North Dakota State Fair Ends With Announcement Of Acts For 2019

The nine-day event drew 318,348 people, the second-highest total in the 53 years of the fair

Tim McGraw & Rascal FlattsMINOT, N.D. — The North Dakota State Fair in Minot just ended over the weekend, but two big acts for next summer have already been announced. Tim McGraw and Rascal Flatts will headline the 2019 North Dakota State Fair in Minot. Minot Mayor Shaun Sipma announced the acts during the Dierks Bentley concert on Friday night….

Driver Identified In Crash That Shut Down U.S. Highway 2 For Hours

67-year-old Richard Cantone of Minot died at the scene near Ray

RAY, N.D. — North Dakota Highway Patrol has identified the trucker who died when his semi hauling fuel overturned on U.S. Highway 2, shutting a section down for ten hours on Monday. 67-year-old Richard Cantone of Minot died at the scene near Ray. Authorities say the semi was hauling two trailers with about 9,000 gallons of gasoline and 1,000 gallons…

Devils Lake Motorized Bicycle Rider Dies In Minot Hospital

Wade Vetter went through a red light and ran into driver's side of a car on Monday

MINOT, N.D. — Authorities say a man who was riding a motorized bicycle that collided with a car in Devils Lake has died. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says 53-year-old Wade Vetter, of Devils Lake, died Saturday in a Minot hospital. The accident happened about 2:32 p.m. Monday. The patrol says Vetter went through a red light and ran into…

Moorhead Blues Beat Minot in Final Game Before Gopher Classic

The Blues won a slugfest 12-9

MOORHEAD, Minn. — In their final game before the Gopher Classic, Moorhead outlasted Minot in a slugfest. The Blues exchanged blows with Minot throughout the contest before eventually hanging on for a 12-9 win. The Gopher Classic begins on Friday. Categories: High School, Top Sports Headlines Tags: Gopher Classic, Legion Baseball, Matson Field, minot, Moorhead Blues

Inmate Sentenced For Assault Over Ramen Noodles In Jail

Jesse Jones of Kenmare was sentenced to time already served of 126 days

MINOT, N.D. — A Ward County Jail inmate accused of breaking another inmate’s jaw in two places during a fight over Ramen Noodles has been sentenced. 33-year-old Jesse Jones of Kenmare was sentenced to time already served of 126 days and ordered to pay more than $2,000 for expenses. Jones pleaded guilty last week to misdemeanor assault. Court documents show…

Man accused of Propositioning People For Sex at West Acres Has Been Charged

FARGO, ND – Fargo Police have identified a man accused of lurking around and sexually propositioning people at West Acres Mall as 50-year-old Lonnie Weiand of Minot. Two charges of disorderly conduct has been filed against him. On Wednesday, police said officers responded to two separate but similar incidents involving Weiand. He’s described as white man taller than 5’7″ with a medium build…

Minot Man Convicted Of Stabbing Ex-Girlfriend To Death

25-year-old Sharmaine Leake Was Stabbed during an apparent domestic dispute

MINOT, N.D. — A Minot man accused of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend last year has been found guilty of murder. A jury deliberated 2 and a half hours Thursday before convicting 28-year-old Bradley Morales. Morales was accused in the stabbing last August of 25-year-old Sharmaine Leake during an apparent domestic dispute. She died six days later when her family took…

Report Of Man Sleeping In His Vehicle Turns Into A Chase And Arrest

The Minot Man Was Spotted In Polk County Early Monday Morning

POLK COUNTY, Minn. — A report of a man sleeping in his vehicle sets off a chase in Polk County. Deputies say 24-year-old Brady Werre of Minot had just woken up and drove off as deputies attempted to stop him. It happened early Monday at the intersection of Polk County 46 and Highway 2. The pursuit ended near Mentor after…

Bill Would Allows Loans Out Of Legacy Fund For Roads And Bridges

Two Republican Minot Lawmakers Proposed The Legislation

BISMARCK, N.D. — Part of North Dakota’s oil tax savings account could be used to make low-interest loans to communities facing big and expensive infrastructure projects. Backers of the Republican drafted legislation want to use up to 15 percent of the Legacy Fund’s principal every two years for projects such as flood protection and water systems. Two Minot lawmakers are…

Judge To Decide If Charges Will Be Dropped Against Former Nurses

Accused of Stealing medication From patients In Hospice Care

April Beckler and Kim KochelMINOT, N.D. — A judge will decide whether charges of endangering a vulnerable adult should move forward against two former nurses. April Beckler and Kim Kochel worked at Trinity Hospice in Minot and are accused of stealing prescribed drugs for hospice patients. Attorneys disagree over whether the charges should stand because of the victims’ ages. Documents…