September 15, 2023

Jr Journalism: Puppets & Vikings & Lefse, Oh My!

Terry Fator- now that’s a name you don’t see every day. And his job is unusual too: a singing ventriloquist that specializes in celebrity impersonations […]
January 13, 2023

Remember to not just celebrate but act

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. (AFNS) — In 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed Public Law 98-144, creating a federal holiday honoring the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. Later, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Day federal holiday as a national day of service in 1994. The day is observed on the third Monday […]

January 13, 2023

A View From Our Side: You Just Have To Chuckle

Over the weekend my wife and I were watching a local weather report, which of course is one of the most popular forms of entertainment on television, second only to Wheel of Fortune or Jeopardy; and as we always do on Sunday night, pay particular attention to the long range forecast so we have something […]

January 20, 2023

She’s Not From Around Here: Northern Hospitality

Tears of self-pity leaked slowly from my eyes, down my cheek, and onto my pillow. Just a few days after Christmas, I found myself curled up in a tight ball on my bed in the middle of the afternoon—trying to hide from “one of those days.” Little things, like a morning gone awry, a misplaced […]

January 13, 2023

Upside Down Under: The forgotten Sioux tribes…

During the 1860s the Civil War took priority for nearly all Americans. It tore the nation apart for the better part of four years and left wounds that lasted for decades. But the Civil War wasn’t the only history happening at that time. Dakota Territory was established in 1861 with scattered military forts to protect […]

January 13, 2023

Nine Things to do on Base (During the Winter)

While the City of Minot offers a surprisingly large amount of activities for people of all ages -despite the season- sometimes the drive to town can be just plain exhausting. If you’ve got little kids who just need an hour or two of play time out of the house, or maybe you’re still working on […]

January 13, 2023

Neighborhood Safety: Winter Driving

Due to Minot’s difficult weather conditions and having the presence of large equipment, safe driving techniques are essential for traveling the winter landscape both on and off-base. In addition to harsh elements, drivers also need to be on the lookout for snow removal equipment. It is best for drivers to be patient and keep a […]

January 13, 2023

MAFB School Liaison Office Education
Working Group (EWG)

Navigating the K-12 education space across the United States of America can often be challenging and difficult to navigate. The systems and services in each state, county and/or city will vary. At times, this can be a matrix and if information is shared, it is dense, complex, and disconnected. However, our greatest resource is our […]

January 13, 2023

Go to the Prairie Village

Families should go to the Prairie Village. There are old buildings that show how people in the olden day lived. The Prairie Village is in Rugby, North Dakota and you have to drive an hour to get there. The buildings are cool. There is a church, a general store, a bank, a dining cart, a […]

January 6, 2023

2022 Year In Review

January 6, 2023

Baking Up Smiles

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. —Volunteers from the Minot community came together to tackle an enormous task and deliver smiles to Airmen who are away from family this holiday season at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Dec.14th, 2022. “The goal of the cookie drive is simple yet means so much,” said Amy Maginness, a […]

January 6, 2023

$100 Bottineau Winter Park Giveaway

It’s a brand new year! That means new giveaways for our loyal readers and Minot AFB community. To start off 2023, we are giving away a $100 gift certificate to the lovely and fully equipped ski and snowboard resort, Bottineau Winter Park. Only an hour and 15 minutes drive from MAFB and tucked in the […]

January 6, 2023

A View From Our Side: I Hear That Tubing Is Awesome

When we were kids there was a certain hill in town that was the host to almost every kid in town. Without the aid of social media, word would get out to meet at the hill just west of town with sled, or inner tube, in hand for an afternoon of fun for any age. […]

January 6, 2023

Upside Down Under: Another blizzard, another day in North Dakota…

Editor’s note: This article is reprinted from the Jan. 20, 1997 edition of the Cavalier County Republican in Langdon. I wouldn’t do this now, at my age, but back then, I was hell bent on getting my newspaper to its readers.Right in the middle of the fourth blizzard of the season, a decision had to […]

January 6, 2023

Jr. Journalism: Winter Storm

The first winter storm of December 2022 is named Winter Storm Diaz. The day started out with cloudy skies and then it became foggy. Around 1:30 am on Tuesday, the snow started falling lightly. Around 2:00 pm it started to get much heavier. After the wind started to pick up it almost snowed sideways! It […]

January 6, 2023

MIC3: Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission

Happy New Year! We are excited for what 2023 has to hold for our community especially with the Month of the Military Child approaching in April. However, I would like to reshare insights on the Military Interstate Children’s Compact (MIC3). There are unique needs for Prek-12 military-connected families Navigating educational systems across the United States […]

December 29, 2022

Sentinel agreement signed
in historic ceremony

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. —More than 150 personnel who took part in drafting the LGM-35 Sentinel Programmatic Agreement participated in a historic signing event Dec 16, 2022, which simultaneously took place in 11 different locations. The Air Force’s project to replace the aging LGM-30G Minuteman III with the LGM-35 Sentinel encompasses more than 34,000 […]

December 29, 2022

Just An Easy Phone Call Away
Airmen Against Drunk Driving
Ready to Respond

At 10 PM most of us are thinking about retiring for the evening after a long day at work, maybe watching a movie or playing a video game. Since October, Albert Roybal has been going on the clock at 10 PM waiting for a phone call that will spring him into action to help a […]

December 29, 2022

Winter Activities are Closer than You Think

Think about famous or notable US ski destinations, is North Dakota anywhere on the list? Probably not. However, just because it may not be Vail or Aspen, this northern state still has lots to offer the casual skier and adventurer than one might give it credit for. Buried amongst the Turtle Mountains and in the […]

December 29, 2022

2022- Year of the Community

Well, here it is again, the last week of the year. With 2023 only days away, it’s only natural to look back on the year and examine it. Sometimes it’s good to take a look at the cold hard facts of what happened in the past year. At the Northern Sentry we are all about […]

December 29, 2022

A View From Our Side: It All Worked Out

It was Thursday, December 22, or 22 December for those who are tracking with a military calendar. The Northern Sentry office is located on the south end of Main Street in the Main Medical building. Thursday started out as a fairly decent day in the downtown Minot. The sun was out, and the sky was […]