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Four file to run for Nedrose school board

Four candidates have filed to run for two open seats on the Nedrose school board. Incumbents Christopher Sutton and Holly Brekhus, along with challengers Kelly Maldonado and Lawrence Plourde, have filed to run. The two available seats are both for three-year terms. The election will be held ...

Downtown Minot approved as Opportunity Zone

Minot is one of 25 North Dakota communities approved for an Opportunity Zone as part of a new tax incentive program through the U.S. Department of Treasury, according to a news release from the City of Minot. Minot’s Opportunity Zone includes the downtown business district. The tax ...

Area students to represent SRT in Washington, D.C.

Trent Hunskor, of Newburg High School, and Austin Schatz, of Velva High School, will attend the FRS Youth Tour, an all-expense paid educational tour in Washington, D.C., in June, according to a press release from SRT and the Foundation for Rural Service. The students were selected by their ...

Youth sought to give voice to the future of energy, ag interests

Recruitment is underway for a youth advisory council to provide voice, insight and vision to North Dakota’s energy and agricultural interests. Three of the state’s largest associations – The Lignite Energy Council, the North Dakota Farm Bureau and the North Dakota Petroleum Council – ...

Artist continues her passion

Artspace Suite 1 Gallery will showcase a retrospective of artwork by Elizabeth Woods from 1990 to the present. This long history of works will include Folk Art, abstracts, prints, oils, and watercolors. The exhibit will be on display starting May 30 through June 30 with a public reception on ...

Place of honored glory

“I’ve fought and bled and had soldiers killed under my command. Those experiences have shaped who I am and how I think,” Lt. Col. Daniel Gade told a large gathering at Minot’s Rosehill Cemetery during a Memorial Day ceremony. Gade, who retired after 25 years of service, is currently ...

Never forget

He was under age when he enlisted in the North Dakota National Guard. He was killed on the battlefield in France less than a year later. He is a veteran not to be forgotten. Wilford DeGree was born in Stewart, Minn., in April 1899, the son of Canadian parents that were born in Montreal but ...

Dakota Datebook: Granitoid

As automobile traffic increased from 1900 to 1910, the city of Grand Forks experimented with various paving materials as motorists demanded better roads, trying “tar” and “bitumen” and “asphalt” and “granitoid” in 1910. The Granitoid pavement put in place in three paving ...

Minot Mayor Candidates Questionnaire

Minot Mayor Candidates Minot Mayor Shaun Sipma Tim Mihalick Nancy Bommelman Q: What are your budget priorities and what actions do you believe the council needs to consider to hold taxes down? Specifically, could you support shifting more infrastructure costs to special ...

Minot Public School Board Candidates Questionnaire

Steve Velk Miranda Schuler Laura Mihalick Michael Carswell (Carswell did not submit answers to the MDN questionnaire) Q: Teacher negotiations with the school board are at an impasse. As a board member, how do you believe the board should balance the need to provide teachers with fair ...

Scott Nelson paints the stories of WWII veterans

Scott Nelson started interviewing World War II veterans and painting their stories nearly 20 years ago. He’s loaned many of his World War II paintings to the Dakota Territory Air Museum in Minot. Most recently, Nelson, who farms and ranches in the Solen area in southwest North Dakota, ...

Minot High School and Our Redeemer’s Christian School seniors graduate

Photos by Shyanne Belzer/MDN (TOP LEFT) Minot High students listened carefully as their chosen speaker, Chad Gifford, and fellow graduating students gave speeches before all would walk the aisle to receive their diplomas, (BOTTOM LEFT) As in tradition for Minot High School’s graduations, ...

Trees planted at MSU in memory of World War I vets

The importance of memory was celebrated Friday at Minot State University along with two students, Henry Finn and Fred Otis Cooper, who gave their lives 100 years ago during World War I. “It’s so important to remember and if you don’t institutionalize the memory, it often gets lost,” ...

Area native to share writings at events in region

Berwick native Joann (Peterson) Kenzy has turned years of memories and contemplations into what she calls “Longfellow-style short stories” on a wide collection of topics. Kenzy, a freelance writer currently living in Los Angeles, will be sharing her poetry at five area venues in June. Her ...

Minot Variety Show changed to June 5

The Minot Variety Show has been changed to Tuesday, June 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Oak Park Theater, Minot. It was scheduled for tonight at 7 in the theater.

City’s historic properties

Fifteen properties in Minot are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. They are, according to NRHP: – Soo Line Passenger Depot, 11 N. Main Street. Added: 1978. Historic significance: Event and architecture/engineering. Architect: William Kenyon. Area of significance: ...

Properties on National Register part of Minot’s history

When the City of Minot was making plans for the future of Home Sweet Home, where a gift shop business operated for a number of years on Fourth Avenue Northwest, Lorna Meidinger, architectural historian officer for the state, was called in to look over the property. “Any time federal dollars ...

Help wanted

A backlog of cases in the Ward County Veterans Service Office is expected to prompt another request at county budget time for more staffing. John Crosby, the county’s part-time veterans service officer, said he plans to revive his request for a second part-time officer – a request that ...

Helping save pollinators

Xcel Energy is supporting the fight to save pollinators like honey bees and monarch butterflies to produce fruit and seeds. On Wednesday, Xcel Energy crews planted a pollinator habitat around its new substation being built southeast of Minot. “While we have more than 30 active and ...

Coffee with a Cop event to be held Thursday at Broadway Bean and Bagel

The Minot Police Department, in partnership with Broadway Bean and Bagel at 1701 South Broadway, will host a Coffee with a Cop event from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at Broadway Bean and Bagel. The police department also participated in the past two national annual Coffee with a Cop events held ...