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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

Autumn Be Stylin’ 

First Day of Fall Saturday  MINOT – It is starting to look like fall, with shorter days and leaves turning colors but, with the official first day of fall arriving Saturday, the temperatures have been trending more summerlike than what might be expected for September in North Dakota.  Official temperature…
September 22, 2023

Murder Trial Halted 

Attorney Dismissed from Case  MINOT – The murder trial for Shawnee Krall, 30, Minot, has been halted just days before it was to begin.  Defense attorney Breanna Delorme was granted permission in North-Central District Court this week to be removed from the case with the murder trial set to begin…
September 21, 2023

Promotion at Trinity Health

Trinity Health release MINOT, ND—Trinity Health has announced that Elliot Leinen, formerly Associate Director of Decision Support, has been promoted to the position of Director of Administration. As director, Leinen will be responsible for drafting and distributing statistical reports, analyses and exhibits to stakeholders, and will collaborate with management staff…
September 20, 2023

Time for Flu Shots

Trinity Health release MINOT—Trinity Health is now accepting appointments for adults and children to receive a seasonal flu shot. Options include two Saturday clinics for children under 18 years of age to receive a vaccination. All flu shots are by appointment only. Pediatric flu shot clinics will be held October…
September 20, 2023

Fentanyl Seized in City

City of Minot release The Minot Police Department assisted the Ward County Narcotics Taskforce with asearch warrant on Sept. 14 in northwest Minot.The Narcotics Taskforce seized a large amount of fentanyl, measuring one kilogramor roughly 10,000 fentanyl tablets, and a firearm reported stolen in another state.The investigation is ongoing.The Ward…
September 20, 2023

Rugby Area Fatal

ND Highway Patrol What: FatalityWhere: US Highway 2, near mile marker 221, approximately 9 miles east of RugbyWhen: Discovered 09/19/2023, at 1:33 PM CDTRoad Conditions: GoodWeather Conditions: ClearCrash Involvement: Single vehicleType of Crash: Non-collisionAgencies Involved: North Dakota Highway Patrol, Benson County Sheriff’s Office, PierceCounty Sheriff’s Office, North Dakota Bureau of…
September 20, 2023

Names Released in Injury Crash South of Minot

ND Highway Patrol Ward County Injury Crash UPDATEWhat: Injury CrashWhere: Highway 83 near mile marker 192.8 (approximately 5 miles south of Minot)When: September 19, 2023 @ 3:32 PM CSTRoad Conditions: DryWeather Conditions: ClearCrash Involvement: Two vehiclesType of Crash: Rear endAgencies Involved: North Dakota Highway Patrol, Ward County Sheriff’s Office, Minot…
September 20, 2023

Citizens Voice Opposition to County Tax Increase 

Budget Hearing Open to the Public  MINOT -- “This places us in the top nine states, nationwide, for property taxes,” said Mike Blessum, in voicing his opposition to proposed property tax increases in Ward County during a public hearing Tuesday evening in front of Ward County commissioners. “While my home…
September 19, 2023

Arrested in City Shoot ‘Em Up 

Bond Set at $200,000  MINOT – One of two people charged with alleged involvement in a shooting in this city is behind bars while an arrest warrant has been issued for the other.  Judge Gary Lee set bond this week for Sydney Roller, 20, Minot, for her alleged role in…
September 19, 2023

ND Game and Fish News

Waterfowl SeasonNorth Dakota’s waterfowl season opens for residents Sept. 23, while nonresidents may begin hunting waterfowl Sept. 30.The season for swans opens Sept. 30 for both residents and nonresidents who have purchased a swan license.Hunters may take six ducks, including mergansers, per day with the following restrictions: five mallards of…
September 18, 2023

Community Celebration and Ribbon Cutting for Burlington

Minot – Completion of all four phases of flood control in the City of Burlington isnow finished and Burlington is the first city in the Mouse River Basin to have fullprotection from 2011 type of flood event. This is a monumental milestone within theMouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Projects. This…
September 18, 2023

Names Released in Bus, Pickup Fatal

ND Highway Patrol UPDATE: Rolette County Two-Vehicle Fatal CrashWhat: FatalityWhere: Intersection of BIA Roads 8 and 11, approximately 5 miles west of Belcourt, NDWhen: 09/16/2023 at 9:01 PM CDTRoad Conditions: GoodWeather Conditions: ClearCrash Involvement: Two-vehicleType of Crash: Right AngleAgencies Involved: Bureau of Indian Affairs Turtle Mountain Agency, Belcourt PoliceDepartment, Rolette…
September 18, 2023

Hollywood Horses 

A Slice of Life Old photographs have a way of bringing back to life events of years past.  Recently I was looking through some photographs taken on the set of the movie “Dances with Wolves,” a 1990 big screen blockbuster in which I played an insignificant part as a Union…
September 17, 2023

What is there to do in Minot, North Dakota?! Amy Allender Tells Us

Amy Allender is the featured guest on the Minot Matters podcast, where she delves into the array of attractions and activities in Minot and the broader North Dakota region. During the interview, Amy reflects on her relocation to Minot with her husband, a move prompted by his assignment in the…
September 16, 2023

Hospice Symposium Set

Trinity Health release MINOT—Trinity Health is inviting professionals and the public to attend its 6th Annual Hospice and Palliative Medicine Symposium October 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Sleep Inn & Suites. Presentations by national and local health experts will be featured, along with a complementary meal. The…
September 16, 2023

MAYSA Arena to Host U.S. National Sled Hockey Team 

Minot Parks release  Minot is set to become the epicenter of sled hockey action as Sled Hockey Week descends upon the city from March 10 to March 17, 2024. The focal point of this week-long celebration is the exhilarating rematch between the reigning Paralympic Winter Game Champions, Team USA, and…
September 16, 2023

MPS Board Meeting: Proposed Budget Faces Deficit; Increases in Taxes

Minot – On Thursday the Minot Public School Board held a sparsely attended open meeting that included a public hearing for the 2023-2024 budget. A point that proved to be contentious was the lowering of the mil levy with an increase in taxes.   The meeting was held at the…
September 15, 2023

Rolette County Fatal Crash

ND Highway Patrol What: Fatal CrashWhere: Intersection of County Road 15 & 89th Street Northeast (approximately 3 miles northof Rolette)When: September 14, 2023 @ approximately 6:10 PM CSTRoad Conditions: DryWeather Conditions: ClearCrash Involvement: Two-vehiclesType of Crash: AngleAgencies Involved: North Dakota Highway Patrol, Rolette County Sheriff’s Office, Rolette FireDepartment, Belcourt Fire…
September 15, 2023

Trial Set in Original Bar Killing 

Travis McDermott Charged with Manslaughter  MINOT – One dead, one arrested at the Original Bar on North Broadway about 1:45 a.m. on May 14, 2023.  The man accused of firing two gunshots that resulted in the death of Greyson Sletto, 32, Willow City, will go to trial in January 2024…
September 15, 2023

More Information on Crash Involving Volleyball Team

ND Highway Patrol Fatality Crash Nelson County Highway 32What: FatalityWhere: Highway 32 mile marker 151 about 6 miles south of Petersburg, North DakotaWhen: September 14, 2023, at 3:45 pmRoad Conditions: GoodWeather Conditions: Clear, SunnyCrash Involvement: Vehicle vs VehicleType of Crash: AngleAgencies Involved: The below list of responding agencies may not…
September 14, 2023

El Nino now 95% Certain 

Latest Projections for Winter Ahead  With each passing day the Climate Prediction Center becomes more and more certain that North Dakota can expect a warmer winter than usual in the months ahead.  In their latest outlook the CPC says they are 95% certain that a strong El Nino will influence…
September 14, 2023

Boulevard Piles 

Clean-up Week Underway  Twice a year, the City of Minot designates a week for City sanitation customers to place excess refuse onto boulevards for collection. Crews will work in quadrants throughout the City and collect garbage on the front boulevards only. They will not go down the alleys. It will…
September 13, 2023

Our Town Kicks Off Symphony Season

Minot Symphony Orchestra release MINOT – The Minot Symphony Orchestra will open their 98th season, “Our Town” onSaturday, September 23rd with Musicology at 6 pm and music at 7pm in MSU’s Ann NicoleNelson Hall.“It’s All About That Bass” is the first of the symphony’s 6 concert series for the 2023-2024…
September 13, 2023

HR Committee: Lots of amendments including gender inclusive language

Minot – The Ad-Hoc Human Relations Committee met on Monday in the City Council Chambers for the third time since its inception. The committee was able to accomplish one of the three main items on Monday’s agenda by passing agreeable language for Article X of the HRC Ordinance.  The committee members,…
September 12, 2023

Minot Kite Festival

Minot Parks release MINOT -- Minot Parks is excited to bring a new event to the community this fall! Minot KiteFestival will be at the Outdoor Family Recreation Area on Saturday, September 16, 2023 from10 am - 4 pm.The Minot Kite Festival features kite flyers from across the state, live…
September 12, 2023

GUILTY 

Jury Finds Hoffman Guilty of Murder  MINOT – It took only 2 ½ hours Tuesday for a 12-person jury to reach a guilty verdict in the Heather Hoffman murder trial.   Hoffman, 26, Minot, was charged with the murder of 22-year-old Alexander Eckert in the doorway of Eckert’s northwest Minot…
September 12, 2023

Fate in Jury Room 

Deliberations Underway in Hoffman Murder Case  MINOT – The 12-person jury exited a North-Central District courtroom shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday to begin deliberation in the murder case against Heather Hoffman, 26, Minot. Hoffman is charged with the murder of Alexander Eckert, 22, Minot, in the entry way of his…
September 12, 2023

Dr Mark Vollmer's Resignation from Minot Public Schools

Dr Mark Vollmer comes on Minot Matters to chat about his career in public education. He talks about how he got into education and eventually started working at a school in North Dakota. From there, he was able to get a position in the Minot Public School District ascending to…
September 12, 2023

Defense Rests in Hoffman Murder Trial 

Closing Arguments Expected Tuesday  MINOT – The defense rested their case after less than two hours of testimony in North-Central District Court Monday. The State’s case lasted two and one-half days, ending before noon Monday.   Heather Hoffman, 26, is on trial for the April 22, 2022, murder of Alexander…
September 11, 2023

Bighorn Licenses, Upland Game Survey

ND Game and Fish News Six Bighorn Sheep LicensesThe North Dakota Game and Fish Department allocated six bighorn sheep licenses for the 2023 hunting season, one more than last year.One license was issued in unit B1, one in B3, two in B4 and one in B5. In addition, one license,…
September 11, 2023

Juror Removed, State Rests in Murder Trial 

Defense Set to Present Case  MINOT – The State finished presenting their case against Heather Hoffman, 26, Minot, about 10:15 a.m. Monday. Hoffman is charged with the murder of Alexander Eckert, 22, on April 22, 2022. The defense will begin presenting their side of the case Monday afternoon.  The trial…
September 11, 2023

A Double Nice Greeting 

Identical Twins Enjoy Helping at Hostfest  MINOT – If the information is wrong just point a finger at the other person. Nobody will know anyway. You can do that when you are identical twins.  Bernie Sand and Betty Skari are identical twin sisters that have been greeting visitors to the…
September 11, 2023

Name Released in Towner Fatal

ND Highway Patrol McHenry County Fatal Crash - UPDATEWhat: Fatal CrashWhere: Intersection of Willow Road & 69th Street Northeast (approximately 4 miles north ofTowner ND)When: September 10, 2023 @ sometime before 7:28 AM CSTRoad Conditions: DryWeather Conditions: ClearCrash Involvement: One-vehicle rolloverType of Crash: RolloverAgencies Involved: North Dakota Highway Patrol, McHenry…
September 10, 2023

MSU Women's Soccer Wins Again

Road Victory SPEARFISH, SD -- Minot St. shut out Black Hills St. 1-0 Saturday at Yellowjacket Soccer Field. Minot St. improved to 3-0-0 on the season following the victory.  To complete the four game road trip, the Beavers head over to face Bemidji State University in non-conference battle of the beavers game on…
September 10, 2023

Minot State Football Loses on Road

Minnesota State Moorhead 56, Minot State 14 MOORHEAD, Minn. – Host Minnesota State Moorhead sandwiched touchdowns around the halftime break to open up a lead on the visiting Minot State Beavers, who fell 56-14 to the MSU Moorhead Dragons on the road Saturday afternoon. The Dragons improved to 1-1 on…
September 10, 2023

Finally Fall 

A Slice of Life I got an early start. Could not wait to get on the water. I thoroughly enjoy fishing, especially in the fall.  No, it’s not officially calendar autumn, but the fall season is underway. Leaves are starting to change colors, even dropping from some trees. Water temperatures…
September 10, 2023

Remaining Fall Turkey Licenses Available Sept. 20

ND Game and Fish release The fall wild turkey lottery has been held and more than 1,400 licenses remain in 13 units. Unsuccessful applicants will have a refund issued to their credit card. Beginning at 8 a.m. Central time on Sept. 20, all remaining licenses will be issued on a…
September 9, 2023

Prison for Man Who Falsely Blamed Republicans in Manslaughter Case 

Five Years Behind Bars  CARRINGTON – An incident involving a North Dakota man that attracted national media attention after claiming a person he drove over and killed was part of a “Republican extremist group,” learned his fate in a Foster County courtroom Friday.  Shannon Brandt, 33, had earlier entered a…
September 8, 2023

Violent Recording in the Courtroom 

Jury Hears Murder Defendant  MINOT – It was very heated, very emotional, and perhaps the most impactful evidence yet presented by the prosecution in the Heather Hoffman murder case.   As the State continued to present their evidence Friday morning, the jury listened to a recording of Hoffman and the…
September 8, 2023

Win for MSU Women's Soccer

Minot State University release Billings, MT -Minot St. earns 1-0 shutout win against Mont. St. Billings (Sept. 7) on the road at Yellowjacket Soccer Field The win improved Minot St.'s record to 2-0-0 overall. The Beavers are back in action on Saturday versus Black Hills State University at Billings, MT. How…
September 8, 2023

Minot State Announces New Academic Excellence Scholarship

MINOT– Minot State University has announced a new Academic Excellence Scholarship for incoming freshmen with the opportunity to receive up to $10,000. “We are so excited to offer a GPA-only based scholarship,” said Michelle Sayler, enrollment services director. “We have seen fewer students submitting their ACT and SAT scores, and…
September 7, 2023

Diabetes Prevention Session Set

Trinity Health release MINOT—The Trinity Health Center for Diabetes Education is accepting registrations for Weigh 2 Change, a CDC-approved diabetes prevention program that helps people with prediabetes take control of their health through nutrition, exercise, and support. Interested persons are encouraged to attend a “Session Zero” meeting to learn about…
September 7, 2023

Did She, or Didn’t She? 

Murder Trial Underway  MINOT – The state says she did it. The defense says she wasn’t even there and has identified who they believe committed the crime. Opening statements Thursday provided a glimpse of what may transpire in North-Central District Court over the next several days.   Heather Hoffman, 26, has…
September 7, 2023

Lengthy Sentence for Sex Offender 

North-Central District Court  MINOT – A Minot man found guilty in January of Gross Sexual Imposition-Victim Under 15 years of age, was sentenced to more years than sought by the state in a courtroom here Wednesday.  Michael Prescott, 24, Minot, was sentenced to 20 years in the State Penitentiary, serve…
September 6, 2023

Citizens Confront City Council President 

Angered by Property Tax, Proposed Sales Tax  MINOT – City Council President Paul Pitner’s letter to fellow council members did not go over well with city residents who voiced their opposition during Tuesday’s council meeting. Pitner wrote the letter of recommendation on the 2024 city budget.  Among the issues that…
September 6, 2023

Futurepalooza returns to Minot State

Minot State University release MINOT – Minot State University’s Futurepalooza, an annual event for area high school students, returns to the MSU Dome Wednesday, Sept. 13 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. “There are many different career paths available to students when entering today’s workforce,” said Liz Krebsbach, MSU Enrollment Services visit and…
September 5, 2023

Dead ID'd in Williston Crash

ND Highway Patrol UPDATED Williston Fatality CrashWhat: FatalityWhere: Highway 2 near mile marker 18 – within the city limits of Williston, NDWhen: September 4, 2023, approximately occurred sometime after 1100 PM CSTRoad Conditions: GoodWeather Conditions: Hazy, Dark - lightedCrash Involvement: One vehicle rolloverAgencies Involved: North Dakota Highway Patrol, Williston Police…
September 5, 2023

Multiple Charges for Lignite Man 

Includes Gross Sexual Imposition  MINOT – Cassidy Johnson, 22, Lignite, made his initial appearance in North-Central District Court late Tuesday on three felony charges – gross sexual imposition, luring minors by computer, and possession of certain materials prohibited. The GSI charge is an AA felony punishable by up to life…
September 5, 2023

Latest Updates on the Minot HRC with Co-Chair Scott Burlingame

Scott Burlingame joins Minot Matters to talk about what happened at the August 29 Minot HRC Meeting. He recaps the discussion that happened prior to the agenda items and covers some of the intense items that were reviewed.
September 5, 2023

Mercer County Sobriety Check

ND Highway Patrol NARRATIVE: On Saturday, Sept. 9, the North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) and the MercerCounty Sheriff’s Office Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint at a predeterminedlocation in Mercer County. Impaired driving and impaired driving-related motor vehiclecrashes continue to be a threat to the safety of travelers on North…
September 5, 2023

MSU Women's Soccer Wins Opener

Minot State University release CROOKSTON, MN -- Minot St. earned a 2-1 win over Minn.-Crookston Sunday on the road at UMC Soccer Field. The win improved Minot St.'s record to 1-0-0 overall. The Beavers look to continue their road trip this week, playing at Montana State Billings on Thursday. Sept.…
September 4, 2023

All About Bass 

Developing an Angling Career  WASHBURN – Just a couple of years out of high school, Washburn’s Peter Olson is enjoying his passion for all things fishing.   He builds and develops lures, studies why and when certain colors and patterns attract fish, compares various speeds of presentations, and has a…
September 4, 2023

Not as it Seems 

A Slice of Life Sometimes a person believes the way he or she sees things is the way other people do too. But that’s a generalization, especially when it comes to kids.   Children have a much different way of looking at things than adults. Often a much more logical way,…
September 3, 2023

Great Opportunities for Local Artists

Justin Anderson explains how the Minot Area Council of the Arts has been helping create impact in the Minot community for over 50 years. He breaks down some of the big things that the MACA does every year to increase exposure for local artists while bringing some vibrant things to…
September 2, 2023

Share your Dakota Hall memories

Minot State University release MINOT – Minot State students are looking for your memories from Dakota Hall. Built in the early 1930s, Dakota Hall is slated for demolition in Summer 2024. Due to deteriorating conditions, Minot State was awarded funding in the 2023 legislative session to demolish the building, turning…
September 2, 2023

Latest NDGF News

Fall Turkey DeadlineNorth Dakota’s fall turkey application deadline is Sept. 6.Fall turkey hunters, including gratis applicants, can submit an online application through the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s website, gf.nd.gov.Only North Dakota residents are eligible to apply. Nonresidents can apply for remaining fall turkey licenses following the first lottery.…
September 1, 2023

Man Identified in Minot Car Chase, Crash

City of Minot release Update:The 71-year-old female from Bismarck, who sustained serious injuries during theincident, is in stable condition at Trinity Hospital.The driver of the Chevrolet Traverse was 37-year-old, Rusty James Mason of NewTown. Mason is being charged with the following: possession with the intent tomanufacture or deliver a controlled…
September 1, 2023

Sex Offender Update

Minot Police Department release Press Release 9/1/2023 On 9/1/2023, THOMAS PATRICK WALSH updated his registration information with the Minot Police Department as a SEXUAL OFFENDER showing he is living within the city limits of Minot.  WALSH is currently listed with an UNASSIGNED RISK LEVEL with the ND BCI and, as…
September 1, 2023

MSU Football Drops Opener

Southwest Minnesota State 28, Minot State 23 MINOT -- The Minot State Beavers came out strong, looking to "Defend the Herb" in their debut over new head coach Ian Shields, jumping in front of visiting Southwest Minnesota State 17-0 in the first half Thursday night.. But as the game wore…
September 1, 2023

All About Youth 

Learning and Fun at Outdoor Festival  MINOT – The 16th annual Youth Outdoor Festival was held Thursday evening at the State Fairgrounds Conservation and Skill Park.  The North Dakota Game and Fish event featured wildlife clubs throughout the area interacting with attendees, providing information, and presenting demonstrations.   “We’re here…
September 1, 2023

Latest ND Drought Briefing

National Weather Service
September 1, 2023

Fuel Fundraiser

Trinity Health Foundation 6th Annual Fuel the Fight Minot --Trinity Health Foundation will host its sixth annual Fuel the Fight fundraiser on Saturday, September 9th from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Dakota Square ARCO, located at 1520 24th Ave SW in Minot. Activities throughout the day include specials on…
September 1, 2023

Lightning Strike Ignites Home 

No Injuries  A fire caused by a lightning strike damaged a home in northwest Minot early Thursday morning.   Minot Fire Department units were dispatched at 1:03 a.m. Thursday to 3301 Kodiak St. NW for reports of a fire. Once on scene, fire crews were met with large amounts of fire…
August 31, 2023

MSU Football Kicks Off Tonight

“Defend the Herb” MINOT – For seven months the anticipation has built to this point: Kick-off to the 2023 football season.  New Minot State head football coach Ian Shields leads his Beavers onto the field Thursday night for the home and season opener at First Western Bank Field at Herb…
August 31, 2023

Storm Spectacular but Brief 

Rainfall Welcome  MINOT – The thunderstorm that centered over Minot shortly after 1 a.m. Thursday was loud, bright and, for a time, brought a deluge of rainfall. All in all, measurable precipitation in and near the city was about 1/3 of an inch.  Nevertheless, it was a welcome rainfall despite…
August 31, 2023

Grocery Tour on Mediterranean Diet

Trinity Health release MINOT — Trinity Health’s Outpatient Nutrition Services will offer a grocery store tour focusing on the Mediterranean Diet. The tour is set for Tuesday, September 12, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the original MarketPlace Foods, 1930 South Broadway. The Mediterranean Diet is a heart-healthy eating plan…
August 30, 2023

Annual Soggy Doggy Day  

Minot Park District release  Minot - The Minot Park District is opening the Roosevelt Park Pool to the dogs! The Soggy Doggy Pool Paw-ty is on Monday, September 4, from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm.   “Soggy Doggy is an event we look forward to every year.” Says Elly DesLauriers, Executive…
August 30, 2023

Sawyer House Fire, Arrest

Ward County Sheriff's Office On August 29, 2023 at approximately 10:30 AM, the Ward County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a house fire in Sawyer, North Dakota that was received by State Radio in Bismarck. A Ward County Deputy responding to the fire observed a car quickly leaving…
August 29, 2023

CWD Testing During Deer Bow, Elk, Moose Seasons

ND Game and Fish Department release With the deer bow, elk, and moose seasons opening soon, North Dakota Game and Fish Department officials remind hunters of the options for getting animals tested for chronic wasting disease.Hunters can drop off heads at any of the following locations:• Bismarck – North Dakota…
August 29, 2023

Explosive Case 

Trial Set for Next Year  WILLISTON – A man who pled not guilty to eight felony charges has had a trial date set for July 17, 2024, in Northwest District court. The action came during an appearance before Judge Kirsten Sjue Monday afternoon.  Ross Petrie, 29, Pocatello, Idaho, was charged…
August 29, 2023

Passion for Medicine Runs Through Three Generations

Trinity Health release MINOT—As one of only two vitreoretinal surgeons in western North Dakota, Robert Gokey, MD, understands that a significant part of his job is showing up in critical situations to perform a surgical intervention when a person’s eyesight is on the line. Thanks to exceptional training and a…
August 29, 2023

Deadly and Dangerous 

Highway 83 and 23 Intersection  MINOT – Three dead and four injured in the past four months. All were daytime crashes in good weather and road conditions.  The intersection of U.S. Highway 83 and Highway 23, about 18 miles south of Minot, is claiming lives despite having an approaching traffic…
August 29, 2023

Tour, Press Conference Highlight Abandoned Keystone XL Pipeline

Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-ND release SCRANTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer, R-ND, Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, participated in an Americans for Prosperity press conference and a guided tour through the Keystone XL Pipeline boneyard, which houses pipe segments originally intended…
August 28, 2023

Kleen Joins City as Communication and Engagement Manager

City of Minot release Jennifer Kleen has accepted the position of Communication and EngagementManager for the City of Minot.Kleen has 13 years of experience in marketing and media and will join the PublicInformation Office in a leadership role in late September.“Jennifer will be a great addition to the City of…
August 28, 2023

ND Game and Fish News

Upland, Youth Pheasant Seasons on the Horizon With September in our sights, hunting seasons for upland game in North Dakota open soon. The season opens for sharp-tailed grouse, Hungarian partridge and ruffed grouse on Sept. 9. Following that, the two-day youth pheasant season for legally licensed residents and nonresidents ages…
August 28, 2023

Western Plains Opera Presents ‘Carmen’

Minot State University release MINOT – Western Plains Opera will return to Ann Nicole Nelson Hall in Minot State University’s Old Main on Friday, Sept. 8 and Saturday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. One of the most popular operas ever written, “Carmen” is set in 19th century Seville, Spain, where soldiers…
August 28, 2023

City Offices Close for Labor Day Holiday

City of Minot release All City of Minot offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 4, in observance of the LaborDay holiday. This includes City Hall, Public Works, the Minot Public Library,Municipal Court, and the Engineering Department.There will be no public transit on Sept. 4, and the City of Minot landfill…
August 28, 2023

Minot HRC Committee Member Provides Update

Mike Blessum, member of the Ad-Hoc Human Relations Committee for the City of Minot, provided an update of what happened at the August 15 meeting. At that time, the committee was not considered to be an Ad-Hoc committee and was, according to Blessum, operating outside of the legal limits of…
August 28, 2023

City of Minot's former Public Information Officer shares some tips

Derek Hackett, City of Minot's former Public Information Officer and current marketing director at Prairie Grit, joined us for a podcast recently. We delved into various topics focusing on the importance of storytelling in marketing. Hackett started his first business around 15 years ago when he and a few friends…
August 27, 2023

The $250 Mosquito 

A Slice of Life Sometimes things just don’t work out as planned. Maybe not even close. The following incident vividly illustrates my point.  A few years back I took two daughters on what was destined to be a fun and pleasant fishing trip to Lake Metigoshe. The beautiful lake in…
August 27, 2023

Police Identify Deceased Man in Southwest Minot

Minot Police release The deceased man found Thursday morning in southwest Minot has been identifiedas 30-year-old Brandon J. Kvame of Minot, according to the Minot PoliceDepartment.“The autopsy has been completed, however the toxicology report is still beingconducted,” Investigations Commander Capt. Dale Plessas said. “The results oftoxicology could take several months.”“We…
August 26, 2023

Minot Crime, The City Council, and The Great Debate

Check out the latest Dakotan LIVE with Kim Fundingsland. In this edition, several great topics are on the docket that are important to the city of Minot. We take a look at: Check it all out below!
August 26, 2023

Minot State Offers Museum Studies Degree

Minot State University release MINOT – Minot State University has announced a degree in museum studies, an interdisciplinary major where art meets business, communication, history, storytelling, and science. The Bachelor of Science in Museum Studies is a professionally oriented program designed to offer the tools to pursue a variety of…
August 26, 2023

Tommy Moose and NDHP

ND Highway Patrol release NARRATIVE: The Nodak Moose Legion donated 23 dozen “Tommy Moose” plush dolls to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. This effort was put together by the Junior Past President of Nodak 42 Moose Legion, Steve Foley. The Tommy Moose program aids in helping children overcome fears and…
August 26, 2023

Superintendent Vollmer Announces Retirement 

Education Leader to Leave in 2024  MINOT – The superintendent of Minot Public Schools, Dr. Mark Voller, has submitted his resignation effective June 30, 2024. Vollmer is in his 13th year as superintendent and has 22 years in the MPS district.  “I’ve loved every minute of it. Its been a…
August 25, 2023

Sexual Offender Update

Minot Police Press Release 8/23/2023 On 8/22/2023, ANDREW JAMES GAST updated his registration information with the Minot Police Department as a SEXUAL OFFENDER showing he is living within the city limits of Minot.  GAST is currently listed with an UNASSIGNED RISK LEVEL with the ND BCI and, as such, is…
August 25, 2023

Pursuit Ends in Minot Crash

ND Highway Patrol What: Vehicle Pursuit and 2-Vehicle Injury CrashWhere: Valley St and 13th St SE – Minot, NDWhen: 08-24-2023 at 7:50 pm CSTRoad Conditions: GoodWeather Conditions: ClearCrash Involvement: 2-VehicleType of Crash: Rear-endAgencies Involved: McHenry County Sheriff’s Department, Ward County Sheriff’sDepartment, North Dakota Highway Patrol, Minot Police Department, Minot Fire…
August 25, 2023

Odds Rising for Warm Winter 

Latest Long-Range Weather Outlook from CPC  What the weatherman has in store for the winter months is always of interest to North Dakotans, who often have a “we’ll see about that” response to long-range weather outlooks.  Nevertheless, indicators continue to favor a warmer than usual winter season for Minot and…
August 24, 2023

Body Found on Minot Boulevard

City of Minot release 8-24-2023 Male found deceased in southwest MinotAt 6:52 a.m. today, units were dispatched to the 700 block of 31st Ave SW forreports of an individual lying motionless on the boulevard.Once on scene, officers determined that the 30-year-old male was deceased. Thecause of death is unknown, and…
August 24, 2023

Reaction to Burgum on National Stage 

8 in Republican Presidential Debate  MINOT – North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum stood on stage Wednesday night for a debate with seven other contenders for the Republican presidential nomination. A national television audience heard candidates tout their plans for the future of the United States while pointing fingers and emphasizing…
August 24, 2023

Duck Brood Numbers Increase

ND Game and Fish Duck Brood Numbers Jump Nearly 80%State Game and Fish Department migratory game bird biologists expect a fall flight of ducks similar to 1998, 2004 and 2020.If those past seasons don’t ring a bell, the fall flight is anticipated to be about 23% above last year’s fall…
August 23, 2023

From ER to National Debate

Will Take to National Stage Tonight  UPDATE: FOX news reports Doug Burgum will be on the Republican debate stage tonight 8/23/2023. UPDATE: Sources report Burgum suffered a torn Achillies tendon and will need the support of crutches during an afternoon debate stage walk-through. No decision has been made as to…
August 23, 2023

Minot Woman Killed Identified

ND Highway Patrol What: Fatal CrashWhere: Intersection of Highway 83 and Highway 23 (approximately 15 miles south of Minot)When: August 22, 2023 @ 3:51 PM CSTRoad Conditions: DryWeather Conditions: ClearCrash Involvement: Two vehiclesType of Crash: AngleAgencies Involved: North Dakota Highway Patrol, Ward County Sheriff’s Office, Minot RuralFire Department and Trinity…
August 22, 2023

Powers Lake Man Arrested, Charged 

Four Felony Counts  MINOT – Robert Watterud, 35, Powers Lake, is facing four Class A felony counts of Gross Sexual Imposition. He is currently being held in the Mountrail County Correctional Facility in Stanley following his August 18 arrest.  Earlier this week Watterud made an interactive television appearance in North-Central…
August 22, 2023

Dot’s Pretzels to Close in Velva 

Final Day October 27  MINOT – The Dot’s Pretzel facility in Velva will be shutting down, affecting 27 current employees.  The Hershey Company, which made a November 2021 purchase of Dot’s Pretzels, made the announcement with the note that Dot’s Pretzels is the fastest growing pretzel brand in the U.S. …
August 22, 2023

Biden Administration Releases $6 Billion to Iran

Senators Demand Answers on Secret Negotiation WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer, R-ND, member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Development, joined his Senate Republican colleagues in a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen demanding answers regarding the approximately…
August 21, 2023