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County authorizes antibody test options for employees

Ward County employees will have two options for COVID-19 antibody testing at no personal cost. The Ward County Commission on Tuesday gave approval to a June blood drive and to using federal CARES Act dollars to cover the $70 cost for employees who wish to receive antibody testing at Trinity ...

Sakakawea outlook plunges

RIVERDALE – Expectations for runoff into Lake Sakakawea this year have dropped considerably. According to the latest projections issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the state’s largest body of water is now expected to peak at 1,834.4 feet, nearly four feet lower than expectations ...

Minuteman III ICBM test launch aborts prior to launch

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. --An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile test launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, experienced a ground abort prior to launch, Air Force Global Strike Command officials said today. The cause of the ground abort is currently ...

Minot City Council removes Anne Street Bridge from improvement plan

The Minot City Council has approved a five-year Capital Improvement Plan that includes more than $335 million in projects but no Anne Street Pedestrian Bridge renovation. The council stripped out the $1.9 million bridge project before adopting the plan Monday. The plan will serve as a guide ...

Damion Colvin set to go to trial May 24 in murder of stepbrother

Damion Michael Allen Colvin, 23, is still scheduled to go to trial May 24 for the Class AA felony murder of his stepbrother, Andrew Parisien, during an altercation at a Minot residence on May 14, 2020. The trial is scheduled to take a week before North Central District Court Judge Gary Lee.

Shawnee Krall asks to enter not guilty plea, waive hearing in murder case

A lawyer for murder suspect Shawnee Lynn Krall, 28, Minot, has submitted a waiver of a preliminary hearing scheduled for May 11 and asked to enter a not guilty plea to the Class AA murder charge, according to an online court listing. Krall has been charged in the death of his roommate, Alice ...

ND State Society DAR holds 112th annual gathering in Minot

Members of the North Dakota State Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) met for their 112th annual conference on April 24 in the Carnegie Center in Minot. Special honors went to Culynn Parks, Mohall, who was named the 2021 Outstanding Junior. Currently, there are 207 members in ...

SB 2304 adds Native American history to ND schools’ curriculums

NEW TOWN –A historic bill that will require North Dakota public and nonpublic schools to teach Native American history in their curriculums passed recently in the North Dakota Senate in a resounding victory for tribal communities, leaders, students and educators. The bill has been supported ...

ND COVID-19 numbers announced on May 4

14 positive cases in Ward County 149 new cases in North Dakota 966 active positive cases statewide For information and updates related to COVID-19, visit the North Dakota Department of Health website at www.health.nd.gov/coronavirus, follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and ...

MSU professor’s book criticizes use of standardized testing

Daniel Conn, an associate professor of education at Minot State University, thinks there must be a better way for schools to measure a student’s educational progress than standardized testing. Conn and co-authors Michelle Tenam-Zemach and Paul Parkison just published “Unraveling the ...

Racing returns to Wells County fairgrounds May 16

The race track at the Wells County fairgrounds in Fessenden will soon feature racing, but of a different four-legged variety. The first Dachshund Dash Wiener Dog Races will be held Sunday, May 16, at 1 p.m. Wiener dog races have gained popularity and are held in North Dakota and neighboring ...

April average temp below long-term average

The past month of April had an average temperature of 38.8 degrees – 1.7 degrees below the 114-year, long-term average of 40.5 degrees, according to Austin Kraklau of the North Central Research Extension Center, south of Minot. He said the lowest temperature of the month was 8 degrees on ...

Minot crews to begin street sweeping

Street sweeping crews from the City of Minot continue cleaning dirt and other debris that accumulated on city streets during the winter months, and will soon begin sweeping in residential areas. The city reports that crews spent recent weeks sweeping snow routes and other major roadways, such ...

Industrial Commission approves updated FirstHome limits

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Industrial Commission has approved updated eligibility limits for government programs that help North Dakota residents, typically first-time buyers, purchase a home. Administered by North Dakota Housing Finance Agency, the programs provide income-qualified ...

Mobile Food Pantry to stop in Harvey

HARVEY – Trucks carrying fresh vegetables, bakery items and boxed goods will be in Harvey on May 12 as part of the Great Plains Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry. All in need of food assistance are welcome to attend and receive food at no cost. The Mobile Food Pantry will stop in the parking lot ...

Group seeking former 2nd Infantry Division members

The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division at any time. The association will be holding its annual national reunion in Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 29-Oct. 3. For more information, visit the association’s website at ...

Service o­­n the water

LAKE METIGOSHE – It’s quite a sight, and a welcome one. A sign of spring too. A large barge has been busy here for the past several days, helping prepare the lake for an always busy summer. Its primary purpose, at least at this time of year, is to grab docks and lifts off shorelines, where ...

Connie Zieske supported social service operations over 48 years

Connie Zieske retired Friday from the Ward County Human Service Zone as bookkeeper and human resources manager, although her co-workers say her contributions were much more than her job titles suggest. “She’s been our counselor, making sure that we are all taken care of and that the ...

ND COVID-19 numbers announced on May 3

Ward County: 7 new positive cases No deaths in N.D. due to COVID-19 Active positive cases statewide: 1,019 For the most updated and timely information and updates related to COVID-19, visit the North Dakota Department of Health website at www.health.nd.gov/coronavirus, follow ...