Local News

Basement fire damages home in southeast Minot

Minot Fire Department crews were called to 617 14th St. SE around 8:30 p.m. Monday for a report of a basement fire. The first arriving fire crews battled heavy smoke coming from the home and found the fire originating in the basement. A crew made its way into the basement to extinguish the ...

NJ man injured in motorcycle-pickup crash

WILLISTON – A Jefferson, N.J., man was injured in a motorcycle-pickup crash four miles north of Williston on Monday. The North Dakota Highway Patrol reports Dustin Cerruti, 29, was going north on 134th Avenue NW at an unknown speed and Thomas Leimback, 44, of Sheridan, Wyo., driving a 2014 ...

Driving day ends earlier for some ND teen drivers

With the sun setting earlier each day across North Dakota, AAA and the North Dakota Department of Transportation are reminding teens of the state’s night driving provision, according to a news release. According to state law, teens under age 16 holding a restricted license are prohibited ...

Rabbit in area tests positive for bacteria causing tularemia

BISMARCK – A rabbit found in Sheridan County tested positive for Francisella tularensis, the bacteria that causes the zoonotic disease, tularemia, according to the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH). The disease can be transmitted through direct contact with blood or tissue of ...

Adjustments to provide better weather radar coverage in western ND

National Weather Service has completed its adjustment of the radar system in Minot to expand low-level coverage in western North Dakota and improve severe weather and tornado warnings in the region. The work includes installing new software on the NEXRAD system at Minot Air Force Base. Sen. ...

Council steady on gathering space

The deadline for reaching purchase agreements with property owners for a gathering place will now be Sept. 30. The Minot City Council voted 6-1 in a special meeting Monday to extend the deadline from Aug. 30 set earlier. The action came after a lengthy discussion about the options for ...

Chamber report shows areas of Minot economy picking up

Minot’s economy has picked up slightly in some areas, although the city isn’t seeing the new construction starts that it once did. Taxable sales and purchases in Minot in 2019 totaled $221.4 million in the first quarter of 2019, up from $208.7 million in the same period in 2018. In Ward ...

Trinity Health honored for support of nursing education

The North Dakota Association for Career and Technical Education (NDACTE) has recognized Trinity Health for its support of nursing education in the region. NDACTE presented Trinity Health with its Impact Award – an honor given annually to businesses and individuals that have had a positive ...

Sobriety checkpoint planned in Ward County

On Saturday, the North Dakota Highway Patrol and Ward County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint at a predetermined location in Ward County. For sober drivers, there will be minimal travel delay. Following the checkpoint, NDHP troopers will conduct a saturation patrol to ...

Pro-life advocate to deliver keynote at Dakota Hope banquet

Debater, pro-life advocate and renowned Catholic apologist Trent Horn will deliver the keynote address at Dakota Hope Clinic’s 2019 annual fundraising banquet Sept. 16. As a regular radio guest on “Catholic Answers Live,” Horn respectfully engages with pro-choice advocates, atheists, ...

Roness named mental health and outreach counselor at Minot State

Troy Roness, prior instructor in the Minot State Teacher Education and Kinesiology Department, has been named mental health counselor at the university. He will join student counselor Nancy Mickelson in providing short-term counseling services and outreach for Minot State students in the ...

Pride Dairy of Bottineau produces historic presidential ice cream

BOTTINEAU – It is the number one selling ice cream at famed Mount Rushmore in South Dakota. One taste confirms the reason why. Oh my goodness is that stuff ever good! Call it perfection in a cone, or a cup. It’s a taste unlike any other found in vanilla ice cream and it’s manufactured ...

Velva’s Goldade recalls Moosehorn military maneuvers in Alaska

VELVA – The Cold War was heating up in the mid-1950s when Joe Goldade enlisted in the U.S. Army and took on an assignment that isn’t much talked about more than 60 years later. Goldade, 83, of Velva, participated with the 4th Infantry in the Moosehorn Maneuver in 1955-56 in the Big Delta ...

Family Motorcoach Association holds 100th anniversary convention in Minot

An estimated 2,000 recreational vehicles will bring about 3,500 travelers to the North Dakota State Fairgrounds for the Family Motor Coach Association Convention that begins Wednesday. The event is expected to draw about 6,000 people over four days. This is the FMCA’s third convention in ...

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 ...