Progress

Summer Unplugged

Set aside the gadgets and get moving. That’s what the Minot Family YMCA and Hess Corp. encouraged kids and their families to do last summer at their first eight-week Summer Unplugged. Looking to bring more fun to the community, the YMCA and Hess are putting on the weekly event this summer, ...

Expanding medical services

WATFORD CITY – A new hospital complex that opened last June afforded McKenzie County Healthcare Systems the ability to take on a broader range of medical services, including re-establishing surgical care that had been absent for more than 20 years. The first surgery in a new, ...

Educating women on options

Cervical cancer screening is a routine aspect of women’s health care. That doesn’t mean women are necessarily aware of their options or are receiving the screening that’s best for them, said Shawn Brooking, women’s primary care provider at CHI-St. Alexius Clinic in Minot. As a ...

Establishing a home

STANLEY – Big changes are coming to senior living and long-term care in Stanley, starting with the construction of an assisted living center that’s on schedule to open this summer. The Mountrail County Health Center underwent major improvements in recent years with the $4 million ...

Area medical centers step up their care

Small-town hospitals fill a need in rural areas, and area facilities are continually finding new ways to take care of their communities. These centers have made a number of changes in the past year to enhance their services. The facilities provided some of their past year highlights, which ...

Big change in small package

A breast cancer diagnosis is stressful and treatment can be as well. A new method of marking small breast tumors is lessening that treatment stress for patients who undergo lumpectomies in Minot. Trinity Health surgeons are using the Magseed magnetic marker as an advanced method of marking ...

Tablet telemedicine

Telemedicine is helping to ensure the best care for burn patients at Trinity Health, and it’s being delivered via a common tablet device. The Teleburn iPad is giving Trinity medical providers and patients access to the expertise of specialists at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, a nationally ...

Progress 2018

Check out this year's full publications each week online below: Education & Sports: Healthcare: Energy & Technology: Economic Development: Arts & Culture: Construction: Agriculture: Tourism:

Helpful hosts at ND State Parks

They are a great help. No arguing that. Just ask a member of the staff at any of North Dakota’s State Parks. You’ll quickly learn that campground hosts are a wonderful addition to every camping season. “We really like them,” said Chad Trautman, manager, Fort Stevenson State Park. ...

Park improvements create more county recreational opportunities

Recreational opportunities have been increasing in the Minot area with recent improvements to the Ward County Parks system. Even more improvements are planned this year. Visitors who have taken advantage of Old Settlers Park in Burlington will have noticed the new walking bridge over the ...

Cleaning up Powers Lake

POWERS LAKE – It is a long process, a very long process, but progress continues to be made on one of the most innovative clean-up endeavors in the state. As soon as practicable after ice is off the water, a dredge will again be removing silt from the bottom of Powers Lake. The dredging is ...

Minot’s recreational trail system

Minot’s recreational trail system has not been forgotten in the midst of extensive flood protection construction. Interrupted a bit, but not enough to significantly disrupt usage by hikers and bikers. And, looking down the path, there are some pretty nifty improvements in the works too. The ...

A center of activity and learning

Hands-on learning with a lot of fun is what the Magic City Discovery Center is all about. The children’s museum has been temporarily operating out of the Dakota Territory Air Museum for the past four winters, with a growing amount of attendees every year. Unfortunately, the museum will not ...

Hub of local history: Prairie Village Museum important asset to the area

RUGBY — A leisurely trip back in time might be something to consider when in the Rugby area. The Prairie Village Museum was organized in 1959 and opened in 1965 to the public and is currently a summer destination for fun and history. The museum was constantly growing throughout the 1970s ...

Northwest North Dakota is home to interesting statues

Bottineau’s Tommy the Turtle is a big tourism draw for the community in the Turtle Mountains, said Brian Knudson, director of the Bottineau Park District. The 30-foot-tall statue of a turtle riding a 34-foot-long snowmobile has been on display in the city for 40 years. The statue is one of ...

Street dance celebration in Towner

While street dances might not be as popular in bigger cities, you can count on a small town like Towner to keep the fun, music, and dancing going each year. On July 3 every year, Towner hosts its annual street dance alongside its rodeo for those of the community, surrounding area, and any ...

Good Sam, great fun

It’s all about fun and fellowship. What else could be expected from an organization named Good Sam? Good Sam Clubs can be found throughout North Dakota and all across the United States. In a nutshell, Good Sam Club consists of campers of all types. Some have motorhomes. Others mini-homes, ...

Project based learning at Dakota Memorial School

My classroom is a barnyard ... literally. There is hay, pine chips, heat lamps, chickens, our version of a barn & of course chicken poop. My name is Cher Baggett, I work for Minot Public School, and I teach Title I at Dakota Memorial School located on the Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch ...

Farm Rescue helps farmers & ranchers in need

Bill Gross, a native of North Dakota and full-time pilot for UPS Airlines, decided he wanted to help farm families in need. Like so many farm boys before him, his heart had never left his family’s farm and ranch at Cleveland, N.D. And like so many other farm families, his parents encouraged ...