Trinity Hospital Costs & Completion Date Updated, Estimated Price Now Above $500 Million

In an internal exchange email sent this morning (included below) to employees of Trinity Health, hospital administrators released revised cost estimates of the new medical campus under construction in Southwest Minot. The project, which is now being managed by JE Dunn Construction, has been plagued by contractor turnover as well as a construction-stopping explosion in

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The History of Humans Looking at Animals in Zoos

Spending an afternoon at the zoo is a Minot privilege we’ve enjoyed for nearly a hundred years. Visit the zoo today and you’ll immediately see the commitment and respect our Zoo staff has for their facility and the animals they’re charged with caring for. It’s in light of our current and future investments at the

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Kids left in cars in summer heat, a sobering reminder to set a reminder

Since laws keeping kids from front seats have been implemented, more and more are forgotten in the back seat. It’s not a matter of being a bad parent, it’s a matter of remembering. And if a parent misses just once, the consequences can be tragic. Check out this story out of South Carolin that serves

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Snow plows and marijuana laws on Minot City Council agenda for July 1, 2019

Minot City Council will meet Monday, July 1st, 5:30 pm at Minot City Hall to consider the agenda below. City Council meetings are open to the public or can be viewed on the City’s Youtube channel here or Facebook page here. 1. ROLL CALL 2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 3. PERSONAL APPEARANCES 4. PUBLIC HEARING- BUILDING

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Washington’s wealthiest town — home to Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates — going broke due to property tax restrictions

Outside of Seattle, the town of Medina is home to both Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates. But claiming fame due to two wealthy citizens doesn’t excuse the city from financial woes created by Washington’s property tax restrictions. In Washington, a 2007 law prevents municipalities from increasing property tax revenue by more than 1% annually unless

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Rural emergency: North Dakota ambulance services fight alarming lack of EMTs

There’s an emerging emergency in North Dakota’s small towns — a lack of people trained and willing to work as emergency medical professionals. The jobs are stressful, and in small towns, often involve responding to incidents involving people first responders know. Plus, if there’s pay, its minimal. Get the full story from the Fargo Forum.

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OSU study says pitbulls and dogs with wide mouths cause most damage when bites occur

In a study on dog bite severity by breed and type conducted by Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, researchers looked at data from 15 years of emergency room visits and information from other studies. Their findings: injuries from pitbulls are more frequent and severe. Watch the video recap of the study and read the full

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Minot City Council Agenda, Monday, June 17, 2019

Minot’s City Council will meet for their second of two regular monthly meetings to consider the agenda below on Monday, June 17th at 5:30 p.m. All meetings are open to the public and can be attended at Minot City Hall or watched via Internet livestream through the City’s Facebook page here or Youtube Channel here.

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