Minot City Council Committee of the Whole, Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Meetings & Agendas: Minot City Council Committee of the Whole, Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Minot City Council’s Committee of the Whole will meet Wednesday, March 28, 2018. The agenda of items for consideration is as follows. This meeting will be live-streamed through the City of Minot’s Youtube Channel. 1. BUILDING RELOCATION REQUEST- 1016 39TH ST SE The building to be moved is a 1997 year built 624 square foot detached garage. The structure is a 2 stall garage, 24 ft x 26...

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City Council Committee of the Whole, March 27, 2018

Meetings & Agendas: City Council Committee of the Whole, March 27, 2018

Minot’s City Council will meet as Committee of the Whole, Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Items for consideration are as follows. This meeting will be live-streamed through the City of Minot’s Youtube Channel. Committee of the Whole Tuesday, March 27, 2018 – 4:15 PM City Council Chambers 1.BUSH FOUNDATION COMMUNITY INNOVATION GRANT (G&A016) Over the last few years, a national crisis has begun to hit home in the Magic City:...

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News: African elephants are migrating to safety—and telling each other how to get there

Travel by night, because that’s safer. Poachers are out during the day. Listen for the language the people are speaking, that will tell you if they’re dangerous. Botswana is your goal; it’s safe there. The manner in which African elephants are adapting to an increasingly hostile world is extraordinary. This article tells the story.  summary by: Josh Wolsky

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News: The American midwest is quickly becoming a blue-collar version of Silicon Valley

There is a transformation taking place in the former industrial centers of the U.S. The economies in cities once characterized by factories and blue collar jobs are slowly becoming centers for what is known as ‘mid-tech’ jobs. ‘Mid-tech’ jobs are technology and programming related jobs that don’t require a 4-year degree, and the demographic shift away from the costs and traditional tech hubs is noteworthy.  summary by: Josh Wolsky

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News: New stats and a new plan for Grand Forks’ new Americans

In the greater Grand Forks area, there are more than 8,800 foreign-born residents living and working. And the manner in which those individuals are welcomed in and made to feel at home is the goal of a new ‘Welcoming City’ initiative spearheaded by the City of Grand Forks. Read more about it on The Grand Forks Herald.  summary by: Josh Wolsky

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News: N.D. State Sen. Grabinger running for Congress

A Jamestown area Democratic State Senator has entered the race for North Dakota’s lone House of Representatives seat. Inforum has the introductory article on John Grabinger. He’s the second Democrat to announce his intent to seek the Democratic nomination for the seat. Ben Hanson of Fargo has been declared for several months.  summary by: Josh Wolsky

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News: Studies are increasingly clear: Uber, Lyft congest cities

The common assumption is that ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft reduce demand on road infrastructure and reduce traffic and congestion. But the economics of a disruptive innovation on human behavior is rarely that simple. New studies are showing the low-cost of the service often captures a latent demand from users that would have otherwise walked, biked, used public transportation, or batched their trip. The result so far,...  summary by: Josh Wolsky

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News: New film urges action to protect Badlands from oil impacts

Teddy Roosevelt came to the North Dakota Badlands more than a 130 years ago, and the spirit of conservation was one of the ideals he took back to the East Coast and ultimately, the Presidency. And according to one group of North Dakota citizens, that same call to conservation is needed again in our state’s oil region. They’ve made a film encouraging action; Amy Dalrymple with the Bismarck Tribune...  summary by: Josh Wolsky

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Learn, News: The epic bender to celebrate the newly finished U.S. Constitution

Writing the U.S. Constitution was hard, thirsty work, and upon finishing our nation’s founding fathers excused themselves to the City Tavern to avail themselves of some relief. What transpired is still worthy of a retelling more than 230 years later. Remember the evening with this article on the Fargo Forum.  summary by: Josh Wolsky

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News: With legalization growing elsewhere, marijuana makes up half of North Dakota drug arrests

In North Dakota, more than 50% of drug arrests involve marijuana. Combine that with initiatives to fully legalize the drug and a patchwork of federal, state, and local laws that criminalize possession and what we have is a challenge for law enforcement and lawmakers. The Grand Forks Herald has a primer on the factors that will inform legalization efforts and the ripple effects through our governments and agencies.  summary by: Josh Wolsky

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