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Evan Putt, an eighth-grader at Erik Ramstad Middle School, and Marissa Campbell, an eighth-grader at Memorial Middle School, face off during the countdown round of the Ward County Mathcounts competition on Wednesday at Minot State University. Marissa was the winner.

Ramstad wins Mathcounts competition

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Erik Ramstad Middle School eighth-graders said they studied hard in the weeks before the Ward County Mathcounts competition. Winning team members Sofia Egge, Jonas Bubach, Evan Putt, Colby Opp and MaLiah Burke said they completed practice problems from past competitions and met after school ...

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Hockey coach David Hoff of Bottineau joins a South Korean coach as they stand next to the Olympic ice in PyeongChang, South Korea, during the World Champion para sled hockey games last April.

Sledding on ice

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BOTTINEAU – While U.S. teams vie for medals in the 2018 Winter Olympics under way in South Korea, Bottineau teacher and hockey coach David Hoff is helping another U.S. team prepare for a different round of Olympic competition. Hoff is an assistant coach with the 2018 U.S. Paralympics sled ...

Delegates want farm program preserved

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Cuts to farm programs, particularly crop insurance, in President Trump’s proposed $4.4 trillion budget are getting a cool reception from North Dakota’s congressional delegation. Sens. John Hoeven, R-ND, and Heidi Heitkamp, D-ND, as well as Congressman Kevin Cramer, R-ND, say they will ...

Soaring forward

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MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – Minot Air Force Base and its B-52 bombers have a long future ahead according to top Air Force officials. The Air Force announced Monday that service’s plans for the future of the bomber force in its fiscal year 2019 President’s budget request. “If the force ...

Florida high school shooter still at large


PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a shooter at a Florida high school is still at large. The Broward Sheriff’s Office shared the information on its Twitter account after Wednesday afternoon’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. It wasn’t immediately clear ...

Man charged with prohibited possession of firearm

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A 23-year-old Minot man accused of fleeing from police after being stopped for shoplifting at Dakota Square Scheels on Jan. 6 is now charged with Class C felony prohibited possession of a firearm by a felon. Eric Lee Skorick is being held at the Ward County Jail on an unrelated charge of ...

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Members of the winning team: Madi Giffey, Ruby Main, Leia McKechnie, Sarah Potts, and Anikka Henjum. Ages 10-14.

Minot Robotics team wins 1st place trophy

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Six Minot Robotics teams traveled to the First Lego League state tournament in Grand Forks this weekend. The tournament hosts 40 teams from North Dakota and Minnesota in a one day tournament. Of the 40 teams, one advances to the next round of competition. The six teams that attended were ...

Discovery Center open to special needs children on Feb. 22

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Trinity Health’s Pediatric Therapy Department invites children with special needs and their families to visit the Magic City Discovery Center Thursday, February 22, from 4 to 6 p.m. The center is located at 100 34th Avenue NE, according to a press release. Children and their families will ...

Woman charged with using roommate’s car without permission

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A 19-year-old Minot woman is accused of taking her roommate’s car without permission on Feb. 9 and later lying to police about her name. Joy Emily Smith is charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and false information to law enforcement, both Class A misdemeanors, in district court ...

Man charged with criminal mischief following road rage incident

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A 33-year-old Minot man is accused of throwing an object and damaging another vehicle on Nov. 28, 2017, and punching and pounding the other vehicle after it pulled into the Paradiso parking lot. Aaron James Erck is charged with criminal mischief, a Class A misdemeanor, in district court in ...

Wolford man charged with sexually assaulting teenage girl

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A 40-year-old Wolford man is accused of sexually abusing a teenage girl during the summer of 2017. Kim Eugene Yoder is charged in district court in Pierce County with four counts of Class C felony sexual assault. According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, the alleged victim ...