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Category: Entertainment

Unexpected Experience – Cross Ranch

CENTER — From the shade of tall cottonwood trees to the tranquil views along the Missouri River, Cross Ranch State Park is one cool place. Different too. And therein lies an appeal that transforms a first-time visitor into a frequent visitor. Current Park Manager Terry Mitchell can attest to being…
June 23, 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

NDistinct Chatter: Charge, Mow, Repeat

There's this one Pearl Jam song lyric that goes: "Everything has chains. Absolutely nothing's changed." But I thought it was: "Everything has changed. Absolutely nothing's changed." I like my interpretation better. And I'd like to tell you why. It involves a lawnmower. A lawnmower is something you buy when you…
June 10, 2022

Abilities Showcased in Miss Amazing Event

MINOT — Anne Nicole Nelson Hall was full of glitz and glamour Sunday afternoon as women and girls took to the stage. Similar to Miss America, Miss Amazing provides opportunities for girls and women with disabilities across North Dakota to build self-esteem and celebrates what they can do rather than…
June 6, 2022

NDistinct Chatter: Life Loves A Loser

Growing up in North Dakota, where there are no professional sports teams, you're almost a free agent in selecting what team to root for. To the neurodivergent among us, this is a gift, a burden and a curse. Say what you will about geographic allegiances, Dude, but at least it's…
June 3, 2022

Zoo Hours Change for Summer

MINOT — Roosevelt Park Zoo in Minot has switched to summer hours starting today. Andrea Tronson, public program manager, said the hours are now 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Summer activities scheduled are the “Wild About Safety” event for everyone on June 7, put on by Trinity Hospital, and the…
May 31, 2022

NDistinct Chatter: Always Remember

First off, happy Memorial Day to all four of my readers. I’m not sure if “happy” is the right word to use for this day, as it is intended to be a somber holiday, dedicated to memorializing all the brave men and women who gave their lives in service to…
May 30, 2022

Full House at Movie on Alleged Election Fraud

MINOT — More than 200 people showed up to watch a documentary about possible election fraud at Oak Park Theater Monday night. The movie, 2000 Mules by Dinesh D’Souza, reviewed possible illegal ballot harvesting that may have impacted the outcome of the 2020 U.S. Presidential race as well as the…
May 24, 2022

NDistinct Chatter: Bike to Work Today

Every day is special. No, literally. Search the Google webs for “calendar of special days,” and you find out all sorts of things about the days we’re all living through. Today (or what will be today since I wrote this ahead of time because I’m a wizard of forethought), May…
May 20, 2022

NDistinct Chatter: iOwe You, iPod

Where were you when you heard the news? Certain news stories, when they happen, you will remember forever where you were and what you were doing when they happened. Stories like the moon landing, Pearl Harbor, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the O.J. Simpson verdict, Olive Garden opening in…
May 13, 2022
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