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Lutheran Social Services has programs to help age gracefully

Navigating life in one’s later years can be challenging. Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota is prepared to help. LSSND will be sharing information about its aging services and volunteer opportunities at an open house in Minot in observance of May as Older Americans Month. The event ...

Women United celebrates May with book donations

More than 600 books were handed out to area school children and classrooms last week by members of Women United. Members of the organization prepared the baskets of books that were distributed. Children each received a book to take home and read with their families to help encourage reading ...

Central Campus hosts student art show

Students from Minot High School-Central Campus will have their art put on display for all to see on May 20. The student art show will take place in the new commons of Central Campus. Doors will open for the public to see the pieces at 7 p.m. The student art show will feature pieces created by ...

Local 4-H members place at 3D Archery Shoot

BISMARCK – Seven Ward County 4-H members attended the Missouri River 3D Archery Shoot in Bismarck at the Nishu Bowman Archery Complex on May 4. Categories are split up by age and type of bow the individual uses. Ages include Beginner, who are ages 8 to 10; Junior, ages 11 to 13; and ...

Hailee Jacobs charged with leasing an apartment where drug deals took place

Hailee Anne Jacobs, 28, Minot, is accused of leasing an apartment where drug deals took place and also of other drug-related offenses. According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, the Ward County Narcotics Task Force searched Jacobs’ residence at 805 18th Avenue SE, No. ...

Sky Fest over Fort Stevenson

Sky Fest welcomes kite flyers of all ages to decorate the sky over Fort Stevenson, May 25-27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fly your own kite or witness professional kite flyers as they bring in some of the largest kites currently in production. Special activities will take place each day throughout ...

Perennial flowers worth the gamble discussion

A discussion about unique and seldom used perennial flowers including “zone-pushing” perennials that are worth the work will be held May 20 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Ward County Administration Building. There is no charge to attend the discussion. Those interested should RSVP the Ward ...

Statewide active, public transportation plan completed

BISMARCK – The ND Moves Plan is complete, and the North Dakota Department of Transportation is taking comments or questions. People can review the plan document at dot.nd.gov/plans/statewide/index.html. NDDOT, along with project partners, developed the Statewide Active and Public ...

Band Day parade

Submitted Photo The Jim Hill Middle School band, which is this year’s official Governor’s Band, performs during the Williston Band Day parade Saturday in this photo by Roger Riveland.

No motive given for slaying

A police affidavit does not give a motive for the Friday shooting of Mark Vickerman, 55, in Minot. His son, Christopher Alan Vickerman, 28, is charged with Class AA felony murder in district court in Minot and faces up to life in prison without parole if he is found guilty of the charge. ...

State record fish disallowed

What was thought to be a new state record walleye caught on hook and line has been disqualified. Tom Volk of Lincoln caught the 16 pound, 9 ounce whopper measuring 32 one-half inches in length while shore fishing along the Heart River in Mandan April 22. A news release from Game and Fish ...

Casualties of USS Oklahoma

Brothers Navy Seaman 2nd Class Calvin H. Palmer, 23, and Navy Seaman 2nd Class Wilferd D. Palmer, 21, of Minot, died when the battleship USS Oklahoma, moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, was attacked by Japanese aircraft on Dec. 7, 1941. Now 78 years later, the two brothers were accounted ...

Esean Rose, Minot, charged with child neglect

Esean Deneile Rose, 28, Minot, is accused of leaving his 10-month-old son unattended in an apartment on Saturday. Rose is charged with Class C felony child neglect in district court in Minot. According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Rose and the child’s mother got ...

Jemelle Thompson is real name of man charged with delivery of heroin

A man who told police his name is Joseph Wilson is really Jemelle Antoine Thompson, 38, of Musk-egon, Mich., according to court documents. Thompson was charged with Class B felony delivery of heroin last week under the name Joseph Wilson. He posted $10,000 cash bond and returned to the Guest ...

Loaner life jackets at Upper Souris NWR

Submitted photograph Loaner life jacket stations have been placed this year at two locations on Lake Darling, at the Spillway and Grano boat ramps. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service partnered with the North Dakota Game and Fish Department for the program. “They are all youth life ...

On-going construction at Minot AFB totals $94 million

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – Minot Air Force Base has $94 million in on-going construction projects, according to Lt. Col. Matthew Altman, commander of the base’s 5th Civil Engineer Squadron. Altman gave the 2019 construction presentation at a recent Minot Area Chamber of Commerce’s Military ...

Police make arrest in fatal shooting

Minot police announced Saturday night the arrest of 28-year-old Christopher Vickerman, who is accused of shooting to death his father, Mark Vickerman, 55, of Minot. The body of the elder Vickerman was found Friday at a residence in northwest Minot. Police did not offer a possible motive in ...