Winter Doesn’t Slow Down Fat Tire Riders

A fat tire bike is exactly what it sounds like — a bike with really fat tires. The fun they add is they make riding on soft surfaces like snow possible. And if you give people a place to ride, they’ll enjoy North Dakota winters even on bikes. Get the full story from Kim Fundingsland

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Meet Eric Johnson, Brewer at Minot’s Atypical Brewery & Barrelworks

Minot’s Atypical Brewery & Barrelworks is making a name for itself in the beer world. Their beer Gin & Spruce was one of 100 out 11,000 entries at last year’s World Beer Cup that earned a gold medal. It’s heady recognition, and it got the attention of the editors of Canvas Rebel, an online journal

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West Fargo effort to help seniors avoid falls is a first for North Dakota

When an elderly person falls, it often leads to an emergency services call. It’s a circumstance that opens the door — literally — to educating senior citizens on the services available that may help them, get health care, or prevent the next fall. And West Fargo is implementing a program to ensure they take advantage

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Free Learning Series “Little Kids, Big World” Featured at North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum

BISMARCK, N.D. – Toddlers and preschoolers are invited to the free interactive learning series “Little Kids, Big World” at the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum. These interactive 30-minute programs introduce children to North Dakota’s fascinating history. The programs are Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. All children must be accompanied by a parent or

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4 Ways to Stop Passive Aggression From Creating a Toxic Workplace

Have you noticed that here on the Northern Plains, we just want to get along? We’re a pretty conflict-averse culture. It leads to a lot of smiling and agreeable encounters; it also leads to a lot of passive aggression. We’re masters at it, and that isn’t a good thing. But there are ways to deal

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The State of Democracy in 2023 by the Data

When it comes to democracy and the freedoms we live under, there are global trends at play as we speak, but without the data, it’s hard to see them. That’s where ‘Our World in Data’ steps in; they’re a non profit focused on gathering data and research on the big problems we’re facing together and

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Visit Minot continues to tell Minot’s story

Dear Minot: We’re all familiar with Minot hosting two of the largest events in North Dakota in the North Dakota State Fair and the Norsk Hostfest. But there are countless community partners who work to help Minot expand its reach beyond our city limits and beyond the borders of our state to attract visitors to

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Wild horses tied to Theodore Roosevelt’s past ‘integral to honoring ranching experiences’

Horses or no horses? That’s the question the National Park Service is currently asking with regards to the wild livestock the runs the badlands of Teddy Roosevelt National Park. The reason the Park Service is asking: they’re not sure their mandate to preserve and conserve native ecosystems aligns with having horses in the park. But

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Dollar Stores Are the ‘Fastest-Growing’ Food Retailers In US, Study Finds

Food is one of those items we all need. But in communities across the country, access to fresh, local grocery stores is increasingly difficult to find. The trend is measurable, and the food source making up the difference — dollar stores. The problem is, food at dollar stores don’t carry fresh food. The second problem

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Bison spread as Native American tribes reclaim stewardship

There are few symbols more representative of the great plains than the buffalo. Their story is just as evocative. Prior to European expansion west, their numbers were thought to exceed 30 million. A short generation later, the consequences of manifest destiny brought the animals to near extinction. Today, their survival is no longer in doubt,

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Can a Seaweed additive in Cow Feed Reduce the Amount of Methane They Fart? (And Why It Matters in North Dakota)

Did you know that as cows digest the grass and other feed they eat they create a lot of methane gas? It’s true. Did you also know that methane is a big contributor to climate change? It’s also true. It’s a situation that puts the cattle industry in the crosshairs of environmental regulation, and in

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Minot Adult Learning Center serves local community

The programs and services at Minot’s Adult Learning Center should be on your radar. From community education programs on topics from pottery to technology to GED and Certified Nursing Assistant coursework, the center provides a regular curriculum of life-enriching and life-advancing opportunities. Jennifer Brodal with the Minot Daily News has the full must-read story.

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Are Relationships the Key to Solving America’s School Absenteeism Crisis?

The covid pandemic was tough on school participation; kids went missing. And in the recovery, we haven’t bounced back to our pre-pandemic school attendance levels. It’s a trend playing out in schools across the country, across grades, and across demographic differences. But one thing seems to consistently keep kids connected to their education — having

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Earth’s Core Has Stopped and May Be Reversing Direction, Study Says

Did you feel that? Three thousand miles beneath our feet, the earth’s spinning molton core stopped spinning. And if does what it has done in the past, it’s going to start spinning the other direction. Why does it matter in Minot? Other than being inhabitants of the planet, this story is just plain cool. Get

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U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Went Up Again in 2022

In spite of widespread efforts to curb them, U.S. greenhouse gas emissions continue to grow. The Federal government has set a reduction goal to 50% of the 2005 levels by 2030. To achieve that goal, the U.S. will need to average a 5% annual reduction between now and then. Why does it matter in Minot?

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North Dakota rancher creates leatherwork ranging from functional to fashionable for clients across U.S.

A SW North Dakota rancher has turned a passion for working leather into a successful side business. It’s a story of quality workmanship, the use of new technology to reach an audience wider than the one in Bowman County and embracing product ideas outside the norms. Get the full story on a small business making

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