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Judge orders R. Kelly held in jail without bond in sex case

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday ordered R. Kelly held in jail without bond after a prosecutor warned that the singer accused of having sex with minors and trying to cover up the crimes would pose an extreme danger to young girls if set free. "If he was attracted to middle school ...

Jay-Z, Blue Ivy, Kendrick Lamar appear on new Beyonce album

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyonce's new album inspired by "The Lion King" features collaborations with husband Jay-Z and daughter Blue Ivy Carter. Beyonce announced Tuesday that "The Lion King: The Gift," which will be released Friday, also includes songs with Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, ...

Gallery in central Mexico displays a trove of folk art

ATOTONILCO, Mexico (AP) — It’s been said that if you’re not an artist when you first visit San Miguel de Allende, you’ll certainly be one by the time you leave. Similarly, if you step into Mayer Shacter’s Galeria Atotonilco as a novice, you’ll walk out an appreciator of fine Mexican ...

‘Orange is the new Black’ leaves legacy for women of color

NEW YORK (AP) — From corrupt, brutal overseers to the fraught world of inmate hierarchy to unlikely friendships and romances, "Orange is the New Black" told deeply rich and complex stories about life for women behind bars that resonated far beyond prison walls. While it was originally ...

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Let’s Cook: Clotheslines and Macaroni

There are some things that never get old –bedding hung on the clothesline is one of them. Life is too short not to indulge in sheets, pillowcases, and blankets hung under a big blue sky, warmed by the sun, and wind dried. As you see these bed layers dancing with the wind, your thoughts turn ...

Say hello again to Jell-O with lemony summer dessert

I don’t even like Jell-O. This is a bold statement — so brash that it threatens to endanger my Midwestern, farm girl credentials. But it’s true. I almost always pass up the Jell-O at picnics and potlucks, even when it has been blended with perfectly good foods like cake. That’s ...

Venezuelan migrants take arepas to new lands amid crisis

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuelans like to jest that their beloved arepas are so widely consumed that babies come out of the womb with the corn flatbreads already in hand. Now, as millions flee their homeland’s turmoil, they are taking Venezuela’s most ubiquitous dish with ...

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Quite a scene

Anyone who talks longingly about the good old days certainly isn’t talking about gardening. Times are better now. Heck, when I was a kid, we didn’t even have Wave petunias, and cherry tomatoes tasted like bitter lemons before Sweet 100, Sunsugar and other current favorites. Heirloom ...

‘It pays to be ahead of the storm’

It’s always a good idea to prepare your home and family for a big summer storm before it happens. Better to be safe than sorry. Build an emergency kit – Include a few days’ worth of clothing for the entire family, non-perishable foods, drinking water, first aid kit, bathroom/hygiene ...

Big, bold perennials

There are times when gardeners are looking for a very large perennial for the back of a perennial bed or to provide screening of an object or an area in a yard. There are a number that are very interesting and attractive that will fit this criteria. The following are all recommended for full ...

Chemical-free options for managing mosquitoes in your landscape

By MELINDA MYERS It’s time to get outside and enjoy summer barbecues, gardening, hikes and much more. Don’t let mosquitoes keep you inside; Instead enlist these chemical-free strategies to manage these pests in your landscape. Start by eliminating the mosquitoes’ breeding grounds. ...

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Beyonce and docs on R. Kelly, Michael Jackson get Emmy nods

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyonces “Homecoming” film has scored six Emmy nominations, while documentaries on Michael Jackson, R. Kelly and the disastrous Fyre Festival also picked up nominations. With Netflix’s “Homecoming: A Film by Beyonce,” the pop star personally earned four of the six ...

Let’s Cook: Clotheslines and Macaroni

There are some things that never get old –bedding hung on the clothesline is one of them. Life is too short not to indulge in sheets, pillowcases, and blankets hung under a big blue sky, warmed by the sun, and wind dried. As you see these bed layers dancing with the wind, your thoughts turn ...

Say hello again to Jell-O with lemony summer dessert

I don’t even like Jell-O. This is a bold statement — so brash that it threatens to endanger my Midwestern, farm girl credentials. But it’s true. I almost always pass up the Jell-O at picnics and potlucks, even when it has been blended with perfectly good foods like cake. That’s ...

‘Game of Thrones’ reigns with record 32 Emmy nominations

LOS ANGELES (AP) — HBO’s “Game of Thrones” slashed its way to a record-setting 32 Emmy nominations Tuesday for its eighth and final season, leading HBO back to dominance over Netflix, the streaming service that bumped it last year from atop the increasingly crowded television ...

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Deer lottery held, licenses remain

North Dakota’s deer gun lottery has been held. Individual results are available online at the state Game and Fish Department’s website, gf.nd.gov. Chief of administrative services Kim Kary said moving to an online lottery has resulted in reducing the time between the application deadline ...

Lake Audubon’s muskies

COLEHARBOR – Oh my goodness what fun it is! An incredible success story continues to unfold at Lake Audubon. In 2010 the North Dakota Game and Fish Department cautiously introduced a small number of sterile Tiger muskellunge into Lake Audubon. Stockings of muskie, both Tigers and pure ...

CATCH-n-RELEASE CLUB

Here is the North Dakota Game and Fish Department Catch-and-Release Club qualifiers, date & length for May: Spiritwood Lake northern pike: Stacy Harr, Jamestown, May 26, 42 inches. Lake Audubon smallmouth bass: Cody Humann, Bismarck, May 4, 17 inches. Lake Darling smallmouth ...

WHOPPER CLUB

Here is the North Dakota Game and Fish Department Whopper Club entries, date & weight for May: Missouri River brown trout: Grant Meyer, Minot, May 9, 8 lbs., 8 oz. Robert Bullinger, Mandan, May 19, 14 lbs., 8 oz. Missouri River rainbow trout: Bradley Markwardt, Hazen, May 13, 10 ...

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Across US, clergy mobilize to support vulnerable migrants

So far this week, an anticipated nationwide sweep has not materialized at the expected magnitude. Yet the mere prospect of such action has prompted legions of pastors, rabbis and their congregations across the United States to stand ready to help vulnerable immigrants with offers of sanctuary ...

I knew I was in Montana

Last fall, I was blessed to give the nontechnical keynote talk at High Point Networks Technical Conference, HiPoCON. I met amazing people and enjoyed the experience greatly. The Fargo event was at Scheels Arena and the Sioux Falls, S.D., event at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. The third ...

First Baptist Church XYZ to meet July 18

First Baptist Church XYZ, a ministry for people over age 50, will meet Thursday, July 18, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Renee Zahn, Lincoln, will present a program about Freedom Prison Ministries. Refreshments will be served. First Baptist Church is located at 200 3rd Street SW in Minot.

What should your next conversation be?

Teri, my wife, wrote about a day she will never forget: “On January 17th, 2018, I was sitting in my office when the phone rang. When I looked at my phone my first thought was, ‘I don’t know if I want to talk to my mom right now.’ What followed immediately was the thought, ‘Answer, ...

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Prather returns to KTGO in Tioga as GM

Flag Family Media (AM1090 KTGO - Tioga) recently announced the hiring of general manager Jim Prather. Prather is a 40-year radio veteran who returns to Tioga after a long career in sales and broadcasting. Flag Family Media President/Managing Partner Steve Hallstrom said, “We are thrilled ...

Hawaiian activists prepare for Mauna Kea telescope convoys

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (AP) — Scientists hope the massive telescope they plan to build atop Hawaii's highest peak, a world-renowned location for astronomy, will help them peer back to the time just after the Big Bang and answer fundamental questions about the universe. But the site where they ...

Audet new civil engineer at Ackerman-Estvold

Joe Audet has joined the Ackerman-Estvold Minot office as a full-time civil engineer. Audet recently earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from the University of North Dakota. He has worked in the Minot office as a seasonal intern for the last two summers. Audet will be ...

Stocking up for school can be eco-friendly – and economical

Earth-friendly school supplies can be expensive, but going green doesn't mean asking your kid to open a lemonade stand to help pay. You can be gentle with the planet and respectful of your wallet. Start by widening your idea of what's "green." LOOK FOR FREEBIES FIRST Using what you ...

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Prairie Warrior Auction raises funds for base activities

The Military Affairs Committee of the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce presented a check for $19,000 raised at this year’s Prairie Warrior Auction to Minot Air Force Base officials recently. Proceeds from the annual auction go to Minot AFB for various events, including squadron activities and ...

Military Day at the Parks set for Friday

Military Day at the Parks will be held Friday in Minot. The event, sponsored by Minot Parks, Minot Area Chamber of Commerce and Roosevelt Park Zoo, is free to active and retired military (with an ID) and their families. Those attending can enjoy Roosevelt Park Zoo from 10 a.m.-8 p.m., ...

219th Security Forces Squadron unique to Minot Air Force Base

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – Airmen of the North Dakota Air National Guard’s 219th Security Forces Squadron work side by side with active-duty security forces airmen at Minot Air Force Base. The 219th, part of the N.D. Air National Guard’s 119th Wing, is a geographically separate unit from ...

Six-year Minot American Legion Honor Guard member retires at 88

Ernest Hoelscher has volunteered many hours as a member of the Minot American Legion’s William G. Carroll Post 26 Honor Guard. On Tuesday evening, the American Legion Post members honored Hoelscher who, at the age of 88, retired effective that day from the Honor Guard. After the ceremony ...

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International Music Camp invites public to variety performances

Session five of International Music Camp began July 14 and offered six programs for campers to expand their musical and artistic talents. Now this weekend, the camp invites the public to come and see campers perform. Starting tonight at 8 p.m. in the Masonic Auditorium, the International ...

Crosby holds 50th Annual Divide County Threshing Bee

The 50th Annual Divide County Threshing Bee will be taking place this weekend. Hitting a big milestone, the event has a lot planned. All events will take place at the Pioneer Village in Crosby. Starting off the event today at 9 a.m., its annual Tractor Cade will take off and showcase a parade ...

The Spot is the place to be this weekend

The Spot Pool and Billiard Hall located in downtown Minot will be the stop for two different events on Saturday: the Outdoor Peddlers Market and WoofStock: Music and Pet-Friendly Fun. The Outdoor Peddlers Market will take place first from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The market will feature 100 percent ...

‘Raised in Captivity’ reveals author’s warped imagination

(AP) — Chuck Klosterman seems like a great hang. He's the guy at the party who has everyone spitting out their drinks as they laugh while trying to swallow — the one who is never at a loss for words in a game of "Would You Rather?" It's fun to imagine the genesis of some of the stories ...