Minot Daily News
MINOT, N.D. -- Minot's Roosevelt Park Zoo officials wants the community to help reach the $5 million goal to finance a three-phase project for new lion, tiger and leopard habitats. On Wednesday, Roosevelt Park zoo director Becky Dewitz, Minot Parks executive director Ron Merritt and vice president of the Minot Zoo Crew and chairman of the Centennial Capital Campaign Jennifer Shirley announced the launch of the community's part in the campaign.
MINOT, N.D.—The City of Minot says it is taking corrective action to address a local developer's failure to perform under a federal grant. In 2013, the city entered into an agreement with 16th Crossing LLC to spend $5 million in Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery Development funds to provide public infrastructure improvements to a proposed development in southeast Minot. Although not required to do so by the development agreement, the city also spent an additional $951,194 from other funds on public infrastructure for this development.
MINOT, N.D. -- Former Minot Mayor Orlin Backes thought Minot was a great place and it could be even greater. Backes died Thursday at his home in Minot at age 82 following a battle with cancer. His son, Jon Backes, said his father was an avid promoter of Minot. “He tried to make Minot better than he knew it already was,” he said. He felt Minot Air Force Base was a great asset to Minot, said his son.
RUGBY, N.D. – A northern North Dakota farmer, Daryl Klein, is facing multiple counts of unlawful taking of a big game animal for shooting at least 20 deer because he was frustrated “with the deer eating his grain.” A North Dakota Game and Fish Department warden responding to a tip called in to the Report All Poachers hotline discovered “approximately 20” dead deer in or near the Klein farmstead near Balta. Some reports have the number of dead and wounded deer as high as 29.
MINOT, N.D. -- An 18-year-old Minot teen was sentenced to time served and two years of supervised probation Wednesday for shoplifting a handgun from Scheels in April, burglarizing a woman’s clothing store and for bail jumping. Court records show that Bryden Robert Charles Sommerfelt pleaded guilty to Class C felony theft of property, Class C felony burglary and to Class C felony bail jumping on Wednesday in district court in Minot.
MINOT, N.D -- A 25-year-old northern North Dakota man will serve just six years in prison for pointing a gun at a woman who was eight months pregnant, tying her up and robbing her house on April 8, 2016. "What I did was horrible," Jherik Anthony Hess of Burlington said at his sentencing hearing on Monday in Minot before Judge Richard Hagar. "I would never have done that in my right mind. There aren't words to describe how sorry I am."
MINOT, N.D. -- A 29-year-old Minot woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to using a fictitious name to file a child abuse or neglect complaint with Ward County Social Services against the father of her child.
MINOT, N.D. -- A 27-year-old Minot man is accused of groping a female correctional officer at the Ward County Jail on Sept. 15. Scott Ramon Parizek made an initial appearance on the Class A misdemeanor sexual assault charge on Wednesday in district court in Minot. If convicted, he could face up to a year in jail and $3,000 in fines. He could also be required to register as a sex offender.
MINOT, N.D. -- A 36-year-old Minot woman is accused of shaking her 13-year-old son, putting him in a headlock and scratching his neck with her diamond ring during an argument on Sunday.
MINOT, N.D. — A 28-year-old man was taken to the hospital after he was apparently shot while in a vehicle outside a Minot apartment complex early Monday, Nov. 6. The man, who has not been identified, suffered a gunshot wound and was driven to Trinity Hospital by another person in the vehicle, according to the Minot Police Department. Officers responded to the hospital at 12:48 a.m. after a report of the victim arriving there. He was in stable condition.