Stepping up for Minot

People from Minot apparently don’t forget their roots.

Actor Josh Duhamel called Minot TV station KXMC today from Moscow. “It’s still home to me,” he said. “I feel silly sitting in Moscow filming a movie, and I feel like I want to be home.”

Duhamel called around 1 this morning and the story may be that a local TV station was still providing live coverage of a story at that hour. It’s impressive around-the-clock coverage by people who, in some cases, have their own families to worry about.

It’s a pretty neat trick, considering it only has about 10 people (including sports and weather) on its on-air roster.

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It’s a good example of why the size of local news staffs matters.

Update 2:12 p.m. – Minot officials have expanded their evacuation after officials announced another 2 to 3 feet of water will be released from an upstream lake.

  • Cathryn

    Hometown boy does good. That’s how we grow ‘em in North Dakota.

    -Cathryn,

    Bismarck, ND