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We The People Rally

Legislators Acknowledge the Passion of Rally Supporters It began with a warm welcome by Chris Berg, followed by an opening prayer by Pastor Kurt Chaffee, and a beautiful rendition of the Star Spangled Banner by Blind Joe. Then the crowd of more than 2,000 began to cheer for rally organizer Jay Lundeen, Chair of District […]
by The Dakotan
November 8, 2021

Hundreds gather in Capitol building

Update: 3:45 p.m., Nov. 8 — Excitement turned to confusion turned to discontent. An estimated 700 people waited for more than an hour to hear a press conference that had been announced for the main hall of the Capitol for 3 p.m. They waited in vain, because both the place and time of the press […]
by The Dakotan
November 8, 2021

City of Minot Offices to be Closed in Observance of Veterans Day

All City of Minot offices will be closed Nov. 11 in observance of the Veterans Day holiday, including City Hall, Public Works, and the Engineering Department. There will be no public transit on Nov. 11. The Minot Public Library will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Nov. 11. There will be no […]
by The Dakotan
November 5, 2021

Fall Mule Deer Survey Completed

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s fall mule deer survey indicated the drought had a big influence on fawn production.  Biologists counted 2,163 mule deer in the aerial survey in October. The ratio of 60 fawns per 100 does was significantly lower than last year (82/100) and the long-term average (88/100), while 38 bucks […]
by The Dakotan
November 5, 2021

800 Airmen and Guardians Refuse COVID Vaccine by Deadline; 10,000 Remain Unvaccinated

The Air Force released its first snapshot of COVID-19 vaccination compliance Nov. 3, the day after the Active-duty deadline, with some 800 uniformed personnel refusing the shot and nearly 5,000 Airmen and Guardians waiting to find out if their religious exemptions will be approved. In all, . . . [Read the rest of this article […]
by The Dakotan
November 4, 2021

Special Session Raises Eyebrows

Representative Dan Ruby Not A Fan of Sub-Districts “I can support the re-districting bill, even though I don’t like everything about it, but I can accept it. But I won’t support it with the sub-districts,” said Representative Dan Ruby (R-Dis. 38, Minot) in a recent interview with The Dakotan. Now Rep. Ruby is unsure of […]
by The Dakotan
November 3, 2021

Air Force Discharges Trainees, Prepares to Discipline Troops Who Aren’t Vaccinated

The Department of the Air Force is preparing to discipline thousands of Airmen and Guardians who will miss a Nov. 2 deadline for full vaccination against COVID-19. The Pentagon confirmed that some have qualified for exemptions. Meanwhile . . . [Read the rest of this article on Air Force Magazine]
by The Dakotan
November 2, 2021

Vehicle Pursuit

High-Speed Chase Near Rugby The North Dakota Highway Patrol apprehended Arsenio James following a high-speed chase and use of a pursuit intervention technique (PIT). The pursuit began at 12:19 p.m. Saturday, approximately 11 miles east of Rugby, when a HP trooper attempted to stop a stolen vehicle. The driver fled eastbound on U.S. Highway 2 […]
by The Dakotan
November 1, 2021

New Highway Patrol Sergeant for Williston Region

Highway Patrol Trooper Michelle Romans has been promoted to the rank of sergeant. Romans, currently serving as traffic enforcement trooper in Jamestown, will serve as regional sergeant in Williston beginning October 30. Roman joined the North Dakota Highway Patrol after receiving a Bachelor or Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Jamestown College in 2012. After […]
by The Dakotan
October 30, 2021

WWII Vet Passes

Decorated Minot resident Lynn Aas passes away at the age of 100 Veteran Lynn Aas, 100, passed away at The View in Minot on Thursday. Aas was well known for his service as a rifleman in World War II, which included extensive action during the Battle of the Bulge. It was during that battle that […]
by The Dakotan
October 29, 2021

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