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5th Bomb Wing change of command set for today

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – Col. Matthew Brooks will turn over the command of the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base to Col. Bradley Cochran today. The change of command ceremony is planned for this afternoon. Brooks, who has been commander of the bomb wing since June 2016, will be retiring ...

Woman charged with reckless endangerment

A 33-year-old Minot woman has been charged with Class C felony reckless endangerment for allegedly firing a gun outside her residence and shooting a man in the leg at a Minot residence on April 17. Crystal Amanda Johnson was scheduled to make an initial appearance on the charge on Tuesday in ...

Minot State SGA names professors, advisor of the year

Minot State University Student Government Association named its 2017-18 Professors of the Year along with its Advisor of the Year award to end the 2017-18 school year, according to a press release from MSU. The awards honor faculty from Minot State University and are broken into three ...

Scandinavian items for sale at Christ Lutheran Church on Saturday

Admirers of the Norsk Høstfest will have an opportunity to purchase leftover items from the Norsk Høstfest import shop on June 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church. “We’re going to mark them very reasonably,” said Nancy Langseth, one of the organizers of the ...

Safe Sitter classes offered this summer

Trinity Health is accepting registrations for another round of Safe Sitter classes this summer for ages 11 years and older, according to a press release. Safe Sitter is a nationally approved, medically accurate program that teaches young people life and safety skills for when they are home ...

Woman charged with spitting at officer, DUI

A 26-year-old Minot woman is accused of spitting at a police officer who arrested her on suspicion of driving while intoxicated early Tuesday morning. Thera Jeanne Colleaux is charged with a Class C felony in district court in Minot. According to the probable cause affidavit filed with the ...

Woman charged with child endangerment

A 39-year-old Rapid City, S.D., woman is accused of exposing children to drugs on May 24. Jessica Marie Rosenberger is charged with two counts of Class C felony child endangerment and one Class A misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia in district court in Stanley. According ...

Man charged with stealing coins from apartment laundry machine

A 36-year-old Minot man is accused of breaking into an apartment complex laundry room at 14th Avenue SE and stealing $100 in quarters from a coin-operated laundry machine on Nov. 8, 2017. John Raymod Nush is charged with Class C felony burglary in district court in Minot. According to the ...

Man charged with interference with emergency call, simple assault

A 21-year-old Minot man is accused of punching his girlfriend in the face on Monday and interfering when she made a 911 call. Deion-te Prescott is charged with interference with an emergency phone call, a Class C felony, in district court in Minot and with simple assault - domestic violence, ...

Primary challenge

Primary election voters in Legislative District 3 will be deciding on June 12 which of four Republican House candidates will advance to the November ballot. District Republicans endorsed newcomers Jeff Hoverson and Bob Paulson of Minot. Incumbent representative, Andrew Maragos, and Alan ...

Two vie for municipal judge

Incumbent Municipal Judge Mark Rasmuson will be challenged by attorney Ashley Beall in the June 12 city election. Rasmuson has served as Minot’s Municipal Judge for 36 years. He lost his position on the bench to challenger Aaron Vibeto in 2010 but was re-elected in 2014. “I like what I do ...

Calling all interested bike riders and volunteers

Kids who are 8 or older with a disability are invited to sign up for the iCan Bike Camp coming to Minot on July 9. Brought to the town for the third year by the Anne Carlsen Center and iCan Shine, the camp will run from June 9-13 with five sessions of 75 minutes where kids will learn to ride ...

Meth dealer sentenced

A 22-year-old Mohall man will serve about 18 months in prison for delivery of methamphetamine in August 2017. Zachary Wayne Berry pleaded guilty to two counts of delivery of meth in district court in Minot on May 23. Judge Todd Cresap sentenced him to three years in prison for each count, ...

Man sentenced for spitting at police officer

A 26-year-old Halliday man was sentenced to time served and two years of supervised probation for spitting at a police officer in Minot on July 22, 2017. Garrett Shawn Smith had been charged after a hotel room brawl with his friend, Nicholas Afton Youngbird. According to court documents, the ...

Senate leader joins Heitkamp at MAFB tour

The ranking member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee joined U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp on a tour of Minot Air Force Base Tuesday. Heitkamp invited U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, D-RI, to push for more funding for maintenance and modernization of the base’s nuclear assets, including its ...

State takes autism voucher applications

BISMARCK – Families of children with autism spectrum disorder, ages 3 to 17, can apply, beginning June 1, for autism voucher program services for the upcoming state fiscal year that starts July 1. Participation is limited to 53 children per year. Families are served on a first come, first ...

#HungerRide bicycling event raises awareness of hunger

In response to world hunger, the Western North Dakota Synod’s Sending Team has embarked on its third annual #HungerRide bicycling event. The #HungerRide began Tuesday and is scheduled to end Thursday in Bismarck at the Ramkota Inn. The #HungerRide event was created to bring awareness to ...

Ward County to hold meetings on comprehensive plan

Public input meetings on a comprehensive plan for Ward County will be held next week. Meetings are scheduled for June 5 at the North Central Research Extension Center, Minot, and June 7 at the Senior Citizens Club in Berthold. Both meetings begin at 6 p.m. The county is updating a 1994 ...

Motorcycle fatal near Antler

Judith L. Brown, 64, Macoon, Saskatchewan, died and Anamarie K. Gordon, 47, Minnedosa, Manitoba was injured Sunday as a result of a crash involving two motorcycles. Gordon was slowing down to make a left hand turn when struck from behind by Brown. The accident occurred at 5 p.m. Sunday on North ...