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Crude oil spill from pipeline occurs in Watford City area

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WATFORD CITY – A crude oil spill from a pipeline on Friday impacted about one and a half miles of the Red Wing Creek, southwest of Watford City. The spill has been contained and cleanup operations are proceeding. The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality (NDDEQ) was notified of ...

NDDOT offering CDL services by appointment only

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BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) is now scheduling appointments for commercial driver license (CDL) knowledge and road tests, as well as adding endorsements. CDL services are available by appointment only and walk-ins will not be accepted at this time. ...

NWNDCF Relief Fund grants awards

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WILLISTON – The Northwest North Dakota Community Foundation has awarded $14,000 from the newly established NWNDCF Relief Fund to organizations responding to immediate needs in Williams, Divide, McKenzie, and Mountrail counties as a result of COVID-19 and energy industry pressures. “We ...

Trinity FirstCare Walk-In Clinic

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For the safety of its patients and staff, Trinity Health has implemented a call-first policy at FirstCare Walk-In Clinic, temporarily suspending its walk-in concept. The appointments-only policy is in accordance with guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the ...

Men’s Winter Refuge

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The Men’s Winter Refuge has closed for the season as a precautionary step in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Executive Director Mike Zimmer. The refuge had seven residents it continued to house after stopping new admissions earlier this month. It now has transitioned ...

Williston Senior Center

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The Williston Senior Center has extended its suspension of all in-house activities until May 1 due to COVID-19 restrictions. The center will continue to provide Meals on Wheels. “Every precaution is being taken to ensure our staff is following all CDC guidelines for cleaning and sanitizing ...

Levi Ward, Minot, charged with reckless endangerment

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Levi James Ward, 39, Minot, is accused of fleeing from police at a high rate of speed on Sunday evening and endangering others by driving on area sidewalks and over a three-foot-high retaining wall. Police say that Ward nearly hit a man who was walking his dog. According to the police press ...

Jasmine Sly charged with threatening woman with knife

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Jasmine Chavonte Sly, 27, Minot, is charged in district court in Minot with Class C felony terrorizing. She is accused of choking and threatening another woman with a knife and saying that she would kill her on Saturday morning. According to the probable cause affidavit filed with the court, ...

Austin Parisien charged with criminal trespass

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Austin Parisien, 22, is charged in district court in Minot with trespassing at a stranger’s residence in Minot while he was drunk at 11:49 a.m. on Sunday morning. Parisien is charged with Class C felony trespass. According to the probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Parisien ...

New name

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The Military Resource Center at Minot State University is the go-to place for active-duty military members, transitioning active-duty military members, veterans, dependents and spouses to guide them into the university education system. MSU Military Resource Center is a new name for the ...

Spanish flu killed North Dakotans in 1918

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History tends to repeat itself. As the world battles the new coronavirus pandemic, people are remembering the Spanish flu pandemic of more than 100 years ago. By some estimates, some 500 million – a quarter of the world’s population at the time – was infected and 17 million to 100 ...

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 March 26, and ongoing throughout the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester, the Minot State ...

Three finalists for state board of higher ed. seat

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Danita Bye, Bruce Gjovig and Taylor Olson are finalists for an open seat on the State Board of Higher Education, according to a press release from the state superintendent of public instruction. Bye, from Stanley, is a business advisor to small- and medium-sized businesses in science, ...

Benjamin Perdue sentenced for misdemeanor domestic violence

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Benjamin Darrell Perdue, 31, Minot, received a deferred imposition of sentence for two years of supervised probation on March 25 for exposing his 3-year-old son to drug paraphernalia in a dirty house last summer. He was sentenced to 30 days, all suspended but the two days he has already served ...

Bottineau athlete skis toward dreams

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BOTTINEAU – Nicolas Loberg spent his 16th birthday watching the start of the Rocky/Central Junior Championships on March 2 from the sidelines. An injury during a practice run kept the Bottineau skier from taking to the slopes, but his response to the unfortunate turn of events led to the ...

ND state officials report 4 new COVID-19 cases as of March 29

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UPDATE: No new positive test results March 29 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. North Dakota state officials report:  COVID-19 Positive Test Results for March 29, 2020 A.M. POSITIVE TEST RESULTS | March 28 at 3 p.m. - March 29 at 9 a.m. · Man in his 30s from Stark County, possible travel ...