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Minot employers see $144 million in PPP aid

Minot employers are taking a close look at a second round of a federal Paycheck Protection Program that already has released about $144 million locally to preserve jobs. “It certainly helped us to keep the three employees we have at the shop here employed,” Artmain owner Beth Kjelson ...

Work progressing on next-gen ICBM program

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – Progress is well on its way on the next generation intercontinental ballistic missile program to replace the existing one at Minot Air Force Base and two other Air Force bases. Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) is not just the missiles but an entirely new system ...

ND COVID-19 numbers announced on Jan. 16

COVID-19 Test Results The results listed are from the previous day. Additional data can be found on the NDDoH website. BY THE NUMBERS 4,954 - Total Tests from yesterday* 1,447,746 - Total tests completed since the pandemic began 127 - Positive Individuals from Yesterday***** 88 - ...

Burgum: Statewide mask mandate to be lifted Monday

Gov. Doug Burgum said Friday that he will allow a statewide mask mandate and occupancy limits for bars, banquets, and events to expire as of 8 a.m. Monday. Burgum said he is lifting the mandates because the numbers of cases of the new coronavirus have declined in recent weeks. Burgum said ...

ND Guard, Human Services honored for suicide prevention efforts

BISMARCK – The U.S. Army recognized the North Dakota National Guard and the North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Division of Field Services on Wednesday with the 2020 Army Community Partnership Award during a virtual ceremony. The award recognizes the collaboration between the two ...

Property tax relief on Legislature’s radar

Property-tax payers could get some relief from the North Dakota Legislature this session, although it is uncertain yet what that relief might look like. Minot legislators at a Minot Area Chamber EDC virtual forum today talked about what appears to be in the pipeline in the way of property-tax ...

Department of Health reiterates priority groups; launches vaccine locator

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) reported Friday that vaccine priority groups originally announced on Dec. 31 will remain in effect. The reminder was issued in response to the federal government’s recommendation earlier this week that states expand the range of ...

NDSU Extension working to prevent opioid misuse in rural areas

Farming and ranching are businesses that often involve the entire family. So when the farm or ranch operation faces challenges such as poor growing and harvesting conditions, low commodity prices, trade wars, a shortage of livestock feed for winter or injuries, the stress affects everyone in ...

United Community Bank offers scholarship program

United Community Bank has launched its fourth annual Our Community Scholarship Program which focuses on students who believe in giving back to their school and community. According to a press release, the Our Community Scholarship Fund has been put in place to recognize and award area high ...

Pre-Diabetes program accepting registrations

Trinity Health is accepting registrations for Weigh 2 Change, a CDC-approved diabetes prevention program that helps people with prediabetes take control of their health through nutrition, exercise, and support. An informational session will be held Tuesday for people interested in learning ...

Looking back

Thirty years ago on Jan. 16, 1991, President H.W. Bush addressed the nation from the Oval Office on the beginning of Operation Desert Storm. Operation Desert Storm was the military operation to push out Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi forces from Kuwait. Earlier in August 1990 about 100,000 Iraqi ...

ND daily oil production declines slightly but above 1 million barrels

BISMARCK – North Dakota produced more than 1.224 million barrels of oil a day, according to new figures reported by the N.D. Department of Mineral Resources. The production report was released on Friday. Report figures are for November, the most recent numbers available. Numbers normally ...

Tax assistance program to begin Feb. 1

The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program will be offering its annual tax assistance program from Feb. 1 to April 15. Appointments can be made beginning Wednesday, Jan. 20, by calling 509-1446. The program will operate under new no-contact procedures this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Last ...

Changes ahead for Williston Guard unit

BISMARCK – The North Dakota National Guard adjutant general has announced force structure changes affecting the Williston-based 818th Engineer Company (SAPPER). “The National Guard Bureau is adjusting Army engineer force structure nationwide,” said Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann, adjutant ...

Marquelle Tandeski, Minot, charged with intent to deliver marijuana

Marquelle Tremayne Tandeski, 23, Minot, is charged in district court in Minot with Class B felony intent to deliver marijuana on Thursday. According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, the Ward County Narcotics Task Force obtained a search warrant for Tandeski’s apartment ...

Steven Kadoun, Minot, charged with harassing emergency personnel

Steven Jay Kadoun, 56, is accused of making 21 calls to authorities on Jan. 9 to report that people in the same house were selling drugs. On Jan. 8, he allegedly had called Minot Central Dispatch 10 times, also to report that people in the same house were using drugs. According to a probable ...

USDA awards funds for ND water, propane projects

BISMARCK – The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development has awarded $4 million in grants in North Dakota, according to Sens. John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer. The grants include: – Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians for $1.54 million through the Water and Waste program to ...

Minot Public Library increases hours beginning Monday

The Minot Public Library will be increasing its hours beginning Monday, according to a press release issued by the City of Minot. The library will now be open to the public Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The change in hours is ...

Wind and power outages

The powerful wind storm that blew through the Minot area late Wednesday through Thursday impacted more than 8,000 electrical customers. According to Xcel Energy there were 3,450 momentary power outages, 4,550 sustained outages, and more than 45 separate incidents requiring attention from Xcel ...

Outrigger Energy II completes Williams County midstream facilities

DENVER, Colo. – Outrigger Energy II LLC announced on Wednesday that it has completed construction of its Williston Basin midstream facilities project in Williams County. The assets consist of the Bill Sanderson Gas Processing Plant, a 250 MMcfd cryogenic gas processing plant located west of ...