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Hyatt House manager is Minot ambassador

Lorena Starkey found an unexpected love for the hospitality industry when she signed on several years ago as sales director for a new hotel about to open in Minot. Hyatt House opened in 2013, and shortly afterwards, Starkey was promoted to general manager. Earlier this year she was recognized ...

On alert for nearly 50 years

“The nation’s first triple-warhead Minuteman III wing, composed of 150 deadly missiles, each capable of carrying three nuclear payloads of total destruction more than 6,000 miles, is operational and ready for use, if the world comes to that.” That was the lead to a story published in ...

Tip-a-cop at Applebees to support Special Olympics

Area law officers will be among more than 100 law enforcement personnel around the state asking for tips this week, but it has nothing to do with crime and everything to do with serving the public. On Tuesday and Wednesday from 5-9:00 p.m., officers will be hosting guests in Applebee‘s ...

WalletHub study shows ND hardest working

Chuck Kramer tackles his job with a zeal instilled in him from childhood. “I only know one way of doing it, and that’s just headlong into the fight,” Kramer said in explaining the work ethic that drives him in operating I. Keating Furniture World in Minot. Jackie Evans balances three ...

Plans for changes at Minot State Student Center

Minot State University students are pondering ideas for renovating the first and second floors of the Student Center on campus. Kevin Harmon, vice president of student affairs, said JLG Architects held a “visual listening session” on Thursday to get input from students, faculty and staff ...

Tale of the rain gauge – September rainfall records

It is more than evident to Minot and area residents that there has been very little break from rainfall for the past several days. While increased chances of rain have gone away, at least for this weekend and perhaps well into next week, the recent downpours have resulted in some substantial ...

National Guard unit honored for valor in Iraq

Minot-based Company A, 164th Engineer Battalion, was awarded the Valorous Unit Award Saturday for members' actions during their deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom November 2005 to November 2006. The award, presented by Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann, adjutant general, is the second ...

Teams to compete in photo scavenger hunt

Habitat for Humanity Northern Lights is hosting a photo scavenger hunt today, Sept. 14, as a fundraiser. The contest starts at 1 p.m. at 500 12th Street NE, the site where the latest Habitat for Humanity house is being built, and will last an hour. The entry fee is $10 per person, said Roxy ...

Governor, NDFU weigh in on WOTUS decision

North Dakota Farmers Union President Mark Watne made the following statement via press release on the Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement to repeal the 2015 Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule, which restores pre-2015 regulations for all states while EPA works to finalize a ...

Minot State University to honor Walter Piehl with reception

Minot State University will host a reception at the Northwest Arts Center to honor Walter Piehl for his generous donation to the University’s Permanent Art Collection, according to a press release. Piehl, a long-time professor of art at Minot State and pioneer of the contemporary cowboy art ...

Sunnyside teacher Sara Medalen is finalist for state teacher of the year

Sara Medalen, a reading and math interventionist at Sunnyside Elementary in Minot, is one of five finalists for the 2020 North Dakota Teacher of the Year award, according to a press release from the office of North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler. Other finalists ...

Verendrye Electric donates money to Boys and Girls Ranch to buy recliners

Verendrye Electric Cooperative awarded $2,500 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, Minot, to purchase recliners for one of the children’s cottages, according to a press release. According to the release, children who come to the Ranch have experienced severe emotional, behavioral, and ...

Hoeven secures funding important to Minot AFB

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Committee, secured strong funding in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Energy and Water Appropriations bill to extend and refurbish nuclear warheads important to Minot Air Force Base missions and the nation’s ...

NDUS institutions adopt free speech policies

The State Board of Higher Education and all of North Dakota University System’s 11 public colleges and universities have adopted free speech policies in response to recent state legislation, according to a press release from the office. During the last legislative sessions, Senate Bill 2320 ...

Neither El Nino nor La Nina to affect winter weather patterns

North Dakota’s winter weather won’t be influenced by the warming effects of El Nino or the cooling effects usually associated with La Nina. In short, it’ll be winter as usual on the Northern Plains. That’s the main take-away from the final El Nino Advisory issued Thursday by the ...

Hoeven, Cramer hail announcement on WOTUS rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. – North Dakota Sens. John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer both hailed an announcement from the Environmental Protection Agency Thursday. Sen. Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee issued the following statement after the EPA finalized a proposal to ...