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Back at the ranch

Darrell Oswald makes it a point to come back to Minot and judge the Ranch Rodeo every year. He gets to see some people he hasn’t seen in a while, so he’s more than willing to make the 110-mile trip north from Wing. He judges some other rodeos around the state, but there’s something ...

Successful rides hard to come by at NDSF

Eight seconds felt like an entirety and almost unachievable. Cowboys from across the region tried their best to hang on, but only the elite managed to prevail Tuesday evening in the second and final night of the NPRA Bull and Ranch Bronc Riding competition at the North Dakota State ...

Bulls, broncs bring bewilderment

Cody and Caden McCarthy brought an old-fashioned sibling rivalry to the North Dakota State Fair. The brothers from Bridger, Montana, made a bet. Whoever finished with a higher score in last night’s Ranch Bronc Riding competition wouldn’t just receive bragging rights. The winner would also ...

Vistas drop fourth straight in home finale

Irrelevant in terms of the final regular season standings, Monday’s nine-inning American Legion Class AA contest between the Minot Vistas and the Bismarck Governors was played as a tune-up game for the upcoming state tournament. It was also the Vistas last chance to play in front of their ...

Tschetter competes in U.S. Girls’ Junior golf tournament

STEVENS POINT, Wis. — Soon-to-be senior on the Minot High School girls golf team, Becca Tschetter is gearing up for her final high school season by testing out her skills against some of the best girl golfers in the country at the U.S. Girls' Junior golf tournament in Steven Point, ...

Revitalization overseas

Viktor Henriksson won’t find his name in the Minot State men’s basketball record book. In his single season with the Beavers, the former 6-foot-5 shooting guard didn’t start a single game. Henriksson, coming off the bench, only scored 12 points. The Swedish import hardly made an ...

Horse pull at NDSF

Alex Eisen/MDN A pair of horses pull weight during the 2019 North Dakota State Fair at the All Seasons Arena in Minot. Bull riding and ranch bronc riding will take place at 7 p.m. this evening at the All Seasons Arena.

South Prairie shooters shine

The number one squad of trapshooters from South Prairie High School matched their skills against top shotgunners from throughout the country and positioned themselves among the best of the best. The squad of five finished 21st in a field of 240 teams competing at the U.S. High School Clay ...

Plethora of sporting events add flair to this year’s NDSF

The 54th edition of the North Dakota State Fair is underway. Here is a rundown of the annual celebration’s sporting events and contests: The Run the Route Run/Walk will commence today at 8:45 a.m. Prizes will be distributed to the top male and female finishers, but all ages are encouraged ...

Vistas settle for split against Fargo Post 400

Quality pitching in Game 1 was able to mask what was coming in Game 2. The Minot Vistas (10-4 in-league record) suffered a split, an 8-0 win and a 4-1 loss, Thursday evening at Corbett Field against Fargo Post 400 (5-11 in-league) that left the team searching for some answers. “We have ...

Minot Aces competing in Cal Ripken regionals

CHADRON, Neb. — Representing the state of North Dakota, the Minot Aces baseball team is in Chadron, Nebraska, this weekend for the Cal Ripken U12 Major/70 Midwest Plains Regional. The Aces won the North Dakota state tournament last weekend in Williston to qualify for the regional ...

Metros drop two against Jamestown in final regular-season games

Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks once quipped, “Let’s play two.” Major playoff implications took precedence as the Minot Metros squared off against Jamestown Post 14 in Wednesday’s doubleheader at Corbett Field. Both teams entered the twin bill atop the American Legion Class A ...

Op-Ed: Inside the ropes at the 3M Open with Mike Stenvold

Editor’s note: The views expressed in this opinionated piece are made by Mike Stenvold, who was a hole marshal at the PGA Tour 3M Open golf tournament held July 4-7 at the TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, Minnesota. This submitted column has been slightly edited to correct grammar, conform to AP ...

Hansen’s shutout, Dunn’s HR lifts Surrey past Velva

Relaxed, ready to go and looking to strike up a quick conversation, Surrey third baseman Collin Headrick offered up some pre-game banter prior to the first pitch being thrown. “Remember the last time we played against Velva?” Headrick questioned his starting pitcher Alex Hansen. “Not ...