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Two charged following meth bust

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The Berthold Police Department arrested two men after they found meth-amphetamine following a traffic stop early Friday, according to a press release. Police dog Hunter alerted on the vehicle, allowing officers to find the meth. Eric Deck, 36, and Franki Axel Hurtado, 47, were taken to the ...

New student loan forgiveness program for teachers begins

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State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler said North Dakota’s newly revamped student loan forgiveness program for teachers may offer up to four years’ worth of debt relief, which school districts may use to recruit or retain teachers, according to a press release from her office. Teachers who ...

Human Services seeks comments on two Medicaid waivers

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BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Aging Services Division and the Medical Services Division are accepting public comment on two separate home and community-based services Medicaid waivers that serve older adults and adults with physical disabilities and terminally ...

Flu restrictions lifted at Trinity Hospitals

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Trinity Health in Minot is lifting visitor restrictions at both of its Minot hospitals, effective immediately. However, restrictions remain in effect at Trinity’s long-term care center, Trinity Homes, according to a press release. Sue Niebuhr, coordinator of Infection Prevention and ...

Man dies from Ruthville accident

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The North Dakota Highway Patrol says a 21-year-old Minot AFB man, William Buchanan, has died as a result of injuries sustained in an accident near Ruthville. The crash occurred at 10:43 a.m. Thursday when Buchanan’s 1996 Toyota Corolla and a Kenworth tractor-trailer collided. The Highway ...

Terrorizing charge to be dismissed against Schlak

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A terrorizing charge will be dismissed for lack of evidence against a Minot man, according to statements made in court on Friday. Brady Earl Schlak, 29, had been accused of terrorizing a group of Minot women at a southeast Minot residence on Nov. 19, 2016. Schlak was charged with a Class C ...

Woman sentenced for criminal vehicular injury

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A 24-year-old Minot woman will serve a year in jail for causing injury to another woman in a car accident on Dec. 31, 2016. Hailey Jade Helm pleaded guilty to the Class C felony criminal vehicular injury charge in November 2017. She was sentenced Friday in district court in Minot. Helm ...

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2018 North Dakota State Fair Grandstand Lineup

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The North Dakota State Fair has released its grandstand entertainment lineup for the 2018 fair, July 20-28. Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley, Nickelback, Cole Swindell, Kip Moore, Cheap Trick, Michael Ray will all perform at the 2018 North Dakota State Fair. Tickets will go on sale on ...

Moisture deficit increasing, spring flood risk very low

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North Dakota is a land of extremes. There’s no arguing that, especially after the latest Flood Potential Outlook for the Souris River Basin issued by the National Weather Service Thursday. The hydrologic outlook says the greatest concern at this time is not high water but rather that ...

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Long-range weather outlook favors cold

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If you are hoping for an early spring it might be best to not hope for too much. That’s the consensus drawn from the latest long-range weather forecast offered by the Climate Prediction Center. According to the latest analysis of the CPC, issued Thursday, the three-month temperature outlook ...

Morales pleads not guilty to murdering ex-girlfriend

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A 27-year-old Minot man pleaded not guilty Thursday to the murder of his ex-girlfriend last August and indicated he wants a speedy trial. Bradley Joe Morales is accused of stabbing 25-year-old Sharmaine Leake in the neck during a domestic altercation early on the morning of Aug. 16, 2017 at a ...

Minot woman pleads not guilty due to insanity

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A defense attorney plans to use a mental health defense for a woman accused of pointing a handgun at her boyfriend during a domestic altercation on Jan. 6. Ashley Mae Dahly, 30, Minot, is charged with Class C felony terrorizing. She appeared in district court in Minot on Thursday for a ...

Woman charged with flushing meth pipe down the toilet

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A 46-year-old Minot woman is accused of flushing a methamphetamine pipe down the toilet when police went to her trailer on Wednesday evening. Amy Anne Feland Anderson is charged with Class A misdemeanor tampering with evidence, according to a probable cause affidavit filed with the ...

State contracts for medical marijuana tracking

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BISMARCK – The state of North Dakota has selected a vendor to implement a medical marijuana tracking system. Following the formal request for proposal process, the state has awarded BioTrackTHC a contract for an information management system that includes a seed-to-sale inventory tracking ...

Minot State scholarship offers art students a boost

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The Minot State University Art Department announces the opening for applications for the Harvey and Arlone Twyman Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen and transfer art students, giving them up to $2,000. The scholarship awards students that demonstrate excellence and ...

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Chandra Flammang, a medical technologist in Trinity Hospital Laboratory’s Microbiology Section in Minot, examines a specimen using a high resolution microscope. Trinity Health, including Trinity Hospital, provides regional health care to people of North Dakota and eastern Montana. Some area rural hospitals are designated critical access hospitals

Reinventing rural health care

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Rightsizing health care services to fit community needs is one of four specific areas identified in a new report on the challenges of health care delivery in rural areas of North Dakota and six other states in the Upper Midwest. The Bipartisan Policy Center based in Washington, D.C., ...

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Ward County human resources coordinator Colleen Houmann speaks to the commission as Genny Dienstmann and Chuck Horter with the North Dakota Association of Counties listen in the background.

Cost becomes hurdle in HR hiring

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The Ward County Commission is continuing to consider the hiring a human resources director, although figuring out how to pay for the new position could be a major hurdle. With the resignation of human resources coordinator Colleen Houmann at the end of February, the commission voted Wednesday ...