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Learning about the zoo

Roosevelt Park Zoo’s African zookeeper Taylor Jundt got her start at the zoo in Minot as a ZooTeen when she was a seventh-grader. ZooTeen is a multifaceted volunteer program that allows teens to fit their wish to assist at the zoo during the summer months and can extend into yearround. The ...

Armstrong visits southern border

EAGLE PASS, Texas – Congressman Kelly Armstrong, R-N.D., joined Congressmen Tony Gonzales, R-Texas, Jim Banks, R-Ind., and other house colleagues on a congressional delegation to America’s southern border on Thursday. The delegation heard from local law enforcement and Border Patrol ...

True Crime podcast Midwest Murder to go on tour

Jonah Lantto and Dawn Palumbo of Minot are taking their popular Midwest Murder podcast on the road. Thus far there have been three sold-out live broadcasts of the podcast, which tells the story of past murders in Minot and in surrounding states and Canadian provinces, said Lantto. Now there ...

MSU offers face-to-face classes at base

Minot State University will again offer face-to-face classes at Minot Air Force Base starting with the summer 2021 semester. The summer 2021 semester begins June 1 and finishes July 29 with registration currently open. MSU at the Minot Air Force Base will also have three sessions of ...

Residents should be wary of men pretending to be City of Minot employees

Residents should be wary of two men alleging to be employees with the City of Minot’s water and sewer department who say they need to enter homes to check water meters. ”We don’t typically show up unannounced. Something like could happen in an emergency, like when there’s a water ...

T4 event introduces students in region to workforce skills

WATFORD CITY – Students from throughout the region will be in Watford City Wednesday and Thursday for the T4 – Tools, Trades, Torque, Tech – event. The event introduces students to workforce skills, needs, training and networking opportunities with industry leaders and ...

Bottineau Family Crisis Center and Dakota College sponsor Walk a Mile

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The Family Crisis Center in Bottineau partnered with Dakota College at Bottineau to create a community awareness event marking a one mile long decorated trail. The trail is unique as it is also the future Dakota College Agro-Forestry Path ...

Honor Dance and Powwow to be held April 30 and May 1 at MSU

The Minot State Native American Cultural Center and Native American Cultural Awareness club in welcoming back the 31st annual Spring Honor Dance and Powwow Celebration in the MSU Dome Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1. The MSU Dome will look a little different during this year’s ...

Firefighters host open house

BURLINGTON – The first fire hall was a building originally constructed for a jail. The first truck cost $300 and was retrofitted by community members to fight fires. Seventy years later, the Burlington Volunteer Fire Department is well equipped with a fleet of trucks housed in a modern fire ...

North Dakota State Fair Parade set for July 24

“Saluting All Essential Workers!” is the theme of this year’s North Dakota State Fair Parade scheduled for Saturday, July 24. The parade, starting at 9:15 a.m., will follow Burdick Expressway East from Broadway and through the North Dakota State Fairgrounds. Non-commercial entries are ...

Mark Kugler, Brandon Facer charged with conspiracy to commit robbery

Mark A. Kugler, 55, and Brandon Earl Wade Facer, 34, both Minot, are accused of physically assaulting and robbing another man at a Minot residence on Dec. 20, 2020. Both are charged with Class B felony conspiracy to commit robbery in district court in Minot. The alleged victim is known to ...

Daycare provider Deanna Doman, Stanley, charged with child abuse

Deanna Christine Doman, 35, Stanley, is accused of spanking a toddler for whom she had provided daycare and leaving a mark on him in February. She is charged in district court in Stanley with Class B felony child abuse. According to the probable cause affidavit filed with the court, the ...

Vandenberg AFB site for next-gen ICBM formal training unit

WASHINGTON –Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, has been selected as the preferred location for the formal training unit for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent, the new intercontinental ballistic missile. Acting Secretary of the Air Force John Roth selected the site, according to ...

UND Law School presents free online symposium

The University of North Dakota School of Law will hold the 2021 North Dakota Law Review Energy Law Symposium on Thursday, April 15. The online symposium, hosted by the North Dakota Law Review, a publication by the UND School of Law, will feature a comprehensive program of energy-related ...

California man wants to interview WWII combat vets

Rishi Sharma, from Agoura Hills, Calif., has a passion for World War II history and a profound reverence for everyday heroism of the Greatest Generation. So far he has interviewed 1,100 combat veterans in 47 states during the past four years. He came to Minot on Thursday to interview another ...

Oh my, so dry! Drought blankets state

More and more state residents, from the city to the country, are keeping a watchful eye on the sky and closely monitoring weather forecasts for any indication of rain. As temperatures continue to warm and producers begin preparation for spring planting, drought conditions are approaching ...

ND COVID-19 numbers announced on April 9

COVID-19 Test Results The results listed are from the previous day. Additional data can be found on the NDDoH website.    Please note that from now on the daily news release will be sent Monday – Friday. The NDDoH dashboard will continue to be updated ...

Board members want mask mandates to stay in place

Minot school board members and administrators listened with a skeptical ear on Thursday to a group of citizens who asked them to remove a mask mandate for children and employees in the Minot public schools. The mask mandate has been in effect since classes resumed amid the ongoing COVID-19 ...