Minot Daily News
MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – Leaders have directed an immediate commandwide inventory of weapons after two recent incidents involving the loss of a Minot Air Force Base M240 machine gun and also grenade rounds for a Mk 19 automatic grenade launcher. The missing machine gun was reported missing early Wednesday, May 16, during a standard weapons inventory at the armory on base, according to Lt. Col. Jamie Humphries, chief of Public Affairs at the base.
MINOT, N.D. -- Significant headway with spring planting is helping to ease an anhydrous ammonia shortage that's inconvenienced area farmers, fertilizer dealers say.
MINOT, N.D. -- A 53-year-old Minot man will serve about 60 days in jail for strangling and beating his dog this past winter while he was apparently drunk and for being drunk while in control of his vehicle on a different occasion. The vehicle charge was his third offense in three years.
GARRISON – Ice remains on a good portion of Lake Sakakawea and it may remain that way for at least another week. The upper end of Lake Sakakawea has been ice free for several days. However, the middle and lower ends of the reservoir remained coated in a great sheet of ice. On Saturday, the southern shore of Lake Sakakawea in the Beulah and Hazen areas had plenty of open water, particularly in Beaver Bay and other large inlets. Lake Sakakawea's latest ice-free date is May 17, 1979.
MINOT, N.D. -- According to the May outlook issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the amount of snowmelt runoff over the Upper Missouri River Basin has jumped from 30.2 million acre feet of water a month ago to 33.2 maf in May. The amount is 131 percent of the historical average.
MINOT, N.D. -- A lawyer for a 28-year-old Minot man who pleaded guilty to killing his brother two years ago says a judge was wrong to deny his motion to withdraw his guilty plea last fall.
MINOT, N.D. -- Lake Sakakawea's boating season is already assured of being one of the latest on record. Thick ice remained on much of the sprawling reservoir. However, there are reports of increasingly open water on the upper end of Lake Sakakawea from the Williston area to the east for several miles. Traditionally, warmer water entering Lake Sakakawea's upper end begins the spring melt of the ice pack.
MINOT, N.D. -- A 36-year-old Minot man is accused of continuing to stay in a room at the Fairview Lodge after he had been ordered to leave a week before and of trashing the hotel room. Robert Highley is charged with criminal trespass, a Class A misdemeanor, in district court in Minot.
MINOT, N.D. -- Prominent Minot lawyer Thomas Wentz Jr. was given a suspended 10-day jail sentence and 360 days of unsupervised probation on April 13 for violating a disorderly conduct restraining order and violating a judicial order last year stemming from conflicts in his divorce case.
MINOT, N.D. -- A 22-year-old Makoti man was ordered to serve 10 months in prison Wednesday for smashing a window at a downtown Minot business on Jan. 4, trashing the store, setting it on fire and afterwards rifling through a motor vehicle outside that did not belong to him.