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Kim Fundingsland

Child Abuser Sentenced 

Four-year-old victim beaten  MINOT – A lot of tears and a lot of emotion was evident in a Minot courtroom Friday. Calvin Richard, 28, faced sentencing for child abuse resulting in permanent loss or impairment.   The case began October 18, 2020, when Minot Police responded to the Trinity Hospital…
December 23, 2022

Cold December Confirmed 

Already a month for the record book  MINOT – Just step outside and you know. December has been a cold month, even by North Dakota standards.  Minot’s average December temperature at the International Airport, if anything weather related can be average in North Dakota, is 19.6 degrees. So far this…
December 23, 2022

Snowpack Eases Dry Conditions 

Early Glance at Spring Runoff  MINOT – You curse it, shovel it, get stuck in it, but there is some good in that snow on the ground – believe it or not.   “For the time being, I’ll take all the snow we can get.” said Allen Schlag, National Weather Service…
December 22, 2022

Trinity Health Schedules Grocery, Cooking Events in 2023  

(MINOT, ND)—Trinity Health Nutrition Services has released its schedule of food events for 2023. The series, consisting of five grocery store tours and four cooking classes, will offer ideas to help families enhance mealtime in the new year with foods that are tasty, nutritious and affordable.  The series will kick…
December 21, 2022

Counting Birds for Christmas 

Extreme cold, wind, snow greets observers  UPPER SOURIS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE – The sun came up. Didn’t help the temperature. It was minus 22 when volunteer observers began the annual Christmas Bird Count here Tuesday morning.  Christmas bird counts are held throughout the nation annually with data forwarded to the…
December 21, 2022

Life Without the Possibility of Parole 

Re-sentencing of Christopher Vickerman  MINOT – Christopher Vickerman, Minot, convicted in March of this year in the shooting death of his father, Mark Vickerman, Minot, on May 10, 2019 will serve life in prison without the possibility of parole.  Christopher Vickerman was originally sentenced by North-Central District Judge Douglas Mattson…
December 19, 2022

Wind Chill Week Ahead 

 Weather Service Issues Wind Chill Warning  MINOT – Even for those accustomed to winter in North Dakota the upcoming stretch of cold and wind is a bit out of the ordinary. The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Warning lasting through Christmas Eve.  “There’s very cold Arctic air…
December 19, 2022

Amazing Bird Encounters 

A Slice of Life  kim.fundingsland@mydakotan,com I saw my first whooping crane sometime in the 1970s. There were nine of the endangered birds on the ground near Crosby.   I also remember there were about 50 uniformed agents, mostly from the Fish and Wildlife Service, keeping watch over the tall birds. The…
December 18, 2022

Stranded Travelers opt for Amtrak 

Minot-bound flights cancelled by snowstorm  MINNEAPOLIS – Cancelled. Cancelled again. And again. And again.  That was the message Minot-bound passengers received repeatedly while waiting at Gate C24 at the Minneapolis airport. The Delta Airlines flights from Minneapolis to Minot were cancelled repeatedly during the recent spell of icy, snowy, windy…
December 17, 2022

Marooned in Minnesota 

Storm cancels flights, strands Minot bound  MINNEAPOLIS – I was not alone. It happened to others too. Lots of them.  The big arrivals/departures board in the airport assured that, despite a snowstorm, the flight from Minneapolis to Minot was “on time.” Then the board switched to “delayed” for one hour.…
December 15, 2022
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