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Hostfest canceled, to resume in 2021

Minot’s Hostfest will not be held this year. The president of the internationally renowned Scandinavian festival, David Reiten, made the announcement Wednesday morning. “The Norsk Hostfest board of directors has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 festival,” said Reiten. ...

Stenehjem cautions North Dakotans about coronavirus-related scams

North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem is cautioning North Dakotans to be on the lookout for scam artists taking advantage of the current Coronavirus emergency to find new victims. The Consumer Protection division warns that other states have already seen scams using the Coronavirus, ...

Supreme Court issues emergency order

The North Dakota Supreme Court has issued an order in response to the coronavirus pandemic According to the order, all jury trials in state courts will be suspended until April 24. Courts will be allowed to continue holding non-jury proceedings to the extent possible. The court advises ...

School Nutrition Program

On Wednesday, Minot Public Schools served nearly 1,241 meals to students in the community. Meal service will continue for the remainder of the week at Longfellow, Washington, Sunnyside, Perkett, Roosevelt, and Magic City Campus, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. They will also be delivering meals to ...

ND oil production declines slightly – again

BISMARCK – North Dakota oil production decreased slightly again according to new numbers released by the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources on Tuesday. In January the state produced more than 1.42 million barrels of oil a day compared to 1.47 million barrels of oil a day in ...

Minot man runs as Libertarian for governor

A Minot man has been endorsed as the Libertarian candidate for North Dakota governor. DuWayne Hendrickson was selected to run on the party’s ticket this past weekend. Joshua Voytek of Fargo was chosen for lieutenant governor. Mattie Richardson-Schmitz of Sheldon, in southeastern North ...

Destiny Allen, Minot, charged with maintaining a drug house

Destiny Naeeba Nafisatou Allen, 25, Minot, is charged in district court with a Class C felony for allegedly maintaining a home where drug dealers have been selling drugs. She was charged after three of her housemates were charged with drug dealing offenses last week. Tyrek Kevon London, 22, ...

City of Minot closes buildings to public without appointments

The City of Minot will close most of its buildings to the general public unless visitors make an appointment, effective noon today (Thursday). All City services will continue to operate at this time, the City of Minot announced. The decision in response to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic ...

Ward County flood map designed for user friendliness

A user-friendly map for viewing the preliminary base flood information proposed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency is now available online through Ward County. The county highway department developed the map to make it easier for residents to access information. The map is available ...

Postponements, Cancellations and other Announcements due to COVID-19

- Credit union lobby closing The lobby of GEM Federal Credit Union, Minot, will be closed as of Wednesday, March 18. - Further visitor restrictions at Trinity Homes, Minot In accordance with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the North Dakota Department of Health, ...

Minot City Council delays action on city hall

The M Building is fading from consideration for a new Minot city hall, but the former Wells Fargo building wasn’t an automatic choice for city council members Monday. The Minot City Council put a 30-day hold on making a decision while asking staff to research expansion of the existing city ...

2020 Norsk Hostfest canceled

Norsk Hostfest announced today the 2020 festival will be canceled. The Norsk Høstfest Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 festival. This step has been taken due to uncertainty over the COVID-19 virus and its global impact, both now and in the fall. The ...

One more case of COVID-19 confirmed in ND for total 7 cases

Gov. Doug Burgum announced at a news conference late this afternoon that one more case of COVID-19 has been confirmed, bringing the total number for the state to seven. The latest case is a female, ages 10-19, who lives in Morton County. Earlier it was announced another Morton County resident, ...

Update from Mark Vollmer, Superintendent of Minot Public Schools

March 17, 2020 To: District Patrons, Minot Public Schools From: Mark Vollmer, Superintendent RE: Recent Updates “In the midst of every crisis, lies a great opportunity.” Albert Einstein We were notified of an additional COVID-19 diagnosis in Ward County today, and a case confirmed in ...

ND health officials confirm two more cases of COVID-19

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Health on Tuesday confirmed two more cases of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in residents from Cass and Ward counties. The individual from Cass County has a history of international travel; the public health investigation continues in both ...

Border Patrol takes precautions against coronavirus

The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol are also taking precautions to protect people from the coronavirus, according to a press release from the regional office. “U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s highest priority is to ensure the health, safety and security of our workforce and the ...

Ward County team wins 4-H Crop Judging Contest

A Ward County team placed first in the junior division of the North Dakota state 4-H crop judging contest, according to NDSU Agriculture Communication. Team members are Mark Schauer and Daylon Yanish of Carpio, and Abby Finke of Berthold. The team is coached by Kelly Finke. The contest was ...

Bottineau ski team athletes compete at Junior Championships

BOTTINEAU – Bottineau Winter Park Ski Team athletes returned from the Junior Championships in Colorado with some honors and some disappointments. The coronavirus precautions at the end of the championships led to the cancellation of one of U14 category skier Camille Deschamp’s strongest ...

New State Historical Society of ND director named

BISMARCK – Bill Peterson of Flagstaff, Ariz., has been named the new director of the State Historical Society of North Dakota, according to the agency’s board of directors. Currently, Peterson is vice president of collections and education with the Arizona Historical Society in ...