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Rugby native’s work featured in theaters nationwide

A suspense-filled story of a North Dakota family written by a Rugby native will reach movie theaters nationwide when “Let Him Go,” starring Kevin Costner and Diane Lane, premiered on Nov. 6. Larry Watson, who was born in Rugby and grew up in Bismarck, wrote “Let Him Go” in 2013. The ...

Fighting Sioux documentary to be released

BISMARCK— Filmmaker Matt Fern announced the release of the documentary film, “Fighting Over Sioux,” next Wednesday. In Minot, the film will show in Oak Park Theater at a later date, not yet set, but will be available on demand through TV, computer and mobile devices. The 85-minute film ...

Dickens Village Festival canceled due to COVID-19

GARRISON – This year’s Dickens Village Festival in Garrison has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The annual festival, turning the Garrison community into a Victorian town from the era of Charles Dickens, was scheduled to begin Nov. 27-28 and continue Dec. 4-5 and Dec. ...

KMSU auction to be streamed tonight

The Minot State University Broadcasting and Professional Communication department will host the 22nd annual KMSU Auction on today, starting at 6:30 p.m. The event, which raises money for the broadcasting department and a local charity, will air live on MidCo and SRT Channel 19 and is streamed ...

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PrairieFare: Food gifts can be shipped

I noticed the shelf inside the entry of a small restaurant. It was lined with brown paper bags and attached receipts. The four shelves were labeled “self pick up” or they were labeled with one of three different companies that pick up and deliver food. People in masks popped in and out ...

Winter care for trees, shrubs and perennials in containers

As you prepare your landscape for winter don’t overlook the trees, shrubs and perennials you have growing in containers. These need a bit of extra protection to help them survive cold winter temperatures. The small amount of soil in container gardens does not always provide sufficient ...

DAKOTA GARDENER: Thoughtful holiday gifts for gardeners

For years, I have railed against the encroachment of the Christmas holiday season on Thanksgiving. As I get older, I just want to slow time and savor each holiday. I steadfastly refuse to put up Christmas decorations until the last of the turkey leftovers and pumpkin pie have been consumed ...

DAKOTAGARDENER: Spring blooms during winter

Forcing spring bulbs such as tulips, daffodils, crocus and hyacinth is a great way to brighten up the dreary days of winter. Forcing bulbs does require planning, though, because the bulbs need a cooling period that imitates the cold conditions bulbs would experience outside during the ...

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Extraordinary perseverance

STANLEY – Twenty-one years ago Alex Johnson suffered an injury that resulted in paralysis from the neck down. Earlier this month he filled his deer gun tag. His story is remarkable. “It’s about character, tenacity and perseverance,” said Wayne Johnson, Stanley. Johnson’s brother Tim ...

Fall mule deer survey completed

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s fall mule deer survey indicated another year of good fawn production. Biologists counted 2,116 mule deer in the aerial survey in October. The ratio of 82 fawns per 100 does was similar to last year, while 36 bucks per 100 does was lower than in ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Nov. 22 – Deer gun season closes. Nov. 23 – Aubudon NWR upland game opener. Nov. 26 – Thanksgiving Day. Nov. 27 – Deer muzzleloader season opener. Nov. 28-29 – Minot Rifle and Pistol Club Fall Gun Show, State Fair Center. Nov. 30 – Game and Fish Advisory Board virtual ...

COMMENTS BY KIM: Wanted: Sportsmen input

The fall Advisory Board meetings conducted by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department are coming up soon. Due to the coronavirus epidemic the required public meetings will be held online rather than at eight various sites throughout the state. Attendance at Advisory Board meetings is ...

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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 ...

Special services at Minot Baptist Church

Dr. Marvin Mungle of Firm Foundations Ministries will be presenting a series of messages with plenty for the whole family, at Minot Baptist Church this week. The presentations began Wednesday and will also be held today and Friday at 7 p.m. and again on Sunday during the church’s regular ...

Church takes on more soup kitchens

Cornerstone Presbyterian Church and volunteers have picked up some of the soup kitchens that had been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Pastor Steve Oster said that he and Pastor Mark Frueh had begun thinking of the “What ifs” in regards to the novel coronavirus. Their answer was, ...

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Virus playing part in booming ranch sales in US West

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The coronavirus is one of the likely factors fueling a boom in large ranch sales in the U.S. West, real estate industry professionals said. Real estate brokers are experiencing high demand for ranches in Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho and Washington, The Billings ...

Minot Area Chamber of Commerce announces Eagle Award recipients

November recipients of the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce Eagle Award Program are: Jean Schempp, Home Town Radio Group; Marvin Walhood, Connole & Somerville Plumbing Heating & AC Inc.; Karen Guttormson, Midco; Matt Sund, SRT Communications; Brandon Yabasaki, Charlie’s Main Street ...

U.S. Chamber awards Minot Area Chamber of Commerce with 3-Star Accreditation

The Minot Area Chamber of Commerce was awarded 3-Star Accreditation by the United States Chamber of Commerce at its board meeting earlier this month. John MacMartin, president of the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce, said the organization has had accredited status for at least the past 15 years ...

Lauinger earns Certified Financial Planner designation

Cole Lauinger of the American Trust Center has earned a Certified Financial Planner designation. This designation requires experience, successful completion of seven unique courses, a demonstration of ethics and a formal education. Through the designation, Lauinger now has the fiduciary duty of ...

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ND National Guard reaches COVID-19 support milestone

The North Dakota National Guard has reached a new milestone in its domestic support operations when COVID-19 support exceeded the efforts of its 2011 state-wide flood support mission. On Nov. 19 the N.D. National Guard assessed 67,495 personnel days surpassing the record 67,264 personnel days ...

Minot Air Force Base to deliver Day of Love through Meals on Wheels

The annual Day of Love will look different for local seniors this Thanksgiving. The coronavirus pandemic has forced volunteers at Minot Air Force Base to take a new direction because of safety concerns in gathering large numbers of seniors on the base for a Thanksgiving Day meal. Instead, the ...

Minot AFB B-52s, personnel take part in Bomber Task Force Europe

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – From England to the Baltic Region to Africa and other geographic locations, Minot Air Force Base B-52 bombers and air crews recently took part in Bomber Task Force Europe, a global bomber mission to familiarize the air crews with air bases, air power and operations in ...

Minot AFB to have new helicopters by 2026

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – The U.S. Air Force has confirmed that Minot Air Force Base will host MH-139 Grey Wolf helicopters with an expected delivery date in 2026, Sen. John Hoeven, R-ND, announced Wednesday. A member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, Hoeven has worked to secure ...