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North Dakota State Fair annual meeting concludes in Minot

A trio of directors whose terms on the North Dakota State Fair board had expired were re-elected during the State Fair annual meeting Wednesday in Minot. Returning to the Fair Board from District 3 is Craig Zimprich, Wahpeton, representing the Southeast Region of the state. Kandi Mikkelson, ...

Fire at SW Minot home started by using propane torch near hot tub

A fire that extensively damaged a home in southwest Minot on Oct. 31 started when an occupant of the home used a propane torch to heat up a section of pipe for a hot tub, according to officials with the City of Minot’s Fire Department. An investigation showed that the fire originated near ...

Kati Thomas, Bismarck, charged with unauthorized use of credit card

Kati Marie Thomas, 33, Bismarck, is accused of unauthorized use of a credit card in July 2018. According to the probable cause affidavit filed with the district court in Minot, Thomas allegedly made a total of $240.09 in unauthorized charges at five separate businesses in Minot. Thomas is ...

Sprinklers douse apartment fire

A small fire in the Beaver Ridge Apartments was extinguished by sprinklers early Tuesday evening, resulting in minor water damage to one part of the building. The Beaver Ridge Apartments are located at 1100 North Broadway. The fire triggered the building’s fire suppression system, which ...

Minot parking ramps operate at slight profit

Minot’s downtown parking ramps are operating in the black. “We are trending slightly ahead of budget on the revenue side of things and under budget on the expense side of things,” Finance Director David Lakefield told the Minot City Council Monday. “When you look at the operations ...

Looyengas give gift of $1 million to MSU

Roger and Ann Looyenga have given $1 million to Minot State University to establish the Roger and Ann Looyenga Leadership Center. A press conference was held on Wednesday at Minot State to announce the gift. According to MSU, the gift will enable the university to develop leadership ...

ND oil & gas production declined slightly

North Dakota’s oil and gas production declined slightly compared to records set a month earlier. The state produced 1.44 million barrels of oil a day in September, according to the most recent information released on Tuesday. In August the state produced a record-setting 1.48 million ...

Release reductions scheduled throughout Missouri River system

The amount of water being released from Garrison Dam is scheduled to be reduced today. According to a release from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers office in Omaha, Neb., the amount of water being released from Lake Sakakawea through Garrison Dam will be reduced from 48,000 cubic feet per ...

Washburn & Wabek properties listed in National Register of Historic Places

BISMARCK – The Wabek Consolidated School and an archaeological site near Washburn have been listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the State Historical Society of North Dakota announces. The National Register of Historic Places is the federal government’s list of properties ...

Construction starts on wind farm

TIOGA – Enel Green Power announced Tuesday the company has started construction of the 299-megawatt Aurora wind farm in Mountrail and Williams counties. Expected to be fully operational by the end of 2020, Aurora has agreements to supply power to global apparel retailer Gap Inc. and to ...

Naqwantis Mitchell, Minot, sentenced for domestic violence

Naqwantis Trenecia Mitchell, 33, Minot, who had originally been charged with Class C felony aggravated assault, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a reduced charge of Class B misdemeanor simple assault - domestic violence. Court records show that Judge Gary Lee sentenced Mitchell to 30 days in ...

Jarrod Smith, Minot, charged with assaulting, threatening girlfriend

Jarrod Anthony Smith, 31, Minot, is accused of assaulting and threatening his girlfriend with a knife on Saturday. Smith is charged in district court in Minot with Class C felony terrorizing with a dangerous weapon, a Class C felony, and domestic violence causing bodily injury, a Class B ...

Riqoberto Munoz Garcia charged with assaulting ex-girlfriend

Riqoberto Munoz Garcia, 46, is accused of punching his ex-girlfriend multiple times and fracturing her left hand during a domestic violence altercation on Aug. 12, according to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court. He is charged in district court in Minot with Class C felony ...

Harvey Driver’s License office temporarily closed

HARVEY – The Harvey Driver’s License office is temporarily closed and will not be open today. The Harvey office will be open again on Wednesday, Dec. 18. A list of other driver’s license office locations can be found on the North Dakota Department of Transportation’s website at ...