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Minot Man Sentenced in Horse Dragging, Assault

He has been ordered to complete an anger management class and sobriety program

MINOT, ND — A Minot man has been sentenced to 11 days in jail for dragging a horse behind a trailer and assaulting a man. Cody Sundby, 35, was convicted of aggravated assault and animal cruelty. Authorities say the horse suffered injuries to its mouth, face, neck and sides of its torso. Sundby also hit a man over the head…

Cause of Minot Recycling Plant Fire Still Unknown

It produced heavy smoke that could be seen for miles

  MINOT, ND — Authorities say they will never know what started a large fire at a Minot recycling business, though they have some theories. The blaze at Earth Recycling broke out around noon on May 18. It produced heavy smoke that could be seen for miles. Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal Ken Sisk says he couldn’t pinpoint the exact…

Minot Recycling Plant Still Smoldering After Massive Fire

Officials say the air quality in the area is now safe

  MINOT, ND — A massive fire at a Minot recycling plant is still smoldering with smaller fires still inside. Fire crews were seen at Earth Recycling earlier this morning trying to keep the smolder under control. Officials say the air quality in the area is now safe. The massive fire started ripping through the recycling plant on Thursday. Drivers…

Police Identify Man Found Dead Under Bridge

Fell From Bridge Being Removed in Minot

Minot police say a young man who was found dead near a bridge was a student at Minot State University. Police identified the victim as Cristian Fuentes, 22, formerly of Texas. Fuentes’ body was found Saturday morning under the Broadway Bridge in Minot, near a construction project. Police say he apparently fell from an area of the bridge being removed…

Fergie, Paramore to Headline ND State Fair’s Rock Concerts

Fergie is also wife to Minot-born award-winning actor Josh Duhamel

  MINOT, ND — Officials with the North Dakota State Fair have announced two rock shows for 2017…and one of them has become a favorite of the state. Eight-time Grammy award-winner Fergie is set to perform in Minot on Saturday, July 22nd. She’s well-known for her hits like “London Bridge” and “Big Girls Don’t Cry”. Fergie is also wife to…

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…