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‘Twist and Shout’ with Minot Symphony Orchestra

The Minot Symphony Orchestra will present “Twist and Shout,” a live performance for the whole family, on Saturday, Feb. 5, at 3 p.m. in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall located inside Old Main on the campus of Minot State University. “Having the family concert at 3 in the afternoon encourages ...

Minot State to host powwow bingo fundraisers

The Native American Cultural Center and Native American Cultural Awareness Club at Minot State University will host bingo nights on Jan. 27, Feb. 24, and March 22 to raise funds for the annual spring powwow. The events will begin at 6 p.m. each of the scheduled nights in the Conference Center ...

Girl Scouts to offer Cookie University on Jan. 29

Cookie University will be hosted at Minot State University on Jan. 29 from 1-4 p.m. The event is the kick-off to the Girl Scouts’ 2022 Cookie Program. It is an opportunity for Girl Scouts in kindergarten through 12th grade to prepare for their cookie sale and graduate from “Cookie ...

Artist paints furniture personalities

Bowbells artist Erica Jespersen’s work highlights the more animate side of something we use every day — furniture. Jespersen’s exhibit. “Portraits of Furniture” is on display in the Taube Museum of Art’s Langer Gallery. The artist named each one of the pieces to reflect the ...

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Local sweet shop offers cupcakes, coffee and charcuterie

Well-lit and decorated with white tables and an array of pink flowers, Guilty Sweets & Charcuterie is a stark contrast to the frozen streets just outside its doors. The sweet shop opened on Dec. 18, 2021, at 3 1st St. SE, Suite 2, just east of Prairie Sky Breads. They offer cupcakes, ...

Let’s Cook: Hats Off to Baked Beets

Have you ever noticed how some of your best ideas popped into your head while you have been watching an old black and white movie, going for a ride in the car, or sitting on the porch and watching the sun go down? Down under the conscious mind is the subconscious mind. It is the treasure chest ...

Prairie Fare: Exploring recipes from many lands

“How do I get a copy of ‘Recipes from Many Lands, furnished by the North Dakota Homemaker’s Club’?” the email said. “It was published by Agricultural Extension NDAC in July 1927.” I’ve been around at North Dakota State University (NDSU) quite a while, but not that long. NDSU ...

Grow herbs indoors for year-round enjoyment

Add garden fresh flavor to your meals year-round. Grow a few of your favorite herbs indoors, harvest and enjoy. Select a variety of herbs you and your family enjoy and use for cooking, decoration, or fragrance. Basil, chives, cilantro, oregano, marjoram, mint, parsley, sage and thyme are ...

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Earth Day Patch Contest for students

The Earth Day Patch Contest is step one in bringing awareness and develop consciousness about the environmental conditions of our planet and North Dakota. Students who participate will develop a patch design using five colors to incorporate some aspect of Earth Day including environmental ...

Midwinter eaterfowl survey results

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s annual midwinter waterfowl survey in early January indicated about 81,000 Canada geese in the state. Andy Dinges, Department migratory game bird biologist, said that number likely would have been higher, but snow and bitterly cold weather in late ...

View wildlife from a distance in winter

Wildlife managers urge outdoor enthusiasts to consider where they enjoy recreational time during North Dakota’s leanest months to spare already stressed animals that are simply trying to survive the snow and cold. This advice is especially true this winter as wildlife habitat and available ...

Outfitters buck against baiting restrictions

TOWNER — A group of hunting outfitters in hunting unit 34A take issue with baiting restrictions in the state. The 2021 hunting season was the first year the state implemented a baiting restriction in their unit to prevent the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). Hunter Thorp, Lynn ...

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The train of his robe

About 700 years before Jesus was born on earth, there was a prophet named Isaiah. Throughout his ministry, he proclaimed warnings about the sins of the people while also declaring hope that the Messiah would come to provide a way for the peoples’ sins to be forgiven. In a book Isaiah wrote, ...

Reflections: Beware of the Leaven of the Pharisees and of Herod

The words of Mark 8 were recently brought to my attention where Jesus warned his disciples to beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of Herod. I doubt these men were bakers so let’s ask some questions. What does Jesus mean when he says “beware”? Why did Jesus use the word ...

LDS missionaries say they’re here to serve

Some people may have questions when they see two young men in suits and ties walking down the street, side by side. Elders Noah Smith, of Queen Creek, Ariz., and Atticus Rexroat, of Mesa, Ariz., say they and other missionaries with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints are here to ...

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Local sweet shop offers cupcakes, coffee and charcuterie

Well-lit and decorated with white tables and an array of pink flowers, Guilty Sweets & Charcuterie is a stark contrast to the frozen streets just outside its doors. The sweet shop opened on Dec. 18, 2021, at 3 1st St. SE, Suite 2, just east of Prairie Sky Breads. They offer cupcakes, ...

Futures Files

Crude moves with Russian troops President Biden threatened severe economic sanctions and transfer of U.S. weapons to Kyiv if Russia moves troops across the Ukrainian border. Although all markets could be impacted by any military confrontation, crude spiked to new highs and seemed especially ...

Surgeon receives faculty promotion

Trinity Health general surgeon Dr. Gary Wease, FACS, has been promoted to Associate Professor of Surgery by the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His previous title was Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery. Wease will continue to supervise and mentor medical students and ...

ND electric cooperatives recognized for safety

MANDAN­­ — The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives has recognized three individuals, 10 North Dakota electric cooperatives and one contractor for safety achievements in 2021. On Jan. 13, NDAREC held an awards ceremony and presented the following: — The Life ...

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Sprynczynatyk new ESGR military outreach director for ND

BISMARCK - North Dakota Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program, has announced that retired Maj. Gen. David Sprynczynatyk has volunteered to serve as the military outreach director for North Dakota. In his role he will inform and educate members of the ...

Honoring Ward County veterans

The Ward County Historical Society has a treasure trove of memorabilia from war veterans but does not have room to put all the materials on display. Now more people will have an opportunity to explore the county’s rich history of military service thanks to a new military exhibit that has ...

Minot AFB airman selected for prestigious award

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – On Dec. 30, 2021, an enlisted Warbird airmen from the 5th Communications Squadron at Minot Air Force Base was chosen for a prestigious opportunity to join the ranks of the Air Force’s commissioned officers. Staff Sgt. Theodore Banta, a 5th Communications Squadron ...

Military veterans urge truth told about unidentified aerial phenomena incidents

Fifty-five years ago in September 1966, Air Force members from Minot Air Force Base experienced an incident in the Minot missile field in which a flying object took "off alert” all 10 of the nuclear-tipped missiles, causing them to be unlaunchable. About a dozen military members topside at ...