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City Manager Harold Stewart aims to bring out Minot’s best

Since coming onboard Dec. 28, Minot’s new city manager has done a deep dive into city issues to be ready to tackle state legislative priorities in the short term and strategic planning for a new city vision in the long-term. Harold Stewart II, who comes to Minot from the city manager’s ...

Minot seeks funds for Puppy Dog Coulee flood project

An aging drainage system for the Dakota Square Mall area won’t last much longer, according to engineers. Money for a more modern system is the big hurdle, and the Minot City Council took a step it hopes will address that obstacle in approving an application for a federal grant Tuesday. The ...

ND COVID-19 numbers announced on Jan. 23

COVID-19 Test Results The results listed are from the previous day. Additional data can be found on the NDDoH website. BY THE NUMBERS 7,064 - Total Tests from yesterday* 1,486,512 - Total tests completed since the pandemic began 169 - Positive Individuals from Yesterday***** 131 ...

Berthold police make drug bust

Berthold police say one pound of methamphetamine and nearly $10,000 in cash were seized after a woman was stopped along U.S. Highway 2 early Thursday for driving with an inoperable headlight. Pamella Jo Johnson, 50, Stanley, is charged in district court in Minot with Class A felony intent to ...

Christopher MacGillivray, Minot, sentenced to 20 months in prison for robbery

Christopher John MacGillivray, 50, Minot, was sentenced on Thursday to 48 months in prison, with 28 months suspended, and three years of supervised probation for punching a 34-year-old developmentally disabled man in the throat on March 21, 2020, in downtown Minot, hitting the victim’s cell ...

Michael Marlette, Minot, charged with terrorizing

Michael Kaj Marlette, 40, Minot, is accused of pointing a rifle at a woman during an argument on Wednesday and making comments about harming her or himself. The alleged victim said during Marlette’s initial appearance in court on Thursday before Judge Doug Mattson that Marlette is a ...

Challenges and Candor

How many of you have kept a scrapbook on an interesting subject? I once knew a woman who kept a matchbook cover from every restaurant she had patronized. She was near age 80 when she showed it to me, and it was massive. She had organized the matchbook covers according to states, and she had ...

Legislator seeks more help for schools in serving students with dyslexia

Having succeeded two years ago in obtaining $250,000 for dyslexia intervention services, families and their advocates in the dyslexia community are hoping to obtain at least another $250,000 to carry a 2019 pilot program through its 2023 end date. Dyslexia is defined in state law as a ...

Rugby High grad, Jeopardy contestant shines spotlight on hometown

When Rugby High graduate Josiah Jenkins appeared on Jeopardy! Jan. 13, the Glendale, California, resident made sure to give credit to the town where he grew up. Show announcer Johnny Gilbert introduced Jenkins as “originally from Rugby, North Dakota.” In an email to the Tribune, Jenkins ...

Hefty Seed yield contest raises $61,800 for local causes

MOHALL – Local farmers showed that despite a very challenging 2020 season that brought a global pandemic, difficult spring weather and an early frost, they still were able to produce impressive yields and generously give back to their communities, according to Hefty Seed Company of ...

Minot Park District to study indoor facilities

The Minot Park District is seeking an engineering consultant to conduct a study on the district’s indoor recreation facilities to guide future planning. “That’s not something that’s going to trigger a building project any time soon,” Parks Director Ron Merritt said. “We just want ...

North Dakota 3-month temperature outlook improves from one month ago

North Dakota can now expect a normal temperature pattern through March, rather than the “below normal” outlook issued by the Climate Prediction Center one month ago. One of the reasons why, says the CPC, is an “ongoing lack of snow cover.” But don’t expect a big rise in the ...

ND COVID-19 numbers announced on Jan. 22

COVID-19 Test Results The results listed are from the previous day. Additional data can be found on the NDDoH website. BY THE NUMBERS 7,334 - Total Tests from yesterday* 1,479,532 - Total tests completed since the pandemic began 196 - Positive Individuals from Yesterday***** 156 ...

Andrew Vanderstoep, Minot, sentenced for terrorizing woman

Adam Andrew Vanderstoep, 36, Minot, was sentenced on Wednesday to a year and a day in prison, all suspended but the 14 days he already served in the Ward County Jail, and two years of supervised probation for trespassing at a woman’s residence, threatening to burn down her trailer and ...

NDDOT, Nothern Plains partner in UAS program

GRAND FORKS – The North Dakota Department of Transportation has announced it is partnering with the Northern Plains UAS Test Site and other major players in the commercial Unmanned Aircraft Systems industry to execute the goals of the Federal Aviation Administration’s BEYOND ...