June 14, 2024

Ready for the Next Adventure: Chief Broughman Retires

Celebrating Air Force retirement is about appreciating the hard work, career achievements, and challenges that have been overcome. It’s also time to focus on what […]
May 30, 2024

Neighborhood Vendor Event

Do you have a local home-based business and are finding it hard to really promote yourself? Or maybe you just want to find a local person within the community who makes or sells a specific product, but you are not having much luck searching on the Facebook groups. Perhaps you even recently moved here from […]

May 30, 2024

For Everything There is a Season

It’s Change of Command season, and the reality is starting to set in. I know I have written about how the folks “downtown” don’t quite realize the impact the change of commands has on the Minot Air Force Base community. On the military side, it’s kind of business as usual. Families packing up and headed […]

May 30, 2024

Is it summer yet? It sure feels like it is

Summer isn’t even officially here yet, but it’s definitely feeling like it is, especially with all the things going on in Minot these days. Over the past couple of weekends, area high schools and universities have held their annual graduation ceremonies, events filled with celebrations, speeches full of life advice, time with family, and students […]

May 30, 2024

Provider of the Month – June

What do you enjoy most about being an FCC Provider?I love getting to go all out on decorating my space and putting together fun activities and crafts for the kids in my care. Kids are so eager to learn and make messes and play. For me personally, being able to show them that we can […]

May 30, 2024

MACEDC Board Members Attend SecAF National Air Force Base in Montgomery, AL

Cassidy Hjelmstad, Board Chair and Ryan Ackerman, Chair-Elect of the Minot Area Chamber EDC (MACEDC) board of directors were selected to attend The Secretary of the Air Force’s National Security Forum, hosted by Air University’s Air War College in early May. Participants must be nominated by Air Force Headquarters or Wing leadership, AWC students or […]

May 30, 2024

MCDC Offers Sensory Friendly Nights

Starting in October of 2023, the Magic City Discovery Center began hosting a Sensory Friendly Night once a month. These nights have been hosted on the third Tuesday of each month. This event is open to special needs or differently abled individuals and their family members and guardians. The museum can be a bustling place, […]

May 30, 2024

AFGSC Issues PCB Memo for Health Care Providers

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. —Air Force Global Strike Command published a memorandum today signed by the commander, Gen. Thomas A. Bussiere, documenting the presence of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) at missile facilities based on an environmental survey by the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM), acknowledging that PCBs were likely also present at […]

May 23, 2024

Minot Airman becomes first enlisted person selected for Naval Postgraduate School’s Emergence Program

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. —Senior Airman Charles Dell, 5th Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) logistics manager, is pioneering as the first enlisted person selected for the Naval Postgraduate School’s Homeland Defense and Security Emergence Program. The Emergence Program, conducted in collaboration with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is a six-month distance learning endeavor that […]

May 24, 2024

Town Hall Rundown

May 23, 2024

North Dakota is a Great Classroom

I have the pleasure of reading Amy Allender’s articles before all of you do. Please, take the time to read this week’s column, where she talks about the Northern Lights. Her column gave me an idea for my column this week. Back when I was a kid, we would be sitting in the seat of […]

May 23, 2024

Pembina’s unique history…

Anyone who has studied North Dakota history knows that Pembina was the first settlement in what is now North Dakota in 1797. But there’s a lot about Pembina that isn’t common historical knowledge. Most of this history can be found in the Pembina State Museum and it proves that Pembina, and the surrounding area have […]

May 23, 2024

The Real Magic Wasn’t the Lights

“Sorry that took so long,” my husband said as he came through the front door at 11:37 p.m. I was on the couch surrounded by freshly folded laundry, when he held out the keys and asked, “Are you going?”“No. I’m too lazy and too tired,” I replied.“You waited up. I think you should go.” Two […]

May 23, 2024

Minot Honeybees Salute Minot AFB with Rebrand Minot

Minot NWL Softball Team will change their name to Minot Bombshells for one game MINOT, ND – In honor of the important work the men and women at Minot Air Force Base perform each and everyday to protect and serve our country, the Minot Honeybees softball team of the Northwoods League will change their name […]

May 23, 2024

Under The Biome: An Afternoon of Art at North Plains Elementary School

No passport required here! Under The Biome provided travelers with all the comfort of traveling the globe without even stepping onto a plane! Local Minot AFB artists (North Plains Elementary students K-5th grade) provided art work that covered the grasslands, desert, forest, tundra, and the ocean-making for the perfect getaway!

May 23, 2024

MPF/DEERS New Appointment System and Updated Hours Effective 1 June 2024

The Military Personnel Flight (MPF) has exciting news to share – like our Finance partners, we are launching Qtrac to better service you!Effective 1 June 2024, appointments will be booked through Qtrac via the attached QR code, and Setmore will be phased out.We will no longer be appointment only! The flyer lists new Walk-in and […]

May 23, 2024

Minot AFB Coed Volleyball Teams Champions at Bishop Ryan’s Annual Tournament

Bishop Ryan High School runs an Annual Volleyball Tournament to raise funds for their volleyball program. They hosted over forty teams this year, which is the most teams they have hosted, said the Tournament Director, Nick Theis. The tournament ran between Saturday April 27th and Sunday April 28th. Among the participating teams, there was a […]

May 16, 2024

Team Minot named DAF 2023 General Larry O. Spencer Award winners

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) —The Department of the Air Force announced the recipients of the 2023 Gen. Larry O. Spencer Innovation Award during a ceremony at the Pentagon, May 8. Master Sgt. Keith T. Dison, flight chief of advanced geospatial intelligence analysis troop of the Joint Special Operations Command Intelligence Brigade, received the individual award, while […]

May 16, 2024

Minot AFB Grassland to be Restored: Pollinator Community Day

“There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness, that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy, and its charm.” – Teddy Roosevelt Minot AFB is no longer taking a back seat in restoring its natural prairie grasslands. Human development has overtaken the growing and lush natural landscape over the decades. This […]

May 16, 2024

A Shout Out

May 16, 2024

Always Tough To Say “Goodbye”

Junior Achievement Sessions End When I first talked to Mrs. White about my return to her classroom to teach Junior Achievement in 2024, she gave me a bit of a heads up that this class “gives me a run for my money every day.” My Junior Achievement time at North Plains Elementary was put on […]

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