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Municipal Court changes

Minot’s Municipal Court will not be held this month. In March the court suspended appearances before Judge Ashley Beall on a temporary basis due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That suspension will continue. There will be no Municipal Court appearances in April. “We’re getting everybody ...

Week-long waiting period waived for people filing for unemployment benefits

Gov. Doug Burgum will waive the week-long waiting period for people who filed new unemployment claims to begin receiving benefits, he announced at his daily briefing on Wednesday. Burgum said 28,647 unemployment claims have been filed since March 16, some 7,000 more claims than were filed in ...

Postponements, cancellations and announcements

Healthcare worker appreciation Residents who wish to show appreciation to healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic are invited to share their plans and ideas by emailing Trinity Health at communitykindness@trinityhealth.org. A team will consider the submissions and contact the ...

David Riley III charged with felony domestic violence

David Riley III, 37, Minot, is accused of strangling a woman during a domestic violence altercation on Monday night. He is charged in district court in Minot with Class C felony domestic violence causing serious bodily injury. According to the probable cause affidavit filed with the court, ...

Stanley Young charged with intent to deliver methamphetamine, cocaine

Stanley Lamarr Young, 41, Minot, is charged with three Class B felonies for possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana on Tuesday morning in Minot. He is also charged with Class C felony possession of drug paraphernalia, and Class A misdemeanor driving with a ...

John Reed Jr. sentenced for delivery of meth

John Fitzgerald Reed Jr., 35, Minot, was sentenced on Wednesday to time served of 107 days and three years of supervised probation for delivering methamphetamine to a confidential informant working for the Ward County Narcotics Task Force on Nov. 5, 2018. Court records show that North Central ...

Minot police officer tests positive for COVID-19

A Minot police officer is in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19, and five other department employees are being sequestered. Minot Mayor Shaun Sipma said the officer began showing symptoms and was isolated last Thursday. Testing confirmed the coronavirus over the ...

Minot Public Schools launches online education

Online education is in progress at Minot Public Schools after Gov. Doug Burgum approved the district’s distance learning plan Friday, Supt. Mark Vollmer said at a news briefing Tuesday. “We are up and running with our activities,” he said. “There’s an old adage that sometimes when ...

16 more ND COVID-19 positive test results as of April 1 at 9 a.m.

A.M. POSITIVE TEST RESULTS | March 31 at 3 p.m. – April 1 at 9 a.m. Man in his 50s from Ward County, under investigation Woman in her 60s from Ward County, under investigation Man in his 50s from Ward County, under investigation Man in his 70s from Stark County, community ...

ND COVID-19 positive test results as of April 1 at 3 p.m.

Updated to reflect an addition to the A.M. positive test results list: · Man in his 50s from Ward County, under investigation A.M. POSITIVE TEST RESULTS | March 31 at 3 p.m. - April 1 at 9 a.m. · Woman in her 60s from Ward County, under investigation · Man ...

Kids go back to school online today

Ninety-eight percent of school districts in the state have had plans approved to deliver online education beginning today, said Gov. Doug Burgum during his daily briefing on Tuesday. Burgum had closed schools on March 16 to slow the spread of the coronavirus and he directed them to create ...

Drive-through windows very busy during COVID-19 pandemic

Minoters like their fast food, even during the current coronavirus pandemic. With indoor dining curtailed throughout the state, the traffic at drive-through windows at fast food restaurants is remarkably steady. In some cases, maybe more than prior to COVID-19. Under the golden arches of ...

Minot restaurants get creative to serve community

Curbside pickups. Take-and-bake breakfasts. Delivered dinners. Many Minot restaurants are getting creative in an effort to continue serving the community during a coronavirus pandemic that has forced them to shut their doors to the public. “We have to adapt and we have to just put our heads ...

March another month of above average temps

March was the fourth month in a row with above average temperatures, according to Joe Effertz of the North Central Research Extension Center, south of Minot. “This past month of March, we had an average temperature of 28.8 degrees, which was 4.3 degrees above the 113-year long-term average ...

Credit union announces $1 million bonus dividend payout to members

MADDOCK — North Star Community Credit Union has announced a $1 million bonus dividend payout to its members. The announcement comes during the celebration of its 80th year anniversary. “It is our privilege to serve the members of our communities as a trusted financial partner,” North ...

Extension to host grazing cover crops webinar series

Producers will have an opportunity to learn about grazing cover crops during a webinar series hosted by North Dakota State University Extension. NDSU Extension specialists and researchers will present live and be available to answer questions. The first webinar will start at 11 a.m. on April ...

Terrance Johnson charged with intent to deliver meth

Terrance Dale Johnson, 49, is charged in district court in Minot with Class B felony intent to deliver methamphetamine, Class C felony possession of methamphetamine, a second offense, and Class C felony possession of meth paraphernalia. According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the ...