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Levi Hillestad, Minot, sentenced for aggravated assault

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Levi James Hillestad, 37, Minot, entered an Alford plea to a Class C felony aggravated assault charge on Wednesday and was sentenced to 360 days in jail, all suspended but 30 days, and 18 months supervised probation. North Central District Court Judge Richard Hagar also ordered Hillestad to ...

Crystal Johnson, Minot, sentenced to jail for multiple offenses

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Crystal Amanda Johnson, 34, Minot, was sentenced to 30 days in jail for fleeing a police officer at a high rate of speed early Tuesday morning, for a fifth offense of driving with a suspended license within five years, and for refusal to halt. Johnson pleaded guilty in court on Tuesday ...

Michelle Red Eagle charged with delivery of oxycodone

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Michelle Red Eagle, 27, is accused of delivery of oxycodone to a confidential informant working for the Ward County Narcotics Task Force in Minot in December 2017. Red Eagle is charged with a Class B felony in district court in Minot. She allegedly sold 10 oxycodone tablets to the informant ...

Floodplain fix

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The City of Burlington is looking to fix a building permit snafu that – in a worst case scenario – could cost residents their flood insurance discount or even raise their premiums. Amanda Schooling, Ward County Emergency Management director, sought and received permission from the Ward ...

Minot area Democrats to hold reorganizational meetings

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Democratic-NPL Districts 3, 5, 38, and 40 will hold reorganizational meetings this Sunday at the IBEW Local 714 hall at 125 35th Ave. NE in Minot. The purpose of the reorganizational meetings, which are required to be held every two years, is to elect officer positions within each district.

For young zoogoers

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Magic City Lions Club is investing $12,500 toward the “Little Lion’s Den” at Roosevelt Park Zoo in Minot. Officers presented the check to Zoo Director Becky Dewitz on Tuesday morning. The new African Lion Savannah will feature a 3-foot by 3-foot by 3-foot cave with a viewing window for ...

Get ready to say supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

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Mary Poppins is making a comeback all around here in Minot. First “Mary Poppins Returns,” the sequel to the original 1964 film, was released in theaters at the end of 2018. Now Central Campus Playmakers are bringing the original memorable characters to life on the stage with Mary Poppins ...

Ward County 4-H members win at Stanley & Bismarck Hippology Contests

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Seven Ward County 4-H members traveled to Stanley for the Hippology and Horse Quiz Bowl contests. The contests were held at the Mountrail County South Complex on Feb. 2. Hippology is divided into four categories: horse judging, written test, team problem and stations. At the Stanley contest, ...

‘Empire’ actor charged with making false police report

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CHICAGO (AP) — “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was charged Wednesday with making a false police report when he said he was attacked in downtown Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck, police said. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said ...

Democrats’ resolution against Trump emergency coming Friday

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats will file a resolution Friday aimed at blocking the national emergency declaration that President Donald Trump has issued to help finance his wall along the Southwest border, teeing up a clash over billions of dollars, immigration policy and the ...

Samsung folding phone is different – but also almost $2,000

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Samsung unveiled a highly anticipated smartphone with a foldable screen in an attempt to break the innovation funk that has beset the smartphone market. But it’s far from clear that consumers will embrace a device that retails for almost $2,000, or that it will provide ...

Nursing moms protest bill’s defeat

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Advocates for infant breastfeeding are disappointed with the defeat of legislation they say is needed to support nursing mothers. House Bill 1330, rejected 32-61 by the North Dakota House Feb. 12, would have removed “discreet and modest” from language in state law giving women the ability ...

For the love of fishing

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You name it. He’s probably got it in his collection or is hoping to find one. Duane Biewer, Minot, has an extensive collection of fishing tackle that includes hundreds of hard to find, rare and odd items. It’s not surprising for a man who has had fishing in his blood as long as he can ...

Leaving big impact on small voices

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Rebecca Petrik’s announcement in December that she will be retiring this spring as director of the Western Plains Children’s Choirs came as sad news to the young singers who’ve blossomed under her disciplined but nurturing style. Calling the opportunity to work with the children’s ...

Armstrong to speak at UQC producer’s meeting

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NEW TOWN – Congressman Kelly Armstrong will be the keynote speaker at United Quality Cooperative producers meeting on Tuesday at the 4 Bears Casino, west of New Town. Twice a year United Quality Cooperative invites producers, bankers and more to the long-standing producers meeting. ...

China accuses US of trying to block its tech development

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BEIJING (AP) — China’s government on Monday accused the United States of trying to block its industrial development by alleging that Chinese mobile network gear poses a cybersecurity threat to countries rolling out new internet systems. And in a potential blow to the U.S. claims, British ...