Local News

Passing of mayor likely end of city

RUSO – The man who was instrumental in keeping the town alive, serving more than 30 years as mayor, died earlier this week and likely took the town with him. Bruce Lorenz, 86, passed away in a Minot hospital this past Tuesday. He was recently re-elected mayor of Ruso, garnering all three ...

Livestock competitions have begun

While the North Dakota State Fair officially begins today, some of the livestock competitions have already begun. On July 19, starting at 8 a.m.,the Pre-Fair Quarter Horse competitions took place. Registered horses and riders competed in a variety of areas to earn points that would be reflected ...

Kids’ day camps taking registrations

Ward County 4-H will be hosting Top Secret Agent Clover Day Camps for children ages 5 to 7 in August. The camps offer a day of fun and learning while solving the mystery of the missing snacks. The day camp schedule includes Aug. 2 in Berthold, Aug. 7 in Sawyer, Aug. 9 in Makoti, Aug. 14 in ...

Weather ahead: U.S. warm, ND normal

Virtually all of the United States, with the exception of North Dakota, Minnesota and a portion of South Dakota, is expected to experience warmer than usual temperatures through October. That’s the latest prognostication provided by the Climate Prediction Center. Precipitation for most of ...

MHS Class of ’53 to hold 65th reunion

Sixty-five years ago, the Class of 1953 graduated from Minot High School. At that time, the high school was located in downtown Minot in the present-day MHS-Central Campus building. On Aug. 1-2, classmates of that Class of 1953 will gather for a reunion in Minot. Activities for the ...

Northwest Arts Center receives arts grant

In support of its efforts to provide regional arts programming, the Northwest Arts Center at Minot State University has been awarded a $7,429 Institutional Support grant by the North Dakota Council on the Arts (NDCA). The center, with its supporting organization, the Art Friends of the ...

Corps tours Minot’s flood project

Minot’s initiative in pushing forward with the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project is impressive, according to a division commander with the U.S Army Corps of Engineers who visited the city Tuesday. Maj. Gen. Richard Kaiser, commander of the Mississippi Valley Division since last ...

Pharmacy burgler bagged

Trek Bender, 20, Minot, was taken into custody by Minot Police following an incident early Wednesday morning. Police respond-ed to an alarm at Key Care Pharmacy located in the Trinity-Medical Arts building at 400 East Burdick Expressway at 12:55 a.m. Upon arrival police discovered a Trinity ...

State shoot underway

The Minot Gun Club is a very busy place. The North Dakota State Trapshoot got underway yesterday at the facility north of the city. Campers began filling the club’s camping area yesterday. Vehicles of all sorts were lined up in the parking lot and hundreds of people were inside the ...

Blue Angels, Thunderbirds coming to ND this summer

Aviation enthusiasts will have the opportunity this summer to see two top-notch military aerial demonstration teams perform in North Dakota – the Blue Angels in Fargo and the Thunderbirds at Minot Air Force Base. The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will be the featured performers at the Fargo AirSho ...

Wreaths Across America hosting ‘Christmas In July’

Wreaths Across America in Minot is hosting a program called “Christmas in July” on Wednesday, July 25 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Rosehill Chapel located through gate 4 at Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot. Applications will be made available on site for anyone who wishes to start early in ...

Change of plea hearing scheduled for Galicia

A change of plea hearing is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday before North Central District Court Judge Todd Cresap for Elias David Galicia, 25, of Minot, according to a listing on the North Dakota Courts site. Galicia is charged with Class AA felony gross sexual imposition and is accused of having ...

Change of plea hearing scheduled for Warbitsky

A change of plea hearing is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Friday before North Central District Court Judge Gary Lee for Amanda Jo Warbitsky, Minot, who is charged with Class C felony child abuse. According to court documents, Warbitsky, 36, allegedly shook her 13-year-old son last November, put the ...

Music Camp Session 6 performances, exhibits set

DUNSEITH – Session 6 of the International Music Camp culminates on Saturday, July 28, with a performance or display from each of the programs. The art exhibit will be open from 10 a.m. to noon in the Alme International Arts Centre. The mallet percussion recital will be held at 11 a.m. in ...

Weigh 2 Change Program Schedules Informational Sessions

The Trinity Health Center for Diabetes Education will hold a series of free informational sessions for people interested in participating in the center’s lifestyle intervention program, Weigh 2 Change, according to a press release. Weigh 2 Change is a yearlong diabetes prevention program ...

Several area airports to receive federal grants for improvements

Several area airports have been awarded federal grants to improve airport infrastructure. Senators Heidi Heitkamp and John Hoeven announced the awards Wednesday. Area airports to receive the grants include: — Williston Airport: $1.141 million in federal funds to construct a new apron, ...

Lansford company shares in state development funds

Gates Manufacturing Inc. of Lansford has been approved for renewal of a $500,000 revolving line of credit through the North Dakota Development Fund. The company manufactures a full line of harrow tillage equipment. The North Dakota Development Fund, a funding program within the North Dakota ...

Nonprofit training sessions offered

Registration is open for Strengthen ND’s Nonprofit Certificate Program, which is hosted in partnership with Minot State University. Limited to 15 participants annually, the Nonprofit Certificate Program is a learning opportunity for nonprofit professionals, board members and ...

County Road 14 to close for regrading

Ward County will begin regrading of County Road 14 between East Side Estates and the Saugstad Bridge next week. This section of County Road 14 will be closed effective Monday, July 23, and will remain closed for about three weeks. Detour signs will be in place to help local traffic.