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Airline boardings continue recovery

Airline boardings in Minot and at other airports in the state continue to rebound after a precipitous drop last spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic. North Dakota’s eight commercial service airports during the month of August posted 43,559 passengers boardings, according to the North Dakota ...

Arts council to host statewide online event

North Dakota Council on the Arts, in collaboration with the Main Street ND Summit 2020, will host its biennial Statewide Arts Convening online on Oct. 6 and 7. The convening will feature programs focused on Building Resilient Communities and will bring local artists, educators, art ...

Minot AFB B-52s train with Norwegian forces

Two U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bombers from Minot Air Force Base conducted multi-domain training flights over international waters in the vicinity of the Norwegian Sea on Sept. 2. According to U.S. Forces in Europe-Air Forces in Africa Command, during the flights, B-52s integrated with ...

N.D. adoption agencies offer choices, support

Like floor plans for constructing a house, building a family through adoption comes with a variety of design choices. Semi-open, special needs and identified are just a few of the terms used to describe the options available to birth and adoptive parents. Choosing adoption typically ...

ND COVID-19 Test Results as of Sept. 15

The results listed are from the previous day. Additional data can be found on the NDDoH website. BY THE NUMBERS 2,038 - Total Tests from Yesterday* 547,945 - Total tests completed since pandemic began 235 - Positive Individuals from Yesterday***** 16,064 - Total positive individuals since ...

School board changes health care administrator

The Minot Public School Board voted 3-2 on Monday to change the health insurance administrator for district employees to UnitedHealthcare from Blue Cross Blue Shield. Board members Jim Rostad, Mike Gessner, and Miranda Schuler voted in favor of the change and board members Laura Mihalick and ...

Tyler Enget charged with continuous sexual abuse of a child

Tyler James Enget, Minot, is accused of sexually abusing a boy for an extended period of time. Enget, who will turn 19 on Wednesday, is charged in district court in Minot with Class A felony continuous sexual abuse of a child. Enget made an initial appearance in court on Monday before Judge ...

Nicole Lampkins, Minot, charged with child neglect again

Nicole Diane Lampkins, 23, Minot, is accused of failing to properly supervise her children on Friday. Lampkins is charged in district court in Minot with two counts of Class C felony child neglect. A public defender told Judge Doug Mattson in court on Monday that Lampkins’ 5-year-old son ...

Joshua Kumferman sentenced to 30 days for strangling girlfriend

Joshua James Kumferman, 31, Minot, was ordered on Thursday to serve 30 days in the Ward County Jail for assaulting his girlfriend May 22. The state dismissed charges connected with two other domestic violence incidents under the terms of a plea deal. Kumferman pleaded guilty to charges ...

Jeremy Hull, Minot, sentenced for assault

Jeremy Lee Hull, 35, Minot, who had originally been charged with Class C felony aggravated assault, pleaded guilty on Monday to a lesser charge of Class A misdemeanor assault for striking a woman with a beer bottle during an argument on Dec. 29, 2019. Court records show that Judge Gary Lee ...

Felony domestic violence charge dismissed against Garrett St. Claire

The state has dismissed a Class C felony domestic violence causing serious bodily injury charge against Garrett Michael St. Claire, 25. Court records show that the charge was dismissed on Aug. 21. St. Claire had been accused of punching and strangling his girlfriend during a domestic ...

Opera company hosts trivia night

Western Plains Opera Company is holding a fundraising night at the Blue Rider featuring Opera Trivia led by Eric Furuseth. Tickets are $25 at the door and will allow for up to 40 people to enter the outside area of the Blue Rider. The event runs from 4 to 6 p.m.

Pioneer Village to host annual POW/MIA memorial ceremony

Pioneer Village will open its doors to the public for the annual National POW/MIA day on Friday at 7 p.m. in front of the Harmon House. The public is invited to witness the event, which will include a short drama skit of a prisoner of war and individual missing in action who find themselves ...

Volunteers sought for citywide cleanup

Environmentally Minded People of Minot, in partnership with the Minot State University Sustainability Committee and Biology Club, is hosting a communitywide litter clean-up event on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will meet at one of five locations around the City of ...

Historic Native American caucus founded within Dem-NPL

BISMARCK — The North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party State Policy Committee unanimously approved an application this weekend to form the Native American Caucus. Prairie Rose Seminole, Twyla Baker, and Rep. Ruth Buffalo, D-Fargo, brought the application and are organizing the caucus to build ...

Free Youth Protection Training event scheduled at Scout camp

The Northern Lights Council, BSA, is conducting an in-person Youth Protection Training session open to the public. Any adult who works with youth may attend free of charge, including Scout leaders, church youth group leaders and service club members. The training will be held Sept. 23 at 6:30 ...

Drive-through powwow Sunday at MSU

Minot State University’s Native American Center, in conjunction with Sacred Pipe Resource Center in Bismarck, North Dakota Native Vote and Census 2020, will host a Drive Through Powwow on Sunday. Grand Entry will begin at 1 p.m. The first 20 registered dancers in regalia will be paid day ...

Infant memorial service set for Thursday

Trinity Health will hold an infant memorial service for families who have experienced the loss of an infant on Thursday at 1 p.m. at Rosehill Cemetery. A chaplain from Trinity Health’s Pastoral Care Department will give a non-denominational blessing and offer words of comfort, followed by a ...

Minot Symphony Orchestra presents the 95th season opener

The Minot Symphony Orchestra will open the 95th season with performances on Thursday, Sept. 24, and Saturday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m. at Minot State University’s Ann Nicole Nelson Hall, according to information provided by the Symphony. “It has been a challenging year for everyone, and we ...