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First baby of 2020 at Trinity Hospital

A Bottineau couple are the parents of the first baby born in 2020 at Trinity Hospital in Minot. The baby boy, named Clark, is Meghan and Joe Kjelshus’ fourth child. He was born at 9:40 a.m. on Wednesday, weighing 6 pounds, 13 ounces, a Trinity official said. Dr. Heather Bedell is the ob/gyn ...

2019 wraps up with slightly higher temp than long-term average

2019 came to a close with the month of December’s average temperature slightly higher than the long-term average. “This past month of December, we had an average temperature of 16.4 degrees which was 3.1 degrees above the 112-year long-term average of 13.5 degrees,” said Joe Effertz of ...

Two ND properties listed in National Register of Historic Places

BISMARCK – A church and a bank have been listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register of Historic Places is the federal government’s list of properties it considers worthy of preservation and recognition. North Dakota nominations are coordinated by the State ...

Williston man dies in crash near New Town

NEW TOWN – The North Dakota Highway Patrol has identified a Williston man who died in a crash on Monday of two truck tractors pulling semi-trailers on N.D. Highway 1804, 15 miles north of New Town. Jemond Petersen II, 28, driver of one of the vehicles, died in the crash. The other driver, ...

NDSU Extension hosting Alzheimer’s webinar

Anyone interested in learning about Alzheimer’s disease will have an opportunity to attend a free webinar that North Dakota State University and South Dakota State University Extension are hosting Jan. 8. The Alzheimer’s Association’s Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter will present the ...

NDSU Extension to hold Farm and Ranch Youth Stress Workshop

Stressors specific to the agriculture industry and helping farm and ranch youth will be the focus of a workshop that North Dakota State University Extension, Eyes on the Horizon and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture are teaming up to hold on Jan. 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. The workshop is for ...

Discovery Center’s Noon Year’s Eve ends with balloon drop

Fun and learning took place Tuesday as Magic City Discovery Center held its fourth annual Noon Year’s Eve party for kids in Swain Hall at Minot State University. Approximately 200 people attended this year, having fun at several stations based around Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, ...

ND Risk Assessment Mapservice offers flood risk data

A new online mapping tool means convenient and free access to flood risk information for North Dakota residents and communities. North Dakota Risk Assessment Mapservice and Base Level Engineering is the result of two years of work conducted through the State Water Commission. The online tool ...

Favorable forecast to start the New Year

The weather forecast for the beginning of the New Year calls for warmer than usual temperatures today through the weekend. Not tropical, mind you, but much better than the alternative. While the record high of 50 degrees for New Year’s Day in Minot is certainly not in jeopardy of begin ...

Fun on ice

The Maysa Arena holds public skating throughout the week, all year round, for all ages. Sometimes the facility has public skating multiple times in one day. Several families took advantage of their winter break afternoon on Monday. Some were skating for the first time, like Aryia and Ayden ...

Children’s Health Insurance Program increases access to benefits

BISMARCK — About 2,000 qualifying North Dakota children enrolled in the Children’s Health Insurance Program will transition to traditional Medicaid coverage and have access to more health and dental benefits beginning today. This change will happen automatically, and families can expect a ...

Arielle Hardin, Minot, charged with possession of stolen trailer

Arielle Hardin, 28, Minot, is accused of being in possession of a stolen trailer on Dec. 14. She is charged with Class C felony possession of stolen property in district court in Minot. According to the probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Hardin was the driver of a dark blue Ford ...

Omar Cespedes, New Town, charged with making bomb threat to convenience store

A preliminary hearing is scheduled Thursday in district court in Stanley for Omar Elias Cespedes, 37, New Town, who is accused of calling in a bomb threat to a New Town Cenex store on Nov. 10. Cespedes is charged with Class C felony terrorizing. According to the probable cause affidavit ...

Census needs ND workers, especially in rural areas

Census workers still are needed in some areas of North Dakota as the federal government prepares to fill about 1,200 jobs in the state before the 2020 count begins. The Census Bureau bumped up wages from $17 an hour in western North Dakota to $21 an hour and from $15.50 an hour in eastern ...

MAHC holds silent auction

The Minot Area Homeless Coalition held its annual silent auction at the Grand Hotel in Minot on Saturday. The coalition had many items up for auction on five tables, having some larger items standing alone. Baskets of products from Mary Kay, infant items, blankets and stuffed animals, and ...

Dustin Hanson, Minot, sentenced for strangling pregnant woman

Dustin Ray Hanson, 33, Minot, who was originally charged with Class C felony aggravated assault-domestic violence and was accused of strangling his wife, who was eight months pregnant, on Sept. 13, pleaded guilty last Friday to a reduced charge of Class A misdemeanor simple assault-domestic ...

Harold Mautz

Harold D. Mautz, 78, Garrison, died on Sunday, December 22, 2019 at Banner Ironwood Hospital in San Tan Valley, AZ. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Evangel Church in Garris-on. Burial will be at the Garrison City ...

Nathan Ostlie, Minot, charged with interference with 911 call

Nathan Todd Ostlie, 43, Minot, is accused of assaulting his girlfriend and preventing her from making a 911 call during a domestic altercation on Dec. 14. He is charged with Class C felony interference with a telephone during an emergency phone call in district court in Minot. According to ...