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Jennifer Waldner, Minot, charged with child abuse

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Jennifer Anne Waldner, 33, Minot, is charged with Class C felony child abuse in district court in Minot. According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Waldner roughly grabbed a young girl by the arm on Monday evening. The girl had pain in her upper right arm and said it hurt ...

Lewis & Clark Center to host tour

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The Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center will host “The Insider Tour,” an opportunity to see behind-the-scenes at the Interpretive Center, on Saturday, March 9, at 2 p.m. The tour will be led by the Center’s site manager and interpretive coordinator. It will reveal how traditional and ...

No term limits for this capitol veteran

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When Loretta Boehm stared working at the Capitol Cafe, they sold cigarettes and cigars at the counter. Egg salad sandwiches were 50 cents. Coffee and candy bars cost a nickel each. “Except for Mounds and Almond Joys. Those were a dime,” Boehm said. Loretta Boehm has been serving up ...

State Auditor’s Office is auditing Belcourt schools

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The State Auditor’s Office has begun an audit of the Turtle Mountain Community Schools in Belcourt. According to a press release from the office, the audit was requested by a citizen in the school district. “My office will conduct an audit of the financial records of Belcourt Public ...

Trump, Kim begin talks with one-on-one meeting

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HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are beginning the second day of their high-stakes nuclear summit with a one-on-one discussion. Trump and Kim met Thursday, the morning after they opened the summit in Vietnam.

Cody Payne sentenced for simple assault

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Cody Lee Payne, 29, originally charged with Class C felony aggravated assault and accused of punching his girlfriend in the face and fracturing her nose on June 3, pleaded guilty on Feb. 23 to a reduced charge of Class B misdemeaor simple assault - domestic violence. North Central District ...

Big welcome in Hanoi for Trump, Kim and new nuclear talks

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HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — After long journeys to Vietnam, U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are in place for their second summit to address perhaps the world’s biggest security challenge: Kim’s pursuit of a nuclear program that stands on the verge of ...

Senators grill pharmaceutical CEOs about high drug prices

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators grilled CEOs of seven major drug companies on Tuesday over high prescription drug prices that are a drain on Medicare and Medicaid and a burden to millions of Americans. The extraordinary public accounting was a sign that Congress and the White House are moving ...

US suffers setbacks in effort to ban Chinese tech company

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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The U.S. government’s fight to ban Chinese tech giant Huawei from next-generation internet networks appears to be flagging. The two sides faced off Tuesday at the world’s biggest mobile technology trade fair, in Barcelona, Spain, where they sought to win over ...

High winds cut power, inundate Lake Erie shoreline with ice

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — High winds howled through much of the eastern U.S. for a second day Monday, cutting power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses, closing schools, and pushing dramatic mounds of ice onto the shores of Lake Erie. Wind gusts of hurricane force — 74 mph — or ...

Minot pastor Kent Hinkel leads groups on pilgrimages to Holy Land

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Kent Hinkel made his first pilgrimage to Israel when he was a student in his last year of ministry training in 1994. “In the years now as a pastor, especially as a teaching pastor, I have found it invaluable to have immersion into the context of scripture – the land of the Bible. It’s so ...

Confidence is key for BIO Girls

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Confidence is key. Getting through life, the more self assured a person is, the better a person’s life is likely to be. For many young girls, being confident and self-assured can get harder as they grow and get older. BIO Girls is working to help fix that. BIO Girls is an organization that ...

Pence in Bogota to discuss ways to oust Venezuela’s Maduro

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BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The United States is planning new ways to pressure Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to give up power and other means to provide assistance to the people of the economically devastated South American nation after a weekend effort failed to deliver aid. Vice ...

Vietnam vows ‘maximum level’ security for Trump-Kim summit

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HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — With North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on an armored train barreling through China toward Vietnam’s capital, and U.S. President Donald Trump about to board a jet for Hanoi, Vietnamese officials scrambled Monday to finish preparations for a rushed summit that will capture ...

Stocks surge on US decision to postpone China tariff hike

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BEIJING (AP) — China’s stock market surged Monday after President Donald Trump’s decision to postpone a tariff hike on Chinese imports and state media expressed hopes the fight with Washington over Beijing’s technology ambitions can be resolved. Other financial markets in Europe and ...

Loving the library

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Joe King’s morning routine includes a stop at Minot Public Library, where dozens of magazines beg to be read and staff have a cup of coffee waiting for him. Most libraries will have their “regulars” like King, and Minot Public and Ward County Public libraries are no different. From the ...