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Jose Gonzalez, Minot, appears in court on theft of property charge

Jose Victor Gonzalez, 30, who was acquitted of robbery and fleeing from police in absentia at a jury trial last September, was apprehended by police on Friday on an outstanding charge of Class C felony theft of property dating back to Feb. 28, 2017. Gonzalez failed to appear for his scheduled ...

Minot man inducted into Dakota State Eagles Aerie Hall of Fame

Louie Rubbelke, a member of Minot Eagles Aerie #2376, was inducted into the Dakota State Eagles Aerie Hall of Fame. The induction took place at the Dakota State Anniversary held at Valley City Eagles Aerie #2192 on April 27. Rubbelke has been a member of the Minot Aerie since 1978. He is a ...

Volunteers needed to help with veterans project at cemetery

This year Honoring Those Who Served-Ministry breakfast group will be conducting its second annual spring veterans project in preparation for the Memorial Day event at Rosehill Memorial Park in Minot. Volunteers from the community are needed to help with the work. Plans are to do ...

Mandan woman killed in McIntosh County crash

BISMARCK (AP) — The North Dakota Highway Patrol says 23-year-old Mandan woman, Courtney Elizabeth Degree, has died in a car crash in McIntosh County. The patrol says the woman was thrown from the car when it skidded out of control on a Highway 11 curve west of Ashley Thursday afternoon. A ...

Daughters of Norway invite Nordic ladies to meeting

On Sunday, May 5, at 2 p.m., Nordic ladies are invited to attend the Mina Aasen 55 Daughters of Norway meeting. Author Glory Ann Monson will speak about her inspiration in writing her novel “Huldre: Journey of the Hidden Ones.” She will also reveal information about her next book. Monson ...

Attorney General says longstanding legal battle over NAWS appears ended

BISMARCK — The 2002 legal challenge to the Northwest Area Water Supply project has likely come to an end, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said Friday. In an opinion issued Friday morning, the D.C. Circuit Court ruled in favor of North Dakota and the Bureau of Reclamation, ending over 16 ...

Legislature supports flood protection, NAWS in 2019 session

The Minot region will have access to $82.5 million for flood control and $100 million for the Northwest Water Supply Project as part of state water funding approved by the Legislature and governor for the next two years. “The water commission budget bill was huge for Minot,” said Ryan ...

Charges dismissed against Ebony Nordelus, Xavier Taylor

Judge Doug Mattson agreed to dismiss multiple felony charges without prejudice Thursday against Ebony Janise Nordelus, 34, of Coral Springs, Fla., and Xavier Avanti Taylor, 26, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Nordelus was stopped for a traffic violation while she was driving a rented minivan in ...

The Shrine Circus brings another year of magical entertainment

The circus is coming to town. The Minot Shrine Circus will fill the All Seasons Arena on May 9, 10 and 11 to put on a show for all ages with acts provided by the Jordan World Circus from Las Vegas. Each day will feature different time options to give people as many chances to witness the ...

Deer season set, licenses increased

North Dakota’s 2019 deer season has 65,500 licenses available to hunters this fall, 10,350 more than last year. According to Game and Fish, antlered mule deer licenses increased by 450 from last year, antlerless mule deer by 700, antlered whitetail by 700, antlerless whitetail by 1,250, ...

ND invests $33 million in UAS infrastructure

BISMARCK – North Dakota will invest $33 million in the unmanned aircraft systems industry, Gov. Doug Burgum and the North Dakota Department of Commerce announced Wednesday. Most of the money will be used to build out infrastructure to support beyond visual line of sight operations. ...

Barrett Sogard of Williston to graduate from Naval Academy

Barrett Sogard of Williston will graduate from the United States Naval Academy on May 24. After completing four years at the Naval Academy, Sogard will graduate with a bachelor of science degree in mathematics and a minor in German. Upon graduation, he has been selected to join the U.S. ...

Bill authorizes $5B for state opioid response grants

Rep. Kelly Armstrong, R-N.D., joined three other House members in announcing a bill that would provide $5 billion in funding over five years to fight the opioid epidemic in communities across the country, according to a news release. The State Opioid Response Grant Authorization Act provides ...

Industry groups seek youth for advisory council

Recruitment is underway for a youth advisory council to provide voice, insight and vision to North Dakota’s energy and agricultural interests. Three of the state’s largest associations – The Lignite Energy Council, the North Dakota Farm Bureau and the North Dakota Petroleum Council – ...

Hess plans to expand natural gas processing capacity at Tioga plant

HOUSTON – Hess Midstream Partners LP announced on Wednesday plans to expand natural gas processing capacity at the Tioga Gas Plant at Tioga by 150 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) creating a total of 400 MMcf/d processing capacity north of the Missouri river, according to a news ...

Walk to raise awareness for missing & murdered indigenous women & girls

A walk will be held Sunday, May 5, beginning at noon at Oak Park, Minot, for National Awareness Day for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. The walk is open to the public and sponsored by the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation Office of Vice Chairman Randy Phelan who also ...

Faith United Methodist to hold ‘50s themed fundraiser for YWCA on Saturday

The Faith United Methodist Women will host a 1950s-themed fundraiser for the YWCA from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the church, located at 5900 Highway 83 North in Minot. Participants are asked to register by calling 838-1540. The registration fee is $10. The fundraiser will feature a ...

Brine released at well site near Ambrose

AMBROSE – A valve/piping connection leak caused the release of 21,672 gallons of brine at a well site near Ambrose on Tuesday. Brine, or produced water, is a byproduct of oil and gas production and consists of water from geologic formation, injection water, oil and salts. The release ...

PSC approves permit for natural gas liquids pipeline in McKenzie County

WATFORD CITY – The North Dakota Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved a siting permit for a natural gas liquids pipeline project in McKenzie County. ONEOK Bakken Pipeline, LLC, has received a permit to construct an approximately 77-mile-long NGL pipeline that would start at the ONEOK ...