Minot Daily News
WILLISTON, N.D. -- It sure looks good on a map. The reality remains to be seen. The Climate Prediction Center issued its monthly long-range temperature and precipitation outlooks Thursday. It contains very little change from earlier forecasts that North Dakota, and much of the United States, should experience warmer than usual temperatures December through February.
MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. – An airman from the 91st Missile Wing at Minot Air Force Base was found dead Tuesday, Nov. 7, according to a news release from the base’s Public Affairs Office. The name of the airman is being withheld until relatives have been notified. The cause of death is under investigation. More information will be released as it becomes available, the news release said.
NEW TOWN, N.D. – Incumbent Mark Fox was re-elected to a second four-year term as chairman of the Three Affiliated Tribes, according to the unofficial vote count. Fox received 1,725 votes and Tex Hall received 959 votes, the Tribal Election Board office reported. Hall is a former three-time tribal chairman. Fox was first elected tribal chairman in 2014. He has also served as Parshall-Lucky Mound Segment representative to the tribal business council.
NEW TOWN, N.D. — Two enrolled tribal members have filed for an injunction to delay the final vote count in the Three Affiliated Tribes election Tuesday.
MINOT, N.D. -- The vision to create a Minot Parks and Recreation District by next January started to blur Friday when a committee considering the consolidation ran into lingering concerns over tax implications. David Lakefield, Minot finance director, said a conversation with the North Dakota Tax Commission concluded that laws limiting the amount of annual tax increases by political subdivisions would come into play for Minot Park District in attempting to absorb the City of Minot's Recreation Department.
MINOT, N.D. -- A 29-year-old Lansford man is accused of punching his girlfriend’s 11-month-old daughter in the head with a closed fist last winter out of frustration that the baby wouldn’t stop crying. Derrick McLean is charged in district court in Minot with Class B felony child abuse.
MINOT, N.D. — Multiple felony charges have been filed in Northwest District Court against a man authorities say has been illegally acting as a hunting guide in Divide County. Randal Layman Jr., 26, Fayetteville, Tenn., is facing seven counts of exploitation of wildlife, class C felonies that each carry a maximum sentence of five years in prison and $10,000 in fines.
MINOT, N.D. -- The man identified as committing a robbery outside a Minot bank remained at-large late Tuesday as new details of the crime have emerged. According to a court affidavit, Quantdre Mersier, 25, Minot, was identified as the perpetrator of a robbery that occurred near the Wells Fargo bank about 9:13 a.m. Monday. A warrant has been issued for his arrest. Police describe Mersier as being 5-foot-11 inches tall and weighing 165 pounds.
MINOT, N.D. -- The Climate Prediction Center issued its latest three-month weather outlook Thursday, Sept. 20, and chances of a colder than normal winter are minimal. The CPC rates nearly all of the United States, North Dakota included, as having a better than average chance of experiencing a warmer than normal winter. Precipitation, says the CPC, should be about average through the end of December.
MINOT, N.D. -- A 41-year-old Minot man has entered a guilty plea and must pay fines and fees totaling $475 on a misdemeanor B charge following a personal watercraft crash that killed a 10-year-old girl and injured another. Dean Bartsch was charged with prohibited operation of personal watercraft. Bartsch entered the plea last week in South Central District Court in Washburn. The B misdemeanor carried a maximum penalty of 30 days in jail and a $1,500 fine.