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First District Health Unit helps reduce spread of COVID-19

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First District Health Unit has been providing hundreds of tests every week and urging residents to follow public health guidelines as it copes with a COVID-19 pandemic that has not eased since it began last spring. Lisa Clute, executive director for First District, said the Minot office has ...

Second man charged with armed robbery in Minot

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Larry Dominique McLean, 29, New Town, is the second man charged in connection with an armed robbery in the Sports on Tap parking lot in Minot in the early morning hours of July 26. He is charged in district court in Minot with Class B felony robbery and made an initial appearance on the charge ...

Farm Rescue to assist 700th farm family

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Farm Rescue, a nonprofit organization that provides planting, haying, harvesting and livestock feeding assistance free of charge to farm and ranch families who have experienced a major illness, injury or natural disaster, will soon complete its 700th assistance case. The farm of Joel Newman, ...

Shots fired to District Court

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A Minot woman found herself in front of Municipal Court Judge Ashley Beall Tuesday on a charge of discharging firearms within the city. The hearing was brief as the case was transferred to District Court. The charge against the woman stems from an incident outside the Loaf’N Jug at 1512 4th ...

Walk to end Alzheimer’s in Minot Aug. 29

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The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting Minot-area residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Aug. 29. Instead of hosting a large gathering, the Alzheimer’s Association is encouraging participants to walk as individuals or in ...

NDIT to provide free anti-malware software to K-12 schools

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North Dakota Chief Information Security Officer Kevin Ford announced Monday that anti-malware software is available to all K-12 schools in North Dakota at no cost. NDIT is able to provide installation, licenses and self-service access for schools due to enhanced capabilities and a unified, ...

Food bank to make box program stop in Minot

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The Great Plains Food Bank will be making an additional stop in Minot, distributing fresh produce through the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program in the north parking lot of the Minot State University Dome on Thursday from 3-6 p.m. The only food bank in the state of North Dakota, the ...

Sakakawea levels dropping

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A reasonably dry July over much of the Missouri River Basin has resulted in a downward revision of expected runoff. Below-normal precipitation in Montana and Wyoming is cited as the reason why. “Reservoir inflows in July declined due to the warmer and drier conditions in the upper basin. ...

Rural law officers see strong community support

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Across the nation, calls rose over the past two months to reform or defund police departments, following George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis. But in some rural North Dakota communities with smaller police forces, the unrest has led to greater support for their officers. “I think our ...

Affidavit reveals more information about downtown Minot shooting

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A police affidavit gives more detail about a shooting in downtown Minot on July 26. William Neal Lucy II, 42, Minot, is charged in district court in Minot with pistol whipping and then shooting Tyquan Markeez Graham, 22, whom he accused of committing an armed robbery shortly before the ...

ND COVID-19 numbers announced on Aug. 11

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COVID-19 Test Results Results listed are from the previous day. INDIVIDUALS WHO DIED WITH COVID-19 Man in his 80s from Stark County with underlying health conditions. Woman in her 60s from Burleigh County with underlying health conditions. Man in his 70s from Stark County ...

Second man charged with armed robbery in Minot

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Larry Dominique McLean, 29, is the second man charged in connection with an armed robbery in the Sports on Tap parking lot in the early morning hours of July 26. He is charged in district court in Minot with Class B felony robbery and made an initial appearance on the charge on Tuesday before ...

Robert Blankenship Jr. charged with intent to deliver meth

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Robert Franklin Blankenship Jr., 56, Minot, is charged in district court in Minot with Class B felony possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, Class C felony possession of methamphetamine, Class C felony possesion of cocaine, Class C felony possession of cocaine paraphernalia, Class C ...

Gloria Olson, Minot, charged with intent to deliver meth, marijuana

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Gloria Jean Olson, 59, Minot, is charged in district court in Minot with Class B felony possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, Class B felony possession with intent to deliver marijuana, two counts of Class C felony possession of drug paraphernalia and Class A misdemeanor possession ...

Ward County employee tests positive for COVID-19

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A Ward County employee has tested positive for COVID-19, according to information from the Ward County Emergency Management Office. The employee had attended the Ward County Commission meeting held on Aug. 4. The employee is in quarantine. All close contacts have been identified and notified ...

Businesses invited to join environmental initiative

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The Minot Environmental Policy Group is inviting local businesses to be a part of the Sustainable Minot initiative this year. “We know that the COVID-19 pandemic has been extremely difficult on businesses and has forced our community to change. As we work through this period, we believe ...