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Transportation challenges still face ND oil, gas industry

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By the mid-2020s, North Dakota will need additional natural gas transportation systems out of the region, according to the head of the North Dakota Pipeline Authority. “Whether that’s an expansion of existing systems or that’s a new pipeline built out of the region, the current gas ...

Error at trial could lead to dismissal of corruption charge

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A structural error at his trial last year may result in the dismissal of a Class A misdemeanor corruption charge against Alexander Justin Pittenger, 23, of Minot. A jury convicted Pittenger in February 2017 of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl when he was 20. In July 2017, ...

New lodge and Norwegian camp experience

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In April, several ladies from the soon to be Mina Aasen Daughters of Norway Lodge in Minot attended Norwegian Language Camp “Skogfjorden,” which is located on Turtle River Lake, just north of Bemidji, MN. The four-day adult language program of Concordia College immersed them in Norwegian ...

Supreme Court rules against man who murdered brother

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The State Supreme Court has upheld a conviction for a man who admitted to killing his brother two years ago. Adol-fo Contreras- Castillo had appealed to the Supreme Court and asked to withdraw his guilty plea on the basis that his defense attorney did not adequately inform him regarding the ...

The Shriners Parade is in Minot on Saturday!

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The Minot Police Department reports the Shriners Parade will be in Minot Saturday, June 9, at 1:30 p.m. Motorists should be aware East Burdick Expy. will be shut down from 10th Street SE to the ND State Fairgrounds entrance starting at 1:15 PM. It will remain closed until the parade route is ...

State grants funds for airport improvement

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Minot International Airport has been awarded $92,490 for airport improvement projects through an infrastructure grant from the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission, the commission announced Thursday. The bulk of the money will go toward purchase of snow removal equipment and to conduct an ...

Willow City man charged with misdemeanor sexual assault

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A 48-year-old Willow City man is accused of sexually assaulting a woman on the evening of April 22. Robert Pollman is charged with a Class A misdemeanor in district court in Bottineau. He made a court appearance on June 6. According to the probable cause affidavit filed with the court, ...

Military Day at the Zoo set for June 22

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The Minot Area Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Committee, in conjunction with the Minot Park System, Roosevelt Park Zoo and Maysa Arena, will sponsor Military Day at the Zoo on Friday, June 22. The day is set aside for active-duty and retired military members and their ...

Man charged with burglary, terrorizing

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A 26-year-old Willow City man is charged with a Class B felony in district court in Bottineau for allegedly burglarizing a house on Feb. 9 in Bottineau County while armed with a sawed-off shotgun, when two people were home. Kyle Philip Glaser also is charged with Class C felony terrorizing ...

Williston downtown development meeting rescheduled

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WILLISTON – The public meeting with Roger Brooks, downtown development expert, has been rescheduled to Tuesday, June 12, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. in the Williams County Administration Building at 206 E. Broadway, Williston. Coffee and pastries will be available from 8-8:30 a.m. Parking is located ...

Sentencing for Ordonez set for July 11

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A 20-year-old Bottineau man is scheduled to be sentenced on July 11 for sex crimes involving a 13-year-old victim. According to court documents, Devin Ruperto Ordonez was charged in district court in Bottineau with having sexual contact with a 13-year-old girl last July when he was 19. The ...

Donovan Duchaine, New Town, indicted for murder

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A New Town man has been indicted for murder and assault with a dangerous weapon, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Donovan Lawrence Duchaine, 26, an enrolled member of the Three Affiliated Tribes, allegedly stabbed David Rios, 29, of New Town, to death with a ...

$150,000 Powerball prize won in Minot

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A $150,000 Powerball prize has been won in Minot, according to a press release from the North Dakota Attorney General’s office. The player purchased a ticket at Holiday Station Store No. 431, at 3301 S. Broadway. The prize was $50,000, but the player had also purchased the Power Play ...

United Fresh names 25 retail produce manager award honorees

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Marking its 14th year of recognizing exceptional retail produce managers, United Fresh Produce Association announced the honorees of its 2018 Retail Produce Manager Awards Program. The group of 25 produce managers represents supermarket banners, commissaries and independent ...

River flows low despite rain

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Rainfall received in central and northwestern North Dakota in recent days was very heavy in many locations. Reports from the Portal area are that anywhere from 8 to 12 inches of rain fell recently, resulting in localized flooding never before seen by many residents. Southern Saskatchewan ...

Judge halts MDU eminent domain

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A district judge has dismissed Montana-Dakota Utilities’ eminent domain proceeding for a proposed pipeline west of Minot. North Central District Judge Gary Lee ruled May 29 that the injury to landowner Lavern Behm, Burlington, exceeds any public benefit associated with the pipeline. MDU ...

Environment vs plastic bags

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A group of environmentally conscious residents is asking the public for their thoughts about single-use plastic bags. Calling themselves the Environmental Policy Group, residents who came together through Facebook hope to tackle plastic bags as an initial project in making Minot a better, ...