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Lindsay Garner, Minot, charged with strangling boyfriend

Lindsay Courtland Garner, 33, Minot, is accused of strangling her boyfriend and throwing objects at him during a domestic altercation at a southeast Minot residence on Saturday. She is charged in district court in Minot with Class C felony aggravated assault. A preliminary hearing in the ...

Farmers Markets are returning

The North Prairie Farmers Market will be starting its 13th season on Saturday. The market will run every Saturday at the intersection of Broadway and 3rd Avenue SW from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. When asked what all the market offers, Marvin Baker of North Star Farms says diversity. With items from ...

Vickerman pleads not guilty

A detective testified Monday that Christopher Alan Vickerman, 28, had a “strained relationship” with his father, Mark Vickerman, 55, since around the time of the 2011 Souris River flood. Vickerman pleaded not guilty in district court in Minot to the May 10 Class AA felony murder of his ...

Robber strikes gas station

The Sunday afternoon robbery of the Mobil Gasoline Station at 2625 North Broadway has Minot Police believing he is the same man who robbed the Shell Gasoline Station a week earlier. Police are asking for public assistance in identifying the suspect. At 4:48 p.m. this past Sunday a call was ...

Helping veterans with health care

Sen. John Hoeven brought together officials from the Fargo Veterans Affairs Health Care System, veteran service organizations and local veterans for a roundtable where he outlined efforts to improve veteran access to local health care, treatments for post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain ...

June’s average temperature 63.5; below average moisture

The past month of June had an average temperature of 63.5 degrees, which was 0.7 degrees above the 112-year long-term average of 62.8 degrees, according to Joe Effertz of the North Central Research Extension Center, south of Minot. “Our lowest temperature of the month was 39 degrees, which ...

Dakota Square Mall announces new Sunday hours

Dakota Square Mall announces new Sunday hours following legislative repeal of the state’s Blue Law. Effective Aug. 1, Dakota Square will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. Aug. 4 will be the first Sunday with the new hours in effect. Department stores, restaurants and retailers ...

Minot City Band celebrates Independence Day

The Minot City Band, under the direction of Joseph Alme, will present a Fourth of July concert at Roosevelt Park on Thursday, beginning at 9:30 a.m. The program will be part of the City of Minot’s Independence Day activities and immediately following the patriotic program. The program will ...

Fatal motorcycle crash

A 31-year-old Minot man died from the result of injuries sustained in a single motorcycle crash in the 2200 block of 16th Street SW at 9:19 p.m. Sunday. Upon arriving on the scene Minot Police discovered the man to be unconscious and that he had sustained serious injuries. The man was ...

Stamps celebrate state, county fairs

The U.S. Postal Service is celebrating America’s state and county fairs with the issuance of four stamps. David Williams, U.S. Postal Service chief operating officer and executive vice president, will be at the North Dakota State Fair July 25 for the 11 a.m. unveiling at Stage 2. The ...

Hitting the jackpot

North Dakota players have won more than $122 million in prizes and the state general fund has taken in more than $92 million since North Dakota instituted a state lottery 15 years ago. Those figures from the latest audit as of June 2018, and the state since has had another year’s worth of ...

‘The Spirit of the Prairie’

Visitors to “The Spirit of the Plains Air Show” on July 4 in Minot will be treated to performances of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds air demonstration team and other acts. Held at the Minot International Airport beginning at 4 p.m., the air show is presented by the Dakota Territory Air ...

Kids make music at Children’s Music Academy

Children’s Music Academy of Minot owner Terri Aldrich said she wishes that something like the academy had been around when she was a child or when she was raising her own children. “Every child who reaches graduation – every child – is able to play a simple melody in any key,” said ...

Fate of Minot’s downtown gathering site rests on purchase negotiations

The location of a proposed downtown gathering place could hinge on whether the City of Minot can negotiate property acquisitions by the end of August. The city has been focused on developing an area east of the Parker Center and north of the former YMCA building, which had housed Sure ID. The ...

Thank you military members & families

Eloise Ogden/MDN The James family, at right, – Odell, Gloria (not shown), Gidonni, 8, Lorelie, 5, and Syanna, 5, – take part in Military Day at the Parks on Friday. The James family lives in Minot. Odell James is retired from the Army. Lunch for Military Day at the Parks, catered by ...

Leeann Whitebull, Minot, sentenced to two years for intent to deliver meth

Leann Valentyne Whitebull, 33, Garrison, was sentenced on Tuesday to five years in prison, with a requirement that she serve two years, followed by three years of supervised probation for intending to deliver methamphetamine in the Minot area on April 8. The sentence is concurrent with a ...

Zackery Putney, Sawyer, charged with possession of child pornography

Zackery Lee Putney, 39, Sawyer, is charged in district court in Minot with 10 counts of Class C felony possession of child pornography. According to a press release from the Ward County Sheriff’s Department, Putney had the child porn on his laptop computer and on a tablet. The ...