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Sister city signing

Cultural, educational, economic and other ties between Minot and Skien Norway, were acknowledged in the signing of a renewed Sister City agreement at Minot City Hall Monday. “It’s been more than 40 years since the seeds of our Sister City relationship were planted,” Minot Mayor Tom Ross ...

NELSON keeps family musical tradition going

Tonight’s induction into the Scandinavian American Hall of Fame will be a unique and special honor for Gunnar and Matthew Nelson. Gunnar Nelson, 55, said they have attended many ceremonies recognizing the three-generational talents of the Nelson family, but induction into the Scandinavian ...

Legislators propose property-tax relief

Legislators today announced a proposal to reduce property taxes by roughly 25% statewide. The proposal, which will be put forward as a bill next legislative session, has the state buying down mills from 60 mills to 30 mills using the same mechanism as when the state re-did the K-12 formula in ...

Minot man sentenced for corruption of a minor

David Riley III, 40, Minot, was sentenced on Monday to 360 days in jail, all suspended but the 238 days he has already served, plus the 34 days off his sentence for good behavior, and five years of supervised probation for Class C felony corruption of a 16- or 17-year-old girl in 2020. North ...

Minot woman charged with child neglect

Sarah Beth Engelstad, 39, Minot, is charged with Class C felony child neglect in district court in Ward County. According to court documents, police were called to a southwest Minot restaurant on the evening of Sept. 22 because Engelstad had passed out drunk while she was supposed to be ...

Man charged with robbery

Quantdre Octavious Mersier, 29, Minot, is charged in district court in Minot with a Class C felony robbery dating back to Oct. 1, 2018. He is also charged in district court in Minot with Class B felony possession of a controlled substance inside a correctional facility and Class A ...