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Self-sealing gas tanks saved navigator’s life

2nd Lt. Armand Haugstad of Columbus, North Dakota, was a navigator with the 389th Bomb Group based at Darwin, Australia, during World War II. On Aug. 17, 1943, B-24 bombers from the group flew a marathon mission to an oil refinery in Borneo. This refinery provided the Japanese with half ...

Minot AFB airman injured in Calif.; incident being investigated

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – An airman stationed at Minot Air Force Base sustained injuries on Wednesday and was taken to a Jackson, Calif., hospital. The Public Affairs Office at Minot AFB issued a statement on Friday saying the airman, who is assigned to the base’s 91st Missile Wing, was on ...

David Watson, Coral Murphy charged with drug offenses after chase

David Gordon Watson, 37, is charged in district court in Minot after he allegedly took off from a traffic stop Sunday, led police on a chase and only stopped the vehicle when he hit a spike strip. He is charged with a Class C felony charge of fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle and ...

City seeks new assessor

Minot City Assessor Kevin Ternes will be retiring from his position Feb. 28, and the city has begun a search for a successor. Ternes started in the Minot City Assessor’s Office in 1991 as an appraiser. He became city assessor in 2004. He said he plans to spend more time with family and ...

Animal shelter closed to the public due to threats

The Souris Valley Animal Shelter is currently closed to the public because there have been some recent threatening incidents there, according to Shelbi Waters, executive director. Waters said the incidents prompted the shelter to hire private security. She decided to close the shelter to the ...

Students win VFW patriotic speech contests

Area students received awards in Minot FVW sponsored contests. Malachi Braddock, a senior at Stanley High School, won first place in the “Voice of Democracy” scholarship program and also placed second in the district competition. Michael Thomas, a senior at Velva High School, placed ...

Kelvin McAllister, New Town, is appealing assault conviction to supreme court

A New Town man is appealing his assault conviction to the North Dakota State Supreme Court. Kelvin Antone McAllister is arguing that his conviction should be overturned because he struck Joshua Hale in self defense and in defense of others during a fist fight at a grocery store warehouse in ...

Accident atop helipad grounds Trinity Hospital helicopter

A damaged helicopter had to be removed from the Trinity Hospital helipad at mid-day Thursday. The site attracted numerous on-lookers who watched as a tall crane lifted the helicopter off the roof of the downtown Minot hospital and gently set it on a large flatbed trailer on the street below. ...

Minot’s M building has history, seeks future

The big M on its roof established the eight-story former Midwest Federal Savings Bank as a Minot landmark, and many memories were made by folks who entered the building’s doors over the past 57 years. The glass-walled building currently is shuttered, but it’s on the short list of ...

Harvey native to be inducted into ND Aviation Hall of Fame

Harvey native Allen Sauter, Bismarck, has been selected for induction into North Dakota’s Aviation Hall of Fame, according to the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission. The induction ceremony will take place March 3 at the Upper Midwest Aviation Symposium banquet in Minot. Sauter, 78, ...

City, hobby shop reach lease agreement

A hobby shop owner and the City of Minot have reached an agreement that will enable the shop to continue operating at the airport, but approval from the Federal Aviation Administration still is needed. The Aeroport Hobby Shoppe faced eviction because of the city’s position that it did not ...

New waterslide planned for Roosevelt Park Pool

The Minot Park District will be replacing the water slide at the Roosevelt Park Pool with a new dual slide during the summer of 2020. The current slide was installed in 1985 and has withstood the test of time, providing great memories for over 35 years for visitors to the Roosevelt Park ...

Minot AFB airman injured while on leave in California

Minot AFB Public Affairs issued a statement on Friday that an airman, assigned to the 91st Missile Wing, sustained injuries and was taken to a hospital in Jackson, Calif., on Wednesday. He was on leave in California when he was injured. He had previously been assigned to Travis AFB, Calif. ...

ND health care providers being prepared in case of coronavirus

BISMARCK – Health care providers across North Dakota have been provided with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention information about the new coronavirus first detected in China, said a North Dakota Health Department official this week. Michelle Dethloff, with the Department’s ...

Senators back navigable waters rule

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Kevin Cramer and John Hoeven, both R-ND, issued their support Thursday for the Environmental Protection Agency’s final proposal, called the Navigable Waters Protection Rule, to replace the Waters of the U.S. rule. The proposal follows the administration’s repeal ...

Commission OKs project to conduct drone assessments of gravel roads

WATFORD CITY – The McKenzie County Commission voted unanimously on Tuesday to award ISight RPV Services funding to provide drone assessments of gravel roads following rain events. The purpose of the assessment is to provide commissioners real-time imagery of road conditions to support ...

Noah Abraham, La’Quint Sarvis charged with conspiracy to steal ammunition

Noah Javaris Abraham, 22, Minot, and La’Quint Tydelle Sarvis, 19, Fayetteville, N.C., are each charged in district court in Minot with Class C felony conspiracy to commit theft of ammunition. According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, the pair shoplifted two boxes of ...

Global Entry enrollment workshop set in Minot

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, will hold a Global Entry enrollment workshop in May in Minot. During this enrollment event, CBP will conduct interviews for conditionally approved Global Entry applicants. Global Entry is a voluntary, expedited clearance ...

Spring turkey season set

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is offering 6,230 wild turkey licenses for the 2020 spring hunting season, 205 more than last year. Seven of the 22 hunting units have more spring licenses than in 2019, five have fewer and nine remain the same. Unit 21 (Hettinger and Adams counties) is ...