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New ND law, funding advance dyslexia education

With recent passage of a new law and additional funding, North Dakota is moving toward earlier identification and intervention for students with a learning disability known as dyslexia. House Bill 1131 added a dyslexia specialist to the list of professional credentials that can be attached to ...

Minuteman III ICBM test launch aborts prior to launch

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. – An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile test launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, experienced a ground abort prior to launch, Air Force Global Strike Command officials said Wednesday. The cause of the ground abort is ...

NWS Dought Briefing cautions dry conditions to persist through summer

A Drought Briefing issued by the National Weather Service Wednesday cautions that current drought conditions across North Dakota are likely to “persist or worsen” well into the summer months. The NWS adds, “It is always possible we could have a pattern change and transition to a ...

Jordan Mello, Minot, charged with intent to deliver heroin

Jordan Scott Mello, 29, Minot, is charged in district court in Minot with Class B felony intent to deliver heroin, Class B felony possession of a controlled substance within a correctional facility, Class C felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and placing others at risk of death or ...

Virtual food drive

As the region continues to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, typically held nationally the second Saturday in May, will be held virtually in the region throughout the month of May. Stamp Out Hunger is the ...

Scholarships available at Dakota College at Bottineau

Dakota College at Bottineau has continued funds for the Hometown Career Scholarship. This scholarship helps address workforce needs in north central North Dakota. Through the support of the Bottineau County Economic Development Corporation and matching funds from the North Dakota Challenge ...

Safe Sitter classes to begin June 3

Trinity Health is accepting registrations for another round of Safe Sitter classes this summer. Safe Sitter is a nationally approved, medically accurate program for youths 11 years of age or older. It teaches young people the skills they need to handle real life emergencies and keep children ...

Warning system tests to begin Monday

Beginning Monday, Minot Central Dispatch will begin running regularly scheduled audible tests for the Minot Area Outdoor Warning System as well as the sirens within Ward County. These tests will be run on the second and last Monday of each month at 9:30 a.m. The audible tests will continue ...

Minot City Council limits organizations’ gaming site numbers

A proposed change in licensing brought charitable gaming operators to the Minot City Council Monday. The council had passed an ordinance on first reading last month that limited to six the number of sites that a single charity can operate. After hearing from some gaming operators, the council ...

City, MSU Foundation agreement advances CTE plans

The Minot City Council advanced the purchase of a building for a career and technical education center in approving a development agreement with the Minot State University Foundation Monday. The agreement provides for transfer of a previously approved $800,000 MAGIC Fund grant to the ...

County authorizes antibody test options for employees

Ward County employees will have two options for COVID-19 antibody testing at no personal cost. The Ward County Commission on Tuesday gave approval to a June blood drive and to using federal CARES Act dollars to cover the $70 cost for employees who wish to receive antibody testing at Trinity ...

Sakakawea outlook plunges

RIVERDALE – Expectations for runoff into Lake Sakakawea this year have dropped considerably. According to the latest projections issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the state’s largest body of water is now expected to peak at 1,834.4 feet, nearly four feet lower than expectations ...

Minuteman III ICBM test launch aborts prior to launch

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. --An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile test launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, experienced a ground abort prior to launch, Air Force Global Strike Command officials said today. The cause of the ground abort is currently ...

Minot City Council removes Anne Street Bridge from improvement plan

The Minot City Council has approved a five-year Capital Improvement Plan that includes more than $335 million in projects but no Anne Street Pedestrian Bridge renovation. The council stripped out the $1.9 million bridge project before adopting the plan Monday. The plan will serve as a guide ...

Damion Colvin set to go to trial May 24 in murder of stepbrother

Damion Michael Allen Colvin, 23, is still scheduled to go to trial May 24 for the Class AA felony murder of his stepbrother, Andrew Parisien, during an altercation at a Minot residence on May 14, 2020. The trial is scheduled to take a week before North Central District Court Judge Gary Lee.

Shawnee Krall asks to enter not guilty plea, waive hearing in murder case

A lawyer for murder suspect Shawnee Lynn Krall, 28, Minot, has submitted a waiver of a preliminary hearing scheduled for May 11 and asked to enter a not guilty plea to the Class AA murder charge, according to an online court listing. Krall has been charged in the death of his roommate, Alice ...

ND State Society DAR holds 112th annual gathering in Minot

Members of the North Dakota State Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) met for their 112th annual conference on April 24 in the Carnegie Center in Minot. Special honors went to Culynn Parks, Mohall, who was named the 2021 Outstanding Junior. Currently, there are 207 members in ...