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Beavers trying to ‘build the dam’

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When new Minot State football coach Mike Aldrich logs onto Twitter, he regularly uses two different hashtags in his tweets in reference to his team. The first is #buildthedam, and he’ll occasionally toss out the hashtag #stickbystick right next to it. Aldrich’s second hashtag of choice ...

Youthful, yet seasoned Majettes poised to tee off season

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Short game was the focus for the Minot High School girls golf team Thursday, as they played their final round before the season-opening TMCHS Invite. Paired in three groups of three, the Majettes took to the holes of the Vardon Golf Course from 100 yards out and on the tees for the Par 3’s. ...

Opening day for the Magi

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Maroon and gold littered the Minot High football practice field for the first day of fall camp. With jersey numbers yet to be earned, players who are vying for varsity snaps down to those wanting to make the freshman team split off into their respective position drills Wednesday afternoon ...

MSU soccer picked fourth in NSIC preseason poll

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BURNSVILLE, Minn. – Minot State’s women’s soccer team was picked to finish fourth in the annual 16-team Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll that was released Monday. Senior Kelli Creese was named by coaches as the conference’s Preseason Defensive Player ...

Five things to watch as Minot High football practice starts

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Store away the baseballs and break out the football helmets. The first fall practice for the Minot High School football team gets underway today with a two-a-day. The last few seasons for the Magicians have ended in painful heartbreak. Following back-to-back losses in the Dakota Bowl in 2014 ...

The Last Frontier: Exploring Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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WATFORD CITY — The Little Missouri River swivels its way around exposed layers of rocks. Visitors from around the country come to Theodore Roosevelt National Park to take in the sight. A colorful canyon showcasing intricate rock formations with splashes of foliage. I’d wake up at 7 ...

In memory of Robbie Conway: 2Strong

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WESTHOPE — A week ago, Robbie Conway passed away after suffering a heart attack caused by doing something he loved: racing. A tragic circumstance that has been met with an outpouring of support from the community. The use of #2Strong has flooded social media over the last week. At first the ...

Five things to watch when MSU football opens next week

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This might be the most optimism surrounding Minot State football in years. MSU is coming off a three-win season, and while that may not be something to puff their chest out about, it’s a sign of progress that things are trending in the right direction after two straight one-win campaigns. ...

Racing at Nodak Speedway canceled due to track conditions

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Rebuilding the Nodak Speedway after the North Dakota State Fair is a challenge by itself. Add in the rain that came down earlier this week and the conditions were too much to get the track back in racing shape for today’s races. The cancellation was posted on Nodak Speedway’s Facebook ...

Minot youth softball player selected for USA All-American Games

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When Cambry Frantsvog enters the eighth grade at Erik Ramstad Middle School later this month, she’ll have some stories to share. In two weeks, Frantsvog will be taking part in the USA Softball All-American Games in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The right-handed pitcher and shortstop is one of ...

‘Gave them too many outs’

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BRANSON, Mo. — The opening day of the Cal Ripken Major70 World Series started quite favorably for the Minot youth baseball team, representing the state of North Dakota. But, nine runs in two innings by Pacific Northwest quickly dampened the mood and Minot lost its first contest of the ...

Ready to race

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UPDATE: The IMCA Sport Mods lost a competitor Monday evening with the passing of Robbie Conway. This article was published without that knowledge and the IMCA Sport Mod section of the article has been omitted out of respect to Conway's family and friends. There are only three race weekends ...

Streaky, still satisfying season

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The highs were exciting. The lows were crushing. It was a roller coaster of a season. The Minot Vistas (28-16) were difficult to beat when they were clicking, but their fighting spirit wasn’t quite enough in the end. Momentum ran out before reaching the summit. There is no shame in that. ...

MSU football picked to finish 14th in NSIC coaches poll

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Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference coaches predicted Minot State football will finish 14th of 16 teams this season in the league’s preseason coaches poll released Monday. The Beavers were awarded 51 points in the poll, ahead of the University of Mary (29) and Minnesota Crookston (17.) ...

Coming up just short

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WILLISTON — Fargo Post 2 wanted a repeat of 2015 and 2016. To make that happen, it couldn’t have a repeat of 24 hours prior. After losing to Minot 10-8 on Saturday evening, Fargo watched the Vistas take down West Fargo 10-0 in a noon matchup on Sunday, earning the right to face Fargo ...

Straight Flexin’

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Hands interlocked, elbows on the table and faces showing utter anguish. The strongest arms in the state went head-to-head Saturday afternoon in the North Dakota State Arm Wrestling competition at the State Fair. From professionals to beginners, men to women, left arm and right arm, and all ...

Klabunde slam helps keep Vistas alive

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WILLISTON — Minot wasn’t ready to head home just yet. The Vistas took down the previously unbeaten Fargo Post 2, 10-8, on Saturday, avenging a 2-1 loss earlier in the tournament and sending them to championship Sunday. “We didn’t want to quit,” said Minot left fielder Lofton ...