Minot Daily News
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.
MINOT, N.D. — A judge has denied a new trial for Bradley Morales, 28, Minot, who was convicted in May of the murder of his ex-girlfriend, Sharmaine Leake. In an order filed Sept. 4, North Central District Court Judge Doug Mattson said there was sufficient evidence to convict Morales of murder.
MINOT, N.D. -- Two men, one of whom was armed with a handgun, entered a northwest Minot residence about 11 a.m. Tuesday, confronted a resident there and demanded "stuff," according to police. After ransacking and taking a number of items from the home, including several guns, the two men searched a backyard shed before fleeing from the scene.
MINOT, N.D. -- Wilderness instructor Sam Larson, the just announced half-million dollar winner of the The History Channel's newest "Alone" series, has Minot ties. During Thursday night's finale show Larson was announced as the winner, lasting longer in frigid and remote Mongolia than nine other contestants in the show. Although he and his wife, Sydney, and their children live in Lincoln, Neb., Sam Larson has ties to Minot.
MINOT, N.D. --There is some reason for optimism in the latest three-month weather outlook for a warm fall and winter in North Dakota, according to the Climate Prediction Center. The CPC said nearly all of the United States, with the exception of Florida where it matters little, has a greater than normal possibility of expected warmer than usual temperatures through November.
SURREY, N.D. – Officer Casey Visocsky of the Surrey Police Department in north-central North Dakota was given the Life Saving Award by the North Dakota Peace Officer's Association during a brief ceremony at City Hall Monday evening, Aug. 6. Visocsky was on patrol on May 8 when he heard a conversation on his police radio about a possible overdose victim at the Dawn to Dusk convenience store east of Minot. Visocsky responded and was the first emergency responder on the scene.
MINOT, N.D. -- A 35-year-old Minot man will serve 10 years in prison for sexually abusing a boy last year. Zachary Edward Holmgren must also complete sex offender treatment in prison and will be required to register as a sex offender. He was also ordered him to stay away from the victim while he is on probation.
MINOT, N.D. -- Attendance at the North Dakota State Fair through Wednesday was running slightly behind a year ago, with the fair averaging nearly 33,000 visitors per day through its first six days. If this year's daily average continues through Saturday, the final day of the fair, the attendance total would be slightly less than the 299,077 that attended the fair one year ago. So far, 197,972 have attended this year.
MINOT, N.D. -- A Minot State University graduate has gifted the school $4.6 million, the largest single donation in the school’s history. The late Janis Dislevy, who earned a degree in education from MSU in 1960, has now left a total of $5.3 million to the university over the past 15 years. The latest donation is designated toward the Janis Ann Dislevy Endowed Chair to support faculty positions in the MSU College of Business.
MINOT, N.D.—An exhibit of patriotism and remembrance is making its North Dakota debut at the State Fair. The 9/11 NEVER FORGET mobile exhibit is a tribute to those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. It will be at the fair for all nine days through Saturday, July 28. Fairgoers will get the chance to experience the exhibit at no additional cost from noon to 7 p.m. daily. The mobile exhibit will be located at the north end of the fairgrounds near the State Fair Center, next to a Ryan Nissan vehicle display, a sponsor of the exhibit.