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Mobile Food Pantry to make stops in Plaza, Parshall & New Town

FARGO – Trucks carrying fresh vegetables, bakery items and boxed goods will be in the communities of Plaza, Parshall and New Town on Wednesday, March 10, 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 ...

In-person graduations likely for MSU, Minot High

Minot State University is currently planning an in-person graduation ceremony in May, according to university communications director Mike Linnell. COVID-19 restrictions will likely mean there will be a limit of a few guests per persons and other alterations might have to be made to the ...

Busch Beer race name campaign to benefit Farm Rescue

Busch Beer is helping Farm Rescue, a North Dakota-based nonprofit organization. The official beer of NASCAR, Busch Beer is giving NASCAR fans everywhere the opportunity to choose the name of one of the biggest events in NASCAR, the NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway on May 2. All fans ...

Facilities boost Minot’s economy

A recently released economic impact study for the Minot Park District shows park facilities had more than a $48.7 million economic impact on the Minot community in 2019. The park board commissioned a Minot State University study to look at economic impact – the first study of its kind since ...

Minot reviews cybersecurity measures

Staying on top of cybersecurity has been a focus at the Minot Water Treatment Plant for some time, but a recent hacking attempt on a Florida plant has heightened the awareness. “It’s been something that’s been discussed in the industry for the last few years,” Jason Sorenson, City of ...

ND COVID-19 numbers announced on Feb. 24

COVID-19 Test Results The results listed are from the previous day. Additional data can be found on the NDDoH website.    Please note that from now on the daily news release will be sent Monday – Friday. The NDDoH dashboard will continue to be updated ...

Magic City Playmakers put on ‘Almost, Maine’

The Magic City Campus Playmakers present their spring show “Almost, Maine,” by John Cariani, from Thursday to Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Arvel Graving Theatre at Magic City Campus. “Almost, Maine” is a series of nine vignettes about love with a touch of magic realism. Set against ...

Minot Symphony Orchestra to present ‘A Little Night Musik’

The Minot Symphony Orchestra will present “A Little Night Musik” featuring music by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and a world premier by one of its own musicians Matthew Benbenek. The orchestra will welcome a limited socially distanced live audience to attend the performance at Minot State ...

First District seeks residents with two health conditions for vaccination

First District Health Unit reminds the public that it now has COVID-19 vaccine for people 18-64 years of age with two or more specific high-risk health conditions. A list of qualifying conditions can be found at www.fdhu.org. If you are 65 or older, you can also be vaccinated now, regardless ...

Justin Wallette, charged with sexual abuse of child under age 10

Justin James Wallette, 33, is charged in district court in Minot with a Class A felony for allegedly sexually abusing a young girl under age 10. He was scheduled to make an initial appearance on the charge on Tuesday before Judge Richard Hagar. A Class A felony carries a maximum sentence ...

Andrew Rieger, Harvey, sentenced to 18 months for corruption of a minor

Andrew Jordan Rieger, 32, Harvey, was sentenced on Monday in district court in Benson County to three years in prison, with a requirement that he serve 18 months, followed by five years of supervised probation for Class C felony corruption of a 15-year-old girl. Other charges against him were ...

Three Affiliated Tribes receive $1.2M in Head Start funds

The Three Affiliated Tribes on the Fort Berthold Reservation has received $1.2 million for Head Start programs from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Sen. Kevin Cramer announced the award on Tuesday. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe also received $1.3 million The funds come ...

Human Services enhances suicide prevention efforts in ND

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division has announced grant funding opportunities for local government organizations, community nonprofit or private organizations and tribal nations to further suicide prevention efforts in the state. The 2021 ...

State Historical Society starts new series of virtual programs for classrooms

BISMARCK – The State Historical Society of North Dakota is launching Ask-an-Expert, a new series of virtual programs for classrooms. The initiative is currently in beta testing, and participation is free during spring 2021. Ask-an-Expert is an online meeting between a classroom and staff ...

Bottineau Winter Park Ski Team ends season with championship events

BOTTINEAU – Recently completing a regular season impacted by COVID-19 restrictions, the Bottineau Winter Park Ski Team will be sending some members to championship competitions in March. Coach Boyd Sivertson said Canadian ski clubs shut down during the pandemic, leaving the U12 (ages 10 and ...

B-I-N-G-O!

The Minot Daily News, partnering with Marketplace Foods and Pet Supplies Plus, will launch its coverall bingo game on Wednesday, February 24th, with the official Minot Daily News bingo card being inserted into the newspaper. Numbers will be featured in the paper every day until there is a ...

ND COVID-19 numbers announced on Feb. 23

COVID-19 Test Results The results listed are from the previous day. Additional data can be found on the NDDoH website.    Please note that from now on the daily news release will be sent Monday – Friday. The NDDoH dashboard will continue to be updated ...

Ashlee Deschamp charged with voting twice in last fall’s election

Ashlee Monique Deschamp, 45, is accused of voting twice in last fall’s election, a Class C felony. She made an initial appearance on the charge on Monday before Judge Richard Hagar in district court in Minot. According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Deschamp voted once ...