April 18, 2024

‘Military Brat:’ Do You Know Where The Term Comes From?

We’ve all heard the term “military brat” before. It pertains to those children who grew up in military families. “Brats” wear the name like a […]
November 2, 2023

This holiday season, let’s look out for each other

The holidays are quickly approaching, and that means most of us are looking forward to spending time with family and friends. But that’s not the case for everyone. Unfortunately, within our community, there are many people who may not have the opportunity to spend the holidays with their families. For some, that could lead to […]

October 26, 2023

Air Force Global Strike Command reports initial PCB clean-up results

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. —Initial efforts to clean polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) from launch facilities at Malmstrom AFB are ongoing but seeing success, Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) announced today. The clean-up effort was ordered by AFGSC commander Gen. Thomas Bussiere after PCBs were detected on surfaces in launch facilities at all three of […]

October 26, 2023

On The Move. CornerStone Chiropractic Occupies New Offices

For Dr’s Matt Hanson and William Fielhaber, owners of CornerStone Chiropractic in Minot, growth was a good thing, at least until their patient numbers increased to a point where their old facility on 20th Avenue Southwest became too small. The answer? A remodeled office located just across the 2 & 52 Bypass near Dakota Square. […]

October 26, 2023

Minot Prepared for Veterans Remembrance

Volunteers from community organizations, including local Civil Air Patrol, teamed up on Saturday to prepare for December’s annual Wreaths Across America remembrance for veterans. Together, they staked in 650 wreath holders in Section 16, Rosehill Memorial Park, that will later hold wreaths, honoring veterans remembered there. On December 16, the group meets again for the […]

October 26, 2023

Why all the hatred?…

Somebody help me out here. I’ve been a football fan for a lot of years and honestly don’t know what is going on right now. Why is there so much hatred for Carson Wentz? My guess is it’s people who are hiding behind a computer screen and have never played football. I just don’t get […]

October 26, 2023

Moments and Memories

It is a special place. The fish are big. The memories bigger. Tobin Lake at Nipawin, Saskatchewan has long been a favorite destination of fishermen from both Canada and the United States. Every year anglers descend on the Canadian water with the expectation of hooking into a fish of a lifetime. The unique fishery delivers […]

October 26, 2023

Winter Coats? Can it Really Be?

I have a very efficient spouse. This morning we awoke to “Winter Storm Watch” text messages. Having lived in North Dakota all of my life, I have often turned a deaf ear to weather forecasters who predict a winter storm when it’s still a couple of weeks away. However, all of my weather apps are […]

October 26, 2023

Minot AFB Resident Council

The Minot AFB Resident Council is a forum for military members and their families residing in privatized housing on the installation to discuss health & safety concerns, identify potential community improvements, present viable solutions, and establish and maintain positive interactions between residents, wing leadership, Minot AFB Homes, and the Military Housing Office. The Resident Council […]

October 27, 2023

Operation Homefront: Holiday Meals for Military

The annual Operation Homefront Holiday Meals distribution event will be held Thursday, November 9th from 11:00am-1:00pm at the Minot Air Force Base Exchange. Families can review eligibility requirements and register for the event at MyOperationHomefront.org.For more information email mafb.school.liaison@us.af.mil or call 701-723-1447 or visit the Operation Homefront website.

October 26, 2023

Jr. Journalism: Pangolin Not Penguin

Have you ever wondered what a pangolin is? Well you’re in luck! In this article you will be learning about pangolins. Pangolins are mammals with scales! The scales are the same material as your fingernails. They can curl up in a protected ball with flexible scales to escape predators. Pangolins have a l-o-n-g sticky tongue […]

October 19, 2023

5th Munitions Squadron brings the boom during Operation Tundra Swan

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. —Practice how you play. From Oct. 2, 2023, through Oct. 4, 2023, the 5th Munitions Squadron conducted Operation Tundra Swan, a 5th MUNS exercise created to implement the Agile Combat Employment and Multi Capable Airmen concepts to focus on training efforts in scenarios where producing ordnance with limited resources from […]

October 19, 2023

VCSAF visits Minot AFB

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. —Gen. David Allvin, Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force, visited Team Minot October 11, 2023. Allvin and his team toured Minot AFB to learn processes that make Minot operational and to get an in-depth understanding of the base’s nuclear deterrence mission. While here, Allvin met with 5th Bomb […]

October 19, 2023

Prairie Warrior Bowl Kicks Off Military Appreciation

This Saturday come on out to witness the MSU Beavers take on the UMN Duluth Bulldogs in this year’s Prairie Warrior Bowl! This military inspired football game will offer FREE game tickets to Military members (active duty or retired) as well as to local first responders. Keli Rosselli-Sullivan, Workforce Development/Military Liaison at Minot Area Chamber […]

October 19, 2023

Just for the Littles: Halloween Treat Trail

Octobers in North Dakota usher in burnt and dazzling colored sunsets, crisp winds, and the anticipation (or dread) of the long winter ahead; but on the other hand, October also brings along something much more mouth watering too: slews of colored CANDY in all shapes and sizes! It’s Halloween time, and while that means, ghosts, […]

October 19, 2023

A Bird in the Hand

Sometimes what seems to be a small, insignificant slice of life has a much greater meaning than first realized. I offer the following example. A few days ago, I noticed my dog was paying an unusual amount of attention to a small pond in my backyard. Curious, I went outside to see what had captured […]

October 19, 2023

My Best Advice on Winter Gear

It’s mid-October. For some, this means carving pumpkins, putting chili in the crockpot, or eying Christmas décor. For me, mid-October means answering newcomers’ biggest question about Minot: What kind of outdoor gear do I actually need for a Minot winter? Once temps fall to freezing, the questions start pouring in. They come via email, DMs, […]

October 19, 2023

Dickinson State University…

Dickinson State University was recently in the news for all of the wrong reasons. Five majors have been eliminated and several faculty laid off because of it. Students who were interviewed on TV were obviously upset about this and they have every right to be.For those of us looking in the from the outside; we […]

October 19, 2023

OK, Where is It?

Where is it? It has to be here somewhere. After all the ranger told us that the oldest tree in North Dakota, a Cottonwood tree, was located on the banks of the Missouri River inside the Cross Ranch State Park. Hey, just letting you know that my column today was written as I overlook the […]

October 12, 2023

Oct. 8-14 is Fire Prevention Week in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. – Oct. 8-14 has been proclaimed Fire Prevention Week in North Dakota by Gov. Doug Burgum. The theme of this year’s campaign is “Cooking safety starts with YOU. Pay attention to fire prevention.” According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries […]

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