Category: Military

Wicked Days in Dakota 

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

Minot Site for Nuclear Triad Symposium

Task Force 21 to Host MINOTOT – Minot Area Chamber EDC Task Force 21 will host a nuclear triad symposium in Minot Tuesday, April 23, 2024. The symposium will focus on sustaining credible nuclear deterrence amidst growing challenges while speakers cover modernization including the Sentinel and B-52 projects, the state of nuclear deterrence, and our […]
by The Dakotan
March 26, 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 reproduction items. At one of […]
by Kim Fundingsland
February 18, 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 (Minot Air Force Base) in […]
by The Dakotan
February 1, 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 and women who serve or […]
by The Dakotan
January 18, 2024

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. The message warned that “participation […]
by The Dakotan
November 21, 2023

Groundbreaking at MAFB

Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-ND, release MINOT – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer, R-ND, member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, gave remarks at the groundbreaking of the Minot Helicopter and Tactical Response Force Team Building which will be used to support new MH-139 Grey Wolf Helicopters. The MH-139 will replace the Bell UH-1N Huey helicopters currently […]
by The Dakotan
August 16, 2023

U.S. Army and Trinity Health Join Forces

Trinity Health release Minot — The U.S. Army and Trinity Health are scheduled to sign a partnership agreementon July 18, 2023, as part of the U.S. Army Partnership for Your Success (PaYS) program at 4:00p.m. at 2305 37th Ave Sw, Minot, ND 58701.The PaYS Program is a strategic partnership between the Army and a cross-section […]
by The Dakotan
July 8, 2023

No Cancer Risk Found so Far, Air Force says 

Montana Nuclear Base Checked  By TARA COPP Associated Press  WASHINGTON (AP) — A review of a Montana nuclear missile base where an unusual number of troops have been diagnosed with blood cancer has found no current risk factors that could explain it, the Air Force says.  The service has been investigating the issue since reports […]
by AP - The Dakotan
May 2, 2023

Money Reduced for Minot AFB Retention 

House Committee Slices Senate Request  BISMARCK – Members of the State House Appropriations Committee have agreed to grant money for military base retention in the state, but to a lesser amount than requested in Senate Bill 2240.  SB2240 sought $900,000 for Minot, and $1 million to be divided equally between Grand Forks and Fargo. The […]
by Kim Fundingsland
April 6, 2023
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