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Minot’s Ronning honored as educator of the year

Janae Ronning, an English Language Learner instructor at the Minot Adult Learning Center, was named educator of the year at the North Dakota Association for Lifelong Learning Virtual Fall Conference on Oct. 2. “I’m shocked, I’m honored,” said Ronning “... It’s hard to put into ...

Decoding Dyslexia North Dakota seeks to increase public awareness

The launch of a new advocacy group and introduction of a grant program for schools a year ago were steps forward for children living with dyslexia in North Dakota. Decoding Dyslexia North Dakota, a grassroots organization, formed to bring awareness and encourage children with dyslexia, said ...

Joshua Kumferman, Minot, charged with domestic violence

Joshua James Kumferman, 31, is charged in district court in Minot with assaulting a woman during an altercation early Friday morning and of violating an order prohibiting him from having contact with the alleged victim. Kumferman is charged with Class A misdemeanor domestic violence causing ...

ND Career Builders Scholarship Available at Dakota College at Bottineau

The ND Career Builders program received a $25,000 grant from Microsoft to promote enrollment in computer and information sciences and support services programs of study, according to information provided by Dakota College at Bottineau. Based on the current high-need and emerging occupations, ...

NDCPD receives grant for Living in an Adult World project

The North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities at Minot State University was recently awarded funding from the North Dakota State Council on Developmental Disabilities for the “Living in an Adult World” (LIAW) Project, according to information provided by the university. According ...

Ryder youth selected for College SAVE award

The Ward County Public Library has announced Raegan Albert of Ryder was randomly selected as the recipient of $529 put into a College SAVE account for her participation in the summer reading program. The North Dakota State Library partnered with Bank of North Dakota to bring the College SAVE ...

Local artist’s photo appears on Stonehenge website

It had been nearly 15 years since my wife, Crystal, and I were able to finally take a honeymoon together. We went on a three-country European tour of France, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. We saw an amazing amount of wonderful pieces of history, and I have many great photographs from those ...

John Bradley shares insight gained working with youth

John Bradley had been working with families in federal subsidized housing in Illinois when he started thinking about the impact of parenting on whether youth become tomorrow’s leaders – or its losers. “Many of the parents didn’t understand the magnitude,” he said. “They weren’t ...

ND COVID-19 numbers announced on Oct. 19

COVID-19 Test Results The results listed are from the previous day. Additional data can be found on the NDDoH website. BY THE NUMBERS 8,452 – Total Tests from Yesterday* 770,510 – Total tests completed since the pandemic began 662 – Positive Individuals from Yesterday***** 32,637 ...

MSU art and literature magazine to have virtual publication party, Tuesday

Minot State University literary magazine, The Coup, will have a virtual publication party at 7 p.m. Tuesday. It will be hosted via Zoom because of restrictions due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Students will share some of their work during the party. Praise Okunbor, a sophomore ...

Art teacher, photographer Aaron Michels

Aaron Michels, of Minot, teaches art at Des Lacs-Burlington High School in Des Lacs and owns Aaron Michels Photography. He has degrees in photography and art education from Minot State University. Michels was born in Mohall and has lived all over the United States. He and his wife, Crystal, ...

Farmers and friends quickly respond to personal tragedies

There was no hesitation. No lengthy consideration about what needed to be done. Just do it. In rural North Dakota, when tragedy strikes and someone is in need of a helping hand, there’s plenty available. No asking. No pleading. No explaining. It is just the way things are done. Good people ...

ND COVID-19 numbers announced on Oct. 18

COVID-19 Test Results The results listed are from the previous day. Additional data can be found on the NDDoH website. BY THE NUMBERS 7,316 – Total Tests from Yesterday* 762,083 – Total tests completed since the pandemic began 716 – Positive Individuals from Yesterday***** 31,978 ...

Colder, snowier conditions likely

Weather forecasters say this winter in North Dakota is likely to be colder and snowier than usual. That is the analysis provided by meteorologists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service. In the latest ...

ND COVID-19 numbers announced on Oct. 17

COVID-19 Test Results The results listed are from the previous day. Additional data can be found on the NDDoH website. BY THE NUMBERS 7,596 – Total Tests from Yesterday* 754,769 – Total tests completed since the pandemic began 760 – Positive Individuals from Yesterday***** 31,261 ...

ND oil production showing slight improvement

BISMARCK – North Dakota’s oil production made a small climb to 1.164 million barrels of oil a day in August, compared to July’s figure of 1.042 million barrels of oil a day. The North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources announced on Friday the most recent production figures. The ...

Annual event to highlight addiction recovery, mental health supports

Media personality and addiction specialist Dr. Drew Pinsky and New York Times best-selling author David Sheff will be featured speakers at the annual “Recovery Reinvented” event on Oct. 28. Gov. Doug Burgum and First Lady Kathryn Burgum will host the fourth annual event, which will be ...

Ward County 4-H successful at State Air Rifle Competition

Six Ward County 4-H members competed in the State 4-H Air Rifle match. The state contests were held in a postal form; youth met at several locations and mailed their scores to one location. The Minot Gun and Pistol Club was the location in Ward County for youth to shoot. Categories are split ...