June 20, 2024

It’s Really Bittersweet

Col. Hoadley Leaves Minot, and the Air Force “Days, weeks, sometimes crawl by, but it seems like just yesterday that we were sitting down to […]
November 23, 2022

She’s Not From Around Here: Thankfulness is a perspective

A few weeks ago, everything seemed to be going wrong. My family had gone on a trip where some hard decisions had to be made. Stress levels were high, and during the trip, everyone had gotten sick. My husband, Derek, had a fever, our boys were coughing, noses were running like faucets, and after a […]

November 23, 2022

Upside Down Under: Proud moment before game time…

Last Sunday before that incredible football game between the Minnesota Vikings and Buffalo Bills, I listened to the national anthem and something occurred to me that made me think of an interesting moment that happened several years ago.I was in Winnipeg on business and there happened to be a football game in town that night […]

November 25, 2022

The View From Our Side: A True North Dakota Winter Experience

You are writing your friends and relatives who have the impression that you have been sent to the frozen tundra of North Dakota… a place where all there is to do is hunker down for a long winter of darkness and cold, cold weather. Well, let’s change that dialogue a bit as I give you […]

November 25, 2022

English Renaissance Feast…
in North Dakota?

On December 2nd and 3rd, The Regency Event Center will be transported to another time and space. Present day Minot, as we know it, will cease to exist and a be superseded by the atmosphere of 16th century Britain. So be prepared. Things are about to get historical, musical and feastival. Ok, not sure that […]

November 26, 2022

Introducing THE Community Calendar

Even though information in this day and age is much easier to locate than in previous decades, there has still been the lingering annoyance about exactly how to find out what is going on, both on and off base. Information tends to be scattered amongst emails, multiple Facebook pages, and sometimes word of mouth by […]

November 29, 2022

Bringing the Holiday Spirit to Minot AFB- 5th CES to Host Third Annual Holiday Parade

On December 16, 2022, 5:30pm (date changed) the 5th Civil Engineer Squadron Electrical Shop will once again bring the holiday spirit to the community of Minot Air Force Base with a festive holiday parade. Tech. Sgt. William Hudnall, now retired, originally brought the idea of a parade to the 5th CES Electricians who worked together […]

November 23, 2022

Kicking Off the Holidays: Downtown Open House

Are you ready to begin the most wonderful time of the year? Downtown Minot is not wasting a single minute of the holiday season by hosting a magnificent celebration on the first official day of the Christmas season—otherwise known as Black Friday—the day after Thanksgiving. November 25 will be one for the books as the […]

November 17, 2022

It’s A Pace That Takes Time to Get Used To… Exclusive interview with 91st Missile Wing Commander, Kenneth McGhee

NS- Col. McGhee, let’s talk about your career in the Air Force.Col. McGhee- I enlisted in the Air Force in 1998 after graduating from Rhodes College in in Memphis, Tennessee in 1997. I was a recruiter for a year, and then I headed out to Vandenberg in California for my ICBM training. I did my […]

November 17, 2022

Hitting The Ground Running…Exclusive interview with 5th Bomb Wing Commander, Daniel Hoadley

As a journalist you appreciate being given the opportunity to visit with a person who is in a position of authority, like Col. Daniel Hoadley, Commander of the 5th Bomb Wing. It seems that each wing commander deals with unique challenges. COVID 19 in 2021. The invasion of The Ukraine in 2022. Situations unique to […]

November 17, 2022

Mil Spouse Country Singer Jessie G ‘Salutes’ Minot Veterans

Even though Veteran’s Day was last weekend, there is never a bad time to thank our dedicated servicemen and women. Jessi G, a world-renowned country/rock singer and performer, wants to do just that with a special “Weekend Salute to Veterans” show this Saturday, Nov 19, at The Spot in downtown Minot. The Friday night performance […]

November 17, 2022

Those Thanksgiving Traditions

Traditions are everywhere. Almost everyone has a remembrance that brings them joy around the holidays. Since Thanksgiving is the time to think about the blessings instead of the hardships that being a military family brings, the Northern Sentry has found several base residents willing to share a few of their well-loved family Thanksgiving traditions from […]

November 23, 2022

Jr Journalism: Caroline and Kodiak

When you have someone who constantly makes you happy. The one you can lean on and always makes you smile. For me, that is the best. For me, that is my dog! He is very big and white all over. He likes to sleep on the carpet; I like to lay on him! His fur […]

November 17, 2022

A View From Our Side: Thought You Should All Know….

Shout Out For EducationAt a recent Military Affairs Committee meeting, Col. McGhee took the podium to report on the activities of the 91st Missile Wing. At the end of his activity report, he added how much his family has appreciated the school(s) in Minot. The audience of those attending from Minot AFB certainly shook their […]

November 17, 2022

Thanksgiving Safety and Gratitude

Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude, home cooked meals, and for some, travel. According to the National Fire Prevention Association, Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires with more than three times the daily average for such incidences. Unattended cooking is by far the leading contributing factor in cooking fires and fire deaths. […]

November 17, 2022

Upside Down Under: Fight night in North Dakota…

When we think of boxing, I’ll bet the first thing that enters your mind is Virgil Hill. And for those who may be fairly new to North Dakota, Virgil Hill grew up in Grand Forks, earned a silver medal in the 1984 Olympics and had a very successful professional career. Hill is the “Roger Maris” […]

November 10, 2022

Bowling Alley Re-Opens!

This past Friday, November 4, the bowling alley on base hosted its grand re-opening event! Rough Rider Lanes, which has been close since early December 2021, happily greeted base patrons once again with a slightly different look and feel. Rough Riders is slated to be open Thursdays, Friday and Saturdays throughout the duration of the […]

November 10, 2022

Discover Minot Excursion- Holiday Edition

It’s that time of year, the time where folks get bundled up, have rosy cheeks, runny noses and opt to stay cozy inside their cheerfully decorated homes as much as possible. Oh wait! Here in Minot that describes a major chunk of the year. Since that’s the case, the blustery wind and biting temperatures can’t […]

November 10, 2022

Halloween at Minot Air Force Base

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. – Minot Air Force Base put on their annual Halloween celebration, with various organizations hosting events like Trunk-or-Treat, a Zombie 5k race, Trail of Terror and a Spooky-Con. The events are put on by volunteers for the servicemembers and families of Team Minot throughout the month of October and help […]

November 10, 2022

Teens invited to participate in Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for cash prizes

The Red River Valley Writing Project at North Dakota State University and Plains Art Museum announce more than $2,500 in cash prizes available for teen artists and writers in grades 7-12 who win Gold Key, Silver Key and honorable mention awards during the annual Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Students from across the country are […]

November 10, 2022

Dakota Hope Announces Festival of Trees Nov. 18-19

Since 2014, the Festival of Trees has provided fun and festive activities for all ages. Held the weekend before Thanksgiving on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 18 and 19, it is a perfect way to kick off the holiday season. Sponsored by Dakota Hope Clinic, the Festival will again be held at the ND State Fair […]

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