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Lydia Hoverson

Children Meet Santa's Reindeer

Scheels hosts live reindeer event  MINOT—Children got the chance to get their picture taken with real reindeer on Saturday.   Scheels at the Dakota Square Mall had two reindeer for families to see, as well as take pictures with. Mrs. Claus was also available to take pictures with, while Santa hung out at the other end of the mall.   The event…
December 18, 2021

Eastwood Park Holiday Tour of Lights and Donation Drive

MINOT—After 10 years the Eastwood Park community has once again come together to give the public an event they call The Eastwood Park Holiday Tour of Lights & Donation Drive.   On Sunday, Dec. 19, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., everyone is welcome to walk or drive through the Eastwood Park neighborhood for a view of lit-up houses and decorated yards. Guests can…
December 18, 2021

The Nutcracker Comes to Minot

Rinat Mouzafarov Institute of Dance & Ballet Theater performs this weekend MINOT—The Rinat Mouzafarov Institute of Dance & Ballet Theater has been preparing for the ballet The Nutcracker for several months and is now ready to give the world a show.   Rinat Mouzafarov, the choreographer of the show, has accomplished 12 different ballets of The Nutcracker, starting…
December 17, 2021

Outdoor Activities in Minot

MINOT—Winter weather can make for a good excuse to stay inside, but the snow and ice can also provide some worthwhile activities outside.  During the winter, the park district maintains four outdoor rinks for skating, hockey, or just learning at Polaris Park, Roosevelt and Perkett Schools, and Corbett Field. All will be open soon, depending on the temperature.   “With the nice weather, it…
December 16, 2021

North Dakota Firefighters Museum

GARRISON—Back in 2005, Garrison fireman Mike Matteson visited a museum for firefighters in Colorado and thought of building a similar one in North Dakota. He asked his chief, Donald Huettl, if something like that would work. Huettl agreed it would, and that was the beginning of the North Dakota Firefighters Museum.   Tragically, Huettl passed away from a heart attack on January 22, 2005, and never got…
December 15, 2021

Minot Law Enforcement Hosts Cops and Kids Event

MINOT—Children from all across the Minot community gathered Sunday morning, Dec. 12. at Walmart for the 19th annual Cops and Kids event. Law enforcement officers volunteered their time to walk with their paired child around the store to shop for whatever each kid desired. “The whole idea is to have…
December 12, 2021

Matthew 25 Project

Minot woman giving to those in need MINOT—While some may find their work to be mundane, it’s where one Minot woman found her inspiration.  While working at a consignment store, Melissa Maasjo was inspired to start a clothing and household item outreach program, and for the time being, she is running it in her barn. She calls it the Matthew 25 Project, derived from Matthew chapter…
December 8, 2021

Church Hosts Christmas Mall for Struggling Families

MINOT — As the joy of the Christmas season approaches, so does awareness of those in need.  Journey Church Assembly of God is hosting its fourth annual Christmas Mall to allow struggling parents to come and shop for gifts for their children.   Each year the organizers of the event contact area school counselors to help identify families who may…
December 3, 2021
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