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Change in rent support means aid to more families

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More lower income families will receive help in affording rental housing in Ward County as the result of a federal waiver recently approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. An 75 to 100 additional individuals and families will be able to be served over the course of ...

Man sentenced to jail for criminal trespass

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A 35-year-old Minot man will serve 30 days in jail for trespassing at his ex-girlfriend’s residence on March 1 and refusing to leave when ordered to do so. Casey Bryan Allen pleaded guilty to Class C felony criminal trespass in district court in Minot on Wednesday, court records show. He ...

Woman charged with three violations of protection order

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A 23-year-old woman is charged with three violations of a protection order forbidding her from contacting her wife. Kelsey Rae Mildred Johnson, Upham, was scheduled to make an initial appearance on the charges on Thursday in district court in Minot. She allegedly had contact with her wife ...

Trump signs $1.5 trillion tax overhaul into law

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed into law today a $1.5 trillion tax overhaul package. Trump touted the size of the tax cut, declaring to reporters in the Oval Office before he signed it that “the numbers will speak.” The president said he was going to wait to sign it ...

Rauschenberger: North Dakotans will benefit from Tax Reform

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BISMARCK — Most North Dakotans will benefit from the new federal tax law, Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger said Thursday in releasing an analysis of the impact on taxpayers. The Office of State Tax Commissioner’s analysis of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 found nearly all North ...

Minot woman charged with terrorizing

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A 24-year-old Minot woman is accused of threatening her boyfriend with a knife on Wednesday afternoon. Amanda Lee Picolo is charged with terrorizing, a Class C felony. She was scheduled to make an initial appearance in district court in Minot on Thursday. A preliminary hearing in the case was ...

Insurance department recovers $5.5 million for North Dakotans

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BISMARCK – The North Dakota Insurance Department announced it has recovered more than $5.5 million for North Dakota life insurance beneficiaries through the examination of 30 top life insurers’ use of the Social Security Administration’s Death Master File. The announcement follows two ...

Berthold K-9 officer spreads good cheer

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Berthold Police Chief Al Schmidt and K-9 Officer Hunter brought good will and a little pet therapy to Trinity Hospital Wednesday, visiting patients from the pediatric unit as well as outpatient pediatric therapy patients like Keira Fast and Jeric Quinn, above, according to a press release from ...

Emma and Jackson top names of 2017

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Emma and Jackson were the most popular names for babies born at Sanford Health hospitals in 2017, according to a press release. Other popular names for girls included Lillian and Lily, in second position; Abigail and Abby, in third place; Nora and Norah, in fourth place, and Harper in fifth ...

Cramer sets mobile office hours in Rugby, Towner

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Congressman Kevin Cramer has scheduled mobile office hours in Rugby and Towner on Jan. 8. Mobile office hours allow constituents to receive assistance with casework from the congressman’s staff. Individuals from the Rugby and Towner areas are encouraged to stop by the mobile office for ...

And the winner is: Committee recommends site 2 for gathering space

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A site just east of Main Street is Minot’s top option for a downtown gathering place. A technical review committee is recommending the Minot City Council move forward with purchase and assessment of the property known as Site 2. The recommendation goes to the council’s Committee of the ...

Money troubles

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The extent of cloud seeding activities in Ward County could be part of the discussion at a weather modification meeting scheduled for Jan. 23. Darin Langerud, director of the North Dakota Atmospheric Resource Board, said a draft budget will be presented at the annual meeting held with ...

Man sentenced to five years for child porn possession

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A 25-year-old Minot man will serve five years in prison for possession of child pornography. Nicholas Wilson pleaded guilty on Wednesday in district court in Minot to three Class C felony counts of possession of child porn. The state agreed to dismiss seven other C felony child porn ...

Mother pleads guilty to child neglect

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A 25-year-old Minot woman will serve 15 months in prison for child neglect and bail jumping. Court records show that Cassandra Sherry-Hill pleaded guilty to the charges in district court on Wednesday. She was sentenced to five years each on the Class C felony child neglect charge and the C ...

Trump threat to cut aid raises stakes in UN Jerusalem vote

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Donald Trump’s threat to cut off U.S. funding to countries that oppose his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital raised the stakes in Thursday’s U.N. vote and sparked criticism at his tactics, which one Muslim group called bullying or ...

US economy grew at solid 3.2 percent rate in third quarter

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a solid 3.2 percent annual rate from July through September, slightly slower than previously estimated but still enough to give the country the best back-to-back quarterly growth rates in three years. The figure was revised down from last month’s ...

Congress clears temporary spending bill to avert shutdown

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Congress narrowly passed a temporary spending bill Thursday to avert a government shutdown, doing the bare minimum in a sprint toward the holidays and punting disputes on immigration, health care and the budget to next year. The measure passed the House ...