Antique weapons reported stolen from Minot museumOfficials at the Ward County Historical Museum in Minot say thieves who broke in on Dec. 30 made off with valuable historical artifacts.
MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Officials at the Ward County Historical Museum in Minot say thieves who broke in on Dec. 30 made off with valuable historical artifacts.
Historical society board member Sue Bergan tells The Minot Daily News that officials initially thought nothing had been stolen, but they later realized that more than half a dozen antique shotguns and rifles and a Civil War-era sword were missing.
Officials did not immediately place a value on the stolen items. They are still trying to determine if anything else was taken. Bergan says the museum is still in disarray after last year's record Souris River flooding. The museum on the State Fairgrounds suffered about $1 million in damage.