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Home destroyed by fire

What used to be a mobile home was reduced to charred remains as a result of a fire this past Saturday morning. The Minot Fire Department found the home fully engulfed in flames when they arrived on scene at 2:30 a.m. Saturday. The home, located at 1500 18th St. SW, Lot 75, had been vacant ...

Teacher negotiations begin

A year after contract negotiations went to impasse and the Minot Public School Board imposed a contract on teachers, the two sides are negotiating again. Last week, both sides agreed to negotiate in good faith. Business Manager Scott Moum told the teachers that the school district is in a ...

Randal Layman, Tennessee, set for trial on wildlife charges in Divide County

CROSBY – A man the state maintains acted illegally as a hunting guide for several years is scheduled to go on trial Dec. 11 in Divide County. Randal Scott Layman, Jr., Fayetteville, Tennessee is charged with four class C felony counts of exploitation of wildlife. Three similar charges ...

Cool weather with possible rain for Minot area this week

There’s an elevated chance of rain in the forecast this week for the Minot area. Two separate systems are expected to influence the region. Any rain that falls will help bring total rainfall for the area closer to the long term norm. As of Monday morning, this year’s precipitation ...

Offices closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day holiday

City of Minot and Ward County offices will be closed next Monday in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. The closures include Minot City Hall, Public Works and the Engineering Department. There will be no Minot residential garbage collection on Monday; the next pickup day for residents ...

Bridge groundbreaking set

The Souris River Joint Board has scheduled a groundbreaking ceremony for the Burlington Colton Avenue Bridge Replacement of the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project. The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, in Burlington. The ceremony will be held on the west side of the Colton ...

National Trails Day observed

National Trails Day will be observed in North Dakota State Parks on Saturday, June 1. National Trails Day is a nation-wide event that encourages everyone to head outside and be active. Here are some of the scheduled events: Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park: Annual 15k Trail Run and 5k ...

Oliver and Olivia were most popular names for ND babies born in 2018

The most popular names for babies born in North Dakota in 2018 were Oliver and Olivia. The Social Security Administration announced the top names for babies born in different states last week. In North Dakota, there were 57 boys born who were named Oliver and 63 girls born who were named ...

Terry Beaver Jr., Detroit, Mich., sentenced for delivery of oxycodone

Terry Lee Beaver Jr., 19, of Detroit, Mich., was sentenced last week in district court in Minot to a year in jail, all suspended but the 35 days he has already served, for two counts of Class B felony delivery of oxycodone in April. Beaver will also be on supervised probation for three ...

Rosa Winanz sentenced to six months for breaking fellow inmate’s nose

Rosa Maria Winanz, 29, Mandaree, will serve six months in prison for punching a woman in the face and breaking her nose on April 19 at the Ward County Jail. North Central District Court Judge Todd Cresap accepted a plea deal for Winanz on Monday that Judge Doug Mattson had rejected last ...

Pride Minot rebrands itself

Pride Minot is now known as Magic City Equality. Board members James Falcon, Christopher Dix, Shannon Krueger and Jorden Laducer all said that rebranding the organization will help it do even more to help people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or are questioning their sexual ...

Garrison’s Keith Witt volunteers to recognize, encourage other volunteers

GARRISON – You can find him conducting regular meetings of the North Dakota Fishing Hall of Fame, or maybe filling bags of popcorn at the theater on a Friday night. He’s Keith Witt, a 31-year former resident of Bismarck who moved here in 2012 following his retirement from the Bismarck ...

Two injured when pickup hits Minot house

Two Watford City residents were injured when the pickup they were in crashed into a house in the 600 block of Eighth Street NW in Minot early Sunday. Minot Police Department officers along with the Minot Fire Department and Community Ambulance responded to the site about 1 a.m., according to ...

Local gardening club helps growers share gardening ideas

The Northwest Association of Horticulture (NoAH) has been brightening the lives and gardens of its members since 1985. “It’s a lot of fun,” said Julie Budeau, a longtime member who became a passionate gardener after she retired and took a master gardening class. Budeau said membership ...

Ward County planning commission to revisit right-of-way issue

Ward County’s policy for road right-of-way dedication will get another look by its planning commission. The Ward County Planning Commission voted Thursday to direct staff to develop a proposed ordinance change addressing requirements for right-of-way dedication along township and section ...

McKinney Cemetery site for annual memorial service on May 25

TOLLEY – For over 80 years an annual memorial service has been held at the McKinney Cemetery located two miles north and one and a half miles east of Tolley. The memorial service to honor fallen veterans will be held Saturday, May 25, at 5 p.m., and is open to everyone. An identification ...

Knife River Indian Villages summer operating hours and events to begin

STANTON – New operating hours will be in effect for the summer at Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site near Stanton beginning Sunday, May 26. The park Visitor Center and the earthlodge will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. CDT. Guided tours of the earthlodge will be ...

Bismarck man dies in one-vehicle rollover

WILTON – A Bismarck man died in a one-vehicle rollover on U.S. Highway 83, five and a half miles north of Wilton on Friday. Mark Geiger, 26, died in the crash, according to a North Dakota Highway Patrol news release. The Highway Patrol said Geiger, driving a 1997 Ford pickup, was going ...

Comedian Bob Golub heads to Minot

Bob Golub has been a comedian and an actor for 40 years. He has traveled the world performing for the troops and now, on May 25, he will reach the milestone of performing in all 50 states with his Minot show. He will be performing at the Clarion Hotel starting at 8 p.m. Golub grew up in ...