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Minot’s Baseball Cathedral 

A Slice of Life The sweet scent of fresh cut grass. Dew glistening on baseball spikes. A mouth full of sunflower seeds. Holding a freshly oiled baseball glove to your face. A full moon rising over the outfield fence and the smell of hamburgers and hotdogs drifting across the diamond and through the grandstand.  Memories […]
by Kim Fundingsland
May 28, 2023

Traffic Slowed on 3rd Street Viaduct 

Scheduled Bridge Inspection  MINOT – Traffic was slowed to one lane on the city’s 3rd Steet viaduct Friday to allow a team of bridge inspectors to provide a condition update on the structure.  Inspection of the bridge is conducted by the North Dakota Department of Transportation every two years. The city had requested the bi-annual […]
by Kim Fundingsland
May 26, 2023

Roosevelt Park Pool Nears Opener 

Minot Parks & Recreation  MINOT – It won’t be long before pool enthusiasts will be able to enjoy the Roosevelt Park swimming pool. Maintenance workers were installing a new liner, filling the pool, and prepping it for the summer season earlier this week.  According to a spokesperson for Minot Parks, the pool is tentatively set […]
by Kim Fundingsland
May 26, 2023

Sen. Cramer Statement on WOTUS Sackett v. EPA Decision

BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer R-ND, member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision in Sackett v. EPA. The ruling, in favor of the plaintiff, narrows the scope of federal regulation over Waters of the United States under the Clean Water Act.  “Today’s Supreme Court decision finally […]
by Kim Fundingsland
May 25, 2023

Driver Killed by Rock 

ND Highway Patrol  LaMoure County Fatal Crash- Hwy. 1 MM 41.25   What: Two vehicle fatal crash   Where: State Highway 1 milepost 41, eight miles north of Verona  When: May 25th, 2023 at 8:11AM CST   Road Conditions: Dry Pavement   Weather Conditions: Clear skies   Crash Involvement: Pickup vs. rock debris   Type […]
by Kim Fundingsland
May 25, 2023

No Trial Yet for Accused Shooter 

Two Shot at Dakota Lounge   MINOT – A man charged in the shooting of two others made a brief appearance in North-Central District Court Wednesday.  Theophris Drake, 40, Birmingham, Alabama, is facing five felony charges stemming from a February 4, 2023, incident at the Dakota Lounge. Police responded to that business shortly after midnight […]
by Kim Fundingsland
May 24, 2023

A Million Pounds of Refuse 

Record Clean-up Week  MINOT — Residents responded to the city’s latest clean-up week by filling boulevards with tons of unwanted items. Spring clean-up week was May 8-12.  Clean-up week is held twice yearly in the city. It allows people to place unwanted items curbside where city crews will pick them up and haul them away […]
by Kim Fundingsland
May 23, 2023

Magic City Murder 

Pretrial Conference Set in Knutson Murder Case  One of the most perplexing murder cases in this city’s history may get underway in a Minot courtroom later this year. A pretrial conference in the Anita Knutson slaying is set for June 14 at 11 a.m. in front of North-Central District Judge Richard Hagar.  A pretrial conference […]
by Kim Fundingsland
May 22, 2023

A Center of Shopping  

A Slice of Life The parking lot was full of vehicles. Every available parking space for several blocks in all directions was full too. The crowd was shoulder to shoulder. Parents held tightly to their children. Great excitement in the City of Minot!  Huh?  The year was 1962. The occasion was the grand opening of […]
by Kim Fundingsland
May 21, 2023

Bar Fight Fatal 

Two Gunshot Wounds  The Mother’s Day altercation at Minot’s Original Bar and Nightclub that resulted in the death of Greyson Sletto, 32, Willow City, occurred inside the facility.   According to an affidavit of probable cause filed in north-central district court, the fatal shots were fired by Travis McDermott, 40, Minot. McDermott admitted to an […]
by Kim Fundingsland
May 17, 2023
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