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The Perfect Time to Leave

The Perfect Time to Leave

“Well, at least you’re getting out of here at a good time.” This sentiment, or something similar has been spoken to me countless times over the last six months. You see, my family will be packing up and heading out on an extended time away from our home in Minot. My...

The marvel that is Garrison Dam…

The marvel that is Garrison Dam…

Since July 4, my wife and I have had two opportunities to drive across Garrison Dam. The first trip’s destination was Rapid City and the second, Beulah. I drove the first time and she drove the second time. Have you ever taken a close look at that dam? It’s an...

What a Resource!

What a Resource!

Last week I was able to spend an evening watching as the Minot Air Force Base Force fire department played host to the Glenburn Rural Fire Department in a joint exercise. In March of 2021, the Glenburn Fire Department building that housed their trucks and equipment...

The marvel that is Garrison Dam…

People are visiting…

North Dakota Tourism tells us there are a lot of visitors to our state during the summer months. And that’s true. Just take a drive through the Badlands or visit Medora and you’ll see all kinds of vehicles and license plates from out of state.But tourism isn’t limited...

The $250 Mosquito

The $250 Mosquito

Sometimes things just don’t work out as planned. Maybe not even close. The following incident vividly illustrates my point.A few years back I took two daughters on what was destined to be a fun and pleasant fishing trip to Lake Metigoshe. The beautiful lake in the...

The Perfect Time to Leave

It’s Time You Make Some Scotcheroos

I lived in the Dakotans nearly a decade before making a pan of scotcheroos for myself. Looking back, I guess I was just coasting along on the kindness of others. I’m quite spoiled by a plethora of from-around-here friends. It should also be noted that I never miss a...

What a Resource!

Three, two, one…..

By the time this edition of the Northern Sentry is delivered, school will be in session across most of North Dakota. I have even received a few photos from friends that have marked the beginning of their home schooling calendar year. Several schools have already had...

The $250 Mosquito

Perfecto and the Chicken

Sometimes deep, dark secrets in a person’s past silently chew on them enough to force a confession, rather than continuing to “bottle up” a troubled and agonizing truth. What follows, dear reader, is written with the belief that revealing a long-held secret that has...

The marvel that is Garrison Dam…

A step too far…

Have you heard about this incident in Marion County, Kan? Apparently the police chief ordered a raid on the local newspaper the Marion County Record and seized computers, cell phones, a router and photographed the entire office.When this story broke, the reason for...

Welcome To Minot

Welcome To Minot

In recent days I have run into quite a few people who just arrived in the Magic City. After exchanging names and a bit of history, the conversation will soon move into one of several common topics. Schools- If they have kids they will ask about the schools. I am...

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