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Minot reviews cybersecurity measures

Staying on top of cybersecurity has been a focus at the Minot Water Treatment Plant for some time, but a recent hacking attempt on a Florida plant has heightened the awareness. “It’s been something that’s been discussed in the industry for the last few years,” Jason Sorenson, City of ...

ND COVID-19 numbers announced on Feb. 24

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 ...

Magic City Playmakers put on ‘Almost, Maine’

The Magic City Campus Playmakers present their spring show “Almost, Maine,” by John Cariani, from Thursday to Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Arvel Graving Theatre at Magic City Campus. “Almost, Maine” is a series of nine vignettes about love with a touch of magic realism. Set against ...

Minot Symphony Orchestra to present ‘A Little Night Musik’

The Minot Symphony Orchestra will present “A Little Night Musik” featuring music by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and a world premier by one of its own musicians Matthew Benbenek. The orchestra will welcome a limited socially distanced live audience to attend the performance at Minot State ...

First District seeks residents with two health conditions for vaccination

First District Health Unit reminds the public that it 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 ...

Justin Wallette, charged with sexual abuse of child under age 10

Justin James Wallette, 33, is charged in district court in Minot with a Class A felony for allegedly sexually abusing a young girl under age 10. He was scheduled to make an initial appearance on the charge on Tuesday before Judge Richard Hagar. A Class A felony carries a maximum sentence ...

Andrew Rieger, Harvey, sentenced to 18 months for corruption of a minor

Andrew Jordan Rieger, 32, Harvey, was sentenced on Monday in district court in Benson County to three years in prison, with a requirement that he serve 18 months, followed by five years of supervised probation for Class C felony corruption of a 15-year-old girl. Other charges against him were ...

Three Affiliated Tribes receive $1.2M in Head Start funds

The Three Affiliated Tribes on the Fort Berthold Reservation has received $1.2 million for Head Start programs from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Sen. Kevin Cramer announced the award on Tuesday. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe also received $1.3 million The funds come ...

Human Services enhances suicide prevention efforts in ND

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division has announced grant funding opportunities for local government organizations, community nonprofit or private organizations and tribal nations to further suicide prevention efforts in the state. The 2021 ...

State Historical Society starts new series of virtual programs for classrooms

BISMARCK – The State Historical Society of North Dakota is launching Ask-an-Expert, a new series of virtual programs for classrooms. The initiative is currently in beta testing, and participation is free during spring 2021. Ask-an-Expert is an online meeting between a classroom and staff ...

Bottineau Winter Park Ski Team ends season with championship events

BOTTINEAU – Recently completing a regular season impacted by COVID-19 restrictions, the Bottineau Winter Park Ski Team will be sending some members to championship competitions in March. Coach Boyd Sivertson said Canadian ski clubs shut down during the pandemic, leaving the U12 (ages 10 and ...

B-I-N-G-O!

The Minot Daily News, partnering with Marketplace Foods and Pet Supplies Plus, will launch its coverall bingo game on Wednesday, February 24th, with the official Minot Daily News bingo card being inserted into the newspaper. Numbers will be featured in the paper every day until there is a ...

ND COVID-19 numbers announced on Feb. 23

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 ...

Ashlee Deschamp charged with voting twice in last fall’s election

Ashlee Monique Deschamp, 45, is accused of voting twice in last fall’s election, a Class C felony. She made an initial appearance on the charge on Monday before Judge Richard Hagar in district court in Minot. According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Deschamp voted once ...

Astounding images

CROSS RANCH STATE PARK – The images he creates are stunning. Beautiful. Mesmerizing. They are the unique creations of talented professional Johnathan Campbell of Bismarck. Campbell recently completed a week-long stay as “Artist in Residence” at this State Park, which he said he ...

Ordinary people who did extraordinary things

Alice Tregay was an ordinary person whose legacy of teaching and organizing in the Chicago area helped advance civil rights and likely set in motion the eventual election of President Barack Obama, said film director Craig Dudnick. Dudnick’s 2012 documentary film “Alice’s Ordinary ...

ND COVID-19 numbers announced on Feb. 22

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 ...

Minot legislators push water, intermodal bills

An infrastructure bonding bill and funding for the intermodal facility in Minot are among bills that have passed one house and will be continuing through the legislative process in Bismarck. House Bill 1431, which calls for bonding for projects such as Minot flood control, was supported by ...