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Josh Duhamel Signs New Deal with North Dakota’s Tourism Agency

Duhamel already has earned $525,000 since 2013 to help lure visitors to North Dakota

NORTH DAKOTA — A native North Dakotan will continue to promote his home state. North Dakota’s tourism agency announced that Minot-native Josh Duhamel, the star of several “Transformers” movies, will be paid $365,000 to be the face of the state’s tourism campaign for the next two years. Duhamel already has earned $525,000 since 2013 to help lure visitors to North…

Minot Air Force Base to Get Millions in Fleet Upgrades

Nearly $600 million was approved to sustain the existing fleet of ICBMs

MINOT, ND — Senator John Hoeven has secured funding to make improvements to B-52’s at Minot Air Force Base. The National Defense Authorization Act, signed into law last month, includes over $220 million for upgrades to the B-52 including new engines. Nearly $600 million was approved to sustain the existing fleet of ICBMs. Hoeven and General Robin Rand, the Commander…

Minot, Velva Women Accused of Embezzling from Employers

Both women face felony charges

  MINOT, ND — Two women are accused of ripping off their employers in Minot. Brittany Haynes, 27, of Minot, allegedly stole about $8,700 from TJ Maxx, through a scheme involving fraudulent returns. Thirty-three-year-old Danielle Cooper of Velva is accused of embezzling from the Holiday Inn while working as housekeeping manager, by refunding bogus reservation fees to a personal money…

Miss America, Cara Mund, Named ND State Fair Grand Marshal

Miss America and Bismarck native, Cara Mund has been selected as this year's grand Marshal

MINOT, ND — The North Dakota State Fair has named its 2018 parade Grand Marshal. Miss America and Bismarck native, Cara Mund has been selected as this year’s grand Marshal. The 23-year-old won the crown of Miss America in September and is the first winner from North Dakota in the history of the national pageant. Mund will preside over the…

Minot Police Arrest Homicide Suspect

Police say Gregory is a suspect in the shooting death of an acquaintance

MINOT, ND — Minot police have located a homicide suspect. Kommika Gregory, 38, was taken into custody without incident near New Town around 4 o’clock this afternoon. Police say Gregory is a suspect in the shooting death of an acquaintance. Officers were called to a home this morning and found a 58-year-old man had been shot dead. Authorities say the…

The United Way Helping with Emergency Housing for the Homeless in Bismarck

Shelters in Minot and Grand Forks also have offered to help

BISMARCK, ND — The United Way is helping close an emergency housing gap in Bismarck since the city’s lone men’s emergency shelter closed late last month. The organization has provided 150 nights of shelter for 46 people deemed to be in crisis. Shelters in Minot and Grand Forks also have offered to help. The Ruth Meiers Hospitality House closed its…

Class AAA Championship: West Fargo wins First State Title Since 2003

Jared Franek scored three touchdowns in West Fargo victory.

FARGO, N.D. — West Fargo capped off an undefeated season downing Minot in the Dakota Bowl 56-28. The Packers got on the board first in the opening quarter with a Jared Franek two-yard touchdown run. The Magi scored the next two touchdowns of the game to take a 14-6 lead, but West Fargo answered back. Tanner Zepeda caught a 19-yard…

Heated Argument Over Thermostat Ends in Charges for Minot Man

Young is charged with felony terrorizing

MINOT, ND — A heated argument over a thermostat in a mobile home in Minot took a violent turn. Authorities say 33-year-old Cornelius Young punched his fiance’s brother in the face and threatened him with a knife after the victim turned up the thermostat. Young eventually left the home after his fiance jumped on his back and bit his ear…

Minot Police Search for Suspect in Shooting Outside Apartment Complex

Police say the victim is hospitalized in stable condition

  MINOT, ND — Police in Minot are looking for a shooter. They say a man was shot as he sat in his vehicle outside an apartment complex. Police responded to Trinity Hospital’s emergency room about 1 a.m. where a 28-year-old man was being treated for a gunshot wound. The victim was taken to the hospital by another person who…

Vice President Mike Pence to Visit Minot Air Force Base

Hoeven, Pence and Governor Burgum will review the base's nuclear missions

MINOT, ND — Vice President Mike Pence is planning a visit to North Dakota. Sen. John Hoeven says Pence will visit Minot Air Force Base on Friday. Hoeven is a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and co-chairman of the Senate Air Force Caucus. Hoeven, Pence and Governor Burgum will review the base’s nuclear…