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Minot man in Navy in Hawaii when U.S. detonated nuke above Pacific

Orlan Swensrud of Minot said he was “shocked” when he opened the July 28 edition of the Minot Daily News and read a story about electromagnetic attacks and when a nuclear weapon was detonated over the Pacific Ocean in 1962. Swensrud was there. He was in the Navy and on temporary duty in ...

Recovery committee names executive director

The Minot Area Recovery Community Organization has hired an executive director who says the group will be getting things done in the region. Minot attorney Andrew Schultz, the new executive director, said the organization’s work will be a community effort. “This organization is one of ...

Minot prepares to go Over the Edge

YWCA Minot has high fundraising expectations for its Aug. 17 event which itself starts eight stories above the ground. “This year is going well and we believe we will get 50-75 participants,” said YWCA Executive Director Ashley Boyd. “We’re hoping to raise $75,000, more than we’ve ...

Minot woman appointed to ND Council on the Arts

BISMARCK – Megan Laudenschlager of Minot has been appointed to the North Dakota Council on the Arts board of directors, according to a news release. Laudenschlager will serve the counties of Burke, Mountrail, Renville, Ward, Bottineau, McHenry and Pierce. Laudenschlager is the founder and ...

Traffic lanes change on Minot US 83 NW Bypass on Sunday

Traffic will switch over to new southbound lanes on Minot’s U.S. 83 Northwest Bypass project from 19th Avenue NW south to 4th Avenue NW on Sunday afternoon, according to the North Dakota Department of Transportation. Traffic speeds will be reduced. On Monday evening, 4th Avenue NW will be ...

Minot Symphony Orchestra to hold auditions

The Minot Symphony Orchestra will hold auditions by appointment on Saturday, Aug. 24. Interested musicians are asked to fill out a survey that can be found at www.minotsymphony.com no later than Aug. 19 to secure an audition time and receive the audition requirements. “Musicians in high ...

Oakwells to open pub-styled restaurant at Williston airport

WILLISTON – The new Williston Basin International Airport (XWA) terminal will have a full-service bar and restaurant, grab-and-go snacks and drinks, vending machines plus a gift shop, according to a news release. The airport concessionaire is Florida-based Oakwells. The firm has nine sites ...

Women Connect presentation ‘Back on My Feet’ set for Sept. 12

The Minot Area Chamber of Commerce and Women Connect will sponsor “Back on My Feet: Changing Perceptions, Changing Lives” on Sept. 12 from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Grand Hotel, Minot. The event was previously scheduled for June 4, but presenter Anne Mahlum was unable to attend at that time due ...

Hobby shop risks lease on life

A hobby shop owner who previously sued the city over a lease is battling the city again to hang onto her business located on airport land. Eva Lucke and her attorney, Bob Martin, argued unsuccessfully before the Minot City Council Monday to continue the lease beyond its expiration at the end ...

Council approves developments

A proposed retirement community in southwest Minot received land use approval from the Minot City Council Monday. The council also approved a rural subdivision north of Minot that had generated some neighborhood concern. Southwest Crossing requested a Planned Unit Development for a ...

North Dakota State Fair declared a success

The 2019 North Dakota State Fair was given high marks by General Manager Renae Korslien in an interview Wednesday. “I will tell you that the look of it and the feel of it was so good this year,” Korslien said. “People from all over have been complimenting it and not just fair-goers. ...

Fireworks in courtroom

It really happened. A person has been fined for letting off fireworks in the city. The City of Minot has an ordinance prohibiting the storage or igniting of fireworks within city limits. However, there is a big difference between having such an ordinance and actually catching a violator in ...

Velva High School student recognized at FBLA National Leadership Conference

The Future Business Leaders of America National Leadership Conference was held June 29-July 2 in San Antonio, Texas. More than 9,500 high school students from across the United States and abroad attended the conference to enhance their leadership skills, expand their networks and participate in ...

Uzi seized during Carpio stop

The Berthold Police Department would like more information about a Uzi machine gun that was found concealed and within reach of a driver arrested Wednesday in Carpio. Walter Cartwright of Missouri, a convicted felon who is prohibited from possessing firearms, was arrested. Drug paraphernalia ...

Area veterans named to ACOVA

Glenn Wahus of Watford City, a Navy veteran, and Dan Brown, Williston, an Army veteran, was appointed to a three-year term on the Administrative Committee on Veterans Affairs, according to a news release. Other named to a three-year term are Dean Overby, Wahpeton, a veteran of the Marine ...

Bill would reimburse vets for emergency services

Senators Kevin Cramer, R-ND, and Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., last week introduced the Veterans Reimbursement for Emergency Ambulance Services Act, a bill to authorize veterans’ expenses for emergency ambulance services to non-VA facilities to be reimbursed by the VA. “Emergency ambulance bills ...

Resolution honors Battle of the Bulge 75th anniversary

Senators Kevin Cramer, R-ND, and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va, introduced a resolution to honor the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, according to a news release. “Now therefore be it resolved,” the resolution states, “that the Senate commemorates, on December 16, 2019, the 75th ...