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Marquelle Tandeski, Minot, charged with intent to deliver marijuana

Marquelle Tremayne Tandeski, 23, Minot, is charged in district court in Minot with Class B felony intent to deliver marijuana on Thursday. According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, the Ward County Narcotics Task Force obtained a search warrant for Tandeski’s apartment ...

Steven Kadoun, Minot, charged with harassing emergency personnel

Steven Jay Kadoun, 56, is accused of making 21 calls to authorities on Jan. 9 to report that people in the same house were selling drugs. On Jan. 8, he allegedly had called Minot Central Dispatch 10 times, also to report that people in the same house were using drugs. According to a probable ...

USDA awards funds for ND water, propane projects

BISMARCK – The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development has awarded $4 million in grants in North Dakota, according to Sens. John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer. The grants include: – Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians for $1.54 million through the Water and Waste program to ...

Minot Public Library increases hours beginning Monday

The Minot Public Library will be increasing its hours beginning Monday, according to a press release issued by the City of Minot. The library will now be open to the public Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The change in hours is ...

Wind and power outages

The powerful wind storm that blew through the Minot area late Wednesday through Thursday impacted more than 8,000 electrical customers. According to Xcel Energy there were 3,450 momentary power outages, 4,550 sustained outages, and more than 45 separate incidents requiring attention from Xcel ...

Outrigger Energy II completes Williams County midstream facilities

DENVER, Colo. – Outrigger Energy II LLC announced on Wednesday that it has completed construction of its Williston Basin midstream facilities project in Williams County. The assets consist of the Bill Sanderson Gas Processing Plant, a 250 MMcfd cryogenic gas processing plant located west of ...

Wind gusts in western North Dakota top 90 mph, down trees, powerlines

If howling winds didn’t wake you up during the night maybe a loss of power did. The National Weather Service reported wind gusts in excess of 70 miles per hour over a three-hour period overnight Wednesday, part of one of the strongest wind events ever experienced over western North Dakota. ...

Minot Area Chamber EDC hosts legislative forums

The Minot Area Chamber EDC will host virtual legislative forums in coming weeks to enable community members to hear from their representatives and senators. The chamber will be using the Zoom platform and has tentatively scheduled forums for this coming Saturday and again Jan. 30, beginning ...

ND COVID-19 numbers announced on Jan. 15

COVID-19 Test Results   The results listed are from the previous day. Additional data can be found on the NDDoH website.    BY THE NUMBERS  7,258 - Total Tests from yesterday* 1,442,795 - Total tests completed since the pandemic began  233 - Positive ...

ND National Guard increases support to inauguration

BISMARCK — The North Dakota National Guard adjutant general, Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann announced additional support to the Jan. 20 presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C. Approximately 130 soldiers from the 816th Military Police Company will join 20 previously scheduled N.D. Guard members ...

USS North Dakota returns home after six-month deployment

GROTON, Conn. – The USS North Dakota (SSN 784) has completed its second six-month deployment and returned to the boat’s homeport at Naval Submarine Base, New London in Groton, Connecticut, Jan. 11. The Virginia-class fast-attack submarine crew, commanded by Capt. Mark Robinson, was ...

City of Minot offices closed Monday

City of Minot offices will be closed Monday in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday, including City Hall, Public Works and the Engineering Department. The regular City Council meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19. Minot Public Library will be open on ...

Jason Voeller charged with animal neglect

Jason Troy Voeller, 47, has been charged with Class A misdemeanor animal neglect for allegedly leaving his dog alone in a trailer in Holiday Park without access to food or water for over a month. Voeller is scheduled to make an initial appearance on the charge on Jan. 19 in district court in ...

ND Capitol on heightened alert

Talks by activists of potential armed protests across the country have security officers on a higher level of alert at the North Dakota State Capitol in Bismarck. The threats have come as federal investigations continue into an invasion of the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6 by a ...

Alex DeCoteau teaches first Ojibwe class at Minot State

Alex DeCoteau, an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, is teaching a class in the Ojibwe language online this semester at Minot State. DeCoteau said in an email last month that he believes it is the first time MSU has ever offered a class in Ojibwe. “I’m hoping ...

ND COVID-19 numbers announced on Jan. 14

COVID-19 Test Results The results listed are from the previous day. Additional data can be found on the NDDoH website. BY THE NUMBERS 9,471 - Total Tests from yesterday* 1,435,657 - Total tests completed since the pandemic began 248 - Positive Individuals from Yesterday***** 179 ...

ND Highway Patrol urges motorists to travel with care due to high winds

The North Dakota Highway Patrol is urging all motorists to travel with care. High winds are occurring across the state. During these conditions, high-profile, long-load type, and permitted over dimensional vehicles have restricted travel. North Dakota law restricts movement for these vehicles ...

Congressman Armstrong votes against impeachment

WASHINGTON – Congressman Kelly Armstrong spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday about why he voted against impeachment of President Donald Trump. “What happened last Wednesday is an absolute tragedy. And not only are we part of dealing with it now, we were ...