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Pandemic brings smaller, subdued Memorial Day observances

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Americans settled for small processions and online tributes instead of parades Monday as they observed Memorial Day in the shadow of the pandemic, which forced communities to honor the nation’s military dead with modest, more subdued ceremonies that also remembered ...

Primary election to narrow field for ND state superintendent

North Dakota voters will have three distinct choices in the nonpartisan race for state superintendent of public instruction June 9. Three candidates are vying for two spots on the November general election ballot. Incumbent Kirsten Baesler is seeking a third four-year term. Challenging her ...

ND COVID-19 numbers announced on May 26

Positive COVID-19 Test Results Results listed are from the previous day. LAB EQUIPMENT MALFUNCTION The lab experienced a recent malfunction on two pieces of lab equipment. Out of an abundance of caution, 82 positive results will be considered inconclusive and the individuals have been asked ...

Democratic-NPL candidates target US House seat

A Minot man endorsed as North Dakota’s Democratic-NPL candidate for the U.S. House is finding the primary election campaign to be not quite what he originally expected. Zachary Raknerud has been hosting online town halls and holding virtual reality events to counter a shutdown created by a ...

Minot woman dies of accidental gunshot wound

Minot Police say the victim in a accidental shooting May 21 died Sunday in a Minot hospital. She was identified as Connie Elizabeth Rod, 37, of Minot. Police are continuing to investigate the shooting, which took place at a northwest Minot address. The initial report indicated a male ...

Police investigating fatal stabbing at Minot hotel

The Minot Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred at a northwest Minot hotel. Police were called to the scene at the Economy Hotel, 225 22nd Avenue NW around 6:45 a.m. Monday and found a male victim suffering from multiple stab wounds. Community Ambulance transported ...

Somerset courts objects to delays in getting case to Supreme Court

Somerset Court in Minot is asking a district court to vacate or amend an order that could prevent its challenge of a governor’s executive order from quickly getting to the North Dakota Supreme Court. South Central District Judge Daniel Borgen on May 18 ruled in support of Gov. Doug ...

ND COVID-19 cases announced on May 25

Positive COVID-19 Test Results Results listed are from the previous day. LAB EQUIPMENT MALFUNCTION The lab experienced a recent malfunction on two pieces of lab equipment. Out of an abundance of caution, 82 positive results will be considered inconclusive and the individuals have been ...

New Town Middle School principal recognized by president

Kara Four Bear, the principal at New Town Middle School, is one of two educators in the country to receive the Presidential Cybersecurity Education Award. According to information provided by Raffetto Herman Strategic Communications, the middle school uses a specialized curriculum that is ...

Ramstad English teacher still educating after 24 years

English class and language arts classes are considered to be core classes, but Lilly Taylor makes her classes fun for her students and they have more power of choice. Taylor was born in Sparta, Greece, and moved to Chicago with her family when she was only two-and-a-half years old. They had ...

Local gardeners return to Rainbow Gardens

Gardeners have grown fruits and vegetables at Minot’s Rainbow Gardens for decades. During the COVID-19 pandemic, gardeners of many ages are getting outside to get some fresh air and exercise. Locals Beaty and Leo Schell have rented the same garden plot for 16 years. Their plot started out as ...

ND COVID-19 numbers as of May 24

Positive COVID-19 Test Results Results listed are from the previous day. LAB EQUIPMENT MALFUNCTION The lab experienced a recent malfunction on two pieces of lab equipment. Out of an abundance of caution, 82 positive results will be considered inconclusive and the individuals will be asked ...

State offices to reopen June 1

State offices will reopen to the public on June 1, Gov. Doug Burgum announced during his regular briefing on Friday. Burgum said the offices will operate at 50 percent capacity to begin with and tele-work will be encouraged going forward for state employees. State offices will follow ...

ND COVID-19 numbers announced on May 23

Positive COVID-19 Test Results Results listed are from the previous day. INDIVIDUAL WHO DIED WITH COVID-19 · Man in his 90s from Cass County with underlying health conditions. Updated to reflect that the individual from yesterday who died with COVID was in his 90s, not ...

Western ND Honor Flight taking applications, raising funds

It may take longer for the Western ND Honor Flight for veterans to get off the ground for its flight due to COVID-19 concerns but applications are being taken and funds for the flight are continuing to be raised. Beth Bouley, Grand Forks, national mentor for the Honor Flight Network, said the ...

Dakota Cruisers to honor graduates, pay tribute to Michael Fenner

Dakota Cruisers Car Club of Minot is planning to honor graduates and pay tribute to Michael Fenner during its upcoming Wednesday night cruise on Broadway George Masters, president of the car club, said the group will honor all graduates “from pre-school to college” along with a tribute to ...

14 Trinity Health employees test positive for virus

Surveillance testing of Trinity Health employees for COVID-19 shows that a small number of staff tested positive for the virus, all of whom were asymptomatic. According to Trinity Health, nearly 500 acute care, clinic, and Community Ambulance staff were tested earlier this week as part of ...