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Norsk Høstfest to start next week

“Pure Scandimonium” will return to Minot from Sept. 25 to 28 when the Norsk Høstfest is held at the State Fair Center in Minot. Norsk Høstfest Association President David Reiten said the festival will focus strongly on Scandinavian heritage, from vendors to crafters to performers. A ...

Back to School tour

U.S. Department of Education Deputy Secretary Mitchell “Mick” Zais told administrators and staff at Minot High School-Magic City Campus on Friday that he understands the value of offering different education options for different kinds of students. Zais held the rank of Brigadier General ...

Snag a piece of Riviera remains

Chris Lindbo came to understand the popularity of the former Riviera Lounge in Minot while handing out bricks this past week. Lindbo said he gave away 20 to 30 bricks to memorabilia seekers during the demolition of the building near Oak Park that housed the bar for many years. The building ...

Sunnyside celebrates teacher of the year finalist Sara Medalen

Sunnyside Elementary students cheered, sang and danced on Friday afternoon in honor of their teacher, reading and math interventionist Sara Medalen, who is a finalist for the 2020 North Dakota Teacher of the Year Award. Medalen, who was also last year’s Minot Education Association teacher ...

59th Annual Makoti Threshing Show set for Sept. 27-29

Take a step back in time to enjoy a pioneer prairie harvest during the 59th Annual Makoti Threshing Show Sept. 27-29 in Makoti, N.D. This year’s featured tractor is the Case, according to a press release. A “Tractor Trek” will kick-start the event on Friday. The tractors will assemble ...

MSU Summer Theatre celebrating success, planning renovation

Ironically, the classic “Beauty and the Beast” was not originally in the plans for Minot State University Summer Theatre’s 54th season, which just ended in August. Instead, another production had been planned and complications led to ‘Beast’ being the season capper. The irony is ...

Patrisha Williams, Minot, sentenced to 18 months for intent to deal ecstasy

Patrisha Desirae Williams, 24, Minot, was sentenced on Thursday to three years in prison, with a requirement that she serve 18 months, and three years of supervised probation for possession with intent to deliver ecstasy on Aug. 9. North Central District Court Judge Richard Hagar also ordered ...

Hayden Erickson, Plaza, charged with possession of stolen truck

Hayden Cole Erickson, 21, Plaza, is accused of being in possession of a stolen white Ford F550 flat bed truck with a fuel tank in the back on Tuesday. Erickson is charged in district court in Minot with Class A felony possession of stolen property valued at more than $50,000. According to ...

Police seeking runaway

Police are seeking a 17-year-old runaway boy. Jericho Crissler was last seen in northwest Minot on Wednesday, Sept. 4, when he was previously located as a runaway. He ran away again shortly after he was located and has not been seen since. Crissler is a Native American male, approximately 6 ...

Surrey schedules special election

SURREY – The City of Surrey will be scheduling a special election in December to elect a mayor and fill a council seat. Mayor Jason Strand resigned in August, creating a vacancy in the position. The election will fill the two years remaining in the term. The city also received a recall ...

Hazen man killed in motorcycle crash

Gary Dukart, 61, Hazen, was killed when he struck an animal on Tuesday night 11 miles northeast of Center, lost control of his Harley-Davidson and was thrown from the motorcycle, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Dukart, who was not wearing a helmet, was dead at the scene. The ...

Mountrail County installs new alert sirens

STANLEY – Ten new weather and fire sirens have been recently installed throughout Mountrail County, according to the Mountrail County Sheriff’s Office. Communities receiving new sirens are Palermo, Ross, White Earth, Parshall and Plaza. New Town received two new sirens. Parshall Bay and ...

ND Petroleum Council presents awards

WATFORD CITY – During its annual meeting this week, the North Dakota Petroleum Council recognized members of the industry who demonstrate excellence in safety, community engagement and environmental stewardship. Fortis Energy Services Inc. received the Excellence in Safety Award for its ...

Human Services alerts SNAP households of telephone scam

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Human Services is alerting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program households about a telephone scam that is targeting program benefits, according to a press release from the department. The program helps qualifying low-income households buy ...

Human Services to hold public hearings

The North Dakota Department of Human Services will host a series of community meetings to gather input on the development and implementation of a new Medicaid 1915(i) state plan amendment to expand home and community-based behavioral health services for children and adults. During the 2019 ...