need to include your name, address, email address and phone number with your 10 answers. Please note that answers submitted early or beyond the 24-hour period following publication of the 10th photo, that are incomplete, out of order or do not include contact information will not be eligible, and you will not receive notice. So, follow the rules and enjoy another Minot Daily News contest courtesy of Høstfest.
Don’t forget to get your Little River Band tickets at hostfest.com.

Høstfest Quiz

Norsk Høstfest is offering a pair of tickets to the Little River Band concert during Høstfest to the winner of a Høstfest Quiz contest exclusively in Minot Daily News for the next 10 days. No purchase required. Rules: Each day for the next 10 days, Minot Daily News will publish a photo ...

Washburn residents seek recall of commission president

WASHBURN – A committee is seeking the recall of the Washburn City Commission president for what it describes as a disregard for the public. “It is his lack of professionalism and unwillingness to even entertain our concerns that has brought us to this point,” said Kristi Jaeger, ...