April 11, 2024

Minot Task Force 21 Announces Full Speaker Line Up for April Nuclear Triad Symposium

Minot Area Chamber EDC (MACEDC) Task Force 21 is pleased to announce the full speaker line up for the North Dakota Nuclear Triad Symposium on […]
March 28, 2024

Be-the-Cause is Sold Out!

Once in a while, something unique and extra-meaningful pops along to Minot’s art scene. The Be-the-Cause Art Show and Auction, coming up on April 15, is one such event. Spearheaded by Holly Jacobs and Kim Urban and hosted by the Minot Country Club, Be-the-Cause is the first known local art expo to highlight such a […]

March 28, 2024

2024 DAF Art Contest opens for 2D, 3D artists

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) —The 2024 Department of the Air Force Art Contest opened March 1 and runs through April 30.Any authorized patrons of DAF morale, welfare and recreation programs and facilities – beginning at age six – can participate in the contest. Following the success of last year’s introduction of three-dimensional art, […]

March 28, 2024

North Plains March Star Students

Miss Jochim’s Kindergarten ClassAdam T.Azalea B.Isabella A.Tayden C. Mrs. Hoadley’s Kindergarten ClassIsabella S.Jensen G. Mrs. Little’s 1st Grade ClassEmily H.Kameron J.Lil C.Tank D. Mrs. White’s 1st Grade ClassEvelyn B.Serenity M.Greyson S.Wesley S. Mrs. Braaten’s 2nd Grade ClassCamilla R.Harvey M.Mason S.Romina HGHunter S. Mrs. Filkins’s 2nd Grade ClassDelaney K.Aiden C.Janessa L.Marjorie AMMia H. Mrs. Burn’s 3rd […]

March 21, 2024

Military Pride Prevalent for Paralympic Team

Minot AFB Introduces USA Sled Hockey to Curling MINOT – The USA Paralympic Sled Hockey team watched intently as Minot Air Force Base curling teams tangled on league semi-final night. They were eager to have MAFB players introduce them to the sport after the last rock was thrown.Curling is not a sport played by many, […]

March 21, 2024

Generations of Service

Having grown up in Minot and after spending the majority of my adult life here, I have taken my bikes to Val’s Cyclery many times over the years for repairs. I knew that they sold bikes and repaired them, but didn’t know about their other services until recently. The first of these services and one […]

March 21, 2024

Study Shows Higher Rates of Some Cancers in ICBM Personnel

The Air Force found increased rates of breast and prostate cancers in service members who worked on nuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles compared to the general population, according to a preliminary study of data publicly released on March 13. “What we don’t know is whether these rates specifically for breast and prostate are due to increased […]

March 21, 2024

Local Teacher Awarded Innovation Grant

Lory Keller, a fifth grade English Language Arts and Science teacher at Dakota Elementary, has recently been awarded the North Dakota Teacher Innovation Grant. Lory proposed to purchase a CO2 3D laser cutter, which is a cutting tool that uses a beam of light to precisely cut a wide range of flat materials, to provide […]

March 21, 2024

When should I get tested for cervical cancer?

The Pap test is one of the most reliable and effective cancer screening tests available. The Pap test is recommended for all women between the ages of 21 and 65 years old. If you are 21-29 and your Pap test results are normal, you will not need another Pap test for 3 years. If you […]

March 21, 2024

Purple Up Day

It is almost time for North Dakota to “Purple Up” in celebration of military connected children statewide across all services on April 3rd, 2024! We are beyond thrilled to partner with incredible stakeholders to host the Month of the Military Child (MOMC) Proclamation Event at Memorial Middle School at Minot AFB on April 3rd, 2024 […]

March 21, 2024

USAF Slashes Plans for MH-139 Helicopter Fleet Size, Locations

The Air Force is dramatically scaling back its plans for the MH-139 Grey Wolf helicopter, cutting its projected fleet from 80 to 42 aircraft and reducing the number of bases that will host the new chopper. For now, that means some units will continue to operate the aging UN-1N Huey, some of which have been […]

March 21, 2024

Annual Tenant Survey

Team Minot Base Housing Residents, The FY24 DoD Annual Tenant Survey is here! The survey started on March 4th and runs through April 18th. Use the QR code in the attachment to opt in to receive your survey via Text, otherwise you will receive it at the email on file with the leasing office. This […]

March 21, 2024

Nominations Needed

Our local Applebee’s restaurants are looking to give recognition for Neighborhood Heroes. What is a Neighborhood Hero? Well, it’s those folks who take on a job to help their community, and don’t expect any type of recognition for a job well done. It could be a Scout leader, a daycare provider, your local newspaper delivery […]

March 21, 2024

Losing a childhood friend…

My intent this week was to write about a special restaurant in downtown Bismarck and the people who operate it. However, there is a more pressing issue that needs to be addressed. Another friend was lost to cancer last week and what appears to be remarkable about his case, is that it could have been […]

March 21, 2024

There’s Always Tomorrow

When does Spring arrive? Seems like the answer is always tomorrow, but then I’ve grown accustomed to disappointment over my many years in North Dakota. I enjoy the changing of the seasons, others do too, but my patience is quite limited when it comes to Spring. It’s a struggle for me when Spring refuses to […]

March 15, 2024

Minot Air Force Base welcomes Airmen home from Bomber Task Force deployment

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. —Airmen from Minot returned home from their most recent Bomber Task Force deployment to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, on March 6, 2024. The task force, given the name 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron (EBS), composed of approximately 280 Airmen and six B-52H Stratofortresses, was tasked to accomplish 36 strategic deterrence […]

March 15, 2024

Minot AFB Curlers One of a Kind

All Military Curling League That “funny” sport is proving to be great fun for Minot Air Force Base personnel.“We have a special position as the only recognized military curling league in the United States,” said Wesley Mason, MAFB league coordinator for the Minot Curling Club. “We are kind of unique.” There is no arguing that, […]

March 15, 2024

5 BW Annual Awards 2023

To see full album of photos visit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mafbpa/albums/72177720315237308

March 15, 2024

Do you guys want a pop?

A group text between my husband, Derek, our friend Ben, and me has been ongoing for more than a decade now. Ben, a born-and-raised hotdisher, is one of the most Minot people I know—and I mean that in the best way possible. In our group chat, we typically coordinate weekly Sunday dinner plans. Sprinkled among […]

March 15, 2024

A Risky Splash

Several years ago, I was the key instigator of an incident that still wakes me up some nights. Not in a cold sweat or turn-on-the-light fear, but rather with a chuckle and a laugh. However, the incident which I am about to reveal placed me in a situation so precarious that I might never have […]

March 15, 2024

Celebrating local foods…

Excitement is mounting and those of us involved in the North Dakota Farmers’ Market & Growers Association, are counting down the days until the local foods conference. This celebration of all things local foods is how a small, but determined group of individuals set out to make sure this year’s conference is something special. We […]

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