February 8, 2024

Brewing Beer in the Magic City

Atypical Brewing Starts the Newest Batch of Hot Charro Chocolate The process of brewing a batch of beer at Atypical starts long before the first […]
February 3, 2023

Champagne and Ice Gala February 25

This year’s Champagne and Ice Gala, hosted by the Northern Plains Children’s Advocacy Center, will be held on Saturday February 25 at 6 pm. Tickets for this 13th annual event are available at https://npcac.cbo.io. The NPCAC provides a compassionate and effective way to serve children victimized by sexual abuse and other crimes. Families that come […]

February 3, 2023

National Youth of the Year

Seeking exceptional teens! Each year, one extraordinary Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) member is selected to be the National Youth of the Year, serving as an ambassador for BGCA youth as well as a voice for all of our nation’s young people. This journey starts here, at your local BGCA club located within […]

January 26, 2023

5th Medical Group Utilizes Trinity Health’s SIM Truck for Training Day

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. —Once per quarter Trinity Health sends a Simulation in Motion truck to Minot AFB to provide 5th Medical Group Airmen an opportunity to practice treating patients in a remote location where their resources may be limited.“In the truck, you have a simulation mannequin that is amazing,” said Lt. Col. Donna […]

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 in a safe, but temporary, home” Becky Edwards, Social Worker at Nexus-Path Family Healing According to the company’s website, Nexus-Path stands out from a state or zone-led foster care program […]

January 26, 2023

Hurry Up and Enter to Win a $25 Gift Card to Jamaican Vybz Kitchen!

We will be giving out not one but TWO $25 gift cards, but you have to be fast! The contest only runs THIS weekend and the winners will be drawn and announced on Monday, Jan 30 via email. All you have to do to enter to win is subscribe to our Weekly Post Brief>>>https://northernsentry.com/subscribe/ *Contest […]

January 26, 2023

Honorary Commanders Are Friends For Life

I was assigned my Honorary Commander just before COVID, which pretty much curtailed any public events on the Minot Air Force Base. I can remember our first Military Affairs zoom meeting, then MAC Chair Randy Hauck made mention of the many new Honorary Commanders that had been assigned and “we will induct them as soon […]

January 30, 2023

Jacket Weather Perspective

“It’s 33, do you think I’ll be too hot if I wear my ski jacket?” This is the question I asked my husband over the weekend when we decided to go tubing. The weather was too nice to pass up.” “Nah. I think you’ll be okay. You can always take it off if it’s too […]

January 26, 2023

The Electric Chair

A goal of all writers is, or should be, to attract attention. Some of us have devised clever ways to do that. Hence the headline, the “Electric Chair.” But wait, I am not all deception here. This is not one of those “gotcha” gimmicks where you have to read a bunch of mundane paragraphs and […]

January 26, 2023

Critters in our midst…

Do you suppose there is scientific evidence as to why unusual animals are showing up in parts of North Dakota, or is it pure coincidence? The most obvious of these would be mountain lions, sometimes called cougars or pumas. There was a time not so long ago that any state or federal wildlife officials denied […]

January 26, 2023

“Stay-Cation” Triumphs in North Dakota

I was first introduced to the term “stay-cation” while binging the DVDs of the military lifestyle TV show, Army Wives. This was a while ago and in one episode, the male spouse of LTC Burton, Roland, tries to plan a vacation for his wife before she deploys. He says something about how the “trend-setters” are […]

January 27, 2023

February Resident Council

The February Resident Council is scheduled for Wednesday, 1 February at 6pm. The meeting will be held at the Welcome Center, 183 Missile, across from the gas station. Agenda topics include: Neighborhood Safety, Services/Snow, Work Orders, Amenities, and more. There is still time for residents to submit input for the meeting via the anonymous online […]

January 30, 2023

The Transition Assistance Program

The Transition Assistance Program – (TAP) is a congressionally mandated program for all separating service members (Officers and Enlisted) with 180 days or more of active-duty service. It is much more than checking a box! TAP is designed to be completed over time allowing service members the opportunity to make educated and smart choices when […]

January 26, 2023

The North Dakota Purple Star Award

Did you know the average military-connected child will experience 6 to 9 different schools during their K-12 education experience? This is a challenge for many of our military connected students. However, there are organizations and agencies such as the DAF School Liaison Program focused on the quality education of military connected students across the United […]

January 20, 2023

Community Defender Look-Back

In the ever-changing Air Force, new programs and initiatives sometimes come and go based on needs of the base and military mission. Community Defender is a new concept the 5th Security Forces Squadron came up with back in Summer 2022 to bring a resource that connects the base community to the base security professionals directly. […]

January 20, 2023

Snow Shoveling Airman Donates $350 to AFAS

The Minot winters can be known for their absolute ruthlessness and almost suffocating bitterness. But those words describe the temperatures, not the spirit of one Minot AFB Airman. SrA Jacob Willette, 791st Missile Security Forces Squadron, proved that although temperatures plummet, there is still room for kindness and selfless hard work. During the blizzard which […]

January 20, 2023

Meaningful MLK Day Celebration

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Team Minot’s African American Heritage Council hosted a booth at the Base Exchange at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, January 16, 2023. The booth offered a history of MLK’s accomplishments, free trinkets and a place where you could write what his legacy means to you. U.S. […]

January 20, 2023

Kevin Black Leads Minot Area Chamber EDC Board

Goals Include Providing More Opportunities for Minot AFB Personnel Kevin Black started Creedence Energy with two of his cousins in 2014. He smiles when he recalls the early days, when he said they could only pay two salaries. “It was simple: one of the cousins couldn’t get a paycheck,” Black said in a recent interview […]

January 20, 2023

Military Appreciation Game Night

Minot Area Chamber EDC Military Affairs Committee has partnered with Minot State University to host the Military Appreciation Game Night at MAYSA Arena Saturday, January 21, 2023. The Minot State men’s hockey team will host the University of Mary with the puck drop at 7:30 p.m. Presenting sponsor Town & Country Credit Union will cover […]

January 20, 2023

A View From Our Side: The Old Farmer’s Almanac

The recent weather pattern of dense fog and mist have certainly left some amazing photographic opportunities. The lack of wind has given us ample time to get out with our cameras and cell phones and capture scenes of ice coated trees, bushes, and other structures such as towers and even electrical lines. But did you […]

January 20, 2023

Upside Down Under: Does technology make us lazy?…

After going through a couple of major technological changes in my journalism career as well as other changes observed, I have to wonder if it’s is making us lazy? And since the pandemic, work at home has become “a thing.” People who have the right jobs don’t even go to work anymore. They stay at […]

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