News: Harvey investing in streets and infrastructure

With the help of an infrastructure loan program through the Bank of North Dakota paid back by local property taxes, the town of Harvey is making a big investment in improving their streets and infrastructure. The $7.5 million project will go on all summer, and it’s a good reminder of how Minot’s neighboring small towns are required to pay for improvements. They don’t have the luxury of being...  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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News: County to try oil field brine for road dust control

An age-old problem in gravel-road country in getting a new take on an old solution. Dealing with dust and maintaining country roads — especially those traveled heavily during temporary uses like mining gravel — is an ongoing challenge. To address it, the County will be applying a brine solution byproduct from a local oil well on a trial basis. Jill Schramm has the story.  summary by: Josh Wolsky

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News: Ward County Sherrif’s Deputy Alleges Sexual Harassment from State’s Attorney

In a less-than-typical County Commission meeting, Ward County Sherrif’s deputy Tim Poston made public allegations of sexual harassment by State’s Attorney Roza Larson. Jill Schram with The Minot Daily News has the full coverage on what we know at this point. If there’s ever a time to read the full article and reserve judgment until the facts are collected and the investigation is complete, this would probably be...  summary by: Josh Wolsky

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News: Minot’s Hobbyist Model Airplane and UAS Pilots Find Growing Interest

There’s little doubt that the UAS industry is growing and full of potential, but where do people in the business get there start? In all likelihood, it’s on their own, through a friend, or perhaps through a grassroots group of like-minded enthusiasts. And it turns out, Minot has just such a community.  summary by: Josh Wolsky

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News: Marathon community facilities meeting ends in indecision

The community facilities allocation of Minot’s sales tax is set at 30% of 1-cent. By the end of 2017, it’s expected to have about $4.8 million available. The first step in deciding which projects are funded rests in the hands of a subcommittee of City Council members, and they met on Thursday to review applications. Requests exceeding dollars available and a difficult financial situation for the city led...  summary by: Josh Wolsky

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Commentary: Opioid epidemic forces us into new territory

In today’s Minot Daily editorial, Mike Sasses, editor of the Minot Daily provides some perspective on the new challenges created by opioid and drug abuse that’s more and more prevalent. When a judge has to consider whether granting someone bond may endanger their own life, we know we have a difficult problem to solve. Read the full editorial by following the source link.  summary by: Josh Wolsky

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Trinity finalizing costs, preparing for financing on new hospital

News: Trinity finalizing costs, preparing for financing on new hospital

Trinity’s new hospital planned for Southwest Minot is still moving forward despite the seeming inactivity. A contractor change and a design revision needed to bring the cost down to an estimated $275-$295 million; Trinity leaders expect sell bonds to finance the project this fall and begin construction next spring.  summary by: Josh Wolsky

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