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Dr. Sather elected chief of medical staff at Trinity

Dr. Jeffrey Sather, medical director of Trinity Health’s Emergency Trauma Center, has been elected to a two-year term as chief of medical staff, according to a press release from the hospital. The election was by his peers with approval from the Trinity Health board of directors. Also ...

Man charged with intent to deal meth, heroin

A 30-year-old man is accused of intending to deal methamphetamine and heroin in Minot on Tuesday. Brandon Lamont Chandler is charged with two Class B felony intent to deliver charges in district court in Minot along with two Class C felony charges of possession of meth paraphernalia, a Class ...

State fuel tax refund deadline June 30

June 30 is the last day eligible to apply for a refund of the state fuel taxes paid on gasoline/gasohol in 2017. “A refund of the tax paid for fuel purchased to power farm, ranch and industrial equipment used off-road is available to qualified consumers.” said State Tax Commissioner Ryan ...

Building Hope Women’s Golf Tournament set for Monday

The Trinity Health Foundation will host its 21st annual Building Hope Women’s Golf Tournament Monday, June 18, at the Souris Valley Golf Course, according to a press release from the hospital. Shotgun start will be at 11 a.m., and an awards dinner will follow the tournament. The women’s ...

Minot student attended Space Academy

Minot student Krista Permentier recently attended Space Academy at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, home of Space Camp, Space Camp Robotics, Aviation Challenge, and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center’s Official Visitor Center in Huntsville, Ala. The weeklong educational program promotes ...

Public meeting set on flood diversion, levee projects

The Souris River Joint Board and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a public information meeting for the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project’s Maple Diversion and Northeast Tieback Levee next Wednesday. The open house begins at 6:15 p.m., with a formal presentation at 7 ...

High tunnel workshops

The Entrepreneurial Center for Horticulture at Dakota College at Bottineau, in conjunction with the North Dakota Natural Resources Conservation Service, will be holding six high tunnel workshops in locations around the state, according to a press release from Dakota College at ...

WSC student selected to be a Northern Ambassador of Music

WILLISTON — WSC Freshman, Shawn Postovit, received an acceptance letter in April not only to be a member of the Northern Ambassadors of Music, but to participate in a music performance tour of Europe during the summer of 2019. Nominated by his band and choir director from Tioga, Ella Lewis, ...

Farm Credit Services awards Glenburn Senior Citizens Inc. $2,500

Farm Credit Services of North Dakota was proud to announce that it has awarded Glenburn Senior Citizens In. $2,500 as a recipient of the Pat-NOW Community Fund (PNCF). The grant funds will help with flooring, siding, and kitchen remodeling costs for the facility. “Farm Credit is proud to ...

ND teachers to learn about petroleum industry

BISMARCK – Fifty teachers from across the state will be at Bismarck State College next week to learn more about North Dakota’s petroleum industry, a topic that has captured the attention of leaders, reporters and others around the world. The seminar kicks off on Monday, June 18, with ...

Teacher negotiations resume

Negotiators from the Minot Public School Board and the Minot Education Association met Wednesday afternoon to try to resolve an impasse in teacher contract negotiations. The state Education Factfinding Commission issued a recommendation to the two sides on Tuesday that includes a ...

Sabre Dogs drop game one to Hotshots

The Souris Valley Sabre Dogs dropped game one to the Hub City Hotshots by the final score of 10-5. Despite tying the game 5-5 in the bottom of the seventh, a big five-run frame in the eighth by Hub City put the Hotshots up for good. Both teams tallied a run in the first inning and the Sabre ...

ND congressional delegation comments on historic summit

North Dakota’s congressional delegation have provided comments on the historic summit held this week between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore. “I am pleased that President Trump sees an opportunity to reach an agreement to end North Korea’s nuclear ...

Voter turnout low in Ward County

Interest in Minot’s recent city election was stronger than usual based on voter turnout totals, which also showed Ward County as a whole at only a 16.64 percent turnout rate. There were 6,246 voters who cast ballots for Minot mayor Tuesday. That compares with a turnout of 3,494 for the ...

Judge refuses to dismiss corruption charge against Pittenger

Judge Stacy Louser has refused to dismiss a Class A misdemeanor corruption of a minor charge against Alexander Justin Pittenger, 23, of Minot. Both the prosecution and defense had told Louser at a hearing on June 7 that the conviction should be vacated because of a structural error at his ...

International Old-Time Fiddle Contest winners announced

DUNSEITH – Winners of the 43rd annual International Old-Time Fiddle Contest held Saturday at the International Peace Garden have been announced. Fiddlers participated from Arizona, Florida, North Dakota, Manitoba and Minnesota for trophies and cash prizes totaling more than ...

City deer bow hunting application process

The application process for Minot’s deer bow hunting season has been posted to the Minot Police Department web page. The process for obtaining a license is outlined in the summary and guidance link. Minot’s doe only archery deer season is scheduled to begin at noon Sept. 1, 2018 and ...

Ruso reign continues

RUSO – He did it again and once again in shutout fashion. The man believed to be the state’s oldest mayor, Bruce Lorenz, unanimously swept to victory in Tuesday’s mayoral race. Lorenz, the incumbent, captured all three votes in a stirring 3-0 triumph in North Dakota’s smallest ...

Erickson to go to trial in August on robbery, assault charges

A 47-year-old Minot woman is scheduled to go to trial Aug. 14-17 on charges that she robbed a north Minot apartment storage unit on Sept. 4, 2017, helped her son assault a 22-year-old woman there, and interfered with an emergency phone call. Vaneica Ann Erickson has pleaded not guilty to the ...