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Zoo News: When it’s officially summer at the zoo

Many consider Memorial Day to be the start to the summer season and that couldn’t be more accurate anywhere than it is in the zoo. Nighttime temperatures have finally reached the point where the primates can finally make the move back to their outdoor habitats. With this latest cold front, I ...

Retirement’s Comic Relief: Friendships lead to eternal relationships

Family and friends. Some might be forgotten while others remain with us always. Despite not seeing or hearing from Roger White since grade school, he remains a friend long remembered. In addition to the good times we shared, he also shared his measles with me – a gift that kept me home from ...

Dakota Drifters inducted into hall of fame, enjoy performing locally

Each member of the Dakota Drifters band has been inducted into the Dakota Musicians Hall of Fame. When asked what it felt like to be inducted, band member Dick Johnson replied, “It’s humbling. We were surprised when we were nominated and we were totally surprised when we won. It was an ...

Volunteers work toward beautifying downtown

Pedestrians and motorists traversing downtown Minot might notice an intersection has become much more colorful. Jazmine Schultz, one of the four owners of Prairie Sky Breads, and her team have been collaborating with Ryan Ackerman of the Aksal Group and other volunteers, to beautify downtown ...

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Battle of the Badges blood drive in Minot begins Monday

Law enforcement and fire departments in Minot will be facing off in the 2024 Battle of the Badges blood drive next week from May 20-23. The blood drive will take place over the course of four days at The Grand Hotel ballrooms. Signs will guide donors to the correct location. Members from law ...

Sale to benefit local suicide awareness, prevention chapter

The local chapter of Out of the Darkness Community Walks is holding a garage sale to raise funds for its walk in September. Half of the funds goes to the North Dakota chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and the rest stays local for research and educational ...

Motorcycle club helps member’s daughter with medical funds

At a time when high school students are looking forward to summer break, 14-year-old Aspen McCallum is preparing for a surgery in June. With the help of the River Riders Motorcycle Club, the McCallum family of Minot is raising funds to pay for Aspen’s second operation. The club’s benefit ...

Local mother reminisces about farm family life

Rosalie Mehlhoff and her husband, Duane, have just moved to Somerset Court in Minot from their farm near Tuttle. As Mother’s Day approaches, their years of raising six children are on their minds. They had their first child when Rosalie Mehlhoff was 23 and their last when she was 40. The ...

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North Dakotan honored for park system influence

An enrolled member of North Dakota’s Three Affiliated Tribes who worked to incorporate Native American history and perspectives into the National Park Service (NPS) was recently recognized as one of seven NPS people with significant influence on the national park system. Baker and the six ...

North Dakota Outdoor: Framework set for 2024 deer gun season in ND

Take it from a fan of the Minnesota Vikings, success is a subjective word. For many, success will only be found in a Super Bowl. Others feel making the playoffs is success and just beating the Green Bay Packers can be considered a success. Deer hunting in North Dakota isn’t much different. ...

Camping restriction lifted for Memorial Day

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will lift the Tuesday-Wednesday no-camping restriction for Memorial Day week, which will allow overnight camping May 28-29 on those wildlife management areas that otherwise have the two-day restriction in place. A complete list of WMA regulations is ...

Free fishing from June 1-2

North Dakota residents who want to give fishing a try can fish for free June 1-2. That is the state’s free fishing weekend, when all residents 16 and older can fish any North Dakota water without a license. Residents 15 and younger do not need a fishing license at any time of year. The ...

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Reflections: Lean not on your own understanding

Don’t be mad at me Lord but I’m at the end of my rope! Please rescue me. I’m so worn out, weary, desperate and ill! I can’t sleep because I weep all night; so much so that my bedding is wet with my tears. I’ve been shamed by my enemies and I am miserable. Thankfully, that’s not ...

Reflections: Two lessons from a weed

“What’s this?” asked my friend as she started cleaning behind an end table in my living room. I looked her direction only to see her pull up a slim but nearly bare stem of a plant that was over 5 feet long! There were many “branches” at the end of this stem so it appeared to be a ...

Stations of the Cross

Two seventh-graders from Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church are looking forward to their roles in performances of the 14 Stations of the Cross. The Faith Formation group will be putting on a performance of the 14 Stations of the Cross on March 20 and March 24. Both performances will take place ...

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Futures File

Crazy Ivan Wheat futures have rallied in the last month, gaining $1.50/bushel (28%) in both the front month KC and Chicago wheat futures. In that same timeframe, there have been corrective dips of 4.5% or greater three separate times for the July KC wheat contract. April 29-May 1 was a ...

Dinner on the Prairie event recognized

Minot’s 2023 Dinner on the Prairie event was recognized as “Chamber Event of the Year” at the 2024 Mid-America Chamber Executives Conference held this month in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. More than 230 guests experienced the event on Aug. 1, 2023, which was made possible by the event ...

Futures File

CPI offers small victory in stability Monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI) numbers were released Wednesday. April CPI rose 0.3% below estimates of 0.4% with annual CPI at 3.4%, down from 3.5% last month. Core CPI (all items less food and energy) rose the same 0.3% last month, bringing the ...

Building Permits

April Building Permits — Four Seasons Construction, 2405 23rd Ave. NW and 2301 Ivory St., single family houses with attached garages, each $153,537; 2305, 2317, 2313 and 2309 Ivory St., single family houses with attached garages, each $171,000; 2401, 2413 and 2420 Ivory St., single family ...

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PrairieFare: How to get a handle on food waste

I always feel bad when I throw away food, even when it is no longer edible. The other day I was getting a beverage out of the small refrigerator in our family room. I saw a takeout container in the back. What was a takeout box doing in this fridge? Sometimes our kids put food in this fridge. ...

According to expert: Healthy diet not lofty, expensive goal

March is National Nutrition Month, and North Dakotans are being reminded of ways to better manage their health through personalized diet plans emphasizing flexibility without all the pressure. In a post-pandemic world, people might be trying to shed unhealthy eating habits they developed ...

FOR THE TREES: Keeping an eye out for emerald ash borer

You may have heard that emerald ash borer (aka EAB) is knocking on North Dakota’s doorstep. Forestry partners across North Dakota have been on the lookout for this invasive insect for over a decade, so having discovered it in a few boulevard trees in a Moorhead, Minnesota, neighborhood ...

Tips for selecting best tomatoes

Whether you enjoy tomatoes sliced, sauced, or cooked in your favorite recipe, they taste best when grown and harvested from your garden or container. With more than 10,000 varieties available it can be difficult to select the best ones to grow in your garden. Start by looking for those ...

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Annual memorial service set near Tolley Saturday

TOLLEY – The annual memorial service at McKinney Cemetery to honor fallen veterans will be held Saturday at 5 p.m. The event is open to the public. For more than 85 years, an annual memorial service has been held at the cemetery, located two miles north and 1.5 miles east of Tolley. A ...

Construction underway at Minot AFB

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – The construction of a $139 million operations facility to house new helicopters coming to the base is among several projects underway at the installation. A number of other projects are planned for the future. Lt. Col. Scott Howe, commander of the 5th Civil Engineer ...

Granville rallies behind Legion for monument

GRANVILLE – Granville’s American Legion Post 155 will be dedicating a recently installed Military Memorial Monument at the Granville Cemetery during its Memorial Day Program Monday, May 27. The post raised about $14,000 in less than a year and a half to fund the project. Jeff Smette, ...

Minot AFB senior officer to be guest speaker at Minot’s Memorial Day

Col. Benjamin Jensen, deputy commander of the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base, will be guest speaker at the Memorial Day program in Minot on Monday, May 27. The program begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Veterans Section in Rosehill Memorial Park. Jensen is responsible for about 4,900 ...