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Students Analyze Renewable Energy 

Envirothon Offers Outdoor Classroom  FOXHOLM – Science students from throughout the Minot area had some hands-on learning outdoors at the Upper Souris National Wildlife Refuge this past week and followed up their experience with 10-minute oral presentations before panels of judges.   The topic for Envirothon 2023 was interesting and challenging: Renewable Energy for a […]
by Kim Fundingsland
September 25, 2023

Finger in the Flame 

A Slice of Life Quite often men behave like, well, men. At least that’s my explanation for what I am about to reveal.  Men relish the tough guy persona, of which the trait of never showing pain is one of the foremost measurements of the male sex. Of course, there’s a limit to how far […]
by Kim Fundingsland
September 24, 2023

Autumn Be Stylin’ 

First Day of Fall Saturday  MINOT – It is starting to look like fall, with shorter days and leaves turning colors but, with the official first day of fall arriving Saturday, the temperatures have been trending more summerlike than what might be expected for September in North Dakota.  Official temperature readings through the 20th of […]
by Kim Fundingsland
September 22, 2023

Murder Trial Halted 

Attorney Dismissed from Case  MINOT – The murder trial for Shawnee Krall, 30, Minot, has been halted just days before it was to begin.  Defense attorney Breanna Delorme was granted permission in North-Central District Court this week to be removed from the case with the murder trial set to begin Monday, September 25. Judge Stacy […]
by Kim Fundingsland
September 21, 2023

Citizens Voice Opposition to County Tax Increase 

Budget Hearing Open to the Public  MINOT — “This places us in the top nine states, nationwide, for property taxes,” said Mike Blessum, in voicing his opposition to proposed property tax increases in Ward County during a public hearing Tuesday evening in front of Ward County commissioners. “While my home value has increased 14% my […]
by Kim Fundingsland
September 19, 2023

Arrested in City Shoot ‘Em Up 

Bond Set at $200,000  MINOT – One of two people charged with alleged involvement in a shooting in this city is behind bars while an arrest warrant has been issued for the other.  Judge Gary Lee set bond this week for Sydney Roller, 20, Minot, for her alleged role in a shooting incident in northwest […]
by Kim Fundingsland
September 19, 2023

Hollywood Horses 

A Slice of Life Old photographs have a way of bringing back to life events of years past.  Recently I was looking through some photographs taken on the set of the movie “Dances with Wolves,” a 1990 big screen blockbuster in which I played an insignificant part as a Union soldier in the Civil War. […]
by Kim Fundingsland
September 17, 2023

Trial Set in Original Bar Killing 

Travis McDermott Charged with Manslaughter  MINOT – One dead, one arrested at the Original Bar on North Broadway about 1:45 a.m. on May 14, 2023.  The man accused of firing two gunshots that resulted in the death of Greyson Sletto, 32, Willow City, will go to trial in January 2024 before North-Central District Judge Todd […]
by Kim Fundingsland
September 15, 2023

El Nino now 95% Certain 

Latest Projections for Winter Ahead  With each passing day the Climate Prediction Center becomes more and more certain that North Dakota can expect a warmer winter than usual in the months ahead.  In their latest outlook the CPC says they are 95% certain that a strong El Nino will influence winter weather over much of […]
by Kim Fundingsland
September 14, 2023

Crop Duster Fatality

Grand Forks County Fatal Aircraft Crash NARRATIVE: On 09/12/2023, at approximately 3:30 PM, the North Dakota Highway Patrol,along with the Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office and Manvel Fire Department, responded toa report of a downed aircraft approximately 20 miles northwest of Grand Forks, ND. Anagricultural aircraft (crop duster) was found crashed in a farm field. […]
by Kim Fundingsland
September 13, 2023
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