Minot Daily News
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. -- 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.
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.