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2020 Main Street ND Summit speakers announced

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Commerce has announced the featured speakers for the 2020 Main Street ND Summit, to be held virtually Oct. 6-7. Featured speakers for the summit will include: – Jeff Speck, a city planner and urban designer who advocates internationally for ...

Children’s museum receives federal grant

The Magic City Discovery Center will be able to launch construction of a children’s museum with the announcement Friday of a $6.3 million grant from the Department of Defense. The grant is coming through the City of Minot. Sen. John Hoeven, R-ND, announced the grant Friday. The ...

St. Joseph’s Community Health Foundation rededicates St. Francis statue

With the addition of new plaques, a statue of St. Francis of Assisi was rededicated Thursday in Rosehill Memorial Park by the St. Joseph’s Community Health Foundation board, friends and beneficiaries. Unlike the original dedication in 2014, when the statue was held up crossing the ocean ...

Milo Whitetail pleads not guilty to murder

Milo Whitetail, 57, pleaded not guilty on Thursday to the Class AA May 25 felony murder of Eric Christopher Patterson, 43. According to court documents and testimony at the preliminary hearing, Whitetail stabbed Patterson 20 times in the head, neck, chest and side after they had argued over ...

Supreme Court upholds conviction for Coby Edwards

The State Supreme Court has upheld Coby Edwards’ conviction in a Class AA felony gross sexual imposition case. Edwards, 28, Berthold, was convicted last year in district court in Minot of Class AA felony gross sexual imposition. He sexually abused a preschool girl between 2016 and 2018. ...

Corey Sandusky, Jefferson City, Mont., charged with reckless endangerment

Corey John Sandusky, 34, of Jefferson City, Mont., is charged with accidentally discharging a gun at a southwest Minot hotel early Wednesday morning. A bullet from the gun went through the wall into a neighboring room and landed on a bed next to one of three occupants in the neighboring room. ...

Eli Dragswolf charged with assaulting another inmate during jail fight

Eli Stonewall Dragswolf, 30, is accused of assaulting another inmate at the Ward County Jail during a fight on Aug. 2. He is charged with Class C felony aggravated assault. According to the probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Dragswolf slammed the other man’s head into one of the ...

Turtle Mountain tribe receives law enforcement grant

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Justice, through the Office of Justice Programs, has awarded $399,920 to the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians in Belcourt to develop and implement safety training programs for law enforcement and criminal justice agency personnel, according to Sens. ...

Amtrak’s Empire Builder moving to a tri-weekly schedule next month

Beginning in October, Amtrak’s Empire Builder route will change to three times a week stops in Minot. The westbound train, No. 7, will leave Chicago and travel to Seattle on Monday, Thursday and Saturday. The eastbound train, No. 8, will leave Seattle and travel the route to Chicago on ...

Minot adoptee grateful for birth mother’s choice

Virginia Braaten of Minot describes adoptive mothers as “heart” moms because the child didn’t come from the womb but from the heart. It is the birth mother who is able to fulfill that desire of the heart, she added. Braaten, 29, was five days old when she was placed with her adoptive ...

Former event planner to appeal consumer fraud ruling

A former Minot event planner will appeal a North Central District Court decision that resulted in a judge’s order last Friday that she pay more than $25,000 in fines, costs and fees for consumer fraud. District Judge Todd Cresap determined Terpsehore “Tore” Maras-Lindeman violated the ...

Minot Park Board approves 2021 budget

The Minot Park Board approved a $14.45 million budget for 2021 on first reading Tuesday. The budget should mean no tax increase for property owners, although changes in a property’s taxable valuation could affect the tax as well. No one spoke at the board’s public hearing on the ...

ND COVID-19 Test Results as of Sept. 17

The results listed are from the previous day. Additional data can be found on the NDDoH website. BY THE NUMBERS 6,764 - Total Tests from Yesterday* 559,923 - Total tests completed since pandemic began 394 - Positive Individuals from Yesterday***** 16,723 - Total positive individuals since ...

N.D. census response reaches 93.5%

(AP) — Justin Silvera came off the fire lines in Northern California after a grueling 36 straight days battling wildfires and evacuating residents ahead of the flames. Before that, he and his crew had worked for 20 days, followed by a three-day break. Silvera, a 43-year-old battalion chief ...

Larry Owens charged with intent to deliver more than 5,000 fentanyl pills

Larry Owens, 25, is charged with intent to deliver more than 5,000 fentanyl pills – about 618.34 grams – in the Minot area on Tuesday. Minot police said that is the largest fentanyl bust ever made in the area and fentanyl has a street value of about $350,000. Owens made an initial ...

Minot invests to preserve Gol Stave Church

The ongoing work to add new polish to the Scandinavian Heritage Park’s landmark Gol Stave Church is preserving more than just the building. It’s preserving a vision that inspired the Scandinavian Heritage Association to erect the church 20 years ago. Kev Davick, vice president of the ...