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Save the Valley: A Minot Flood Protection Game

In the spirit of starting the discussion on the City of Minot’s Phase II National Disaster Resiliency Competition application, here’s another idea that might make Minot a bit more disaster resilient. Part of being a flood resilient community is understanding the dynamic forces that funnel water […]

Is this obscure marker enough of a reminder?

Idea for Minot: Let Us Never Forget 2011

The City of Minot is close to wrapping up its Phase II National Disaster Resilience Competition application. The goal: show contest judges Minot has a solid action plan to make our community more resilient to the impacts of flooding. There will be public meetings and the […]


The Train Station Road is an Embarrassment for Minot

I do not live in Minot but, I work here. I try to keep up with everything that is going on in the Magic City but, I am by no means “in the know.” Having disclosed that, I am wondering if anyone has driven by the […]


#City Council Reform: Don’t Let Perfect Interfere with Good

Let’s cut right to the chase. I think the petition to reduce the number of alderman on the Minot City Council is a great idea. Over the course of my adult lifetime, I have lived in Fargo-Moorhead, Grand Forks and Bismarck, in addition to being a […]


City Council Reform: A Response to Alderman Seymour

The oldest play in the political handbook is stoke fear and create doubt. To that end, Aldermen Seymour’s recent letter in The Minot Daily was masterful. Unfortunately for Minot and the democratic process, most of it simply wasn’t true. As a member of #MakeMinot, the group […]


The Legal Foundation for Minot’s City Council, Can You Find It?

In my investigation into how Minot does municipal government, I uncovered an interesting and possibly even disturbing fact. Nowhere in Minot’s easily accessible governing documents, i.e., our home rule charter, and our published code of ordinances, is there any written, legal foundation for our present Ward-based […]


Full Disclosure: City Council Reform, #MakeMinot, and Some Seriously Biased Reporting

If you’ve been with The Minot Voice since the beginning,  you know one of the issues I’m passionate about and believe in is City Council reform. When you look back over the last few years and discover that only 6 of the last 25 ‘elections’ for […]


WARNING: IRS Scammers Trolling Minot Phone Numbers

The Minot Police Department Crime Prevention Unit would like to remind area residents to be vigilant for the “IRS Scam”. The scammers have been calling victims while claiming to be with the Internal Revenue Service. The caller then claims that the victim owes them money, and […]

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