Ward County Commission Agenda | June 18, 2024

The Ward County Commission will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, June 4, 2024, at 9:00 AM in the Commission Chambers at the Ward County Administrative Building, located at 315 3rd St SE. The meeting will begin with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by the roll call and approval of the meeting agenda. The full

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City Council Agenda | June 17, 2024

The Minot City Council will hold its regular meeting on Monday, June 3, 2024, at 5:30 PM in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, located at 10 3rd Ave SW. Residents in need of special accommodations are encouraged to contact the City Clerk’s office at 857-4752. This meeting will include the roll call, Pledge

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Write-in Candidates Fill Field for November County Commission Election

Four write-in candidates for seats on the Ward County Commission have qualified for the November general election. Two declared candidates, Shelly Weppler and Jedidiah Rader were unofficially qualified at the close of Tuesday’s primary election, but write-in candidates needed at least 300 votes and remain in the top six overall to qualify for the November

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2024 Local Election & Local Primary Results

Below are election results that have been posted to the Secretary of State’s tracking system. Minot City Council Minot Park Board Minot Public School Board Ward County Commissioner (Primary) Ms. Weppler and Mr. Rader advance to the November election. If write in candidates receive 300 votes they advance to the November election. Declared write-in candidates

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Today’s City Council Choices Brought to You By #MakeMinot

As you (hopefully) head to the polls today, one of the races you’ll be asked to decide – if you live in Minot – is who to choose for Minot’s City Council. When you get to that portion of the ballot, you’ll encounter seven names. You’ll only get to choose three of them. Hopefully you

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Finding public bathrooms in New York City just got easier, And Why it Matters in Minot

“Everyone — seniors, parents with kids, anyone enjoying the day outdoors, needs access to a public bathroom without having to buy anything or beg for a code,” That’s the quote from Deputy Mayor for Operations Meera Joshi. In Minot, public restrooms have long been on the list of infrastructure needed to help Downtown Minot become a

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12,000 pounds of Wishek sausage sells out in West Fargo

Those Germans from down Wishek area are famous for their sausage, and the word is getting out in a big way. A recent sausage wagon sent to Fargo with 12,000 pounds of deliciousness saw people lining up more than 2-hours early and sold out before the days was over. Get all the savory details from

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How Much Extra Will We Pay to Buy Local?

There’s no shortage of ‘buy local’ campaigns across the country, and for good reason. The idea is simple, If we spend more of our dollars with local businesses, those same dollars will recirculate in our communities and have a larger impact. The alternative is spending at a place like Walmart where the dollars are exported

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We Did No Harm, And Look What Happened!

Sometimes, all we have to do to create something, is not destroy something. It’s not a complicated idea, but it is – apparently –  not a commonly understood one, either. It’s also one we need to be reminded of from time to time. This is one of those times. There’s a story from three years

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This is What I See, This is Why I’m Struggling

If you’ve been following my news and commentary on the Nok Back Tavern acquisition, you must be thinking, “he really liked that place.” And yes, I do enjoy a beer with friends. Sadly, I never made it to the Nok Back Tavern. Perhaps that’s its own lesson in what happens when we don’t support our

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Council Votes 4-3 to Release Records on Nok Back Tavern Discussions

On a 4-3 vote, Minot City Council voted to release executive session records from April 15th and May 6th related to the purchase of the Nok Back Tavern properties. This story is part of ongoing coverage of the land acquisition that has raised questions on executive session practices and transparency. An Attorney General Opinion has

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City of Minot Will Skip Planning Commission Approval Prior to Demolition

The City of Minot intends to demolish the recently purchased Nok Back Tavern property without first seeking Planning Commission approval for zoning changes or future land use changes.

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Ward County Commission Agenda | June 4, 2024

The Ward County Commission will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, June 4, 2024, at 9:00 AM in the Commission Chambers at the Ward County Administrative Building, located at 315 3rd St SE. The meeting will begin with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by the roll call and approval of the meeting agenda. The full

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Minot City Council Agenda | June 3, 2024

The Minot City Council will hold its regular meeting on Monday, June 3, 2024, at 5:30 PM in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, located at 10 3rd Ave SW. Residents in need of special accommodations are encouraged to contact the City Clerk’s office at 857-4752. This meeting will include the roll call, Pledge

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Candidate Questionnaire: Sell Minot!

A 28-year-old female medical doctor, finishing her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, has three job offers of equal pay and professional environments: Minot, Duluth, and Billings.

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Candidate Questionnaire: The Property Tax Hero?

Suspend reality for a moment. Instead of the office you are seeking, imagine you are elected Dictator of Minot for a 15-year term.

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