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Arts and Entertainment

Rugby native’s work featured in theaters nationwide

A suspense-filled story of a North Dakota family written by a Rugby native will reach movie theaters nationwide when “Let Him Go,” starring Kevin Costner and Diane Lane, premiered on Nov. 6. Larry Watson, who was born in Rugby and grew up in Bismarck, wrote “Let Him Go” in 2013. The ...

Dickens Village Festival canceled due to COVID-19

GARRISON – This year’s Dickens Village Festival in Garrison has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The annual festival, turning the Garrison community into a Victorian town from the era of Charles Dickens, was scheduled to begin Nov. 27-28 and continue Dec. 4-5 and Dec. ...

Fighting Sioux documentary to be released

BISMARCK— Filmmaker Matt Fern announced the release of the documentary film, “Fighting Over Sioux,” next Wednesday. In Minot, the film will show in Oak Park Theater at a later date, not yet set, but will be available on demand through TV, computer and mobile devices. The 85-minute film ...

KMSU auction to be streamed tonight

The Minot State University Broadcasting and Professional Communication department will host the 22nd annual KMSU Auction on today, starting at 6:30 p.m. The event, which raises money for the broadcasting department and a local charity, will air live on MidCo and SRT Channel 19 and is streamed ...

Festival of Trees to bring holiday spirit to Minot

The annual Festival of Trees is back this weekend with food, shopping and music at the North Dakota State Fair Event Center in Minot. Sponsored by Dakota Hope Clinic, the event will feature new indoor and outdoor activities along with opportunities to participate in person or at home during ...

Christmas in the Park lights up Minot starting Nov. 27

The Minot Sertoma Club will decorate Oak Park with Christmas-themed lights again this season. The lights will be displayed beginning Nov. 27 and continuing through Jan. 2. Hours will be 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on week days and 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on weekends. The price of admission will be $5 ...

Oak Park Theater hosts premiere of Duhamel’s “Buddy Games”

It’s rather out of the ordinary for a second-run movie venue to host a premiere, but it’s happening this week at Minot’s Oak Park Theater. Minot native Josh Duhamel requested Paramount debut his latest movie, which he co-produced, directed and stars in, at Oak Park Theater. “Buddy ...

MSU benefit concert called off due to coronavirus

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has meant a year of stops and starts and hard work only to be frustrated when an event has to be canceled. A virtual concert that had been planned for Nov. 22 to benefit the Minot Domestic Violence Crisis Center is just the latest event that has had to be ...

MHS Playmakers to perform murder mystery Nov. 5-7

Minot High School Playmakers will perform the murder mystery based on a musical based on a movie based on a board game Clue. The group will perform on stage Nov. 5-7 at 7:30 each night. To adapt to the pandemic, Playmakers will also be streaming out a video of the production online through ...

Big One Art and Craft Fair canceled

The Big One Art and Craft Fair that had been scheduled for Nov. 6 and 7 in Minot has been canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The show scheduled for Bismarck on Nov. 20 and 21 has also been canceled. “It’s been a devastating year for our shows and all of our amazing ...

Minot club kicks off Rotary 4 Recreation T-shirt, sweatshirt fundraiser

The Rotary Club of Minot-Noon recently embarked on a new campaign called Rotary 4 Recreation. Minot Rotary members have been looking for ways to give back to the region and help fellow residents enjoy all that the outdoors offers during the unprecedented pandemic. Club members worked with ...

Library to hold Grab & LEGO event for kids

The Minot Public Library is busy preparing for its next event, Grab & LEGO, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 7, at the east end of the Minot Public Library’s parking lot. Over 150 free LEGO kits are waiting to be picked up by kids in the area. “We are excited to give kids something to, ...

Minot Symphony Orchestra to livestream ‘My Serenade’ concert

The Minot Symphony Orchestra will present “My Serenade” concert via livestream on Saturday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m. Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Ward County, and for the safety of the musicians and patrons, the Minot Symphony Association board of directors voted to move to a ...

Virtual country music concert to benefit Farm Rescue

MOLINE, Ill. – Deere & Company announced on Thursday further commitment to Farm Rescue, a nonprofit partner based in North Dakota, by hosting a virtual country music benefit on Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. EST. Since its inception in 2005, Farm Rescue has helped hundreds of farmers suffering from ...

Ryder couple creates Halloween scene at former school building

RYDER – Ghosts, bats, tombstones and more decorate the front of the former Ryder school. Inside there’s a few more creatures of Halloween looming along the staircase. Jennifer and Gregg Andreachi, owners of the former school on the north end of Main Street in Ryder, have gone all out to ...

Minot area offers Halloween activities

Halloween won’t be stopped by a coronavirus pandemic, but some organizations are changing up the way their events look to be able to continue to offer them safely. The annual downtown treat trail for preschool children will be in place Friday from 10 a.m. to noon, sponsored by the Downtown ...

Garrison’s Dickens Village Festival plans under way

GARRISON – Plans are under way for the Dickens Village Festival in Garrison this year. “We are continuing planning with some changes due to (COVID-19) regulations,” said McKaila Behles, director of the Garrison Convention and Visitors Bureau. This year’s event, an annual event turning ...

Still ways to plan Halloween fun

Halloween during a coronavirus pandemic doesn’t have to mean no fun or no trick or treating for some area residents. Donna Jo Lipp, a retired teacher who lives in McClusky, loves Halloween and in a typical year might have as many as 100 trick or treaters at her house. “”I’ve always ...

Minot woman publishes book of stories in rhyme

Nancy Pietsch of Minot has always loved to jot down stories, but she only just published her first book this year. Her book, “Alabaster,” contains Pietsch’s poems or “stories in rhyme” with universal themes that will resonate with many types of readers: aging, friendship, how hard it ...