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Remembering 75 years ago

Don Wunderlich was a helmsman on a ship with Admiral William Halsey Jr.’s Third Fleet when the Enola Gay B-29 bomber dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, 75 years ago on Aug. 6, 1945. Wunderlich, of Voltaire, said his ship, the USS Wadleigh, a destroyer, was “in the vicinity” of ...

Peaceful Peace Garden

DUNSEITH – Blooming is well under way at the International Peace Garden. The floral displays for which the facility has become so famous have had an excellent growing season due to abundant rainfall and temperatures agreeable for colorful growing. Visitation to the famed garden that ...

ND COVID-19 numbers announced on Aug. 1

COVID-19 Test Results Results listed are from the previous day. COUNTIES WITH NEW POSITIVE CASES REPORTED TODAY Barnes County – 1 Benson County – 6 Bottineau County - 6 Burke County - 2 Burleigh County - 28 Cass County – 25 Dunn County – ...

Three tribal officials charged in bribery scheme

WASHINGTON – Two current tribal government officials and one former tribal government official of the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation (MHA Nation) were charged by criminal complaint unsealed on Thursday for their alleged acceptance of bribes and kickbacks ...

Draft plan for reopening Minot schools to be released Monday

A draft plan for the start of classes later this month will be released to the public on Monday afternoon, Minot Public Schools Assistant Supt. Kim Slotsve said Friday. Slotsve said times and dates for planned virtual meetings next week with Supt. Mark Vollmer will also be announced on ...

Powers Lake, Burke County Historical Society host activities

POWERS LAKE – Put the brakes on your old furniture and head to Powers Lake for the furniture races during Powers Lake Days 2020 from Aug. 7 to 9. The Burke County Historical Society also will be holding its annual open house activities Aug. 8 and 9, including a basket silent auction and an ...

Judge turns down state’s request for continuance in upcoming rape trial

The Ward County State’s Attorney’s office made errors that resulted in Judge Todd Cresap ruling in favor of GSI defendant John Paul Moquin in various motions on Friday. Moquin, 39, has consistently maintained his innocence to the Class AA felony gross sexual imposition, Class C felony ...

County Road 16 road closure for next week

Ward County will be closing down the intersection of County Road 16 at the junction of 93rd Ave. SE and 42nd St. SE starting Monday, Aug. 3, through Aug. 7. The closure is to remove the existing intersection as the new curve and access road for the roadway realignment is completed, according ...

Verendrye and Enerbase to hold Aug. 3 ribbon cutting for fast car charger

A ribbon cutting and open house will be held on Monday, Aug. 3, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. for one of the first electric vehicle superchargers in North Dakota, according to information provided by Verendrye. The event will take place in Minot at the Enerbase Travel Plaza at 4750 Hwy. 83 North. The ...

Volunteers help ND immigrant businesses during pandemic

Culture differences, language and often other barriers can stand in the way of immigrant business owners who could benefit from assistance programs to help them navigate the new world created by COVID-19. A newly organized New American/Foreign Born/Immigrant Advisory Board to the state ...

ND COVID-19 numbers announced on July 31

COVID-19 Test Results Results listed are from the previous day. COUNTIES WITH NEW POSITIVE CASES REPORTED TODAY Benson County – 12 Billings County - 1 Burke County - 2 Burleigh County - 38 Cass County – 25 Cavalier County – 1 Dickey County - ...

Lt. Scot Redding retires from Minot Police Department

Lt. Scot Redding has retired from the Minot Police Department after 30 years, according to information provided by the MPD. Redding started his career as a police officer with the MPD in 1990. He was later promoted to senior patrol officer and then to sergeant. He was deployed to Iraq from ...

Larissa Monson, Minot, charged with intent to deliver amphetamines

Larissa Rose Monson, 33, Minot, is charged in district court in Minot with Class B felony intent to deliver amphetamines on Wednesday. According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Monson was stopped for failing to yield and failing to use her turn signal at 1:11 a.m. ...

Coty Wolverton, Minot, charged with fracturing man’s face in jail fight

Coty James Wolverton, 36, Minot, is accused of fracturing several bones in another inmate’s face during a fight at the Ward County Jail on July 5. Wolverton is charged in district court in Minot with Class C felony aggravated assault. According to the probable cause affidavit filed with ...

David Kunkel sentenced to 18 months for delivery of methamphetamine

David Robert Kunkel, 29, was sentenced on Monday to three years in prison, with a requireement that he serve 18 months, and three years of supervised probation for Class B felony delivery of methamphetamine on May 23, 2019. The sentence is concurrent with a sentence that Kunkel is already ...