Regional Briefs

Death of airman on base being


MINOT AIR FORCE BASE An airman at Minot Air Force Base was found dead in the individual’s base residence Monday at 9:44 p.m., base officials said.

The airman, with the rank of senior airman, was with the base’s 5th Bomb Wing. The name of the individual is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The incident is being investigated. Further details will be released when they become available, base officials said.

Housing project soon to break ground

WILLISTON The City of Williston planning and zoning commission voted unanimously Monday in favor of final plat approval for Northstar Center, a mixed-use site that will amount to over $1 billion in total development.

The 535-acre center will break ground in the middle of April.

Facing U.S. Highway 2 and 85 to the site’s east is 2.7 million square feet of commercial space including “large format retail,” an automotive center and a movie theater at the far east but lightening to hotels, offices and general retail along a “Main Street Retail” area in the middle of the center.

To the western edge will be over 2,000 new dwelling spaces featuring both single- and multi-family homes as well as twin homes which are largely padded from the light industrial section to the north along the future highway CR6 Bypass by 105 square feet of park and open space.