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Five communities receive State Revolving Fund loans for water projects

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality awarded loans for water projects to five communities through the State Revolving Fund Programs from May through July. Wildrose received a $2.63 million Clean Water State Revolving Fund towards replacing a clay sanitary sewer ...

Off-highway vehicle youth safety class

The North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department is holding a free off-highway vehicle youth safety course at Lewis & Clark State Park on Thursday, Aug. 6, at 10 a.m. “This safety course is designed to help educate riders on how to safely operate OHV’s when out riding. North Dakota ...

DVCC to sponsor fundraiser in October

The Domestic Violence Crisis Center in Minot will host Pour & Sip, a virtual event and fundraiser, on Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. The event will be presented through Zoom. Tickets are $40 for singles and $65 for couples. All tickets include acrylic pour paint, canvas, a surface protector, one ...

MPS Reintegration Plan to be presented today

Mark Vollmer, superintendent, will present the Minot Public Schools Reintegration Plan today, at three different times: 12 noon, 3 p.m. and 6:30 p,m. These meetings will be done virtually. There will be an opportunity for people to provide input and ask questions on this link: ...

Busy city pond is sign of times

The water from the fountain glistens in the sunlight. On the water below a red and white bobber makes rings in the water as a fish tugs on the line. And it’s all within the city limits of Minot. Urban fishing at its finest. “It’s a good way to get out of the house, and it’s accessible ...

Verendrye, Enerbase cut ribbon on new car charging station

Charging an electric car became more convenient with the opening of a charging station in north Minot in early July. On Monday, Verendrye Electric Cooperative and Enerbase celebrated the opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new station located at the Enerbase Travel Plaza, 4750 ...

ND COVID-19 numbers announced on Aug. 4

COVID-19 Test Results Results listed are from the previous day. INDIVIDUALS WHO DIED WITH COVID-19 Man in his 60s from Griggs County with underlying health conditions. Woman in her 70s from Sioux County with underlying health conditions. COUNTIES WITH NEW POSITIVE CASES ...

Minot Public Schools Reintegration Plan to be presented Wednesday

Mark Vollmer, superintendent, will present the Minot Public Schools Reintegration Plan on Wednesday, Aug. 5, at three different times; 12 noon, 3 p.m. and 6:30 p,m. These meetings will be done virtually. There will be an opportunity for people to provide input and ask questions on this link: ...

Committee recommends face-to-face classes for MPS students

Students would head back to school in a face-to-face classroom setting on Aug. 27 under a draft plan released Monday evening by a Minot Public Schools committee. Under the plan, parents who are reluctant to send their kids back to school later this month would have the option of enrolling ...

Watford City man dies following 1-vehicle rollover at Richardton

Update: The North Dakota Highway Patrol said a Watford City man, age 25, died following a 1-vehicle rollover on I-94 at the Richardton exist today. The man's vehicle crossed the median and eastbound lane, went into the ditch and up the embankment for the Highway 8 overpass and became ...

Dakota Cruisers to honor small businesses

Dakota Cruisers Car Club of Minot will dedicate its cruise on Broadway on Wednesday to “all of the small businesses in the area,” according to George Masters, car club president. Those with small businesses are encouraged to have their logos on the sides of their vehicles. Vehicles will ...

Pronghorn applications due Wednesday

Hunters are reminded the deadline to apply for the 2020 pronghorn hunting season is Wednesday, Aug. 5. Applicants can apply online by visiting the North Dakota Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov, or by calling 800-406-6409. A total of 1,790 licenses are available in 15 units. The ...

Sterling Uleberg charged as an adult with armed robbery, escape, theft

Sterling Thomas Uleberg, who turned 18 on July 29, is now charged in district court in Minot as an adult with Class B felony armed robbery, Class C felony escape by force or threat of force, Class C felony theft of property, Class B misdemeanor DUI, and two counts of Class B misdemeanor driving ...

Award-winning

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – Catori Sarmiento’s novel “Carnival Panic” is the winner of the Literary Titan’s Silver Award. “ ‘Carnival Panic’ is a science fiction horror novel published in 2019 by Corvus Quill Press,” said Sarmiento, of Minot Air Force Base, in an email. “In it, ...

July first month in 2020 with above average moisture

The past month of July was the first month in 2020 with above average moisture, according to Austin Kraklau of the North Central Research Extension Center, south of Minot. “The total moisture for the month was 2.84 inches which is 0.52 inches above the long-term average of 2.32 inches,” ...

ND COVID-19 numbers announced on Aug. 3

COVID-19 Test Results Results listed are from the previous day. COUNTIES WITH NEW POSITIVE CASES REPORTED TODAY Barnes County – 1 Bottineau County – 1 Burke County - 3 Burleigh County - 19 Cass County – 12 Dunn County – 1 Emmons County – 1 ...