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Arts council to host statewide online event

North Dakota Council on the Arts, in collaboration with the Main Street ND Summit 2020, will host its biennial Statewide Arts Convening online on Oct. 6 and 7. The convening will feature programs focused on Building Resilient Communities and will bring local artists, educators, art ...

International Peace Garden hosts online virtual fundraising event

DUNSEITH – The International Peace Garden has announced its upcoming virtual fundraiser, “Virtual Gala in the Garden,” which will take place the evening of Sept. 21. The public is invited to participate in the 70 minutes of fast-paced content. One of the evening’s highlights will be ...

Opera company hosts trivia night

Western Plains Opera Company is holding a fundraising night at the Blue Rider featuring Opera Trivia led by Eric Furuseth. Tickets are $25 at the door and will allow for up to 40 people to enter the outside area of the Blue Rider. The event runs from 4 to 6 p.m.

Drive-through powwow Sunday at MSU

Minot State University’s Native American Center, in conjunction with Sacred Pipe Resource Center in Bismarck, North Dakota Native Vote and Census 2020, will host a Drive Through Powwow on Sunday. Grand Entry will begin at 1 p.m. The first 20 registered dancers in regalia will be paid day ...

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Food truck events continue despite pandemic

It hasn’t been the summer that food vendors had been hoping for, but they and their customers have been making the best of a pandemic situation. The cancellation of many fairs and festivals due to the threat from COVID-19 limited the number of events that food truck vendors have been able to ...

Restaurant 28 Tastes and Taps opens doors in Minot

He wore 28 on his University of North Dakota football uniform. Now a 28 stands tall atop a sign in front of his restaurant. 28 Tastes and Taps opened it doors for customers little more than one week ago. The owner is Dan Lawson, a Bishop Ryan High School graduate and former strong safety for ...

Food bank to make box program stop in Minot

The Great Plains Food Bank will be making an additional stop in Minot, distributing fresh produce through the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program in the north parking lot of the Minot State University Dome on Thursday from 3-6 p.m. The only food bank in the state of North Dakota, the ...

A spring salad celebration

(Family Features) Fresh fruits and veggies are often the flavors of spring, and you can bring them all together by celebrating National Salad Month with a homemade masterpiece. This Steamboat Willie Green Apple Waldorf Salad, created in honor of Mickey Mouse’s 90th anniversary, is perfect ...

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Growing parrots in the garden

Parrot tulips are stunning in the garden and dazzling in floral bouquets! When it gets frosty outside, it's time to plant tulips! Nothing can match the bright colors of tulips in springtime. Our garden centers and online stores offer lots of different tulips. Emperor tulips bloom early — ...

Prairie Fare: Consider composting

“You’re moving the compost pile?” I asked. I had a note of disbelief in my voice. “Well, yeah,” my husband replied matter-of-factly. End of conversation. About 15 years ago, we moved from our first house to our current one, along with our compost pile and three young ...

Plant trees now for decades of shade, beauty

Cooler temperatures and warm soil make fall a great time to add trees to your landscape. Make the most of this investment of money and time and give your tree its best chance at survival with proper planting and care. Select a tree suited to the growing conditions, your landscape design and ...

An apple a day …

It feels like autumn has arrived here, in north central North Dakota. You can feel it in the crispness of the morning air. The days are getting shorter, some of the leaves are starting to show a hint of fall color, and the flowers are beginning to look weathered and tired. Though I am sad to ...

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High School bass championship

COLEHARBOR – The fog was heavy, severely limiting visibility and delaying the start of the North Dakota High School Bass Championship last Saturday on Lake Audubon. However, after a one hour delay, conditions improved enough for boats to safely venture onto the lake and the tournament got ...

Blazing a new trail

COLEHARBOR – On a land where eagles often soar overhead, a prospective Eagle Scout was on the ground below. Parker Heydt of Mandan chose to add a four mile section to the North Country Trail through the grasslands of Audubon National Wildlife Refuge. His choice for a signature Eagle Scout ...

Help check for ANS

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is asking water recreationists and property owners to check for zebra mussels and other aquatic nuisance species when removing boat lifts, docks and other equipment from state waters. ANS coordinator Ben Holen said zebra mussels attach to hard ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Today – Sandhill Crane season opener. Today – Youth Waterfowl season opener. Today – Bis-Man Reel & Rec Walleye Derby, Graner Bottoms, Missouri River, 400-4395. Today – Outlaw Walleye Derby, White Earth Bay, Lake Sakakawea, 770-1422. Sept. 26 – Duck and Goose season ...

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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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College Savings Month

In a study conducted by Edward Jones in 2018, only 29% of Americans are familiar with a 529 College Savings Plan. With college costs on the rise, parents have no idea what the cost of college will be when their child reaches college age; thus, they are not prepared for this considerable ...

FUTURES FILES

Pork market sizzling Hog prices are nearing the highest level for the year, trading over 68 cents per pound on Friday. The market has been rising as U.S. and Chinese demand for pork has been increasing over the last month, but prices skyrocketed this week on news that African swine fever ...

Minot’s Tollefson’s Furniture going strong for 95 years

After 95 years, four generations and a few different store locations, Tollefson’s Furniture is still going strong. From a single furniture store in Minot purchased in 1925 to today, the Tollefson’s retail group has grown to 22 locations in three states and has more than 200 ...

FUTURES FILES: China boosts pork & beans

Hog prices shot to a three-month high on Friday, trading over 60 cents per pound for the first time since May. Pork is getting pricier as foreign buyers, especially China, look to the U.S. to supply their meat demand. China lost millions of pigs last year to an epidemic, African swine fever, ...

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Minot AFB B-52s train with Norwegian forces

Two U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bombers from Minot Air Force Base conducted multi-domain training flights over international waters in the vicinity of the Norwegian Sea on Sept. 2. According to U.S. Forces in Europe-Air Forces in Africa Command, during the flights, B-52s integrated with ...

Pioneer Village to host annual POW/MIA memorial ceremony

Pioneer Village will open its doors to the public for the annual National POW/MIA day on Friday at 7 p.m. in front of the Harmon House. The public is invited to witness the event, which will include a short drama skit of a prisoner of war and individual missing in action who find themselves ...

Contract awarded for missile replacement program

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a $13.3 billion contract for the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program, Sen. John Hoeven, R-ND, announced Tuesday. The GBSD program replaces the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM). As a member of the Senate Defense ...

Soldier’s Battle Cross to honor Cpl. Nathan Goodiron

NEW TOWN – The North Dakota Heroes Foundation will conduct a dedication ceremony honoring Cpl. Nathan Goodiron on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 11 a.m. at the Three Affiliated Tribes Museum. Goodiron, of Mandaree, was killed in action in Afghanistan on Nov. 23, 2006, while on duty with the North ...