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The 86,000 square feet inflated dome is open and available for area sports and recreation teams to use. Residents of Minot braved the snow to see inside the “bubble” Wednesday during an open house at Minot State University.

Air-supported dome at Herb Parker Stadium now open

Minot residents braved the dropping temperatures and blowing snow Wednesday, as Minot State University invited locals to see the newly constructed air-supported dome at Herb Parker Stadium. “One thing I can say that is very clear and evident is that we wouldn’t be standing here right now ...

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Minot High guard Paige Rosencrans (3) drives to the basket during a girls high school basketball game Tuesday in Minot.

Twice is nice

For the first time since the 2015-2016 season, the Minot High girls basketball team has won two games in a row. After winning an overtime thriller against Bismarck, the Majettes had a much less stressful game Tuesday, defeating Turtle Mountain 73-44 on their home court. The win was Minot’s ...

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Minot High junior forward Parker Larson (18) takes a shot through traffic in a WDA girls hockey game Tuesday evening against Williston at Maysa Arena. 

Second period outburst powers Majettes hockey over Williston

Two teams came in craving a victory, but only one could snap its five-game losing streak Tuesday evening at Maysa Arena. The Minot High School girls hockey team made sure it was them with a 5-2 win over Williston in its first home game since Dec. 9, 2017. The Majettes (6-7-0, 6-4-0 N.D. ...

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Lewis & Clark-Berthold sophomore Hannah Ibach (24) passes the ball to junior teammate Abby Simons in a District 12 girls basketball game played Monday in Berthold.

Lakers escape Berthold

BERTHOLD — In a clash for the top spot in the District 12 girls basketball standings, the No. 10-ranked Des Lacs-Burlington Lakers (10-1) weren’t quite as invincible as they thought. But, in the final minute, the Lakers managed to edge away from the Lewis & Clark-Berthold Bombers, ...

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Dave Christian, back center, stands with Drew Hanson and Chad Thompson with volunteers and kids of Prairie Grit.

Prairie Grit strong

For those living with disabilities, it’s often difficult to find a place to fit in or a way to do things that everyone else is doing. Prairie Grit Adaptive Sports is giving people, youth and adults, living with disabilities the chance to experience sports, teamwork and camaraderie the way an ...


Bitten by Demons

Rattled and contained offensively for most of the game, the Minot High School boys basketball team sprung to life with just under seven minutes to go. A desperation 17-4 Magicians’ run to finish the game followed, but it wasn’t enough. The No. 5-ranked Bismarck High Demons (8-2, 7-0 WDA) ...

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MSU's Luis Ricci Maia (11) dribbles while eying passing lanes Saturday.

No. 13 NSU clobbers MSU men for second time

ABERDEEN — Everything went wrong from tipoff for the Minot State men’s basketball team Saturday. Searching for redemption after a 26-point lost to Northern State on Dec. 1 at the MSU Dome, the Beavers instead turned in their worst offensive performance of the season in a 75-56 loss to the ...

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Minot State's Maddie Wald (3) drives to the lane during a women's college basketball game Saturday in Aberdeen.

MSU women can’t complete upset bid, fall 74-65

ABERDEEN — Two straight single-digit road losses against the top two teams in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference North Division is a significant sign of improvement for the MSU women’s basketball team. When the Beavers played MSU Moorhead and Northern State at home earlier in the ...

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Nedrose sophomore Hailey Roberts (red) gets tied up with the ball against Surrey on Saturday at Surrey High School.

Fast start, size inside carries Surrey over Nedrose

SURREY — Before the Nedrose girls basketball team could get its bearings set Saturday afternoon against Surrey, the Cardinals were staring up at a 16-0 deficit. Surrey (8-3) started hot and coasted to a 68-26 home victory over the injury-depleted Cardinals (6-5). Despite the final score, ...

Magi wrestling takes seventh, two runner-ups at Bismarck Rotary

BISMARCK — The Minot High School wrestling team took seventh place out of 32 teams at the two-day Bismarck Rotary. The Magicians entered Saturday’s competition with two wrestlers competiting for championships: Brody Armstrong (132 pounds) and Hunter Swartwout (220 pounds). Both lost ...

Majettes hockey drops fifth straight in loss to Fargo North/South

FARGO — The Minot High School girls hockey team suffered another forgettable defeat Saturday afternoon in an 8-1 thrashing by Fargo North/South. The Majettes (5-7, 5-4 N.D. League) have now lost their last five games with an ugly scoring margin against of 42-4. Minot was outshot 38-17 ...

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Majettes senior guard Alli McCoy rises up for a shot attempt Friday in a game against Bismarck High.

Nelson to the rescue

A broken play had senior Minot High forward Brenna Tschetter trapped in the corner with the clock winding down. When all looked lost, Tschetter found the Majettes last lifeline with sophomore Allie Nelson standing all by herself at the top of the arc. Before the ball had even left Nelson’s ...

Moore’s 22 points leads MSU MBB to seventh straight win

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Senior Nathaniel Moore scored a season-high 22 points leading five players in double figures as Minot State cruised to an 87-62 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference victory over Minnesota State Moorhead on Friday in the Nemzek Fieldhouse. Minot State completed the ...

MHS gymnastics finishes fifth at KC Invite

JAMESTOWN - The Minot High gymnastics team took fifth in the KC Invite Friday in Jamestown with a team score of 132.675. Dickinson won the event with a score of 144.150, while Jamestown placed second with a 139.875. Bella Price was the highest placing Majette in the all-around ...

MHS girls hockey shut out 4-0

WEST FARGO - The Minot High girls hockey team couldn’t get any offense going Friday, as it fell to West Fargo United 4-0. WFU scored two goals in the first period, one in the second and one in the third. MHS goalie Amber Borkhuis saved 21 of 25 shots, while MHS was outshot 25-21. MHS is ...

Johnson scores 27, but MSU WBB falls just short

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Senior Holly Johnson scored a game-high 27 points in a 72-69 loss at Minnesota State Moorhead in Moorhead, Minn. on Friday night. The loss drops the Beavers to 6-7 (3-6 NSIC) on the season while the Dragons improve to 10-3 (7-2 NSIC). Minot State jumped out to a 10-5 ...

MSU’s Cunha to play in Dream Bowl

Senior Zac Cunha will represent Minot State in the 2018 Dream Bowl which is a college football all-star showcase featuring players from FCS, NCAA Division II and III. It will mark the second postseason all-star game for Cunha as he also played in the FCS National Bowl in Daytona Beach, Fla., ...

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MSU's Diondra Denton (44) puts up a shot during a women's college basketball game earlier this season in the MSU Dome.

On the road again

A six-game winning streak will be put to the test for the Minot State men’s basketball team this weekend. MSU (13-1, 7-1 NSIC) has road contests with MSU Moorhead (4-10, 2-6) tonight and Northern State (14-1, 8-0) on Saturday. Both venues have been a house of horrors for the Beavers, as ...