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Colder now, warmer later

The warmer than usual temperatures that prevailed over much of the Minot region earlier this winter may not return for several weeks. The Climate Prediction Center issued their monthly long-range forecast update Thursday, saying the warm weather pattern over much of the United States “flipped ...

Derrick Walker charged with criminal mischief, fleeing police

Derrick Eugene Walker, 25, Louisville, Ky., is accused of crashing his car into a snowbank and several trees in New Town and running away from the accident on Wednesday. Walker is charged with Class C felony criminal mischief and Class C felony fleeing a police officer, a Class A ...

Special recognition

Richard Reuer, a member of the William G. Carroll Post No. 26 of the Minot American Legion, will be presented with the 2018 Department Commander’s Award during the North Dakota American Legion Winter Conference in Minot later this month. The award will be presented to Reuer by Karen Meier, ...

Applicants sought for Shively nursing scholarship

Calling all students in the Rugby area who are preparing to pursue a nursing career. A scholarship opportunity has opened up. The Carol Shively Memorial Scholarship is searching for students to apply. The $500 annual scholarship is administered by the Good Samaritan Health Services Foundation ...

Minot boardings up

Airline boardings at Minot International Airport were up 5.9 percent in 2018, or nearly 8,500 more passengers, according to year-end figures from the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission. The commission reported North Dakota’s eight commercial service airports finished calendar year 2018 ...

No funding shift

The State Water Commission says revenue projections – and not a desire to shift money to Fargo – prompted its recommended $70 million in state funding for Souris River flood control in the 2019-21 biennium. Last week, Minot City Manager Tom Barry told the Minot City Council that the $70 ...

City makes progress in addressing spot blight

The City of Minot purchased two blighted valley properties this month through a program developed to ensure the long-term stability and resilience of neighborhoods impacted by the 2011 Souris River flood. The purchase of homes through the Spot Blight Program was approved by the Minot City ...

City police still investigating fire at Kenmare’s Danish Windmill

Law enforcement officers are still seeking tips about a suspected arson at the Danish Windmill in Kenmare on Sunday. Kenmare police chief Allisha Britton said Wednesday that the fire caused some structural damage to the inside supporting beams and fire damage to the wood on the inside. ...

Fertilizer prices projected to be up this spring

Farm chemicals could take a bigger bite out of agriculture production profits this year. Andrew Swenson, farm management specialist, said urea and anhydrous ammonia prices are up about 20 percent over last year. Prices of other fertilizers also are up to a lesser extent. It’s a global ...

Special Olympics North Dakota to be held in Bottineau

Let the Games being! The Special Olympics North Dakota (SOND) has announced that they will be setting up in Bottineau at the Bottineau Winter Park for the 2019 State Winter Games. On Jan. 25 and 26, over 80 athletes will compete. The State Winter Games will include the sports of Alpine ...

Energy company awards STEM Felowship to Williston teachers

WILLISTON — Two Williston educators have been selected for the Equinor STEM Education Fellowship. Equinor, through the Equinor North Dakota Charitable Fund held by the Northwest North Dakota Community Foundation, announced Brandi Mehlhoff and Audrey Angelo were chosen for the program, ...

Matthew Felan, Minot, sentenced for child endangerment

Matthew Marvin Felan, 35, Minot, was given a suspended sentence and two years of supervised probation on Wednesday for exposing his three adolescent children to marijuana in August 2018 and for trying to flush the marijuana down the toilet when Ward County Narcotics Task Force officers arrived ...

Jacob Wangrud-Eberhardt, Minot, charged with intent to deliver methamphetamine

Jacob Ray Wangrud-Eberhardt, 19, is accused of intent to deliver methamphetamine on Monday at the Guest Lodge. He is charged in district court in Minot with Class B felony possession of meth with intent to deliver, Class C felony possession of heroin, Class C felony possession of LSD, Class B ...

Ceremony to honor four Army chaplains

Honoring Those Who Served-Ministry breakfast group of Minot will hold a ceremony for the 76th anniversary of the four Army chaplains who met their final death on Feb. 3, 1943, during World War II. The ceremony will be conducted at Trinity Homes, Minot, on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 3 p.m. in the ...

AARP Tax Aide sites open Feb. 1

AARP Tax Aide sites across North Dakota will open Feb. 1. The Minot site in the American Legion at 1949 N. Broadway will be open from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. Appointments are available by calling 509-1446. This free service is available to low- and ...

Farm Service Agency staff to return to work on specific days

Farm Service Agency offices in Bottineau, Carson, Cavalier, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Hillsboro, Jamestown, LaMoure, Langdon, Linton, Mandan, Minot, Mott, Park River, Selfridge, Towner and Williston will open on Jan. 17-18 and Jan. 22 to provide essential services, including ...