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Lawsuit seeks repeal

The Ward County Farm Bureau and Ward County Farmers Union announced Monday they will file a lawsuit in federal court this week to challenge Ward County’s road right-of-way donation policy. The groups allege the policy is a taking of private property without clear public need, due process or ...

Expectations for Lake Sakakawea

The level of Lake Sakakawea this summer is looking like it will be very similar to last year. That’s the take-away from the latest runoff projections issued by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers for the Missouri River Basin. The Missouri River, along with the Yellowstone, flows into the ...

FEMA workshop brings stakeholders together to talk flood protection funding

Paying for a $1 billion Souris River flood control project could require some creative financing. Representatives of the city, county and various other agencies are getting an opportunity this week to learn about government, private and philanthropic sources that can provide innovative ways ...

Ward County among those with high number of flu cases

Ward County is one of the counties in North Dakota with 50-plus cases of the flu, the North Dakota Department of Health reports. Other area counties with 50-plus cases include Rolette, Benson, Williams and McKenzie. Trinity Hospital and Trinity Homes, both in Minot, are closed to visitors with ...

Art that warms more than just the heart

Quilting is an ancient skill that goes back as far as Egypt and ancient China. It was brought to the US in the 18th century and grew. As American’s were exploring the West, women gathered together to back up barn raisings by joining in quilting bees. Eventually patchwork quilts became ...

MSU Biology Department presents Darwin Day 2018

For the 10th year in a row, Darwin Day returns to Minot State University Feb. 8-9. Darwin Day is a global celebration of science and reason, focusing on how all living creatures evolve. MSU’s Darwin Day celebration begins Feb. 8 with students Dakota Brown and Samantha Huether discussing ...

Saltwater and oil spill reported in Killdeer area

KILLDEER – Deep Creek Adventures Co. reported to state regulators on Monday a saltwater and oil spill at the Signalness Fee 3-10 saltwater disposal well about 25 miles north of Killdeer. The spill occurred Jan. 30. The North Dakota Oil and Gas Division said 23,940 gallons of saltwater and ...

ARBI sets annual conference in Regina

REGINA, Sask. – The fourth annual Assiniboine River Basin Initiative Conference will be held in Regina, Saskatchewan on Feb. 14. “The Ripple Effect of Watershed Management Decisions in the Assiniboine River Basin” is the theme of the conference to be held at the Double Tree by Hilton. ...

Calving workshop set for Feb. 22

A calving workshop will be held Thursday, Feb. 22, from 1-4 p.m. at the North Central Research Extension Center, south of Minot. Topics will include late gestation nutrition and calving season options, equipment and supplies to have on hand for calving, recognizing signs of labor in the cow, ...

ISRB to meet in Minot Feb. 21

The International Souris River Board will meet on Feb. 21 at the Grand Hotel in Minot. The meeting will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. This regular business meeting of the board is open to the public and will provide the general public with an opportunity to ask questions and discuss ...

Developing resilience

Given a year to create an impact, AmeriCorps VISTA workers Colin Hendrickson and Andrianna Betts have sought to make the most of their time in helping Minot build its disaster resilience and increase its environmental stewardship. Hendrickson completed his year’s service to the community ...

A place where all are welcome

The Pursuit Minot has a simple goal. They want to offer a place where everyone, regardless of walk of life or where they are on their path to faith, to have somewhere they feel welcomed. The Pursuit was started just over four years ago, according to Tom Foisy, who is the lead pastor of the ...

Notable women in ND history

Women in North Dakota have made great strides since its earliest days, in large part thanks to the pioneering women who stepped up to take new roles as homesteaders, teachers, doctors, lawyers and public officials as well as wives and mothers. Sakakawea The woman who graces a U.S. dollar ...

ND veteran to be honored at Super Bowl

What started as a small project from a foundation led to two area veterans landing tickets for Super Bowl LII. Bethany Kibler, a seventh year doctoral student at Harvard University and a member of Student Veterans of America, received a call from a foundation weeks before the Super Bowl ...

219th Security Forces members return to Minot

Twelve members of the 219th Security Forces Squadron returned home to Minot on Friday upon completion of their six-month deployment to southwest Asia. The airmen provided force protection and installation security at their deployed location while supporting current U.S. operations. They are ...

VFW honors student winners

Students at Our Redeemers Christian School in Minot were honored on Thursday for their participation in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Scholarship Program. Honoring the students were VFW Post 753 Commander Loren Headrick, Auxiliary President Peggy Headrick and Auxiliary Secretary Adeline Guy. ...

Moccasin Making Workshop offered at Knife River Indian Villages

STANTON – A moccasin making workshop will be offered at Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site near Stanton on Saturday, Feb. 24. The program will provide an overview of Native American footwear styles with a focus on simple side-seam moccasins. Instruction will then be provided ...

City halts landfill expansion

The City of Minot has withdrawn a request to rezone two quarters of land near the City of Minot Landfill as part of a long-term expansion plan. In withdrawing the application, City Manager Tom Barry said he wants to make sure the city continues to recognize and address concerns raised by ...

Cramer, Heitkamp release statements on memo

Congressman Kevin Cramer and Sen. Heidi Heitkamp released released statements on Friday after the release of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence memo. “It is time for the people to take their government back,” said Cramer. “Political bias from independent government ...