#GoodTalkMinot – Middle-earth and Park District 5-Year Planning

Commentary, News: #GoodTalkMinot – Middle-earth and Park District 5-Year Planning

What do Middle-earth, the mythological realm of J.R.R. Tolkien, and the Minot Park District’s 5-year planning process have in common? They’re both topics of this week’s #GoodTalkMinot conversations. On our first hour we’re joined by Director Kena Davidson and Actor Cade Solberg. Out topic: the Magic City Playmaker’s upcoming production of The Hobbit. Watch below to hear a few tricks of the theater trade, what it’s like to catch...

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Park Board Candidates Comment on Property Tax Subsidies of Regional Attractions

News: Park Board Candidates Comment on Property Tax Subsidies of Regional Attractions

From our reading of the 2018 Park District budget, Roosevelt Park Zoo is expected to operate at an ~$1,000,000 deficit. Operation of MAYSA is expected to cost ~$700k above forecast revenue. Does your reading of the budget affirm those numbers? If not, please explain. If yes, is it appropriate that citizens of Minot bear the entire cost of subsidizing these regional attractions through the Minot Park District property...

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Park Board Candidates Comment on the Park District Mission

News: Park Board Candidates Comment on the Park District Mission

A mission statement sits at the very core efforts and goals of an organization. In this second question directed to Park Board candidates, we asked them to evaluate the Park District’s mission statement. This is the Park District’s mission statement: “To provide a broad-based opportunity for the citizens of Minot and its visitors to enhance their quality of life through its parks and recreational facilities. To increase public...

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Park Board Candidates Provide a SWOT Self Assessment

News: Park Board Candidates Provide a SWOT Self Assessment

The first of The Minot Voice’s Minot Park Board election coverage begins with an executive summary SWOT. SWOT is an acronym for strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats and the analysis is used to help organizations begin a self-assessment. Below you’ll find each Park Board candidate’s brief thoughts on a Minot community and City SWOT. Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Speak to all of them for both the Park...

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News: Minot area needs up to $400 million for water projects

Between flood protection and NAWS, water-related infrastructure is what we’re going to be paying for Minot for a while. Minot’s Liasion Committee met yesterday, and among the discussion, pieces was how we’re going to meet our financial obligations on these projects. Jill Schramm with the Minot Daily News has the story.  summary by: Josh Wolsky

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News: Boston Is Covered In Goose Poop and People Are Mad As Hell

It’s a problem that’s growing across the country, but in Boston, citizens have become particularly vocal. Motherboard has that story. We have our own goose challenges in Minot, and if you haven’t been through Oak Park in a while, it’s worth a trip. We have some new methods for managing our increasingly-resident goose population.  summary by: Josh Wolsky

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