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Holidays have ended, but the shopping hasn’t

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With the Christmas holidays over, many people are done with shopping at malls and other stores, but for some, they must go on. According to an article written by the New York Post, many stores are hoping to keep consumers shopping with more sales to get rid of inventory to make space for new ...

Getting up with the birds

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Birds of a feather flock together. Sometimes pretty darn early too. An avid and dedicated group of area bird watchers was eager to pull down their stocking caps and remove the lens covers on their binoculars this past Saturday. They gathered well before sunrise at Minot’s Broadway ...

Friendships through yoga

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An after-school yoga club is helping girls at Jim Hill make friends and feel better about themselves. A side benefit is that it also carries over into other areas of their lives. “Doing this really helps with flexibility,” said eighth-grader Mallory Podoll. She and fellow eighth-grader ...

Kremlin: Russia election boycott campaign may be illegal

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MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin hinted Tuesday at possible legal repercussions for Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny over his calls for a boycott of the March presidential election. President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, wouldn’t comment on the Election Commission’s ...

Cities sue Defense Dept. over gun-check system failures

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NEW YORK (AP) — Three large U.S. cities filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the Department of Defense, arguing that many service members who are disqualified from gun ownership weren’t reported to the national background check system. New York City, San Francisco and Philadelphia said ...

Display shines bright

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Sue Stewart recalls feeling somewhat overwhelmed but definitely delighted the first time she volunteered at Christmas in the Park as a new Sertoma member. Minot’s Sertoma Club has presented the light show in Oak Park for at least 20 years, relying on volunteer labor to create, set up and ...

A glimpse into early day Christmases

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“Christmas In Minot. The Day was spent in a very quiet Manner – Business Houses Closed The Greater Part of The Day – The Christmas trees and The Turkey Shoot,” the headlines read. “It seemed more like Sunday in Minot on Christmas day than like a day that is generally supposed to be ...

Minot Public School Foundation advances education

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The Minot Public School Foundation has been around since 1993, but a lot of people might not have heard about it. If they have, they still might not know what the foundation does. The foundation was started by former teachers, with Lowell Latimer as the first director until 2014. It was ...

Guatemala says it is moving embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

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GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala’s president announced on Christmas Eve that the Central American country will move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, becoming the first nation to follow the lead of U.S. President Donald Trump in ordering the change. Guatemala was one of nine nations that ...

Trump’s busy Christmas Eve: calls to troops, talk of Santa

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PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s first Christmas Eve in office was a busy one that unfolded like this: tweet against perceived adversaries, cheer U.S. troops spending the holidays overseas, play golf, chat with children anxious to know when Santa will bring their presents, ...

Christmas brings Northeast blizzard, bitter cold in Midwest

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CHICAGO (AP) — The good news for many in the Northeast and Midwest was that it has been a white Christmas. The bad news was that a blizzard swept into parts of New England and bitter cold enveloped much of the Midwest. Even the usually rainy Pacific Northwest got the white stuff. The ...

US says it negotiated $285M cut in United Nations budget

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The U.S. government says it has negotiated a significant cut in the United Nations budget. The U.S. Mission to the United Nations said on Sunday that the U.N.’s 2018-2019 budget would be slashed by over $285 million. The mission said reductions would also be made to the U.N.’s management ...

Two women injured in Highway 85 crash

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WATFORD CITY — Two area women were transported by ambulance to McKenzie County Hospital Friday afternoon following a crash on U.S. Highway 85, about five miles south of Watford City, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Alyssa Helstad, 20, of Crosby, was travelling north on Highway ...

Jamestown man arrested for DUI following crash

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FESSENDEN — A Jamestown man was arrested for driving under the influence Saturday morning following a single-vehicle crash 12 miles east of Fessenden, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Michael Brown, 46, was travelling west on N.D. Highway 15 when he lost control of the vehicle, ...

Deputy grievance denied by County

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In a testy meeting, heated at times, the Ward County Personnel Committee denied a grievance filed by Sheriff’s Deputy Tim Poston. The meeting was held Friday morning in the council chamber of the Ward County office building. Poston has been on unpaid leave by action of Sheriff Bob Barnard. ...

Dog reunited for Christmas

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After four long years a dog has been reunited with its owner, just in time for Christmas. Karlee, an English bulldog, was found abandoned following an eviction action at a rental property in Minot earlier this month. Tanya Mendelsohn, Minot Police animal control officer, was called to the ...

Minot Park District commits $1M for zoo’s capital campaign

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Minot Park District has committed $1 million to the Roosevelt Park Zoo Centennial Capital Campaign, bringing the funds raised to nearly $3.1 million and beyond the halfway point of the $5 million goal. Park Board commissioners representing the Minot Park District voted unanimously at their ...

US officials say lethal weapons headed to Ukraine

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has approved a plan to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine, a long-awaited move that deepens America’s involvement in the military conflict and may further strain relations with Russia. Moscow responded angrily on Saturday. The new arms include ...

Storm leaves 120 dead, 160 missing in southern Philippines

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ZAMBOANGA, Philippines (AP) — A tropical storm in the southern Philippines unleashed flash floods that swept away people and houses and set off landslides, reportedly leaving more than 120 people dead and 160 others missing, officials said Saturday. Most of the deaths from Tropical Storm ...