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One person dies in camper fire in New Town

NEW TOWN – One person died in a camper fire at a New Town mobile home court on Monday evening. Authorities said a man was locked inside a 20-foot camper that was engulfed in flames when fire crews arrived on scene, The Associated Press reported. The name of the man has not been released ...

Fire occurs at tank battery in New Town area

NEW TOWN – Fire occurred at an oil and produced water tank battery near New Town on Monday. The fire took place at 7:30 p.m., according to information from the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources. The Associated Press reported an explosion caused the 14 tanks to go up in flames ...

Stein’s Inc. damaged by fire on Sunday

Stein’s Inc. at 2500 E. Burdick Expy. was damaged by fire early Sunday morning, according to a press release from the City of Minot. No one was injured and none of the buildings surrounding the business were damaged. A portion of Burdick Expressway was closed temporarily while the fire ...

Minot AFB officials release information on dorm inspection

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – During an unannounced health and welfare dorm inspection at Minot Air Force Base on Saturday, unauthorized alcohol was discovered but no drugs or guns were found, according to Minot AFB officials in a statement released on Tuesday. “A small amount of airmen were ...

Bureau of Land Management seeks input on proposed lease parcels

BILLINGS, Mont. – The Bureau of Land Management has opened a 15-day public scoping period for nominated oil and gas lease parcels located in North Dakota and Montana. The scoping period runs through Feb. 4 and is intended to solicit public input on proposed lease parcels for the June 29 lease ...

Mountain lion late season closes

Mountain lion hunting during the late season in Zone 1 was immediately closed by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department Tuesday morning. The zone’s late-season harvest limit of either seven total cats or three females was reached after the third female was taken. A conditional season in ...

Federal court strikes down major Trump climate rollback

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a last-minute slap at President Donald Trump, a federal appeals court struck down one of his administration’s most momentous climate rollbacks on Tuesday, saying officials acted illegally in issuing a new rule that eased federal regulation of air pollution from power ...

Lake Sakakawea’s open water surpasses record for latest freeze

Open water on Lake Sakakawea in the second half of January? No way! Yes. It’s true. The latest Lake Sakakawea had ever been declared “frozen” by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was at 10:10 a.m. on Jan. 18, 2012. Yesterday, Jan. 18, the reservoir had open water from Fort Stevenson ...

Minot legislators talk spending at forum

Only two weeks into the 2021 legislative session, local lawmakers already are giving consideration to how to spend available dollars. “Coronavirus has dominated every other issue from education to political subdivisions to businesses,” Sen. David Hogue, R-Minot, said at a legislative ...

ND COVID-19 numbers announced on Jan. 19

OVID-19 Test Results The results listed are from the previous day. Additional data can be found on the NDDoH website. BY THE NUMBERS 3,810 - Total Tests from yesterday* 1,458,437 - Total tests completed since the pandemic began 138 - Positive Individuals from Yesterday***** 88 - ...

Citywide mask mandate continues

Minot City Council members voted 5-2 today to continue a citywide mask mandate for another month. The council will consider the mandate again at its meeting Feb. 16. The mandate carries no penalties for noncompliance. Mayor Shaun Sipma had asked the council to continue the mandate until ...

Minot AFB B-52 aircrews conduct ‘Presence Patrol’ in Middle East

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – U.S. Air Force B-52H “Stratofortress” aircrews successfully completed a presence patrol in the Middle East on Sunday, Jan. 17, marking the second such mission of 2021, according to U.S. Central Command. The aircrews were from the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force ...

Mask mandate could be back for discussion

The continuation of a citywide mask mandate is expected to be discussed during the regular COVID-19 update at tonight’s Minot City Council meeting. The council meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall and can be viewed live on the city’s YouTube Channel or on public access Channel ...

Dreaming of Ireland

Clint Saunders, who is an online photography program instructor at Dakota College at Bottineau, dreams of travels that will be possible when the coronavirus pandemic is under control. Last fall’s scheduled trip to Ireland with a group for an outdoor photography course had to be canceled due ...

Outnumbered Democrats look to ideas, relationships to advance priorities

BISMARCK – In the 2021 North Dakota Legislature, Democrats make up just under 15% of the 141 lawmakers present this session – seven Democrats in the State Senate and 14 in the House of Representatives – but they say they will have an impact. “I think it’s an honor to be a Democrat ...

North Dakota nursing homes hoping for new normal

BISMARCK – Administrator Tammra Peterson knows how important visitation is for her residents at Bethel Lutheran Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Williston. She said she still remembers when one of her residents got to see her family after missing them for months. Even though the ...

Minot AFB B-52 aircrews conduct ‘Presence Patrol’ in Middle East

U.S. Air Force B-52H "Stratofortress" aircrews successfully completed a presence patrol in the Middle East on Sunday, Jan. 17, marking the second such mission of 2021, according to U.S. Central Command. The aircrews were from the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base. This is the fifth Bomber ...

Minot employers see $144 million in PPP aid

Minot employers are taking a close look at a second round of a federal Paycheck Protection Program that already has released about $144 million locally to preserve jobs. “It certainly helped us to keep the three employees we have at the shop here employed,” Artmain owner Beth Kjelson said. ...