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Judge turns down plea deal fon child neglect charge for Krystan Standingbear

Judge Stacy Louser said Tuesday she wasn’t comfortable with a proposed plea deal for Krystan Faye Standingbear, 24, of Bismarck, who is charged with Class C felony child neglect. Standingbear allegedly ran away from a stolen car while carrying her baby in Minot on Jan. 14. She then went to ...

Ward County 4-H Hippology teams compete

The Ward County 4-H Junior and Senior Hippology teams traveled in different directions to compete on Feb. 1. The Senior Hippology and Quiz Bowl team went to the Black Hills Stock Show in Rapid City, S.D. The Junior Hippology team went to the Burleigh County Hippology Contest in Bismarck. ...

Ward County 4-H has multiple wins at judging contest

Ward County was well represented by the 4-H Crops and Livestock Judging teams at the Northwest Judging Contest held in Stanley on Feb. 1. Both crops and livestock judging are split into two age groups of Junior 8 to 13 and Senior 14 to 18. In Crops Judging, contestants must identify crops ...

4-H youth take part in Northwest District Archery Match

Forty-two Ward County 4-H youth participated in the Northwest District Archery Match on Feb. 1 at the North Dakota State Fairgrounds in Minot. Indoor Archery Matches are split up by age and bow type divisions. Ages are Beginner 8 to 10; Junior 11 to 13; Senior 14 to 18; and Masters who are ...

Minot Parks moves to online registration

The Minot Park District will be moving to online registration for summer programming in the spring of 2020. “We know everyone is busy and they don’t always have time for an extra stop in the office in order to register for programming,” said Ron Merritt, executive director of the ...

City offices closed Monday

City of Minot offices, including City Hall, Public Works, and the Engineering Department, will be closed Monday, Feb. 17, in observance of the Presidents’ Day holiday. The regular City Council meeting will be held Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 5:30 p.m. in Council chambers at City Hall. There ...

North Dakota Student Art Show at the Taube

The Taube Museum of Art in Minot will be hosting the North Dakota Student Art Show once again. Art entries will be taken until March 31 at 4 p.m. and displayed from April 7-29. The categories are separated into groups: grades K-3, grades 4-6, grades 7-8 and grades 9-12. The fee rate is $8 per ...

Brass Band of Minot concert for all ages

The Brass Band of Minot will have a concert titled “For the Young and the Old” in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall Sunday at 4 p.m. on Minot State University campus. Several pieces in many different genres will be played, ranging from “Best Foot Forward” by Ernest Tomlinson to “Mr. Sandman” ...

Cookie University at MSU

Due to weather conditions, the Girl Scouts Cookie University has been rescheduled for Saturday from 1-4 p.m. at Minot State University. Cookie University is for Girl Scouts to learn life skills through selling cookies: setting goals, making decisions, developing people skills and learning ...

Enrollment up at Dakota College at Bottineau

Dakota College at Bottineau reported an official headcount of 903 students for the spring semester. This reflects 41 more students than a year ago and exceeds the past record enrollment of 882 students in the spring of 2018, according to the college. The increase is primarily attributable to ...

MSU Alumni Association seeks nominations for Golden Awards

The Minot State University Alumni Association is currently accepting nominations for its annual Golden Awards. The Golden Awards is the highest award bestowed by the Minot State Alumni Association in recognition for an individual, according to a press release. Recipients of the Golden Award ...

Val Curtis, Minot, earns spot in Olympic marathon trial

Three years ago Val Curtis of Minot set a goal to earn a spot in the 2020 Olympic trials for women’s marathon. On Feb. 29, she’ll be at the starting line in Atlanta to fulfill the dream. “I’m really excited that I accomplished a goal of mine and something that I worked for for so many ...

Residents hear buyout plans

A public meeting on a northeast phase of the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project drew a crowd of both interested and concerned residents to Roosevelt Elementary Monday. A senior engineer on the Phase MI-5 Northeast Tieback Levee, located east of Third Street Northeast, explained a ...

Audience members to be allowed to address board regarding lunch debt policy

The Minot Public School Board plans to revisit a somewhat controversial policy regarding how to handle school lunch debt during a special board meeting at 7:30 p.m. this Thursday in the board room of the district administration building. School board president Jim Rostad said Tuesday that the ...

Minot AFB B-52s part of mission with Japanese Air Force

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii – A Minot Air Force Base from the Pacific Theater and another B-52 bomber from Minot Air Force Base in continental United States integrated with the Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self Defense Force or JASDF) to conduct bilateral and theater familiarization ...

Minot Area Giving Hearts Day

Fourteen area nonprofit organizations ask you to join in for 24 hours of online giving at https://www.givingheartsday.org/. In 2019, over 450 nonprofits were given $16.3 million that was raised for Giving Hearts Day. A chili cook-off will take place at the PATH ND office on Thursday from ...