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Senator Hoeven Talks with Air Force Secretary Nominee

Wilson is an Air Force veteran and is the current President of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

WASHINGTON D.C. — North Dakota Senator John Hoeven had a chance to sit down and talk to the nominee for secretary of the U.S. Air Force. Hoeven says he pressed Heather Wilson for support to modernizing the nuclear mission at Minot, Global Hawk and unmanned aerial system operations in Grand Forks, as well as a future Arctic mission, and the…

Charges Dropped After Ward County Sheriff Resigns

Agreement Ends 43 Years In Law Enforcement

MINOT, N.D. – The embattled sheriff in Ward County, North Dakota is out. The county commission reached an agreement with Steve Kukowski that ends the civil action to remove him from office and drop any criminal charges. Kukowski had faced charges in the 2014 death of a jail inmate. It was alleged that he did not attempt to get medical…

Minot Air Force Base Airmen Deploy to the Middle East

They departed last week in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the effort to combat Islamic State militants

  MINOT, N.D. — More than 400 airmen from the 5th Bomb Wing in Minot have deployed to the Middle East. They departed last week in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the effort to combat Islamic State militants. The Air Base’s 23rd Bomb Squadron will lead the bomb wing, flying combat operations out of the Middle East. It is the…

Minot Air Force Base Bombers Prep for Combat; Will Deploy to the Middle East

Last year, the Air Force announced it would be sending B-52's into the battle against the Islamic State group

  MINOT, N.D. — B-52 bombers from Minot Air Force Base will deploy to the Middle East for combat operations for the first time in 12 years. Minot’s bombers are replacing Barksdale, Louisiana bombers. Last year, the Air Force announced it would be sending B-52’s into the battle against the Islamic State group. According to Air Force information, the Barksdale…

Minot Air Force Base’s 5th Bomb Wing Honored

This is the second time the 5th Bomb Wing has been awarded the Omaha Trophy

  MINOT, N.D. — Minot Air Force Base’s 5th Bomb Wing has been honored by U.S. Strategic Command with an Omaha Trophy for the best strategic bomber wing. Every year, five outstanding wings are recognized for their work. This is the second time in three years that the 5th Bomb Wing has been awarded the Omaha Trophy. Senator Heidi Heitkamp…