Minot Daily News
MINOT, N.D. - The Ward County Historical Society must remove its Pioneer Village Museum from the fairgrounds to its new location in Burlington by June 15 under an agreement with the North Dakota State Fair Association, historical society board members said Tuesday, Jan. 15. Under the terms of the agreement, the State Fair will give the association a cash settlement of $50,000 if the buildings are removed by that date.
MINOT, N.D. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officially declared Lake Sakakawea completely frozen on Saturday, Jan. 12. This past open water season was 272 days long as the corps declared Sakakawea completely ice-free on March 27, 2018. The shortest season of ice on the big lake occurred in 2012, when Sakakawea froze on Jan. 18 and opened up on March 27, a span of just 69 days.
MINOT, N.D. - If the skies are clear the view of a Blood Moon should be spectacular. A total lunar eclipse will occur Sunday night, Jan. 20, as the Earth will be positioned directly between the sun and a full moon. The resulting effect will cause the usually bright full moon to take on a reddish glow, known as a Blood Moon. The eclipse will begin at 9:33 p.m. Sunday as the Earth's shadow slowly begins to edge across the moon. Total eclipse will be achieved at 10:41 p.m. The eclipse will reach its maximum at precisely at 11:12 p.m.
MINOT, N.D. - An apprenticeship program created last year to fill a need for workers in the Bakken was recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor Tuesday, Dec. 11, in Minot. Barry Dutton, state director of the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Apprenticeship, presented an official "Registered Apprenticeship Program" certificate to Hess Corp. for its Job Experience Training program. JET provides rigorous on-the-job training related to operations in the oil and gas industry, along with classroom training at Bismarck State College.
MINOT, N.D. - Minot school officials are considering adding up to two high schools and possibly a middle school to address anticipated overcrowding. The board met at a retreat on Thursday evening, Nov. 29, to discuss future planning. Superintendent Mark Vollmer said the board has asked for more cost and staffing estimates for various scenarios.
MINOT, N.D. - The Minot City Council would add a second monthly meeting to its schedule under a proposal advanced by council members Tuesday, Nov. 27. The proposal would provide for council meetings the first and third Mondays of each month. In setting up a new form of government with a smaller council in 2017, the city retained the two committee meetings held during the week before the monthly council meeting. In adding an extra council meeting each month, the city would eliminate those committee meetings. If approved, it could become effective in January.
MINOT, N.D. - Both a prosecutor and a defense attorney say that the state Supreme Court should vacate a Minot man's conviction for corruption of a minor because the judge made an error at his trial. Alexander Justin Pittenger's appeal is scheduled to be heard Dec. 14 in Bismarck.
WILLISTON, N.D. -- It sure looks good on a map. The reality remains to be seen. The Climate Prediction Center issued its monthly long-range temperature and precipitation outlooks Thursday. It contains very little change from earlier forecasts that North Dakota, and much of the United States, should experience warmer than usual temperatures December through February.
MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. – An airman from the 91st Missile Wing at Minot Air Force Base was found dead Tuesday, Nov. 7, according to a news release from the base’s Public Affairs Office. The name of the airman is being withheld until relatives have been notified. The cause of death is under investigation. More information will be released as it becomes available, the news release said.
NEW TOWN, N.D. – Incumbent Mark Fox was re-elected to a second four-year term as chairman of the Three Affiliated Tribes, according to the unofficial vote count. Fox received 1,725 votes and Tex Hall received 959 votes, the Tribal Election Board office reported. Hall is a former three-time tribal chairman. Fox was first elected tribal chairman in 2014. He has also served as Parshall-Lucky Mound Segment representative to the tribal business council.