Local News

Minuteman Missile State Historic Site observing 10-year anniversary

COOPERSTOWN – Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of its opening to the public July 19-July 21, according to a news release. Ownership of the former U.S. Air Force property was transferred to the State Historical Society of North ...

International Music Camp receives NDCA grant

DUNSEITH – In support of their efforts to provide arts programming in their community and surrounding area, the International Music Camp has been awarded an $11,000 Institutional Support grant by the North Dakota Council on the Arts (NDCA) annually for the next three-year granting ...

One killed, three injured in crash near Williston

WILLISTON – A 28-year-old Williston woman was killed and two boys in her vehicle when a vehicle failed to yield the right of way at an intersection marked with a stop sign and struck an oncoming vehicle near Williston on Thursday afternoon. Laquinta Cooper, who was a passenger in a 2009 ...

BLM opens public scoping period for December lease sale

BILLINGS, Mont. –The BLM has opened a 15-day public scoping period for nominated oil and gas lease parcels located in North Dakota and Montana, according to a news release. The scoping period began Wednesday, July 10, and runs through July 25, July 10-25. It is intended to solicit public ...

First Western, BlackRidgeBANK sign acquisition agreement

First Western Bank & Trust plans to acquire a Fargo-based banking company and expand its operations to 15 locations in 11 communities. First Western announced this week that its holding company, Westbrand, Inc., has entered an agreement with BlackRidge Financial, the holding company of ...

Expensive oil change

A Minot man learned Thursday that dumping a prohibited substance in a storm sewer drain can be a very costly mistake. Minot Police responded to a call on the afternoon of June 19 at 415 3rd Ave. NW for a report that someone had been dumping motor oil in a storm sewer. Employees of the Public ...

Special Focus comes off Minot nursing homes

After a year and half of heightened scrutiny, Minot’s Trinity Homes has made corrections enabling it on June 28 to shed its designation as the state’s Special Focus Facility. The North Dakota Health Department had selected Trinity Homes for extra focus as part of a program in which the ...

Conservation Day activities planned at zoo on Saturday

Roosevelt Park Zoo will observe Conservation Day on Saturday with a variety of activities from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. “Our theme this year for Conservation Day is ‘Conservation Express,’ ” said Nicole Barnhart, the zoo’s Education, Conservation & Outreach coordinator. “Upon purchasing ...

John Thongphet, Minot, sentenced for simple assault

John Kirby Thongphet, 30, Minot, who had originally been charged with Class C felony aggravated assault - domestic violence after punching an adult during an argument on May 17, pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of Class B misdemeanor simple assault in district court in Minot on ...

William Kaseman, Minot, sentenced for stealing credit card, drug charges

William James Kaseman, 37, Minot, was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison, with three years suspended, for stealing a credit card in December and for being in possession of drug paraphernalia. Judge Stacy Louser also ordered Kaseman to obtain a chemical dependency evaluation and to ...

Construction began on US Highway 83 between Minot and Minot AFB

Construction began on Thursday on a project on U.S. Highway 83 from Minot to Minot Air Force Base, according to a North Dakota Department of Transportation news release. The project consists of resurfacing work on the roadway along with restriping. During construction one lane will be closed ...

Perishable Food stop in Parshall, New Town

Trucks supplying fresh vegetables, bakery items and boxed goods will be stopping in the communities of Parshall and New Town on Wednesday, July 24, as part of the Great Plains Food Bank Pop-up Perishable Food Program. Anyone in need of food assistance is welcome to attend and receive food at no ...

One killed, one injured in head-on crash near Watford City

A 29-year-old Los Alamos, N.M., man was killed and a 48-year-old Hooper, Utah, man was injured in a head-on crash nine miles east of Watford City on Wednesday night. According to a press release from the Highway Patrol, the New Mexico man was driving a Ford Raptor east on N.D. Highway 23 ...

Park district reaches $1.3 million deal on Maysa-area property

Space for expansion at Maysa Arena will cost the Minot Park District $1.3 million. The park board voted 4-1 Tuesday to approve the purchase of 6.16 acres west of the ice arena from Sandman Partnership. Board member Cliff Hovda, who cast the only vote against the purchase, voiced concern ...

Everything for the outdoorsman

VELVA – Impressive. But even that accolade doesn’t quite seem adequate to describe the new facility of the Velva Wildlife Club. Spanning 52 acres of land along the Souris River, the facility offers something for everyone engaged in the outdoors. There’s a new and impressive education ...

Heavy rainfall across region

At times it came down in buckets. Lots of buckets. Tuesday’s torrential rainfall set a few records and was a cause for concern in the state. The National Weather Service issued multiple Flood Warnings and Flood Advisories. Although rainfall in and around the City of Minot was substantial, ...