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Tioga air quality report finds room for new industry

TIOGA – Tioga is poised to take on new industry in light of a newly released engineering report that lays to rest any concerns about existing air quality, according to the Tioga Economic Development Corp. The Tioga EDC commissioned an air quality study, funded with $30,000 approved by the ...

Girl Scouts Cookie University to be held at Minot State

Girl Scouts-Dakota Horizons will kick off the 2020 Cookie Program with Cookie University at Minot State University on Saturday from 1-4 p.m. This is an opportunity for girls in kindergarten through grade 12 to prepare for their cookie sale and graduate from Cookie University. The financial ...

William Jensen, Justin Grinnell charged with dealing in stolen property

William Raymond Jensen, 31, Minot, and Justin Lee Grinnell, 28, New Town, are each charged in district court in Minot with Class C felony dealing in stolen property on Dec. 12, 2019. In addition, Jensen is charged with Class C felony possession of heroin, a second offense, Class A misdemeanor ...

State Dept chided for silence over alleged threats to envoy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ukraine's announcement on Thursday of an investigation into alleged surveillance of the U.S. ambassador has come as welcome relief to many in America's diplomatic corps, but the State Department's silence on the matter has alarmed a number of current and former diplomats. ...

Waterlines repaired despite very cold weather

There could hardly be a worse time for city crews to be working outside. Despite sub-zero temperatures, wind and wind chills warnings when a waterline breaks it needs to be repaired. No matter what the weather conditions. City crews have had to deal with a couple of recent waterline breaks in ...

Minot hires new Chief of Police

Minot Police Department Capt. John Klug has been hired as Minot’s new Chief of Police, effective Feb. 1. He replaces current Police Chief Jason Olson, who has held the position since April 2012 and will retire Jan. 31. Klug has been a member of the Minot Police Department for nearly 25 ...

Checking car seats

Minot Fire Station 1 hosted its first free car seat check on Tuesday afternoon. In the summer, car seat checks have been done in a Trinity parking garage, but with these frigid temperatures, the heated garage of the fire station was a much better option. Stuart Hammer with the Minot Fire ...

Armstrong comments on sending articles of impeachment to Senate

Congressman Kelly Armstrong released the following statement on the House’s vote on Wednesday to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate following a 28-day delay: “The Democrats rushed to impeach President Trump in the fastest process in modern history. They repeatedly failed to ...

Burgum, Hoeven & Cramer: Trade deal major win for ND farmers, ranchers

Gov. Doug Burgum and Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer commented on the historic phase- one trade agreement that President Trump signed with China on Wednesday. Hoeven and Cramer joined the president and Chinese leaders at the signing ceremony on Wednesday. “With China committing to ...

Inmate death leads to lawsuit

A Minot woman is suing the City of Minot and Ward County under the federal Civil Rights Act in connection with the 2018 drug-related death of her son, who had been incarcerated in the Ward County Jail. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court Monday by Dawn Wilkie lists the city and county as ...

Governor highlights progress at state, tribal and federal conference

BISMARCK – Gov. Doug Burgum on Wednesday welcomed attendees to the third Strengthening Government to Government Partnerships and Relationships Conference, highlighting the significant collaboration with North Dakota’s tribal nations during the past three years and emphasizing the need to ...

Grant covers counseling costs for crime victims

FARGO – Crime victims who may not have qualified for mental-health assistance in the past may now be able to pay for therapy costs under a new grant program at Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota. The state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has awarded a $25,000 Victims of ...

MSU offers drop-in counseling services

Minot State began a new mental health outreach program, Let’s Talk: Drop-in Counseling Services, for students during the Fall 2019 semester, according to a press release from MSU. “We wanted to see how the needs of our students could be best met outside of the office,” Troy Roness, ...

Demolition to resume on former Williston Law Enforcement Center

WILLISTON – Demolition of the former Law Enforcement Center will begin with asbestos abatement next week. “The City received confirmation on Monday from the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality, that they could begin the abatement process. Two companies will be onsite ...

City offices closed for Martin Luther King Day

City of Minot offices, including City Hall, Public Works, and the Engineering Department, will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Minot Public Library will be closed Sunday through Tuesday as crews install new carpet in portions of the building. The library will ...

Energy efficiency grants available

The North Dakota Department of Commerce, Division of Community Services, is accepting applications for its State Energy Program. The program promotes energy efficiency and conservation and is funded through financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Energy. While any organization may ...

Coffee with a Cop at Starbucks

The Minot Police Department, partnering with Starbucks Coffee, will have Coffee with a Cop from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, January 22. The event will be held at the Minot Starbucks located at 1340 S. Broadway. The purpose of Coffee with a Cop is to allow the public to informally visit with ...

Zoo staff planning new leopard habitat

Roosevelt Park Zoo staff is beginning to make plans for a new leopard habitat in the zoo. The design for the new leopard habitat is being done by Anderson, Wade & Whitty of Minot. Bidding is expected to be in the spring but no date has been set yet, said Jennifer Kleen, executive ...