Progress

Powering the Farm of the Future: Efficient, Clean Diesel

Diesel engines play a key role in the agricultural sector, powering over 75 percent of all large agricultural machines and equipment, transporting 90 percent of agricultural products and pumping one-fifth of irrigation water in the United States. When the World Ag Expo convened in Tulare, ...

Weather Data for over 111 years and counting

Knowing how weather has changed or stayed the same throughout the years is extremely important for a variety of reasons. It can help predict possible weather changes that may occur at regular intervals over time, such as dry seasons or wet seasons. Weather data can also help those who study it ...

Intercropping – the future of farming?

CROSBY – It’s not an entirely new idea, two crops in one field, but recent studies and advancements are well on the way toward promoting and expanding the practice. Lana Shaw, research manager, Southeast Research Farm in Redvers, Saskatchewan, recently conducted a seminar on ...

Local produce and vendors meet outdoor shopping at Farmer’s Market

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, farmer’s markets have been around since 1730 in Lancaster, Penn. While Minot’s Farmer’s Market hasn’t been around that long, it has still been a part of Minot for likely well over 30 years. The Minot Farmer’s Market has moved around ...

The International Music Camp: Our Summer Regional Arts Hub

Editor’s Note: The International Music Camp is located north of Dunseith at the International Peace Garden on the North Dakota -Manitoba border. For the past 63 years, the International Music Camp has been proud to serve the people, families, schools, and communities of North Dakota by ...

Artspace gallery director works hard in the arts

Artspace Suite 1 Gallery first opened its doors in 2017 on Nov. 24. Those who were a part of the gallery were thrilled to be sharing their art with the community. Wendy Kimble is a local woman who has worked hard in the arts and has been the director of the gallery since the very first ...

International Peace Garden: Dedicated to the celebration of peace

The International Peace Garden exists as testimony to the promise that peace between countries and people is an achievable dream, and that peace on earth, one of the most enduring aspirations of our world, is possible. The International Peace Garden represents the best ideals of humankind. ...

Sakakawea Area Council for the Arts is devoted to all forms

Every town needs arts, whether it be a movie theater, a play, or an art show. In Garrison, the Sakakawea Area Council of the Arts has been working hard to keep the arts in the town and surrounding areas. In 1987, a group of people gained money that was raised from a city play and made the ...

Northwest Art Center has a lot to offer art

Northwest Art Center at Minot State University has a newer gallery, but that hasn’t stopped it from already offering unique shows through hard work. The gallery opened its doors in January, taking a portion of what used to be the basement of the Gordon B. Olson Library at Minot State and ...

Old theater made new

The Lyric Theater in Rugby has serviced the community, the surrounding area, and any other guests of the town with its movie playing abilities for nearly 100 years and the community has worked hard to keep it. Built in 1922, the theater was privately owned for years. Then, in 2012, the ...

Stanley arts center brings entertainment to region

Now in its 16th season, The Sybil Center in Stanley brings the arts to the small town in a big way. “We are not just a center for Stanley but the whole surrounding area,” said Linda Lumley, board member and head of the activity department. “People attend from all over northwest North ...

Three years involved and more to come

Not many think about all that goes on behind each concert that the Minot Symphony Orchestra puts on. From the many practices that the musicians participate in to the music choice to the marketing, a lot goes into making sure that the concerts are ready and the audience knows they’re ...

Bottineau community theater a fixture for half a century

The Davis Playhouse in Bottineau was named after a man who has been a fixture in community theater in Bottineau for half a century. Tim Davis, who is now retired from his day job, said he has loved being so involved in theater, musicals and children’s productions. One year he was involved ...

Essential to mission

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – They plan, design and direct construction of buildings and structures, provide emergency services and snow removal, manage real property assets and other work essential to the mission at Minot Air Force Base and in the Minot missile field. The 5th Civil Engineer ...

A reason to stop

STANLEY – When Pinnacle decided to expand its fuel and convenience store on U.S. Highway 2 in Stanley, the cooperative wanted to give the community much more than just a place for a quick stop. The new travel store and Cenex station can still get you in and out in a hurry but you might want ...

Replacing weapon systems

The U.S. Air Force is making plans for two next generation weapon systems for the nation – the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) weapon system to replace the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile system and the B-21 bomber program to replace B-1 and B-2 bombers and eventually ...

Gymagic finds a new home

Gymnastics is a great outlet for children of all ages to sharpen their motor skills, gain strength and, most importantly, have some fun. Minot gymnastics had been housed at the North Dakota State Fairgrounds for over 30 years until September 2017. September 13, 2017, the new Gymagic ...

Building trust: Lotvedt Construction has been there for Rugby’s growth

RUGBY – Lotvedt Construction built numerous structures during its nearly 70 years of business in the Rugby area, but it also built a great deal of trust. Neil and Mary Jean Lotvedt continue in the business started by Neil’s father around 1949. Much of the construction around the Rugby ...

Construction begins on Minot’s enhanced flood protection

Construction began this spring on the Minot portion of the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project. It has taken years to get to this point. Efforts began in August 2011 when the Minot City Council voted to ask the State Water Commission to sponsor a flood protection project. The ...

Bigger, better Divide County Courthouse

CROSBY – It is a showpiece. No doubt about that, and it was needed too. The Divide County Courthouse recently doubled in size. Like many aging courthouses in communities throughout North Dakota, the Divide County courthouse was bulging at the seams prior to new construction and renovation. ...