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Fitness centers go online to keep people moving

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The gym might be closed, but that doesn’t mean Minot area residents can’t continue to work out. Minot fitness centers are reaching out to members and others in the community through online platforms to encourage them to stay active despite social distancing that’s keeping them close to ...

Free mask making material

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Earlier this week Trinity Health asked for community assistance in acquiring surgical masks or N95 respirator masks to help defend against expected shortages. The request also asked for volunteers to sew simple surgical masks. The need for masks has risen rapidly during the current coronavirus ...

Corps takes comments on proposed 30th Street SW project

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is taking public comment on a permit application for the 30th Street Southwest detention at Second Larson Coulee project. The application from the Ward County Water Resource District is being evaluated under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act for the discharge ...

Warning sirens to be tested

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Minot Central Dispatch will begin running regularly scheduled tests of the Minot area outdoor warning system as well as sirens elsewhere in Ward County beginning May 11. The tests will be run on the second and last Monday of each month at 9:30 a.m. The tests will be conducted into October ...

PSC sets hearing for oil conditioning facility

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NEW TOWN – The North Dakota Public Service Commission will hold a public hearing in New Town on Monday, regarding a proposal to expand the existing Robinson Lake Oil Conditioning Facility in Mountrail County. In keeping with recommendations of public health officials to minimize public ...

Jury trial set for Brent Castleman on child abuse charges

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A jury trial for Brent Allen Castleman, 52, on six Class C felony child abuse charges has been scheduled for Sept. 28 in Minot before Northeast District Court Judge Michael Hurly. In a separate case, Hurly is also assigned to hear a Class A misdemeanor stalking charge and three Class A ...

Missouri River system boat ramp status

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Anglers looking to fish open water on the Missouri River System can check the status of boat ramps at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s website gf.nd.gov. Game and Fish will post ramp status updates as they occur. Department personnel encourage anglers to wait their turn at boat ...

Norwich Quilters – Ladies help people worldwide

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NORWICH – The Norwich Quilters make over 100 quilts per year to be donated to people in need. The group at Norwich Lutheran Church has been making quilts since the late 1960s. Members have changed since the beginning, but the goal has always been the same: help others. The group currently ...

Giving Day 2020 restructured to help Student Emergency Fund

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Due to challenges surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Minot State University has restructured its Giving Day 2020 to focus on immediate student needs through the Student Emergency Fund. Starting Thursday, March 26, and ongoing throughout the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester, the Minot ...

Neighborhood window art keep Minot-area spirits up

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Despite social distancing, area residents are finding creative ways to communicate their encouragement to friends and neighbors from behind their windows and doors. Two different window art projects are gaining followers in the Minot area. The Neighborhood Window Walk took shape after Kelly ...

Seven more COVID-19 positive tests as of Friday, March 27

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North Dakota state officials announced today, Friday, March 27, seven more COVID-19 positive tests. · Woman in her 60s from Cass County, under investigation · Man in his 60s from Cass County, under investigation · Woman in her 30s from Burleigh County, close ...

ND Department of Health reports first death related to COVID-19

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BISMARCK The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) today reported the first confirmed death of a North Dakota resident due to COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The death occurred in a man in his 90s from Cass County who had underlying health conditions and acquired ...

10 COVID-19 positive tests reported in ND as of March 27

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North Dakota state officials report a total of 10 COVID-19 positive tests as of Friday, March 27. COVID-19 Positive Test Results for March 27, 2020 A.M. POSITIVE TEST RESULTS | March 26 at 3 p.m. - March 27 at 9 a.m. · Woman in her 60s from Cass County, under investigation ...

Counties can hold June election via mail-in ballots only

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Gov. Doug Burgum issued an executive order Thursday that will enable counties to conduct the June 9 election by mail-in ballot only if they choose to do so. The order eliminates a requirement that counties maintain a physical polling location. Burgum announced at his daily briefing that the ...

Council approves emergency powers, childcare for first responders

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An emergency declaration giving the mayor special authority to respond to the coronavirus crisis passed the Minot City Council in a special meeting Thursday. The version was amended slightly from the declaration passed on first reading to give the council the ability to cancel any action of ...

Podrygula files for city council

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Minot Alderman Steve Podrygula announced he has filed the necessary petitions seeking re-election to the Minot City Council in the June 9 city election. His primary issues are increasing openness and accountability in government; making sure tax dollars are wisely spent; enhancing public ...

Announcements

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The Limitless Fashion Show that was scheduled for April 11 has been postponed. The date is still to be determined. The MAGIC Fund Screening Committee meeting scheduled for today at 7:30 a.m. has been postponed to April 24. iMagicon has postponed their event that was scheduled for April 24-26 ...

Ag, energy experts take a look at COVID-19 & ND economy

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Concerns about the impact of COVID-19 caused the 2020 crash, with the three worst stock market point drops happening this month. The crash began on Monday, March 9, followed by two more record-setting drops on Thursday, March 12, and Monday, March 16. “For the most part 25 percent of ...