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Weekender

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 ...

Crafting group this weekend

The monthly Women’s Crafting Weekend is taking place this weekend, starting Saturday and ending Sunday. Once a month, women gather at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 714 in Minot to create several different things together, such as quilts, crocheted stuffed animals ...

Find new ways to solve problems

The Magic City Discovery Center is holding its second annual Inventor’s Camp on Saturday. Liz Weeks, the education and outreach director, said the kids who attended the first camp had so much fun that they wanted to do another. In the time allotted, children who attend will use collected ...

Led by ‘Marriage Story,’ Netflix dominates Golden Globe noms

NEW YORK (AP) — A Netflix wave swept over the 77th Golden Globe nominations, where the streaming company dominated with 34 total nominations, including four films up for best picture and four series nominated for the top television awards. Noah Baumbach's divorce drama "Marriage Story" led ...

A technical feat, ‘1917’ is great storytelling, too

It's been a good time for World War I buffs — especially if they're also movie buffs. A year ago director Peter Jackson applied state-of-the-art technology to century-old war footage to bring the Great War alive with sudden, stunning immediacy in his documentary "They Shall Not Grow ...

Serkis on why the world needs a new ‘Christmas Carol’

LONDON (AP) — Wearing a tall black hat, a heavy mottled fur coat covered in trinkets, a long beard and plenty of hair, Andy Serkis received a round of applause from the crew of “A Christmas Carol'' after thanking them for their hard work on the set. An hour later, he emerged clean shaven ...

AP picks the top moments on TV from 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Many have noticed how fragmented our TV viewing is, with multiple competing streaming services and dozens of channels pulling us in different directions. But the year also saw some jaw-dropping moments that found huge audiences, whether it was a royal interview or a viral ...

New ‘Jumanji’ sticks with the formula and just adds

The creators of the latest "Jumanji" sequel have begun from an age-old premise — if it ain't broke, don't fix it. And they've taken note of other successful franchises to adopt what must surely be a new Hollywood motto — just add more. So "Jumanji: The Next Level" brings together the same ...

Holiday TV forecast: a sleighful of movies, music

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There are enough holiday TV movies to overturn Santa's sleigh this season, with Oprah Winfrey's OWN channel and a new streaming service adding to the cargo. A more expansive view of the world also is part of the ride, with a lesbian couple included in a Freeform film and ...

Clifford, everybody’s favorite big red dog, gets a reboot

NEW YORK (AP) — Who's your favorite big red dog? If you have one, chances are his name is Clifford. Scholastic Entertainment is rebooting the TV series about the giant dog with an equally large heart this week on Amazon Prime Video and PBS, the latter his home since the early aughts. ...

Celebrate the magic of Christmas in Downtown Minot

The tree has been trimmed, the lights are ready and businesses downtown have prepared to host the annual Old-Fashioned Christmas Open House today along Main Street. This celebration is made possible by the volunteers and business owners of the Minot Downtown Business & Professional ...

Wild Hands presents ‘Growing Like a Weed Part 3’ with album release party

Wild Hands has been playing shows and making music together since 2012. In 2013 they released their debut album “Oh, River.” Since then, they have release two albums in the series “Growing Like a Weed.” “Growing Like a Weed Part 3” will be debuting to Minot Saturday with the Wild ...

Magic City Equality to host Transgender Day of Remembrance

Magic City Equality will host a vigil to commemorate Transgender Day of Remembrance on Saturday, Nov. 23, on the steps of the Ward County Courthouse. The vigil, which will begin at noon, will be held to bring awareness to anti-transgender violence. “Violence against transgender and gender ...

Feeling festive with the Festival of Trees

Looking for Christmas decor ideas or hoping to score an already decorated tree? The Dakota Hope Clinic’s Festival of Trees is returning for the sixth year Saturday at the North Dakota State Fair Center. A family-friendly Festival of Trees viewing time will be available from 10 a.m.-2. p.m. ...

Make a Scene Kids Theatre presents ‘Pirates Past Noon’

Based on the best-selling “Magic Tree House” series, “Pirates Past Noon” follows siblings Jack and Annie as their tree house takes them on a fantasy adventure to an exotic island with pirates. There, the pair discover the power of friendship and the simple pleasures of everyday life. ...

Donating for donuts

Companions for Children – Youth Mentoring has teamed up with Bearscat Bakehouse in Minot to offer donuts for donating. For every donation of $5 or more to support local youth mentoring, Bearscat will be giving a free donut. The campaign starts today from 7 a.m.-10 a.m. and continues ...

Check out local shops at Holiday Peddlers & Vendors Market

The holiday season has officially landed and the Holiday Peddlers & Vendors Market is gathering area vendors in one place for fun and shopping convenience. 62 different vendors, boutiques and crafters have committed to being at the event. The Holiday Peddlers & Vendors Market will be ...

Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcase returns to fairgrounds

The North Dakota State Fair Center will be filled with vendor booths and shoppers when the Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcase returns to Minot, Saturday and Sunday. “This is the time and place for your holiday shopping,” said Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring in a press release. ...