Extreme bike race heralds Halloween come Oct. 28

The Extreme North Dakota Twelve Hour Mountain Bike of Enduring Delirium takes place Oct. 28 at Turtle River State Park in Arvilla.

Ride solo, $75, or as part of a relay team, $35 per person, on a course for 12 hours. The course has lots of single track, some fast double track and even a smidgen of road riding. Racer-chosen music will be pumping at the finish of every lap, hidden Halloween candy on the course and a few spooky sections.

The race, limited to 120 riders, runs from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. A state park pass is required.

Minot moves forward with bow hunting ordinance

MINOT (AP) — The Minot City Council has taken its first step in banning bow hunting within city limits.

The Minot Daily News reports that the city approved an ordinance on first reading Monday after hearing from residents opposed to bow hunting. The ordinance would make hunting with an archery or crossbow in city limits punishable by fine.

A second reading will be required to put the ordinance into effect.

Safety concerns about bow hunting came after an animal nuisance committee considered ways to reduce the population of some animals, including deer.

Council member Josh Wolsky chairs the nuisance animal committee. He says the committee may bring back alternatives for dealing with deer.

-- Compiled from press releases and staff reports.