January 26, 2023

Foster Care in Minot: Nexus-Path

“There is a tremendous shortage of foster homes within the state of North Dakota. There is always a list for children waiting to be placed […]
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 […]

December 29, 2022

It’s Your Night Out!

It’s 1:00 a.m. and you’ve got to be up and at ’em at 7:00 a.m. The problem is you’re toasted. Uh huh, you’ve had the time of your life and enough alcohol to drink to keep you happy until 10:00 a.m. the next day! Somewhere in the fog reality strikes. You’ve got to get home. […]

December 29, 2022

Jr. Journalism: In Loving Memory of My Guinea Pig

When me and my family lived in Colorado, we had a Hermit Crab – our first pet – but then he died and I was very sad, so we decided to get 2 hamsters. When we went to the pet store, we were told that hamsters could bite and are not ideal for little kids, […]

December 29, 2022

Upside Down Under: County/city combination oddities…

Many of you have probably already begun to plan for your 2023 vacation. If you intend to stay in North Dakota, spend some extra time looking at the map. It’s interesting to note there are many communities with the same name as counties. The odd thing about it though, is that a lot of communities […]

December 23, 2022

Nothing Can Stop the U.S. Air Force (and families)

Wow, what a shock to the system this last week has been! First the epic 3-day blizzard, then the heart stopping cold front which brought negative high temperatures. Phew, North Dakota is not for the faint of heart! Many people on the base are transplants from warmer climates and for a first timer here, this […]

December 23, 2022

(Military) Christmas Vacation

The drill is familiar. Another holiday season away from extended family and figuring out new short-termed traditions. Military families don’t get the luxury of doing the same things year after year. With frequent moving, sometimes during the holidays themselves or with a deployed spouse, Christmas is sometimes spent in TLF, or in a lonely house, […]

December 23, 2022

New commander- same mission as U.S. Strategic Command conducts change of command

Offutt AFB –U.S. Air Force Gen, Anthony J. Cotton relieved U.S. Navy Adm. Charles “Chas” A. Richard as commander of U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) during a ceremony at Offutt Air Force Base today. Cotton becomes USSTRATCOM’s 8th commander, highlighting the enduring stability of the nation’s strategic enterprise during a time of increased global pressure and […]

December 23, 2022

Upside Down Under: Clever… until they’re caught…

I was at my desk one day at The Kenmare News and the telephone rang. It was Karen Pauls of CBC-TV in Winnipeg. She was calling to ask me if I knew anything about some Nigerians who were hospitalized in Kenmare. I hadn’t heard about such a thing and my first question to her was, […]

December 23, 2022

A View From Our Side: Remember to Share the Warmth of Christmas

I started to write my thoughts about Christmas during the recent snowstorm. Stuck at home like so many others, there was time to reflect and relate. Friends at the base were sending me photos and texts from base housing showing the piles of snow drifts across streets making transportation on base difficult, at best. In […]

December 23, 2022

Jr. Journalism: Bismarck Museum

Have you ever been to Bismarck Museum? If you haven’t, then you should go! Your whole family can go to this exciting museum. There are lots of rooms with cool things in them like history, clothes that people wore in the past, dinosaurs, a gift shop, a tree house and more! The fossilized dinosaur exhibit […]

December 16, 2022

Minot AFB Airmen Compete in Strongman Event

The Frossen Krig Strongman competition was held last Saturday at the McAdoo Fitness Center and participants had blast. Overall winner for the ladies, Jillian Cangealose, said that participants of the Frossen Krig competed in six different events which were all scored differently. Jillian said, “The Frossen Krig was so fun and successful for the base. […]

December 16, 2022

‘Curb Alert’ Community Impacts MAFB Families

At Minot AFB the Pay it Forward lifestyle is thriving. Not yet attuned to this giving for free concept? Have no idea what the common referred to phrase ‘Curb Alert’ really means? Read this heart-warming story to uncover how the spirit of giving is alive and well all year round on Minot AFB and how […]