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New outlook favors nice winter

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December certainly has been a very warm month in the Minot region, at least for wintertime in North Dakota. Temperatures will be somewhat lower in the days ahead but still quite nice for the season. The Climate Prediction Center says the trend will continue. The CPC issued its monthly ...

High risk offender moves within Minot

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James Clarence Newcombe, 43, who is listed on the state registry as a high risk sex offender, has moved to 1730 1st Street SW, No. 5, in Minot, according to Minot police. According to the registry, Newcombe was convicted in Nebraska in 1993, when he was 18, of molesting a 3-year-old girl. ...

US aircraft carrier enters Persian Gulf after long absence

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ABOARD THE USS JOHN C. STENNIS IN THE PERSIAN GULF (AP) — — A U.S. aircraft carrier has sailed into the Persian Gulf, becoming the first since America’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and breaking the longest carrier absence in the volatile region since at least the Sept. 11 terror ...

Turkey says pledges aided US Syria troop pullout

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Turkey says pledges aided US Syria troop pullout BERLIN (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the United States decided to its withdraw troops from Syria after he reassured U.S. President Donald Trump that Turkey could eradicate the remnants of Islamic State group from the ...

Large US troop pullout planned in Afghanistan, officials say

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is developing plans to withdraw up to half of the 14,000 American troops serving in Afghanistan, U.S. officials said Thursday, marking a sharp change in the Trump administration’s policy aimed at forcing the Taliban to the peace table after more than 17 years ...

Trump says a shutdown could ‘last for a very long time’

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a midnight deadline to avoid a partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump said Friday a closure could drag on “for a very long time” and he tried to lay blame on congressional Democrats if there’s no deal over his demand for U.S.-Mexico border wall ...

Minot and Bottineau Student Nurse Organization gives back

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Dakota College at Bottineau’s Student Nurses Organization of Minot has donated $2,000 in all to different groups in Minot. The student nursing organization at Dakota College at Bottineau also has raised money for the Bottineau community. The Minot-based organization donated $500 to the ...

City sets holiday schedule for closures

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All City of Minot offices will be closed Monday, Dec. 24, and Tuesday, Dec. 25, in observance of the Christmas holiday, including City Hall, Public Works, the Minot Auditorium and the Engineering Department. City offices will also be closed Tuesday, Jan. 1. City buses will not run on Dec. 24, ...

Weigh 2 Change Schedules Informational Sessions

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The Trinity Health Center for Diabetes Education will host a pair of informational sessions for people interested in joining its diabetes prevention program, Weigh 2 Change. Weigh 2 Change is a yearlong, CDC-approved program that helps people with prediabetes take control of their health ...

White Christmas not likely

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Don’t count on it. The chance of having a white Christmas for the Minot area is not very good. Forecasters say the ground on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day will likely look very much like it does today. While a blanket of clean, white snow would add a certain festive charm to the holiday, ...

Donovan Womack, Minot, sentenced to prison for reckless endangerment

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Donovan Dale Womack, 21, Minot, will serve about two years in prison for firing three shots into the ground in a park near the softball fields at 700 16th Avenue SE in Minot on July 30. Womack pleaded guilty to Class C felony reckless endangerment and Class C felony prohibited possession of a ...

Trump lashes out as House struggles with avoiding shutdown

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WASHINGTON (AP) — With last-minute efforts to avert a government shutdown in disarray, the White House suggested Thursday that President Donald Trump is not onboard with a critical spending agreement because it lacks billions of dollars for “steel slats or a wall” at the Mexican ...

Holiday chaos as drones shut London’s Gatwick Airport

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LONDON (AP) — Drones spotted over the runway forced the shutdown of London’s Gatwick Airport on Thursday during one of the busiest times of the year, stranding or delaying tens of thousands of Christmas-season travelers and setting off a hunt for the operator of the intruding aircraft. The ...

US says asylum-seeking migrants to wait in Mexico

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigrants seeking asylum will no longer be released into the U.S. while their immigration cases play out, the Trump administration said on Thursday, forcing them instead to wait in Mexico in one of the most significant moves on immigration since the president took ...

US ally in Syria says pullout will aid IS, Putin disagrees

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BEIRUT (AP) — The United States’ main ally in Syria on Thursday categorically rejected President Donald Trump’s claim that Islamic State group militants have been defeated, saying a premature U.S. pullout would have dangerous repercussions, including a resurgence of the extremists and a ...

Trump tells GOP leaders he won’t sign bill to avoid shutdown

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump told congressional Republicans Thursday he would not sign a bill to fund the government because it doesn’t include money for his border wall with Mexico, throwing the budget process into deep disarray and risking a federal shutdown this ...