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Christmas brings Northeast blizzard, bitter cold in Midwest

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CHICAGO (AP) — The good news for many in the Northeast and Midwest was that it has been a white Christmas. The bad news was that a blizzard swept into parts of New England and bitter cold enveloped much of the Midwest. Even the usually rainy Pacific Northwest got the white stuff. The ...

US says it negotiated $285M cut in United Nations budget

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The U.S. government says it has negotiated a significant cut in the United Nations budget. The U.S. Mission to the United Nations said on Sunday that the U.N.’s 2018-2019 budget would be slashed by over $285 million. The mission said reductions would also be made to the U.N.’s management ...

Two women injured in Highway 85 crash

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WATFORD CITY — Two area women were transported by ambulance to McKenzie County Hospital Friday afternoon following a crash on U.S. Highway 85, about five miles south of Watford City, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Alyssa Helstad, 20, of Crosby, was travelling north on Highway ...

Jamestown man arrested for DUI following crash

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FESSENDEN — A Jamestown man was arrested for driving under the influence Saturday morning following a single-vehicle crash 12 miles east of Fessenden, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Michael Brown, 46, was travelling west on N.D. Highway 15 when he lost control of the vehicle, ...

Deputy grievance denied by County

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In a testy meeting, heated at times, the Ward County Personnel Committee denied a grievance filed by Sheriff’s Deputy Tim Poston. The meeting was held Friday morning in the council chamber of the Ward County office building. Poston has been on unpaid leave by action of Sheriff Bob Barnard. ...

Dog reunited for Christmas

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After four long years a dog has been reunited with its owner, just in time for Christmas. Karlee, an English bulldog, was found abandoned following an eviction action at a rental property in Minot earlier this month. Tanya Mendelsohn, Minot Police animal control officer, was called to the ...

Minot Park District commits $1M for zoo’s capital campaign

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Minot Park District has committed $1 million to the Roosevelt Park Zoo Centennial Capital Campaign, bringing the funds raised to nearly $3.1 million and beyond the halfway point of the $5 million goal. Park Board commissioners representing the Minot Park District voted unanimously at their ...

US officials say lethal weapons headed to Ukraine

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has approved a plan to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine, a long-awaited move that deepens America’s involvement in the military conflict and may further strain relations with Russia. Moscow responded angrily on Saturday. The new arms include ...

Storm leaves 120 dead, 160 missing in southern Philippines

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ZAMBOANGA, Philippines (AP) — A tropical storm in the southern Philippines unleashed flash floods that swept away people and houses and set off landslides, reportedly leaving more than 120 people dead and 160 others missing, officials said Saturday. Most of the deaths from Tropical Storm ...

Putin vows to modernize Russia, challengers prepare for race

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MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin presented his vision for modernizing Russia on Saturday, while some of his challengers in next March’s presidential vote were formally nominated for the race. Putin is running as an independent candidate, keeping a distance from the top Kremlin party, ...

Somali refugees who fled drought, extremism face ration cuts

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MELKADIDA CAMP, Ethiopia (AP) — Some walked for days to escape the threat of Africa’s deadliest Islamic extremist group and the desperation of drought. But the problems for more than 200,000 Somali refugees are far from over. Now huddled in five sprawling camps in Ethiopia, the refugees ...

Lake Region to offer drone class

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Lake Region State College in Devils Lake will offer a class on flying an unmanned aerial vehicle Feb. 5 through 7. The cost is $195. The class size is limited to 12 students. The 10-hour course will offer a combination of hands-on training and classroom instruction for those wanting to know ...

Winter officially underway

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Winter has arrived. Forecasters of all sorts, professional and amateur, are providing long-range weather outlooks based on a variety of sources, reliable or otherwise. So what kind of winter weather do these prognosticators think Minot will encounter the next few months? Here’s the ...

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 ...