April 18, 2024

Are You Up for the Challenge?

The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Team (ADAPT) is collaborating with the Integrated Primary Prevention Workforce (IPPW) to host an informational event here […]
December 22, 2023

The Muffin Caper

Recently, dear reader, I was the mastermind, the architect, of a clever plot very carefully planned so that I could gain the upper hand. However, like the flinging of a boomerang, all is wonderful until it hits you in the back of the head.Of course, as is my very nature, I meticulously weighed the possible […]

December 22, 2023

A time to remember -and cherish – our families

My father lost his battle with Alzheimer’s on Dec. 27, 2019. Since then, every holiday season has been bittersweet. While I know in my heart my dad has his memory back and he is with his family and friends solving all of the world’s problems, there is still an emptiness in missing his words of […]

December 14, 2023

AFGSC Chaplain Ensures Spiritual Resilience

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. — Spiritual resilience is one of the four pillars of resilience in the Air Force, which is a primary component for building resilient Airmen. That is where Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) command chaplain Col. Julian Gaither comes in. Gaither visited Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota from Nov. […]

December 14, 2023

Baby, Its Cold Outside…

My first conversation with Lt. Col. Stephen Kroft, Commander of the 5th Contracting Squadron, was at a recent Military Affairs Committee meeting, and the topic that day was the arrival of heated gloves. The heated gloves were not specifically developed for the 54th Helicopter Squadron but were identified as a possible solution for their gunners […]

December 14, 2023

Remembrance & Grace at Project Bee

As one of the longest standing nonprofits in Minot, Project Bee has a history of being available for the immediate needs of those in the community through a multitude of projects and programs. The organization may be most known for their warming center and diaper pantry, but some other more seasonal-specific Project Bee programs are […]

December 14, 2023

Last Minute Shopping – Head Downtown

Don’t quite have that Christmas list filled. Need some ideas for last minute gift giving? It seems that over the years I have found most of those last minute gifts in downtown Minot. I can’t even pretend to know what you are looking for, but with Christmas only 8 days away (on December 16th), I […]

December 14, 2023

New Hardiness Zone map reveals changes…

When you first look at the 2023 USDA Hardiness Zone map that was recently published, you’ll see subtle changes for those of us who live in North Dakota. The biggest changes are on the southern tier of the state. Richland, Dickey, LaMoure, with parts of Stutsman, Dickey, LaMoure, Logan, McIntosh, Sioux, Grant, Bowman, Slope, Stark, […]

December 14, 2023

Pleasant Pleasures

Politics. Scandals. Wars. Protests.Sometimes it is hard to slow down and appreciate life, to enjoy the real pleasures of life rather than get caught up in clashes of every sort. Do this. Do that. Beware. Believe this. Believe that. Fact check. It makes it hard to clear the senses and get away from it all, […]

December 14, 2023

Last Minute Shopping Guide

November flew by and December appears to be doing the same. While I often hear people proclaiming that they are nearly finished with their shopping lists, there are also many that choose to wait to shop until closer to the day that jolly old St. Nick is ready to make his appearance. Whether you are […]

December 14, 2023

Minot State University to host Marketplace for Kids Minot Education Day

Minot, ND – Hundreds of enthusiastic young students and volunteers will be on deck Tuesday, December 19, 2023 at Minot State University for their “23rd ANNUAL” – Minot Marketplace for Kids Education Day. The day will feature a wide array of classes including: “ELECTRICAL MOTORS & ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS” presented by Scott Halle – Training & […]

December 14, 2023

New Schedule for Sentinel Coming Soon, Says ICBM Modernization Boss

The head of a new office created to oversee the modernization of the Air Force’s intercontinental ballistic missile fleet said schedule changes for the Sentinel program are due “at the end of the year” from contractor Northrop Grumman.While concern has grown over potential delays, Brig. Gen. Colin J. Connor, head of Air Force Global Strike […]

December 8, 2023

Creation of Cookies Consistently Create Community

Minot, N.D. – It’s almost time again for the annual Team Minot Holiday Cookie Drive on Minot Air Force Base! Each year, freshly baked cookies are collected from the base and community to distribute holiday cheer to airmen. The collected cookies are distributed to the nearly 1200 first term airmen between the ages of 18-20 […]

December 8, 2023

Magic City Discovery Center Presents Quilt of Valor to Local Veteran

The Magic City Discovery Center held a ceremony Tuesday afternoon where Peace and Honor Quilts of Valor members presented a Quilt of Valor, locally crafted by area kids at the discovery center to veteran, Rex Sisco. Sisco is a retired Air Force Master Sergeant that served from December 5, 1966 -September 30, 1991. Sisco trained […]

December 8, 2023

Burning Leaves, Notre Dame, and Amish Cooking–I’m From Around Here

Northern Indiana is full of trees. Full. There are trees everywhere you look. Lots of them, and all different kinds. Oak, maple, ash, cherry, gum, dogwood, cottonwood, the list goes on. If it’s a tree, it’s probably here. My husband and I grew up here. For 22 years, I didn’t bat an eye at all […]

December 8, 2023

Measuring Up

On Wednesday, December 6th, just one day before the anniversary of Pearl Harbor, they laid Edward Zilli to rest in the veterans’ section of Rosehill Cemetery. He began his life in Clifton, New Jersey, which was some 1,700 miles from where his life ended. Never having been to Clifton, New Jersey, I did a bit […]

December 8, 2023

Much More than a Game

The scoreboard above the end of the rink reads 2-0 in the first period. A young player is called for cross-checking, a two-minute penalty, and shows his disgust by pounding on the plexiglass before stepping into the penalty box and slamming the door. The angry display doesn’t go unnoticed by the referee who responds by […]

December 8, 2023

Our personal affairs are important…

There was a recent funeral I attended and before the service, I was chatting with the funeral director, who has been a friend for many years. He was telling me that he was dealing with a separate situation in which the deceased didn’t have a will, didn’t have a life insurance policy and the loved […]

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