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Former Minot hotels seek zoning compliance

Two former hotels face zoning compliance issues as they seek a market niche. The City of Minot is working with The Vegas and the Guest Lodge on North Broadway on the issues, said Derek Hackett, public information officer for the city. “We do know that there’s been a handful of hotels ...

Jim Hill teacher Kristi Reinke tries to keep geography interesting

Minot Public Schools teacher of the year Kristi Reinke is always trying to make things new. “I definitely am not a do the same thing over and over again (teacher),” said Reinke, who teaches seventh-grade world geography at Jim Hill Middle School. “In fact, my first couple of weeks of ...

Remembering Peter Fonda

BERTHOLD – Oliver “Ole” Skinningsrud of Berthold changed the oil in his 1929 Model A Roadster pickup and greased it a bit. Then on Monday, he took a drive in the pickup to Berthold where he was invited for coffee and pie. “It run like a top,” said Skinningsrud. The pickup has a ...

Classes starting next week at MSU

Things are looking up at Minot State University after it had to tighten its belt in previous years, President Steve Shirley said during a convocation address on Wednesday. “As challenging as the 2017-2019 biennial budget was, we have emerged and are now on the other side of it looking ...

Rachelle Benroth, Williston, charged with possession of stolen vehicle

Rachelle Ann Benroth, 37, is charged in district court in Minot with possession of a stolen vehicle and driving with a suspended driver’s license. She made an initial appearance on the Class B felony possession of stolen property charge on Tuesday before Judge Stacy Louser. According to a ...

Zachrey Zdroik, Kevin Conti, charged with conspiring to steal car

Zachrey Zdroik, 32, and Kevin Marcel Conti, 27, are charged in district court in Minot with Class B felony conspiring to steal a motor vehicle in March. Zdroik is also charged with Class B felony theft of a motor vehicle. According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, a man ...

Fall turkey season set

North Dakota’s fall turkey season is set, with 3,660 licenses available to hunters, 50 fewer than last year. Fall turkey hunters, including gratis applicants, who are interested in applying for a 2019 license can submit an online application through the North Dakota Game and Fish ...

Regatta and Beach Party at Fort Stevenson

Fort Stevenson State Park, located three miles south of Garrison, will host the 7th Annual Fort Stevenson Regatta and the popular Garrison Chamber of Commerce Beach Party this Saturday. The Regatta starts with a captains meeting at 9 a.m. in the de Trobriand Lodge. Racing begins at noon with ...

VA holds mental health summit in Minot

More than 200 people are expected to attend the annual Veterans Administration Mental Health Summit being held at the Grand Hotel in Minot today. Those attending include providers and social workers in the mental health care community, clergy, elected offices, city government, county veteran ...

Swan lottery held, licenses remain

North Dakota’s swan lottery has been held and 185 licenses remain. Only hunters who do not have a swan license for the 2019 season can apply, as regulations limit hunters to one license per year. Beginning Aug. 28, all remaining licenses will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. ...

City of Minot to raise building permit fees

Building permit fees in Minot will be going up in January. The Minot City Council voted Monday to adjust fees to better cover operational costs of the building inspection department. Residential building permit fees haven’t changed since 1994. “These residential building permit fees ...

Another sales tax vote?

Ward County voters may be asked next June to extend the county’s half percent sales tax. The Ward County Commission agreed Tuesday to begin work on a ballot measure to present to primary election voters that would extend the sales tax, which sunsets at the end of 2022. The commission ...

Garden yields fresh vegetables for Lord’s Cupboard food pantry

It’s a first year project yielding some terrific results. Cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, beets and radishes are among the abundant vegetables being harvested at several raised gardens located near Velva. The fresh produce is taken to the Lord’s Cupboard food pantry in Minot where it is ...

Northland receives grant funding

Northland Health Partners Community Health Center was among the health centers to receive Health Center Quality Improvement Grant Rewards. Northland received $9,500 for clinical quality improvers and $4,000 for advancing health information technology for quality. According to a press release, ...

Hunger Free ND Garden Project marks 10th year, seeks produce donations

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is urging growers across the state to donate extra fruits and vegetables from their harvest this year to help meet the needs of hungry North Dakotans as part of the Hunger Free ND Garden Project, which is marking its 10th year. “Sadly, in ...

ND Game & Fish to hold game warden exam on Sept. 6

Individuals interested in taking the exam to select candidates for the full-time temporary position of game warden must register no later than Sept. 2. The test is at 10 a.m., Sept. 6, at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s main office in Bismarck. Applicants must register to take ...