Minot Daily News
MINOT, N.D. - If the skies are clear the view of a Blood Moon should be spectacular. A total lunar eclipse will occur Sunday night, Jan. 20, as the Earth will be positioned directly between the sun and a full moon. The resulting effect will cause the usually bright full moon to take on a reddish glow, known as a Blood Moon. The eclipse will begin at 9:33 p.m. Sunday as the Earth's shadow slowly begins to edge across the moon. Total eclipse will be achieved at 10:41 p.m. The eclipse will reach its maximum at precisely at 11:12 p.m.
WILLISTON, N.D. -- It sure looks good on a map. The reality remains to be seen. The Climate Prediction Center issued its monthly long-range temperature and precipitation outlooks Thursday. It contains very little change from earlier forecasts that North Dakota, and much of the United States, should experience warmer than usual temperatures December through February.
TOWNER, N.D. – The man charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and burglary in connection with an attack on a clergyman has had a new court appearance scheduled and a new judge assigned to his case. Chad Legare, 42, Alexandria, Minn., was to appear in Northeast District Court in Towner for a status conference Tuesday. However, that appearance, Legare's second, was canceled. Legare is now scheduled for an appearance before the court at 11 a.m. March 13.
MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, ND. – A contingency of B-52 bombers and airmen along with support equipment from Minot Air Force Base are in England for training. Last week about 300 airmen and four B-52 bombers along with support equipment deployed from Minot AFB to Royal Air Force Fairford in England. according to Air Force officials. There the bombers and personnel will take part in training with joint partners, allied nations and other U.S. Air Force units.
SAN FRANCISCO – A coalition of conservation and tribal citizen groups, including Fort Berthold Protectors of Water and Earth Rights in North Dakota, have filed a lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration's suspension of the federal Bureau of Land Management's rule to reduce natural gas that is leaked, vented or flared. The lawsuit filed in federal court in the northern district of California calls for the Waste Prevention Rule’s protections put back in place.
MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – Minot Air Force Base's 23rd Bomb Squadron conducted the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria over six months. The 23rd personnel and bombers recently returned to the Minot base, swapping places in the Middle East with the base's other bomb squadron, the 69th. "They flew over 500 sorties," said Col. Sloan Hollis, vice commander of the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base.
MINOT, N.D. -- A 28-year-old Minot man is accused of stealing more than $1,000 in cash that had been dropped on the floor and lost by another man in Acme Tool Crib on Nov. 11, 2016. Nicholas James Skelly is charged with Class C felony theft of property lost, mislaid or delivered by mistake. He could face up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
STANLEY, N.D. -- A former New Town teacher was sentenced to probation and time served for destroying a $6,695 printer with a hammer at the New Town High School this past winter.. Lukas Jeremy Kostelecky, who now lives in Dickinson, pleaded guilty to Class A misdemeanor criminal mischief in district court in Stanley on Thursday.
MINOT, N.D. -- The case of a 22-year-old Bismarck man diagnosed with a sleep disorder called sexomonia and accused of sexually abusing a young female relative in Minot two years ago was settled last month when he entered an Alford plea to a Class A misdemeanor charge of contributing to the deprivation of a minor. Aaron Michael Dietrich had claimed lack of criminal responsibility because he was asleep when the incidents occurred.
MINOT, N.D. -- A federal judge sentenced disgraced former Minot neurosurgeon Dr. Marc Eichler on Thursday to 36 months in prison for possession of child pornography, according to court records. Eichler was originally charged with child sex abuse offenses in district court in Minot.