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VP Mike Pence to visit Minot AFB

Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to visit Minot Air Force Base on Friday. Details of the visit aren’t available at this time. When Pence arrives at Minot AFB, he will be visiting the Department of Defense’s only dual-wing, nuclear-capable installation. The 5th Bomb Wing has the ...

Minot’s massive weather vane

An imposing but idle crane in downtown Minot is little more than a massive weather vane. The city wants it removed. “Mainly for risk and liability reasons,” said Lance Meyer, City of Minot engineer. “We don’t want that crane sitting there if it’s not going to be used in the near ...

New views of the universe

BISMARCK – “How big is the universe? How old is it? What is its fate? Where do planets, stars and galaxies come from?” “Just a few hundred miles in space is a magnificent telescope that is helping unlock the deepest mysteries of the cosmos,” explains information on display near the ...

Bloom in the classroom

Minot State professor, Micah Bloom, has been going out to the classrooms of his previous students to visit and teach the class for a day. Bloom has been teaching at MSU for seven years and after that time, he wants to see how his students who have graduated and gone on to teach are doing. He ...

Twenty years behind bars

A Minot man, 54-year-old Darrell Vernon Midkiff, received a sentence of 40 years in the State Penitentiary in North Central District Court in Minot Tuesday. In issuing the ruling, Judge Stacy Louser suspended 20 years of the sentence and assessed Midkiff $1,600 in fines and fees. Louser also ...

Deputy changes plea to guilty, illegally shot deer

WATFORD CITY – The complaint filed by a North Dakota Game and Fish Department warden made the claim that Maxwell Ingram used a firearm to kill a deer during the archery season. At a change of plea hearing in Northwest District Court Tuesday, Ingram entered a guilty plea to a lesser charge. ...

Canadian Pacific track speed to increase along U.S. Hwy. 52

MINNEAPOLIS – As a result of infrastructure upgrades on the rail corridor adjacent to U.S. Highway 52, the maximum regulated track speed will go from 49 to 60 mph. The change, which covers most of the corridor from Drake to the Canadian border at Portal, will go into effect Nov. 7. The new ...

Typical Minot winter expected

Not too warm. Not too cold. Not too much snow. Maybe. That’s the initial winter weather outlook for the Minot region as issued by the Climate Prediction Center. A La Nina watch remains in effect, a factor that has forecasters using terms like “variable” to describe the winter ahead. ...

Air Force does not plan to place B-52 bombers on alert

The Air Force is not preparing to place its B-52 bombers and personnel on alert contrary to national news reports that the Air Force is preparing for such action. “We are not planning or preparing to put B-52s back on alert,” said Erika Yepsen, a spokeswoman for the Air Force. ...

Convicted drug dealer charged again

A 35-year-old Minot man is accused of intending to deal meth in Minot last week. Bowe Bently Getzlaff is charged in district court in Minot with unlawful possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, a Class B felony. The charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a ...

Dakota Datebook: Flu-Flues and Putters

October 24, 2017 — It was not your typical match play in golf. Rather than taking on another team of golfers, Ray Anderson and Alex Olson would be playing against two archers instead, and the results of the first doubles match played in Grand Forks was reported today in 1924. But how ...

Minot area residents should be alert to phone scam

The Ward County Sheriff’s Department is asking Minot and area residents to be aware of an apparent scam in which an unknown male claims to be a deputy from the sheriff’s department. The sheriff’s department received information the the apparent scam occurred on Monday in Minot. A ...

McConnell says he’s awaiting Trump guidance on health care

STERLING, Va. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Sunday he's willing to bring bipartisan health care legislation to the floor if President Donald Trump makes clear he supports it. A proposal by two senators - Republican Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Democrat Patty Murray ...

Dedicated to children

A bright new business to help children has opened in Minot. Bright Path Pediatric Therapy was opened in August by Sommer Mosser, Brenna Thomspon, and Colleen Hermanson. It offers a wide variety of services to help people up to age 20 to succeed. They work on sensory processing, self ...

Teen sentenced for fraudulent use of credit card

A 19-year-old Minot woman was sentenced to probation and community service for making unauthorized transactions on a stolen credit card at Minot High School-Magic City Campus in October 2016. Tiara Keishan Levy pleaded guilty on Thursday in district court in Minot to Class B felony ...

Des Lacs-Burlington FFA member selected for National FFA Band

Benjamin Van Berkom, a member of the Des Lacs-Burlington High School FFA Chapter, will play trumpet in the National FFA Band at the 2017 National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 25-28, according to a press release. He submitted an audition tape and was selected for the ...

Ghost stories of North Dakota

Driving through North Dakota’s rolling hills, ominous abandoned shacks and cars can be viewed in the distance and old historic buildings teeming with history lie in our wake. Many wave their hands and turn their heads, but not today as we uncover some of the best ghost stories and legends of ...

Family Paint Saturday

Kiera Aguilar, 10, foreground, and Aaliyah Hicks, 7, draw pictures of candy corn during Family Paint Saturday at the Taube Museum of Art on Saturday. The girls were drawing from a model, pictured. Family Paint Saturday is held one Saturday a month at the museum in downtown Minot. Each monthly ...