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Drought continues

North Dakota has experienced it’s driest nine-month period in recorded history, and it continues with 85% of the state rated as being in “extreme” drought according to the weekly U.S. Drought Monitor. Conditions are unchanged from a week ago. The latest Drought Monitor was issued ...

Mother and son graduate at MSU

A mother and son are marking an exciting milestone today at Minot State University’s graduation ceremony. Mary Ellingson will receive a Master of Science in speech-language pathology and her son, Angus Ellingson, has completed the Advancing Students Toward Education and Employment (ASTEP) ...

Health department recommends COVID-19 vaccine for youth

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Health is recommending all adolescents aged 12 to 17 be vaccinated in keeping with new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance. On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration authorized emergency use of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine in 12- ...

Grant Dahly to achieve Eagle Scout rank

Grant Dahly will be honored for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout during a 2 p.m. Eagle Court of Honor at the Big 4 Scout Camp, 7056 54th St. SW, Minot. A reception is to follow the Court of Honor. He will become Boy Scout Troop 425 of Minot’s 98th Eagle Scout. The Congregational United ...

Emanuel Campbell, Minot, charged with hitting man in head with bat

Emanuel Lee Campbell, 35, Minot, is accused of hitting a man in the head with a wooden bat during an altercation on April 15. Campbell is charged in district court in Minot with Class C felony aggravated assault. According to the probable cause affidavit filed with the court, the alleged ...

Leisure travel leads ND air travel recovery

One year after COVID-19 concerns caused the largest monthly decline in airline passenger demand in history, North Dakota’s airports continue to recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission. The state’s eight ...

Opinon finds Surrey violated open meetings

SURREY – The City of Surrey violated North Dakota’s open meetings law Oct. 27 when the mayor read a prepared statement that was not included in the notice of the special meeting, according to an Attorney General’s opinion issued Wednesday. The city’s posted meeting notice also failed ...

City of Minot violates open records law

The City of Minot violated North Dakota’s open records law when it denied a request for interview notes created in the investigation of a former city manager, according to an Attorney General’s opinion. Last Oct. 15, the City of Minot had received a request from resident Leif Snyder for ...

Pro-life workshop set for June 9

A free Life Defenders apologetics workshop with Mike Spencer, founder and president of Project LifeVoice, will be held June 9 at Minot’s Moose Lodge. Attendees will learn how to communicate the pro-life message intelligently and graciously. The event begins with a light supper at 6 p.m., ...

BCBSND extends special enrollment period

FARGO –In response to an executive order extended by President Joe Biden on March 23, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota announced it will continue to offer a special enrollment period until Aug.15. The extension allows North Dakotans to enroll in or evaluate health care coverage. ...

Dakota College at Bottineau honors faculty and staff

Dakota College at Bottineau held its annual faculty and staff recognition luncheon April 30. Excellence awards, which are determined by peers, were presented to faculty, staff and advisers. The Faculty, Staff and Advising Excellence awards are intended to recognize and reward employee efforts ...

City of Williston accepts cryptocurrency payments

WILLISTON – The City of Williston has announced it now accepts digital cryptocurrency payments for utility bills. “We have partnered with BitPay, the largest virtual payment merchant whose partners include Microsoft and Facebook,” said Finance Director Hercules Cummings. “We are the ...

Minot accordionists take concerts online

A viral pandemic might grind much of society to a halt, but the music goes on. Rather than let COVID-19 derail his concert schedule, long-time entertainer and accordionist Jerry Schlag of Minot took his show online as soon as it became apparent in March 2020 that life was about to change. ...

Minot Central Campus students learn while testing water in Souris River

Good water quality is necessary to maintain a healthy environment. How to determine if that conclusion is true was put to the test Wednesday on a small bridge spanning the Souris River in Minot. Joe Super, Central Campus science teacher, brought his students to the river to engage in various ...

City of Minot violates open records law

The City of Minot violated North Dakota's open records law when it denied a request for interview notes created in the investigation of a former city manager, according to an Attorney General's opinion. Last Oct. 15, the City of Minot had received a request from resident Leif Snyder for ...

St. Joseph’s Community Health Foundation accepting grant applications

St. Joseph’s Community Health Foundation is currently accepting grant applications for the 2021-22 grant cycle. The deadline is Aug. 16. “The amount distributed has increased significantly with the Twice Blessed Grant Program participation. Last year $1,059,285.57 was distributed to ...

Water district receives loan for upgrades

North Prairie Regional Water District has been awarded a $3.8 million loan through the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund from the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality. The loan will assist in replacing 13.5 miles of transmission line from Logan to Velva, rehabilitatation of the ...