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MASK presents Lion King Jr.

To open up the school year and present the talents and efforts Make a Scene Kids Theater has been working on all summer, the cast and crew are transporting residents to the African grasslands and jungle with their production of “The Lion King Jr.” The show opens today at 6 p.m. at the ...

Bremer Impact Fund grants $150,000 to Magic City Discovery Center

The Minot Area Community Foundation’s Bremer Impact Fund has awarded The Magic City Discovery Center a $150,000 grant. The center’s board has raised more than $5 million so far, putting it more than halfway toward the goal needed to construct a children’s museum on Minot’s North Hill. ...

Roosevelt Park Zoo granted AZA accreditation

The Association of Zoos & Aquariums based in Silver Springs, Md., has announced Roosevelt Park Zoo in Minot was granted accreditation by AZA’s independent Accreditation Commission. “AZA accreditation signifies Roosevelt Park Zoo’s active role in protecting our world’s wild animals ...

Construction progresses on new Trinity Health Campus

Several milestones have been reached in the construction of Trinity Health’s new healthcare campus and medical district in southwest Minot, including a “topping out” ceremony on July 31, in which construction crews celebrated placement of the final steel beam on top of the structure ...

John Burditt Jr. enters pre-trial diversion agreement on child neglect charge

John Heath Burditt Jr., 32, Minot, has entered into a pre-trial diversion agreement on a Class C felony child neglect charge. If Burditt successfully complies with all the terms and conditions of the pre-trial diversion agreement, the Ward County State’s Attorney’s Office will dismiss the ...

Learning to dance with the Daughters of Norway

Norway is a country of rich folk music and dance traditions. When “folk music,” it is generally referring to traditional music from rural communities. This music has survived generation to generation although much of it has never been written down. “Bygdedans” (or village dance) ...

Addition of recreation bumps up park budget

The Minot Park Board approved a $14 million budget for 2020 Tuesday. The budget calls for nearly $9 million in property taxes, or 43.02 mills. That is up from the $12.8 million budget for 2019 that required 35.41 mills. The 7.61 additional mills is the result of the absorption of the city’s ...

County loosens right-of-way rules

Property owners who create new plats will face fewer right-of-way dedication requirements along roads, per action of the Ward County Commission Tuesday. No one from the public spoke at a hearing regarding an ordinance change easing the right-of-way requirements, although right-of-way ...

Gathering space debate heats up

Unease in the community over a downtown gathering place found its way to a Minot City Council meeting Monday, where differing, strong feelings among council members led to a decision to lay the matter aside until next month. Council member Josh Wolsky presented suggestions that included ...

Soggy Missouri Basin

Runoff from recent rainfall has significantly boosted the amount of water expected to enter the Missouri River system. So much so that the record basin inflow of 61 million acre feet of water that entered the system in the historic flood year of 2011 is within reach. Based on record rains ...

Presenting options to area seniors

Area seniors sat at tables in Minot’s Sleep Inn & Suites as Brian Boppre of Boppre Law gave a presentation about estate planning. This was just one of the many helpful topics covered at Minot Daily News’ Second Annual Senior Expo Tuesday, which attracted nearly 200 audience members. ...

Straight explains reasoning for not seeking third term

Minot City Council member Shannon Straight never intended to serve more than two terms in office, so it should have come as no surprise when the two-term alderman declared at Monday night’s council meeting his plan. “It’s in keeping with my statement [Monday night],” Straight said ...

Tax estimates lead to fixes

Corrections to errors in estimated tax statements to property owners, along with updated mail addressing, should help her office ensure a smooth process when tax bills go out in December, Ward County Auditor Devra Smestad told county commissioners Tuesday. “We consider these estimated tax ...

Dustin Hanson, Minot, charged with strangling pregnant woman

Dustin Ray Hanson, 31, Minot, is accused of strangling a pregnant woman during a domestic violence altercation on Friday afternoon. Hanson is charged with Class C felony aggravated assault - domestic violence in district court in Minot. “I am greatly sorry for what I have done,” said ...