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Man given deferred sentence for delivery of oxycodone

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A Minot man was given a deferred imposition of sentence for three years Thursday for a Class B felony charge of delivery of oxycodone. Court records show that Colton Anton Johnson, 23, will also be on supervised probation for one year. He must also pay $150 in restitution and $775 in fines ...

BLM oil and gas lease auction includes ND parcels

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BILLINGS, Mont. – Bids on oil and gas leases in North Dakota and South Dakota brought in $314,862 in an online auction held Sept. 12, by the Bureau of Land Management. Fifteen parcels encompassing just over 4,400 acres of federal minerals in Dunn County, North Dakota, and Fall River County, ...

Ben Hanson, a Fargo Democrat, is seeking the congressional seat held by Kevin Cramer in the 2018 election.

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Democrat warms up for House race with Minot visit

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A little known former legislator taking on what presumably could be a six-year incumbent, Ben Hanson began laying groundwork in Minot Thursday in his campaign for the U.S. House seat on the November 2018 ballot. “It’s very early, so I am just getting started, making calls to community ...

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Gale McCray stands at the intersection of Broadway and Burdick Expressway early Thursday evening with his Trump sign.

Old man with sign shares Trump view with Minot

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The old man standing on a busy Minot intersection with a sign taking a poke at President Trump was prepared for a few dirty looks from residents of the second most pro-Trump state in the union. He was hoping for at least a few thumbs up or honks of appreciation, too. Gale McCray of Fort ...

S&P 500 tops 2,500 mark as tech and bank stocks climb

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks edged higher Friday as technology companies and banks rose. The Standard & Poor's 500 index closed above 2,500 for the first time as stocks had one of their best weeks this year. Stocks wobbled in early trading after the Commerce Department said retail sales ...

Trump advisers to headline NDPC annual meeting

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GRAND FORKS – Trump advisers Vincent DeVito, counselor on Energy Policy for the U.S. Department of Interior, and Stephen Moore, author, FOX News commentator and Heritage Foundation economist ad policy adviser for the president, will headline the North Dakota Petroleum Council’s 36th annual ...

Akili, a male okapi, arrived at Roosevelt Park Zoo in Minot on Sept. 9. He left his previous home at Disney’s Animal Kingdom as a Hurricane Irma evacuee.

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Okapi arrives at Roosevelt Park Zoo

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Help hurries in when weather is at its worst. Preparations for Roosevelt Park Zoo’s okapi have been months in the making but he departed Florida as a Hurricane Irma evacuee. Akili is a 17-year-old male okapi. He is most recently from Disney’s Animal Kingdom where he played a key role in ...

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Teacher of the Year

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Minot Education Association teacher of the year Lynae Holmen was honored at a school assembly at Longfellow Elementary on Thursday before fellow teachers, administrators and staff. Holmen, a special education teacher who teaches the deaf and hard of hearing, is also one of five finalists for ...

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Annabelle Barcomb with some of the special needs people she has helped.

Call for Entries open for activist youth

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When it comes to making their communities better places to live, kids do remarkably creative things to make a difference. Hunger, illness, poverty, substance abuse, environmental problems, no issue is too difficult for America’s youth to tackle. The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, ...

Coast Guard: Most fuel spilled from tank farm unrecoverable

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(AP) — Less than 20 percent of a 461,000-gallon gasoline spill in Texas during Hurricane Harvey was recovered by the company responsible, while the rest evaporated or soaked into the ground, a U.S. Coast Guard official said Thursday. Only a minor amount of the spill appeared to have escaped ...

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Calling Collect(ors) – art assembled and art dispersed

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Ryan and Karina Stander have been collecting art since their first year of marriage, and, over the years, their collection has grown into a plethora of engaging artworks. As they continue their careers at Minot State University, they continue to reach out to individuals in the art community, ...

Minot woman charged with delivery of oxycodone

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A 62-year-old Minot woman is accused of delivery of oxycodone pills on Tuesday. Debora Kay Henderson made an initial appearance in district court in Minot on Wednesday on the Class B felony charge, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. Henderson is also ...

Man to go to trial on old aggravated assault charge

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A 32-year-old Watford City man is set to go to trial Dec. 20 on a 4 1/2-year-old aggravated assault charge. Fran-kie Dean Young Jr. is charged with a Class C felony for allegedly punching Jesse Long in the face outside Roosters bar on April 28, 2013, and breaking Long’s jaw. According to ...

Man pleads not guilty to GSI charge

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A 54-year-old Belcourt man pleaded not guilty Thursday to four counts of gross sexual imposition. Todd Trottier is accused of raping an 8-year-old girl on four separate occasions in March 2009, according to court records. Trottier was dating the girl’s mother at the time. The girl’s ...

New Town approves home rule with sales tax

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NEW TOWN – New Town voters have approved home rule charter and a 1 percent sales tax to fund a new fire station and a proposed swimming pool and splash pad. The sales tax measure passed 102-17 and the home rule charter was approved 103-16 at a special election Tuesday, according to the ...

Events planned at Denbigh Experimental Forest

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The North Dakota Forest Service and U.S. Forest Service will celebrate National Public Lands Day with two separate free events – one for students and one for the public – on Friday, Sept. 29, Sixth, seventh and eighth graders from the area will do activities related to forest management ...

Minot man charged with menacing co-worker

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A 36-year-old Minot man is accused of brandishing a handgun and menacing a co-worker on Wednesday in a dispute over money he claimed he was owed. Maurice Antonio Gordon is charged with Class A misdemeanor menacing and could face 360 days and $3,000 in fines if he is convicted. He pleaded not ...

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The sun over Minot Wednesday morning was shining through a haze of smoke, casting a somewhat orange glow over the city. The smoke is coming primarily from vast forest fires in western Montana.

Sky glows over Minot

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A smoky haze enveloped Minot and much of North Dakota Wednesday. More is expected today. It is not without concern. The State Department of Health Wednesday urged people to limit outdoor exposure. Montana’s Department of Environmental Quality issued an Air Quality Alert. The National ...

Local Markets 9-14

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Local Cash Grain (Thursday’s Quotations) These quotations are averages based on Minneapolis cash prices of the day by CHS SunPrairie elevator in Minot. Spring wheat, 5.33 Winter wheat, 3.22 Soybeans, 8.76 Corn, 2.69 NuSun sunflowers, 14.85 Canola, 16.65 Durum, ...