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Boy Scout Troop 425 brings in another Eagle Scout

On Wednesday, May 29, Boy Scout Troop 425 of Minot will celebrate Everett Aberle becoming their 95th Eagle Scout during a 6:30 p.m. Eagle Court of Honor at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. A reception is to follow the Court of Honor. Aberle is the son of Ricky and Christine Aberle of Minot. ...

Kenneth Karlson, Minot, sentenced for theft

Kenneth Earle Karlson, 56, Minot, was sentenced on Tuesday to three years in prison, all suspended, and three years of supervised probation for stealing a JCB Model 506C telehandler and selling it without the permission of the owner in 2017. Judge Todd Cresap also ordered Karlson to pay ...

Sherry Wicker, Minot, charged with conspiracy to commit theft of property

Sherry Lynne Wicker, 58, Minot, is accused of conspiring to burglarize a storage unit on Feb. 3, 2018. According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, the total value of the property taken was more than $10,000. The renter of the storage unit had found the lock on the unit ...

Nicole Lampkins charged with child neglect

Nicole Lampkins, 21, is accused of leaving her 4-year-old and 10-month-old children home alone for a short time at a residence on Minot Air Force Base in January. According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, the Ward County Sheriff’s Department received a call from the ...

Towner rancher Ryan Taylor joins Ducks Unlimited staff

Ryan Taylor, a fourth-generation rancher and an advocate for rural people and rural places, has joined Ducks Unlimited as public policy director for the prairie states of North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana. Taylor brings to the conservation non-profit experience in policy and as a working ...

Safe Sitter schedule announced

Trinity Health has announced dates for its summer Safe Sitter classes, according to a press release. Safe Sitter is a nationally approved, medically accurate program that teaches young people life and safety skills for when they are home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. Youths ...

Special fishing day set at refuge

The Upper Souris National Wildlife Refuge in cooperation with the North Dakota Game & Fish Department and local volunteers will sponsor a fishing day for individuals with special needs from Minot and the surrounding area. The event, planned for June 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., will take ...

Home destroyed by fire

What used to be a mobile home was reduced to charred remains as a result of a fire this past Saturday morning. The Minot Fire Department found the home fully engulfed in flames when they arrived on scene at 2:30 a.m. Saturday. The home, located at 1500 18th St. SW, Lot 75, had been vacant ...

Teacher negotiations begin

A year after contract negotiations went to impasse and the Minot Public School Board imposed a contract on teachers, the two sides are negotiating again. Last week, both sides agreed to negotiate in good faith. Business Manager Scott Moum told the teachers that the school district is in a ...

Randal Layman, Tennessee, set for trial on wildlife charges in Divide County

CROSBY – A man the state maintains acted illegally as a hunting guide for several years is scheduled to go on trial Dec. 11 in Divide County. Randal Scott Layman, Jr., Fayetteville, Tennessee is charged with four class C felony counts of exploitation of wildlife. Three similar charges ...

Cool weather with possible rain for Minot area this week

There’s an elevated chance of rain in the forecast this week for the Minot area. Two separate systems are expected to influence the region. Any rain that falls will help bring total rainfall for the area closer to the long term norm. As of Monday morning, this year’s precipitation ...

Offices closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day holiday

City of Minot and Ward County offices will be closed next Monday in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. The closures include Minot City Hall, Public Works and the Engineering Department. There will be no Minot residential garbage collection on Monday; the next pickup day for residents ...

Bridge groundbreaking set

The Souris River Joint Board has scheduled a groundbreaking ceremony for the Burlington Colton Avenue Bridge Replacement of the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project. The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, in Burlington. The ceremony will be held on the west side of the Colton ...

National Trails Day observed

National Trails Day will be observed in North Dakota State Parks on Saturday, June 1. National Trails Day is a nation-wide event that encourages everyone to head outside and be active. Here are some of the scheduled events: Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park: Annual 15k Trail Run and 5k Family ...

Terry Beaver Jr., Detroit, Mich., sentenced for delivery of oxycodone

Terry Lee Beaver Jr., 19, of Detroit, Mich., was sentenced last week in district court in Minot to a year in jail, all suspended but the 35 days he has already served, for two counts of Class B felony delivery of oxycodone in April. Beaver will also be on supervised probation for three ...

Rosa Winanz sentenced to six months for breaking fellow inmate’s nose

Rosa Maria Winanz, 29, Mandaree, will serve six months in prison for punching a woman in the face and breaking her nose on April 19 at the Ward County Jail. North Central District Court Judge Todd Cresap accepted a plea deal for Winanz on Monday that Judge Doug Mattson had rejected last ...

Pride Minot rebrands itself

Pride Minot is now known as Magic City Equality. Board members James Falcon, Christopher Dix, Shannon Krueger and Jorden Laducer all said that rebranding the organization will help it do even more to help people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or are questioning their sexual ...

Garrison’s Keith Witt volunteers to recognize, encourage other volunteers

GARRISON – You can find him conducting regular meetings of the North Dakota Fishing Hall of Fame, or maybe filling bags of popcorn at the theater on a Friday night. He’s Keith Witt, a 31-year former resident of Bismarck who moved here in 2012 following his retirement from the Bismarck ...