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Minot Man Shot During Las Vegas Massacre Recovering from Surgery

He's breathing with the help of a ventilator, but doctors hope to remove it soon

  LAS VEGAS — A Minot man shot in the stomach during the Las Vegas massacre has undergone a fourth surgery. Thirty-one-year-old Andrew Gudmunson’s father and the real estate company that employs him say he underwent an operation Sunday at a Las Vegas hospital to close the wound in his abdomen. Gudmunson was shot on October 1 in the attack…

Minot Vegas Shooting Victim Undergoes Surgery

Thirty-one-year-old Andrew Gudmunson's father and the real estate company that employs him say he underwent an operation Sunday at a Las Vegas hospital to close the wound in his abdomen.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ A Minot man shot in the stomach during the recent attack by a gunman in Las Vegas has undergone a fourth surgery. Thirty-one-year-old Andrew Gudmunson’s father and the real estate company that employs him say he underwent an operation Sunday at a Las Vegas hospital to close the wound in his abdomen. Gudmunson was shot on…

More North Dakotans Who Witnessed Las Vegas Shooting Speak Out

Mike Eslinger was with a group of friends and one is currently in the hospital and remains in critical condition

MINOT, ND — Last night, we told you about Andrew Gudmunson of Minot. The realtor was in Vegas with his girlfriend and two other Minot friends when he was shot and injured at the concert. They weren’t the only people from the “Magic City” at that concert. Mike Eslinger was with a group of friends and one is currently in…

Generous Donation will Help Minot’s Horstfest in Half a Million Ways

Chester Reiten was a founder of Hostfest and served as its president until his death in 2013

  MINOT, ND — This year’s Norsk Hostfest in Minot is getting a big boost after a generous donation from a family well known to the Scandinavian heritage festival. The children of Chester and Joy Reiten have donated half a million dollars to the Hostfest Heritage Foundation in honor of their parents. Chester Reiten was a founder of Hostfest and…

Convicted Murderer Serving Life in Prison for Killing Minot Woman Has Request of Court

He was sentenced in May to life in prison

MINOT, ND — A Minot man convicted of killing his ex-wife by stabbing her 44 times wants to see their kids. Richie Wilder Jr. was convicted of murder in the November 2015 death of 30-year-old Angila Wilder. He was sentenced in May to life in prison. Judge Gary Lee originally ordered a lifetime ban on contact between Wilder and his…

Norsk Hostfest Celebrates 40 Years in Minot

Each year it draws about 60,000 people from around the world for food, music and other entertainment

  MINOT, ND — This year’s Norsk Hostfest celebration is underway in Minot. It’s the 40th year for the Hostfest, which is billed as the largest Scandinavian heritage festival in North America. Each year it draws about 60,000 people from around the world for food, music and other entertainment. It started this morning and runs through Saturday at the North…

Minot Man Arrested After Reports of a Child Eating from a Trash Can

They found 31-one-year-old Cory Walhood allegedly too drunk to care for the children

MINOT, ND — A Minot man is accused of being too drunk to care for the four children in his house. Officers responded on August 25 after a report of a child eating out of a trash can. They found 31-one-year-old Cory Walhood allegedly too drunk to care for the children. They ranged in age from 2 years to 12…

Say It Isn’t So! One of North Dakota’s Favorite Celebrity Couples Calls it Quits

The couple married in 2009 and has one son, Axl, who was born in 2013

  NORTH DAKOTA — The marriage of North Dakota’s biggest celebrity is over. Josh Duhamel and Fergie have confirmed that they decided to split earlier this year, but kept the news quiet to give their family “the best opportunity to adjust.” The couple married in 2009 and has one son, Axl, who was born in 2013. Duhamel is from Minot…

Father of U.S. Senator John Hoeven Passes Away

Funeral Will Be Held August 29 For The Longtime Minot Banker

MINOT, ND — North Dakota U.S. Senator John Hoeven’s father has passed away. Jack Hoeven died Saturday at 87. The longtime Minot banker is being remembered as a community supporter who served in numerous organizations and helped develop low-income housing for the elderly. Hoeven helped build Minot’s First Western Bank & Trust from a local start-up in 1964 to a…

Two Minot Men Dead After Rollover Crash

The state patrol says the Solis-Morales was driving the vehicle when he went off the road

  WARD COUNTY, ND — Two Minot men are dead after a rollover crash in Ward County. David Rocha, 37 and 29-year-old Travis Gillen died after they were ejected from the vehicle as it rolled. Javier Solis-Morales, 23, of Minot and 37-year-old Ernie Gant of Surrey were injured. The state patrol said Solis-Morales was driving the vehicle when he went…