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Marcus Lee charged with conspiracy to commit murder

Bond was set at $1 million cash on Tuesday for Marcus Jermaine Lee, 22, who is charged with Class AA felony conspiracy to commit murder in the shooting death in Minot on Sunday of 29-year-old Dominick Stephens. Minot police said in a press release on Tuesday that Lee was taken into custody at ...

Students experiment with new green screen

The Makerspace in the Minot Public Library was a popular place for students after school on Thursday. They sat at computers playing games and also experimented with the new green screen. Kassie Ziegler, 28, has worked at the library for 10 years and as the teen assistant for four of those ...

Produced water spills occur at Watford City & Sherwood areas

WATFORD CITY – The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality reports two recent produced water spills occurred in the area. A valve failure caused a produced water spill on a well pad near Watford City on Saturday. The well, located 14 miles east of Watford City, is operated by ...

Native American Hall of Honor seeks nominations

BISMARCK – The nomination process is now open for the North Dakota Native American Hall of Honor. Located in the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum in Bismarck, the Native American Hall of Honor is an annual program recognizing Native Americans who have gone above and beyond in ...

NDSU Extension Crop Opportunities 2020 meetings start today

The Crop Opportunities 2020 meetings have been scheduled for Jan. 15-17 across north central and northwest North Dakota. The meetings are open to the public at no charge. Meetings will be held at the following locations: – Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 9 a.m. in Mohall, Emergency Services ...

Minot Police release name of homicide victim, continue investigation

The Minot Police Department has released the name of the homicide victim in an early Sunday morning shooting as Dominick Stephens, 29, of Minot. Officers had responded to the area of 13th Street and 11th Avenue Northwest shortly after 6 a.m. to investigate a report of gunshots that occurred ...

Make-A-Wish grants Hawaiian trip to Minot teen

A Minot teen will be taking her family to Hawaii in March, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Hailey Graner, 16, received the surprise at the Prairie Grit Adaptive Sports center in Maysa Arena Saturday morning from wish granters Tami Meidinger and Sarah Burckhard, who were joined by a ...

ND Young Republicans organize in northwest ND

Young conservatives in northwest North Dakota are invited to get involved and have their voices heard in the state’s Republican GOP Party. Brian Nordmark, Bottineau, chairman for the northwest quadrant of North Dakota Young Republicans, said the organization has been active in parts of the ...

Frigid weather arrives

While cold weather can certainly be expected anytime during a North Dakota winter, it’s never totally welcome. When coupled with high winds, below zero temperatures can be both miserable and dangerous. Minot will experience both this week. The National Weather Service is warning about ...

Lake Sakakawea freezes over

Lake Sakakawea was officially declared frozen by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers this past Saturday. Saturday’s freeze-up ended a stretch of 257 days of open water on Lake Sakakawea. The state’s largest body of water had been declared free of ice on April 29, 2019. Saturday’s declared ...

Scott Burlingame puts knowledge to work for nonprofit community

Empowering people and engaging communities is Scott Burlingame’s strategy for making a difference. The executive director for Independence, Inc., in Minot, Burlingame has nearly a 20-year history of advocating for people with disabilities. His mission is to share his knowledge so more ...

Helping veterans

Ryan Family Dealerships were honored on Tuesday as a leader in supporting the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 4 of Minot. Skip Gjerde, DAV Chapter 4 commander, and Doug Benjamin, senior vice commander, presented Ryan Family Dealerships’ owners, Kathleen and Michael Gaddie, with a plaque ...

Minot Police release name of homicide victim

Minot Police have released the name of Sunday's homicide victim as Dominick Stephens, 29, of Minot. Officers had responded to the area of 13th Street and 11th Avenue Northwest shortly after 6 a.m. to investigate a report of gunshots that occurred at the intersection and along Terrace Drive. A ...

Shooting leaves one dead

A 29-year-old shooting victim was pronounced dead in a local hospital after he was discovered in a vehicle near the Minot State University Dome early Sunday morning, according to the Minot Police Department. Police reported officers responded to the area of 13th Street and 11th Avenue ...

MSU hosts third annual Minot Regional Robotics Tournament

Jill Schramm/MDN Calvin Olson, left, and Caleb Haverstock compete with the Bishop Ryan robotics team during a contest round at the third annual Minot Regional Robotics Tournament Saturday at Minot State University. Conducted by Full STEAM Ahead, the FIRST LEGO League tournament saw 23 teams ...

Personnel respond to base emergency

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – Emergency personnel responded to Minot Air Force Base housing wearing protective equipment Friday evening, but no hazards were encountered, according to Minot AFB Public Affairs. The response was to a single home. The Public Affairs office released information stating ...