A familiar face and voice in the Minot area for many years has died.
Long-time broadcaster Mark Ess died in a Fargo hospital at the age of 63.
Mark Ess made his mark on television in the region as a weatherman at KXMC-TV beginning in early 1970s.
He joined Dean Thurow and Russ Smith as one of the first news teams on local television locally.
In addition to his duties on KXMC, Mark Ess also hosted a very popular radio program on KCJB in Minot for decades.
If you'd like to pay your respects to Mark Ess, you're invited to sign a guest book at Thomas Family Funeral Home tomorrow between 2 and 5 PM.