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Coachman seeks Republican endorsement for ND governor

LARIMORE – Michael Coachman of Larimore has announced he will be seeking the Republican endorsement for North Dakota governor in 2020. Coachman ran unsuccessfully as an independent for secretary of state in 2018 and for lieutenant governor in 2012 and 2016. A retired Air Force veteran, ...

Kevin Conti, Minot, charged with stealing motor vehicle

Kevin Marcel Conti, 27, Minot, who is already facing a slew of offenses in district court in Minot, was charged on Tuesday with stealing a motor vehicle last Dec. 1. Conti is charged with a Class B felony in district court in Minot for the latest offense. Among the open cases Conti is ...

Michael Dennis II, Minot, charged again with domestic violence

Michael Lamart Dennis II, 24, Minot, who was sentenced last week for beating and strangling his girlfriend when she was six months pregnant last March, is now facing a charge for beating the woman on Sunday. Dennis and the woman had been fighting over custody of their baby daughter, ...

2019 District II cloud seeding operations summary

BISMARCK – Cloud seeding concluded for the District II operations area of the 2019 North Dakota Cloud Modification Project on Sept. 1. For the season, there were 333.11 flight hours flown in the district, which included McKenzie, Mountrail, Ward and Williams counties. Of those hours, 264.96 ...

Flu clinic set for Friday in Minot

First District Health Unit will hold a community flu clinic on Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the conference room at its Minot office. No appointments are necessary. People also can bring in their unused or expired prescription medicines for disposal during the Take Back event to be held ...

Accident claims life of Watford City man

A man who sustained serious injuries in a two-vehicle collision Sept. 9 has died. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says that 20-year-old Brandon Fuller, Watford City succumbed to his injuries. The accident occurred 1/2 mile south of Watford City at the intersection of N.D Highway 23 and 12th ...

Minot City Council stays course in first budget reading

Minot City Council members turned back efforts to redirect economic development dollars Monday in approving a $275 million budget for 2020 on first reading. Council member Josh Wolsky sought to include $200,000 for the Minot Downtown Business & Professional Association in the budget. The ...

Council member proposes term limit

A Minot city council member called for term limits while highlighting a pay increase next year for council members during budget discussion Monday. "I want to have a public discussion about term limits," Shannon Straight said. "I'm just putting it out to the public - in all transparency - I ...

Highway Patrol seeks pickup owner for possible information on motorcycle crash

The North Dakota Highway Patrol is seeking the public’s help in connection with a fatal motorcycle crash in McKenzie County on the afternoon of Sept. 8. The incident occurred on U.S. Highway 85 about a mile south of Grassy Butte. The Highway Patrol is looking for a dark-colored pickup. It ...

Jacob Stein, Collin Grosz, Minot, charged in area ATM thefts

Jacob Todd Stein, 25, and Collin Michael Grosz, 25, both Minot, are charged with stealing $9,420 from the State Bank & Trust ATM in Kenmare early on the morning of Sept. 1 and also of attempting to steal money from ATMs at the State Fair Center in Minot and bank ATMs in Mohall and ...

Katie Stroklund, Minot, sentenced to two years for dealing meth

Katie Nicole Stroklund, 29, Minot, was sentenced on Monday to five years in prison, with a requirement that she serve two years, and three years of supervised probation for delivery of methamphetamine to a confidential informant working for the Ward County Narcotics Task Force on May ...

Trenton Goar, Minot, sentenced for criminal trespass

Trenton Kelly Goar, 23, Minot, was sentenced on Friday to two years in prison, with all time suspended but the 39 days he has already served, for hiding from police in a stranger’s basement stairwell on Aug. 4. Goar pleaded guilty to Class C felony criminal trespass in district court in ...

National Guard unit honored for valor in Iraq

Minot-based Company A, 164th Engineer Battalion, was awarded the Valorous Unit Award Saturday for members’ actions during their deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom November 2005 to November 2006. The award, presented by Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann, adjutant general, is the second ...

Public forum to focus on electric vehicles

According to a press release, Drive Electric North Dakota will host its first electric vehicle stakeholder public forum in Bismarck during National Drive Electric Week. The forum on Wednesday is open to the public and will feature electric vehicle owners, electric utility and cooperative ...

Tribal group receives federal aid toward building addition

BELCOURT –The Tribal Nations Research Group of Belcourt has been awarded $75,000 from the Community Facilities Grant Program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development, according to Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-ND. The money will help construct an addition to its building for a ...

Boy Scout Troop 425 ‘Fill-R-Canoes’ Food Drive today

Boy Scout Troop 425 is hosting their 9th annual “Fill-R-Canoes” Food Drive, today, Tuesday, at the four Marketplace Foods stores ( 20th Avenue SW, Arrowhead, Broadway, North Hill ) and also at the Congregational United Church of Christ ( 430 North Broadway), from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. The ...

Health department announces Minot and Jamestown dispensary opening dates

On Thursday, the sixth medical marijuana dispensary in North Dakota is expected to open in Minot, according to the North Dakota Department of Health. The Herbology dispensary in Minot will be joined by a second Herbology dispensary in Jamestown on Sept. 24. For qualifying patients or ...

North Dakota drillers set oil production record in July

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota regulators say drillers set a record for oil production in July. The Department of Mineral Resources says the state produced an average of 1.44 million barrels of oil daily in July. That was up from the previous record of 1.42 million barrels a day in set in ...