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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 ...

FEMA to provide assistance with funeral costs for COVID-19-related deaths

The staff at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home want the residents of northwest North Dakota to be aware, that beginning in April, families that experienced the death of a loved one due to COVID-19 may be eligible for up to $9,000 in funeral assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. ...

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 main break ...

Emily Neshem is Minot State’s Nurse of the Year

Emily Neshem, a 2017 Lewis and Clark-Berthold High School graduate, has been named Minot State University’s nurse of the year. Students were initially nominated by faculty in the nursing department before interviewing with members of the Nursing Student Association on campus, according to ...

Northrop Grumman reaches ICBM engineering & manufacturing milestone

ROY, Utah – Northrop Grumman Corp. has successfully conducted the Integrated Baseline Review for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent engineering and manufacturing development program. It is a critical milestone that sets the performance measurement baseline and keeps the program on track for ...

Missing & Murdered Unit formed within BIA

WASHINGTON – Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced the formation of a new Missing & Murdered Unit within the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services to provide leadership and direction for cross-departmental and interagency work involving missing and murdered ...

Bill sponsor applauds Senate rejection of mask mandates

Rep. Jeff Hoverson, R-Minot, welcomed Senate passage Wednesday of an amended version of his bill to eliminate mask mandates. “Liberty won, even with the amendments,” Hoverson said. “Citizens definitely were the ones that did it. They came many times. They emailed – more emails, more ...

Free food box pickup Saturday

The Free Farmers to Families Food Box Distribution set for Saturday will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kalix, 605 27th St. SE, or until food boxes are gone. There is a one box limit per household. Boxes containing a variety of food weigh about 30 pounds and include a gallon of milk. ...

State House funds rail, kills funds aimed at Hoeven’s bank

BISMARCK (AP) — The North Dakota House agreed Wednesday to fund a rail spur to help a troubled shipping center in Minot, but balked at giving more than $8 million in taxpayer money to bail out a trio of banks — including one owned by Republican U.S. Sen. John Hoeven — that obtained the ...

ND Senate passes anti-mask bill

The North Dakota Senate voted 30-17 Wednesday to end government mask mandates while reserving the right of local governments and schools to require face coverings. House Bill 1323, sponsored by Rep. Jeff Hoverson, R-Minot, had passed the House 50-44. It goes back for House action on the ...

Hoeven reviews Northern Border with law enforcement

BOWBELLS – Area law enforcement officials met with Sen. John Hoeven, R-ND, Wednesday to outline challenges of securing the northern border and preventing illegal border crossings. Hoeven, a member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Committee,reviewed operations along the ...

ND COVID-19 numbers announced on April 8

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 ...

Report shows Minot home values rise

Home sale prices strengthened in Minot in 2020 as the number of sales also climbed. That is causing home valuations for tax purposes to also go up in many Minot neighborhoods. According to the annual report of the Minot City Assessor’s Office, the city’s residential assessments were about ...

Missouri runoff reduced again

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has once again revised downward the amount of water expected to enter the Missouri River Basin this year. On the heels of what the Corps describes as “well-below average” runoff in March, the expected amount of runoff has been lowered to 21.3 million acre ...