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New ND Equine Association plans expo in Minot

A new association for North Dakota horse enthusiasts is planning its first big event as it looks to promote public education about “everything equus.” Kaycee Wilen, who initiated the founding of the North Dakota Equine Association last March, said the nonprofit’s first North Dakota Horse ...

Northwest International Festival of Music choirs go virtual

The Northwest International Festival of Music looked quite a bit different this year. Emerson Eads, director of Choral Activities at Minot State University, said band was done in person, but the choir was forced to make three virtual choirs: Nova (young singers), Cantabile (treble choir), ...

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PrairieFare: 5 questions about cold temps and our health

One morning my eyes snapped open at the sound of a familiar rumbling engine outside my window. I glanced bleary eyed at my alarm clock. The time was 5:25 a.m. I thought my neighbor was snow blowing. However, the sound was directly under our window. I usually do not jump up at such an ...

Dakota Gardner: Gardening in the Winter

Gardening catalogs are arriving in the mailbox and my inbox is flooded with emails from seed companies touting the newest vegetable cultivars. I’m starting to get the itch to get my hands dirty, but my garden is covered in 6 inches of snow. What can a gardening addict do? Grow microgreens ...

Testing leftover seeds for viability

The beginning of a new year finds many gardeners preparing for the growing season ahead. Clearing space to start seeds indoors, inventorying seeds and supplies, and ordering seeds, plants, and more are usually part of the process. While organizing, you may uncover seeds from past seasons. Do ...

Let’s Cook: Tapioca and Relaxation

As many of you know, we are fans of celebrating the 12 days of Christmas. We often prepare special meals, set our table with dishes from the past and present, and each evening enjoy the timeless holiday classic of sitting in the presence of the lighted Christmas tree while enjoying some quiet ...

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Keep fish caught from deep water

North Dakota Game and Fish Department fisheries biologists are encouraging ice anglers to keep fish caught from deep waters. Catch-and-release fishing, no matter the time of year, is discouraged for fish caught in 30 feet or more of water, because fish reeled in from those depths have a greater ...

Outdoors Calendar

Today – Hiddenwood Sportsmen’s Club Derby, Makoti Lake, 898-9951. Today – Relay For Life Derby, Tobacco Garden Bay, 580-5362. Jan. 30 – Devils Lake VFD Ice Fishing Derby, Six Mile Bay, 351-3191. Feb. 6 – Badlands Bass Bandits derby, Nelson Lake, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 6 – Harvey ...

The King of North Dakota fish

RIVERDALE – Babysitting 400,000 kids is a pretty remarkable undertaking. That’s what Sean Henderson is doing, in a sense, at the Garrison Dam National Fish Hatchery. Henderson is tasked with rearing chinook salmon. “We’ve had a good year. No real issues. Knock on wood,” said ...

Homeschool Clay Target League

The USA Clay Target League has launched the USA Homeschool Clay Target League, a new clay target program developed specifically for homeschool associations, organizations, student athletes, and their families. “The mission of the USA Clay Target League includes the belief that all students ...

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Menorah lighting at Dakota Square

The scope of the ceremony was limited due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the lights of a six-foot Hanukkah menorah in Dakota Square Mall shone as brightly as ever following a lighting ceremony Monday evening. The Chabad Jewish Center of North Dakota in Fargo stated it is conducting this ...

REFLECTIONS: Masked or Unmasked?

The tension that exists between those who believe we should wear masks as a protective measure against the coronavirus and those who oppose them leaves us with an ideal illustration or parable for life. Perhaps you felt tension as you read the title of this article, wondering what opinion would ...

The Joys of Commitment

“How did you do that?” asked the woman when I bragged that my husband and I were celebrating 50 years of marriage this summer. In a word, my answer is commitment. We didn’t take a trial time of living together to see if we were compatible. We didn’t go into marriage with the idea ...

Volunteers raise vegetables to supply Lord’s Cupboard food pantry of Minot

VELVA – Under sunny skies several volunteers were working in the garden, or gardens, this past Tuesday. At the Duane Brekke farmstead north of this city weeds were being pulled, some vegetables harvested and friendly conversation was heard. “It’s fun and it’s not even work because you ...

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A pandemic shift in finances: Prioritize, simplify, save

The pandemic has caused many people to reassess their priorities. There is talk of moving out of the city, simplifying life and saving more money. "I'm not going to spend money like that anymore," my millennial daughter told me recently, talking about past shopping sprees on handbags, ...

FUTURES FILE

Dems Take Control Tuesday’s Georgia senatorial election run-off resulted in Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff defeating the two Republican candidates and tilting control of the Senate to the Democratic party, which will also be taking control of the House of Representatives and the White House ...

Good, clean fun

The new dog wash at Pet Supplies Plus was busy during the store’s grand opening this past weekend. The dog wash station is a first in Minot and offers people a convenient setup, with shampoos, aprons and towels provided. They don’t even need to worry about cleaning up after themselves ...

Cuts likely as Fiat Chrysler-PSA tie-up nears approval

MILAN (AP) — While running Nissan's North American operations from 2009 to 2011, Carlos Tavares had a reputation for closely watching costs with little tolerance for vehicles or ventures that didn't make money. Experts say that means Tavares, currently the head of PSA Group, is likely to ...

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Annual Sportsmen’s Feed at Minot AFB postponed

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – The annual Team Minot Sportsmen’s Feed held at Minot Air Force Base has been postponed. The Sportsmen’s Feed, sponsored by the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Committee and the base, is normally held in January at the base’s Jimmy Doolittle ...

Missile squadron airmen start recycling program at Minot AFB

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. These are some of the topics spoken about during an interview with two airmen about an initiative in its infancy at the 742nd Missile Squadron at Minot Air Force Base. Recycling has become a hot topic at the 742nd Missile Squadron, thanks to 1st ...

Minot AFB B-52s deploy to Middle East

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – B-52 aircrews from Minot Air Force Base’s 5th Bomb Wing made a deliberate appearance in the Middle East on Wednesday, according to U.S. Central Command information. The command information went on to say the two-ship deployment was “to underscore the U.S. ...

Minot AFB B-52’s deploy to Middle East

B-52 aircrews from Minot Air Force Base's 5th Bomb Wing made a deliberate appearance in the Middle East today, Dec. 30, to underscore the U.S. military's commitment to regional security and demonstrate a unique ability to rapidly deploy overwhelming combat power on short notice, according to ...