News: In Winnipeg, Buy local plan fails to gain traction

A proposal from the Winnipeg City Council requested the City develop a policy that gave an advantage to local firms seeking the opportunity to earn City business. But upon further review, the recommendation of an administrative report is to better communicate opportunities to local businesses, but not give them favor on contract terms. This issue has been considered by Minot City Council which makes it an outside perspective...  summary by: Josh Wolsky

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News: Minot Fire Department managing turnover with new training

Minot’s Fire Department has a lot of new faces. From retirements to firefighters pursuing opportunities in other places, the turnover rate has been higher than wanted in recent years. And one solution to keeping Minot and our first-responders safe and satisfied with their work — increased training. KX News has the story on how the Fire Department’s leadership is responding to the challenge.  summary by: Josh Wolsky

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News: Three express interest in vacant Minot City Council seat

The election of Shaun Sipma to the role of Mayor left a vacancy on City Council. Former Council-members Steve Podrygula, Dave Shomento, as well as School Board member Mitch Kraft have expressed interest in the position. The Minot Daily News has more details; a special City Council meeting is anticipated sometime after July 11th to fill the vacancy.  summary by: Josh Wolsky

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Minot, Let’s call it Diagon Alley

Commentary: Minot, Let’s call it Diagon Alley

When was the last time you went for a drink at the Blue Rider? If it’s been a while, put it on your ‘to do’ list. When you go, take a moment to walk across the street and check out the buildings and the well-hidden diagonal alley along the railroad tracks. It’s not much to look at right now so be careful about muttering your thoughts out loud,...

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#GoodTalkMinot Mayoral Candidate Interviews

News: #GoodTalkMinot Mayoral Candidate Interviews

Over the past week, Jonah Lantto and I sat down with each City Council candidate to talk Minot issues. Watch the interviews below. On June 12, you’ll have the opportunity to vote for one of these individuals. Shaun Sipma Tim Mihalick Upate: In the initial publication of this post, the embed code for another candidate was inadvertently posted twice. This post has been updated to reflect the proper...

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