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Lydia Hoverson

Making a Difference: Minot Area Community Foundation

MINOT — Matching donors to the charity they’re passionate about has been a part of the Minot Area Community Foundation’s mission for the past 24 years. Jason Zimmerman, president, described the organization as mostly an endowment system. “It was a group of community leaders that wanted to create an opportunity…
June 25, 2022

Elected Officials’ Families: Oley Larsen’s Wife

MINOT — Former Senator Oley Larsen, R-Dis. 3, was in the North Dakota Senate from 2011 to 2021, before he stepped down. Liz Larsen, his wife, described what she thought when her husband decided to run. “I think the word would be ‘disbelief’ that he wanted to do it, and…
June 24, 2022

Fake Bomb Disaster at Minot Airport

MINOT — Fake bomb, fake smoke, fake victims. The Minot International Airport put on a simulation of a bomb threat for the purpose of training first responders Wednesday. This full-scale emergency exercise is required every few years by the FAA. Volunteers of all ages pretended to be victims of a…
June 22, 2022

Road Changes for City and County

MINOT — Minot City Council approved the 16th Street NW and 30 Avenue NW intersection to change from a four way stop to a two way stop, with the 16th Street stop signs being removed. During the meeting Monday, Alderman Stephan Podrygula said he had received concerns about this issue…
June 21, 2022

MSU Raises Juneteenth Flag

MINOT — Minot State University's Diversity Council hosted a celebration of Juneteenth Monday afternoon with a speech and the raising of its flag. Though the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect in January 1863, Juneteenth celebrates when the federal government took control of Galveston, Texas, to ensure the slaves' freedom, on…
June 20, 2022

Making a Difference: Disabled American Veterans

Making a Difference: Disabled American Veterans By Lydia Hoverson MINOT — If a veteran has any disability relating to their service in the military, there is a national organization called Disabled Americans Veterans (DAV) which will help those who have served the nation by providing a place where they can…
June 18, 2022

Primary Election Underway

MINOT — Poll workers are saying this year's Primary Election is taking in a steady number of voters. Bonnie Domsteen, inspector for the North Dakota State Fair Center polls, said that nothing seems to be different this year as opposed to any other year since 2016, when she first started…
June 14, 2022

County Approves Property Funds for Youthworks

MINOT — Ward County Commissioners approved using the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to allow the short-term care and assessment center Youthworks to buy property for its youth to live in. On Monday, Emily Yanish, program manager for Youthworks, told the commissioners that the center has two plans of…
June 13, 2022

Dog Agility Tested

MINOT — Proud dog trainers from every corner of the state tested their pet's abilities and speed in the Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch's horse barn Friday through Sunday. Agility Action in Minot, affiliated with the North American Dog Agility Council (NADAC), put on the trial for dogs of all…
June 11, 2022

Making a Difference: Minot Elks Lodge

MINOT — Helping people in the community has been a part of the Minot Elks Lodge’s mission for more than a century – veterans, military families, children, and more. Carolyn Bodell, secretary at Elks Lodge, said it has run in her family, as her husband, father, brother, and herself have…
June 11, 2022
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