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Participants are shown at the site in northern Montana where the nodosaur was collected.

Museum unveils new armored dinosaur fossil find

DICKINSON – The newly renamed Badlands Dinosaur Museum in Dickinson unveiled some of the discoveries made during its 2017 fieldwork at its “Dinosaur Summer” event this week. Fieldwork co-leaders Drs. Denver Fowler and Elizabeth Freedman Fowler described the discovery of a new armored ...

Action needed for traction

Members of the Minot Mayor’s Committee on Addiction indicated it is time to come out with action steps after three mon- ths of subcommittee information -gathering. The committee, which began meeting in early July, set a Dec. 1 deadline for subcommittees to produce their action ...

Additional charges pending against Pittenger

Three additional charges have been filed against a 23-year-old Minot man who just finished serving a sentence for Class A misdemeanor corruption of a minor. Court records show that Alexander Justin Pittenger is charged with two counts of Class C felony aggravated assault in district court in ...

North Prairie cleared in breach of contract lawsuit

A jury has decided in favor of North Prairie Rural Water District in a lawsuit initiated by a Berthold developer. North Dakota Development Group, Phoenix, brought the lawsuit in North Central District Court in 2015 against North Prairie for alleged failure to comply with an agreement to ...

Woman is no show for revocation of probation hearing

A judge and prosecutor pondered Friday whether the state waited too long to file to revoke the probation of a woman who allegedly hasn’t made a payment on $1,250 in outstanding fines and fees for 2 1/2 years. Megan Marie Davis, 28, pleaded guilty to two counts of simple assault on a peace ...

New bond conditions allow defendant to work out of state

A man accused of assaulting a family member’s accused rapist and terrorizing the man’s son and grandchildren on Oct. 2 will be allowed to leave the state to live and work. Kyle Edward Coffman, 35, asked Judge Richard Hagar on Friday to modify his bond conditions so he can work in ...

Drought creates need for help for area FSA offices

WASHINGTON – This past summer’s drought has created a lingering need for more help in some Farm Service Agency offices. Earlier this week, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp asked U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to deploy supplemental staff members to western North Dakota. In July, ...

DAPL site mile-marker post at Smithsonian museum

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C. will install a mile-marker post from the Dakota access pipeline protest site in its exhibition, “Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations.” It will be on view for visitors ...

Dakota Access Pipeline donation to benefit 4-H, FFA youth

MANDAN – The North Dakota FFA Foundation and North Dakota 4-H Foundation on Tuesday received donations of $35,000 each from Dakota Access Pipeline, LLC. The funds will be used to benefit local youth in the seven North Dakota counties the pipeline traverses, as well as students across the ...

DC court blocks for now immigrant teen’s access to abortion

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington appeals court is blocking for now an abortion sought by a pregnant 17-year-old immigrant being held in a Texas facility, ruling Friday that the government should be given time to try to release her so she can obtain the abortion outside of its custody. A ...

Event to acknowledge local Vietnam veterans’ stories

Prairie Public Broadcasting is hosting public premieres including in Minot that acknowledge the stories of the region’s veterans. The Minot event will be Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. in the Armed Forces Reserve Center, 3420 2nd Street NE. Retired Chief Master Sgt. Louis “Mac” McLeod ...

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David Marit, minister of Highways & Infrastructure in Saskatchewan, left, visits with Dennis Moore, Estevan, of Southeast Sask Transportation Group in Kenmare Thursday.

Highway officials support super two-lane concept

KENMARE – Highway officials in North Dakota and Saskatchewan say a super two-lane highway may be the way to go to facilitate traffic from Regina to Jamestown. David Marit, minister of Highways & Infrastructure in Saskatchewan, said Thursday the province is designing a project to build ...

State Supreme Court upholds murder conviction for Anthony Campbell

The State Supreme Court has upheld a murder verdict this week for Anthony Campbell. A jury convicted Campbell, of Philadelphia, Pa., in January 2016 of the murder of Shannon Brunelle on Sept. 15, 2014. Brunelle, who was homeless, was found beaten and stabbed in a friend’s garage on the 1600 ...

Classic Rock raising money for Gudmunson all month

Classic Rock Cafe here in Minot will be holding a fundraiser today at 7 p.m. during their open mic night. Of the sales during that time, 25 percent will go to a fund to help Andrew Gudmunson as he recovers from his injury sustained in Las Vegas. “We wanted to do something like this for him, ...

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2017 Dancing For Special Stars winning couple

GRAND FORKS — Stephanie Ness and Tom Barry were presented the “Mirror Ball Trophy” in front of an audience at the 3rd Annual Dancing for Special Stars event held at the Ann Nicole Nelson Hall Center on Wednesday October 11. Ten couples participated in the event which raised money to ...

Woman sentenced for child neglect, child endangerment

A 30-year-old Minot woman will serve about two years in prison for leaving her young son with a stranger on Aug. 3, 2016. Sheena Marie Lavallie pleaded guilty to child neglect and child endangerment, both Class C felonies, on Thursday in district court in Minot, court records show. Judge ...

North Dakota receives waiver for REAL ID compliance

BISMARCK – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has provided a waiver to the state of North Dakota for compliance with the REAL ID Act of 2005. This means the current North Dakota driver’s license and identification card is accepted for access into federal facilities, including ...

Tribes in North Dakota receive grants for opioid treatment and recovery

The state will award four tribal community grants to treat opioid use disorder, support recovery and save lives by preventing overdose deaths on tribal lands, according to a press release from the State Department of Human Services issued Wednesday. The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation; ...

Tree removal company banned in North Dakota

North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has issued a cease and desist order banning Chris Gustafson of Becker, Minnesota, doing business as Nature’s Way Tree and Landscape, from engaging in contracting in North Dakota, according to a press release from his office. The Attorney ...