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Arts and Entertainment

Dakota Cruisers to honor small businesses

Dakota Cruisers Car Club of Minot will dedicate its cruise on Broadway on Wednesday to “all of the small businesses in the area,” according to George Masters, car club president. Those with small businesses are encouraged to have their logos on the sides of their vehicles. Vehicles will ...

Award-winning

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – Catori Sarmiento’s novel “Carnival Panic” is the winner of the Literary Titan’s Silver Award. “ ‘Carnival Panic’ is a science fiction horror novel published in 2019 by Corvus Quill Press,” said Sarmiento, of Minot Air Force Base, in an email. “In it, ...

Downtown Minot’s Creative Night Out set for Thursday

This month’s Creative Night Out in downtown Minot will be held Thursday starting at 5:30 p.m. Locals can stop in at creative participating retail “hot spots” where people can enjoy music, snacks, sale specials, artist demonstrations and food trucks. Some of the activities planned ...

Evening of music to bring taste of Hostfest to park

An evening filled with live music featuring one of Norsk Hostfest’s local artists, Daniel Starks, will be held Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. at Oak Park Amphitheater, Minot. Starks has played to packed shows at Hostfest for the past couple years. Since the main event will not be happening this year, the ...

Pioneer Village open house planned for this weekend

BURLINGTON – An open house will be held Saturday and Sunday at the Ward County Historical Society’s Pioneer Village near Burlington. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. There will be a flea market and a rummage sale during the event ...

Dakota Cruisers to cruise, hold inspection, car show

Dakota Cruisers Car Club’s activities tonight will be slightly different than in past weeks. George Masters, president of the car club, said some vehicles will cruise Broadway. There will not be an honoring of a designated group for this cruise as has been done in conjunction with cruises ...

Chippewa Downs to remain closed

BELCOURT – There was some hope that horseracing would be held at Chippewa Downs this year but, like so many other events and happenings throughout the state during the coronavirus epidemic, the flash of silks and the glean of sunlight on spirited horses won’t be happening in 2020. The ...

Small neighborhood parks in Minot well used

Minot is home to many parks. Some are large and well known, such as Roosevelt Park and Oak Park. They get plenty of visitors too. But so do other lesser known parks in the city. Each park has its own attractions, from playground equipment to walking paths to athletic courts. One of the ...

Minot native writes book about Angila Wilder case

True crime writer CJ Wynn was fascinated when she saw a Dateline NBC story two years ago about Richie and Cynthia Wilder, who are both serving life sentences for the murder of Richie’s ex-wife, Angila. Her interest in the case led to 18 months of research and the upcoming release of a book ...

Motor Magic set for Labor Day weekend

Motor Magic will be held during the Labor Day weekend on the North Dakota State Fairgrounds in Minot. Set for Sept. 4-6, the annual event is the largest motorsports festival in the Upper Midwest. For more information about the 2020 event visit ndstatefair.com, then to Annual Events and to ...

Completion near for access to river, golf, walking path

It’s getting closer. The flood control project and associated improvements in the area of Minot’s water treatment plant are nearing completion. “They should be done, wrapping up by August-September,” said Dusty Zimmerman, Ackerman-Estvold spokesperson. “It officially needs to be done ...

Cavalcade of Stars coming to Stanley

The ‘50s and ‘60s Cavalcade of Stars comes to Stanley on Saturday for an evening of vintage American rock ‘n roll at the Sibyl Center. Bandleader Joe Covert plays electric and upright bass, sings both lead and backing vocals. His bands have played hundreds of shows all over the ...

Minot Chamber Chorale announces first poetry contest winners

Mia Wiese, a student at Burlington-Des Lacs Elementary School, had the winning entry in the Minot Chamber Chorale’s first poetry contest for North Dakota high school students. Runners-up were poems by Lydia Repnow, a student at Minot High School-Central Campus, and Bailey Cowley, a student ...

Dakota Cruisers to honor all children tonight

Dakota Cruisers Car Club of Minot will hold its weekly cruise on Broadway tonight “in honor of all children,” with emphasis on children with special needs, said George Masters, club president. The group has been holding weekly cruises on Broadway for past weeks. A specific group is honored ...

Talking Trail signs help give the story at air musuem

Visitors can “Experience The Story” at the Dakota Territory Air Museum in Minot by calling a phone number, downloading a mobile app or visiting a website. The ways to “experience the story” are posted on Talking Trail signs near various exhibits. Don Larson, president of the air ...

Pioneer Day to be held Sunday at Kenmare Pioneer Village Museum

Pioneer Day will be held Sunday at the Pioneer Village Museum in Kenmare. The event will include village tours from 2 to 7 p.m., raffle drawings at 7 p.m., free popcorn and water, a scavenger hunt for all ages, and an antique tractor display. Prizes included in the raffle are a power ...

Bakken Summer Rides to explore western ND

Three weeks of Bakken Summer Rides are being planned for this month and August. The summer rides will explore some of the best tourist stops in western North Dakota by motorcycle, classic car or your daily commuter, and by boat. The event is hosted by the North Dakota Petroleum Foundation and ...

Good Night Minot finale planned for Sunday at Oak Park

Good Night Minot, Minot’s late night talk show, will end its inaugural season on Sunday at Oak Park wth an Arts in the Park event that is free and open to the public. “Gates open at (5 p.m.) and the Starving Rooster will be selling food and drinks,” said ShaunAnne Tangney in an email. ...

MSU announces $500,000 gift to summer theater project

The Minot Area Community Foundation has announced a $500,000 gift to Minot State University to support a project to renovate the MSU Summer Theatre. According to information provided by Minot State, the gift will create a pool of matching funds that will offer donors an opportunity to double ...

Dakota Cruisers to honor Downtown Minot tonight

The Dakota Cruisers Car Club of Minot will honor Downtown Minot tonight during its weekly Wednesday night cruises in the city. Vehicles will gather at the Kmart parking lot at 6 p.m. and leave to cruise at 6:30 p.m. New and old vehicles are welcome to participate. George Masters, Dakota ...