Thursday, August 6 — A great day to head downtown in Minot!

Starting at about 5:00, Main Street in downtown Minot will be taken over by artists, food trucks, bounce houses, and fire throwers. It’s the first Thursday of the month and that means fun on the streets. Among those participating and organizing various activities are: Creative Night Out – bringing the arts and artists together on

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The North American ‘Amazon’ You’ve Never Heard Of—And Why It’s In Peril

Conservationists are sounding the alarm on enormous declines in bird populations — a loss of nearly 3 billion since the 1970s — and the key to turning the tide is an area as vital to North American as the Amazon is to South America. And it’s right here in North Dakota. It’s the prairie pothole

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Hey Minot, Don’t miss night two of Dak Jam 19!

Doors open at 6:30, Hairball (A Bombastic Celebration of Arena Rock) takes the stage at 8:30, and if night two is anything like night one, you’re in for music experience that’s second to none in the region. And what a setting! It takes vision to recognize the potential in an empty parking lot and turn

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Minot’s weekend of all weekends! Get out and enjoy it!

Starting Thursday, there’s more to do in Minot than you have time to get to. Here’s the rundown in no particular order: First Thursday — It’s a Creative Night Out with downtown businesses partnering with local artists that add to Minot’s atmosphere. The highlight — the performance of the Minot City Band will play on

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Regina Fair adding Fortnite tournament to activities

Regina’s summer fair, known as Queen City Ex, is stepping into the world eSports at their event later this summer. In partnership with local gaming-focused businesses, the fair will host tournament style competitions in the game Fortnite with a top prize of $8,500. There’s a $40 entry fee with room for 640 competitors, but registration will

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Skein roles out red carpet for MSU Choral group

A group of Minot State music students had the privilege of traveling to Minot’s sister city Skein, Norway recently, and they hospitality they experienced beyond special. Eloise Ogden with the Minot Daily News has the recap story.

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People-centric events reclaim streets in Minneapolis this summer

Typically, cars reign supreme on the streets, but for six days this summer, 22 blocks of Lyndale Avenue in Minneapolis will be reclaimed by people; no cars allowed. Last year the events drew nearly 45,000 people who simply wanted to enjoy their ‘place’ without the threat or worry introduced by the motoring public. Get the

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Should Minot be like West Virginia? How an “Arts and Culture Economy” Rebuilt a Former Coal Town

What does Minot have in common with a West Virginia former coal town? Like all towns, we’re all struggling to create a unique identity and make ourselves attractive to both those in migration and our rising youth. In other words, our fight to survive is the point in common. Few places have felt the urgency

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