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Complaint seeks absentee voting option on Fort Berthold

NEW TOWN – Two enrolled tribal members have filed for an injunction to delay the final vote count in the Three Affiliated Tribes election Tuesday. Raymond Cross of Tucson, Ariz., and Marilyn Hudson of Parshall seek a tribal court order directing the Three Affiliated Tribes business council ...

Heitkamp campaign comes to Minot

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp’s final day of her “Bring it Home, Heidi!” statewide tour to 20 communities will bring her to Minot Monday. The Minot Get Out the Vote Rally will be held at 11:30 a.m. at IBEW Local 714, 125 35th Ave. NE.

City sets legislative priorities

The continued four-laning of the U.S. Highway 83 Bypass rose to a legislative priority of the Minot City Council following a state decision to push back completion of the project. A two-year project to four-lane the southern portion of the bypass between U.S. Highway 2 & 52 and Fourth ...

Magical Medora Christmas tour back for fourth year

“It’s a Gift” is the theme as the magic of Medora takes to the road for a fourth holiday travelling show with stops in 24 communities including shows at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4 and 5 at Ann Nicole Nelson Hall at Minot State University. This year’s show, featuring five popular performers with ...

Amanda Warbitsky, Minot, sentenced to probation on child abuse charge

Amanda Jo Warbitsky, 37, Minot, was sentenced Friday to two years in prison, all suspended but the six days she already has served in the Ward County Jail, and two years of supervised probation on a Class C felony child abuse charge. Warbitsky had admitted to shaking her 13-year-old son on ...

Joseph Rosado, Bottineau, charged with sexual assault

Joseph Emmanuel Rosado Arguinzoni, 19, Bottineau, is charged with Class A felony gross sexual imposition in district court in Bottineau. According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Rosado allegedly sexually assaulted a 19-year-old woman in her dorm room following a party on ...

Paul Henrikson charged with Class C felony criminal trespass

Paul Martin Henrikson, 49, who is already facing multiple felony charges in district court in Minot, was arrested on a charge of criminal trespass on the morning of Oct. 31. According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Henrikson walked uninvited into a home in Minot at 7:03 ...

Hunter Vicenti, Minot, charged with simple assault – domestic violence

Hunter Daniel Vicenti, 32, Minot, is accused of beating and biting his ex-girlfriend during a dispute early Thursday morning. He is charged with Class A misdemeanor simple assault - domestic violence in district court in Minot. According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, ...

‘Thank You For Your Service” to be shown at MSU

The Minot State University Veterans Center will present the film, “Thank You For Your Service” on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in Aleshire Theater on the MSU campus. The film is about a group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq and their struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life ...

Maximize Minot

People are being encouraged to put themselves in the “I” of Minot as part of the newly launched Maximize Minot campaign to shop, hire and invest locally. The Maximize Minot committee of the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce held a news conference Thursday to kick off the campaign. One of the ...

SHPO clears Minot to move forward with gathering place project

The City of Minot announced Thursday that the city has received approval from the North Dakota State Historic Preservation Officer to proceed with the downtown gathering place project. The approval means the city will have no restrictions on the uses and disposition of the property and ...

Ready or not, here it comes

It had to happen sooner or later. The National Weather Service says the Minot area, and a good portion of the state, will get its first accumulation of snow beginning later today and continuing into Saturday. A Winter Weather Advisory was issued by the NWS late Thursday afternoon, meaning ...

Hvetevefting, or wheat weaving

Objects made from dried straw or the practice of wheat weaving, or ‘corn dollie plaiting’ as it is known in England, is known to have been practiced in early civilizations throughout Europe, Asia and South America. Harvest rituals occurred in many countries where grain was grown, in ...

Robert Kaufman, Minot, pleads not guilty to possession of child porn

Robert Kaufman, 32, Minot, entered a not guilty plea Thursday to a Class C felony charge of possession of child pornography in district court in Minot. According to testimony given by Minot Police Patrolman Jordan Froehlich during a preliminary hearing, a woman told police that Kaufman, who ...

Judge lowers bond to $50,000 for Scott Flood, Bowbells

Judge Gary Lee agreed to lower bond to $50,000 cash or corporate surety for Scott Andrew Flood, 29, of Bowbells, who has been held at the Ward County Jail for nine months on a charge that he beat and raped a woman working as a prostitute at the Sleep Inn in Minot on Feb. 19. Ward County ...