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5th Maintenance Squadron: Teamwork makes the dream work

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – Members of the 5th Maintenance Squadron (MXS) recently began planning a way to decrease the time it takes to maintain a B-52H Stratofortress in between every 450 flight hours, known as a phase inspection, at Minot Air Force Base. Known as the continuous process ...

Dakota College at Bottineau recognizes excellence

Dakota College at Bottineau held its annual faculty and staff recognition luncheon on May 3. Excellence awards, which are determined by peers, were presented to faculty, staff and advisors, according to a press release. The Faculty, Staff and Advising Excellence awards are intended to ...

Naqwantis Mitchell, Minot, charged with strangling sister

Naqwantis Trenecia Mitchell, 32, Minot, is accused of strangling her sister and slamming her head against a wall during an argument on Wednesday evening. Mitchell is charged with Class C felony aggravated assault in district court in Minot. During her initial appearance in district court in ...

Tractors for Farm Rescue made possible through generous donations

HORACE – Farm Rescue has two new tractors to power its operations and a lot of people to thank for it. North Dakota-based Farm Rescue is a nonprofit organization that provides planting, haying, harvesting and livestock feeding assistance free of charge to farm and ranch families who have ...

Confessed murderer Calvin Newnam released from North Dakota State Penitentiary

He did the crime and served the time – 33 years in the North Dakota State Penitentiary. Calvin Newnam, who confessed to his involvement in two rural Minot murders, was released from his long incarceration Thursday. Newnam confessed to Minot Police on Sept. 25, 1985, that he was present when ...

Rugby angler wins big, tops record field at NWT

What a win it was! Zach Axtman of Rugby claimed top honors earlier this month at a National Walleye Tour tournament held on Lake Winnebago out of Oshkosh, Wisconsin. With 165 boats participating, it was a record field for any NWT event. The winning weight of 10 walleyes for a total of 27.40 ...

Minot legislators mixed on new law reducing marijuana penalty

Getting caught with less than half an ounce of marijuana won’t get you more than a fine after Aug. 1. The North Dakota Legislature eliminated the threat of jail time in reducing possession of small amounts from a Class B misdemeanor, subject to up to a $1,500 fine and 30 days in jail, to an ...

Congressional delegation: Dealing with Iran

North Dakota’s congressional delegation commented on the heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran. On Wednesday, the State Department ordered all U.S. non-emergency personnel at the U.S. Embassy and consulate in Iraq to leave the country, according to national news ...

One Million Feet campaign puts new shoes on kids

Kids grinned and chattered with volunteers who were washing their feet Wednesday morning at Washington Elementary. All 365 children at the school also got a new pair of shoes and socks Wednesday, thanks to a partnership between Samaritan’s Feet International and Thrivent Member Network - ...

Baby serow joins Roosevelt Park Zoo family

Roosevelt Park Zoo in Minot has another new baby. A female Japanese serow was born at the zoo on Monday, said Jennifer Kleen, Minot Zoo Crew executive director. With the baby serow, the zoo now has six serows – three males and three females, Kleen said. The Japanese serow is a Japanese ...

Minot zoo observing Endangered Species Day

Minot’s Roosevelt Park Zoo has a number of inhabitants considered critically endangered species and endangered species. Endangered species are those threatened by extinction for reasons including loss of habitat. On Friday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., the zoo will be observing Endangered Species ...

Andrew Bruhn, Minot, sentenced for delivery of meth

Andrew Donald Bruhn, 47, Minot, was sentenced to five years in prison, with three years suspended, on Wednesday for Class B felony delivery of methamphetamine last year. Court records show that Bruhn will receive credit for 107 days already served in jail along with 15 days of earned good ...

Wyatt Knutson, Minot, charged with 2017 storage unit burglary

Wyatt Tyler Thomas Knutson, 30, Minot, is accused of burglarizing a storage unit in December 2017. He is charged with Class C felony burglary in district court in Minot. According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, a deputy saw a vehicle registered to Knutson fleeing the ...

Judge refuses to accept plea deal for Rosa Winanz in aggravated assault case

Judge Doug Mattson refused to accept a plea deal for Rosa Maria Winanz, 29, of Mandaree on Wednesday in an aggravated assault case. The plea deal would have called for Winanz to serve six months in prison for punching two other women in the face without provocation at the Ward County Jail and ...

Skyler Lavallie, Stephen Freeman charged with burglarizing Minot storage unit

Skyler Andrew Lavallie, 29, Dunseith, and Stephen Patrick Freeman, 33, Minot, are accused of burglarizing a storage unit at Triple AAA Storage in Minot early Wednesday morning. According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, a Ward County Deputy spotted a vehicle with Turtle ...

Minot to celebrate public works with open house

The City of Minot will celebrate National Public Works week from May 19 to 25, including an open house at the Public Works Building. The open house is scheduled for Wednesday, May 22, from 2 to 7:30 p.m. in the Public Works Building at 1025 31st St. SE. The department’s various pieces of ...

Pioneer monuments program planned at ND Heritage Center

BISMARCK – A guided tour of the public statues on the state Capitol grounds in Bismarck will be part of a program being presented on Sunday, May 19, at 2 p.m. in the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, Bismarck. Cynthia Culver Prescott, associate professor of history at the ...

Baesler announces members of Family Engagement Cabinet

State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler on Wednesday announced the 23 members of her first Family Engagement Cabinet, a group of family members who will offer advice about ways to strengthen relationships between families and the educators who teach their children, according to a press ...

ND oil production steadily on the rise

BISMARCK – North Dakota’s oil production continues to rise with 1.39 million barrels of oil a day produced in March, the most recent figures released. In February, the state produced 1.33 million barrels of oil a day. The North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources released the state’s ...