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Ward County Historical Society to meet tonight

The Ward County Historical Society will hold its regular meeting today at 6:45 p.m. at the museum on the North Dakota State Fairgrounds. Members of the public are invited to attend. The historical society will likely continue to discuss potential plans for relocating the museum off the ...

Bridge lessons to be offered

The Minot Duplicate Bridge Club will be hosting “Intro to Bridge” lessons beginning Oct. 27. The lessons are a chance to learn the game or learn some new tricks. According to Maye Jones, who will be instructing the lessons, bridge is one of the most popular card games in the word, ...

Matraca Danielson, Minot, charged with possession with intent to deliver meth

Matraca Rae Danielson, 27, Minot, is charged with Class B felony possession of intent to deliver methamphetamine in district court in Minot and other drug charges. According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Danielson and Erica Monique Requejo, 39, Minot, were passengers in ...

Andrew Schell, Minot, charged with possession of stolen firearm

Andrew Allen Schell, 25, Minot, is accused of being a felon in possession of a stolen firearm on June 7. Schell is charged in district court in Minot with two Class C felonies. According to the probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Schell’s home was searched in June regarding an ...

Michael Schell sentenced for stealing brass caps from Housing Authority

Michael Earl Schell, 29, Minot, received a two year suspended sentence and two years of supervised probation for removing brass sprinkler caps from pipes at the Minot Housing Authority on Nov. 18, 2017. Schell later sold the brass caps for $40.30 to Continental Metals. The cost of replacing the ...

County approves budget

A $53 million Ward County budget approved by commissioners Tuesday includes no property-tax increase for 2019 but adds a second part-time veterans service officer. Commissioners shifted money within the budget to fund another veterans officer while keeping the levy nearly steady. The tax on a ...

Planning for future of Minot schools

School board members and administrators put their heads together at a retreat Monday to try to come up with a solution for anticipated overcrowding in the Minot Public Schools. “Everything is on the table,” Superintendent Mark Vollmer told the group. Projections show that the larger ...

Robbery suspect remains at-large

The man identified as committing a robbery in the city remained at-large late Tuesday as new details of the crime have emerged. According to an affidavit filed in North Central District Court in Minot, Quantdre Mersier, 25, Minot, was identified as the perpetrator of a robbery that occurred ...

City creates economic development framework

Economic development in Minot took a new turn Monday with the Minot City Council’s approval of the initial framework for implementing findings of a professional study. The Technical Assistance Report authored by the international Economic Development Council offered a strategy for launching ...

Doubled fees raise questions

A 100 percent surcharge on building permit fees in Minot’s extra-territorial area will be getting a second look from the Minot City Council after a resident brought it to the council’s attention Monday. “I along with the other property owners incur a huge price on our building permits ...

Minot Camera Club kicks off the season

The Minot Camera Club has begun its 2018-19 season with their first rounds of competitions and meetings. The club meets twice a month from September to May on the first and third Mondays. This year, though, the club has brought in a new meeting and competition format for members. In previous ...

David Blue, New Town, charged with simple assault on a correctional officer

David Ellis Blue, 25, New Town, is accused of biting the knuckle of a Mountrail County Jail Correctional Officer when she was trying to subdue him at the jail on Sept. 7. He is charged with a Class C felony in district court in Mountrail County. According to the affidavit filed with the court ...

Natonie Decoteau sentenced to prison for theft

Natonie Ann Decoteau, 37, will serve about two years in prison on multiple theft charges. Court records show that Judge Richard Hagar sentenced her on Tuesday to five years, with a requirement that she serve the two years, followed by three years supervised probation for a Class B felony ...

State sets voting ID requirements

North Dakotans are encouraged to ensure they have valid voting identification to bring to the general election polls Nov. 6. The same federal and state laws apply to all qualified electors of North Dakota with the exception that tribal members have more forms of identification and ...

Three Affiliated Tribes received $325,000 federal grant

NEW TOWN – The Three Affiliated Tribes were awarded $325,000 to support the Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program. The award was among more than $2.5 million in federal grants from the U.S. Department of Justice to continue supporting several justice programs in North Dakota, according to ...

Alexander man dies in three-vehicle collision

WILLISTON – An Alexander man died in a three-vehicle collision on U.S. Highway 85, four miles south of Williston, on Monday. The North Dakota Highway Patrol said Terry Lynn, driving a 2015 GMC pickup, James Whitcomb, 50, Williston, driving a 2015 Freightliner, and Monte Wissel, 40, ...

Grocery tour to focus on heart health

Trinity Health’s Nutrition Services Department will offer a grocery store tour on heart health Oct. 9 from 2 to 3 p.m. at MarketPlace Foods at 1930 S. Broadway. Trinity Health Outpatient Dietitian Kayla Cole will offer tips on label reading and on which foods to eat more of and which foods ...

City to seek public input on landfill plans

The City of Minot will host a public input meeting on Oct. 11 to gather information about the future of the city’s landfill operations. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Room 301 of the Minot Municipal Auditorium. City staff will conduct a presentation, followed by a comment session ...