MSU to hold Campus and Community Dialogue Series

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The Division of Humanities at Minot State University is launching a new Campus and Community Dialogue Series on Tuesday Feb. 20, beginning at 7 pm, the new Northwest Art Center Gallery, basement of the Gordon B. Olson Library. The series takes as its premise the societal need to discuss in ...

State Parks reservations now open

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The 2018 North Dakota reservation system for state park camping sites is open. Reservations may be made well in advance of the summer season. State park full services begin Friday, May 18, and the early reservation window allows visitors to make sure they have a campsite ready upon arrival. ...

City offices closed on Presidents’ Day

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City of Minot offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 19 in observance of the Presidents’ Day holiday, including City Hall, the public works office and the engineering department office. There will be no residential garbage collection on Monday; the next pickup day for residents with Monday ...

Lifesmarts state finals today in Bismarck

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Ten teams of students from seven North Dakota High Schools will compete in the LifeSmarts state finals in Bismarck today, announced Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. The competition will be held at the Heritage Center on the capitol grounds in Bismarck, beginning at 9 a.. This year each ...

Dunseith man charged with molesting 7-year-old girl

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A preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 12 in district court in Rolla for a 63-year-old Dunseith man accused of molesting a 7-year-old girl in July 2017. Gerald Belgarde is charged with Class A felony gross sexual imposition and could face up to 20 years in prison. According to court ...

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This photo shows Charles Marohn.

Core growth

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BISMARCK – Communities are doing development all wrong and it’s driving them to the poor house. That was the message of Charles Marohn of Brainerd, Minnesota, founder and president of Strong Towns, who spoke at the Main Street Summit in Bismarck Monday. Drawing representatives from Minot ...

Homebuyer program offers incentive to live in Minot

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Individuals and families whose homes were damaged or are being bought out for flood protection may be eligible for up to $60,000 to help them purchase another home. The City of Minot, through its National Disaster Resilience Program, is offering a Buy-in to Minot Incentive for low- and ...

Enrollment up at Dakota College at Bottineau

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Enrollment is up for the spring semester at Dakota College at Bottineau, based on data for the 20th day of classes, which is the official census date for all North Dakota University System colleges, according to a press release from the college. The official enrollment this spring is 882 ...

Three injured in 2-vehicle crash near Keene

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KEENE – Three people were injured in a crash near Keene when a Kenworth tractor-trailer slid through an intersection and struck another vehicle. The North Dakota Highway Patrol said Ryley Mitchell, 26, Keene, driver of a 2013 Ford F-350 pickup, and passengers Bradley Schumann, 52, ...

Joyce Pfliger

Enthusiastic hometown promoter

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GARRISON – She has become the face of the North Dakota Governor’s Cup Walleye Derby. Years of volunteerism can result in such things, but that’s more than fine for Joyce Pfliger. “I love it. Great people. Great people,” said Pfliger. “There’s been a lot of people that have come ...

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These photos show landmarks around the city of Minot bearing the names or likeness of former presidents.

North Dakota’s ties to our nation’s leaders

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Today is Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, next Monday, Feb. 19, is Presidents Day, and Feb. 22 is George Washington’s birthday. Not only is February a presidential month, but the state of North Dakota has many ties to the presidents. In Minot alone, there have been four, potentially five, ...

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Todd Moore stands beside a Humvee equipped with skids. Military members who drive Humvees, pickups or Bearcats to and from the Minot missile field learn winter driving skills using vehicles equipped with a skid system at a “skid pad” on base.

Safety to and from missile field

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MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – Airmen who drive military vehicles such as Humvees, pickups or BearCats to and from the missile field learn how to safely handle those vehicles in icy and snowy winter conditions at a “skid pad” on base. “For some people it starts as soon as they get here, ...