City Council Agenda, April 20, 2020

Minot’s City Council will tackle a short agenda with big items on Monday, April 20, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. Among the issues headed for a decision: the downtown gathering space and a new City Hall. The full agenda can be viewed below. Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the meeting will be closed to

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What’s it like to run 200 miles?

Ryan Wagner is an ultramarathoner and now a world record holder as a member of the team that completed the Mount Everest mail run in the fastest recorded time. He’s also from Makoti. Catch up with what it takes to make it in the world of extreme endurance athletes in the #GoodTalk Minot conversation below.

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Who’s helping foster kids?

The number of kids in the state’s foster care program is growing at an alarming rate. Check out this #GoodTalk Minot conversation with Tanya Hennix, an Independent Living Coordinator with PATH ND to learn more about what we’re doing to support kids who’ve inherited a rough first dose of luck.

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City Council Agenda, Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Minot City Council will meet Tuesday, January 21, 5:30 pm at 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. CONSIDER THE REPORT OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION Documents: 01 (JAN)

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If the City doesn’t, who will? And if nobody does, then what?

The question of a City Hall relocation is on tonight’s City Council agenda. Item 7.5 asks the Council to act on the staff recommendation to drop the Big M building and chase the former Wells Fargo building for the City’s future home. I have a lot of questions I’d like answered before I act on

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City Council Agenda, January 6, 2020

Minot City Council will meet Monday, January 6, 5:30 pm at 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. MAYOR’S REPORT 3.1. MAYORAL APPOINTMENTS Documents: MEMO TO APPT JAN

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Musings on the melting pot

I recently attended a conference in Chicago where one of the featured speakers was a well- regarded demographer from the University of North Carolina. According to his research, for the first time ever in the USA, children in the first grade with brown skin, outnumber children with white skin. By his definition, children with brown

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A Modernist Skyscraper Falls in South Texas

It was built in 1962 by a locally owned bank. It was a community-marking achievement — a symbol — for its place and time. It was also filled with asbestos and went through multiple owners toward the end of its productive period. Eventually, it was scooped up by a speculator and fell into a state

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