Progress

Learning on the job

Minot High School senior Kelsee Hoyt decided that she would prefer to teach elementary students instead of high school students, while classmate Mikel Bahl is now 100 percent sure that he would like to be a lawyer. Hoyt, Bahl, and their classmate Destiny Aguilar were among 11 seniors who took ...

New Town first-graders learn about rain forests

NEW TOWN – Kids in Jennifer Waterman’s first-grade class at Edwin Loe Elementary School in New Town may live thousands of miles from a tropical rain forest, but they still felt like they were in the tropics last month. Waterman goes all out when she teaches her students about ...

Growing business

HARVEY – Quality ingredients and a responsiveness to customers’ unique needs has led to success for a Harvey feed plant. Alden Hollenbeck acquired the former Harvey Farmers Elevator feed mill in March 2012 and has modernized and expanded operations. A McClusky native, Hollenbeck had ...

Life is better on horseback

The Minot Trail Riders isn’t a new name in the area, having been around since 1940. However the organization is constantly looking for ways to challenge people and their horses while bringing fun, safe and family friendly entertainment to the community. The organization sees membership ...

Busy at sunset

Sunset means quitting time for many businesses along U.S. Highway 2 in Rugby during winter months, but at Rugby Livestock Auction, the lights stay on, cattle are tended, and workers stay busy. “On weekends, usually somebody’s here from 7 (a.m.) to 10 (p.m.); Mondays and Tuesdays, ...

Help at a moment’s notice

Farm Rescue is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 2005 by Bill Gross, a North Dakota native and full-time pilot for UPS Airlines. Gross will be grand marshal of the 2019 North Dakota State Fair Parade in Minot in July Field operations first began in the spring of 2006, with Bill ...

Education is goal for North Dakota State Fair

Every year the North Dakota State Fair brings days filled with rides, food, concerts, entertainment and over 46,000 agricultural exhibits for North Dakotans and guests to enjoy. A nine-day event filled with entertainment and fun, the North Dakota State Fair staff works hard to also provide a ...

New crop of farmers

This spring marks the fourth crop season for Amanda Kopp, 30, since she returned to the family farm south of Des Lacs. “When I graduated high school, this was the last thing on earth I ever wanted to do,” Kopp said. “I never wanted to come back to the farm.” But she said it was the ...

20 years of Scheresky Ag Service

MAX — Started out of a need they saw in the community, Galen and Bonnie Scheresky of Scheresky Ag Service just north of Max are celebrating 20 years of business and service in 2019. Through their 20 years, the work of agronomists has only become tougher. When they first started their ...

A special place for veterans

“This is a special place because of the nation’s heroes who walk through these doors every day and the dedicated hard-working staff who care for them,” said Lavonne Liversage, director of the Fargo Veterans Administration Health Care System. Liversage spoke at the ribbon cutting and ...

Services available in Minot area for veterans, families

Services are provided for veterans and their families by a number of entities in Minot and area: They include: – Minot Vet Center: readjustment counseling plus information and assistance with numerous benefits, 852-0177 – Minot VA Clinic: medical care, including a homeless veteran ...

Big Impact

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – Nearly 20 years ago, Minot Air Force Base had an economic impact of $268 million on the local area and a total payroll of $159.7 million. Those figures are from the base’s fiscal year 2000 economic impact report prepared by the Budget Office of the 5th Bomb Wing ...

Sharing stories

Medal of Honor recipient Clint Romesha says he appreciates being able to share his military experiences with others. “I’m a firm believer that we as veterans owe it to this country to share those stories because you can never truly convey what combat is to people but maybe we can shed a ...

Additional training requirements

A bill in this year’s North Dakota Legislature includes $600,000 for an expansion at the North Dakota National Guard’s Camp Grafton Training Center-South in Eddy County. The N.D. National Guard is proposing to expand Camp Grafton Training Center-South so it can provide more training for ...

ND Army National Guard

North Dakota Army National Guard presence in the north half of North Dakota includes four sites, according to Guard information. Armories in several communities were returned to the communities by formally conducting “Thank-you Final Formation” ceremonies, said William Prokopyk, assistant ...

Serving veterans & family members

An art piece with a military member saluting and an eagle along with the words, “Home of the free... Because of the brave” greets those who enter the doors of the Minot Vet Center. Minot Vet Center is a place where military veterans and their family can visit for a range of ...

Military/Veterans organizations in Minot area include:

American Legion William G. Carroll Post 26 and Ladies Auxiliary Club located at 1949 N. Broadway, Minot 852-1532 Millo Wallace, Post commander Alicia Roman, Auxiliary president For more information on American Legion Posts and Auxiliaries visit ndlegion.org (The ...

Helping veterans

County and tribal Veterans Service offices are the local resources for assistance to veterans in obtaining federal and state veterans’ benefits. They provide the expertise and advocacy that veterans need to optimize access to benefit programs, according to North Dakota Department of Veterans ...

Surgeon program revives lost medical service in rural ‘deserts’

TIOGA – When a surgical team inaugurated the new operating room at Tioga Medical Center last Nov. 5, it ended nearly 20 years of a surgical drought for the rural hospital. Tioga is one of several hospitals participating in the Rural Surgery Support Program of the University of North ...

Small town specialty care

RUGBY – In an era when specialized medical treatment is gravitating toward major centers, Heart of America Medical Center in Rugby is bucking the trend with its investment into a scope of pain management services that’s rarely found in rural areas. Having opened in late 2016, the pain ...