News: Task force recommends three-board governance model for higher ed

The Governor’s Task Force on Higher Education has concluded their work. Their recommendation: a three-board governance models that tasks one board to each research university and one board to the regional and community college network throughout the state. Read the full news release from the Governor’s office below. — Official News Release, Office of Governor Burgum — BISMARCK, N.D. – Members of the Task Force for Higher Education Governance...

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Details on Deer Season

Commentary, News: Details on Deer Season

While North Dakota’s 2018 deer gun season continues through Nov. 25, it still generates a fair amount of questions and conversation preseason, midseason and postseason. First off, this year’s deer hunting season did open later than what a lot of people think is normal. The traditional deer opener for more than three decades has been the Friday before Nov. 11. That means the range for the deer opener,...

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Alderman Notes — City of Minot Committee of the Whole Agendas & Thoughts

News: Alderman Notes — City of Minot Committee of the Whole Agendas & Thoughts

The City of Minot’s City Council Committee of the Whole meet’s this week on Tuesday and Wednesday. The agendas are below along with notes from one Alderman. Of primacy in community concern, the disucssion on the future of Minot’s landfill will take place Tuesday. Committee of the Whole Tuesday, October 30, 2018 – 4:15 PM City Council Chambers 1. AUDITORIUM MAIN ARENA FLOOR REPLACEMENT – FINAL PAYMENTS The...

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Alderman Notes: Committee of the Whole, Wednesday, September 26

Meetings & Agendas, News: Alderman Notes: Committee of the Whole, Wednesday, September 26

Included below is the City of Minot’ City Council Committee of the Whole agenda for September 26, 2018. Also included in red are one Alderman’s questions, comments, and concerns. 1.SAND AWARD OF BID (PROJECT NUMBER 4229) On September 13, 2018 the Public Works Department opened bids for washed sand for the upcoming snow removal season. Three bids were received. It is recommended the City Council award the bid...

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Alderman Notes: Committee of the Whole, September, 25, 2018

Meetings & Agendas, News: Alderman Notes: Committee of the Whole, September, 25, 2018

Included below is the City of Minot’ City Council Committee of the Whole agenda for September 25, 2018. Also included in red are one Alderman’s questions, comments, and concerns. 1. FINAL PAYMENT- LIBRARY CHILLER REPLACEMENT – LIB030 As approved at the October, 2017 City Council meeting, the Minot Public Library replaced an air conditioning unit (chiller) in the early spring of 2018. C&C Plumbing & Heating, L.L.P. was...

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News: Committee of the Whole, August 1st, 2018

The City of Minot’s City Council Committee of the Whole will meet Wednesday, 4:15 at City Hall to consider the following agenda items. 1. BUILDING RELOCATION REQUEST TO 605 11TH AVE SE- PATRICK SCHMIDT It is recommended the Committee and Council approve the relocation of the single family residence, from 1709 3rd Ave NE, Berthold, ND 58718, to 605 11th Ave SE, Minot, ND 58701, also known as, S/D...

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City of Minot Committee of the Whole, July 31, 2018

News: City of Minot Committee of the Whole, July 31, 2018

The City of Minot’s City Council Committee of the Whole will meet Tuesday at 4:15 to consider the following agenda items. 1. FINAL PAYMENT – 30TH AVE GRAVITY SEWER (3490.5) The 30th Ave Gravity Sewer project constructed a gravity sewer in 30th Ave NE to convey waste water from 13th St NE to Livingston Coulee Lift Station. The project was bid in April of 2017 and the low...

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A breath of hope for America on North Dakota’s Enchanted Highway

News: A breath of hope for America on North Dakota’s Enchanted Highway

Extending South of Interstate 94 in Western North Dakota, you’ll find an oddity that is uniquely and inspiringly American. It is the Enchanted Highway, and with all the negativity that surrounds us these days, one journalist from Chicago sees it as a sign that our path out of the morass is in front of us. Read the full story on the Chicago Tribune. Image by Will Kincaid with...  summary by: Josh Wolsky

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News: Pop-up construction to demonstrate downtown development ideas

What if there was a way to test the effectiveness of new traffic control structures and how they impact both drivers and pedestrians? What if you could do it without spending a bunch of money? With a little paint and labor, it can be done. And they’re doing it in Grand Forks. Check out this article with a video proving that testing before investing makes sense.  summary by: Josh Wolsky

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News: Grand Forks’ Alerus Center reports strong 2018

Grand Forks’ Alerus Center is a city-owned building, and in past years, there have been management and money problems. Last July, the City entered into a management agreement with Spectra, a national venue company, and in the first year, there is progress to report. Emily Allen has the story on getting a local event venue closer to self-supporting.  summary by: Josh Wolsky

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