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Survey: 2016 State of Minot – Part I

Take a few minutes to share your thoughts on the issues that are most important in Minot at the start of 2016.

MAFB Upgrades in Obama’s Federal Budget

President Obama’s 2017 Federal budget includes earmarks for several upgrades at Minot Air Force Base. Eloise Ogden writing for The Minot Daily News has the story, but it requires entrance through a Google search page.

summary by: Josh Wolsky

NDSU Cuts $6.4 Million With Single Line Item

The State’s budget shortfall means every department has to roll back 4.05%, and they have until Wednesday to submit their plan. NDSU submitted their plans for reducing spending with a single line item reduction of $6.4 million in ‘operating expenses’.

summary by: Josh Wolsky

Minot High School to Compete in National Science Bowl

Minot High’s team of top science students will be taking their skills and smarts to the national science bowl competition. KMOT News has more on the story.

summary by: Josh Wolsky

ND Department of Health Sets New Guidelines for Salt Water Spills

The state Department of Health is going to issue guidelines regarding the remediation of saltwater spills. The goal is to make sure everyone has the same set of rules and that standards are consistent across all spills and locations.

summary by: Josh Wolsky

Honey Bees & Monarch Butterflies Get Habitat Boost from Federal Project

A public-private partnership program announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture hopes to incentivize building habitat that’s good for honey bees and monarch butterflies. The program will provide seed for putting land into habitat friendly plants and flowers as well as land rental.

summary by: Josh Wolsky


Souris Basin Planning Council Receives $66,000 for Economic Development

Senator Hoeven’s office announced $66,000 in Federal money that will be directed to the Souris Basin Planning Council. The grant will be used to develop a strategy to diversify the economy in the region. — Officials News Release, Senator Hoeven — WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, […]

It’s Open! Renaissance Parking Structure Ready for Cars

One of Minot’s embattled downtown parking garages is now open for cars. City leaders and project managers gathered Thursday afternoon to officially cut the ribbon. Work will continue around the structure as the commercial and residential space is built out.

summary by: Josh Wolsky

North Dakotan trade mission to Israel first of its kind

North Dakota officials were in Isreal and Egypt recently making inroads for the state’s agriculture and technology products. Of note was meeting on a joint project between an Israeli company and North Dakota UAS interests focused on agriculture.

summary by: Josh Wolsky

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