News: Push-Mowing to Preserve the Maah Daah Hey Trail

Are you one who dreads mowing your lawn? If so, what would you think about mowing a 150 miles of rugged wilderness trail while carrying your gasoline with you? Tim Olson has the story on a man who’s makes a big annual commitment to keeping the Maah Daah Hey Trail along the Little Missouri River a resource for all of us!  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: Rural Flood Protection Plan Advancing

The Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project (MREFPP) is a basin-wide concept. Most of the spending is focused in Minot and other small towns, but there are options for those in the rural reaches as well. KX News has the update on the StARR program designed to acquire, relocate, or build ring dikes around flood threatened properties.  summary by: Josh Wolsky

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News: River Management Changes Still Years Away – Story | North Dakota

If you’re up to speed on Minot’s flood protection efforts, you’ve probably heard the term ‘parallel tracks’. That language describes the project’s sponsors attempt to improve flood protection through multiple efforts. One is the infrastructure project in Minot, another is the river management aspect that requires reworking an international agreement between Canada and the U.S. Jim Olson has the story on the prospects of moving forward on the river...  summary by: Josh Wolsky

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News: Velva Landmark Demolished 

In Velva, the Welo building has marked the Main Street landscape since 1905, but as of today, it is no more. Residents described the demolition as bittersweet because of the building’s storied history; Jim Olson with KX News has the story.  summary by: Josh Wolsky

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News: WAWS Work Likely To Slow With Tighter State Budget

The Western Area Water supply was a grand plan designed to bring Missouri River water to a huge portion of Northwest North Dakota. Financed by the legislature and industrial water sales, the project hasn’t been without controversy, but hook ups are continuing. This legislative session, WAWS will be seeking an additional 29 million to keep progress moving.  summary by: Josh Wolsky

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Election Perspective: Racist sign left at MSU Moorhead dorm

Commentary, News: Election Perspective: Racist sign left at MSU Moorhead dorm

MSU Moorhead is investigating an ugly incident involving overt racism. Is this part of the Trump-effect? Did Mr. Trump’s campaign and election embolden those among us who are actually racist, who are actually deplorable? If so, we are all going to have to set an example making it clear that this behavior is not acceptable.  summary by: Josh Wolsky

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