May 25, 2023

Sadly, two more newspapers are gone…

It was recently announced that two more North Dakota newspapers have closed for an indefinite amount of time. They are the New Town News and […]
November 23, 2022

A New Design:
Thursdays in
Downtown Minot

I was rushing to eat my vegan cheese bagel in the car. I didn’t want to waste this delicious snack! As I hurried to eat, my mom came closer to pick me up. Once I finished with my bagel, I walked up to my mom excited to enjoy downtown Minot. We came up to Margie’s […]

July 1, 2022

Best Bases in the Air Force:
Joint Base Elemendorf-Richardson

A common first topic of discussion amongst any newly-introduced Air Force family is, “Where all have you been stationed? And where has been your favorite?” This usually leads to many fascinating conversations about the military life experience, such as how one person’s dream location is another family’s worst nightmare. It cannot be avoided that some […]

July 1, 2022

Col Walters Reflects on Minot

Col. Michael Walters and his family arrived at Minot Air Force Base in the midst of a COVID 19 Pandemic. The entire group that gathered for the change of command wore masks and chairs were social distanced. By contrast, Col. Walters handed off the guidon for the 5th Bomb Wing to Col. Daniel Hoadley with […]

July 1, 2022

The Northern Sentry
Welcomes Col’s Hoadley and McGhee

Not every Air Force base has a community newspaper like the Northern Sentry. Yes, our paper is certainly unique in that we generate stories about Minot Air Force Base and are vigilant in providing base organizations a communications resource for Minot AFB events. The Northern Sentry is also a resource for human interest stories about […]

July 1, 2022

The Future of the Warbirds

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. —In 1919, during the infancy of military aviation, the 2nd Observation group was founded on Aug. 15 at Luke Field in the Territory of Hawaii. In 1921, the group was re-designated as the 5th Observation Group, flying the DeHaviland DH-4 aircrafts. Now, nearly a century later, the 5th Bomb Wing […]

July 1, 2022

Let’s get Hiking: Woodland Trail

Hiking is notably one of the adventurer’s favorite summer pastimes. Hiking, otherwise known as walking in nature-filled outdoors locations, is described by the American Hiking Society as having tons of individual benefits: “Walking is one of the lowest impact sports around. This means that while you derive all the cardiovascular benefits of other aerobic activities, […]

June 24, 2022

Avoid the summer slide with

It is summer and the weather provides ample opportunity to be outdoors! Our K-12 Minot AFB students and families are actively involved in activities in and around the Minot area. However, there is an incredible resource at our finger tips to keep students academically engaged to combat the impact of the “summer slide.” This resource […]

June 25, 2022

Medora is a MUST

Medora, both the town and its renowned musical, is the ‘Pride of North Dakota!’ You will be amazed with the natural beauty and state pride that resonates from this small town. If you are like me, from a large and very proud state (ahem Texas), then thinking that any other state -especially one as seemingly […]

June 24, 2022

The Mil Spouse Photographer: Capturing the Moments of Life and Loving It!

Military spouses have historically had a rough time in securing careers of their own. However, mil spouses are resilient and have found many ways to have a fulfilling career, move with their spouse and create an income. There are a plethora of spouses who have found ways to work and succeed, but this article will […]

June 24, 2022

Relive the Past at the Pioneer Village Museum Grand Opening

There is always something new happening in town to further the destinations within the Minot area. This Saturday, June 25, the Ward County Historical Society is hosting the Grand Opening for their Pioneer Village Museum. The museum consists of twelve historical buildings that have been specifically brought to this new location in order to show […]

June 17, 2022

BEK TV – Local Makes The Difference

In a recent discussion an active duty parent asked me “How do I tune in BEK TV?” They are covering Minot High School Girls Soccer in Mandan (it was the North Dakota State High School Girls Soccer Tournament). Another question came from an Air Force retiree. “I hear that BEK TV is carrying a Minot […]

June 17, 2022

What Do Military Chaplains Do?

When it comes to Military Chaplains, they have a different role than most other military members. Yes, they wear the uniform, and they have a chain of command, and get all the same benefits that are afforded to the other Airmen. They are in the military. However, they are also a little bit different. What […]

November 23, 2022

Weather Warnings

June 10, 2022

ScriptCenter Locker
sets to open in July

Department of Defense beneficiaries at Minot Air Force base will soon have the option of picking up prescription medication refills from a secure locker system starting July 12, 2022. The locker system will increase accessibility while fostering good social distancing practices by decreasing face-to-face interactions and being located by other frequented areas on base. The […]

June 10, 2022

Souris Valley Animal Shelter: Here to Help

There is something about pets that makes most humans feel comforted. Animals offer unconditional love. Dogs, and sometimes cats, allow the human heart to be filled in ways that can’t be filled by other companionship. Many pet owners would probably agree. Because of this unique bond between humans and their pets, the Souris Valley Animal […]

June 10, 2022

Last Summer for Baseball’s
Souris Valley Sabre Dogs

What screams American Summer nights: Baseball, Family and Fun! Minot’s own Souris Valley Sabre Dogs are here for one last baseball season in Minot. Since 2018, the wooden bat collegiate team has played here in the Expedition League. While some changes are coming next season for the league and team, it did not stop the […]

June 10, 2022

Final Events Make it Real

The UH-1N Huey helicopter announced its arrival long before it came into view. It was one of those perfect, blue sky days at Minot Air Force Base. The gathering waited for touchdown and the embarkment of Col Christopher Menuey on his fini helo flight, final helicopter flight for us civilians, as Commander of the 91st […]

June 10, 2022

Rough Riders:
Continuing the Legacy

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. —24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the 91st Missile Wing operates, maintains and defends 150 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Launch Facilities and 15 Missile Alert Facilities spanning 8,500 square miles. This commitment to one of the most important missions in the Department of Defense provides our nation with a […]