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Dem, GOP leaders to get classified briefings on Russia probe

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate lawmakers from both parties are set to meet with top intelligence officials Thursday for classified briefings as President Donald Trump raises new suspicions about the federal investigation into his 2016 campaign. Trump is calling his newest attempt at ...

Trump pardons late boxer Jack Johnson

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing’s first black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson’s name more than 100 years after what many see as his racially-charged conviction. “I am taking this very righteous step, I believe, ...

Morales found guilty of murder

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A jury found Bradley Joe Morales guilty of Class AA felony murder Thursday after two and a half hours of deliberation. Morales, 28, was on trial this week for stabbing his ex-girlfriend, Sharmaine Leake, 25, in the neck with a kitchen steak knife on Aug. 16, 2017 during a domestic altercation ...

Law Officer of the year announced

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Amy Chandler, Federal Bureau of Investigations special agent, Minot, has been named recipient of the Law Officer of the Year award by the Optimist Club of Minot. Chandler received the award at the club’s Respect For Law luncheon held Wednesday at Minot’s Grand Hotel. “I was surprised. ...

Man charged with interfering with 911 phone call

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A 28-year-old Minot man is accused of interfering when a woman made a 911 call on Monday night. Winston Moss is charged with a Class C felony in district court in Minot. He is also charged with possession of a stolen firearm, a Class C felony, and giving alcohol to the 18-year-old woman, a ...

Anamoose couple recognized for work with after-school garden

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ANAMOOSE – For Kevin and his wife Deb Reinowski, giving back to the community in which Kevin grew up is growing great rewards. In addition to their many contributions to their rural community, the Reinowskis, who farm four miles north of Anamoose, give of their time and even land to support ...

ND sailor killed during WWII to be buried

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The remains of a North Dakota sailor who died during the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on the USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, have been identified and will be buried with full military honors. Navy Radioman 2nd Class Walter H. Backman, of Wilton, accounted for on July 17, 2017, will be buried ...

Search for gardens for 24th annual Secret Garden Tour

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The Minot Symphony Association is seeking gardens to be featured on their 24th annual Secret Garden Tour. Whether it is a vegetable garden, flower garden, herb garden, raised beds, a water feature or unique landscaping, any garden could be chosen to be featured. The Secret Garden Tour will be ...

Tractor Safety Workshop coming to Kenmare

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The Gooseneck Implement in Kenmare will be holding a Tractor Safety Workshop on June 8 at 1 p.m. at their building at 49191 Highway 52 N. The workshop is geared toward those who are 10 or older who are living and working around farm machinery and those who are operating lawn tractors. They ...

Congress passes banking regulatory relief, consumer protections

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WASHINGTON – North Dakota’s congressional delegation has hailed the final passage of legislation providing regulatory relief sought by the state’s community banks and credit unions. Congressman Kevin Cramer, R-ND, voted for the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection ...

Beware of Lyme disease

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A sting in the middle of the night was followed by a week in the hospital. Doctors struggled to find what was wrong with Jared Lochtowe of Minot. For a time it was thought he might lose a foot. “I got sick right after the sting,” said Lochtowe. “I kept telling the doctor it wasn’t a ...

Morales breaks down after testimony at murder trial

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Murder suspect Bradley Joe Morales, 28, burst into loud, harsh sobs at the defense table after an afternoon of testimony from medical experts about what caused the death of his ex-girlfriend, Sharmaine Leake, 25, last August. Morales is on trial for murder in district court in Minot and ...

Minot AFB Honor Guard helping area community

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TOLLEY – For over 80 years an annual memorial service has been held at the McKinney Cemetery located 2 miles north and one and a half miles east of Tolley. Each year local American Legion Posts have had sufficient members to provide a color guard to support the service. Due to a shortage ...

Ramstad in lockdown after student receives threatening text message

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Security was stepped up at Erik Ramstad Middle School on Tuesday after a student there reported receiving a threatening text message on Tuesday morning. “At this time we don’t see that there is an immediate threat,” said Superintendent Mark Vollmer, but he said there was an additional ...

US, South Korea work to keep North Korea summit on track

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and South Korea are laboring to keep the U.S. summit with North Korea on track even after President Donald Trump abruptly said “there’s a very substantial chance” it won’t go off as planned. “The fate and the future of the Korean Peninsula ...

Pompeo: US will fight Russian interference in 2018 elections

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday the Trump administration will not tolerate Russian interference in the 2018 congressional midterm elections. Pompeo told the House Foreign Affairs Committee that the administration will take “appropriate countermeasures” to ...

Former Magi Bollinger called up by the Yankees

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Nine years removed from being a standout for the Minot High School baseball team, left-handed pitcher Ryan Bollinger was called up to the big leagues Wednesday by the New York Yankees. The 27-year-old journeyman had a 3-0 record in three starts with a 0.90 ERA this year with the double-A ...