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YWCA hosting second annual Zombie Run

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Would you survive being chased by zombies? Find out Sept. 16 at 4:30. The YWCA is hosting its second annual Zombie Run. You can sign up to be a runner or a zombie. Registration goes until the day of the event. For runners, the cost for registration is $30 for adult runners and $25 for ...

Local students attend Camp RYLA

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The 26th annual District 5580 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Camp was held at the University of Minnesota, Crookston campus, July 9-15. A total of 141 RYLA campers attended this years camp, sponsored by 56 Rotary International Clubs from District 5580 in northern Minnesota, North Dakota, NW ...

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A crane still towers over the Renaissance ramp, where the city expects to close out its share of the construction as early as next month.

Ramp developer pays overdue rent just ahead of next payment

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The developer on Minot’s downtown parking ramps has come current on rent for 2016, but another payment is due next month. At Tuesday’s city council meeting, City Manager Tom Barry said Cypress Development has paid $257,500 that represented October 2016 rent. Cypress has been involved in ...

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Local Cash Grain (Thursday’s Quotations) These quotations are averages based on Minneapolis cash prices of the day by CHS SunPrairie elevator in Minot. Spring wheat, 5.55 Winter wheat, 3.22 Soybeans, 8.69 Corn, 2.70 NuSun sunflowers, 15.20 Canola, 16.80 Durum, ...

SkySkopes diverts pilots to disaster relief

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SkySkopes’ pilots have been deployed to Houston for flood disaster relief. SkySkopes President Matt Dunlevy told the Minot City Council Tuesday the use of unmanned aerial systems for disaster assistance is a new concept, and his company will be bringing knowledge gained back to Minot. The ...

US stocks end mixed as banks stumble; health care climbs

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes finished nearly back where they started Thursday as steep losses for banks and insurance companies were balanced out by gains in health care and technology companies. Banks skidded as bond yields reached their lowest levels of the year, which sent interest ...

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Alexie Kindy, Leticia Vieira, Alaina Gochanour, Houston Head, Heili Burgardt, Madalyn Meagher, Hadley Geigle.

Orpheus comes to town

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On Friday and Sunday, dancers from Rinat Mouzafarov’s Institution of Dance and Ballet Theater will pair with the Western Plains Opera to perform Orpheus in the Underworld. Mouzafarov has worked with Western Plains Opera for 24 years and considers it a great honor. His dancers have worked ...

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Carlos Vieira will bring “Orpheus in the Underworld” to Anne Nicole Nelson Hall, Friday evening and Sunday afternoon.

Minot’s Carlos Vieira: A force of nature, culture

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As Jupiter, the king of the mythological gods, 6’ 5” Carlos Vieira towers above all on stage, with a voice and energy to match his size. A powerful baritone, Vieira differs from the other professional lead singers in this weekend’s “Orpheus in the Underworld” in only one important ...

Sawyer man sentenced for insurance fraud

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A Sawyer man was given a suspended sentence, three years of probation and 40 hours of community service Wednesday for insurance fraud. Weston James Aho was convicted last year of beating his friend with a PVC pipe in 2014. He was later charged with telling the victim to tell an insurance ...

Man sentenced for spitting at officer

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A 23-year-old Minot man was given a suspended sentence and 360 days of unsupervised probation for reportedly spitting at a police officer transporting him to the Ward County Jail on May 23. Chase Reuben Rath had originally been charged with a Class C felony. He pleaded guilty to a Class A ...

Timothy Bartsch, Rugby, killed in rollover near Berthold

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A 63-year-old Rugby man was killed in a rollover Tuesday morning 14 miles west of Berthold on U.S. Highway 2, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Timothy Bartsch was driving a 1997 Chevrolet pickup west on U.S. Highway 2. Near mile marker 109 the pickup entered the north ditch and ...

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Leaner county budget still means tax increase

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A proposed Ward County budget would leave taxpayers paying somewhat more for county services in 2018, despite budget requests that are down more than $3.4 million. A public hearing on the preliminary budget approved by the Ward County Commission Tuesday was set for Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. in the ...

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Click HERE for NYSE markets online Local Cash Grain (Wednesday’s Quotations) These quotations are averages based on Minneapolis cash prices of the day by CHS SunPrairie elevator in Minot. Spring wheat, 5.50 Winter wheat, 3.29 Soybeans, 8.71 Corn, 2.76 NuSun sunflowers, ...

Mother, son, accused of robbery, aggravated assault

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A Minot mother and son are accused of robbing a north Minot apartment storage unit on Monday and physically assaulting and knocking out a woman who told them to leave. Vaneica Ann Erickson, 46, was arrested Monday and was being held in the Ward County Jail on charges of robbery, aggravated ...

Energy companies lead modest rebound for US stock market

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Energy companies led U.S. stocks to modest gains Wednesday as the market recouped some of its hefty losses from the day before. Big retailers and health care companies also helped lift the market, which was coming off its worst day in almost three weeks. Utilities and phone companies were the ...

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Prairie Public to air new documentary Thursday evening

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On Thursday September 7 at 7 p.m. CT Prairie Public has scheduled the premiere of a new documentary in its Germans from Russia series. “Gutes Essen: Good Eating in German Russian Country” celebrates the food culture of the Germans from Russia who emigrated to south central North Dakota ...

Miss North Dakota honored at 2018 Miss America Competition

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Miss North Dakota 2017, Cara Mund was honored as a Jean Bartel Quality of Life Award Finalist at the 2018 Miss America Competition in Atlantic City, NJ. Named for Miss America 1943, the prestigious Jean Bartel Quality of Life Award finalists are chosen from qualified applicants who excel in ...

Berthold man sentenced for burglary

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A Berthold man was sentenced Tuesday in district court in Minot to jail time and three years probation for burglarizing a residence in Berthold on Feb. 29, 2016. Thomas James Kraft was ordered to serve 60 days in jail by Judge Gary Lee. With credit for the 53 days he has already served, he ...