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Minot State hosts virtual 2020 homecoming

With the slogan, “Doing our dam’dest to keep everyone healthy,” the Minot State Alumni Association is hosting various online events during what was originally scheduled as Homecoming week, Oct. 5-11, according to information provided by Minot State. “This isn’t the celebration we ...

Students can enter Wreaths Across America essay contest

Wreaths Across America is developing an annual essay contest for all students grades 9 - 12. Any student interested in participating will need to send a letter to Wreaths Across America, 1738 35th Ave. SE, Minot, ND 58701 and an application with instructions for participating will be sent ...

Mrs. North Dakota Petite

The 2020 Mrs. North Dakota Petite loves travel, speaks multiple languages, and holds an international degree from a university in Nicaragua as a family doctor. Adriana Esquivel, originally from California, is married to Christian Esquivel, who is stationed at Minot Air Force Base. She said she ...

Improvements ahead for MSU Summer Theatre

Handicapped accessible seating, wider aisles and hand rails are to be added to the Minot State University Summer Theatre during Phase 1 of a revitalization project that will begin next Monday and be completed by May. The $1.9 million project has had 150 businesses and individual donors thus ...

Brass Band done for the year

The board of the Brass Band of Minot has decided to cancel the band’s 2020-2021 season though there may be hope for a special concert in the spring should conditions improve enough to allow it. COVID-19 protections have left the band without a rehearsal space, and a number of band members ...

Minot artist tells stories through metal sculpture

Sculpture becomes storytelling or carries a message in the hands of Rich Solberg of Minot. But he’s not disappointed if another person’s perspective on his metal art goes in a different direction. “That’s art. That’s the way art is. Let people interpret it for themselves,” he ...

Magic City Equality advocates for change

Magic City Equality members James Falcon, Christopher Dix and Jorden Laducer said this week they plan to keep standing up for the civil rights of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning. At last week’s Minot city council meeting, people aired strong views both pro ...

International Peace Garden hosts online virtual fundraising event

DUNSEITH – The International Peace Garden has announced its upcoming virtual fundraiser, “Virtual Gala in the Garden,” which will take place the evening of Sept. 21. The public is invited to participate in the 70 minutes of fast-paced content. One of the evening’s highlights will be ...

Arts council to host statewide online event

North Dakota Council on the Arts, in collaboration with the Main Street ND Summit 2020, will host its biennial Statewide Arts Convening online on Oct. 6 and 7. The convening will feature programs focused on Building Resilient Communities and will bring local artists, educators, art ...

Opera company hosts trivia night

Western Plains Opera Company is holding a fundraising night at the Blue Rider featuring Opera Trivia led by Eric Furuseth. Tickets are $25 at the door and will allow for up to 40 people to enter the outside area of the Blue Rider. The event runs from 4 to 6 p.m.

Drive-through powwow Sunday at MSU

Minot State University’s Native American Center, in conjunction with Sacred Pipe Resource Center in Bismarck, North Dakota Native Vote and Census 2020, will host a Drive Through Powwow on Sunday. Grand Entry will begin at 1 p.m. The first 20 registered dancers in regalia will be paid day ...

Minot Symphony Orchestra presents the 95th season opener

The Minot Symphony Orchestra will open the 95th season with performances on Thursday, Sept. 24, and Saturday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m. at Minot State University’s Ann Nicole Nelson Hall, according to information provided by the Symphony. “It has been a challenging year for everyone, and we ...

MSU arts galleries feature exhibitions

Various art exhibits are on display this month at Minot State University galleries. The Northwest Arts Center open is hosting the “Americas 2020: All Media” annual juried exhibition through Oct. 2 in the Walter Piehl Gallery. From its first call for entries in 1995, each year the All Media ...

Arts council to discuss accessibility in online convening

The North Dakota Council on the Arts received a $5,000 grant from The Consensus Council, Inc. to conduct an Accessibility in the Arts Online Convening. NDCA, along with its convening partner North Dakota Assistive, is a hosting this one-day, free online gathering that will focus on ...

Food truck events continue despite pandemic

It hasn’t been the summer that food vendors had been hoping for, but they and their customers have been making the best of a pandemic situation. The cancellation of many fairs and festivals due to the threat from COVID-19 limited the number of events that food truck vendors have been able to ...

Minot Air Force Base’s policies restrict personnel from bars, dine-in

Minot bars, supper clubs and other dine-in restaurants could feel the squeeze from tighter pandemic restrictions at Minot Air Force Base. The base recently released a directive for military personnel that includes a prohibition on visiting bars and off-base restaurants for other than ...

Discovery center grant request advances in military program

Magic City Discovery Center has advanced in competition for a grant from the Department of Defense’s “Defense Community Infrastructure Pilot.” The program targets projects in communities serving military installations. Magic City Discovery Center is seeking $6.3 million toward a $11.9 ...

MSU cancels 2020 Homecoming week

Due to the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference’s decision to suspend all athletic competition through Dec. 31, the Minot State Alumni Association will not hold any in-person events for Homecoming 2020, according to information provided by MSU. Minot State’s Homecoming 2020 was ...

Historical society receives donations

BURLINGTON – Great things are continuing at the Ward County Historical Society’s Pioneer Village along U.S. Highway 2 in Burlington, according to historical society president David Leite. “We have just received a large donation in the form of recycled crushed and packed asphalt. It might ...