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Minot Symphony Orchestra presents the 96th season opener, ‘Motley Soiree’

The Minot Symphony Orchestra will open its 95th season with a live performance on Saturday, Sept. 18, at 7:30 p.m. at Minot State University’s Ann Nicole Nelson Hall. “Join us in one of the most eclectic concerts we’ve ever done, ranging from the ranting of Baroque composer Biber’s ...

Fun begins Saturday at Drake Threshing Show

DRAKE — The 53rd annual Drake Threshing Show will be held Saturday and Sunday in Drake. The popular consignment auction on Saturday begins at 9 a.m. Breakfast is served at 7 a.m. both mornings in the Balfour Depot. Threshing show enthusiasts have come and gone and entertainment has ...

Brass Band, Nodakords resume music rehearsals

After a hiatus of a year and half, the Brass Band of Minot and the Nodakords are resuming rehearsals, with plans for their first performances Oct. 17. Gordon Troxel, who has directed the Nodakords for 21 years and is entering his 11th year as brass band director, said the groups never ...

Minot State music professor’s piece honoring 9/11 victims to be performed

A new piece that Emerson Eads, director of Choral Activities at Minot State University and professor of music, wrote to commemorate the life of a family member who took her own life will be premiered by the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra and Bismarck-Mandan Civic Chorus on Saturday, Sept. ...

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Let’s Cook: Back to School with Bananas

This is the time of year when I think back on attending school and all the traditions associated with that time period. Recently, I witnessed a woman cleaning her outside windows and it immediately reminded me of how this fall task was done in our home. It often happened when one could feel ...

Help for weather-stressed lawns

The extreme heat and drought of 2021 across much of the country has turned many lawns brown. Damaged lawns may be thin, contain dead patches or are overrun with weeds. Fall is a good time to improve the health and appearance of a weather-worn lawn. Start the process by evaluating the damage. ...

Designing gardens for year-round color, protecting your investment

Create a colorful year-round garden filled with flowers, greenery, colorful fruit, fall color, winter interest and a few surprises. Consider seasonal interest when planning a new garden or landscape. Adding a few key plants to existing gardens can help boost your landscape’s seasonal ...

Let’s Cook: Veggies bring you Beauty, Health and Flavor

Whether you live in a mansion or a purple cottage by the road, your home is the background for your personality. I was blessed to have a mother who taught me this. It was the reason that she purchased an antique drum table with pedestal mount and claw feet and placed it in our living room. ...

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2021 waterfowl season

North Dakota’s waterfowl season opens for residents Sept. 25, while nonresidents may begin hunting waterfowl Oct. 2. The season for swans opens Oct. 2 for both residents and nonresidents who have purchased a swan license. Hunters may take six ducks per day with the following ...

Women in the Outdoors

The Velva Wildlife Club and Souris River Basin Longbeards will be hosting “Women in the Outdoors” on Saturday, September 25. The event is open to women ages 14 and older who want to get hands-on experience and develop skills in outdoor activities and meet people with similar interests, ...

Check boat lifts, docks 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 water recreationists and property ...

Comments By Kim: No fishing club

Devils Lake has the Lake Region Anglers Association. The Jamestown area has the Dakota Anglers. Bismarck has the Great Planers Trout and Salmon Club and Bis-Man Reel & Rec Club. Fargo boasts two fishing organizations as well -- Muskies Inc. and FM Walleyes Unlimited. Minot? None. No ...

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Inquiring of the Lord

As I listened to the story of Isaac and Rebekah from Genesis 25, I was struck by one particular phrase. They desired a child and when a pregnancy finally occurred, even though they were happy, Rebekah became more and more uncomfortable. Of course, this was before ultrasounds, but even so, she ...

Manka Family Ministries to be at Minot Baptist Church

From July 25 through July 28, The Dan Manka Family will be at the Minot Baptist Church, regular services on Sunday, 9:45 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday services will be at 7 p.m. The Manka Family Ministries is a conservative, evangelistic ministry. They have ministered in ...

To show honor and sympathy

BOTTINEAU – In recognition of all the people who had abbreviated funerals during the months of COVID-19, the Bottineau Area Christian Ministerial Association is sponsoring a “We Commemorate” memorial service next month. St. Andrew’s Health Center in Bottineau and Thrivent Insurance are ...

Family, fun, food spelled success at The Big Smoke

While the proceeds aren’t as great as in previous years of The Big Smoke benefit for seminarians and others seeking a religious vocation, it was an “outstanding success,” said Mike Ruelle, president of the Serra Club of North Central North Dakota that sponsors it. Members of the Minot ...

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Natural gas price explodes Natural gas prices have nearly doubled in the past 12 months, reaching $5.06 per million British Thermal Units (BTUs) early Friday morning. (A BTU is the amount of energy required to raise the temperature of one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit.) It has ...

Manchin favors trimming Biden budget plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic senator vital to the fate of President Joe Biden’s $3.5 trillion plan for social and environmental spending said Sunday he won’t support even half that amount or the ambitious timetable envisioned for passing it. The stand by Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., was ...

4 ways to manage retirement health care costs

(AP) — Health care in retirement is a big-ticket item. Experts estimate that an average 65-year-old retired couple in 2021 would need about $300,000 in after-tax savings earmarked for health care costs in their post-work life, even with Medicare, according to Fidelity. The totals are ...

Five tips for fostering a successful hybrid workplace

(AP) — Businesses figured out how to work remotely on the fly when COVID-19 rapidly disrupted our way of working. Those planning to adopt a hybrid work model when they return to the office still have time to prepare. But managing a distributed team comes with its own unique challenges, ...

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ND National Guard to conduct Sept. 11 observance

BISMARCK — The North Dakota National Guard will conduct an observance ceremony on Saturday at the Memorial to the Fallen in the Global War on Terrorism, near the entrance to Fraine Barracks in Bismarck. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. and is a solemn observance of the 20th anniversary of the ...

POW/MIA Day program planned for Sept. 17 at Grand Hotel

The annual National POW/MIA Day program will be held Friday, Sept. 17, at noon in the main lobby of the Grand Hotel in Minot. The program is open to everyone. The program will open with a moment of silence and laying of 13 roses in memory of the 13 servicemembers who were killed during the ...

Veterans Step Up BBQ

The Veterans Step Up Foundation is sponsoring a free barbeque on Saturday, Sept. 11th beginning at 11 a.m. The meal is to commemorate the 20th anniversary of terrorist attacks on the United States that began the longest combat period in the history of our nation. 150 meals will be served on a ...

Armstrong joins effort to honor 13 fallen servicemembers

Congressman Kelly Armstrong, R-N.D., cosponsored legislation on Friday to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to the 13 U.S. military servicemembers who were killed in Afghanistan last week. The Congressional Gold Medal is Congress’s highest expression of national appreciation ...