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Area projects receive Rural Development grants

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The City of Anamoose and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa will share in more than $390,000 awarded in North Dakota through the USDA’s Rural Development program, according to the state’s congressional delegation. Anamoose was awarded a $67,866 grant to complete the renovation of a ...

Katelyn Stavem graduates from basic military training

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U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman 1st Class Katelyn Stavem graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Stavem is the daughter of Dale Stavem, Minot, and Sheri Stavem, Burlington, and granddaughter of Maxine Henderson, Minot. She is a 2016 ...

Radiated roads?

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Oil-field brine might be low risk for metals and gases, but does it contain radiation? The Ward County Commission determined to find out Tuesday after receiving a letter from a Minot couple questioning the oil-field brine that the county wants to use on certain roads for dust ...

Parking ramps prove structurally sound

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Minot’s parking ramps don’t appear to have any major structural issues, according to engineers who analyzed the structures for the city. City Manager Tom Barry told the Minot City Council Monday that the main concern is the lack of a permanent roof on the Renaissance and Central parking ...

Council approves floodwall gateway

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Except for a change in funding source, a proposal to add a flood wall opening at the Anne Street Bridge in downtown Minot was adopted by the Minot City Council Monday. The council opted to support an 8-foot opening, with costs offset by reducing secondary openings from 16 feet to eight feet ...

Minot man charged in fatal jet ski accident

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WASHBURN – A charge of prohibited operation of personal water craft has been filed in South Central District Court against Dean Bartsch, 41, Minot. The charge, a B misdemeanor that carries a maximum penalty of 30 days in jail and a $1,500 fine, was entered with the court Wednesday morning. ...

Pence outlines plan for new Space Force by 2020

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence has announced plans for a new, separate U.S. Space Force as sixth military service by 2020 Pence says it’s needed to ensure America’s dominance in space amid heightened competition and threats from China and Russia. He says that while space was ...

Hazy California deals with smoky smell from distant blaze

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — For two weeks a dull haze and the faint smell of smoke from distant blazes have blanketed many California cities, forcing summer campers to stay inside, obscuring normally bright skylines and leaving cars covered with ash. Smoky air from blowing winds is nothing new ...

Melania Trump’s parents are sworn in as US citizens

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NEW YORK (AP) — First lady Melania Trump’s parents have been sworn in as U.S. citizens. A lawyer for Viktor and Amalija Knavs says the Slovenian couple took the citizenship oath on Thursday in New York City. They had been living in the U.S. as permanent residents.

West Nile increase in ND

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The North Dakota Department of Health has seen a rise in reported West Nile virus cases in the past week and is reminding people to continue taking precautions against mosquito bites that can cause WNV infection. As of Wednesday, North Dakota reported 18 human WNV cases, up 14 cases since ...

City of Minot offers Ride Transit Free Week

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The City of Minot will once again offer a Ride Transit Free Week from Aug. 13 to 17. During those days, there will be no charge to use the City of Minot Transit buses. “This will be the third year that we have had our Ride Transit Free week,” said Brian Horinka, Transit superintendent. ...

Joshua Helm, Norwich, sentenced for possession of meth

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Joshua Louis Helm, 31, Norwich, was given time served and two years of supervised probation Wednesday for Class C felony possession of methamphetamine and Class C felony possession of drug paraphernalia. The state dismissed a Class B felony charge of conspiracy to deliver meth. Court ...

Minot police seeking missing teen

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Police are seeking the help of the public in locating a missing teenager from Minot. Destiny Woollard, 15, was last seen Aug. 2 in the Minot area. She was last seen wearing a purple shirt and unknown other clothing. She frequents the areas of Jefferson Trailer Court and North Hill Minot. If ...

Cramer sets mobile office hours in New Town, Parshall

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Congressman Kevin Cramer has scheduled mobile office hours in New Town and Parshall on Monday, Aug. 27. Mobile office hours allow constituents to receive assistance with casework from the congressman’s staff. Individuals from the New Town and Parshall areas are encouraged to stop by the ...

Nurturing Parenting Education begins in September

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Trinity Behavioral Health Services is accepting registrations for its next series of Nurturing Parenting Education classes, according to a press release. The free sessions, for families with children 0-12 years of age, will be held Tuesdays Sept. 4 through Dec. 18 at Health Center-Riverside, ...

City budget proposes tax hike

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The Northwest Water Supply project is one of the culprits behind an 18.5 percent increase in property taxes included in a proposed 2019 budget revealed at the Minot City Council meeting Monday. City Manager Tom Barry said the $4 million budgeted for the project comes from sales tax dollars ...

Council gives initial support to dangerous animal ordinance

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With some amendments, a dangerous animal ordinance gained support from the Minot City Council on first reading Monday. The ordinance defines what constitutes dangerous as well as annoying and provides that owners will have to appear in court, where a judge can choose remedies from a number of ...

Projected preliminary Minot school budget deficit of $2.8 million

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School property taxes are projected to go up by about $22.05 per year, for the owner of a $200,000 home in the Minot school district, assuming that there has been no change in the home’s valuation, business manager Scott Moum told Minot school board members on Monday. The board gave first ...