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Minot has large number of Army and Air National Guard members

More than 300 North Dakota Army and Air National Guard personnel are located in the Minot area. According to information provided by the N.D. National Guard: 219th Security Forces Squadron About 103 airmen of the Air Guard “Happy Hooligans” are stationed at Minot Air Force Base with ...

Billion dollar player

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE –More than $10 billion from Minot Air Force Base has gone into the Minot community and surrounding area communities during the past 10 fiscal years. More specifically, from fiscal year 2010 through 2019, the base contributed more than $10.8 billion into the local ...

Veterans serving veterans

North to the Bottineau/Belcourt area, south to the Washburn area, west to the Watford City area and east to Minnewaukan area, Ric Gutierrez, Veterans Outreach Programs specialist with the Minot Vet Center, reaches out to veterans and their families. Gutierrez has been Veterans Outreach ...

Free rides for veterans to VA medical appointments

Free transportation on the VA Volunteer Transportation Network (VTN) is available for veterans for appointments to the Veterans Administration Medical and Regional Center in Fargo. The Fargo VA is in partnership with the Disabled American Veterans to provide the service to veterans. “The ...

Fairly simple process to determine VA health care eligibility

Determining eligibility for veterans for Veterans Administration healthcare is a fairly simple process, according to Ross Tweten, public affairs officer for the Fargo VA Health Care System. Tweten provided information on a few ways veterans can determine their eligibility: – Call the ...

Unique military installation

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – Minot Air Force Base is a unique U.S. military installation. It is the Department of Defense’s only dual wing-nuclear capable installation and many distinguished visitors come to the base each year. This year Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, along with Senators John ...

Commemorative tiles

Clarence Larson American Legion Post #23 of Rugby has begun a new project to honor Pierce County veterans. It is called the Veterans Commemorative Ceiling Tile project. The plan is to replace the existing false ceiling tiles in the American Legion meeting room, located in the basement of ...

‘Supporting Those Who Served’

Kelli Weiand, military outreach specialist, with the North Dakota Military Outreach Program, travels across the northern half of North Dakota to meet with veterans and their families to assist them with resources. Based at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Minot, Weiand is one of two ...

Business Initiative

ND Cares Coalition’s purpose is to resolve barriers or gaps in services to make sure those serving and those who have served, their families, and survivors receive the care and assistance they need. One of ND Cares’ goals is partnering with many businesses in North Dakota. On Feb. ...

New helicopters ahead for Minot AFB, other missile bases

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – Minot Air Force Base and other intercontinental ballistic missile bases are getting closer to getting new MH-139A helicopters. The MH-139A helicopter is replacing the Vietnam-era UH-1N Hueys that provide security and support for the intercontinental ballistic missile ...

Weapons for the future

The Air Force continues its plans for two next generation weapons systems – the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent to replace the nation’s Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile system and the new B-21 Raider bomber program. Minot Air Force Base is the only dual wing, ...

Home-grown nurses

Sarah Gregg is a home-grown nurse who now helps train others to become nurses in her home community of Harvey. Nurses like Gregg are part of the success story of the Dakota Nursing Program, which brings together college nursing programs and rural hospitals to address the state’s nursing ...

Preventing diabetes

NEW TOWN – One in three American adults has prediabetes, putting them at risk for eventual diabetes, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Fort Berthold Diabetes Program looks not only to assist those living with diabetes but also works to help people avoid ...

Taking action against opioids

Counselors and patients agree, there’s a very big need for opioid treatment in Minot. While the real number may be unknown, some with knowledge of the problem estimate the number of heroin addicts seeking treatment at 5% or less. Nevertheless, even with that small percentage, Minot’s ...

Mammography to MRI

CHI St. Alexius Health Minot Medical Plaza staff work efficiently to get their patients’ results back to them within 48 hours with their state-of-the-art imaging equipment. One of their amazing machines does 3D mammograms. By using the new technology, it scans the breast tissue and shows ...

Safety top priority

Amber Emerson with Safe Kids Minot is doing all she can to help parents in the community keep their kids safe in all aspects of their lives. Safe Kids is a worldwide project whose goal is to lower the amount of child injuries and deaths each year. They get closer to their goal by informing ...

Working out benefits work

A healthier workforce is a more productive workforce, according to some local companies that are investing in their employees’ fitness. Minot Automotive Center and Hess Corp. are among companies that are giving employees incentives to get and stay fit. About eight years ago, Minot ...

Senior foot care

Foot care is something that can be easily overlooked, but it is vital for the elderly. Randall Hanson from Minot stresses the importance of foot care and makes sure that around 300 elderly clients aged 60 and older have trimmed nails and healthy feet. Hanson worked for many years in the ...

Benefiting from opportunities

One step led to another for Minot’s Danna Bossert, whose educational path to become a nurse practitioner was paved with the help of nontraditional options and a supportive employer. Bossert has practiced family medicine as a nurse practitioner at Sanford Health’s Northwest Clinic in Minot ...

Mental health advances

Depression affects the lives of millions of people in the United States, and millions more around the world. It can be extremely difficult to live with the gray cloud hovering above one’s head every day. Trinity Health Center - Riverside offers transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) which ...