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University of Mary Sings at Minot Assisted Living 

Cappella at The View   lydia.hoverson@mydakotan.com   MINOT – Residents at The View Assisted Living watched quite the show Tuesday when Cappella from the University of Mary in Bismarck, sang for them.  Director Doctor Rebecca Raber, described the choir as a special program, using college athletics as a model.  “I travel around,…
January 10, 2023

Light Show in North Minot

Schlecht Christmas Light Display lydia.hoverson@mydakotan.com MINOT – Light shows have become more and more fancy as technology evolves. One Christmas light show at 309 24th Street Northwest is put on by Dave Schlecht and his family, who described his show as computerized lights that are set to music. “You can…
December 25, 2022

A Snowman in Sunshine  

A Slice of Life  Kim.fundingsland@mydakotan.com  KEY LARGO, FLORIDA -- I’ll admit it’s a goofy concept, at least that’s one perfectly acceptable way of looking at it. I’m talking about a North Dakotan going to the Sunshine State and completely covering up in opposition to it.  Yup. Goofy.   Wait now.…
December 25, 2022

Merry Christmas from the Dakotan 

Light displays brighten the season  MINOT – Lighting displays are a Christmas season tradition for many. Who doesn’t take a moment to stop and enjoy colorful lights and reflect on the most joyous season of the year.  The lighting displays were photographed in Minot with the exception of a few…
December 24, 2022

Storm Moves Up MSU Basketball Games 

Mary Marauders to Invade Beaver Lodge  MINOT, N.D. – The NSIC and Minot State basketball teams announced that the Beavers will host in-state rival the University of Mary this Saturday, December 17, at the MSU Dome at 1 and 3 p.m.   The Minot State women will tip-off at 1 p.m.…
December 16, 2022

The Electric Chair 

Slice of Life  A goal of all writers is, or should be, to attract attention. Some of us have devised clever ways to do that. Hence the headline, the “Electric Chair.”   But wait, I am not all deception here. This is not one of those “gotcha” gimmicks where you…
December 11, 2022

Behind the Dancing Decorations 

The Work to Build Christmas Trees  lydia.hoverson@mydakotan.com   MINOT – The joys of the holidays don’t always come easily, and one couple in Minot works hard to bring people joy.  Barry and Judy Olson, owners of Olson Decorations, have been setting up dancing lights for 20 years at their house on…
December 5, 2022

Beavers Men’s Hockey Battles to Win 

Minot State 3, Mary 1   MINOT, N.D. – Relentless determination paid off for the Beavers on Friday night.   The Minot State men’s hockey team relentlessly pressured visiting in-state rival Mary, eventually breaking through and scoring a 3-1 win in the battle between ACHA champions.   Scoreless near the midway point of…
December 3, 2022

Trees that Dance for All to See 

Olson’s Decorations and Light Show  lydia.hoverson@mydakotan.com   MINOT – Part of what makes Christmas is the endless houses decorated with shining lights. One couple has been taking lights to a whole new level for two decades.  Barry and Judy Olson are in their 20th year of setting up Christmas trees, inflatables,…
December 2, 2022

From Minot to the North Pole and Back 

Minot Parks Santa Mail System  lydia.hoverson@mydakotan.com   MINOT – Not everyone who writes a letter to Santa gets the privilege of a return letter, but the Minot Park District has set up a system where you might just get one.  Madeline Knutson, multi-media coordinator for Minot Parks, said there is a…
December 1, 2022
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