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Sales tax collections down in Minot, Ward County

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Tax collections in Minot and Ward County were down last year, according to the 2017 Annual Taxable Sales and Purchases report of the North Dakota Tax Commission. Statewide, taxable sales and purchases last year totaled $17.9 billion, a 3 percent increase from 2016. “The modest 3 percent ...

Minot Democrats file for legislative seats

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District 3 Democrats have filled their ticket for the November election against a field of Republican candidates who will first face off in the June election. District 5 Democrats also have candidates for two of the three positions on the ballot. In District 3, Joseph Nesdahl of Minot is ...

Volunteers needed for new Zoo Bee team

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If you like birds, animals, the outdoors and more, Minot’s Roosevelt Park Zoo has volunteer opportunities to fit your wishes. An information session for adults 18 and up will be held Tuesday, April 17, from 7-8:30 p.m. for a zoo volunteer program. The session will be held in the zoo’s ...

Trump says ‘missiles coming’ against Syria, ‘new and smart’

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Defying Russian warnings against U.S. military strikes in Syria, President Donald Trump said Wednesday that missiles “will be coming” in response to Syria’s suspected chemical attack that killed at least 40 people. “Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles ...

Algerian military plane crashes in a field, killing 257

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ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Algerian military plane carrying soldiers and their families crashed soon after takeoff Wednesday into a field in northern Algeria, killing 257 people in what appeared to be the North African nation’s worst-ever plane crash. Algeria’s Defense Ministry said ...

Tom Campbell Withdraws From House Race and Endorses Kelly Armstrong

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Conservative farmer Tom Campbell announced today that he is withdrawing from the Republican primary for North Dakota's U.S. House seat and will endorse Kelly Armstrong. "In this political environment, it's critical for Republicans to be united and focused on victory in November. Across the ...

Syria braces for possible US attack, calls it ‘reckless’

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BEIRUT (AP) — With a mix of fear and defiance, Syrians braced on Wednesday for a possible U.S. attack in retaliation to an alleged chemical assault that killed dozens over the weekend. Some stocked up on food and prepared underground shelters while others taunted the U.S. president to go ...

Zuckerberg testimony reveals lawmaker confusion on Facebook

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg acknowledged Wednesday that regulation of social media is “inevitable” and disclosed that his own personal information has been compromised by malicious outsiders. But after two days of congressional testimony, what seemed clear was how ...

Child neglect charge dismissed against Pilot

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A child neglect charge will be dismissed against a 23-year-old Minot woman who was accused of leaving her 3-year-old son alone last December because she couldn’t afford child care. Octavia Kavon Pilot had been charged with a Class C felony after her 7-year-old daughter went to school and ...

Reduced speed for Highway 83 at Ruthville

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Beginning today, a new speed limit will be in effect for an approximate two-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 83. The North Dakota Department of Transportation, in conjunction with the North Dakota Highway Patrol, have decided to reduce the speed limit from 70 miles per hour to 55 mph from the ...

Judge says okay to pit bull

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CROSBY – It was an unusual case, pitting a local ordinance against unique circumstances. In the end a District Judge ruled that a family could keep their pit bull despite the City of Crosby’s prohibition of the breed. Jenny White, Crosby, brought the case in front of Judge Kirsten Sjue. ...

Baesler: initiatives to help NAEP results

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State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler said North Dakota’s scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress show the need for continued state emphasis on early learning and reading programs, according to a press release from her office. The NAEP, which is known as the “Nation’s ...

Woman accused of stealing from Three Affiliated Tribes

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A 33-year-old woman is accused of stealing in excess of $40,000 worth of funds and amenities from the Three Affiliated Tribes Infant and Toddler Program while she was employed as an administrative assistant. Melissa Ann Mandan, also known as Melissa Ann Fyten, was indicted for Federal ...

Minot awarded funds from loan program

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BISMARCK – The Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program awarded loans to Minot and three other North Dakota cities and the Garrison Diversion Conservancy District in March. Minot was awarded $12.28 million to reroute and replace storm sewer, sanitary sewer mains and streets to allow ...

Geography of the American West presented

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Geography of the American West will be presented on Saturday, April 21, at 2 p.m. by Dakota Goodhouse at the Lewis and Clark Visitors Center near Washburn. Visitors will discover indigenous geography, mapmaking, and place names – the same things Lewis and Clark learned from Sakakawea, ...

Minot man charged with criminal trespass

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A preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 11 for a 20-year-old Minot man accused of trespassing at a residence in March. Kean Terell James is charged with Class C felony criminal trespass. According to the probable cause affidavit filed with the court, the female homeowner said she had ...

Load restrictions added on ND Highway 8

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STANLEY – Load restrictions will be added on N.D. Highway 8 in Stanley from mile marker 155 to 158, effective Tuesday, April 10, at 2:15 p.m. Motorists need to check current load restrictions to determine which load restrictions implemented at an earlier date remain in effect. Statewide ...