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Dr. Casmiar Nwaigwe, infectious disease specialist at Medical Arts Clinic in Minot, advises that patients use condoms and people who are sexually active be tested frequently and be on a pre-exposure prophylaxis to help prevent permanent HIV infection. More information about HIV/AIDS and programs that can help is available at www.ndhealth.gov

Snapshot: HIV/AIDS in North Dakota

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Scientific advancements mean that a diagnosis of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is no longer an automatic death sentence for patients. But the miracles of modern medicine can sometimes be a double-edged sword. If they believe that the disease is no longer so serious, some people may not ...

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Jena Grover, left, and founder Jen Kruse pose at their booth Saturday at the Sleep Inn & Suites. The duo held a “Banter” at 5 p.m. to share stories with fellow Bigfoot enthusiasts as well as a calling contest to see who could draw out Bigfoot the best.

The Midwest’s first all-female Bigfoot team

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Bigfoot is around and active, or at least that is what the women of SheSquatchers believe. The SheSquatchers visited Minot as a part of the BodyLabUSA convention Saturday at the Sleep Inn & Suites. The SheSquatchers are located primarily in Minnesota and North Dakota and investigate ...

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Nature’s Nook, at 1700 21st Avenue NW, has brought the North Pole to Minot. Families have the opportunity to hang out and take photos with Santa, Mrs. Claus, some of Santa’s elves and reindeer provided by Brandon Beesley. The event started on Saturday and is continuing today. Deb Burger-Perry, owner of Nature’s Nook, said families that purchased tickets for Saturday and didn’t come out because of the cold can attend today at no extra charge. Tickets are $40 per family with a maximum of eight members. Along with the crew, there will be activities, hot chocolate, coffee, and snacks.

North Pole at Nature’s Nook

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Ashton Gerard/MDN Nature’s Nook, at 1700 21st Avenue NW, has brought the North Pole to Minot. Families have the opportunity to hang out and take photos with Santa, Mrs. Claus, some of Santa’s elves and reindeer provided by Brandon Beesley. The event started on Saturday and is continuing ...

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The Festival of Trees took place Saturday at the Holiday Inn Riverside in Minot. New this year was a public tree viewing from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to showcase the trees, wreaths and centerpieces available for auction. Also included was a raffle to win prizes such as a Medora vacation package. The Festival of Trees benefited Dakota Hope Clinic, a Christian-based ministry that supports women and men with unplanned pregnancy.

Festival of Trees

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Ashton Gerard/MDN The Festival of Trees took place Saturday at the Holiday Inn Riverside in Minot. New this year was a public tree viewing from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to showcase the trees, wreaths and centerpieces available for auction. Also included was a raffle to win prizes such as a Medora ...

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Gov. Doug Burgum, left, presented a proclamation to Cmdr. Michael Hollenbach, Nov. 9, during the Virginia-class, fast-attack submarine USS North Dakota change of command ceremony, shown in this photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Hoskins. The proclamation named that day to be USS North Dakota Day.

New commander for USS North Dakota

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GROTON, Conn. – The Virginia-class, fast-attack submarine, USS North Dakota (SSN-784) held a change ceremony at the Dealey Theater onboard Naval Submarine Base New London, Nov. 9. North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum and First Lady Kathryn Burgum were in attendance at the ceremony where Cmdr. Mark ...

ND adjutant general’s statement on death of Guard soldier

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BISMARCK – Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann, North Dakota adjutant general, made the following statement regarding the death of a North Dakota National Guard Soldier, Sgt. Travis Sundeen, who passed away on Nov. 12 in Belcourt. “We are exceptionally sad to learn of the death of one our National ...

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Kevin Bluhm with the Corps of Engineers visits with Warren and Liz Hoppmann at a public meeting on flood protection Thursday.

Diversion plan seen as best option

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A diversion channel tying into a levee with a recreation trail appears to be the best plan for flood protection in west Minot, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Corps held a public meeting in Minot Thursday to outline its rationale and take comments. The meeting is part of a ...

Bond set at $1 million for woman accused of murder

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Bond was set at $1 million Friday for a 38-year-old Minot woman accused of murdering a man on Thursday. Kommika Katrice Gregory made an initial appearance in court on the Class AA felony murder charge, which could send her to prison for life without parole. According to a probable cause ...

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A court has ruled against an airport hobby shop that sued the city over alleged discrimination.

Court dismisses discrimination complaint of airport business

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A federal court has ruled against the owner of an airport-based business who sued the City of Minot and its then airport manager last year for racial discrimination. Eva Lucke sued in March 2016, alleging discriminatory commercial lease terms by the city for airport property rented to Minot ...

Minot AFB units win awards at Global Strike Challenge competition

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MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – The 5th Bomb Wing and 91st Missile Wing at Minot Air Force Base won a number of awards in the sixth Global Strike Challenge competition. A score posting was held at at Barksdale AFB, La., Wednesday. Participants in the competition include Global Strike Command’s ...

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Shelly Weppler, president of the St. Joseph’s Community Health Foundation, spoke at a press conference this week unveiling the group’s “Twice Blessed” campaign. Looking on is Rick Beall, chairman, Board of Directors.

Twice Blessed campaign reaches 11 counties

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All donations up to $5,000 will double. That’s the message from the St. Joseph’s Community Health Foundation. The foundation announced the kick-off of their “Twice Blessed” campaign this week. In short, SJCHF will match any contributions made to participating non-profit organizations ...

Heitkamp nominates students to military service academies

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Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., has nominated area students to the nation’s military service academies. Nominees from the area include Tony Heidelberg, Underwood, and Adrianna Wilder, Minot, who were both nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy, and Jarek Hogue, Watford City, who was nominated ...

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With a photograph of homicide suspect Kommika Gregory on a screen, Capt. John Klug, Minot Police, provided information to the press about a Thursday morning shooting in south Minot that left one man dead.

Homicide suspect captured

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An alleged killer that slipped out of Minot was captured several hours later at New Town. Taken into custody about 4 p.m. Thursday was Kommika K. Gregory of Minot. Minot Police had been searching for her since receiving a call of a shooting in the 1800 block of South Main Street shortly ...

Local Markets 11-16

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Local Cash Grain (Tuesday’s Quotations) These quotations are averages based on Minneapolis cash prices of the day by CHS SunPrairie in Minot. Spring wheat, 5.65 Winter wheat, 2.97 Soybeans, 8.52 Corn, 2.52 NuSun sunflowers, 15.30 Canola, 16.95 Durum, 6.25 Barley Malt, ...

Local Markets 11-17

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Local Cash Grain (Friday’s Quotations) These quotations are averages based on Minneapolis cash prices of the day by CHS SunPrairie in Minot. Spring wheat, 5.70 Winter wheat, 3.02 Soybeans, 8.71 Corn, 2.58 NuSun sunflowers, 15.30 Canola, 17.00 Durum, 6.25 Barley Malt, 2.20 Feed, ...