Little Missouri kayak trip attracts attention of wild horses

The Little Missouri River cuts a wandering path through the badlands, and when the water is running, it makes for a stunning kayak or canoe trip. But the sight of a kayak is rare enough that it recently caught the attention of more typical badlands residents — a herd of wild horses. Catch the full

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Previewing the 2019 Medora Musical with the Burning Hills Singers

Rehearsals are underway for one of North Dakota’s great traditions of summer — the Medora Musical. Check out the article from KX News and Tim Olson that includes a video interview with cast members and teases some of the changes in this years show.

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County Will See Millions In Flood Protection Work

The State Legislature appropriated $82.5 million to the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project this past session. Of that, it’s expected that almost 40% will go toward projects outside the City of Minot including work in Burlington an on Minot’s West edge in the Tierracita Vallejo neighborhood. Jim Olson with KX News has the full

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Print Day in May celebrates printmaking at Minot State

Between NotStock in the fall and the Flat Tail Press year round, MSU Art students can find hands-on experience to their heart’s content. Check out this story from KX News on Print Day in May.

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Prairie church destroyed by fire

A week after a fire did substantial damage to Notre Dame, a similar, more local story unfolded on the North Dakota Prairie. Situated about 18 miles South of Parshall, the Elbowoods Congregational Church was more than 90 years old and withstood a move out of the Missouri River valley when the Garrison Dam was built.

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Push-Mowing to Preserve the Maah Daah Hey Trail

Are you one who dreads mowing your lawn? If so, what would you think about mowing a 150 miles of rugged wilderness trail while carrying your gasoline with you? Tim Olson has the story on a man who’s makes a big annual commitment to keeping the Maah Daah Hey Trail along the Little Missouri River

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Minot Fire Department managing turnover with new training

Minot’s Fire Department has a lot of new faces. From retirements to firefighters pursuing opportunities in other places, the turnover rate has been higher than wanted in recent years. And one solution to keeping Minot and our first-responders safe and satisfied with their work — increased training. KX News has the story on how the

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Flood acquisitions create maintenance challenge for City of Minot

The City of Minot has a lot to mow and with the acquisition of flood properties, that amount — along with the grass —  is growing at a steady pace. Alexus Arthur has the story on an emerging challenge for the City and cost for the citizens of Minot.

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Rural Flood Protection Plan Advancing

The Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project (MREFPP) is a basin-wide concept. Most of the spending is focused in Minot and other small towns, but there are options for those in the rural reaches as well. KX News has the update on the StARR program designed to acquire, relocate, or build ring dikes around flood threatened

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River Management Changes Still Years Away – Story | North Dakota

If you’re up to speed on Minot’s flood protection efforts, you’ve probably heard the term ‘parallel tracks’. That language describes the project’s sponsors attempt to improve flood protection through multiple efforts. One is the infrastructure project in Minot, another is the river management aspect that requires reworking an international agreement between Canada and the U.S. Jim

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Velva Landmark Demolished 

In Velva, the Welo building has marked the Main Street landscape since 1905, but as of today, it is no more. Residents described the demolition as bittersweet because of the building’s storied history; Jim Olson with KX News has the story.

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Where We’re Headed: North Dakota’s Lieutenant Governor-Elect Provides Insight

The first priority is the budget. After that’s settled, the long-term goal for the Burgum Sanford team is getting to wrok on revitalizing our small towns and communities. KX News has the story that includes an interview with Lieutenant Governor-Elect Brent Sanford.

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