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Three Nation Boxing Club makes the sport a family affair

Three rambunctious boys are running around the house getting some training in at the beginning of the day while mom prepares a healthy balanced meal and dad speaks words of boxing wisdom. This is a typical day in the Hale household. Brothers Moroni, Samuel and Kolden Hale train with their ...

Ward County 4-H members compete in crops judging events

Ward County 4-H crops judging members are traveling across the state to compete and improve their skills. In crops judging contests, contestants must identify crops and weeds by their seeds, insects, equipment and machinery, different types of crop disorders, and market grade factors for ...

Ward County 4-H members compete in 4-H Air Rifle Match

DEVILS LAKE – Four Ward County 4-H members attended the Northeast District Air Rifle Match held in Devils Lake at the World War Memorial Building on Feb. 16. Categories are split up by age to include Beginner, ages 8 to 10; Junior, ages 11 to 13; and Senior, ages 14 to 18. The equipment ...

Granville under boil order until further notice

GRANVILLE — The city of Granville woke up to a surprise Saturday as city crews and officials went around town issuing a boil order to residents. “We’ve had some water freeze ups due to frost in the ground and then from that we’ve had a water tower issue where a pump went out and ...

Historical society members excited by upcoming museum move

Plans are underway to relocate the Ward County Historical Society’s Pioneer Village Museum to its new location in Burlington, but donations are still needed to help with the costs. The historical society held its monthly meeting on Thursday evening at the Burlington City Hall, where they ...

Hoeven co-sponsors robocall legislation

Count Sen. John Hoeven as among those obviously unhappy with robocalls and particularly those linked to attempted crimes. Hoeven, R-N.D., announced Friday that he has cosponsored the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act, legislation introduced by Senators John ...

Near normal temperatures expected to return to Minot area

The Minot region apparently will escape the winter storm that is expected to dump 4-12 inches of snow in the state through tonight. The worst of the system is expected to impact the southern reach of the Red River Valley where there is growing concern of possible flooding once the spring melt ...

31st Annual International Military Ball set for April 6

The International Military Ball, a formal evening with a gourmet meal and entertainment, is planned for Saturday, April 6, at the Grand Hotel in Minot. The 31st annual black tie event kicks off with a social at 6 p.m., according to information from the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce. This ...

Anhorn sentenced to probation, suspended jail sentence, on terrorizing charge

Mark Ray Anhorn, 52, Minot, was sentenced to 360 days in jail, all suspended but the 12 days he has already served, and three years of supervised probation on Friday for terrorizing his ex-girlfriend by driving at her with his vehicle three times on Sept. 10. Judge Doug Mattson said he didn’t ...

Aaron Youngbird charged with August robbery at Guest Lodge

Aaron Lee Youngbird, 28, is charged with Class B felony robbery and Class B felony conspiracy to commit robbery in a reported attack on a man at the Guest Lodge in Minot on Aug. 17. According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, a woman invited the alleged victim to her room at ...

Judge orders psychological evaluation for GSI suspect Brandon Galonek, Minot

Judge Doug Mattson has ordered a psychological evaluation for Brandon Galonek to determine whether a lack of criminal responsibility defense might be appropriate for a charge of Class A felony gross sexual imposition. Galonek, 20, is accused of having sex with a 14-year-old girl in Minot on ...

Sawyer water back to normal

Sawyer residents are once again being supplied water by North Prairie Rural Water District, according to a press release from Larry Haug, Ward County 911 coordinator and public information officer. Haug said that work was completed late Thursday afternoon, resulting in water from North ...

February snowfall has increased runoff forecast for the Missouri River Basin.

The mountain and plains snowpack throughout the Missouri River drainage increased considerably during February, a month in which record or near-record snowfall occurred in many regions of the northern United States. Increased snowfall has led to an increased snowmelt runoff forecast for the ...

Jury trial date set for Blake Lund, Minot, on robot attack charge

He was late, but Blake Cody Lund, 37, did show up for court on Thursday on charges that he attacked a police robot with a knife on Nov. 16 and resisted arrest after being tasered and finally subdued by up to six police officers. Lund had refused to leave his jail cell Wednesday to appear for ...

Multiple accomplishments for Ward County 4-H at archery match

CANDO – Fourteen Ward County 4-H members attended the Northeast District Archery Match held in Cando at the Armory on Feb. 23. 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 Senior, ages 14 to 18. ...

Hearing continued for Jesse Azure, Belcourt, in attempted murder case

A preliminary hearing for attempted murder suspect Jesse Azure, 24, of Belcourt, has been continued until April. Azure told Judge Doug Mattson at a hearing on Thursday that he does not want defense attorney Andrew Schultz to represent him. Azure will apply for a public defender. Azure is ...

Journie Pletcher, Lansford, pleads not guilty to vehicular injury

Journie Lyn Pletcher, 20, Lansford, pleaded not guilty on Thursday to driving drunk on New Year’s Day in Minot and striking and injuring a pedestrian in Minot. Pletcher is charged in district court in Minot with criminal vehicular injury and failing to report or render aid in an accident ...

Iraq, Afghanistan war veteran to speak at Vietnam Veterans Celebration

Christopher Thomas Swiech, a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom from Minot, will be the guest speaker at the eighth annual Vietnam Veterans Celebration in the Grand Hotel, Minot, on March 29 from 5-7 p.m. The event is open to everyone. Other taking part in the ...