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ND local leaders join call for federal LGBTQ protections

A Minot City Council member and five other local leaders in North Dakota recently joined more than 140 mayors, city council members and municipal leaders from 28 other states in sending a letter to members of Congress, calling for passage of comprehensive LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections at ...

General Shumpert III acquitted of aggravated assault

General Shumpert III, 44, Las Vegas, Nev., was found not guilty by a jury in district court in Minot on Wednesday of Class C felony aggravated assault and Class A misdemeanor violation of an order prohibiting contact. Shumpert had been accused of hitting another man in the head and elbow with ...

Christopher Hanson, Kenmare, charged with aggravated assault

Christopher John Hanson, 33, Kenmare, is accused of strangling another man during an altercation at a Kenmare residence on Sunday. He is charged with Class C felony aggravated assault. According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Hanson had accused the other man of being a ...

Jay Moody, Bowman, charged with luring a minor by computer

Jay Roy Moody, 39, Bowman, has been charged in district court in Burke County with Class C felony luring a minor by computer. According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Moody arranged a meeting and believed he would be meeting a 16-year-old girl at an ice house on an area ...

Grants available for local emergency food and shelter programs

North Central North Dakota has been chosen to receive $37,706 from EFSP Phase 38 Funds. Funds to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the counties of Bottineau, Burke, McHenry, Mountrail, Pierce, Renville and Ward. The distribution of federal funds was made by a national board ...

State & tribes receive $1.1M from NPS for preservation efforts

The National Parks Service has awarded five grants in North Dakota totaling more than $1.1 million for state and tribal preservation, Sen. Kevin Cramer announced on Wednesday. The State of North Dakota received $787,991 to fund and support preservation programs and efforts, and four tribes in ...

Vaccination clinics part of biggest vaccine drive in history

Despite her nursing background, Annette Ladendorf had always been a little cool toward shots. “It’s something that goes way back,” she conceded. “I’ve always had a little anxiety about shots –something about having a chemical injected in your arm.” Luckily, she’s also a ...

Minuteman III ICBM test launch successful

VANDENBERG AFB, Calif. – A team of Air Force Global Strike Command airmen launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a test reentry vehicle at 11:49 p.m. Pacific Time Tuesday from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, according to Air Force Global ...

COVID-19 numbers announced on Feb. 25

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 daily. ...

Next-gen ICBM program

Northrop Grumman Corp. recently announced it has successfully conducted a major design review event for the next generation intercontinental ballistic missile program to replace the existing program at Minot Air Force Base and two other Air Force bases. Ground Based Strategic Deterrent or GBSD ...

First District announces vaccinations

First District Health Unit now has COVID-19 vaccine for people 18-64 years of age with two or more specific high risk health conditions. A list of qualifying conditions can be found at www.fdhu.org. If you are 65 or older, you can also be vaccinated now, regardless of health conditions. ...

Cramer, Hoeven cosponsors of bill to help disabled veterans

Senators. Kevin Cramer and John Hoeven are among a number of U.S. senators cosponsoring the Major Richard Star Act, to provide combat-injured veterans with less than 20 years of military service their full benefits. “Military retirement pay and disability payments are two completely ...

Report shows ND’s economy recovering

FARGO – A new economic forecast from North Dakota State University indicates North Dakota is approaching a possible recovery from the economic impacts of COVID-19. The report forecasts increases in total wages and salaries, labor force numbers, gross state product and total tax collections ...

Mobile Food Pantry to make stops in Plaza, Parshall & New Town

FARGO – Trucks carrying fresh vegetables, bakery items and boxed goods will be in the communities of Plaza, Parshall and New Town on Wednesday, March 10, as part of the Great Plains Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry. All in need of food assistance are welcome to attend and receive food at no ...

In-person graduations likely for MSU, Minot High

Minot State University is currently planning an in-person graduation ceremony in May, according to university communications director Mike Linnell. COVID-19 restrictions will likely mean there will be a limit of a few guests per persons and other alterations might have to be made to the ...

Busch Beer race name campaign to benefit Farm Rescue

Busch Beer is helping Farm Rescue, a North Dakota-based nonprofit organization. The official beer of NASCAR, Busch Beer is giving NASCAR fans everywhere the opportunity to choose the name of one of the biggest events in NASCAR, the NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway on May 2. All fans ...

Facilities boost Minot’s economy

A recently released economic impact study for the Minot Park District shows park facilities had more than a $48.7 million economic impact on the Minot community in 2019. The park board commissioned a Minot State University study to look at economic impact – the first study of its kind since ...