Progress

Roosevelt Park Zoo: A gathering place for everyone

Whether it s the playful river otters and red pandas, the stately African lion, the regal bald eagle or the swimming penguins, there’s many animals and birds for visitors to see at Minot’s Roosevelt Park Zoo. Pathways wind through the zoo area with the Souris River also winding its way ...

Underwood Area Economic Development Corp. strengthens the community

UNDERWOOD – The Underwood Area Economic Development Corporation had a busy past year. Wendy Spencer is economic development director. Commercial Park UAEDC formed a committee made up of members of the UAEDC board and City Commission to discuss the Industrial Park Land. Before any strong ...

Preparations being made for 2017 Threshing Shows

While we are just in the early stages of spring, organizers are busy at work getting ready for the various threshing shows to be held later this year in locations around the region. Threshing shows will be held in Makoti, Lansford, Crosby and Drake. The following is a plan of what organizers ...

Community is heart of Garrison & heart of GAIA

GARRISON – The Garrison Area Improvement Association (GAIA) is fervently passionate about the city of Garrison and its residents. It realizes that small business is the heart of a healthy small town, and wish to see its residents succeed in their local business ventures as it only ...

HOCKEY: Drop the puck! In the snow?

The final score was 3-0. It was the first game ever played by Minot High Magicians hockey. The opponent? Little Cando. Yes, the Cando Cubs blanked the big school skaters with relative ease. That was the start of Minot High hockey. Coach Pete McKenzie was the leader of the Magician program ...

Preserving a fading history

Dave Dunnell tells an interesting story about the Snow White Flour made by a downtown Minot mill decades ago. The flour logo designed by his uncle, Howard Dunnell, and the sack company, Bemis Brothers, featured Snow White and two ugly dwarfs with a castle in the background. At the time of the ...

Maysa Arena attracking national attention

Maysa Arena is a facility everyone in the community can be proud of. And for good reason. Earlier this month, Maysa Arena was selected as a top 10 finalist for Kraft Hockeyville USA, which is a contest to determine the country’s most passionate hockey community. Kraft Heinz, in ...

Prairie Village expands efforts to showcase history

RUGBY – Prairie Village Museum will always be a place to learn about history, but the new ways that history is being served up these days would make the early pioneers smile. “Every year we have added more programming,” executive director Cathy Jelsing said. “We have just grown that ...

Tourists urged to rediscover Minot

Visit Minot wants Canadians and conference planners to know that Minot has more to offer than they might think. Phyllis Burckhard, executive director at Visit Minot, said the tourism bureau is looking to bring back Canadian traffic and conventions that haven’t been in the city for a while by ...

Area county courthouses

Divide Courthouse addition to double office space CROSBY – The historic Divide County Courthouse has been a focal point at the end of Crosby’s Main Street for 100 years. A new courthouse addition expected to be finished next month won’t detract from the view. County Commission Chairman ...

Minot Area Development Corporation securing Minot’s future

Founded in 1955, Minot Area Development Corp. was formed to diversify and stabilize Minot’s economy. With changes in leadership and the local economy, MADC implemented a new strategic plan in 2016, which uncovered MADC’s new mission and direction to best serve the Minot community. Today, ...

Railroad Museum of Minot revitalizing

Tim Gebhart says many different projects are under way at the Railroad Museum of Minot. He said if someone visited the museum about a year ago, it would be new to them now. Gebhart, a railroad museum board member, said a model railroad display is being added in a room that will be one of the ...

Watford City, McKenzie County buzzing with activity

WATFORD CITY – Things have been buzzing in Watford City and throughout McKenzie County. Our newly-opened Rough Rider Center provides expanded opportunities for the hockey club, gymnastics club, water enthusiasts, walkers, ball throwers, coffee drinkers, and more. They have also brought in ...

Minot air museum honors, preserves aviation history

Minot’s Dakota Territory Air Museum opens its doors for the 2017 season May 13. The air museum, located north of the Minot International Airport, tells the story of the area’s aviation history, including displays of military and civilian aircraft from the early 1900s to the present. Last ...

City of extraordinary growth

WILLISTON – The City of Williston has seen its fair share of oil booms and busts; but the most recent downturn was different from before. This past year, while Williston adjusted to a decrease in oil-field activity, the City also adapted to a new larger population of 33,500. The “new ...

State Parks lead Lake Sakakawea development

GARRISON – A succession of impressive improvements at North Dakota State Parks has greatly aided development along Lake Sakakawea. Although there are several developments on the sprawling reservoir, among them cabins and homes at Wolf Creek, Garrison Bay, Van Hook and Douglas Bay, it is the ...

Small towns market their uniqueness to visitors

The silver anniversary and finale run of the biking tour, CANDISC, will pull out of Garrison this August as it has for the previous 24 summers. Yet another tourist attraction, the 20-year-old Lewis & Clark Interpretative Center near Washburn, is opening its doors for free to students all ...

Cutting-edge techniques revolutionize heart surgery

Tremendous strides are being made in the field of cardiothoracic surgery, and Trinity Health is beginning to bring those advancements to Minot. Dr. C. Etta Tabe, a cardiothoracic surgeon at Trinity, said new minimally invasive techniques are having a noticeable, positive impact on patient care ...

The show goes on

With 52 years of showstopping entertainment, Minot Summer Theatre continues to be a premier attraction for Magic City audiences. From producing character twists to the gunslinging love story “Oklahoma,” directed by Minot artist Chad Gifford, the comical de force title “Noises Off,” ...

School mergers

The history of North Dakota schools is also the history of school districts closing or consolidating with other nearby districts or forming cooperative partnerships. The most recent area school district to ponder a cooperative agreement with another district is Sawyer, which will send its ...