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November snowfall, temps below long-term averages

November went out with a storm leaving little snow but plenty of ice on roads, sidewalks, driveways and parking lots. The total moisture for the month of November was 0.71 inches, which is slightly below the long-term average of 0.75 inches, said Joe Effertz of the North Central Research ...

Octavia Pilot, Minot, charged with child neglect

Octavia Kavon Pilot, 25, Minot, is accused of leaving her 5-year-old son home alone on Nov. 26. She is charged in district court in Minot with Class C felony child neglect. According to the probable cause affidavit filed with the court, a postal worker found the child home alone when she ...

Nativity scene debuts at ND State Capitol for Christmas season

BISMARCK – For the first time ever, the State Capitol in North Dakota will have a Nativity scene next to the state Christmas tree in Memorial Hall. The simple stable with Baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph and the Angel will be blessed and lighted during an ecumenical celebration today at 4 p.m. It ...

Committee approves cottage food rules

BISMARCK – Legislators at an Administrative Rules Committee meeting this week approved rules for cottage food products. The rules do not add additional regulation but clarify what is currently written into state law under the North Dakota Cottage Food Act. The clarifying language will go ...

One Brand survey results to be released Monday

A public meeting will be held Monday regarding Minot’s One Brand Campaign. Odney conducted market research in conjunction with the campaign and will present results of the One Brand Public Perception Survey at the meeting at 3 p.m. in Minot Municipal Auditorium, Room 201. One Brand is a ...

City schedules State of City event

The City of Minot has scheduled its annual State of the City event for Feb. 6 in Magic City Campus’ Arvel Graving Theater. The event will offer attendees the chance to meet with City of Minot department heads and other city staff, in addition to gathering information about city ...

Ward County Commission considers 2 a.m. bar closing

The question of whether bars in rural Ward County should have the option to be open until 2 a.m. is on the county commission’s platter. Commissioners tabled the matter after a brief discussion Tuesday. Sheriff Robert Roed said an extra hour at the bars should matter little to his ...

Minot City Council doubles its pay, approves city manager contract

The pay for serving on the Minot City Council would double next year under an ordinance approved by the council on first reading Monday. The council also approved a city manager’s contract that includes a salary increase next August. Council members voted to increase their pay from $595 a ...

Senators: ND company’s border wall contract important step in security

With a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers multi-million dollar contract awarded to them this week, a North Dakota company will be building border wall at Yuma, Ariz. On Monday, the Corps announced that Fisher Sand and Gravel Company of Dickinson will receive nearly $270 million of a nearly $400 ...

Golden Kiwanis make presentations

The Minot Golden Kiwanis presented checks to Roosevelt and McKinley elementaries in Minot to help the two schools and staff purchase needed supplies during the year.

No-Shave November fundraiser

Director Shane Jordan and social worker Cassandra Hemphill, both of the Trinity CancerCare Center, are shown with members of the Ward County Sheriff’s Office. Bearded members of Ward County’s law enforcement community celebrated the successful end of No-Shave November – a unique ...

Joel Perry, Minot, charged with strangling wife

Joel Eugene Perry, 45, Minot, is accused of strangling his wife during an argument on Friday. He is charged in district court in Minot with Class C felony domestic violence causing serious bodily injury. The woman received treatment at the hospital emergency room for her injuries. Perry ...

Surrey to hold Dec. 17 election

SURREY – The City of Surrey will hold a special election Tuesday, Dec. 17, to fill a vacancy for mayor and decide a council race in a recall. The poll at City Hall will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Charles Tollefson has filed to fill the unexpired two-year term for mayor. Karla Walsh has ...

CORRECTION

Minot City Council member Josh Wolsky voted against a council amendment and final motion to move forward with inquiries related to two potential sites for a downtown gathering space Monday. Council member Shannon Straight voted against the amendment, which passed 5-2, and for the final motion, ...

Keeping gathering space alive

The Minot City Council is keeping alive two potential locations for a downtown gathering space, despite the possibility that one might not be available for purchase. The council voted Monday to seek clarification from Trinity Health on its decision not to sell its parking lot next to Broadway ...

Flu cases rising

The number of flu cases in Ward County and North Dakota picked up in November, and health officials are encouraging residents to get vaccinated before the holidays. This week is National Influenza Vaccination Week. Everyone ages 6 months and older should get vaccinated, according to the North ...

Moisture total climbs

Recent snowfall in Minot has added to the yearly moisture total that continues to climb well into the record book. Minot’s most recent snowfall, which occurred this past Saturday, was measured at 1.8 inches at the North Central Research and Extension Center. The amount of moisture it ...