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Minot City Council approves Renaissance Zone Dev Plan Updates

Minot City Council met Monday evening at city hall to discuss recent city developments. This included a public hearing on the Renaissance Zone Development plan, voting on their consent agenda, a presentation on the upcoming 16th st construction project, a vote on automatic door requirements for businesses receiving MAGIC funds,…
May 7, 2024

Minot Air Force Base to receive $850 million in upgrades with nuclear weapons updates

BY: MICHAEL ACHTERLING (North Dakota Monitor) MINOT – The Minot Air Force Base is in line for a nuclear-sized upgrade as the Department of Defense plans to update its nuclear deterrence capability across the country. During the Task Force 21 North Dakota Nuclear Triad Symposium in Minot on Tuesday, members…
April 24, 2024

Summit highlights economic benefits of carbon pipeline in second chance at permit

By JEFF BEACH (North Dakota Monitor) Summit Executive Vice President Wade Boeshans cited Summit Carbon Solutions paying more than $14 million annually for electricity to operate its carbon capture and storage project as an economic benefit to North Dakota, but SuAnn Olson had a different reaction.  “Where is this power…
April 22, 2024

Fatal Off-Road Crash

Mountrail County Fatal CrashWhat: Fatal CrashWhere: In a field northwest of Adeline Drive & Knife River Drive of Stanley NDWhen: April 14, 2024 @ 7:15 PM CSTRoad Conditions: Off-road, grass, dirtWeather Conditions: ClearCrash Involvement: Dirt bikeType of Crash: EjectedAgencies Involved: North Dakota Highway Patrol, Stanley Police Department, Stanley Fire,Stanley EMS…
April 15, 2024

MSU's Newest Head Coach

Former assistant Ryan Clark to lead Minot State women’s basketball programMINOT – The Beaver women’s basketball program has a new leader, and it’s a familiar face from just a few hours down the road.Minot State’s Vice President for Student Affairs and Intercollegiate Athletics, Kevin Harmon, announced Friday that Ryan Clark…
April 13, 2024

Community Meetings on Planning

City of Minot release Community members are invited to attend a series of public meetings tohelp the Minot City Council create a strategic plan for the city.The meetings will be held in the former Minot City Council chambers, located at 5152nd Ave. SW in the former City Hall. The schedule…
April 12, 2024

Minot State Football Host Spring Game Saturday

MSU release MINOT – Spring practice is ready to culminate in the annual Spring Game for the Minot State football team.The Beavers hit the field inside the air-supported dome – “The Bubble” – on the Minot State campus this Saturday at 10 a.m. for their spring game to wrap up…
April 12, 2024

MPS Names Assistant Superintendent 

Action at School Board Meeting  MINOT – Todd Kayler was introduced at Thursday’s meeting of the Minot Public Schools board as the new assistant superintendent. Kayler is currently an administrator at Roosevelt elementary school.  “He is a great candidate and will do duties very well. He’s been just tremendous at…
April 12, 2024

MSO Presents Season finale on April 27th

Minot Symphony Orchestra release MINOT – The Minot Symphony Orchestra presents their 98th season finale on Saturday, April 27th with Musicology (the study of music) at 6 pm and music at 7pm in MSU’s Ann Nicole Nelson Hall. Our Town will feature a world premiere as well as a live…
April 12, 2024

City Sets Clean-up Weeks

City of Minot release The City of Minot has finalized the schedules for its yearly spring and fall clean-upweeks and household hazardous waste and e-waste collection events.The spring clean-up week is set for May 6-10, with the HHW/e-waste collectionscheduled for May 10-11 at Public Works (1025 31st St SE) from…
April 12, 2024

Vehicle Pursuit End in McHenry County

City of Minot release Stolen vehicle investigation leads to vehicle pursuit late Tuesdayevening in MinotOn Tuesday, April 9, shortly after 11 p.m. officers were dispatched for reports of asuspected stolen vehicle. The vehicle owner reported to dispatch that someone wasdriving their vehicle, and they were following the vehicle, providing location…
April 11, 2024

Minot Dates for Shrine Circus

Minot Shrine Club release MINOT -- The Minot Shrine Club Circus Board is pleased to announce that wewill be having the 2024 Northwest Shrine Circus at the North Dakota State Fair Center.Performance Dates – TimesThursday, May 9th – 10:00AM and 7:00PMFriday, May 10th – 10:00AM, 4:00PM, and 7:30PMSaturday, May 11th…
April 11, 2024

Souris Valley Golf Course Opens Friday

Minot Parks release Minot, ND - Souris Valley Golf Course is thrilled to announce its season opening on Friday, April 12,
April 11, 2024

Carpio Victim Identified

ND Highway Patrol Train vs Pedestrian Fatality-UPDATEWhat: FatalityWhere: Highway 52 mile marker 67 approximately 1.5 miles northwest of CarpioWhen: April 7, 2024 at 1:00 pm CTWeather Conditions: CloudyCrash Involvement: Train/PedestrianAgencies Involved: NDHP, Ward County Sheriff’s Office, Carpio FD, Burlington FD, andBerthold Ambulance ServicePedestrianName: Dale GraffHometown: Carpio, North DakotaGender/Age: 84 year…
April 10, 2024

7 Candidates for City Council on June ballot

City of Minot release Seven candidates submitted the required paperwork to appear on the June ballotfor Minot City Council.City of Minot positions on the June 11 ballot include three seats on the City Council.The candidates who will appear on the ballot are: Stephan Podrygula Mike Gietzen Mike Blessum Scott Burlingame…
April 9, 2024

Spring 2024 Construction Update

Mouse River Plan release MINOT - Phase MI-5 Northeast Tieback Levee - Construction of Phase MI-is expected to start in the upcoming weeks as the winter weather appears to be behind us.Construction activities will focus on utility and pavement removal and installation near theintersection of 3rd Street NE and 5th…
April 9, 2024

City Landfill Switching to Summer Hours

City of Minot release During summer hours, the landfill will be open Monday through Saturday from 7a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The landfill is located at 4450 37th Ave. SW.Residents bringing any items to the landfill, including household hazardousmaterials, should stop at the scale house directly inside the gate, where employeeswill…
April 9, 2024

MSU's Waselenchuk Named ACHA Coach of the Year

UNION LAKE, Mich. –The ACHA announced today that Minot State men’s hockey head coach Wyatt Waselenchuk has been named the 2024 Men’s Division I Coach of the Year as selected by ACHA Men’s Division I head coaches.Waselenchuk was chosen from a group of finalists that included Gary Astalos of Adrian…
April 8, 2024

Start Up Minot Presents

Minot Area Chamber/EDC release Start Up Minot attendees – A reminder that we have our regular (second Thursday of every month!) Start Up Minot networking event at the Carnegie Center. This week’s guest speakers are two fabulous ladies who have made a big impact over the past ten years on…
April 8, 2024

Bighorn Sheep Increase Continues

ND Game and Fish Department Fourth Consecutive Record Count of Bighorn SheepThe North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s 2023 bighorn sheep survey, completed by recounting lambs in March, revealed a record 364 bighorn sheep in the grasslands of western North Dakota, up 5% from 2022 and 16% above the five-year…
April 8, 2024

Minot’s Yard Waste Collection Sites Open

City of Minot release The City of Minot’s 10 yard waste collection sites are open for the season.The City’s yard waste collection sites are for City of Minot garbage collection patrons only andare not for use by non-residents or by commercial haulers. Yard waste includes grass clippings,garden waste, leaves, vines,…
April 7, 2024

Train Kills Man Near Carpio

ND Highway Patrol release What: FatalityWhere: Highway 52 mile marker 67 approximately 1.5 miles northwest of CarpioWhen: April 7, 2024 at 1:00 pm CTWeather Conditions: CloudyCrash Involvement: Train/PedestrianAgencies Involved: NDHP, Ward County Sheriff’s Office, Carpio FD, Burlington FD, andBerthold Ambulance ServicePedestrianHometown: Carpio, North DakotaGender/Age: 84 year old maleInjury: FatalNARRATIVE: At…
April 7, 2024

Wicked Days in Dakota 

A Slice of Life North Dakota’s capital city of Bismarck took grew out of some of the wickedest days in frontier history. The Northern Pacific Railroad, advancing from the populated East, made it as far as the Missouri River. It was there that Edwinton, later renamed Bismarck, was born.  It…
April 6, 2024

Garage Fire Contained in NW Minot

City of Minot release The Minot Fire Department was dispatched to 112 8th Ave NW at 11:28 a.m. for reports of afire in a detached, single-stall garage.Firefighters arrived and found heavy smoke and fire in the single-stall detached garage.Upon arrival, it was determined that no occupants were in the garage.The…
April 5, 2024

MSU Invites Public to Meet Coaching Candidates

Minot State University release MINOT – The search for the newest head women’s basketball coach at Minot State is winding down and Beaver Athletics wants the public to meet two finalists for the position.Candidates Ryan Clark and Bridgeport Tusler each will be on the Minot State campus for in-person interviews…
April 5, 2024

Minot Parks to Host Cardboard Bobsled Race

Minot Parks release MINOT—The Cardboard Bobsled Race event invites kids from our community to showcasetheir creativity and racing skills with homemade cardboard bobsleds. Join us for a chance to winprizes and earn the title of the fastest bobsled in the West! The 2024 Cardboard Bobsled Race atthe Maysa Arena on…
April 5, 2024

Hearing in Knutson Murder Case

Refining the Jury Questionnaire MINOT – If the court hearing is any indication, the longest running murder case in Minot may also turn out to be the most contentious. Nichole Rice, Minot, is charged with the murder of Anitia Knutson. Knutson’s body was found in the apartment she shared with…
April 5, 2024

Minot Shooting Suspect Arrested in Indiana

City of Minot release Earlier today (Thursday), the Fort Wayne Police Department arrested Quantdre OctaviousMersier in Fort Wayne, Indiana for the shooting that occurred on November 17,2023 in NW Minot.The Fort Wayne Police Department Gang and Violent Crimes Unit made the arrestwith assistance from the US Marshall’s Service.Mersier was arrested…
April 4, 2024

Advisory Board Meetings Announced

ND Game and Fish release The North Dakota Game and Fish Department Advisory Board will host public meetings this spring at eight locations across the state.These public meetings, held each spring and fall, provide citizens with an opportunity to discuss fish and wildlife issues and ask questions of their district…
April 4, 2024

Minot’s 2023 Citizen Satisfaction Survey

City of Minot release The results of the City of Minot’s 2023 Minot Community Survey, including anexecutive summary, individual comments, and a video presentation, are nowavailable on the City’s website.City Manager Harold Stewart presented the survey results during a report to theCity Council on April 1. Jason Morado, from ETC…
April 4, 2024

Rare Occurrence in Minot Courtroom 

Jury Released on First Day of Trial  MINOT – A jury selected Wednesday was released from duty Thursday without hearing a single word of testimony in the case against Kamauri Kennedy. Kennedy is charged with two AA felonies, Murder and Conspiracy to Commit Murder, both punishable by a sentence of…
April 4, 2024

Childcare and the City

Council Hears from Committee MINOT – The availability and cost of childcare took up much of the discussion during Monday’s meeting of the City Council. Council member Scott Burlingame, co-chair of a committee appointed to report recommendations to the council, told the council that “the city has limited tools and…
April 2, 2024

Deputy Nets Fleeing Suspect

ND Highway Patrol Mclean County Sheriff’s Department Pursuit Crash in Burleigh CountyWhat: Injury CrashWhere: Highway 83 Southbound MM 100, 8 miles north of BismarckWhen: 04/01/2024 at 5:04 AM CentralRoad Conditions: GoodWeather Conditions: CloudyCrash Involvement: Vehicle/VehicleType of Crash: Deployment of Grappler Police Bumper/RolloverAgencies Involved: Mclean County Sheriff’s Department, Burleigh County Sheriff’sDepartment,…
April 1, 2024

Report Bald Eagle Nest Sightings

ND Game and Fish The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is asking for help locating active bald eagle nests.Conservation biologist Sandra Johnson said the department is looking for locations of nests with eagles present, not individual eagle sightings.Eagles lay eggs in early to mid-March, which hatch about a month…
April 1, 2024

Train-Vehicle Fatal

ND Highway Patrol What: Fatality CrashWhere: Near 67th Street NW and 110th Ave NW approximately 5 miles West of TiogaWhen: March 30, 2024, at approximately 11:52 PM CTWeather Conditions: ClearCrash Involvement: Vehicle vs TrainType of Crash: Head onAgencies Involved: NDHP, Williams County Sheriff’s Office, Tioga Police Department, Tioga Fire Department,…
March 31, 2024

Angling Ambition

A Slice of Life He’s been in the fishing tackle business for 14 years, yet he’s only 22 years old. Peter Olson of Washburn grew up in a family with a love of all things outdoors – fishing, hunting, camping. He started making his own fishing lures at age 8…
March 31, 2024

Downtown Facade Program Earns Award

City of Minot release The City of Minot has been selected as the recipient of a 2023 Main Street Awardfrom Gov. Doug Burgum’s office.Minot was named a winner in the Smart, Efficient Infrastructure Award category forthe Minot Façade Improvement Program, which operates as a forgivable loanprogram that respects the historic…
March 28, 2024

Dakota Lounge Shooter Sentenced

Headed to Penitentiary MINOT – He shot two men inside a crowded bar. Now he has been sentenced to serve a lengthy time behind bars. Theophris Drake, 41, Birmingham, Ala., pled guilty in October 2023, to the shooting of two men among a crowd of patrons in the Dakota Lounge…
March 28, 2024

MACA Announces New Leadership

Welcomes Tonia Vitko and Myles Barcomb as Co-Directors MINOT – The Minot Area Council of the Arts is thrilled to announce the appointment of Tonia Vitko and Myles Barcomb as new Executive Co-Directors, effective immediately. Vitko and Barcomb bring a wealth of nonprofit experience, passion for the arts, and a…
March 27, 2024

Minot Site for Nuclear Triad Symposium

Task Force 21 to Host MINOTOT – Minot Area Chamber EDC Task Force 21 will host a nuclear triad symposium in Minot Tuesday, April 23, 2024. The symposium will focus on sustaining credible nuclear deterrence amidst growing challenges while speakers cover modernization including the Sentinel and B-52 projects, the state…
March 26, 2024

7 Vehicles in McKenzie Co. Crashes

ND Highway Patrol McKenzie County Three-Vehicle CrashWhat: Property CrashWhere: Highway 23 Mile Marker 12 approximately 8 miles East of Watford CityWhen: March 26, 2024, approximately 8:00 AM CTRoad Conditions: DryWeather Conditions: ClearCrash Involvement: Three VehiclesType of Crash: Sideswipe and Rear-EndAgencies Involved: NDHP, McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office, Keene Fire and Rescue,…
March 26, 2024

Roosevelt Park Re-Opens

Experienced Closure for Flood Protection Project MINOT – Within the MI-7-Roosevelt Park and Zoo phase of the Mouse RiverEnhanced Flood Protection Project (MREFPP) the process of tree removal, cleanup ofdebris, and site restoration occurring for the past few weeks.This preconstruction process involved both MI-6 Downtown and MI-7 Roosevelt Parkand Zoo…
March 26, 2024

Victim, Vehicles, Residence Burned

Murder Trial Ahead MINOT – The murder trial of Kamauri Kennedy, 34, is scheduled to begin April 3 in North Central District Court. A status conference in the case was heard in front of Judge Gary Lee on Monday. Kennedy’s trail to the Ward County courtroom is a lengthy one.…
March 25, 2024

City Offices Closed Good Friday

City of Minot release City of Minot offices will be closed Friday, March 29, in observance of the GoodFriday holiday, including City Hall, Public Works, Municipal Court, and theEngineering Department.City transit buses will run their regular schedule on Friday. There will be no residential garbage collection on March 29, but…
March 25, 2024

Deceased female found Sunday in Minot

Minot Police Department release Deceased female found Sunday morning in NW MinotOn March 24, 2024, at approximately 8:30 a.m., officers were dispatched tonorthwest Minot for reports of an individual laying on the ground.Once on scene, in the area of Kodiak and 36th Ave NW, officers discovered adeceased female, 66-year-old of…
March 25, 2024

True Tale from Dakota Territory

A Slice of Life A story that captured the attention of newspaper readers all across the United States had an unbelievable ending in North Dakota, then Dakota Territory. The year was 1877, one year after the defeat of Lt. Colonel George Custer and five companies of the vaunted 7th Cavalry…
March 24, 2024

Late Winter Storm for ND

National Weather Service Key Messages● Impactful winter storm across much of western and central North Dakota tonight throughMonday, with the greatest impacts along and south of Interstate 94.● Medium chances of at least 12 inches of snow, generally along and south of Interstate 94.● Greatest uncertainty in snow amounts remains…
March 22, 2024

2024-26 Fishing Regulations Set

ND Game and Fish Department release North Dakota’s 2024-26 fishing proclamation is set, with regulations effective April 1, 2024, through March 31, 2026. New fishing licenses are required April 1.Anglers can find the North Dakota 2024-26 Fishing Guide online at the state Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov, or at…
March 21, 2024

Former Pastor Sentenced for Theft from Church

Gullickson Ordered to Repay, Additional Jail Time WASHBURN – Erin Gullickson, 49, Benedict, will serve another seven months in the McLean County Jail, followed by three years of supervised probation. Gullickson, the former pastor at Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Max, was found guilty by jury trial of theft of…
March 20, 2024

Window Breaker Arrested

A disorderly male was arrested Monday evening in SW Minot On March 18, 2024, at approximately 5:36 p.m., officers were dispatched to aresidence in southwest Minot for reports of a disorderly male breaking thewindows of a house.Once officers arrived on the scene, they discovered the homeowner, an 81-yearold male, had…
March 19, 2024

Winter Weather Returns

Two Snow Events Likely Key Messages ● High chances (90%) for accumulating snow Wednesday afternoon through Thursday evening. ● Highest snow amounts Wednesday afternoon through Thursday evening expected from Williston to Bismarck and Jamestown to Lisbon, North Dakota. ● Medium to high chances for more impactful winter weather this weekend,…
March 19, 2024

Minot Hotel Issues

Discussion Dominates City Council Meeting MINOT – The regular meeting of the City Council found councilmembers engaged in a lengthy discussion about the status of some hotels in the city and the city’s efforts to collect lodging tax. City Manager Harold Stewart told the council that the City Auditor sometimes…
March 19, 2024

New Town Area Fatal Crash

ND Highway Patrol What: Fatality CrashWhere: ND Highway 23 MM 40 approximately 7 miles West of New Town, NDWhen: 03/18/2024 at approximately 1820hrs CSTRoad Conditions: Good, DryWeather Conditions: OvercastCrash Involvement: Vehicle/VehicleType of Crash: SideswipeAgencies Involved: Three Affiliated Tribes Police, North Dakota Highway Patrol, McKenzieCounty Sheriff’s Office, New Town Fire, New…
March 19, 2024

There’s Always Tomorrow

A Slice of Life When does Spring arrive? Seems like the answer is always tomorrow, but then I’ve grown accustomed to disappointment over my many years in North Dakota. I enjoy the changing of the seasons, others do too, but my patience is quite limited when it comes to Spring.…
March 17, 2024

Harsh Sentence for Evil Act 

Murder Mom Gets Life   MINOT – A lengthy sentencing hearing resulted in life without parole for Heather Hoffman, 27, Minot, for the murder of Alexander Eckert, the father of her young daughter.   In announcing his sentence, Judge Gary Lee directed that Hoffman have no contact with her daughter for life,…
March 15, 2024

Goodbye Magicians, Majettes, Hello Bulldogs

New Look for Central Campus Athletics MINOT – Central Campus will soon have a new mascot and new school colors. The Minot School Board approved the change during a meeting Thursday. Central Campus, presently a 9-10 grade school aligned with Minot High’s Magic City Campus, is to become a middle…
March 15, 2024

Guilty Verdict in Vegas Murder

Jury Convicts Darrian Jackson MINOT -- The final day of the Darrion Jackson murder trial was riveting, from closing arguments through a brief deliberation by the 12-person jury. Jackson, 33, Fargo, was charged with the murder of Timothy Smith, 38, Minot, at the Vegas Motel on January 30, 2023. The…
March 15, 2024

Elk, Moose, Bighorn Sheep Applications Online

ND Game and Fish Elk, moose and bighorn sheep applications are available online at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s website, gf.nd.gov. The deadline for applying is March 27. A total of 833 elk licenses are available to hunters this fall, an increase of 230 from last year. Licenses in units…
March 14, 2024

Burlingame Announces for City Council

Scott Burlingame release MINOT — Scott Burlingame, incumbent member of the Minot City Council formally declares his candidacy for re-election, vowing to continue his tireless efforts in serving the community and advancing its interests.Having been elected to fill an unexpired term on City Council in November 2022, Burlingame has been…
March 13, 2024

Easter at the Zoo

Minot Parks release MINOT – Roosevelt Park Zoo will be hosting Easter at the Zoo on Saturday, March 30th, 2024from 10 am to 2 pm.Easter at the Zoo will feature discounted admission of $3 per person, with the only exceptionbeing those who purchase a membership at the Zoo on the…
March 13, 2024

Dis. 40 Republicans Endorse Candidates

Dis. 40 release MINOT -- The District 40 Republicans held their endorsing convention on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, at 6:30 PM, where they endorsed their candidates for the upcoming elections. Jose Castaneda secured the endorsement for Senate, while Incumbent Matt Ruby and Macy Bolinske were both endorsed for House of…
March 13, 2024

Minot Motel Murder Trial Underway

Fargo Man Accused in Shooting MINOT – Several witnesses followed opening statements Tuesday in the murder trial of Darrion Jackson, 33, Fargo. Jackson is charged with felony AA murder in the shooting death of Timothy Smith, 38, Minot. According to a statement of facts filed with the court, Minot Police…
March 12, 2024

Game and Fish Grants Available

ND Game and Fish release Grant Supports High School Trap LeagueLocal clubs or communities interested in receiving a grant to support a high school trap shooting team must have the application in before April 1. Existing teams that have received a grant in the past are not eligible.The North Dakota…
March 11, 2024

Garage Fire Sunday in SE Minot

City of Minot release The Minot Fire Department was dispatched to 101 8th Ave SE at 2:04 p.m. Sunday for a report of astructure fire.Firefighters arrived on the scene and found heavy smoke and fire from the two-stallattached garage.The firefighters were able to enter the garage and extinguish the fire.…
March 10, 2024

A Risky Splash

A Slice of Life Several years ago, I was the key instigator of an incident that still wakes me up some nights. Not in a cold sweat or turn-on-the-light fear, but rather with a chuckle and a laugh. However, the incident which I am about to reveal placed me in…
March 10, 2024

A Cry for Freedom

Minot Symphony release MINOT – The Minot Symphony Orchestra presents “A Cry for Freedom" March 17th with Musicology (the study of music) at 6 pm and music at 7pm in MSU’s Ann Nicole Nelson Hall.The program will open with Gershwin’s Concerto in F for Piano and Orchestra featuring the winner…
March 8, 2024

Electrical fire damages unit at Henry Towers

City of Minot release Fire damaged one unit at Henry Towers in southeast Minot on Friday.The Minot Fire Department was dispatched to 1000 2nd St. SE at 10:45 a.m. for afire alarm activation.Fire crews arrived on scene within three minutes of the initial dispatch and foundsmoke in the hallway of…
March 8, 2024

Sen. Cramer Denounces Biden Speech

Responds to President’s 2024 State of the Union Address WASHINGTON –U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer, R-ND, issued the following statement after President Biden delivered his 2024 State of the Union address. “I thought it was the worst State of the Union address I have ever listened to or sat through. We…
March 8, 2024

Souris Valley Animal Shelter to Host Annual Gala

SVAS release MINOT – Souris Valley Animal Shelter, northwest North Dakota’s largest non-profit animal rescue organization, is proud to announce the return of their annual gala to be held April 13, 2024, 6 to 10 pm, at the Clarion Hotel in Minot. The gala is their largest annual fundraising event.The…
March 6, 2024

2023 Bighorn Sheep, Moose and Elk Harvests

ND Game and Fish release Harvest statistics released by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department show overall hunter success during the 2023 season for bighorn sheep was 100%, 89% for moose and 71% for elk.The department issued five bighorn sheep licenses and auctioned one. All six hunters harvested a…
March 6, 2024

Sakakawea Outlook Sinks Again

Peak for 2024 Reached in January RIVERDALE – The Missouri River Basin runoff forecast has dropped considerably from one month ago. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers latest projections for snowmelt runoff into the system is now just 66% of normal. A month ago, that number was 73%. According to…
March 6, 2024

Trump Wins ND Caucus

ND Republican Party release Sandi Sanford, Chairwoman of the North Dakota Republican Party, announced the results of the North Dakota Republican Presidential Caucus late Monday evening. Vote results of the caucus are: Donald Trump with 84% (29 delegates) 1,933 turned out for the caucus, which the Republican Party had been…
March 5, 2024

Council Discusses Automatic Doors 

Proposed Ordinance Delayed  MINOT – A proposed ordinance regarding the installation of automatic doors dominated discussion at Monday’s meeting of the City Council.  Councilman Steven Podrygula proposed that the city adopt an ordinance mirroring on enacted in Mandan. The ordinance would require businesses receiving public finds “to install at least…
March 5, 2024

Food Plot Seed Offered by Game and Fish

ND Game and Fish release Hunters, Anglers Asked to Participate in SurveyThe North Dakota Game and Fish Department is collaborating with North Dakota State University on a statewide survey aimed at understanding the economic impact of hunting and fishing activities in the state. The survey will be distributed via email…
March 4, 2024

18 Arrested at Sawyer Bar

Ward County Sheriffs Department release On March 3rd, 2024, at approximately 12:24 AM, the Ward County Sheriff’s Departmentreceived a report of underage individuals in the Whiskey Bandits bar in Sawyer. Deputies respondedand located sixteen individuals less than twenty-one years of age inside the bar, all but two had beenconsuming alcohol.…
March 4, 2024

Court Decision on Removing Trump from the Presidential Ballot

Sen. Kevin Cramer reacts BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) released the following statement after the Supreme Court of the United States unanimously allowed Donald Trump to remain on Colorado’s presidential ballot, rejecting partisan attempts to sway the 2024 election. “The Supreme Court did its job, unanimously disagreeing with…
March 4, 2024

Dogsitting Riley

A Slice of Life I volunteered for the task, like it too. But it has come with some interesting moments. Perhaps some are too interesting. Maybe that’s why I keep doing it. I am referring to my adventures as a dog-sitter. Not just any dog, but Riley, a Brittany spaniel…
March 3, 2024

Winter Weather Advisory

National Weather Service Winter Weather AdvisoryURGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGENational Weather Service Bismarck ND130 PM CST Sat Mar 2 2024 NDZ009>011-017>019-021-030330-/O.CON.KBIS.WW.Y.0007.240303T0000Z-240304T1200Z/Williams-Mountrail-Ward-McKenzie-Dunn-Mercer-McLean-Including the cities of Parshall, Watford City, Killdeer,Stanley, Beulah, Hazen, New Town, Halliday, Underwood, Wilton,Washburn, Minot, Garrison, Turtle Lake, and Williston130 PM CST Sat Mar 2 2024 /1230 PM MST…
March 1, 2024

Spring Outlook for Souris River

Runoff Potential Very Minimal MINOT – This spring’s runoff into the Souris River basin is more likely to be measured in ounces than in acre feet. Snow cover is either gone or very minimal throughout the drainage with developing drought conditions becoming a major concern. The latest Flood Potential Outlook…
February 29, 2024

New HP Sergeant for NW Region

NDHP Promotes Coby Hubble NARRATIVE: Colonel Brandon Solberg announces the promotion of Trooper Coby Hubbleto Sergeant. Hubble earned an associate degree in criminal justice with an emphasis inhomeland security from Rasmussen College-Fargo in 2009. After 12 years of working in localenforcement, he joined the NDHP and graduated from the Highway…
February 29, 2024

Energy Company Opens New Office in Alexander

Wescom, Inc. Announces Move ALEXANDER – Wescom, Inc., an American energy service company, is pleased to announce a brand-new office in North Dakota. After more than ten years of work in the Bakken region, Wescom has become an established name with a large array of completed projects. This move to…
February 29, 2024

Saskatchewan Runoff Outlook

Dry Conditions Prevail Any runoff from spring snowmelt into the Souris River Basin will be limited. That is the take-away from preliminary analysis of the basin by the Saskatchewan Water Security Agency. Due to its potential for exceeding its banks the Souris River drainage is closely monitored for snowpack water…
February 28, 2024

Bourquin Candidate for Minot Public School Board

MINOT---I am pleased to formally announce my 2024 Minot Public School Boarcandidacy. Minot is my home; graduating from both Minot High School (2011) andMinot State University (2015). At MSU, I earned my degree in Criminal Justice withminors in Accounting and Fraud Examination. I have worked in the financial sector forthe…
February 28, 2024

Trinity Homes Names Director of Nursing

Trinity Hospital release MINOT—Trinity Homes Administrator Wade Peterson has announced that Arvin Abrea, RN, nurse manager of the 2E and 2W units, has been promoted to the position of Director of Nursing. As DON, Abrea will be responsible for maintaining high standards of nursing care for the center’s residents and…
February 27, 2024

Enget Wins Republican Convention in Dis. 2

Dis. 2 Republicans release TIOGA – Mark Enget was elected unanimously by local Republicans to be the States Senate candidate for District 2 on February 24th in Tioga. Hundreds attended the endorsing convention.In his campaign, Mark has stated the importance of respecting our “God-given, constitutional rights to life, liberty, and…
February 26, 2024

Dan Ruby, District 38 House of Representatives

Join us for a stimulating discussion as we sit down with District 38 House of Representatives Incumbent, Dan Ruby, on The Dakotan's Election Central. We dive into pressing topics such as property taxes, term limits, and the key issues facing North Dakota. Don't miss this engaging conversation that provides valuable…
February 25, 2024

Clever or Quirky, Wise or Weird…Hmmm

A Slice of Life Lest you think I fell off a dock and hit my head on my fishing boat, it is with complete honesty that I am about to freely reveal, in complete detail, precise facts of a very important and personal nature. I have not been coerced, am…
February 25, 2024

One Dead Near Watford City

NDHP release McKenzie County Fatal Crash - UPDATEWhat: Single Vehicle Fatal CrashWhere: Highway 85 Mile Marker 180, 4 miles south of WillistonWhen: 2/23/2024 approximately 10:48 PM CSTRoad Conditions: DryWeather Conditions: ClearCrash Involvement: Single VehicleType of Crash: Rollover CollisionAgencies Involved: NDHP, McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office, Williston Rural Fire Department,Williston AmbulanceVehicle No.…
February 24, 2024

ND Legacy Fund, Taxes, Term Limits with Senate Majority Leader David Hogue

Join us for a compelling discussion with Senate Majority Leader David Hogue from District 38 in North Dakota. As part of The Dakotan's Election Central, we explore key topics including the North Dakota Legacy Fund, Property Taxes, and Term Limits. Senator Hogue also shares his views on the role of…
February 24, 2024

Diane Larson, District 30 Senate Incumbent

In this insightful interview, join us as we sit down with Incumbent Senator Diane Larson, who is running for re-election in North Dakota's District 30. We delve into the complexities of term limits affecting the state legislature, Senator Larson's unwavering advocacy for her community, and the intriguing dynamics surrounding her…
February 23, 2024

Lil Wayne Joins ND State Fair Lineup

ND State Fair release MINOT -- The North Dakota State Fair proudly announces the performance of the iconic Lil Wayne on Saturday, July 20, 2024, at the North Dakota State Fair set for July 19-27, 2024. The five-time GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum rap icon will bring his unparalleled energy and chart-topping…
February 23, 2024

Jose Castaneda, District 40 Senate Candidate

In this insightful interview, Jonathan Starr sits down with Jose Castaneda, candidate for District 40 Senate, to discuss his campaign and key issues. Jose shares his perspectives on personal liberty, taxes, and more, offering a compelling vision for the future. Don't miss this engaging conversation about politics and policy in…
February 22, 2024

Threat, Arrest at Minot School

Minot Police Department release Online threat directed towards Erik Ramstad Middle School Thursday We were notified of a threat directed towards Erik Ramstad Middle School around 1 p.m.this afternoon that was posted to a social media platform.The investigation led to the identification of a 15-year-old juvenile suspect, who is chargedwith…
February 22, 2024

Ronald Westberry, District 40 House Candidate

Join us for a candidate interview as we sit down with Ronald Westberry, District 40 House Candidate, as part of The Dakotan's Election Central Coverage. Ronald shares insights into his campaign, discusses key issues, and explains his motivation for running. Tune in to gain a deeper understanding of his platform…
February 21, 2024

Minot Legislator Proposes Tax Revision

Alternative to Initiated Measure MINOT – There's a better way to do it. That was the message delivered by Rep. Scott Louser, R-Dis. 5, Minot, during a press conference held at the City Auditorium. Louser has penned a 23-page bill that he hopes to introduce to the 2025 legislative session.…
February 21, 2024

Louser Announces for School Board 

Cities Need for Better Communication  MINOT – Scott Louser announced Tuesday afternoon that he will be running for a position on the Minot School Board in the June election.  “I’m excited to be on the ballot. I’ve got a lot invested, both as a graduate of Minot High and a…
February 20, 2024

Game and Fish Advises Early Fish House Removal

ND Game and Fish release While the deadline for removing permanent fish houses from North Dakota lakes is March 15, the state Game and Fish Department is urging anglers to consider removing their houses early in areas of the state where ice conditions are deteriorating.Given the current long-range weather forecast…
February 20, 2024

Olson Seeks District 38 House Seat

Lisa Olson announces that she is seeking election, as a Republican, to the State House of Representatives from District 38. She currently serves on Minot’s City Council; a seat that she was originally elected to in 2010. Throughout her tenure on city council, she has been elected Council Vice President…
February 20, 2024

US Congress Candidate, Trygve Hammer discusses campaign, federal aid bill, and more

In this exclusive interview, North Dakota US Congress Candidate, Trygve Hammer, sits down to discuss his campaign, the recently passed $95 billion federal aid bill, and more. Get a firsthand look at his vision for North Dakota and the nation, and hear his perspectives on crucial issues facing our communities…
February 20, 2024

Spending, Immigration, and War - Dr. Rick Becker, US Congress Candidate, breaks it down

Dr. Rick Becker joins The Conversation, as part of The Dakotan's Election Central Coverage, to talk about the top issues that are facing the US and North Dakota. The recent 95 billion dollar foreign aid bill is discussed along with some North Dakota Politics. He rejects the idea of him…
February 19, 2024

Long Range WX Outlook

El Nino to La Nina Likely Enjoy it while you can. That is the underlying message in the latest long-range weather outlook issued by the Climate Prediction Center. This winter is destined to go into the record book as one of the warmest ever for North Dakota, thanks to a…
February 19, 2024

Temporary Closure and No Access in Roosevelt Park

Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project Minot, N.D. – As a part of MI-7-Roosevelt Park and Zoo phase of the Mouse RiverEnhanced Flood Protection Project (MREFPP) the next step in pre-construction willtake place starting the Monday, February 19th through Friday, March 8th.The next preconstruction phase for the project is tree…
February 18, 2024

The Old Blue Coat

A Slice of Life Several years ago, when I was still riding with Company M, U.S. Army 7th Cavalry memorial regiment, I became friends with one of the older members of the unit. We were both very interested in the frontier military, and each had a collection of artifacts and…
February 18, 2024

Charles Tuttle, District 40 Senate Candidate

Join us for an insightful conversation with Charles Tuttle as he discusses his race for District 40 Senate. Charles shares his motivations for running, reflects on past campaigns, and dives into various topics that shape his vision for the future. Tune in to gain a deeper understanding of his journey…
February 16, 2024

Spring Turkey Drawing Held, Licenses Remain

ND Game and Fish release The 2024 spring wild turkey lottery has been held and more than 1,000 licenses remain in 11 units. Remaining licenses are issued on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 8 a.m. Central time on Feb. 21.Hunters are allowed two licenses for the spring season.Licenses remain…
February 16, 2024

Bolinske Announces Dis. 40 Run

Macy Bolinske release Macy Bolinske announces her candidacy for the open North Dakota House of Representatives seat in District 40 in Minot. Macy Bolinske grew up in Minot, North Dakota, graduated from Bishop Ryan Catholic School and went on to get a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University…
February 15, 2024

Killer Sentenced

Murder at Lamplighter Lounge MINOT – Moments before sentencing Justin McDermott, 35, Minot, for the late December 2022 murder in the parking lot of the Lamplighter Lounge, Judge Gary Lee told the court that, “This sort of conduct just can’t be tolerated.” With that, Lee sentenced McDermott to 40 years…
February 14, 2024

Casting Call for ND Movies

Canticle Productions NORTH DAKOTA CASTING CALL! Audition for TWO new North Dakota Films! Audition for HAZEL and MEDORA: EMPRESS OF THE BADLANDS on March 1 & 2 in Bismarck!   We are casting all ages for supporting roles, stunt riders, and extras!   To learn more, go to http://canticle-productions.com/auditions
February 14, 2024

North Dakota to Face Federal Government in Trial

Seeks to Recoup $38 Million for Destructive 2016 DAPL Protests Sen. Kevin Cramer release WASHINGTON – For five years, North Dakota has been involved in a legal battle with the United States regarding the federal government’s negligence associated with the unlawful Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protests from August 2016 to…
February 13, 2024

Trinity Health Foundation's Casino Royale Gala

Trinity Health Foundation release MINOT – Mark your calendars for an evening of high-rolling philanthropy! Trinity HealthFoundation invites you to its 3rd annual Fundraising Gala, "Casino Royale," on March 22nd,2024, at the Sleep Inn & Suites. It will be an unforgettable night of entertainment, deliciousfood, exciting auctions, and fundraising for…
February 13, 2024

City offices closed Monday for Presidents’ Day

City of Minot release City of Minot offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 19, in observance of the Presidents’Day holiday, including City Hall, Public Works, Municipal Court, and the EngineeringDepartment.Because of the holiday, the City Council meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. onTuesday, Feb. 20, in City Council chambers…
February 13, 2024

MACA Executive Director Departs

Minot Area Council of the Arts release The Executive Board for the Minot Area Council of the Arts announces the departure of its Executive Director Justin Anderson. Anderson has been an active member of MACA since 2017, first as a member and Board Member and beginning in the fall of…
February 13, 2024

Attempted Murder, Chase, Leads to Prison 

Defendant Laughed About Killing Officers  MINOT – It was time to pay for his actions and when the proceedings concluded Joshua Chambers, 19, Minot, racked up 75 years in prison sentences in front of North Central District Judge Richard Hagar Monday afternoon. Hagar tacked on slightly more than $71,000 dollars…
February 12, 2024

ND Game and Fish News

ND Game and Fish release  Spring Turkey Apps DueSpring turkey applicants should note the deadline to apply is Feb. 14.Applicants can apply online at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov.Spring turkey licenses are available only to North Dakota residents. The season opens April 13 and continues…
February 12, 2024

Talking Tennis Ball 

A Slice of Life I know what you are thinking, this guy must have hit his head in a foiled attempt to leap the net. There is no such thing as a talking tennis ball.   True, to my knowledge, but since you’ve already been lured in by a catchy headline…
February 11, 2024

Wells County Injury Crash

ND Highway Patrol release What: InjuryWhere: Hwy 200 near MM 200 (Approximately 10 miles east of Bowdon, ND)When: February 9th 2024 at 10:15 AM Central timeRoad Conditions: GoodWeather Conditions: CloudyCrash Involvement: VehicleType of Crash: Rear EndAgencies Involved: North Dakota Highway Patrol, Wells County Sheriff’s Department,Carrington PD. Bowdon Fire, Sykeston Fire,…
February 10, 2024

Jose Castaneda Announces Dis. 40 Candidacy

MINOT – Jose Castaneda announces his candidacy for the District 40 seatin the North Dakota Senate that was held by retiring longtime Minot area lawmaker KarenKrebsbach. Jose and his wife Feliciana have eight wonderful children that range in age from 14to 23.Jose was born Mexico City and his family legally…
February 9, 2024

NDSF Unveils Final Act for Showpass

ND State Fair release MINOT -- The North Dakota State Fair (NDSF) is thrilled to announce the final two acts for the Grandstand Showpass lineup for the much-anticipated 2024 Fair. With a blend of chart-topping country and energetic performances, these final additions promise to elevate the entertainment experience for fairgoers.…
February 9, 2024

Sakakawea Forecast Sinking

Latest Runoff Outlook Declines RIVERDALE – Snowfall and its Snow Water Equivalent continues to track well below normal in the Missouri River Basin. The latest numbers revealed in the February outlook compiled by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers show a decline in the Forecast of Annual Runoff from 20.1-million-acre…
February 8, 2024

District 38 House Candidate, Lisa Hermosillo

Join us for an engaging conversation with Lisa Hermosillo, the District 38 Democrat House Candidate, as she discusses her campaign and vision for the district. Gain insights into her motivations, key policy priorities, and the changes she hopes to bring to the community. Discover what drives her passion for public…
February 8, 2024

Sheriff's Office Seeks New K-9

Ward County Sheriff's Department release The Ward County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a community partner or possibly several community partners to assist in an addition to our K9 Deputy program. The Ward County Sheriff’s Department first initiated our K9 program in August of 2019 with a similar request. Since…
February 8, 2024

Senator Cramer Statement on Border Legislation

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement regarding the Senate border security and supplemental funding bill. “After reading the text, there are some really good policies I wish we could have, and I’m sure Donald Trump would love to have, but this bill provides too many…
February 6, 2024

Fire Department Incidents Report

The Minot Fire Department responded to 461 incidents in January, a slight increasefrom January 2023 when we responded to 433 incidents.As expected, most of our incidents were EMS-related. EMS responses made up 76%of all the incidents we responded to, 345 to be exact. The next highest incidentseries category was false…
February 6, 2024

City Votes to Acquire Troubled Project 

Construction On-going at Broadway Circle  The City of Minot, by unanimous vote at Monday’s meeting of City Council, moved to terminate an agreement with Project BEE and accept construction costs to complete the Broadway Circle project on South Broadway. The City will be responsible for more than $1.3 million of…
February 6, 2024

Youth Conservation and Leadership Summer Camp Opportunity

ND Game and Fish release The North Dakota Waterfowl Brigade summer camp is June 3-7 at the 4-H Center in Washburn.The five-day camp is a hands-on immersive learning experience for youth ages 13-17 designed to educate participants about the importance of wetland ecosystems, waterfowl biology, flock dynamics, shooting skills and…
February 5, 2024

Machine Talk 

A Slice of Life I replied courteously and, realizing what I had done, looked around quickly to see if anyone was listening. There was. How embarrassing!  But wait. People within hearing distance were not staring, pointing or anything like that, just chatting. Much to my relief, nothing out of the…
February 4, 2024

State Fair Stage Act Revealed

ND State Fair release MINOT – The North Dakota State Fair has officially announced that Machine Gun Kelly will be part of the 2024 NDSF line-up. Machine Gun Kelly is set to hit the stage on Thursday, July 25, 2024. The North Dakota State Fair is scheduled from July 19…
February 2, 2024

Trinity Appoints Maintenance Director

Trinity Health release MINOT—Trinity Health announces that Craig McKee, a member of Trinity’s Facilities Management team for the past two years, has been promoted to the position of Director of Maintenance. McKee is responsible for ensuring that all buildings run through Trinity’s energy plant operate efficiently and that all equipment…
February 2, 2024

Fire Displaces Minot Homeowner

City of Minot release A home in southwest Minot suffered major damage from a fire on Wednesdayevening.Firefighters were dispatched to 1302 6th St. SW at 9:44 p.m. after thehomeowner called to report that the stove was on fire and the fire wasspreading rapidly.As crews arrived on scene, they saw flames…
February 1, 2024

MAFB Economic Impact over $621 Million

MINOT – The Budget Office of the 5th Bomb Wing Comptroller presented its annual economic impact analysis report for Minot Air Force Base at a meeting of the Minot Area Chamber EDC Military Affairs Committee on Thursday, February 1, 2024. The group revealed that the total economic impact of MAFB…
February 1, 2024

Names Released in Minot Injury Accident

ND Highway Patrol Minot DUI Injury Crash - UPDATEWhat: Two Vehicle Injury CrashWhere: Highway 2 Mile Marker 147, City of MinotWhen: 1/31/2024 approximately 8:21 PM CSTRoad Conditions: DryWeather Conditions: ClearCrash Involvement: Two VehicleType of Crash: Head On CollisionAgencies Involved: NDHP, Ward County Sheriff’s Office, Minot Rural Fire Department, TrinityFirst ResponseVehicle…
February 1, 2024

Three Announce for City Council

Trio proclaims “We Can Do Better” in the City of Minot MIN OT -- Mike Blessum, Rob Fuller, and Scott Samuelson announce their candidacies for alderman seats on the Minot City Council. The trio intends to run as a team to provide unified messaging and plans for the future of…
January 31, 2024

Former Pastor Guilty of Theft 

Funds Taken from Max Church  WASHBURN – A 12-person jury returned a verdict of guilty Tuesday afternoon in the Theft of Property trial of Erin Gullickson, 48, Benedict.   Gullickson was charged in early May 2023 with taking nearly $80,000 in funds from Our Savior Lutheran Church in Max where she…
January 31, 2024

Fatal Crash Near Minnewaukan

ND Highway Patrol What: FatalityWhere: US Highway 281 and ND Highway 19 Intersection; approximately 3 miles north ofMinnewaukan, NDWhen: January 30, 2024, at 11:35 AM CSTRoad Conditions: Good, dryWeather Conditions: Sunny, clearCrash Involvement: Vehicle/VehicleType of Crash: Right angleAgencies Involved: North Dakota Highway Patrol, Benson County Sheriff’s Office, Leeds Fire& Rescue,…
January 31, 2024

Minot Symphony Orchestra to Feature Carnegie Hall Weill Music Institute

Minot Symphony release MINOT – The Minot Symphony Orchestra will present an afternoon family concert, Link Up: The Orchestra Rocks, on Saturday, February 3rd at 3:00 pm in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall located inside Old Main on the campus of Minot State University. This 1-hour performance is a perfect way…
January 30, 2024

Mountain Snowpack Trending Very Low

Major Water Source for Lake Sakakawea This winter has been exceedingly mild, spurred by a strong El Nino, and has produced minimal snowfall – so far. The Rocky Mountain snowpack is trending much less than normal according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The latest Snow Water Equivalent data…
January 30, 2024

What a Snarled Mess 

A Slice of Life It didn’t seem so bad with the door closed but, good grief, what a mess. A real, big time, embarrassing mess.  What kind of person could create such an embarrassment? Ah...me.  Now, dear reader, I respectfully ask that you do not rush to judgement as to…
January 28, 2024

Tom Campbell pivots to US House race against Becker, Hammer

BY: MICHAEL ACHTERLING - JANUARY 26, 2024 (North Dakota Monitor) Former North Dakota state senator Tom Campbell now plans to run for the state’s at-large U.S. House seat instead of governor. Campbell said in an interview Friday he had been planning on running for governor in 2024, but when current North Dakota…
January 27, 2024

Return to St. Joseph's Hospital

Repopulation Following Earlier Evacuation MINOT—Efforts are underway today, Friday, January 26, to repopulate Trinity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital after a water pipe burst on January 20, causing the building to be evacuated. Facilities Management Vice President Christopher Van Gels says air quality tests conducted throughout the building came back negative,…
January 26, 2024

3 Bismarck Republican lawmakers skip local endorsing convention

BY: MICHAEL ACHTERLING AND AMY DALRYMPLE - JANUARY 25, 2024 (North Dakota Monitor) Three Bismarck Republican incumbent lawmakers skipped their district endorsing convention Wednesday, highlighting the division within the state Republican Party. Attendees expressed disapproval for incumbents Sen. Diane Larson, Rep. Mike Nathe and Rep. Glenn Bosch through a censure…
January 26, 2024

Seven Vehicle Crash Near Ross

ND Highway Patrol release NARRATIVE: The North Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating a seven-vehicle injury crashthat occurred on January 25, 2024 at approximately 9:30 AM CST at the intersection of Highway2 and 93rd Ave. NW (approximately 4 miles west of Ross). There was heavy fog that greatlyreduced visibility.A 2015 Kenworth…
January 25, 2024

Guilty as Charged in Original Bar Shooting 

Travis McDermott Sentencing Set  MINOT – Travis McDermott, 41, Minot, has been found guilty of Manslaughter and Reckless Endangerment. A jury returned that verdict following two days of testimony in front of North-Central District Judge Todd Cresap. A key moment in the trial was the showing of video, from two…
January 25, 2024

Spring Turkey Season Set

ND Game and Fish release The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is offering 8,137 wild turkey licenses for the 2024 spring hunting season, 725 more than last year.Thirteen of the 22 hunting units have more spring licenses than last year and eight remain the same. Unit 21 (Hettinger and…
January 25, 2024

Seventh Annual State of the City Scheduled

City of Minot release The seventh annual State of the City, featuring an address from Mayor Tom Ross,will be held Feb. 8.The noon luncheon event will take place at the Minot State University Dome. Theevent is free and open to the public.The Minot Commission on Aging will provide 150 meals…
January 25, 2024

Graphic Video in Manslaughter Trial 

Detective Refutes Defendant’s Statement  Jurors were shown graphic video Tuesday of a fatal shooting that occurred at Minot’s Original Bar and Nightclub on May 14, 2023.  Travis McDermott, 41, Minot, charged with Manslaughter and Reckless Endangerment for his role in the shooting, hung his head while the video played on…
January 23, 2024

Winter Festival Souris Snowfest

Minot Parks release MINOT — Minot Parks welcomes the return of winter fun at Souris Valley Golf Course on February 3, 2023, from noon to 5 pm. This winter festival is a day filled with activities, snowy competitions, and making the most out of the season. Highlights of the event…
January 22, 2024

Lake Sakakawea Finally Frozen 

Second Latest Freeze in History  RIVERDALE -- North Dakota’s largest body of water, Lake Sakakawea, was declared frozen-over on January 18 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  A very pleasant winter laden with several weeks of well above-average temperatures spurred by an El Nino influenced weather pattern, was responsible…
January 22, 2024

Becker Announces Bid for Congress

Seeks Rep. Kelly Armstong's Seat Rick Becker release Washington, DC is packed with corrupt politicians more concerned with funding foreign conflicts than addressing the issues we face here at home. The only solution is to elect proven conservative fighters who have a record of standing up to the establishment and…
January 22, 2024

Accident Kills One Near Ray

ND Highway Patrol What: Fatal CrashWhere: Highway 2 near mile marker 41 (approximately 12 miles west of Ray ND)When: January 22, 2024 @ approximately 1:00 AM CSTRoad Conditions: Snowy/IcyWeather Conditions: CloudyCrash Involvement: Single-Vehicle (CMV)Type of Crash: RolloverAgencies Involved: North Dakota Highway Patrol, Williams County Sheriff’s Office, RayAmbulance, Ray Fire Department…
January 22, 2024

Cold Adjustment

A Slice of Life  Weird how 0-10 degrees feels pretty good after a spell of below zero temperatures and “dangerous” wind chills. I call it a North Dakota heat wave.   A bit much perhaps, but after a cold snap of several days like what was experienced throughout the state recently,…
January 21, 2024

Trinity Hospital St. Joseph's Evacuated

Trinity Health release Close to 20 patients were evacuated from Trinity Hospital St. Joseph's Saturday evening after a pipe burst, causing water to stream into the facility. A total of nine patients in Rehabcare and 10 from the inpatient Behavioral Health unit were removed from the building. All were relocated…
January 20, 2024

MSU Topples #1 Mankato at Beaver Lodge

No. 21 Minot State 81, No. 1 Minnesota State, Mankato 71 MINOT -- Fresh off making history earlier this week by earning a first-ever NCAA Top 25 ranking, the Minot State University Beavers added to that history with their first win over a No. 1 nationally ranked foe. And, Minot…
January 20, 2024

Record Number of Geese Tallied in State

ND Game and Fish release The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s annual midwinter waterfowl survey in early January was a record breaker.During the aerial midwinter survey, one of the longest running coordinated migratory bird surveys in North America, biologists counted more than 300,000 Canada geese.“Our old record was about…
January 18, 2024

Legislative Support for End Property Tax Petition

End Unfair Property Tax release BISMARCK — Representative Jim Kasper, (D46) Fargo, and End Unfair Property Tax Chairman Rick Becker have announced a coalition of dedicated public servants including legislators, former legislators, and 2024 legislative candidates have joined to publicly endorse a crucial initiated measure aimed at implementing much needed…
January 18, 2024

Military Free Admission to Minot State Games

Minot State University release MINOT – Minot State Athletics will honor all members of the military – active duty, guard, reserve, retired, veteran, and their spouse/dependent – with free admission to any regular season Minot State athletic contest for the remainder of the 2023-24 year.“We are grateful for the men…
January 18, 2024

Murder Suspect Arrested in Minot

Minot Police release The Minot Police Department and US Marshals Office arrested a suspect innorthwest Minot Wednesday afternoon in connection with a 2021 homicide thatoccurred in South Carolina.33-year-old Sherrod C. Joyner was arrested for an outstanding homicide warrantout of Richland County, SC.Joyner was arrested without incident and transported to Ward…
January 18, 2024

City of Minot Earns Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting

City of Minot release The City of Minot has earned the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence inFinancial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the UnitedStates and Canada for its annual comprehensive financial report for the fiscal yearthat ended Dec. 31, 2022.The report has been judged by an impartial…
January 17, 2024

Minot State Men's BB Ranked

Minot State University release MINOT – The Minot State men’s basketball team made history as the Beavers cracked the NCAA Top 25.Winners of five straight and sitting in third in the NSIC with a 13-3 overall record, the Minot State men were ranked No. 21 in this week’s NABC Division…
January 17, 2024

Downtown Parking Garage Changes 

Council Approves Apartments, Transit Center  MINOT – The downtown parking garages will be undergoing some significant changes.   The Renaissance parking garage adjacent to City Hall and the Central ramp along Central Avenue, described by City Manager Harold Stewart as having a “checkered past” due to lengthy legal problems with…
January 17, 2024

Hunters Urged to Participate

ND Game and Fish release Hunters Urged to ParticipateNorth Dakota hunters receiving a survey this winter are encouraged to help with wildlife management by completing the survey online or returning it to the state Game and Fish Department.Big game, small game, waterfowl, swan, turkey and furbearer questionnaires are being sent…
January 16, 2024

An Examination of Normal 

A Slice of Life  Well, that’s different. So different that it is normal. Huh?  When purchasing a cup of coffee a few days ago at a local convenience store, choosing what brew I would try, I found myself staring at normal as a selection. I was expecting to see Carribean…
January 14, 2024

Dangerous Wind Chill Continues

National Weather Service Key Messages● A prolonged Arctic outbreak will continue to bringwidespread sub-zero temperatures and life-threateningwind chills to western and central North Dakotathrough Tuesday morning.● Wind chills down to 65 degrees below zero remainpossible through this morning, and could remain lessthan 35 below zero during the daytime hours. Windchills…
January 14, 2024

Motley Crue at ND State Fair

ND State Fair release MINOT -- The North Dakota State Fair announces the return of the legendary Mötley Crüe to North Dakota as part of the 2024 NDSF lineup. The iconic rock band is set to headline on Friday, July 19th, 2024, at the North Dakota State Fair, scheduled for…
January 12, 2024

Expanded Wind Chill Warning

National Weather Service Significant Blowing Snow Possible Tonight Through SaturdayKey Messages● A prolonged Arctic outbreak will bring widespread sub-zero temperatures and dangerous to life threatening wind chills to western and central North Dakota through Tuesday morning.● The worst conditions are expected over the weekend when wind chills could fall as…
January 12, 2024

Trinity Health Foundation Awards Students Pursuing Nursing

Trinity Health release MINOT —Trinity Health Foundation recognized 21 scholarship recipients at a banquet held in their honor on Thursday, January 4, 2024, at the Sleep Inn and Suites.Trinity Health Foundation Board Chair Jeffery Verhey, MD, opened the night by addressing the audience and sharing a few words with the…
January 11, 2024

Mighty Mouse J. Fishing Derby January 20

Minot Parks release MINOT – The first annual Mighty Mouse Jr Fishing Derby is set to cast its lines on January20 at the North Dakota Game and Fish State Fair Pond, located on the State Fair Grounds. Thisfamily-friendly event promises a day filled with fun fishing activities designed especially forkids.Details:Date…
January 11, 2024

Sheridan County CMV Injury Crash

ND Highway Patrol release What: Injury CrashWhere: Highway 14 near mile marker 58 (approximately 15 miles south of Anamoose ND)When: January 9, 2024 @ approximately 1:30 PM CSTRoad Conditions: DryWeather Conditions: Clear and daylightCrash Involvement: Single-Vehicle (CMV)Type of Crash: RolloverAgencies Involved: North Dakota Highway Patrol, Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office, HarveyAmbulance,…
January 10, 2024

Blowing Snow, Dangerous Cold Outbreak

National Weather Service ImpactsNear white out conditions possible in rural areas with hazardous, possibly dangeroustravel.TimingFriday evening through Saturday.ActionsConsider delaying travel. Slow down on roads. Coupled with life threatening cold, ensure vehiclegas tanks are full (or batteries charged) and have a winter survival kit. BRIEFING LINK: https://www.weather.gov/media/bis/DssPacket.pdf
January 10, 2024

Ready, Set, COLD

National Weather Service A prolonged period of below zero temperatures along with dangerously cold wind chills expected this weekend. We start to moderate early next week. Best chance for snow (70-90%) is on Friday, with another inch or two of snow forecast.
January 10, 2024

Fatal Crash near Harvey-Names

ND Highway Patrol release What: Fatal CrashWhere: Intersection of Highway 3 and Highway 19 (approximately 17 miles north of Harvey)When: January 8, 2024 @ 11:52 AM CSTRoad Conditions: WetWeather Conditions: SunnyCrash Involvement: CMV and SUVType of Crash: Right AngleAgencies Involved: North Dakota Highway Patrol, Pierce County Sheriff’s Office, Harvey Fireand…
January 9, 2024

Arrest in October Shooting

Minot Police release The Minot Police Department has arrested a suspect regarding the Oct. 9, 2023,shooting incident that resulted in the death of Davin Eby Smith, 34, of Minot.Officers arrested Ian W. Abrahamson, 23, of Minot, Monday for his involvementin the October shooting.Abrahamson is charged with Aggravated Assault with/ a…
January 8, 2024

Hunter Education Classes

ND Game and Fish release Hunter Education ClassesIf you were born after 1961, are 12 years or older, you must take an in-person or home study certified hunter education course before you can get a firearm or bowhunting license in North Dakota.Understanding this, especially if you have your sights set…
January 8, 2024

Bobcat Zone 2 Closed

ND Game and Fish release Jan. 8 -- Bobcat hunting and trapping in Zone 2 is closed after the zone’s predetermined harvest limit of eight has been reached. Zone 2 is land east of U.S Highway 83. The bobcat season in Zone 1 has no harvest limit and is open…
January 8, 2024

City Offices Closed Martin Luther King Jr. Day

City of Minot offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 15, in observance of the MartinLuther King Jr. Day holiday, including City Hall, Public Works, the EngineeringDepartment, and Municipal Court.The regular City Council meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 16.The Minot Public Library will be open on…
January 8, 2024

Latest Freeze Watch for Sakakawea 

A Slice of Life  When the big water freezes is something that has captured my attention as long as I can remember. By big water, I’m talking about Lake Sakakawea, which is actually a reservoir.  Garrison Dam, Lake Sakakawea, call it what you want. By any name it is North…
January 7, 2024

Arrest in Overdose Deaths

Minot Police release The Minot Police Department arrested a suspect Friday in connection with a series of recentoverdoses in Minot.Antuan J. Smith, 25, of Minot, was arrested on four counts of Delivery of ControlledSubstances Resulting in Death or Injury (Class A Felony).Smith was transferred to the Ward County Jail. If…
January 6, 2024

Outdoor Skating Rinks Ready to Open

Minot Parks release MINOT – Despite an unseasonably warm winter, Minot Parks is thrilled to announce opening of two outdoor skating rinks on Saturday, January 6. The open locations—Perkett andPolaris—have dedicated warming houses open Monday to Friday from 4:00 PM to 9:30 PM andSaturday and Sunday from noon to 9:30…
January 5, 2024

Rolette County Injury Crashes

ND Highway Patrol release What: Two Injury CrashesWhere: Highway 3, mile marker 222 (approximately 12 miles south of Dunseith ND)When: January 4, 2024 @ approximately 3:30 AM CSTRoad Conditions: DryWeather Conditions: CloudyCrash Involvement: Single vehicle (CMV) & Three-vehicleType of Crash: Single vehicle (CMV) & Three-vehicle rear endAgencies Involved: North Dakota…
January 5, 2024

Early Projection: No Rise for Lake Sakakawea  

First 2024 Runoff Outlook Very Low  RIVERDALE – Lake Sakakawea’s current elevation, slightly over 1,838 feet, is not expected to change in 2024 according to the Missouri River Basin first runoff outlook of the year.  Projected Missouri River Basin runoff compiled by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is for…
January 5, 2024

Murder Venue Changed 

Judge Halts Trial  MINOT – The long-awaited murder trial of Shawnee Krall, 30, Minot, will wait a while longer.  Judge Stacy Louser ordered that the trial be moved out of North-Central District Court due to publicity surrounding the case. The action came during the second day of jury selection on…
January 4, 2024

First Baby of New Year

Trinity Health release MINOT — New Year’s Day came and went, but Trinity Health’s Family Birth Center finally welcomed its first baby of 2024. Evelyn Grace Kroft came into the world at her own pace, arriving on January 2 at 10:16 a.m. Parents Meredith and Stephen Kroft Sr., who reside…
January 3, 2024

Entrepreneur Course Offered

Minot Area Chamber EDC release Are you in the middle of growing your young business, or know someone who wants to start their own business? The region has a tool designed just for you! The Start Up Minot Academy powered by CO.STARTERS is a cohort-based program with the goal of…
January 3, 2024

Wild at Art

Roosevelt Park Zoo release Minot – Roosevelt Park Zoo & the Greater Minot Zoological Society will host the brand newWild At Art gala and fundraiser, a 21+ event, taking place at Sleep Inn & Suites in Minot, ND onMarch 23, 2023, featuring local artists, live entertainment, dinner, and live and…
January 2, 2024

Ice Fishing Underway 

Beware Ice Conditions  Ice fishing is a popular wintertime activity in North Dakota, but this year’s warm weather has limited ice making on many of the state’s bodies of water. However, some ice fishermen have been venturing out for a few weeks. They’ll likely be joined by many more in…
January 2, 2024

Reflections

A Slice of Life When one year comes to an end and the other begins, it is a natural time to reflect on the year past and to hopes for what the new year may bring. Of course, resolutions abound – lose weight, quit smoking, finally take that trip you’ve…
December 31, 2023

Minimal Missouri Basin Snowpack

Tracking Below 20 Year Low The amount of snowfall that will impact the water level in Lake Sakakawea next summer is tracking below minimum levels established from 1991-2020 record keeping. Data from 1999-2020 reflects more recent weather trends believed to be more indicative for long-term comparisons. The effect of a…
December 29, 2023

ND State Fair Announces Two Acts for 2024

MINOT – The North Dakota State Fair (NDSF) announces two standout acts scheduled to perform during the nine days of the 2024 Fair as part of the Grandstand Showpass. Set for July 19-27, 2024, the fair promises an electrifying entertainment experience for attendees. Lainey Wilson: Multi-award-winning singer songwriter, Lainey Wilson…
December 29, 2023

Sleep Center Recruits Staff with Free Training

MINOT—With the competition for healthcare workers at an all-time high, the Trinity Health Sleep Center is offering free training and job opportunities to anyone interested in becoming a sleep technologist. Sleep technologists are healthcare specialists who work in a sleep facility to provide comprehensive evaluation of patients undergoing assessment for…
December 28, 2023

Christmas Eve Murder

Tear Filled Courtroom MINOT – The courtroom was packed, standing room only with overflow listening and peering in from the hallway. On the television screen at the front of the courtroom the accused sat in black and white striped inmate clothes inside the Ward County Jail. Judge Gary Lee, taking…
December 26, 2023

One Dead in Minot Shooting

Minot Police Department release 12/24/2023 We are investigating a shooting that took place in a southwest Minot apartment.One male was pronounced dead on scene, and an additional female victim was transported to Trinity Hospital.The suspect is in custody.Additional details will be released tomorrow. The Dakotan -- Daniel Breijo is being…
December 25, 2023

Bird Chatter 

A Slice of Life  Every December dedicated bird watchers conduct Christmas Bird Counts throughout the United States. Several of the counts are conducted annually in the Minot Area. The counts are part of a national effort led by the Audubon Society.  Though I have never considered myself a serious birder,…
December 24, 2023

Liquor License Suspended, Delayed 

Action Taken by City Council  MINOT – A special meeting of the City Council Friday resulted in the suspension of the liquor license for the remainder of 2023 and an 18-day delay in license renewal in 2024 for The Spot located downtown.  The special meeting was called over concerns that…
December 22, 2023

Trinity Receives "Best Hospitals" Regocnition

Trinity Health release MINOT—For the second time in recent years, Trinity Health has been listed in U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Hospitals” guidebook issue for excellence in heart care. The 2024 issue includes the annual American College of Cardiology (ACC) insert recognizing health systems that participate in ACC’s National…
December 22, 2023

Warm Winter Remains on Track 

Latest Three-Month Outlook  Prognostic Discussion for Long-Lead Seasonal Outlooks  NWS Climate Prediction Center College Park MD  830 AM EST Thu Dec 21 2023   SUMMARY OF THE OUTLOOK  El Niño conditions are currently observed, and equatorial sea surface  temperatures (SSTs) are above average across the central and eastern Pacific Ocean. The El…
December 21, 2023

Free Ice Fishing Weekend

ND Game and Fish release North Dakota’s free ice fishing weekend is Dec. 30 and 31. Resident anglers may fish those two days without a license. All other winter fishing regulations apply.The weekend provides a great opportunity to try ice fishing for the first time or take someone new. Share…
December 21, 2023

City offers help to dispose of holiday trash, trees

City of Minot release The City of Minot will offer free dumping at the City Landfill between Dec. 27 andJan. 6 to help Minot residents dispose of household waste that could accumulateduring the holidays.City of Minot Sanitation Superintendent Josh Kraft said residents receiving Citysanitation services can dispose of trash at…
December 21, 2023

Project BEE Under City Scrutiny

City of Minot release Officials with the City of Minot are participating in the information-gathering processafter becoming aware of alleged internal financial challenges at Project BEE, a localnonprofit and community partner.The National Disaster Resilience program allocated federal funds for a number ofprojects, including the Broadway Circle project under the direction…
December 20, 2023

FAA Awards $890,535 to Minot Airport for Drainage Improvements

Sen. Kevin Cramer release BISMARCK – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced an award of $890,535 to the Minot International Airport to complete the final phase of 9,000 feet of drainage improvements. This project installs 17,000 feet of drainage upgrades as recommended by a Wildlife Hazard…
December 20, 2023

“A Waste of My Life” 

Lengthy Sentence Ordered  MINOT – The defendant asked that his attorney be ordered out of the courtroom. Judge Richard Hagar disagreed, eventually telling Joshua Smith, 33, Williston, that “You’re a sick man.”  Smith had a sentencing hearing Wednesday morning after earlier being found guilty of nine felonies, the most serious…
December 20, 2023

City Rejects Human Relations Ordinance 

Proponents Called Cowards  MINOT – By a 4-3 vote the City Council rejected a Human Relations Committee ordinance enacted in 1976. The vote also tossed aside a new ordinance drafted by an Ad Hoc committee tasked with reviewing the issue.  The matter had been contentious and Monday’s council meeting was…
December 19, 2023

A New ND Law can Cut Your Tax by Half

An innovative new law passed by the ND State legislature in 2023 can reduce taxes for individuals, businesses, and corporations, while freeing up more funds to help women, men, and families. According to section II of HB 1176, “a taxpayer is entitled to a credit against the (North Dakota) income…
December 19, 2023

Bahnson Named Game and Fish Employee of the Year

ND Game and Fish release Dr. Charlie Bahnson, wildlife veterinarian for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department in Bismarck, received the agency’s Director’s Award for professional excellence at the department’s annual staff meeting in December.Jeb Williams, Game and Fish director, said Dr. Bahnson is an incredible asset to our…
December 18, 2023

Watne reelected ND Farmers Union president

NDFU release JAMESTOWN – Mark Watne of Velva was reelected to an 11th one-year term as North Dakota Farmers Union president by more than 500 members and voting delegates attending the organization’s 97th annual state convention Dec. 15-16 in Bismarck.In his address to members, Watne reflected on groundbreaking ideas the…
December 18, 2023

The Muffin Caper 

A Slice of Life  Recently, dear reader, I was the mastermind, the architect, of a clever plot very carefully planned so that I could gain the upper hand. However, like the flinging of a boomerang, all is wonderful until it hits you in the back of the head.  Of course,…
December 17, 2023

Garbage Truck Fatal

ND Highway Patrol McHenry County Single Vehicle Fatal CrashWhat: FatalityWhere: Highway 2 MM 180, 13 miles west of Towner, NDWhen: 12/15/2023 at approximately 1152 AM CSTRoad Conditions: GoodWeather Conditions: SunnyCrash Involvement: Single VehicleType of Crash: Fixed Object (Ditch)Agencies Involved: McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, North Dakota Highway Patrol, TownerFire, Granville Fire,…
December 15, 2023

Judge: “A Very Serious Matter” 

A Murder Without a Body  MINOT – A murder case that has been in the court system for three years is approaching culmination – perhaps.  Shawnee Krall, 30, Minot, is charged with AA felony murder in the death of Alice Queirolo, 29, Minot, in December 2020. However, due to the…
December 15, 2023

City Offices Closed for Holidays

City of Minot release City of Minot offices closed Dec. 25-26, Jan. 1 for holidaysAll City of Minot offices will be closed Dec. 25-26 in observance of the Christmasholiday, including City Hall, Public Works, and the Engineering Department.City offices will also be closed Monday, Jan. 1, in observance of the…
December 14, 2023

TUBACHRISTMAS Returns to Magic City

Minot Symphony Orchestra release MINOT – After a nine-year hiatus, TUBACHRISTMAS will return to the Magic City on Saturday, December 16, 2023. Tuba and euphonium players of all ages are encouraged to participate, and a free public concert will take place at 4pm in the theater at Central Campus -…
December 14, 2023

Trinity Health Earns Surgical Quality Partner Designation

Trinity Health release MINOT—The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has designated Trinity Health an ACS Surgical Quality Partner in recognition of its commitment to maintain the highest standards in surgical care. The ACS created its Surgical Quality Partner designation to help patients make informed choices when it comes to accessing…
December 13, 2023

Holiday Train Arrives Saturday

Downtown Minot release MINOT – Get ready for a magical evening filled with holiday spirit as the CPKC Holiday Train arrives in downtown Minot. The event promises a dazzling array of activities and entertainment for all ages, turning the city into a winter wonderland.Event Details:• CPKC Holiday Train Performanceo Time:…
December 13, 2023

Zebra Mussels Discovered in South Dakota

ND Game and Fish release Zebra mussels have been confirmed in the lower end of Lake Oahe in South Dakota, after the species was detected at both the East Shore and Cow Creek boat ramps during inspection done by South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks staff.Ben Holen, North Dakota Game…
December 13, 2023

Calls for Service Transition

Minot Police Department Calls for service transitioning to Citizen Connect programOn December 15, the Minot Police Department will complete a transition from thetraditional calls for service log to the Citizen Connect Crime Map.The Citizen Connect Crime Map will provide community members with a snapshot ofincidents/cases within our jurisdiction. The map…
December 13, 2023

Early Ice Awareness

ND Game and Fish release Outdoor enthusiasts need to be aware of early ice conditions before traveling onto and across North Dakota waters.A few reminders include:• Edges firm up faster than farther out from shore.• Snow insulates ice, which in turn inhibits solid ice formation, hiding cracks, weak and open…
December 11, 2023

Pleasant Pleasures 

A Slice of Life  Politics. Scandals. Wars. Protests.   Sometimes it is hard to slow down and appreciate life, to enjoy the real pleasures of life rather than get caught up in clashes of every sort.  Do this. Do that. Beware. Believe this. Believe that. Fact check.  It makes it…
December 10, 2023

Minot State Begins Renovations of MSU Dome

Minot State University release MINOT – Looking to expand the practice facilities for teams and also create more office and learning spaces in the MSU Dome, the first phase of renovations began on Monday with the removal of the bleachers on the east side of the third floor.“Thanks to some…
December 8, 2023

Trinity Nutrition Cooking Class

Trinity Health release MINOT — Trinity Health Outpatient Nutrition Services will present a cooking class, “Cooking for 1 or 2,” Tuesday, December 12, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Trinity Health Community Conference Room at Town & Country Center. One- and two-person households are a growing sector in North…
December 7, 2023

UPDATE-Mercer County Sheriff’s Deputy Dies During Pursuit

NARRATIVE: On 12/6/23 the Bismarck Police Department received the report of a stolenvehicle from Bismarck. The stolen vehicle was a 2017 Black Chevy Tahoe and was being drivenby 42-year-old Ian Cramer of Bismarck.The Mercer County Sheriff’s Office located Cramer and the 2017 Black Chevy Tahoe in Hazen.When law enforcement approached…
December 7, 2023

Suspect Arrested for Attempted Murder

Minot Police Department On Nov. 16, Minot Central Dispatch received a report of a burglary and assault at aresidence in northwest Minot early in the morning.The suspect reportedly broke into the residence and strangled the victim.Eventually, the victim escaped the home and contacted police.Officers from the Minot Police Department arrived…
December 7, 2023

Closet Offender Sentenced 

Pled Guilty to Felony Charges  MINOT – When police notified a Minot mother that Cale Schalesky, 24, Hettinger, had been released from jail she responded by saying she already knew because Schalesky was in her daughter’s closet that morning.  Schalesky was apprehended on a charge of Gross Sexual Imposition-Sexual Contact-Victim…
December 5, 2023

Latest Game and Fish News

ND Game and Fish release Urban Pollinator Program DeadlineEducators interested in applying for the Urban Pollinator Program must apply by Jan. 10.The program was created to assist educational organizations in developing urban pollinator gardens. Elementary, middle, and high schools, special education schools, colleges, and educational clubs are eligible to apply.…
December 4, 2023

Much More than a Game 

A Slice of Life  The scoreboard above the end of the rink reads 2-0 in the first period. A young player is called for cross-checking, a two-minute penalty, and shows his disgust by pounding on the plexiglass before stepping into the penalty box and slamming the door.   The angry display…
December 3, 2023

Free Skin Cancer Screening

Trinity Health release MINOT—Trinity Health will host a free Melanoma/Skin Cancer Screening for the public Wednesday, December 6, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The screening event will be held in the Dermatology Department located on the 5th floor of Trinity Health Medical Arts, 400 Burdick Expressway East. Appointments for the…
November 30, 2023

Verdict is Guilty 

Life Sentence Possible  MINOT – A Makoti man is facing a life sentence in the State Penitentiary without the possibility of parole following a verdict reached by a 12-person jury in North-Central District Court Thursday.  Nathaniel Sanchez, 37, listened to the reading of a guilty verdict on the AA felony…
November 30, 2023

Family Testimony 

Accused Faces Life in Prison  The first full day of testimony in the trial of Nathaniel Sanchez, 37, Makoti, charged with Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child, included former family members on the witness stand. The charge against Sanchez is a AA felony punishable by life in prison.  The State…
November 28, 2023

Minot Symphony Orchestra Holiday Magic

MINOT – The Minot Symphony Orchestra will celebrate the sounds of the season with an evening of live music by local musicians on Saturday, December 9th at 7 pm at MSU’s Ann Nicole Nelson Hall.Holiday Magic includes Christmas favorites featuring music from Babes in Toyland, March of the Toys by…
November 28, 2023

Minot State men’s hockey comes up short Monday night at Jamestown

Jamestown 4, Minot State 1 JAMESTOWN – Back in action in their home state, yet still on the road, the No. 2 Minot State men’s hockey team came up short, 4-1, in a top-5 battle at No. 4-ranked Jamestown on Monday night. The Beavers (12-4-0 overall) got a goal from…
November 28, 2023

ND Farmer's Union Convention Set

Dec. 15-16 in Bismarck JAMESTOWN – North Dakota Farmers Union, the state’s largest farm organization, kicks off its 97th annual state convention on Friday, Dec. 15, at the Bismarck Event Center. Ag education will be front and center at the convention through a series of breakout sessions focused on property…
November 27, 2023

ND Game and Fish News

Mountain Lion Zone 1 Late Season OpensNorth Dakota’s early mountain lion season in Zone 1 closed Nov. 26, and the late season, when hunters can pursue lions with dogs, is open.During the early season, hunters took six cats from a harvest limit of eight. Under the season structure, a conditional…
November 27, 2023

Our Wildlife Refuges

A Slice of Life Minot is situated within a short drive of several National Wildlife Refuges, each with their own diversity of habitat. They are managed for wildlife and for compatible public use. Upper Souris NWR has public use areas for shore fishing, maintains boat ramps for open water fishing…
November 26, 2023

Man Dies from Gunshot Wound

Suspect Still at Large Victim dies from injuries sustained in a shooting incidentUpdate 11.24.23:Ansu Kamara, 29, of Minot has died from injuries sustained in the shooting incident thatoccurred on Nov. 17 in NW Minot. Minot Police Department has issued an arrest warrant forQuantdre Octavious Mersier. Investigation is ongoing. With the…
November 24, 2023

Game and Fish Responds to Public

Advisory Board Meeting in Bismarck BISMARCK – Issues involving the state’s deer herd were among the topics discussed at a Game and Fish Advisory Board meeting held here Tuesday. Each year Game and Fish holds a series of eight Advisory Board meetings across the state each spring and fall to…
November 22, 2023

Sen. Cramer Blasts MAFB Message

BISMARCK — U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), issued the following statement after Minot Air Force Base leadership sent a message to servicemembers warning them of the dangers associated with being near the Dakota Patriot Rally held at the state fairgrounds in Minot.…
November 21, 2023

Salmon Spawn Completed

ND Game and Fish release Fisheries crews completed their annual salmon spawning operation on the Missouri River System, collecting 944,000 eggs.North Dakota Game and Fish Department Missouri River System fisheries supervisor Russ Kinzler said this year was more of a challenge to collect eggs.“The spawn started about a week later…
November 20, 2023

Berthold Crash Victim Identified

ND Highway Patrol release UPDATED: Ward County Fatal CrashWhat: Fatal CrashWhere: 411 Tyler St in Berthold, NDWhen: 11/18/2023 at approximately 10:08PM CSTRoad Conditions: GoodWeather Conditions: GoodCrash Involvement: Vehicle/TreeType of Crash: Fixed ObjectAgencies Involved: North Dakota Highway Patrol, Ward County Sheriff’s Office, BertholdPolice Department, Berthold Fire Dept., Berthold Ambulance, First ResponseVehicle…
November 20, 2023

Man’s Best Friend 

A Slice of Life   I write about dogs a lot, but never enough. They deserve more.  No matter what I write about dogs it always seems inadequate, yet here I go again. Dog owners will understand. Dogs do not read. At least I don’t think they do, at least not…
November 19, 2023

Wells County Fatal Crash

ND Highway Patrol release What: Fatality CrashWhere: 28th St NE near 42nd Ave NE, approximately 14 miles NE of Harvey, NDWhen: Between the evening of 11/17/2023 and the early morning of 11/18/2023Road Conditions: GoodWeather Conditions: NoneCrash Involvement: Single Vehicle RolloverType of Crash: RolloverAgencies Involved: Wells County Sheriff Office, Harvey Ambulance,…
November 18, 2023

Minot Parks Santa’s Mailbox Returns

Minot Parks release MINOT – Get ready to spread holiday cheer as Minot Parks announces the return of Santa'smailbox for the 2023 holiday season. Starting on November 17th and running through December13th, families and children are invited to deliver their letters to Santa’s Mailbox at ScandinavianHeritage Park or Magic City…
November 17, 2023

Possible Dismissal in Knutson Murder Case 

Judge to Rule on Request  MINOT – No decision was immediately made at a Motion to Dismiss hearing in the long-running Anita Knutson murder case. The hearing was held Friday morning in front of North-Central District Court Judge Richard Hagar. Knutson was murdered in June of 2007, but it wasn’t…
November 17, 2023

Favorable Winter Forecast Improves 

Mild Winter Likely  Persistent El Nino conditions carry the prospect of a rather mild winter for North Dakota through February and beyond.  El Nino is a warming of Pacific Ocean waters that influences winter weather. Forecasters say no two El Ninos are the same, but current outlooks are encouraging news…
November 16, 2023

Trinity Health Welcomes Chief HR Officer

Trinity Health release MINOT — Jenny Marchiniak, MBA, a human resources executive with over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit and for-profit sectors, has been named Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) with Trinity Health. As CHRO, Marchiniak will play a major role when it comes to developing HR strategies…
November 16, 2023

Public Safety Announcement

The Ward County Emergency Management Team strongly encourages all residents to clearly and properly display their correct address number on their residential or business structure as well as their mailbox. Our goal at Ward County Emergency Management is to ensure Emergency Responders can get to you when you need them…
November 16, 2023

A Fatal Scam 

Death by Poisoning  MINOT – A man is dead. His longtime girlfriend is charged with murder. A $30 million inheritance scam is believed to be the reason.  Ina Kenoyer, 47, Minot, was arrested October 31 for a AA felony charge of Murder-Intentional, Knowing, or with Extreme Indifference, for the September…
November 14, 2023

Magic City Discovery Center Announces Education Director

MINOT -- Sara Brentrup has been named Education Director of the Magic CityDiscovery Center effective November 9. Things have come full circle as Sara was one ofthe people who sparked the idea of bringing a children's museum to Minot way back in2013.“I am honored to be moving into this position…
November 13, 2023

Man Dead After Vehicle Plunges into River

City of Minot release Minot Central Dispatch received a report of a vehicle that entered the Mouse Riverlate Saturday November 11.At 11:14 p.m., Minot Police and Minot Fire responded to the report of a vehiclesubmerged in the Mouse River at 5th Ave & 8th St NW.Officers arrived on the scene…
November 13, 2023

Dakota Hope Announces Festival of Trees Nov. 17-18

Since 2014, the Festival of Trees has provided fun and festive activities for all ages. Held the weekend before Thanksgiving on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 17, it is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season while providing support for local pregnant and parenting families. Sponsored by Dakota Hope…
November 12, 2023

Seasons of Memories 

Deer hunting is one of North Dakota’s most long-lasting traditions.  Every November is marked by thousands of hunters taking to the hills and coulees and other favored terrain in search of deer. However, for many, harvesting a deer is not the only measure of success. Participating in a tradition is. …
November 12, 2023

Hunters Cautioned of Ground Conditions

ND Game and Fish release With North Dakota’s deer gun season opening soon, the state’s countryside will see an influx of hunters traveling rural backroads to fill their tags. Knowing that, the Game and Fish Department encourages hunters to assess travel routes during the upcoming season as recent precipitation has…
November 7, 2023

Taxi Service, Signage Addressed at City Council

MINOT – A new taxi service for Minot was approved by the City Council during a regular session this past Monday.  Councilman Scott Burlingame said he’d like to “welcome the company” to Minot following council action to allow Bee Line Service of Williston to conduct safety inspections of three taxis…
November 7, 2023

City hires Tom Joyce as Assistant City Manager

Tom Joyce has been named Assistant City Manager for the City of Minot.Since 2021, Joyce has served as the Deputy to the Garrison Commander at the U.S. Army Garrison Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Co. In that position, Joyce was responsible for directing administrative, technical, and professional services supporting a…
November 6, 2023

Game and Fish Administrative Rules Hearing Set Dec. 12

ND Game and Fish release The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will hold a public hearing to address proposed rules changes to Title 30 of the North Dakota Administrative Code. The hearing is scheduled for 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at the agency's main office in Bismarck.  The…
November 6, 2023

City offices closed Veterans Day

All City of Minot offices will be closed Friday, Nov. 10, in observance of the Veterans Day holiday, including City Hall, Public Works, and the Engineering Department. There will be no public transit on Nov. 10. Municipal Court will be closed Nov. 10. There will be no garbage collection on…
November 6, 2023

Those Darned North Dakota Winters 

A Slice of Life Fall. Thud. Winter.  North Dakota just went from a very pleasant fall season to a heavy dose of winter in just a few hours. People who were riding bicycles or raking leaves, and children who were joyously jumping in them, turned to winter clothing and shoveling…
November 5, 2023

Turkey Drive Underway

Trinity Health release MINOT—Trinity Health Foundation has kicked off its 12th annual Turkey Drive in support of the KHRT Horn of Plenty. Now in its 40th year, Horn of Plenty brings community members together to help families in need shortly before Christmas. Dusty Zimmerman, director of the Trinity Health Foundation,…
November 2, 2023

Ward County Injury Crash

ND Highway Patrol What: Injury CrashWhere: Highway 83 Bypass & 30th Avenue NorthwestWhen: November 2, 2023 @ 12:25 PM CSTRoad Conditions: DryWeather Conditions: Partly CloudyCrash Involvement: Three vehiclesType of Crash: AngleAgencies Involved: North Dakota Highway Patrol, Ward County Sheriff’s Office, Minot City Fire Department and Trinity First Response Vehicle No.…
November 2, 2023

The Chase Continues 

Sentencing Delayed  MINOT – What was to have been a sentencing appearance for a man who previously pled guilty to multiple felony charges was delayed Thursday afternoon.  Joshua Chambers, 19, Minot, appeared along with his court appointed attorney, before Judge Richard Hagar. The attorney explained to Hagar that his defendant…
November 2, 2023

Sentenced to 40 Years 

Accomplice to Murder  MINOT – Regina Goodale, 35, Minot, found guilty of Accomplice to Murder earlier this year, received a 40-year prison sentence at a hearing in North-Central District Court Wednesday for her role in luring her husband to his death.  Judge Todd Cresap, after hearing from the defendant’s attorney, the…
November 1, 2023

Daycare Death Set for Trial 

Provider Faces Murder Charge  CARRINGTON – Patricia Wick, 48, Jamestown, is scheduled to go to trial on charges of Murder, Child Abuse, and Operating a Daycare Without a License.  The charges stem from a September 26, 2022, medical call at a day care at 438 2nd St. South. According to…
October 31, 2023

Minot Woman Arrested for Poisoning Boyfriend

Minot Police release The Minot Police Department arrested a Minot woman on Oct. 30 and charged her with killing her boyfriend through poisoning.  Steven Edward Riley Jr, a 51-year-old Minot man, died on Sept. 5, 2023, at a Bismarck hospital. Riley was initially brought to Trinity Hospital but was transferred…
October 30, 2023

Murder Case Delayed 

Judge Orders Medication  MINOT – Casey Vollmer, 34, Minot, has been ordered to take medication before the court goes forward with prosecution of a AA felony murder charge.  “It’s my observation that Mr. Vollmer has constant tremors just sitting there,” said Judge Gary Lee during a status conference in North-Central…
October 30, 2023

Hunters Encouraged to Have Deer Tested for CWD

ND Game and Fish release Hunters Encouraged to Have Deer Tested for CWD, Reminded of Disposal Requirements The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will continue its Hunter-Harvested Surveillance program during the 2023 hunting season by sampling deer for chronic wasting disease from select units in the southeastern portion of…
October 30, 2023

Minot State Football Drops Game at Mary

Mary 27, Minot State 23 BISMARCK - Minot State fell 27-23 to Mary on Saturday afternoon on the road at MDU Resources Community Bowl in the Battle of the Big Lake.  The Marauders improved to 1-8 on the year and 1-7 in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play, while the Beavers…
October 29, 2023

Haunting Experiences 

A Slice of Life Paranormal activity? Hauntings? Ghosts? Possible?  Not just possible, but true. At least that’s my view. In the words that follow I offer a few personal examples why I cannot dismiss encounters with the supernatural.  A few years back I drove to Fort Laramie, Wyoming to participate…
October 29, 2023

Snowfall Totals

National Weather Service Public Information StatementNational Weather Service Bismarck ND919 AM CDT Fri Oct 27 2023 …SNOWFALL REPORTS… Location Amount Time/DateStanley 15.5 in 0811 AM 10/27Washburn 14.0 in 1140 PM 10/26Harvey 14.0 in 0619 AM 10/27Hazen 13.4 in 0600 AM 10/27New England 13.3 in 1000 PM 10/264 WNW Stanton 13.2…
October 27, 2023

Northwest Arts Center presents ‘Artist + Muse’

Northwest Arts Center release MINOT – The Northwest Arts Center, located on Minot State University’s campus, presents “Artist + Muse,” woodcuts by Charles Beck from the Timothy Murphy Collection. The exhibition, organized by the Rourke Art Gallery + Museum in Moorhead, Minnesota, will be on view in the Walter Piehl…
October 27, 2023

Ward County Enforcement Event Planned

ND Highway Patrol NARRATIVE: On Friday, November 3, the North Dakota Highway Patrol, the Ward County Sheriff’s Office, and the Minot Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint at a predetermined location in Ward County. A Saturation Patrol will commence following the checkpoint. Impaired driving and impaired driving related motor…
October 27, 2023

Semi, Cars Burn on Interstate

ND Highway Patrol What: Vehicle fire, truck with vehicle carrier.Where: I-94, westbound lane, mile marker 175, 6 miles west of Sterling.When: Approximately 12:30pm Central Time Road Conditions: Wet/Icy, slushWeather Conditions: Snow, blowing snow, about 25 degrees.Crash Involvement: Semi Truck Tractor with car carrier trailer loaded with 9 vehicles.Type of Crash:…
October 26, 2023

MSO presents Halloween Spooktacular 

Minot Symphony Orchestra release MINOT – The Minot Symphony Orchestra presents their second concert of the 98th season on Saturday, October 28th with Musicology (the study of music) at 6 pm and music at 7pm in MSU’s Ann Nicole Nelson Hall. Halloween Spooktacular will feature the winner of the annual…
October 26, 2023

Trunk or Treat Cancelled

Trinity Health release MINOT—Trinity Health has cancelled its Trunk or Treat event. The Halloween event, presented annually by Trinity Health employees, was set for Monday, October 30th, but is now cancelled due to the recent snow.
October 26, 2023

Winter Storm Continues Until Early Friday Morning

National Weather Service Key Messages● Snow continues over much of western and centralNorth Dakota.● The greatest additional snow amounts are expectedfrom southwest into central North Dakota, includingthe Bowman, Dickinson, Elgin, Bismarck, Washburn,Harvey, and Carrington areas.● Light freezing rain is possible to the southeast of a linefrom Hettinger to Bismarck to…
October 26, 2023

Facing AA Murder 

Burned vehicles, body  MINOT – It is a murder case that has involved law enforcement in multiple states, burned vehicles, a burned residence, and a body discovered in burned vehicle.   Kamauri Kennedy, 34, Minot, charged with AA felony Murder-Intentional or Knowing; and AA felony Conspiracy to Commit Murder-Intentional, had a…
October 25, 2023

Hit and Run Help Needed

Ward County Sheriff's Department  *Press Release*                 On September 13, 2023, at approximately 9:52 PM, the Ward County Sheriff’s Department responded to Ward County Road 15, in the vicinity of Green Thumb Greenhouse, to a report of a hit and run traffic accident between a motorcycle and another vehicle.  A…
October 25, 2023

Healthcare Directive Event Cancelled

MINOT—An event aimed at helping people complete an advance healthcare directive has been cancelled due to the winter storm. The event, to be hosted by Trinity Health’s pastoral care team, was set for October 26th at Trinity Health Hospital. Chaplain staff say people are still encouraged to download and fill…
October 25, 2023

Senators Concerned Regarding Critical Minerals Trade Agreement

WASHINGTON – U. S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, co-led a bipartisan letter expressing several concerns regarding a potential critical mineral free trade agreement between the United States and Indonesia. The letter follows reports that the Biden administration is in negotiations…
October 25, 2023

Winter Storm Warning 

National Weather Service Key Messages For the latest:  https://www.weather.gov/media/bis/DssPacket.pdf ● Heavy snow continues across northwest and northcentral North Dakota through tonight, with locallyheavy snow possible in some areas.● Snow is expected across much of western and centralNorth Dakota tonight through late Thursday night.● There remains uncertainty in the timing of…
October 24, 2023

Trinity to Host Trunk or Treat

MINOT —Trinity Health employees will host a Trunk or Treat event for the community Monday, Oct. 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. The event, which is sponsored by Trinity’s Great Place to Work Committee, will be held in the parking lot north of Trinity Health West, 101 3rd Avenue SW.…
October 24, 2023

Guilty Pleas Entered in Shooting 

Defendant Surrenders to Authorities  MINOT – A trial scheduled to begin Tuesday was cancelled following the entering of guilty pleas Monday by Theophris Drake, 40, Birmingham, Alabama. Drake is charged with five felonies stemming from the shooting of two individuals at the Dakota Lounge on February 4 of this year. …
October 23, 2023

NDFU urges lawmakers to retain funding for fertilizer production

JAMESTOWN – As the state legislature reconvenes today to reauthorize components of an Office of Management and Budget legislative bill that was ruled unconstitutional by the N.D. State Supreme Court, North Dakota Farmers Union is urging lawmakers to retain a program designed to support in-state fertilizer production. “Expanding in-state fertilizer…
October 23, 2023

Moments and Memories 

A Slice of Life It is a special place. The fish are big. The memories bigger.   Tobin Lake at Nipawin, Saskatchewan has long been a favorite destination of fishermen from both Canada and the United States. Every year anglers descend on the Canadian water with the expectation of hooking into…
October 22, 2023

A Bird in the Hand 

A Slice of Life Sometimes what seems to be a small, insignificant slice of life has a much greater meaning than first realized. I offer the following example.  A few days ago, I noticed my dog was paying an unusual amount of attention to a small pond in my backyard.…
October 15, 2023

Two Spooky Events

Minot Council of the Arts release As the crisp autumn air settles in, get ready for a double dose of Halloween excitement brought to you by the Minot Area Council of the Arts! 👻 Monster Mash - A Ghoulish Arts Extravaganza for Teens!Teens and high schoolers, mark your calendars for…
October 13, 2023

Delay Looming in Dakota Lounge Shooting Case 

Judge to Rule on Attorney Withdrawal  MINOT – With a court trial set for less than two weeks away the defendant is seeking a change of attorney. Judge Douglas Mattson heard arguments on a Motion to Withdraw in a courtroom here Friday.  Theophris Drake, 40, Birmingham, Alabama, who is facing…
October 13, 2023

Minot Shooting Victim Identified

City of Minot release Davin Eby Smith, 34, Minot, died as a result of a shooting incident that occurred in northwest Minot on Monday night. No arrests have been made. The investigation is ongoing.  Update 10/10/2023 The victim of a shooting incident in northwest Minot on Monday evening has died.…
October 12, 2023

Accident Trio Makes Court Appearance 

Face Multiple Felony Charges  MINOT – It began with a vehicle stop in the parking lot of a southwest Minot motel and ended with a three-vehicle crash and multiple arrests.  On September 1 of this year a Ward County Drug Task Force officer investigating possible drug activity approached a vehicle…
October 12, 2023

MSU Men's, Women's Basketball Rankings

Preseason Northern Sun Conference Polls
October 12, 2023

Knutson Murder Trial Set 

Roommate Charged in Death  MINOT – A trial date has finally been set in one the lengthiest murder cases ever conducted in this state.  Nichole Rice, 36, Minot, is charged with Murder-Intentional or Knowing-Adult Victim, in the stabbing death of her former roommate at a northwest Minot apartment. Anita Knutson’s…
October 12, 2023

City Landfill Switching to Winter Hours

City of Minot release The City of Minot landfill will begin winter hours on Oct. 16. During winter hours, the landfill will be open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The landfill is located at 4450 37th Ave. SW. The household hazardous waste drop-off site at the…
October 11, 2023

End Property Tax Effort Ongoing 

Drive to Bring Initiated Measure to Voters  BISMARCK – It is still in the early stages but the effort to end North Dakota’s property tax appears to be gaining momentum. The End Unfair Property Tax movement hopes to obtain 45,000 signatures from North Dakotans to place an initiated measure before…
October 10, 2023

Suspect in custody after shooting in northwest Minot

Minot Police Department Officers are currently investigating a shooting incident in northwest Minot that occurred around 6 p.m. Monday night.The suspect is in custody.The victim was transported to Trinity Hospital. The investigation is ongoing.
October 9, 2023

Bareback Leader Kramer Ready for Minot Rodeo

Minot – Max cowboy Ben Kramer is having the best year of his life. The bareback rider enters this weekend’s Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo in Minot in first place in his event, and is ranked 34th in the PRCA world standings. He’s won first place at rodeos in the Badlands…
October 9, 2023

Homer Hanky 

A Slice of Life  The place was absolutely crazy. The noise was deafening. The packed stadium went wild as the baseball soared over the centerfield fence at the old Metrodome in Minneapolis. Put four on the board for the Minnesota Twins!  It was a World Series game against the St.…
October 8, 2023

A Family Entertainment Center in Minot 

Larry French Brown joins the podcast to talk about the Family Entertainment Center that he is planning for Minot. Masquerades Family Entertainment Center will bring roller skating, electric go-karts, and E-Sports to Minot in a very accessible way. Check out the project at masqueradesfec.com
October 7, 2023

Police Seek Improved Facility 

Host Public Tours of Department  MINOT – While the exterior of the structure is solid, the inside is much different. The layout is a network of narrow hallways that lead to scattered small work areas and storage places. Heating and wiring are nearing the end of its lifespan. Patrol vehicles…
October 6, 2023

Kidney Dialysis Unit Relocates

Trinity Health release (MINOT, ND)—Trinity Health has moved its Kidney Dialysis Unit (KDU) to the new Healthcare Campus and Medical District. The move follows an onsite inspection, which verified the unit’s compliance with health and safety standards. KDU Manager Rochelle Hudson, RN, says the new state-of-the-art facility, now located on…
October 5, 2023

Latest ND Game and Fish News

ND Game and Fish release Inspecting for Zebra MusselsThe North Dakota Game and Fish Department is asking water recreationists and property owners to check for zebra mussels and other aquatic nuisance species when removing boat lifts, docks and other equipment from state waters.Ben Holen, ANS coordinator, said water recreationists and…
October 5, 2023

 Minot State women win, Gedak claims men’s title

Minot State University release BISMARCK - It proved to be a very good start to the week for MSU golf in Bismarck. The Minot State golf teams brought home two titles as the Beaver women won the Marauders Fall Invitational and Chase Gedak added an individual tournament title for the…
October 4, 2023

Murder Trial Requested 

Shooting Death at Minot Motel  MINOT – The man charged with murdering another at a north Minot motel has entered a “not guilty” plea and his court appointed attorney, Steven Mottinger, has requested his client’s case be heard by a jury.  Darrion Jackson, 34, Fargo, was scheduled for a pretrial…
October 4, 2023

Trinity Health Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

MINOT – Trinity Health Foundation is pleased to announce that DeniseBilladeau and Jessica Mowbray have joined its Board of Directors.Billadeau is a resident of rural Parshall, North Dakota, and deeply understands the importanceof healthcare access in our communities. She graduated from NDSU with a bachelor’s degree inmedical technology and a…
October 3, 2023

Sex Offender Info

Minot Police release JAMES CLARENCE NEWCOMBE updated his registration information with the Minot Police Department as a SEXUAL OFFENDER showing he has moved within the city limits of Minot.  NEWCOMBE has been deemed a HIGH RISK offender that is required to perform LIFETIME REGISTRATION. NEWCOMBE was convicted on 9/30/1993 of…
October 3, 2023

Budget Approved, Police Station Unveiled 

Minot City Council Meeting  MINOT – The 2024 city budget was approved during Tuesday’s regular City Council meeting, and council members got a look at proposed construction for the Minot Police Department.  In a unanimous vote the council approved the final reading of the city budget without making any new…
October 2, 2023

ND Game and Fish News

• Bismarck Office Temporarily Closed to Public Access• Order 2024 OUTDOORS Calendars• PLOTS Regulations• Fall Mule Deer Survey Begins• Fall Cleanup Events Eligible for Earth Day Patch Bismarck Office Temporarily Closed to Public AccessThe North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s main office in Bismarck will close to public access the…
October 2, 2023

Sen. Cramer Statement on Senate Passage of Funding Bill to Avert a Government Shutdown

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement after voting to support the House of Representatives’ 45-day funding bill. This legislation overwhelmingly passed the Senate with a vote of 88 to 9, averting a federal government shutdown at midnight. The bill extends current government funding levels until…
October 1, 2023

Angler’s Anguish – Kooky or Clever? 

A Slice of Life  Most fishermen: What’s the forecast?  Answer: Wind 15-20 and a 30% chance of rain.  Most fishermen: Yuk. Let’s go another day.  Muskie fisherman: What’s the forecast?  Answer: Wind 25-35 with higher gusts possible, 80% chance of rain/snow with accumulations of 15-20 inches possible, moon phase favorable. …
October 1, 2023

Minot Parks to Host Logger Fest October 1

Minot Parks release Minot, ND- Grab your flannel and get ready for fall fun in the park! Minot Parks is excited to announce the return of Logger Fest at Oak Park. Logger Fest is an outdoor festival combining family-friendly lumberjack games and activities and German Oktoberfest. The event will be…
September 29, 2023

Trinity Health EMT Class Starting January 4

Trinity Health release MINOT — Trinity Health Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Education is beginning a new session of their Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) class on January 4, 2023 and is accepting applications.                Applications are due by Friday, October 6, 2023, and can be obtained by contacting Trinity Health EMS…
September 29, 2023

Arrest in City Chase

Ward County Sheriff's Department On September 27th, 2023, at approximately 3:39 pm, the Ward County Sheriff’s Department responded to NE Minot for a report of a male slumped over the wheel of a vehicle parked in the street. When deputies got on scene, they observed the driver slumped in the…
September 28, 2023

“He Gets It” 

Gov. Burgum’s Second Debate  North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum did his best to make an impression with a national viewing audience despite limited minutes in the latest Republican presidential candidate debate. The debate was held Wednesday evening at the Ronald Reagen Center in California.  FOX Business host Charles Payne, in…
September 28, 2023

Learn to Cook with Less Salt

Trinity Health release MINOT—Trinity Health’s Nutrition Services Department will offer a cooking class, “Low/No Salt Cooking,” Tuesday, October 10, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Trinity Health Community Conference Room at Town & Country Center.  Research shows that too much salt in the diet can increase risk for high…
September 28, 2023

City of Minot Budget Breakdown with Paul Pitner

Join us for an insightful conversation with Councilman Paul Pitner as we dive deep into the Minot City budget. Discover the key decisions shaping the city's financial future, the challenges faced, and the exciting opportunities ahead. Gain a unique perspective on local governance and the fiscal outlook in Minot, North…
September 27, 2023

Roommate Death Fills Courtroom 

Nichole Rice Charged with Murder of Anita Knutson  MINOT – As she exited the courtroom, she passed inches away from the parents of the woman she is charged with killing.  Nichole Rice, 36 , made a pretrial conference appearance in North-Central District Court Wednesday in front of Judge Richard Hagar.…
September 27, 2023

Murder Trial Set 

Judge Allows 10 Days  MINOT – The long-awaited trial for Shawnee Krall, 30, Minot, has been scheduled to begin January 2, 2024. Judge Stacy Louser set the date during a brief hearing in North-Central District Court Wednesday morning.  Krall, will have been jailed for more than three years when the…
September 27, 2023

Daycare Death in Minot

Ward County Sheriff's Department release On September 20, 2023, the Ward County Sheriff's Department, First Response Ambulance Service Minot Rural Fire Department, Burlington Fire Department and the Burlington Police Department were dispatched to a NW Minot address for an unresponsive fifteen (15) month old child, who was later pronounced deceased…
September 25, 2023

Guilty in Death of Child 

Prison Sentence for Bicycle Crash  WATFORD CITY –- Julian Montoya, 21, Watford City, entered an amended plea of guilty Monday for striking and killing a child on a bicycle. The action came in Northwest District court in front of Judge Robin Schmidt.  Montoya originally pled not guilty to Negligent Homicide-Child…
September 25, 2023

Youth Pheasant Weekend

ND Game and Fish News Youth Pheasant WeekendNorth Dakota’s two-day youth pheasant season Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 is a great opportunity to introduce a new hunter to the outdoors with limited competition.That’s when legally licensed residents and nonresidents 15 and younger can hunt rooster pheasants statewide. An adult at…
September 25, 2023

Burgum Qualifies for Second Debate 

Republican National Committee Approval Needed  MINOT – Several national sources are confirming that North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, a Republican candidate for President of the United States, has met the qualifying criteria necessary to participate in the second Republican presidential debate scheduled for Wednesday of this week.  FOX News, which…
September 25, 2023

Rodeo Talent Eyes Minot

Badlands cowboys, cowgirls enter Circuit Finals Rodeo in first place in respective events MINOT – The best cowboys and cowgirls in the Dakotas will be in Minot next month for the Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo. And these number ones lead the charge, in their respective events. North Dakota cowboy Chase…
September 25, 2023

MSU Women's Soccer Loses Home Game

Minot State University release MINOT, -- Minot St. and Minnesota St. ended in a 1-1 draw Sunday (Sept. 24) at home at Herb Parker Stadium. Minot St. moved to 4-3-1 overall and 1-2-1 in NSIC action following the draw.  Minot St. Beavers will start their 3-game road trip on Oct. 1st vs. Augustana University 
September 25, 2023

Students Analyze Renewable Energy 

Envirothon Offers Outdoor Classroom  FOXHOLM – Science students from throughout the Minot area had some hands-on learning outdoors at the Upper Souris National Wildlife Refuge this past week and followed up their experience with 10-minute oral presentations before panels of judges.   The topic for Envirothon 2023 was interesting and…
September 25, 2023

Finger in the Flame 

A Slice of Life Quite often men behave like, well, men. At least that’s my explanation for what I am about to reveal.  Men relish the tough guy persona, of which the trait of never showing pain is one of the foremost measurements of the male sex. Of course, there’s…
September 24, 2023

MSU Men's Hockey Completes Sweep

Minot State 5, Liberty 3  LYNCHBURG, Va. - The Minot State Beavers completed a season-opening sweep of one of the nation's best on the road Saturday, turning in an impressive start to their national title defense.  Reid Arnold scored a pair of goals for the Beavers who erased a 2-1,…
September 24, 2023

Road Loss for MSU Football

Sioux Falls 7, Minot State 0  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Minot State battled all day long with the Sioux Falls Cougars, only to come up one play short as the Beavers fell 7-0 on the road Saturday afternoon in NSIC action.  The Cougars improved to 2-2 on the year and 2-2…
September 24, 2023

8 Injured near Makoti

ND Highway Patrol What: Injury CrashWhere: The intersection of Highway 23 and 338th St NW (near mile marker 81) approximately1.5 miles north of Makoti, ND.When: September 23, 2023, at approximately 0549 PM CSTRoad Conditions: WetWeather Conditions: CloudyCrash Involvement: Vehicle vs VehicleAgencies Involved: North Dakota Highway Patrol, Ward County Sheriff’s Office,…
September 24, 2023

Inside the City of Minot: Taxes, Flood Control, and The Hostfest

Join us for a deep dive into the critical issues shaping Minot's future with Mayor Tom Ross. In this episode, we tackle topics like Flood Control/Protection, taxes and the budget, the Human Relations Ad-Hoc Committee, and more. Mayor Ross shares insights on how he envisions a more resilient Minot, responsible…
September 23, 2023

Second Arrest in Apartment Shooting

City of Minot release The Minot Police Department has arrested two suspects in connection with ashooting at a northwest Minot apartment complex on July 7, 2023. Jordan D. Bailey, 26, of Minot, is charged with nine counts of RecklessEndangerment and one count of Aggravated Assault. Bailey was taken into custodySept.…
September 22, 2023

Legislation to Prevent Declaration of National Emergency for Purposes of Imposing Gun Control

Sen. Kevin Cramer release WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) joined his colleagues in reintroducing the Protecting the Right to Keep and Bear Arms Act, which would prohibit gun control being imposed through a national emergency declaration by the President or a public health emergency declaration by the Secretary…
September 22, 2023