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Child pornography case headed for trial

MINOT, N.D. – Trial dates are set for a Minot man accused of uploading pornographic images of children to Twitter. Prosecutors have charged 40-year-old Richard Thompson with 10 counts of possession of certain materials prohibited.


Opioid overdose deaths on the rise

The chance of dying from an opioid overdose is now higher than the chance of dying in a car accident, according to the National Safety Council. In North Dakota, there was a 25% increase in opioid deaths from 2014 to 2017.


Minot Staples store closing Feb. 8

The Minot Staples store in will be closing on Feb. 8. A company official in Framingham, Mass., confirmed the closing and date of closure to the Minot Daily News on Tuesday. “We continually evaluate our store performance to ensure we’re operating the business in the best way. As customers shift onlin


Eastern ND woman claims state's first online Powerball million-dollar prize

BISMARCK — An eastern North Dakota woman has claimed a $1 million lottery prize she won Saturday, Jan. 12, through Powerball's online lottery service. Tammy Edland of McHenry, a town about 55 miles north of Jamestown, claimed the prize in Bismarck on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 15, the North Dakota Lott


Avoid Frozen Water Pipe Problems

Minot, ND - Are you ready to spend $11,000 tonight?. That's what State Farm says is the average cost of damage from frozen pipes in a home. And with the forecast calling for very cold weather, now is the time to make sure you don't have a big repair bill.


ND fair offering cash for historical society to hit deadline

MINOT, N.D. - The Ward County Historical Society must remove its Pioneer Village Museum from the fairgrounds to its new location in Burlington by June 15 under an agreement with the North Dakota State Fair Association, historical society board members said Tuesday, Jan. 15.


Hutner Vicenti, Minot, sentenced for interference with a 911 call

Hutner Daniel Vicenti, 32, Minot, was sentenced Monday to a year in prison, all suspended but the time he has already served, and two years of supervised probation for forcing his way into a closed bedroom on Dec. 19, and taking a cell phone away from a woman who was calling police about a domestic


North Dakota is just months away from having no full-time federal judges

This is an appropriate time, here in the middle of the longest government shutdown in American history, to talk about government dysfunction. Our political leaders can’t get their work done, and while the politicians and their surrogates are all busy throwing pies at one another over who is to blame


Aaron Oswill, Minot, sentenced for assault

Aaron Matthew Oswill, 29, Minot, originally charged with Class C felony aggravated assault, pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of Class A misdemeanor assault for assaulting a man at the State Fair in July.


Minot State Track & Field alum welcomed as assistant coach

MINOT, N.D. - Minot State's newest Assistant Track & Field Coach is Victor Abonyi. Fresh off his Beavers career, he says he wants to help his former teammates reach new heights.


Shopko Stores, Staples closing stores in North Dakota

MINOT, N.D. (AP) - Wisconsin-based retail chain Shopko Stores is closing stores in five North Dakota communities. The company has filed for bankruptcy protection, citing excessive debt and ongoing competitive pressure. It says it will close 38 more stores nationwide, after last month announcing plan


‘Holesome’ winter fun

FOXHOLM – People have fun drilling a hole through the ice and sitting on an overturned bucket during a North Dakota winter?. Welcome to the wonderful and curious world of ice fishing. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. To those who enjoy time on a frozen lake there is nothing like pulling a fish,


William Crow, Minot, sentenced for stealing car, possession of meth

William Toyance Crow, 23, Minot, was sentenced to three years in prison, with all but 18 months suspended, for each of two Class C felony charge, which will be served concurrently. Crow stole a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado from a residence in Ward County on Dec. 17 and had methamphetamine in the stolen


North Dakota legislators eye penalties for service animal fraud

People who fraudulently claim their dog is a service animal could face a $100 fine under a bill considered by a North Dakota legislative committee Wednesday. House Bill 1259, introduced by a group of Republican lawmakers led by Jamestown Rep. Bernie Satrom, would make it an infraction to falsely cla


Museum has to go by June 15

The Ward County Historical Society must remove its Pioneer Village Museum from the fairgrounds to its new location in Burlington by June 15 under an agreement with the North Dakota State Fair Association, historical society board members said Tuesday.


Maybe creativity is the key to Minot economic development

Readers who missed the Jan. 13 Minot Daily News story ‘POEM: Minot’s hidden gem’ by Ashton Gerard didn’t just miss a great story about an amazing addition to Minot. They might have missed a glimpse into the kind of creativity and innovation that might be the future of the city and region.


KMOT Pets of the Week

MINOT, N.D. - In this week's Pets of the Week, we have two more adoptable animals from the Souris Valley Animal Shelter. First we have Moozzles. He is a 1-year-old neutered male. Moozles is just the sweetest cat. He would do great as a family cat who gets lot of loving and cuddles. Moozles was broug


Northern North Dakota man gets 2 years for sexually assaulting child

ROLLA, N.D. — A Dunseith man will spend two years in prison for sexually assaulting a child. Gerald Belgarde was sentenced Monday morning, Jan. 14, in Rolette County District Court on a Class A felony gross sexual imposition charge. The maximum penalty was 20 years behind bars.


Class A basketball: Jan. 15 recap

On a busy Tuesday night of Class A basketball, Century boys beat Minot in overtime, Bismarck High boys earned their eighth straight win, and Lauren Ware got her 1,000th career point in a Century girls win.


Beating the winter blues with indoor plants

MINOT, N.D. - On a cold January day in North Dakota it can be hard to imagine springtime. But one walk into Lowe's Garden Center will change all of that. "It brings your spirits up and makes you excited for the day. It's a great thing to have,” says Kathy Woodall, Lowe's Garden Center Manager.