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Cities receive federal infrastructure investment

An investment of more than $20 million by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Program will help rebuild and improve five rural water infrastructure projects in North Dakota, according to Congressman Kevin Cramer and Sen. John Hoeven. The North Dakota communities receiving the ...

Glenburn man killed in rollover identified

Edward Miller, 53, Glenburn, was killed in a rollover on an icy gravel road in the 3000 block of 74th Street NW, three miles northwest of Minot Air Force Base Monday afternoon, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. According to the Patrol, Miller lost control of the vehicle and it ...

Minot Fire Department recruits 7, promotes 16

The Minot Fire Department welcomed seven new recruits and announced a number of promotions on Nov. 30. The 2018 recruit class includes firefighters JayDee Bach, Hannah Hamilton, Hans Kristiansen, Dillon Lakefield, Kyle McFadden, Charles Shoemaker, and Brandon-Lee Talaro. Mason Maxwell was ...

Paul Alexander, Minot, charged with dealing marijuana

Paul Omar Alexander, 42, Minot, has been charged in district court in Minot with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, a Class B felony, possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class B misdemeanor. According to a probable cause ...

David Watson, Coral Murphy, Minot, charged with dealing in stolen property

David Gordan Watson, 36, Minot, is charged with dealing in stolen property, prohibited possession of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia, all Class C felonies, in district court in Minot and his co-defendant, Coral Karrington Murphy, 25, Minot, ...

Michael DeGroat, Minot, sentenced for possession of stolen property

Michael Edward DeGroat, 50, Minot, will serve 60 days in jail for being in possession of a stolen 2001 Ford F150 on Nov. 25, 2017 and for bail jumping. DeGroat entered an Alford plea to the Class C felony possession of stolen property charge and pleaded guilty to bail jumping on Tuesday, ...

DUS dominates daily docket

It is a common offense. Very common in Minot Municipal Court. There are many days when people charged with driving under suspension comprise the majority of appearances before the court. A day in court last week saw the appearance of two individuals who were each facing five charges of ...

City launches Adopt a Sidewalk Program

Keeping Minot accessible is the goal of the city’s newly launched Adopt a Sidewalk Program. Minot Mayor Shaun Sipma, who unveiled the program at Monday’s city council meeting, said the program is aimed at improving the walkability in Minot neighborhoods. The program is seeking ...

Seven emergency responders honored with Heartsaver award

Four members of the Minot Fire Department and three members of Community Ambulance were recognized at Monday’s meeting of the Minot City Council for their efforts in saving the life of a 21-year-old Minot woman. Capt. Devin Walter, Senior Firefighters Philip Anderson and Travis Elich and ...

Creative Night Out brings a Holiday Gallery and studio crawl

Creative Night out returns for another Thursday of artistic fun with a Holiday Gallery and Studio Crawl for the community to explore the creative side of the season. With original art, delicious treats, great sales, and a chance to check out local Minot artists, the evening will have something ...

Join Boy Scout Troop 425 for an Eagle Scout ceremony

On Saturday, Boy Scout Troop 425 of Minot will celebrate Devyn Bollinger becoming their 93rd Eagle Scout during a 1 p.m. Eagle Court of Honor at the Congregational United Church of Christ. A reception is to follow the Court of Honor. Bollinger is the son of Jill and AJ Forbes of Minot and ...

Board discusses future planning

One high school or two and/or a brand new middle school are all options being considered by the Minot Public School board to address anticipated overcrowding. The board met at a retreat on Thursday evening to discuss future planning. Superintendent Mark Vollmer said the board has asked for ...

Very agreeable December weather

Our December temperatures are expected to be several degrees above average. That’s the expectation of the National Weather Service. “When you look at the ratio of above to below temperature days, we’ll have more days of above normal temperature,” said Ken Simosko, NWS meteorologist in ...

Despite immunity, alleged fraud case continues

The North Dakota Attorney General’s Office continued its pursuit of information from a former Minot event planner in a Minot courtroom Monday, even while offering her immunity against criminal prosecution. Terpsehore Maras Lindeman and her Grand Forks attorney, David Thompson, accepted the ...

Pump station walls going up at Perkett Ditch

As work continues on Phase MI-2 of the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project, a major milestone for the Perkett Ditch Pump Station will be reached this week. On Monday, crews began to place the pre-cast concrete wall panels for the new Perkett Ditch Pump Station near the intersection ...

Tyler Weltikol, Minot, sentenced for terrorizing

Tyler Duane Weltikol, 35, Minot, was sentenced to one year in jail, all suspended but the 180 days he has already served, and three years of supervised probation last week for waving a handgun around and making threats to a neighbor on Oct. 16, 2015. Weltikol pleaded guilty to the Class C ...

Thera Colleaux, Minot, sentenced for burglary, spitting at police officer

Thera Jeanne Colleaux, 27, Minot, was sentenced to one year in jail, all suspended but the nine days she has already served, and three years of supervised probation for burglarizing Law Dawgs on July 23 and for spitting at a police officer who arrested her for driving drunk on May 29. Court ...

Hattie Murray, Minot, sentenced for simple assault

Hattie Chante Murray, 25, Minot, was sentenced to 30 days in jail, all suspended but five days, and 360 days of unsupervised probation for beating up a woman in August whom she believed stolen drugs in August. She was also ordered to pay $350 in court costs. The victim told police that she ...

Ryan Neuhalfen, Minot, sentenced for simple assault-domestic violence

Ryan William Neuhalfen, 34, originally charged with Class C felony aggravated assault - domestic violence, pleaded guilty on Monday to Class B misdemeanor simple assault - domestic violence. Court records show that Judge Richard Hagar sentenced Neuhalfen to 30 days in jail, all suspended but ...