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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News: Health Department warns of cyanotoxin in North Dakota waters, animal deaths reported

The hotter-than-usual weather combined with little rain has sped up mother nature’s clock when it comes to creating ripe conditions for blue-green algae development. The blue-green algae release cyanotoxins into water sources that can be fatal if ingested. Several cattle deaths have already been reported. Kim Fundingsland with the Minot Daily News has the story.  summary by: Josh Wolsky

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News: County Upholds Right-of-Way Policy

A months-long debate over a decades-old Ward County policy that requires landowners to donate right-of-way land to the County upon platting land up to 40 acres has been decided. But opponents of the policy say they will not quit. Jill Schramm with the Minot Daily News has the story on the landowner rights versus the County issue.  summary by: Josh Wolsky

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