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Scandinavian Midsummer festival’s hot success

Despite the 97-degree temperature and road construction, the Scandinavian Heritage Park’s annual Midsummer festival this past weekend was a success. A few activities like the Scandinavian pole dances and Friday evenings bonfire were canceled but the festival had a good turnout, said Kae ...

‘Wings and Wheels’ fundraiser set for Saturday

The Men’s Winter Refuge will host its inaugural “Wings and Wheels” fundraiser on Saturday at Magic City Harley Davidson. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. It will be a day full of family-friendly fun with food trucks, music, prize raffle, children’s play activities, local ...

Ribbon-cutting ceremony held for MSU Summer Theatre

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Monday for the Minot State University Summer Theatre, which has been newly renovated. “We’re just really excited to have you all come out and see what it looks like right now,” said MSU Summer Theatre director Chad Gifford. Rick Hedberg, vice ...

Re-enactors revive past era at Fort Union Rendezvous

WILLISTON — The 39th Annual Fort Union Rendezvous was held over the weekend on the North Dakota/ Montana border 24 miles southwest of Williston. The rendezvous held in June is the largest event held each year at Fort Union. The celebration is in memory of the fur trade heritage that took ...

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Let’s Cook: Jam’n with Lilacs

“What a desolate place would be a world without flowers! It would be a face without a smile, a feast without a welcome.” - Clara L. Balfour Our North Dakota cities, towns and expansive countryside have been smiling for the past two weeks! Lilacs in lavender, purple, white and pink have ...

Taste testers give Scandinavian cakes five stars

Ahead of this weekend’s Midsummer festival at the Scandinavian Heritage Park in Minot, Gourmet Chef offered a Scandinavian cake class with Olivia Kimberlin, assistant Karen Weber and Heritage Park board member Kae Watson. During the two-hour class from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, the women made ...

Let’s Cook: Hydrated, Healthy and Happy

Spring and summer are about anticipation. With a delayed spring, we have been waiting for lilacs to bloom showing forth their color palette of lavender, deep purple and white. Summer has many of us anticipating fresh garden cucumbers. There is nothing like peeling a vine ripened cucumber and ...

Zoo News: All of that yellow can’t be dandelions

This is the time of year when things begin to turn green, and we start seeing more yellow popping up at the zoo. Fortunately, the yellow is not in the form of dandelions, but school buses from across the region. Students of all ages pour into the zoo each spring as the weather warms up and the ...

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Mule Deer Foundation to hire Dakota coordinator

The Mule Deer Foundation (MDF) was awarded a $270,000 grant to hire a habitat partnership coordinator in the Dakota Grasslands region through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Northern Great Plains program. The new full time staff position within MDF will work with the Bureau of ...

Coast-to-coast cycling for a cause

On a trek across the country the Fuller Center Bicycle Adventure had a scheduled stop in Minot on Tuesday. Cyclists are riding to raise funds for families needing safe and suitable homes. The Fuller Center Adventure bicyclists are a group of 11 riders and five support cyclists. Bikers began ...

New buffalo record set

A bow fisherman from Bismarck has set a new bow/spear state record. Mitch Estabrook arrowed a 60-pound, 8-ounce buffalo from Heart Butte Reservoir on May 16. It broke the previous record by 3 pounds, taken at Heart Butte Reservoir in 2017 by Derek Larson of Mandan. Buffalo are a native ...

Boat ND course required for youth

North Dakota state law requires youth ages 12-15 who want to operate a boat or personal watercraft by themselves with at least a 10-horsepower motor to pass the state’s boating basics course. The course is available for home-study by contacting the North Dakota Game and Fish Department at ...

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City Serve ND to kick off week-long community outreach project

The Pursuit Church in Minot is set to kick off a week-long community outreach program called City Serve ND. The program began in 2021 as a one-day event, with members of the church going out into the community to fulfill community needs, share the love of Christ and help with service projects. ...

Pilots for Christ 10th Annual Fly-in & Golf Ball Drop set for June 12

MADDOCK — The J.T. Rice North Dakota Chapter of Pilots for Christ will be holding its 10th annual Fly-In Celebration and Golf Ball Drop at the Maddock Airport on, Sunday, June 12. The fly-in begins at 10 a.m. with an all-faiths service and a complimentary lunch to follow. Each attendee ...

Area students selected to attend North Dakota Leadership Seminar

Minot students are among those selected to attend the North Dakota Leadership Seminar June 3-5 at the University of Jamestown in Jamestown. Bishop Ryan Catholic School students attending the seminar will be Christian Lormejuste and Chuka Osuala. Minot High School-Central Campus students Cole ...

Pastor held captive at local daycare

Little Legends Child Development Center of Minot reports it has taken the pastor of Vincent United Methodist Church hostage – for a good cause. Pastor Mark Ehmantraut is deemed to be on “Diaper Duty” until the daycare’s demands are met. “Once VUMC has received $500 worth of baby ...

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Business owner shares eminent domain experience

Dave Lebrun has established a new location for his design and construction company, but he says the five years spent working through a flood buyout process taught him many valuable lessons. He wants to share those lessons with others facing property acquisitions as construction continues on the ...

How to afford summer road trips amid high gas prices

(AP) — A summer road trip used to be a cost-effective, easy getaway. This year, soaring gas prices and expensive rental cars might make you think twice about hitting the road. According to the American Automobile Association, a federation of motor clubs throughout North America, the average ...

New assistant dean named at UND’s Northwest Campus

Dr. Paul D. Olson, a critical care and family physician in Minot and clinical assistant professor of emergency medicine at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences, has been named assistant dean for the school’s Northwest Campus. In taking the new position, ...

Futures Files

Heat hurting agriculture Cattle in Kansas died by the thousands recently. Hogs and poultry farms are suffering too, as livestock are unable to cool down. Record temperatures have suddenly exceeded animals’ ability to cool themselves, both naturally and even in confined feed operations. ...

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Re-enactors revive past era at Fort Union Rendezvous

WILLISTON — The 39th Annual Fort Union Rendezvous was held over the weekend on the North Dakota/ Montana border 24 miles southwest of Williston. The rendezvous held in June is the largest event held each year at Fort Union. The celebration is in memory of the fur trade heritage that took ...

Military Appreciation Day set for June 24

Military Appreciation Day, hosted by the Minot Park District and Minot Area Chamber EDC, will be held to honor all service members on Friday, June 24, from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. There will be free admission with military ID to: -- Roosevelt Park Pool from 1-8 p.m. -- Roosevelt Park Zoo from ...