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Senators stress importance of nuclear missions

Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer joined U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper on his visit to Minot Air Force Base on Wednesday. It was Esper’s first visit to the base since becoming secretary of defense last summer. While at the base they visited 5th Bomb Wing and 91st Missile Wing ...

Broadway Bridge project wins Gold Star award for concrete work

The Broadway Bridge replacement project was recently named the 2019 Gold Star winner for excellence in concrete in the bridge category at the Ready Mix & Concrete Products Association’s annual convention. The City of Minot, in conjunction with the North Dakota Department of ...

The Heritage Singers return with music and comedy

The Heritage Singers will be holding their annual variety show at the Sleep Inn & Suites in Minot Feb. 20-22 and Feb. 27-29. Each show begins at 5 p.m. Tickets for the show are available at the Minot Area Council of the Arts office. Tickets will not be available at the door of the ...

Ward County 4-H members attend air rifle match in Devils Lake

Seven Ward County 4-H members attended the Ramsey County Invitational Air Rifle Match held in Devils Lake at the World War Memorial Building Basement on Feb. 15. Categories are split up by age to include Beginner, ages 8 to 10; Junior, ages 11 to 13; and Senior, ages 14 to 18. The equipment ...

North Dakota men return as professional musicians

The Magic City Jazz Festival is being held in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall on Minot State University campus tonight at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for ages 7-12 and children 6 and under are free. The Jim Hill Middle School jazz band will be playing “Take the ‘A’ Train. Erik Ramstad ...

Krystan Standingbear sentenced to time served, probation for child neglect

Krystan Faye Standingbear, 24, was sentenced on Thursday to 360 days in jail, all suspended but the 43 days she has already served, and three years of supervised probation for fleeing in a stolen car while carrying her baby son in sub-zero temperatures on Jan. 14 in Minot. Standingbear ...

Phillip Gillam, Minot, charged with harassment of emergency personnel

Phillip Gillam, 28, Minot, is charged in district court in Minot with Class A misdemeanor harassment of emergency personnel. He is scheduled to make an initial appearance on the charge on Feb. 24 before Judge Todd Cresap. According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Gillam ...

Minot City Council to appeal FEMA floodplain map

Appealing the latest federal floodplain map is a gamble, but the Minot City Council determined Tuesday the potential pay-off makes the cost to pursue it worth the risk. The Federal Emergency Management Agency released a flood map for Minot that establishes the base flood level at 10,000 ...

City plans bike lanes on 16th Street

Bicycle lanes are planned along 16th Street Northwest as part of the City of Minot’s street seal project this summer. The project includes bike lanes from 21st Avenue to 30th Avenue Northwest, providing a connection between the shared-use paths on 21st Avenue Northwest and on 16th Street ...

Bridget Loggins sentenced to two years for delivery of heroin

Bridget Marie Loggins, 44, Minot, was sentenced on Wednesday to five years in prison, with a requirement that she serve two years, and three years of supervised probation for Class B felony delivery of heroin and Class B felony possession with intent to deliver heroin on Dec. 16 in Minot. The ...

Kevin Cramer co-introduces special pay bill for Guard, Reserve

Sen. Kevin Cramer along with Senators Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Tammy Duckworth of Illinois introduced a bipartisan bill to give National Guard and Reserve members equal hazard duty incentive pay (HDIP). Identical bipartisan legislation has already been introduced in the House. Hazard ...

State clean diesel grant awards applications available

BISMARCK – Cities, counties and other government agencies that conduct work for the benefit of the public and require diesel-powered vehicles are encouraged to apply for State Clean Diesel Grant awards. The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality has released the annual State Clean ...

Local students compete in Mathcounts

Area middle school students competed in the Ward County Mathcounts competition last week. Students who qualified to compete at the state mathcounts competition include: Jim Hill Middle School students Atrus Rutherford, Madison Lyman, Mason Eichhorn, and Bolu Omole; Memorial Middle School ...

Human Services takes public input on expanded services

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Human Services is accepting public comments on its draft Medicaid 1915(i) state plan amendment to expand Medicaid coverage for in-home and community-based behavioral health services for children and adults. Comments will be accepted until March 19 at ...