Minot Daily News
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. -- Virtually all of the United States, with the exception of North Dakota, Minnesota and a portion of South Dakota, is expected to experience warmer than usual temperatures through October. That's the latest prognostication provided by the Climate Prediction Center.
PICK CITY, N.D. – The marina at Lake Sakakawea State Park is returning to normal after high winds and waves hit the marina during a June 10 storm, turning walkways to slips into twisted metal. Although none of the large boats in the marina sustained severe damage, many had to vacate the marina as a precaution against further storms. Repair work included the use of a large crane mounted on a barge.
RIVERDALE, N.D. – Extensive runoff from a combination of melting mountain snowpack and rainfall over the Missouri River drainage caused a rush of water to enter Lake Sakakawea the past several weeks. The surge pushed the level of Lake Sakakawea to less than a foot from spilling. The water level of massive reservoir reached a peak of 1,853.16 feet on the Fourth of July. Full capacity is 1,854 feet.
MINOT -- A 29-year-old former Minot Air Force Base airman from Littleton, Colo., pleaded guilty on Monday, July 9, in district court in Minot to three Class A felony charges of uploading child pornography to Twitter and to five Class C felony charges of possession of child pornography.
MINOT, N.D. -- Lake Sakakawea was less than a foot from spilling on Friday with more water entering the upper end of the reservoir than being released through Garrison Dam. The level of Sakakawea was 1,853.14 feet, just shy of the spillway level of 1,854 feet.
MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. – An investigation is continuing into a Minot Air Force Base machine gun that Air Force Office of Special Investigations' special agents recovered from an airman's off-base residence this week. Special agents from Detachment 813 of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations at the Minot base obtained a federal search warrant and recovered the M240 machine gun at an airman's residence on Tuesday, according to a news release issued by the base's Public Affairs office late Wednesday.