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Honor Guard's funeral duty triples due to COVID-19 pandemic

Nov. 27, 2021 01:07 AM EST

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on the Minot Air Force Base Honor Guard in the number of funerals in which these volunteer men and women have provided military honors. Since latter 2019 to date, Minot Air Force Base Honor...

Minot apartment fire displaces people living in four units

Nov. 26, 2021 12:16 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An apartment fire in Minot, North Dakota on Thursday displaced people living in four apartments. Firefighters said the blaze was from a basement laundry room that had an electrical panel. As firefighters first arrived at the apartment, they saw...

Feds in North Dakota arrest 5 on drug conspiracy charges

Nov. 09, 2021 16:51 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Federal authorities say five people are accused in a large-scale drug trafficking operation that brought more than 350 pounds of methamphetamine to two American Indian reservations in North Dakota in the last three years. A grand jury indicted...

Lawmaker catches COVID-19, must miss his anti-vaccine rally

Nov. 08, 2021 12:39 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota lawmaker and an organizer of a rally Monday to oppose COVID-19 vaccine mandates is infected with the coronavirus and won’t attend the event. Republican Rep. Jeff Hoverson posted on Facebook Sunday that he was “quarantining and...

Minot woman charged with attempted murder in 2019 crash

Nov. 07, 2021 10:43 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Minot woman accused of crashing into a motorcyclist at more than 100 mph and sending him under the wheels of a semitrailer two years ago has been charged with attempted murder. Dazechnae Willis, 28, was arrested in Colorado and extradited to...

Well-traveled airport leader looks to expand Minot offerings

Nov. 06, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Minot’s new airport director said she wants to use her diverse experiences in aviation management to enhance the activity at Minot International Airport. Jennifer Eckman stepped into her new position Oct. 4. She previously had...

Minot lawmaker barred from flight after run-in with TSA

Oct. 28, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota lawmaker was barred from boarding a flight at Minot International Airport this week after a run-in with a security agent during a pat down. Republican Rep. Jeff Hoverson says he and his wife were planning to travel Monday for their...

North Dakota House, Senate disagree on coronavirus spending

Oct. 27, 2021 21:09 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — House and Senate budget writers in the North Dakota Legislature adjourned Wednesday night after failing to reconcile differences on how some of the federal coronavirus aid available to the state should be spent. Republican-led House and Senate...

North Dakota seeks new deal with Josh Duhamel as pitchman

Oct. 22, 2021 15:07 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota is working to extend its contract with Hollywood actor Josh Duhamel to promote tourism in his home state. Among the least-visited states in the nation, North Dakota’s top tourism official said the 48-year-old star of several...

North Dakota's version of Paul Bunyan statue gets facelift

Oct. 16, 2021 01:07 AM EDT

NEW TOWN, N.D. (AP) — Sixty-three years ago, the late Fred LaRocque built a statue of a cowboy on the east side of New Town. LaRocque built the approximately 19-foot-high statue to honor the “Old Time Cowboys of the Open Range.” The statue of Earl Bunyan, “Cowboy...