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Minot State professor works through challenges with online art classes

The pandemic has affected everything and everyone in one way or another. Minot State University had to send all of its students back to their homes, including those from Canada. One of the subjects significantly affected was the art department, and Micah Bloom explained the difficulty of moving ...

Art & motocross: Minot woman draws, photographs dirt bikes, more

JaDee Feist is a Bishop Ryan Catholic School senior, who is graduating this year, is taking her love of photography and art with her. Feist has been into art her entire life. She said her dad liked to draw and she inherited her interest by watching him. When she drew in grade school, they ...

Dark art, emotion driven

Artists use their art to express their emotions to their viewers. Lexi Brown has her own unique style to vent or just create her masterpieces. Brown has been drawing her whole life but really got serious about it in middle school. Her favorite movie is “The Lion King” and her art started ...

MASK, Minot State graduates put on virtual musical

The Make a Scene Kids Theatre had to do something new this year and J’Kobe Wallace, the director of the musical, said it went well. In light of the pandemic and social distancing, the musical had to take place online. Wallace had been out of state for a while, his theater tour coming to a ...

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A spring salad celebration

(Family Features) Fresh fruits and veggies are often the flavors of spring, and you can bring them all together by celebrating National Salad Month with a homemade masterpiece. This Steamboat Willie Green Apple Waldorf Salad, created in honor of Mickey Mouse’s 90th anniversary, is perfect ...

Serve a protein-packed salad

(Family Features) A salad can fill an empty stomach for nearly any purpose, from an al fresco snack to a family appetizer. When combined with protein like chicken, a salad can become a full, nutritious meal all on its own. If you're looking for a way to take your salad from snack or side to ...

You’ve probably got all you need to make fabled `stone soup’

As the days go by, I am being forced to become more creative with my cooking. I’ve always been a fan of stews and hearty soups, and I make them all year round to stock my freezer. That stash has started to run low lately. So it was time to see what I could make out of the slim pickings I had ...

No bread flour? No problem

LONDON (AP) — Are you struggling to find bread flour and fresh yeast at the moment? If so, you’re not alone. With millions of people across the globe stuck at home due to lockdown measures imposed during the coronavirus pandemic, many people are choosing to make their own bread, rather ...

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Can I plant my tomatoes and peppers?

With this nice weather it is hard not wanting to get out and get all the yard and garden work done. I, too, want to get my annual flowers and potted vegetables planted in the ground. It is still a bit too early; the end of May to the first week of June is more ideal time for those tender ...

DAKOTA GARDENER: Unexplored vegetable garden spaces

You always seem to have projects when you own a home. As a gardener, I tend to add more to the outside to-do list than the inside list. I have been working on re-doing the rock and fabric landscaping around my house. The work is slow, one shovelful at a time, but this spring I am reaching ...

Prairie Fare: Are you exploring your freezer for menu options?

I took a bite of homemade buttermilk pancakes. Having breakfast for dinner is one of my favorite meals. Then I took a bite of sausage. The more I chewed, the worse it tasted. I also noticed it had a bad aroma. “How old is this sausage?” I asked my husband, who was head chef that ...

PrairieFare: Prepare food safely regardless of the number of guests

“Mom, I feel like a bandit,” my 16-year-old daughter said as she adjusted her cloth face mask as we entered the grocery store. I’m glad she has kept her sense of humor. I wiped the handle on the grocery cart with a disinfecting wipe. I adjusted my mask and looked over at her. With ...

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OUTDOORS CALENDAR 5-23

Today – Badlands Bass Bandits Wood Lake Fishing Derby. May 25 – Memorial Day. May 30 – CANCELED - Buffalo Lodge Lake Fishing Derby. June 5 – Full Moon, 2:12 p.m., Strawberry Moon. June 6 – Badlands Bass Bandits Fishing Derby, Dakota Waters, Lake Sakakawea. June 6-7 – ...

Habitats workshop offered online

Habitat of North Dakota, a workshop for teachers, environmental educators and anyone who works with youth, will be offered online June 30 to July 17. Instructor Sherry Niesar says the program features new material using inquiry and project-based learning. “The materials presented will align ...

Outdoors LIFE: Photo of the week — Take a gander

If you have a photograph you would like to see in a future edition of the Outdoors you can email it to kfundingsland@minotdailynews.com. Please include information such as where and when the photograph was taken and identification of anyone in the photograph. Comments regarding the photograph ...

Tick time: Creepy, crawly bloodsuckers

This is the time of year for you and your pets to harvest wood ticks. It seems there are more and more of them every year, and this year is no exception. Go outside, almost anywhere outdoors, and you’ll likely pick up a tick or two or twenty. You don’t even have to try. Those creepy, ...

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Church takes on more soup kitchens

Cornerstone Presbyterian Church and volunteers have picked up some of the soup kitchens that had been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Pastor Steve Oster said that he and Pastor Mark Frueh had begun thinking of the “What ifs” in regards to the novel coronavirus. Their answer was, ...

How should we view our leaders?

Impeach the president because he’s terrible! Don’t impeach the president because he’s wonderful! That person is lying! The other person is lying! That side is dishonest! The other side is dishonest. It’s just a “good old boys” club. No, it’s not. Sadly, the above seems to be ...

Minot advocates recognized during LSSND centennial open house

Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota celebrated 100 years of service through a series of open houses across the state this month, including an event in Minot Nov. 5. CEO Jessica Thomasson presented “Dove Awards” to recognize individuals, churches, businesses and organizations who ...

Former Gov. Schafer to speak at Integrating Faith and Work conference

Former Gov Ed Schafer will be the keynote speaker at the Integrating Faith and Work conference Tuesday from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at the Grand Hotel in Minot. The conference is sponsored by the Christian Business Men’s Connection. The event includes networking from noon-12:30 p.m., luncheon from ...

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How to pay rent when you can’t afford it

After Megan Pearson’s job as a restaurant server was put on hold because of COVID-19 -related stay-at-home orders, the single mom had to figure out how to come up with the rent for her apartment in Brooklyn, New York. “I posted my frustration on Facebook with trying to get through to ...

4R Home Thrift moving to new location

Greg Rousey, the owner of 4R Home Thrift, announced on May 20 that his local business will be moving up to North Hill. The current address is 412 3rd St. NE and Rousey said the goal date for a grand opening at 2031 N. Broadway is June 1. The new location is located near the El Azteca Mexican ...

Futures Files

Coffee crash Coffee prices dripped to a three-month low on Friday, trading under $1.03 per pound. The commodity has been extremely wild during the COVID-19 pandemic, with five moves of 20%+ so far this year. Demand and prices surged as Americans hoarded groceries, including their daily ...

Turnage awarded professional designation

Ryan Turnage with RE/MAX Bakken Realty has been awarded the Accredited Buyer’s Representative designation by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council of the National Association of Realtors. Turnage joins more than 25,000 real estate professionals around the world who have earned the ...

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Minot AFB gearing up for major construction season

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – Assuming funding holds, it’s going to be a huge year for larger facilities sustainment, restoration, modernization and investment to Minot Air Force Base infrastructure, says the commander of the base’s 5th Civil Engineer Squadron. “If we’re able to execute and ...

27 ND Guardsmen assisting in ND COVID-19 response

Members of 54 National Guards – 50 states, three territories and Washington, D.C. – are assisting in the COVID-19 response. In North Dakota, currently 27 Guardsmen are serving in supporting roles, according to Maj. Amber Schatz, public information officer for the North Dakota National ...

Valentine treats for veterans

Submitted Photo Minot Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary members gather to assemble Valentine treats for veterans living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Members delivered the treats Thursday, and also distributed valentines made by students at Our Redeemer’s Christian ...

Defense Secretary Esper to visit Minot AFB

Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer announced on Friday they will join U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper as he visits Minot Air Force Base on Wednesday for a tour of the base and its facilities. Hoeven and Cramer invited Esper to the state during the secretary’s confirmation process ...

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Minot Symphony Orchestra presents “The Remarkable Farkle McBride”

On Saturday at 3 p.m., the Minot Symphony Orchestra will be holding its concert “The Remarkable Farkle McBride” in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall on Minot State University campus. There will be a pre-concert lecture and instrument petting zoo starting at 2 p.m. Efrain Amaya, the MSO Maestro, said ...

Snere Ledu makes Arts in the Library debut Sunday

Arts in the Library will be having its fifth concert on Sunday with local string quartet Snere Ledu. They were contacted by Justin Anderson with the Minot Area Council of the Arts and asked if they would be interested in performing at the Arts in the Library event starting at 6 p.m. on Super ...

Will Grammy voters take the ‘Old Town Road’ on Sunday?

NEW YORK (AP) — The 2020 Grammy Awards are shaping up to be the night of the new kids, with Lizzo, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X leading in nominations. Those acts, who all released huge No. 1 hits in the last year, have strong chances of beating their more-seasoned competitors, from Lady ...

Robbers held hostage by hostages

The Mouse River Players are doing a new production titled “In-Laws, Outlaws, and Other People (Who Should Be Shot).” The director, Lin Knickerbocker, said she laughed hysterically when she read through the script and thought the audience would love it. The idea was initially introduced to ...