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Less water for Sakakawea

Citing well-below normal precipitation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has again reduced the projected Feb. 28, 2021, water level for Lake Sakakawea. The annual target level for Lake Sakakawea is 1,837.5 feet, which is the top of the carryover multiple use zone. The latest projection ...

Judge ends languishing lawsuit

A federal court has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a strip club that sued the City of Minot in 2017 over zoning restrictions. U.S. District Judge Charles Miller dismissed the case Sept. 28 due to lack of response by Envy Gentlemen’s Club regarding the status of the case. The case ...

Bond set at $1 million for LaGregory Kollock in attempted murder case

Bond was set at $1 million cash or corporate surety on Tuesday for LaGregory Keon Kollock, 32, Minot, who is accused of shooting another man in the face on Saturday. Kollock made an initial appearance in court on Tuesday before Judge Richard Hagar. Kollock told the judge he plans to plead ...

FFA students win awards

Minot High School FFA members received awards at the District II competition held Tuesday in Minot. Officers on the parliamentary procedure team received gold ribbons and placed second and will compete at the state competition in November. Officers include president Aaron Bahnsen, vice ...

VFW and VFW Auxiliary sponsors scholarship contests

Minot Veterans of Foreign Wars and Auxiliary is inviting students to participate in scholarship contests. The Voice of Democracy contest theme this year is “Is this the country the founders envisioned?” Students in grades 9-12 are asked to record an original three to five minute essay on ...

Minot State hosts virtual 2020 homecoming

With the slogan, “Doing our dam’dest to keep everyone healthy,” the Minot State Alumni Association is hosting various online events during what was originally scheduled as Homecoming week, Oct. 5-11, according to information provided by Minot State. “This isn’t the celebration we ...

Minot Y’s Men’s Rodeo canceled

Minot Y’s Men’s Rodeo has been canceled. The annual rodeo was scheduled for Oct. 9-11 at the State Fair Center in Minot. In a news release issued by Paul Kramer, YMCA board president, Roger Mazurek, YMCA executive director, and Randy Schwan, vice president of Mission Integration at Trinity ...

Police designate donations for drone program

A donation from a group of electrical companies could help the Minot Police Department acquire its first drone, but the Minot City Council is requiring the department to prepare a policy for drone operation before making any purchase. Eight companies contributed to an $8,000 grant to police: ...

Teacher of the Year talks teaching during coronavirus

Kristi Reinke, a social studies teacher at Jim Hill Middle School, said in an emailed interview that she is honored to have been named the State Teacher of the Year last month. “It is very humbling to be named ND Teacher of the Year,” she said. “I have so many co-workers and teacher ...

Council considers public mask policy for city buildings

Visitors to Minot City Hall and other city-owned buildings aren’t being required to mask up just yet, but city council members are considering a policy. The council tabled a motion Monday that would have required visitors to wear masks. It gives members more time to determine what a policy ...

ND COVID-19 numbers announced on Oct. 6

COVID-19 Test Results The results listed are from the previous day. Additional data can be found on the NDDoH website. BY THE NUMBERS 6,103 – Total Tests from Yesterday* 673,003 – Total tests completed since the pandemic began 503 – Positive Individuals from Yesterday***** 24,364 ...

Wells Fargo teams up with Habitat for Humanity to build affordable housing

The Wells Fargo Foundation has awarded Habitat for Humanity Northern Lights a $15,000 grant to build an affordable home in Minot. The funding is part of an $8.1 million donation to Habitat for Humanity International for capacity building and direct mission support to build, renovate and repair ...

Minot State University to honor recipients with Golden Awards

The Minot State University Alumni Association will honor four individuals with the Golden Award and one with the Young Alumni Achievement Award in 2020, according to the information provided by the university. The 2020 honorees include Chuck Barney, Josh Duhamel, Terry (Ferebee) Eckmann and ...

Facility closures at Government Bay on Lake Sakakawea scheduled to reopen

RIVERDALE - UPDATE: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District announced that the City of Riverdale was in process of completing repairs today, and that access will be restored tomorrow, Oct. 7, to the Government Bay Recreation Area on Lake Sakakawea. The temporary closure of the ...

Weather station upgrades to improve snow moisture measuring

FARGO – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded the North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network (NDAWN) a $6.4 million, five-year contract to retrofit existing stations and build new stations across North Dakota. NDAWN, which is part of North Dakota State University’s North Dakota ...

Students can enter Wreaths Across America essay contest

Wreaths Across America is developing an annual essay contest for all students grades 9 - 12. Any student interested in participating will need to send a letter to Wreaths Across America, 1738 35th Ave. SE, Minot, ND 58701 and an application with instructions for participating will be sent ...

FEMA accepting comments on guidance for fixing roads

BISMARCK – The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency is accepting public comment on its inundated and submerged roads policy. “It’s good FEMA is willing to listen to and work with North Dakotans,” said Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-ND. “Recent flooding made many of our roads completely ...

LaGregory Kollock, Minot, charged with attempted murder, terrorizing

LaGregory Keon Kollock, 32, Minot, is accused of brandishing a firearm and threatening one man on Saturday and then of shooting a second man in the face at 6:33 p.m. on Saturday. Kollock is scheduled to make an initial appearance in district court in Minot today on charges of Class A felony ...

Madison Keane, Minot, charged with driving into man with vehicle in August

Madison Grace Keane, 22, Minot, is accused of running into a man with her vehicle on Aug. 24, striking him in the elbow and leaving him with a three-inch burn on his arm. The alleged victim refused medical treatment after the incident, according to a probable cause affidavit filed with the ...