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Dawn Matthews, Sawyer, receives deferred sentence for growing marijuana plants

Dawn Marie Matthews, 51, Sawyer, received a deferred imposition of sentence for two years for growing marijuana plants in her residence in April. Judge Gary Lee placed her on two years of unsupervised probation, ordered her to obtain a chemical dependency evaluation, and ordered her to pay ...

Gathering place debated at town hall

Whether Minot should continue pursuit of a downtown gathering space was debated during a discussion on Minot’s National Disaster Resilience Program during a town hall meeting at Washington Elementary Thursday. Minot City Council members came to the defense of the project when questioned ...

Family Motor Coach Association donates quilts to Minot area

Brightly colored quilts of various sizes and patterns went on display Thursday at the North Dakota State Fair Center in Minot, where members of the Family Motor Coach Association are hosting their summer convention. FMCA members donated dozens of quilts that will be on display until coming ...

Burlington’s new splashpad open for families

BURLINGTON – The product of three years of planning and fundraising, a new splashpad opened in Burlington a few weeks ago. The splashpad is a joint project of the Burlington Recreation Commission, De Sour Valley Economic Development Corp. and the City of Burlington. The city developed ...

Garrison daycare gets loan for expansion

GARRISON – A Garrison child care facility was awarded funds from the North Dakota Development Fund within the Department of Commerce at the fund’s board meeting in July. Heidi Smith’s Daycare was approved for a $75,000 loan to expand the existing daycare. The NDDF partnered with USDA ...

Golf course conducts flock reduction

Approved area volunteers will be conducting a flock reduction hunt of Canada geese at the Souris Valley Golf Course today from sunrise to 1 p.m. The golf course will be closed during this time. Hunters are being required to follow all North Dakota Game and Fish regulations, U.S. Fish and ...

Kristin Keel, Donnybrook, sentenced to two weeks in jail for forgery, fraud

One-time Donnybrook park board member Kristin Marie Keel, 33, Donnybrook, will serve about two weeks in jail for setting up a fake Facebook page seeking donations for playground equipment for Donnybrook to fulfill the wishes of a supposedly sick child. Court records show that Keel pleaded ...

Sierra Moran, Minot, given deferred sentence for child neglect

Sierra Rae Moran, 31, Minot, received a deferred imposition of sentence and three years of supervised probation on Thursday for neglecting her 2-month-old son in June. Court records show that she was also ordered to obtain a chemical dependency evaluation and to pay $525 in court costs. If ...

Andrew Bruhn sentenced for stealing idling motor vehicle

Andrew Donald Bruhn, 48, will serve about two years in prison for stealing an idling Dodge Challenger RT that was parked outside the Dakota Inn in Minot on Jan. 6. Court records show that Judge Gary Lee sentenced Bruhn to five years in prison, with a requirement that he serve two years. Bruhn ...

Kory Johnson, Minot, sentenced for burglarizing storage units

Kory David Johnson, 29, Minot, was sentenced on Aug. 13 to 10 years in prison, with a requirement that he serve five years, and three years of supervised probation for a night time burglary committed in December 2018. He was also sentenced to five years in prison for theft and 360 days for ...

Ladonte Bryant, Minot, charged with strangling ex-girlfriend

Ladonte Chester Bryant, 28, Minot, is accused of strangling his ex-girlfriend, making threats against her and her mother, and violating an order prohibiting contact with her early on the morning of Aug. 9. He is charged in district court in Minot with Class C felony aggravated assault - ...

Kevin Conti, Minot, charged with terrorizing

Kevin Marcel Conti, 27, Minot, is accused of threatening a store manager with a knife following a shoplifting incident on Feb. 17. Conti is charged in district court in Minot with Class C felony terrorizing. According to the probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Conti and a woman ...

Patrisha Williams, Minot, charged with intent to deliver ecstasy

Patrisha Desirae Williams, 24, Minot, is charged in district court in Minot with possession with intent to deliver ecstasy, a Class B felony. She is also charged with possession of methamphetamine paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of a Schedule IV controlled ...

Minot AFB’s 5th Bomb Wing marks 100 years of existence

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – The 5th Bomb Wing, the B-52H Stratofortress wing at Minot Air Force Base, is going strong and today is the unit’s 100th birthday. The bomb wing’s origination dates back to Aug. 15, 1919, with the activation of the 2nd Group (Observation) at Luke Field in the ...

Sorry situation in Surrey

SURREY – Plagued with employee turnover and the council’s inability to fill positions, the City of Surrey was smacked with additional woes Tuesday when the mayor submitted a resignation letter and a council member walked out of a meeting, saying his resignation letter is coming. The ...

Eminent domain case appealed to US Supreme Court

A Burlington property owner who fought a natural gas pipeline easement is appealing the eminent domain case to the U.S. Supreme Court. The North Dakota Supreme Court on May 16 overturned the December 2017 ruling of North Central District Judge Gary Lee, who determined Montana Dakota ...

Williston STAR Fund allocates $72,000 for new beef processing plant

WILLISTON – A new beef processing plant in Williston is getting a boost from the Williston STAR Fund. The Williston City Commission approved up to $72,000 for the plant at its meeting on Tuesday, according to a news release. The grant will be used for the purchase and renovation of the ...