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Zoo News: Ever evolving, but always grounded

As mentioned previously, the business of operating an accredited zoo has gone through many changes over the years. This is especially true in the sense of how and where we get the animals and how we manage them. As a smaller facility within the AZA (Association of Zoos & Aquariums), the ...

Executive producer of newly released film holds ties to Minot

Released on Friday, the new film “Condor’s Nest” has ties to Minot. Kevin Cripps, executive producer, said he grew up all over the Midwest, including Minot. Cripps currently lives in North Carolina, where many of the film locations were shot. Cripps, an underground contractor dealing ...

Tips for Growing Beautiful Dahlias

Growing beautiful dahlias is easier than you think. Proper planting and care will result in an abundance of beautiful blooms for you to enjoy in your garden and summer bouquets. Use these strategies to boost your dahlia growing success: Start Early for a Long Season of Flowers Dahlias ...

ZOO NEWS: Speaking up for values and Roosevelt Park Zoo

This week I will be attending the AZA’s Directors’ Policy Conference in San Antonio, Texas. As it will be my first opportunity to attend such a meeting since January 2020, it is an opportunity to gather with friends and colleagues that I have been associated with for more than 30 years. But ...

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Let’s Cook: What’s for Supper?

There are three words that are perhaps the most daily repeated words in the world--what’s for supper? Even folks who enjoy cooking come up against this daily demand. If you ever want to feel like a hometown hero, just jot down a complete menu for the entire week! Family members will do a ...

It’s charcuterie season at Guilty Sweets

Guilty Sweets, at 3 1st St. SE Suite 2, offers sweets and savories. On any given day you can visit the Patisserie and find French macaroons, tarts and eclairs, not to mention a wide variety of flavorful and unique cupcakes and other delectables. Sarah Massey began her sweet and savory ...

Easy-care Amaryllis bulbs for Christmas…and beyond

While grocery shopping the other day, I found the most peculiar thing in the flower section – a bulb wrapped in wax with a green shoot coming out. Upon investigation, I realized that this was an Amaryllis bulb designed to be an easy gift for the holiday season. There are several varieties of ...

Growing easy-care Aloe vera, nature’s burn ointment

Grow your own burn ointment by adding Aloe vera to your indoor plant collection. This succulent has been used for centuries to treat superficial burns, cuts, sunburns, and more. The gel inside the leaves is the medicinal part of the plant. Just cut away the outer part of the leaf and use just ...

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Mid-Winter News & Notes

Late January is sometimes considered a time when not much is going on in North Dakota’s outdoors. But this year with new boat registrations coming in and the state legislature in session, it’s a busy time at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. Here’s a recap of a few news items ...

NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS: Reality of ice fishing impacts on ND fish populations

We’ve seen it before. A few ice shelters can turn into a city literally overnight. Winter anglers travel from every corner of the state – some from a few states away – at the report of a hot walleye, perch or crappie bite. Anglers wonder if the fishery can withstand the pressure? I ...

NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS: Big picture look at ND winter fishing

When the first storm iced some parts of North Dakota, then followed with snow from inches to feet, a collective sigh could be heard from Williston to Wahpeton. After the snow was moved, those with a glass half-full attitude smiled with thoughts of ice fishing. There was more snow, more ...

Don’t leave home without it

To loosely translate from Norwegian to English: fri = free, lufts = air’s, liv = life The English equivalent= Outdoor Life I posted a photo on my social media page of a rattlesnake I encountered in the South Unit of the North Dakota Badlands. I got instant feedback questioning the ...

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To serve and be served

Are you the kind of person who is eager to help when there is a need? Many would likely answer yes. Are you a person who is eager to ask for help? I think that most would likely say no. It is true that we are often eager to help but reluctant to ask for help. I was the same until I had no ...

Swedish Society plans St. Lucia’s Day celebration

The Northwest North Dakota Swedish Society will host an afternoon of Christmas caroling on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. In the Gol Stav Church at the Scandinavian Heritage Park. The Christmas caroling will be followed by the group's first St. Lucia Day celebration in 15 years in the Sons of ...

Nativities go on display at church festival this weekend

Seasonal music and more than 165 Nativity scenes will be showcased at the Festival of Nativities to be held by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Minot this Saturday. The public is invited to the free event from 6-8 p.m. in the church’s gymnasium, the Minot Stake Center, at ...

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New vision for new Century

Century Eyewear, located at 207 S. Main in downtown Minot, will be moving. Century Eyewear has been in its current location since the 1970s, said Tami Bradley, owner and manager. When new space opened downtown at 10 1st St. SW, they saw an opportunity. “The space became available and ...

Juneberry Boutique Avenue travels region’s trends

The “‘Yellowstone’ vibe is huge,” said Renae Jespersen, owner of Juneberry Avenue Boutique. Jespersen, a former hair stylist, became fashion stylist for the Minot region in 2019 when she and husband, Daren Jespersen, started their mobile boutique. In 2020, the Jespersens opened ...

Minot’s first ‘bot’ employee

N.D. Asia has completely revamped its kitchen staffing and has gained a very valuable employee. The new employee doesn’t require a W2 tax form or time off. The guests at N.D. Asia, located at 3400 16th St. SW, refer to the waitress on wheels as “Miss Bot.” Suhermin and Melissa Mak, ...

New owner looks to bring back dry cleaning in Minot

There is light at the end of the tunnel for those looking for dry cleaning in Minot. Cameron Law of Minot is the new owner of City Laundry & Dry Cleaning, which has been shuttered since mid-March after the previous owner experienced medical issues. Law said he had intended to have the dry ...

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Funds sought for military advocacy

North Dakota’s military communities are asking the Legislature for $1.9 million for local efforts to support the state’s Air Force bases and National Guard. Minot, Grand Forks and Fargo each are proposed to receive $500,000 in Senate Bill 2240. Minot would receive an additional $400,000 ...

Karlsruhe native promoted to brigadier general

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. – Rebecca McElwain, a Karlsruhe native, was promoted to brigadier general during a ceremony on Jan. 9, at Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, S.C. McElwain is currently assigned to U.S. Army Central, where she serves as the assistant chief of staff, G8 comptroller and ...

Legislation to honor sacrifice

FESSENDEN — The sacrifice of a Wells County sailor who lost his life during a Vietnam Conflict training mission deserves to be recognized, according to supporters of a North Dakota House bill designed to do so. House Bill 1352 would designate a U.S. Highway 52 bridge over the James River ...