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Special initiated measure on WSI in the works

Former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Marvin Nelson wants to put reform of Workforce Safety and Insurance, the agency that manages workers compensation claims in the state, to a vote of the people. Nelson, a state representative from Rolla, said he hopes to see the special initiated measure ...

Man charged with assaulting woman at Burlington bar

A Burlington man is accused of punching a woman in the face, kicking her while she was on the ground and knocking her out at the Idle Hour Bar in Burlington on Saturday, according to court documents. Jerry William Baldwin, 59, is charged with aggravated assault, a charge that carries a maximum ...

Sanderson in custody

A 25-year-old registered sex offender who once worked as the Easter Bunny at Dakota Square Mall was in custody at the Ward County Jail on Tuesday. Daniel Elwell Sanderson was scheduled to have a probation revocation hearing, but Judge Todd Cresap agreed to reschedule it because Sanderson’s ...

Informational meeting set on Ryder cemetery endowment

RYDER – An informational meeting about setting up an endowment for the Ryder cemetery will be held Aug. 3 at 7 p.m. in the Ryder gym. A board of directors has been established. Members are Kirby Mueller, Bruce Peterson, Terry Johansen, Stephanie Hagen and Brad Haugen.

Deadline nears to raise nearly $7,000 for Salvation Army’s Minot Match

Minot Match comes to an end in a week and The Salvation Army is short of its $50,000 goal by nearly $7,000. So far more than $43,000 has been raised and will be matched thanks to the Salvation Army’s partnership with the Minot Junior Golf Association and Wee Links. “We started slowly, ...

Watford City man injured in semi accident near Arnegard

ARNEGARD – A 62-year-old Watford City man sustained life-threatening injuries in a semi crash 10 miles north of Arnegard on Monday, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Raymond Sosinski was flown to Trinity Hospital in Minot for treatment. According to the Patrol, Sosinski was ...

Fair booth offers information to veterans, families

ND Cares, a statewide coalition, has joined the North Dakota Department of Human Services at the State Fair in Minot to raise awareness of the behavioral health needs of veterans and their families and to help connect people to services. On Tuesday, Darcie Handt, executive director of the ND ...

Defense seeks to suppress evidence in child porn case

The lawyer for a U.S. Air Force member Duc Anthony Huu Nguyen, 28, is trying to have evidence in the child porn case suppressed. Robert Bolinske argues that Nguyen was ordered by his commanding officer to go to the police station for an interview and to unlock all his electronics. The ...

Man accused of assaulting girlfriend, brother in domestic dispute

A 21-year-old Minot man is accused of assaulting his girlfriend and his brother during an argument early Sunday morning. Kirkland Dale Barron is charged with aggravated assault, a Class C felony carrying a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. He made an initial ...

Public comment sought on Paradigm pipeline

The U.S. Forest Service is seeking public comments on the proposed Paradigm North Charlson crude oil gathering pipeline project located in McKenzie County. The Forest Service will accept comments on the environmental assessment for a 30-day period ending on Aug. 21. The environmental ...

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Jessica Podoll, of Westport, S.D., washes her steer early Monday morning at the North Dakota State Fair in Minot. This is her first year to show cattle at the fair.

Getting ready to show

Cattle, horses, goats, sheep, pigs, chickens, and more – the State Fair has all kinds of domestic livestock exhibited and being judged for awards. Jessica Podoll, washing her steer early Monday morning beside the cattle barns, came to the fair from Westport, S.D. Podoll was scheduled to ...

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Ali Gross, 10, from Gackle, brushes her horse at the Triangle Y Camp southwest of Garrison on June 28.

Fun at Triangle Y camp

The lazy days of summer means summer camp for many area kids. On June 28, a group of youngsters at the Triangle Y Camp, located 10 miles southwest of Garrison lined up for treats at the camp canteen and chattered about their favorite activities. Mya Johnson, 10, from Mandan, Maya Smith, 10, ...

Body recovered near Four Bears Bridge

NEW TOWN – The body of a missing jet skier was found by fishermen about 8 a.m. on Sunday. Chad Kanine, 41, New Town went missing sometime after 8 a.m. June 11. On that date Kanine’s riderless jet ski was found on the east shore of the Missouri River arm of Lake Sakakawea opposite the Four ...

AG says crime is down

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem on Friday released North Dakota’s crime statistics for 2016. The report is compiled from information reported by local law enforcement agencies across the state. “The good news is that the overall crime rate is down slightly from last year, aggravated ...

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People hand out candy to kids during the North Dakota State Fair Parade on Saturday.

2017 ND State Fair Parade winners

Winners of the 2017 North Dakota State Fair Parade have been announced. The parade with 212 units was held in Minot Saturday. Units pay a fee to be judged. The award, winning unit and award sponsor are as follows: Grand Marshal Overall Winner – Dig It Up Backhoe Service Inc., sponsored ...

Residents return to apartments

Residents of Minot’s North Highlands Apartments have been given the OK to return to their homes. The 152-unit apartment complex on 30th Avenue NW was the scene of a fire in the elevator equipment room July 10. The fire was put out without any injuries occurring and residents remained in ...

Minot man accused of burglary

A 24-year-old Minot man is accused of burglarizing a southeast Minot apartment on March 10. Dayne Matthew Hiller is charged with Class C felony burglary in district court in Minot and could face up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According to a probable cause affidavit filed ...

Accused heroin dealer charged

A 36-year-old Minot man is accused of dealing heroin in Minot last March. Brian Curtis Carr is charged with delivery of a controlled substance, a Class B felony carrying a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. Carr was scheduled to make an initial appearance in district ...

Men face charges following hotel room brawl

Two men are facing multiple charges following a dispute at the Souris River Hotel on Saturday morning. Nicholas Afton Youngbird is charged with aggravated assault for allegedly stabbing his friend in the neck during the fight. His friend, Garrett Shawn Smith, 25, of Halliday, is charged with ...

Water supply assistance available to ranchers

BISMARCK – Ranchers in 36 counties are eligible to apply for livestock assistance through North Dakota State Water Commission’s Drought Disaster Livestock Water Supply Program. A livestock operation must be in the governor’s most recent disaster proclamation or an adjacent, eligible ...