Three-year-old dies in tractor mishap

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A 3-year-old boy died Tuesday when he fell out of the tractor his father was operating on a gravel road two miles north of Newburg. According to the Highway Patrol, Joseph Henry and his son Burke Henry were traveling south on 9th Avenue NW around 11 a.m., headed towards Newburg in a John ...

Tioga bank to award $10,000

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The Bank of Tioga is asking for local small business owners to pitch their business and compete for the chance to win up to $10,000 to better their business. It is part of The Bank of Tioga’s effort to reinvest back into the community. “We are thrilled at the opportunity to put this ...

Minot Public Library celebrates the freedom to read

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Banned Books Week is an annual celebration of the freedom to read and will be held Sept. 25 through Oct. 1 this year. According to, “Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and ...

Tax assistance services seeks volunteers

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A desire to help people and a certain amount of computer confidence are all it takes to become an AARP tax aide. Gary Ellingson, volunteer coordinator of the AARP Tax-Aide program in Minot, said the program is seeking additional volunteers to provide the free tax assistance program to low- to ...

Possible SNAP cuts discussed at Ryder

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RYDER – Proposed funding cuts for the SNAP program, previously known as the Food Stamp program, prompted an informational gathering late Tuesday morning at the Tyler Stafslien farm near Ryder. The event organizer was Ryan Taylor, a Towner area rancher who was a former candidate for governor ...

Perpetual motion machine

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Sept. 20, 2017 – For many years, humankind has quested for a machine of perpetual motion - something mechanized that would not stop moving. The first documented attempt comes from the Indian author Bhaskara around 1159. The machine was a wheel with containers of mercury around its rim, which ...

Man charged with aggravated assault

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A 29-year-old Minot man has been charged with aggravated assault-domestic violence stemming from an incident Saturday at a northwest Minot residence. Dondarro Jimnell Watts is charged with a Class C felony carrying a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. He made an ...

Fort Mandan candlelight tour

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Fort Mandan will host a candlelight tour on Saturday, September 23rd at 8:00 PM. During this free event, Fort Mandan will be lit with beeswax candles and oil lamps like those that the Lewis & Clark Expedition would have used during their stay in 1804-1805. In order to experience the fort ...

Cooler weather and colorful leaves can be expected this time of year in North Dakota. Minot’s has been experiencing a change from warm summer weather to autumn temperatures.

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The tumble into fall

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The changing of the seasons has become evident across North Dakota. Daytime high temperatures have dropped from what they were just a few short days ago. This week looks to be more of a continual progression toward that unmistakable feeling that fall is in the air. Oddly though, but perhaps ...

Judge modifies no contact order with children in Wilder case

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Convicted murderer Richie Wilder Jr. will be permitted no contact with his two children by the woman he murdered while they are still minors. Judge Gary Lee had originally ordered a lifetime ban on contact between Wilder and his daughter and son, who were 12 and 6 at the time of his ...

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MSU hopes to unite people with new project

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Minot State University has started a new public art project called the UNITY project on campus. The project opened Monday at noon and will go until the 23rd. UNITY is an interactive public art project that is meant to examine how labels both help and hinder our ability to build unity as a ...

Norsk Hostfest is offering a pair of tickets to the Little River Band concert during Hostfest to the winner of a Hostfest Quiz contest exclusively in Minot Daily News for the next 10 days. No purchase required.
Rules: Each day for the next 10 days, Minot Daily News will publish a photo from a previous year’s Hostfest. To compete, each day you will need to determine what year the photo was taken. At the end of the 10 displays, you can then compile them in order, Day1 - Day 10, and submit your answers to Minot Daily News. Everyone who gets all the correct answers will have their name placed in a hat, and a winner drawn at random. Should no one get every answer correct, then those who get the most correct will have their names go into the hat. Minot Daily News will then inform the winner. VERY IMPORTANT: DO NOT send entries daily; entries can only be received AFTER the final photo has run, and then for the next 24 hours. So, jot down your answers for 10 days, after you have all the years on an answer sheet in order of appearance in the newspaper, email your answers to You will need to include your name, address, email address and phone number with your 10 answers. Please note that answers submitted early or beyond the 24-hour period following publication of the 10th photo, that are incomplete, out of order or do not include contact information will not be eligible, and you will not receive notice. So, follow the rules and enjoy another Minot Daily News contest courtesy of Hostfest.
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Høstfest Quiz FINAL DAY

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Norsk Høstfest is offering a pair of tickets to the Little River Band concert during Høstfest to the winner of a Høstfest Quiz contest exclusively in Minot Daily News for the next 10 days. No purchase required. Rules: Each day for the next 10 days, Minot Daily News will publish a photo from ...

The rise and demise of prairie chickens

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September 19, 2017 - Most modern-day people have never seen a prairie chicken, but there was a time, long ago, when prairie chickens thrived on North Dakota’s grasslands. Shooting prairie chickens was one of the premiere outdoor activities for hunters from the 1880s through the early 1900s. ...

Berthold police: Fugitive arrested after traffic stop

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A 27-year-old fugitive was arrested following a vehicle stop in Berthold early Monday, according to a press release from the Berthold Police Department. Luetenant House Jr., 27, was a passenger in the vehicle, according to the police chief. Open alcohol containers were located in the vehicle. ...

Minot woman to serve 300 days for robbery, assaulting cop

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A 35-year-old Minot woman will serve 300 days in jail for her part in robbing a man at a hotel in January and for later throwing a burning cigarette in the face of a police officer when she was arrested in February. Heather Anne Travnicek pleaded guilty Monday in district court in Minot to ...

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The Viking Village offers food, entertainment and attractions at the Norsk Høstfest, including reenactments of battles, as seen in this photo.

The life of a Viking

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The Norsk Høstfest starts in Minot in a few days and has a lot to offer with a variety of food options, many different entertainment acts and lots of different attractions. The Viking Vilage is one attraction that is considered a great stop for anyone, being full of fun and ...

Local Markets 9-18

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Local Cash Grain (Monday’s Quotations) These quotations are averages based on Minneapolis cash prices of the day by CHS SunPrairie elevator in Minot. Spring wheat, 5.22 Winter wheat, 3.22 Soybeans, 8.68 Corn, 2.67 NuSun sunflowers, 14.65 Canola, 16.40 Durum, ...