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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…

Two Confirmed Cases of Illness After Contact with Pigs at ND State Fair

The second person infected was a non-North Dakota resident

  MINOT, ND — Two people have confirmed cases of variant influenza after having contact with pigs at the North Dakota State Fair in Minot. The child was hospitalized but has since been released and is recovering. It is the first such case of H3N2v in a child in North Dakota. It is similar to swine flu, also known as…

Minot Man Charged with Theft After Pocketing Money Found on the Floor

The victim said he thought he had put the money back in his pocket

  MINOT, ND — It’s the age old question. If you found money on the ground, what would you do? One man from Minot found out the hard way. Nicholas Skelly, 28, is charged with theft of property lost, mislaid or delivered by mistake after he pocketed over $1,000 in cash he found on a Minot hardware store floor. He…

People Allowed Back into Homes After Five Electrical Fires at Minot Apartment Building

An evacuation order was issued July 12

  MINOT, ND — People forced from their apartments after five electrical fires in three days are allowed back home. The first fire at North Highlands Apartments in Minot happened July 10. Water entered a crack in the foundation and compromised the electrical system in the elevator equipment room. That was followed by four fires in electric clothes dryers. An…

Legion Baseball: Post 2 Sweeps Doubleheader with Minot

B. Bryant three rbi triple helps post 2 to victory.

FARGO, N.D. — Post 2 baseball was back in action on Friday night at Jack Williams Stadium hosting Minot. Fargo defeated Minot 10-0 and 12-2 to sweep a doubleheader. In game one, Ben Bryant went 2-4 with 4 RBI to help Post 2 to victory. In game two, Jimmy Reynolds was 2-2 with 3 RBI in the win. In Minnesota…

Bond Set for Man Charged in Williston Shooting

Bond is set for Minot man accused of killing man in Williston

WILLISTON, N.D. – Bond has been set at $2 million for a Minot man accused of killing a man in Williston. Twenty-seven-year-old Alex Eggleston is charged with murder in the shooting Friday of 43-year-old Vance Neset. He could face life in prison if convicted. Authorities say Eggleston allegedly approached Neset and another man outside a hotel and was rejected when…