Election 2016: Meet Your Minot Park Board Candidates

This coming Tuesday is an election day across North Dakota. For state offices, this is a standard primary election whereby we narrow the field down to the final candidates who will appear on the November ballot. But for local races, this is it. This is your only chance to cast a vote for our City

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Minot Fun Zone to Open February 1st

The Minot Park District has teamed up with the Minot Area Community Foundation and the City of Minot’s Recreation department to create a new winter time activity center. The Minot Fun Zone will be open in the February 1st from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Monday and Wednesday mornings. It’s located in the Armory, the

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The Opportunity is Now, Funding a Free Flowing Souris River

Last fall I published an idea for Minot developed by the team at Ackerman Estvold; it was an engineering solution to open up the river and restore active water flow to the long-abandoned dead loops. The plan also called for the removal of the cofferdams, the permanent structures that cross the river channel and create

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Winnipeg Making the Most of River Recreation Opportunities

When life gives you winter, make winter fun. That seems to be the attitude of the folks in Winnipeg who convert the Assiniboine and Red Rivers into frozen skating trails when the ice becomes safe enough. Maybe it’s an idea for the Souris River too.

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Lace ’em up: Downtown Fargo skating rink opens

A joint private-public project in Fargo has people lacing up skates in the downtown business district. It’s a trial rink for the next few years, but if successful the city and parks plan to make permanent.

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Grand Forks Park District Looks to Adopt 5-year Plan

The Grand Forks Park District has mapped out their five-year plan and is expected to formally adopt it at their August meeting. The plan highlights modifications and additions as recommended by a six-month study provided by a consulting firm.

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Minot Parks & Ward County to Collaborate on Trail Between MAFB & Minot

Last Tuesday’s Park Board meeting had some exciting news for outdoor recreation fans — especially those that like old fashioned pedal bikes. An abandoned rail spur between the Northeast part of Minot and the South entrance to Minot Air Force Base will be repurposed towards a recreation and biking trail connecting Minot and the base.

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Minot Park District Spraying for Mosquitos

Considering the warm spring, the mosquitos in town seemed to have a slow start, but they’ve come on with a vengeance lately. Officials at Minot Park District have noticed, and they’re working to keep the pesky creatures at bay. KX News has the story.

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