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Armstrong comments on sending articles of impeachment to Senate

Congressman Kelly Armstrong released the following statement on the House’s vote on Wednesday to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate following a 28-day delay: “The Democrats rushed to impeach President Trump in the fastest process in modern history. They repeatedly failed to ...

Burgum, Hoeven & Cramer: Trade deal major win for ND farmers, ranchers

Gov. Doug Burgum and Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer commented on the historic phase- one trade agreement that President Trump signed with China on Wednesday. Hoeven and Cramer joined the president and Chinese leaders at the signing ceremony on Wednesday. “With China committing to ...

Inmate death leads to lawsuit

A Minot woman is suing the City of Minot and Ward County under the federal Civil Rights Act in connection with the 2018 drug-related death of her son, who had been incarcerated in the Ward County Jail. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court Monday by Dawn Wilkie lists the city and county as ...

Governor highlights progress at state, tribal and federal conference

BISMARCK – Gov. Doug Burgum on Wednesday welcomed attendees to the third Strengthening Government to Government Partnerships and Relationships Conference, highlighting the significant collaboration with North Dakota’s tribal nations during the past three years and emphasizing the need to ...

Grant covers counseling costs for crime victims

FARGO – Crime victims who may not have qualified for mental-health assistance in the past may now be able to pay for therapy costs under a new grant program at Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota. The state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has awarded a $25,000 Victims of ...

MSU offers drop-in counseling services

Minot State began a new mental health outreach program, Let’s Talk: Drop-in Counseling Services, for students during the Fall 2019 semester, according to a press release from MSU. “We wanted to see how the needs of our students could be best met outside of the office,” Troy Roness, ...

Demolition to resume on former Williston Law Enforcement Center

WILLISTON – Demolition of the former Law Enforcement Center will begin with asbestos abatement next week. “The City received confirmation on Monday from the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality, that they could begin the abatement process. Two companies will be onsite ...

City offices closed for Martin Luther King Day

City of Minot offices, including City Hall, Public Works, and the Engineering Department, will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Minot Public Library will be closed Sunday through Tuesday as crews install new carpet in portions of the building. The library will ...

Energy efficiency grants available

The North Dakota Department of Commerce, Division of Community Services, is accepting applications for its State Energy Program. The program promotes energy efficiency and conservation and is funded through financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Energy. While any organization may ...

Coffee with a Cop at Starbucks

The Minot Police Department, partnering with Starbucks Coffee, will have Coffee with a Cop from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, January 22. The event will be held at the Minot Starbucks located at 1340 S. Broadway. The purpose of Coffee with a Cop is to allow the public to informally visit with ...

Zoo staff planning new leopard habitat

Roosevelt Park Zoo staff is beginning to make plans for a new leopard habitat in the zoo. The design for the new leopard habitat is being done by Anderson, Wade & Whitty of Minot. Bidding is expected to be in the spring but no date has been set yet, said Jennifer Kleen, executive ...

Marcus Lee charged with conspiracy to commit murder

Bond was set at $1 million cash on Tuesday for Marcus Jermaine Lee, 22, who is charged with Class AA felony conspiracy to commit murder in the shooting death in Minot on Sunday of 29-year-old Dominick Stephens. Minot police said in a press release on Tuesday that Lee was taken into custody at ...

Students experiment with new green screen

The Makerspace in the Minot Public Library was a popular place for students after school on Thursday. They sat at computers playing games and also experimented with the new green screen. Kassie Ziegler, 28, has worked at the library for 10 years and as the teen assistant for four of those ...

Produced water spills occur at Watford City & Sherwood areas

WATFORD CITY – The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality reports two recent produced water spills occurred in the area. A valve failure caused a produced water spill on a well pad near Watford City on Saturday. The well, located 14 miles east of Watford City, is operated by ...

Native American Hall of Honor seeks nominations

BISMARCK – The nomination process is now open for the North Dakota Native American Hall of Honor. Located in the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum in Bismarck, the Native American Hall of Honor is an annual program recognizing Native Americans who have gone above and beyond in ...

NDSU Extension Crop Opportunities 2020 meetings start today

The Crop Opportunities 2020 meetings have been scheduled for Jan. 15-17 across north central and northwest North Dakota. The meetings are open to the public at no charge. Meetings will be held at the following locations: – Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 9 a.m. in Mohall, Emergency Services ...

Minot Police release name of homicide victim, continue investigation

The Minot Police Department has released the name of the homicide victim in an early Sunday morning shooting as Dominick Stephens, 29, of Minot. Officers had responded to the area of 13th Street and 11th Avenue Northwest shortly after 6 a.m. to investigate a report of gunshots that occurred ...