May 9, 2024

Provider of the Month – May

What do you enjoy most about being an FCC Provider?I enjoy being able to be home for my own kids and family while still working […]
February 10, 2023

Worth Every Penny

I am a member of the Military Affairs Committee of the Minot Chamber of Commerce/EDC. We have a meeting once a month with both military and community leaders in attendance. We normally do lunch, have an informative speaker or entertainment, and then receive reports from the 5th Bomb Wing, 91st Missile Wing, and the Army […]

February 10, 2023

Walkin’ on Water

A non-resident asks, “What makes you darned North Dakotan’s so special?”Resident — “Well, we do walk on water.”Incredulous non-resident — “Are all North Dakotans so arrogant and pompous?”Resident — “Nope. Some don’t ice fish.”That kind of sums it up. Oh yes. In North Dakota we walk on water, at least some of us do. Really, […]

February 9, 2023

Longer, wider faster…

There’s a program in the Canadian Football League called Touchdown Atlantic in which two of the nine teams in the CFL give up one date a season to play a game in Atlantic Canada. It was created because of a strong interest to put an expansion team in Halifax, Nova Scotia.Halifax has wanted a CFL […]

February 1, 2023

Completion of Juniper Oak 23.2 Exercise

TAMPA, Fla. – Today, U.S. Central Command and the Israel Defense Forces concluded Juniper Oak 23.2, the largest U.S.-Israel partnered exercise in history. Juniper Oak 23.2 integrated U.S. and Israeli 5th generation fighter assets, the USS George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group, command and control elements, rescue and refueling aircraft during a long-range large force […]

February 3, 2023

Reflections of A D Day Vet: Edward Zilli Turns 100…

On the short elevator ride to the 7th floor of the Parker Center, I reflected on the article that I would be writing about Edward John Zilli, a D Day veteran who soon would turn 100 years young. Quickly I did the math. February 8th of 2023, he would turn 100. D Day was on […]

February 3, 2023

When Life is the Opposite of Awesome…

This article is going to be brutally honest. January, February and March- the winter months, sometimes referred to as “the worst months of the year”- can be hard. This time of year can be just plain difficult. It is unbearably cold, the dark days seem endless, the cheer of the holidays are over and we […]

February 3, 2023

Inspiring Tomorrow’s Airmen

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. — What happens when a goal you have feels so far away? Does it become impossible or do the trials and tribulations make victory taste sweeter? One Airman at Minot learned the answer to that question and showed others what hard work can achieve. U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jessica […]

February 3, 2023

Taken By Surprise

Minotauros, Northern Sentry Honor CMSgt Brad Tavares It was natural for Keith Dzialo that when he drew his brother-in-law, Brad Tavares’ name, the gift had to include hockey. Brad’s family are big hockey fans. Brad’s son, Jacoby, plays goalie.Simple, thought Keith. I’ll call the Minotauros and see what I can set up. Premium tickets? Some […]

February 3, 2023

Who is This Alberto?

The other day I was standing in line and there was an active young man ahead of me. It was obvious that he had been engaged in a shopping trip for way too long, at least for his liking. : As a father, and now a grandfather, I had to chuckle at the conversation between […]

February 3, 2023

Those Dreaded Lines

After decades of trying, I have never gotten it right. Not a single time. Not once that I can remember. Lines. That’s right – lines. The kind that never move the way you had hoped they would. I know I am not alone here. I think.I’m writing about those many choices a person makes each […]

February 3, 2023

Water, it doesn’t just grow on trees!…

Call it climate change, call it a long-term weather cycle, you can even call it a coincidence. We can argue about it all day and make it a political football. But there is no doubt water is becoming a serious issue in the western United States, despite recent heavy rain and snow in California. This […]

February 3, 2023

Urgent Care? No, Just Walk In

Most parents have been there. A sick child means sleepless nights and miserable days away from work and school. So an unplanned trip to the doctor’s office becomes an inevitable need for most parents and people. Because of the load of patients seen at the base clinic, a day-of or next-day appointment can be hard […]

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 […]

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