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People tested for coronavirus at mass testing event

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Hundreds of people lined the North Dakota State Fairgrounds on Wednesday morning waiting to be tested for the new coronavirus. The “mass testing, drive-through event” started at noon and by 12:30 p.m about a hundred people had been tested, a young member of the National Guard ...

No spike in cases after Memorial weekend

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Gov. Doug Burgum said a feared spike in coronavirus cases due to increased activity over the Memorial Day weekend has so far not occurred. Instead, the numbers of new coronavirus cases seem to show a positive downward trend, said Burgum. As of Wednesday, there were 2,679 positive cases, ...

ND COVID-19 numbers announced on June 4

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Positive COVID-19 Test Results Results listed are from the previous day. COUNTIES WITH NEW POSITIVE CASES REPORTED TODAY Barnes County – 1 Bottineau County - 1 Burleigh County - 2 Cass County – 20 Mountrail County – 1 Richland County – 1 Sargent ...

Weather mod mailer raises questions

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A postcard mailed by the North Dakota Weather Modification Association to Ward County voters in May has opponents of the county’s cloud seeding program crying foul. North Dakotans Against Weather Modification is questioning what it sees as the use of co-mingled county funds in production ...

Minot City Council votes to extend second penny of sales tax

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Minot’s second penny of sales tax would continue for many more years under an extension given preliminary approval by the Minot City Council on first reading Monday. The tax expires next year unless extended. Currently, 40% of the tax goes to the Northwest Area Water Supply project. ...

Minot seeks NDR program extension

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Minot and other grant recipient communities in the National Disaster Resilience Program are supporting a three-year extension of the program. The Minot City Council voted Monday to authorize the mayor to send support letters to North Dakota’s congressional delegation. Currently, grant ...

Longtime Fort Berthold physician Dr. Herbert Wilson remembered

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“It’s a sad day – the loss of a great man,” Marilyn Hudson, Parshall, a longtime friend of Dr. Herbert J. Wilson, said Tuesday upon hearing the news of his death. Wilson died Monday in a Bismarck nursing home. He was 99 years old. Well-known in the Fort Berthold Reservation area, ...

Flower Box teams with Minot Relay for Life

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The Flower Box teamed up with the Minot Relay for Life to raise money by selling daffodils. Laurie Odden with the American Cancer Society said that in the month orders were being taken, they raised $10,580. On Tuesday afternoon, Tammy Holen, the owner of the Flower Box, presented the check ...

Minot City Band concerts canceled, MACA postpones Arts in the Parks

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Minot City Band has canceled their 2020 season and will return next year for their 100th anniversary. Also, the Minot Area Council of the Arts has decided to postpone Arts in the Parks until July. They are currently working on rescheduling the events to fit ...

City reschedules HHW/E-waste collection days for June

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The City of Minot has rescheduled its household hazardous waste and electronic waste collection for 2020, according to Sanitation/Landfill Superintendent Josh Kraft. The spring household hazardous waste and E-waste collection is now planned for June 19-20 at the City of Minot Public Works ...

Ward County to re-open offices June 11

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Ward County will re-open its administrative building to the public June 11. The county commission voted to open shortly after the completion of the election rather than wait until June 15 as recommended by its COVID-19 task force. The City of Minot plans to re-open its office buildings on ...

ND COVID-19 numbers announced on June 3

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Positive COVID-19 Test Results Results listed are from the previous day. INDIVIDUALS WHO DIED WITH COVID-19 · Man in his 70s from Cass County with underlying health conditions. COUNTIES WITH NEW POSITIVE CASES REPORTED TODAY Burleigh County - 2 Cass County – 21 ...

Court awards $30,630 to man bitten by dog

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Two recent vicious animal cases settled in Minot Municipal Court had very different outcomes, and price tags. This week a Minot woman was found guilty in Municipal Court on a vicious animal charge stemming from a Jan. 29, 2020 incident in southwest Minot. According to an affidavit filed by ...

May’s average temperature at 52.5 degrees

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Minot had an average temperature of 52.5 degrees this past month of May, according to Joe Effertz of the North Central Research Extension Center, south of Minot. That temperature was was 0.9 degrees below the 113-year long-term average of 53.4 degrees, said Effertz. “Our lowest ...