Minot Air Force Base

Bond Set For Minot Woman Arrested in 2007 Cold Case Murder

ANITA KNUTSON 031622 Anita Knutson MINOT, N.D. (KVRR/AP) — A Minot woman arrested in a 15-year-old cold case murder has her initial appearance in Ward County court. 34-year-old Nichole Rice appeared by video and heard the charge against her: class AA felony murder. The judge set bond at $120,000 cash. Rice was arrested Wednesday at Minot Air Force base for…

Arrest Made in 15-Year-Old Cold Case Murder of Anita Knutson in Minot

MINOT, N.D. (KVRR) — The murder of an 18-year-old Minot State University student in 2007 is no longer a mystery. Police announcing Wednesday afternoon the arrest of Anita Knutson’s former roommate. 34-year-old Nichole Rice, formerly Nichole Thomas, was taken into custody while she was working as a civilian on Minot Air Force Base. Knutson was found stabbed to death in…

Minot Air Force base has $607 million economic impact

Minot AFB B-52MINOT, N.D. – A new analysis pegs the local economic impact of the Minot Air Force Base at nearly $607 million in the past fiscal year. The 2021 fiscal year economic impact is lower than fiscal year 2020, when the base contributed $622 million to the local area. The analysis says annual construction, services and other expenditures were…

West Fargo Company Lands Nearly $8 Million Defense Contract

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KVRR) — A West Fargo company has landed a U.S. Department of Defense contract worth nearly $8 million. North Dakota Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer say Pro-Mark Services will upgrade the primary mechanical and electrical systems throughout the Dock Five hangar at Minot Air Force Base. The work is expected to be completed by March 2023. Hoeven…

Military Pay Raises And Funding For ND Military Missions Passes Senate

Bill Now Goes To The U.S. House

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Service members are closer to getting a three percent pay raise. It’s included in the latest National Defense Authorization Act which was just passed by the Senate. The bill includes funding for a number of North Dakota defense missions. It restricts the retirement of the global hawk at Grand Forks Air Force Base and provides for B-52…

Fargo-based Airmen named N.D. Air National Guard Family of the Year

Both Airmen are assigned to the 219th Security Forces Squadron which is part of the Fargo-based 119th Wing.

Award Presentation MINOT, N.D.–The North Dakota Air National Guard recently named Family of the Year during a ceremony at the Minot Air Force Base. Airmen Staff Sgt. Jessica Harper and Staff Sgt. Sarah Harper received the award. Both Airmen are assigned to the 219th Security Forces Squadron which is part of the Fargo-based 119th Wing. Maj. Greg Goodman, 219th Security…

Minot Air Force Base shows support for healthcare workers with Air Force Salute

FARGO, N.D. — Minot Air Force Base is showing its support for healthcare workers the best way its pilots know how. As people gathered to watch, a B-52 flew over Sanford Medical Center in honor of staff members. The flyover, known as an Air Force Salute, is a gesture of gratitude for those helping in the fight against COVID-19. Although…

Flyover Planned Monday To Honor Essential Workers in Fargo & Grand Forks

MINOT, N.D. — Minot Air Force Base is performing a flyover to support essential workers on Monday, May 18. They will head to Fargo from Bismarck and should be over Sanford Medical Center around 2:15 p.m. The plane will then flyover Altru in Grand Forks around 2:30 before heading back to Minot. Minnesota National Guard and Air Force Reserve conducted…

Senate Passes Massive Defense Bill, House Takes Up Consideration Next

The bill includes a 3 percent pay raise for members of the Armed Forces

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Senate has passed a massive $750 billion defense bill on a bipartisan vote of 86 to 8. The National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, authorizes spending and provides policy outlines for the Pentagon. The bill includes a 3 percent pay raise for members of the Armed Forces. It authorizes $350 million in funding for upgrades to…