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Dennis Trower, Bismarck, charged with possession of stolen semi

Dennis Louis Trower, 69, Bismarck, is charged in district court in Minot with possession of a semi-trailer stolen from Bismarck, a Class B felony, on Wednesday. According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, an employee of the firm that owns the semi called police on Wednesday ...

Pioneer Day to be held Sunday at Kenmare Pioneer Village Museum

Pioneer Day will be held Sunday at the Pioneer Village Museum in Kenmare. The event will include village tours from 2 to 7 p.m., raffle drawings at 7 p.m., free popcorn and water, a scavenger hunt for all ages, and an antique tractor display. Prizes included in the raffle are a power ...

Help for SNAP clients impacted by power outages in Anamoose area

BISMARCK – Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program clients who live in Anamoose and the surrounding area and who lost food due to storm-related power outages on July 8 can request replacement benefits. They must report their food loss by July 18 during regular business hours to the human ...

Aerial spraying for mosquitoes planned for July 13-17

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – Minot Air Force Base has requested assistance from the Youngstown (Ohio) Air Reserve Station 910th Airlift Wing to conduct aerial spraying for mosquito control between July 13-17 for Minot Air Force Base, and the cities of Minot and Burlington. Due to uncertain ...

Bakken Summer Rides to explore western ND

Three weeks of Bakken Summer Rides are being planned for this month and August. The summer rides will explore some of the best tourist stops in western North Dakota by motorcycle, classic car or your daily commuter, and by boat. The event is hosted by the North Dakota Petroleum Foundation and ...

Good Night Minot finale planned for Sunday at Oak Park

Good Night Minot, Minot’s late night talk show, will end its inaugural season on Sunday at Oak Park wth an Arts in the Park event that is free and open to the public. “Gates open at (5 p.m.) and the Starving Rooster will be selling food and drinks,” said ShaunAnne Tangney in an email. ...

ND COVID-19 numbers announced on July 10

COVID-19 Test Results Results listed are from the previous day. COUNTIES WITH NEW POSITIVE CASES REPORTED TODAY Burleigh County - 24 Cass County – 19 Cavalier County – 3 Dunn County – 1 Grand Forks County – 9 McIntosh County – 1 Mercer County – ...

Rainfall improves drought condition in North Dakota

There was nothing else to do but improve, and improve it has. Recent rainfall, including some record deluges, has done wonders to alleviate what had been very dry soil conditions throughout much of the Minot area and western North Dakota. The U.S. Drought Monitor released its weekly ...

Programs planned at Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center

WILLISTON – A number of events are planned at the Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center near Williston. All events are free and open to the public. All times are Central time. New health and safety protocols are in place for staff and visitors. Buildings are open to a limited ...

Williston Basin Petroleum Conference postponed until May 2021

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Petroleum Council announced Thursday that the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference has been postponed until May 11-13, 2021. Following the COVID-19 outbreak, the conference was originally rescheduled for September 2020. Due to continued travel restrictions ...

Emulsion spill occurs on a well pad near Watford City

WATFORD CITY – The cause of an emulsion spill on a well pad in McKenzie County is under investigation. Emulsion is a mix of crude oil, produced water and natural gas as it comes out of the well. North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality was notified on Thursday of the spill on the ...

Zoo’s eldest Amur tiger dies

Krapinka, Roosevelt Park Zoo’s eldest Amur tiger, has died. “At RPZ, we are pleased she was able to enjoy her new habitat. The dayroom where Krapinka spent her last days was among many of the new habitat featurs inspired by her end-of-life needs,” said Jennifer Kleen, executive director ...

MSU announces $500,000 gift to summer theater project

The Minot Area Community Foundation has announced a $500,000 gift to Minot State University to support a project to renovate the MSU Summer Theatre. According to information provided by Minot State, the gift will create a pool of matching funds that will offer donors an opportunity to double ...

Job search requirement for unemployed to be reinstated

Gov. Doug Burgum announced Wednesday that he is reinstating a requirement that people must be actively seeking employment to be eligible to receive unemployment payments. The change will take effect July 26. A federal government funded program giving an extra $600 per week to people ...

ND COVID-19 numbers announced on July 9

COVID-19 Test Results Results listed are from the previous day. COUNTIES WITH NEW POSITIVE CASES REPORTED TODAY Benson County - 2 Burleigh County - 23 Cass County – 29 Cavalier County – 4 Dickey County – 1 Dunn County – 3 Grand Forks County – 1 ...

Election campaign shows Minot voters concerned about leadership

Regaining the confidence of Minot residents should be a top priority of the Minot City Council, according to newly elected council members. Tom Ross and Carrie Evans, elected to the council June 9, and Stephan Podrygula, a previously appointed member given an elected seat, shared their ...