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New Chemistry option at Minot State

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Knowledge in both medicinal and non-medicinal chemistry is a growing need all across the country and Minot State University is taking the step to help meet the call. Beginning in their spring semester of 2019, a new option under their BA in Chemistry will be offered: Medicinal Plant ...

ND Native Veterans Honor Flight planned for nation’s capital

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About 112 veterans, including from Minot and area, will be taking part in an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., this month. The North Dakota Native Veterans Honor Flight is sponsored by N.D. tribes and casinos, and other donors including the National Honor Flight Network. Beth Bouley, Grand ...

Turkish court convicts American pastor, allows him to leave country

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ALIAGA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish court on Friday convicted an American pastor of terror charges but released him from house arrest and allowed him to leave Turkey, a move that’s likely to ease the tensions between Turkey and the United States. The court near the western city of Izmir ...

Pope accepts Washington cardinal’s resignation amid scandal

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VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis accepted the resignation Friday of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl after he became entangled in two major sexual abuse and cover-up scandals and lost the support of many in his flock. But in a letter released by Wuerl’s office, Francis asked him to stay on ...

Minot photographer earns top award in governor’s photo contest

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BISMARCK – Steve Silseth’s photo “Pintail” has been named Best in Show in the 15th annual North Dakota Governor’s Photo Contest. The Minot photographer’s photo also earned first place in the Wildlife category. Gov. Doug Burgum recognized the winning photographs and honorable ...

Festival of Trees to kick off holiday season

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Start off the holiday season with beauty and fun by attending the Festival of Trees on Saturday, Nov.17, at the N.D. State Fair Center. Public tree viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with the social and auction at 5 p.m. The events are sponsored by Dakota Hope Clinic of ...

Man who died in rollover identified

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NEW TOWN –The North Dakota Highway Patrol has identified an Idaho man who died in a one-vehicle rollover on N.D. Highway 1804, two miles north of New Town, earlier this week. Darren Cooley, 23, Kooskia, Idaho, died in the accident. The accident was discovered at 8:16 a.m. Tuesday but is ...

Texas man dies in one-vehicle rollover

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KILLDEER – A Texas man died in a one-vehicle rollover one mile north of Killdeer on Tuesday. The North Dakota Highway Patrol said Billy Galloway, 49, driver of a 2001 Ford F-150, was going west on 1st Street SW from Dunn Center to Grassy Butte when he failed to negotiate a curve in the ...

Volunteers needed for upcoming tax help program

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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 ...

New Salem man dies in crash on Interstate

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NEW SALEM – A 79-year-old New Salem man died Thursday when the vehicle he was driving was struck by another vehicle on Interstate 94, 10 miles east of New Salem. The North Dakota Highway Patrol said a vehicle driven by a Hazen man, 37, was going east on the Interstate following the Hazen ...

Minot vocational rehab employees recognized

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BISMARCK – Minot-region employees in the North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Division of Vocational Rehabilitation received performance and recognition awards during a training conference Wednesday in Bismarck. Kendra Faa and her colleagues in the Minot office received the ...

Legislation targets border staffing issues

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate has passed bipartisan legislation to address difficulties in hiring and retaining workers in rural and remote areas, according to Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-ND, a co-sponsor. The CBP Hiring and Retention Act would address issues Customs and Border Patrol have ...

Wild about water

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More than 500 Minot fifth-graders learned about the properties and benefits of water and the importance of protecting it at the annual Wild About Water Festival held in Minot Municipal Auditorium Tuesday and Wednesday. The N.D. State Water Commission and Ackerman-Estvold partnered to host a ...

Kommika Gregory, Minot, found guilty of manslaughter

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A jury in Minot found Kommika Katrice Gregory, 39, guilty of Class B felony manslaughter Wednesday afternoon after five hours of deliberation. Gregory went to trial Monday on a charge that she shot and killed Ronald Stanley Thompson, 58, on Nov. 16, 2017 at a Minot apartment. The jury ...

Andrea Beck, Richard Spain charged with human trafficking

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Two people are charged with trafficking a woman who worked as a prostitute at Minot hotels between May and June of 2017. Andrea Beck, 37, and Richard Hugh Spain, 46, are each charged with Class A felony human trafficking in district court in Minot. Beck was scheduled to make an initial ...

Derrick McLean, Lansford, accused of punching baby in head

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Derrick McLean, 29, Lansford, is accused of punching his girlfriend’s 11-month-old daughter in the head with a closed fist on Jan. 25, 2018, out of frustration that the baby wouldn’t stop crying. He is charged in district court in Minot with Class B felony child abuse. According to a ...

Hurricane smashes rows of houses

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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Search-and-rescue teams fanned out across the Florida Panhandle to reach trapped people in Michael’s wake Thursday as daylight yielded scenes of rows upon rows of houses smashed to pieces by the third-most powerful hurricane on record to hit the continental U.S. At ...