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Bingo event set for Parkinson’s awareness

April is Parkinson’s Awareness month, and to raise awareness of Parkinson’s in women, a Ladies Blingo Bingo is planned for Saturday, April 17, at Pinks Bar and Grill in Ruthville. The event runs from 3 to 6 p.m. with prizes provided courtesy of the generosity of area businesses. Tickets ...

Fair Center hosts Big One this weekend

The 30th Annual Minot Spring Big One Art & Craft Fair is back at the N.D. State Fair Center this weekend. The craft fair will be open Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. More than 200 booths filled with handmade products will be set up by exhibitors from ...

41st Annual Ice Show

Bryanne Thorson and Hannah Foss, like other Minot students, went from high school seniors to college students without some of the special events that highlight a teen’s transition from adolescence to adulthood. That included special events like cheerleading competitions as well as skating in ...

Nokota horses featured in film

LINTON – “After 40 years of work I’m happy the horses are still here,” remarked Frank Kuntz, Linton. “They are super, super smart horses, some of the smartest, most compassionate I’ve ever been around. They are amazing. They read people so well. You can do almost anything with them. ...

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Time to try growing some vegetable or flower transplants

If you’ve never grown your own transplants for your garden, perhaps this is the year to do it. It’s economical, it allows you to grow varieties you might not be able to buy as transplants, it’s satisfying and it’s easy. If you’re new to the transplant game, start with a flower or ...

Prairie Fare: Do you cook under pressure?

“This would make a good column,” my husband announced as he walked into the kitchen clutching a handful of papers. Oh, boy, what did I do? I thought to myself. “What were you trying to print?” he asked. “I was printing a recipe,” I noted. I thought I clicked on “print ...

Grow Stevia – Nature’s sweetener

Sweeten your meals by growing your own sugar substitute in gardens or containers. Stevia is nature’s own sweetener that can be snacked upon fresh or added to soups, sauces, or beverages. Wait for warm nights and the danger of frost to pass before planting stevia outdoors. It is a perennial ...

Let’s Cook: A Symphony and a Souffle

Instantly an image of clusters of blooming purple irises shone around me. Thoughts of spring and blooming flowers broke the dark sky as I drove on Highway 2 to Rugby. The music playing on the radio triggered me into thinking about blooming purple irises. Engaged by this beauty, I pulled over ...

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OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Today – Spring turkey opener. Today – Badlands Bass Bandits derby, Nelson Lake, 6:30 a.m., 300-3442. Today – Maple Sugaring Day, Fort Stevenson State Park. April 25 – AIM Weekend Walleye Series, Missouri River, Bismarck. April 26 – Full moon, Pink Moon, 10:33 p.m. May 1 – ...

The plight of piping plovers

Piping plover breeding groups in the Northern Great Plains are notably connected through movements between habitats and show lower reproductive rates than previously thought, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey study. These new findings point to a need for further studies and suggest the ...

Advisory Board meetings scheduled

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department Advisory Board will host its public meetings on site this spring at eight locations across the state. In addition, the District 7 meeting in Bismarck will be streamed live on the Game and Fish website, gf.nd.gov. Attendance will be limited at the ...

Record count of bighorn sheep

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s 2020 bighorn sheep survey, completed by recounting lambs in March, revealed a record 322 bighorn sheep in western North Dakota, up 11% from 2019 and 13% above the five-year average. The count surpassed the previous record of 313 bighorns in ...

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Ryder church marks year of drive-in worship services

RYDER – One year ago on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020, Calvary Church in Ryder began holding drive-in worship services so people could maintain social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The church building was not large enough for social distancing. “We’ve never missed a ...

The Pursuit Church to launch second campus

In November of 2020 in response to COVID-19 guidelines, The Pursuit Church in Minot opened six locations called Outposts. These Outposts enabled the church to continue its vision of helping people discover a life-changing relationship with Jesus while accommodating people who wanted to gather ...

Living Stations of the Cross set for March 28

Seventh-grade Faith Formation students, assisted by older students and adults, will perform the Living Stations of the Cross on Sunday, March 28, at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 707 16th Ave SW, Minot. Living Stations of the Cross is a moving enactment of the passion and death ...

Conference Minister of United Church of Christ dies

On Feb. 1, Rev. Keith Mills, the Conference Minister of the United Church of Christ Northern Plains Conference died suddenly of a major heart attack at his home in Streeter. He was 65. The Northern Plains Conference consists of 40 churches in North Dakota and Winnipeg, Canada. The United ...

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Hendrickson named senior VP at Tioga bank

The Bank of Tioga is pleased to announce Savanna Hendrickson as senior vice president of community banking. Hendrickson will lead the strategic efforts of all areas in community banking.

SRT’s Lysne to retire

SRT has announced that Chief Executive Officer/General Manager, Steve Lysne, will retire after 27 years with the organization. Lysne will retire at the end of the year. The cooperative’s board of directors will immediately begin the search for a new CEO/General Manager. Lysne has served as ...

Paige Baade is nursing director at Dakota College at Bottineau

Paige Baade has been hired as the nursing director at Dakota College at Bottineau. Baade served as the interim director for the past three months and has been a nursing faculty member at the Dakota College in Valley City site since November 2018. She holds a bachelor of science degree in ...

Biden sees ‘win’ for US in electric vehicle battery deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two big South Korean electric vehicle battery makers said Sunday they have settled a long-running trade dispute that will allow one company to move ahead with plans to manufacture batteries in Georgia. President Joe Biden called it "a win for American workers and the ...

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Hoeven responds to bill that would defund next-gen missile system

A bill introduced by Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., and Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., on March 26 would defund the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent and redirect a portion of the funding for coronavirus vaccine development. “By halting the replacement for the Minuteman III ICBM, this legislation ...

Prairie Warrior Auction raises funds for base activities

The Annual Prairie Warrior Auction has been scheduled for May 15 at the Clarion Hotel and Convention Center in Minot. The auction was canceled last year. Proceeds from the event go to help with the morale and well-being of Air Force personnel at Minot Air Force Base. An example of programs ...

ND Guard marks one year of COVID-19 response operations

BISMARCK – On Tuesday, the North Dakota National Guard marked its one-year anniversary of COVID-19 response operations in support of state and community health agencies. The first North Dakota Guard members were activated for COVID-19 duty on March 16, 2020. The ongoing COVID-19 support ...

First Wall of Honor digital billboard placed in Minot

Daryl Kramer family members gathered at Homesteaders Restaurant in Minot for the unveiling on Tuesday of the first Wall of Honor digital billboard installed in the city. The family donated the digital billboard that includes the late Daryl Kramer, who served in the U.S. Army from 1943-1953. ...