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City of Minot: Capital Improvement Updates

Surrounding the MARC discussion, there have been lots of questions about where the City of Minot is at regarding several big, capital improvement projects. The biggest item in our future is flood protection, and The Minot Voice have an update on that next week, but recently […]


The MARC: Election Headquarters

We’re on a mission to make you a ridiculously well-informed voter and towards that end we’ve put everything related to the Minot Aquatics & Recreation Center together on a single page. Get news, opinion, election details and a lot more, right here.


The Welcome Presentation

There’s a lot going on here at The Minot Voice.com that we want you to know about. Check out this post for an easy, fun presentation that will bring you up to speed fast.

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Republicans Propose Removing Oil Price Trigger in Exchange for Lower Rate

Republican legislators proposed a late-session bill that would remove the oil-tax price triggers from oil production tax equation in exchange for a slightly lower overall tax rate. Details from Mike Nowatzki.

summary by: Josh Wolsky

House Does End-Run Around the Senate To Pass Income Tax Cuts Anyway

We all know the world of politics is as much gamesmanship and savvy as it is issues and idealism. Want a peek at how it really works? Rob Port at Say Anything Blog provides the back-story and context surrounding the ND House’s passage of an income-tax bill.

summary by: Josh Wolsky


Dalrymple Signs Bill Establishing State Grant Program for Early Childhood Education

– Official News Release, Governor Dalrymple — Gov. Jack Dalrymple today signed into law Senate Bill 2151, establishing a state grant program for early childhood education. The bill provides $3 million in state grants to certified pre-kindergarten programs that serve low-income children. “This legislation is a […]


Hoeven: Canadian Pacific Railway Commits to Keeping Key Crossing in Enderlin Open

Enderlin, a small town in SE North Dakota took on Canadian Pacific in a short-lived federal lawsuit last fall, the issue — trains sitting in town blocking crossings. The suit was quickly dropped, but it appears a compromise has been reached after all. The full news […]

Manitoba Flood Forecast Misses Mark, Costs Farmers

Flood forecasting is tricky business, and farmers in Manitoba will pay the price for a missed forecast this year. Get the full story on the unanticipated larger flows into the upper Assiniboine river from the Winnipeg Free Press.

summary by: Josh Wolsky

McKenzie County Well Sets Initial Production Record

Bakken oil wells typically have high initial production and then gradually decline over time, but information that has recently become public shows a well in McKenzie county has set a record for initial production at 7,824 barrels per day.

summary by: Josh Wolsky

Solar Power will Soon be as Cheap as Coal

Improvements in the underlying technology and manufacturing efficiencies are driving the price of solar energy down towards the competitive realms.

summary by: Josh Wolsky


Highway Patrol Nabs Driver with 6 Pounds of Marijuana Near Minot

– Official News Release, ND Highway Patrol — On Tuesday, a trooper performed a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling west of Minot near Burlington on U.S. Highway 2. During the course of the stop, a search of the vehicle was conducted, revealing approximately six pounds […]

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