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American Bank Center donates $100,000 to Great Plains Food Bank

BISMARCK - American Bank Center has donated $100,000 to the Great Plains Food Bank Feed the Future campaign. The organizations announced the donation together on Tuesday. The donation will benefit the Great Plains Food Bank’s efforts to open a regional service center in Bismarck, which ...

One Brand survey finds Minot viewed favorably

Most Minot-area residents are happy with their community, according to a recently released survey. They also want to see more investment in healthcare and infrastructure but view the city as doing well with employment, education and quality of life. On Monday, Odney presented results of a ...

Tioga bank, TEDC award $10,000 through business event

TIOGA – The Bank of Tioga, in partnership with the Tioga Economic Development Corp., awarded $10,000 to five local businesses on Nov. 7 as a result of REV, an event helping local business owners “ignite” their businesses. In its third consecutive year, The Bank of Tioga has reinvested ...

Barry Lindeman, Minot, charged with sexual abuse of child

Barry Mervyn Lindeman, 40, Minot, is accused of sexually abusing a young girl on multiple occasions at a location in Ward County when she was as young as 10. According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Lindeman went to the Minot police station on Saturday and confessed to ...

Larry Jones, Detroit, Mich., charged with intent to deliver fentanyl

Larry Devon Jones, 26, Detroit, Mich., is charged in district court in Minot with intent to deliver fentanyl. According to the probable cause affidavit filed with the court, the Ward County Narcotics Task Force had Jones under surveillance on Thursday. Jones was spotted getting into a silver ...

Crosby trust announces community investments

CROSBY — The trustees of the John & Elaine Andrist Charitable Trust have awarded seven grants totaling $33,100 to organizations seeking to improve the quality of life in northwest North Dakota. These grants mark the second iteration of community investments to come from the trust since ...

Highway Patrol set to conduct safety campaign

During the month of December, the North Dakota Highway Patrol will be conducting a high visibility enforcement campaign that focuses on speed, right of way, impairment, distracted driving and seat belt violations. The goal of the campaign is to have an increased patrol presence on roadways, ...

Ward County announces holiday hours

Ward County will be adjusting its administrative office hours over the holidays. Offices will be open on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, from 8 a.m. to noon and closed on Christmas Day. Offices will be open regular hours from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve, and closed on New Year’s Day.

Equipment failure causes oil spill near Watford City

BISMARCK - An equipment failure on location at a well near Watford City on Saturday caused the release of 20,160 gallons of oil. The North Dakota Oil and Gas Division was notified on Sunday of the oil spill occurring at the Sturgeon 150-99-18-19-3H well, about six miles west of Watford ...

Christmas bird counts at area refuges

Des Lacs, Upper Souris and J. Clark Salyer National Wildlife Refuge will participate in the 120th annual Christmas Bird Count by hosting counts centered on each refuge headquarters. Each count will start at 8 a.m. The dates are: Dec. 17 at J. Clark NWR, Dec. 19 at Des Lacs NWR and Dec. 27 ...

Wild Outdoor Women event

Lake Metigoshe State Park is hosting the Wild Outdoor Women event Feb. 21-23. This event is for women older than 16 who are looking to learn or refine skills associated with a variety of North Dakota’s outdoor recreational activities. WOW provides opportunities for participants interested ...

Snowshoe workshop scheduled at Ft. Stevenson

Fort Stevenson State Park will host an Ojibway Snowshoe Lacing Workshop on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This instructor-led workshop will give participants the opportunity to lace their own pairs of Ojibway snowshoes. The cost is $85 per participant. The fee includes a snowshoe ...

Ryan Wagner, Makoti sets world record

Ryan Wagner’s recent Nepal trek was definitely one for the record books. Wagner, who lives in Makoti, and his companions, Scott Loughney, from Vancouver, Wash., and Uprendra Sunawar, from Nepal, set a world record for the fastest time in completing the Everest Mail Run last month. The ...

Early Three Graves Cemetery part of McLean County history

TURTLE LAKE – There’s a small cemetery in McLean County that contains some fading evidence of the region’s history. While old cemeteries are sometimes neglected or forgotten, the Three Graves Cemetery northwest of here remains a visible reminder of the earliest days of our state. The ...

World War II veteran recalls Pearl Harbor attack

World War II veteran Ray Curtis, of Minot, was serving in the Army when Japanese aircraft attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. “We heard it on the radio,” Curtis said of news of the attack. Curtis said he was on the way to Mare Island Navy base near San Francisco when the announcement ...

Multi-County Activity Day gives 4-H members hands-on learning

4-H members, volunteers and presenters from seven counties participated in the annual 4-H Multi-County Activity Day held at the North Dakota State Fair Center in Minot on Nov. 16. Multi-County Activity Day is an event where 4-H members have the opportunity for hands-on learning. The youth ...