Farmland values changing in Ward County

Generally speaking, agricultural land values in Ward County are decreasing, but a change in soil mapping for some owners is still causing valuation — and thus, property tax — increases. Jill Schramm with the Minot Daily has the full story on the County’s effort to equalize land values across Ward County.

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Ward County Commission Agenda, Tuesday, June 4, 2019

The Ward County Commission will meet 9:00 am, Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at the Ward County Administration building to consider the following agenda. Approve Agenda Review and Approve the Minutes from the Regular Commission Meeting on May 21, 2019 Review and Approve the Regular Bills totaling $195,933.95 and Social Services Bills totaling $11,936.38 Leona Lochthowe-Facilities

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Ward County Planning Commission to take another stab at right-of-way dedication

Among the most contentious issues before Ward County leadership in past years is the ongoing policy that requires a land dedication as a part of platting land. A few years back, the County Commission failed to advance a proposed change that would have requirement. Since then, the County’s Planning Commission has seen a steady stream

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Ward County Commission Agenda, Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

The Ward County Commission will meet Tuesday morning, May 21st at 9:00 a.m. on the second flood of the Ward County Administration building to consider the following agenda. The online copy of the County Commission agenda can be found here. AGENDA FOR THE BOARD OF WARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Tuesday, May 21, 2019 9:00 a.m. –

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County to try oil field brine for road dust control

An age-old problem in gravel-road country in getting a new take on an old solution. Dealing with dust and maintaining country roads — especially those traveled heavily during temporary uses like mining gravel — is an ongoing challenge. To address it, the County will be applying a brine solution byproduct from a local oil well

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North Dakota’s Top Correction Officer Learns from Norwegian Example

It’s not often you’ll find a ‘Mother Jones’ article referenced on The Minot Voice. The reporting there makes many North Dakotan’s angry because we quickly draw adversarial lines opposed to their editorial positions. But occasionally, they cover a story that’s worthy of consideration. This is one of those examples. North Dakota’s top corrections officers took

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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

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Ward County asks N.D. board to stop cloud-seeding

Yesterday, the Ward County Commission voted unanimously to discontinue the County’s weather modification program for the rest of the year. This article on the story comes from the Grand Forks Herald — particularly local coverage.  But in the article, you’ll find a bit more scientific context (along with a bit of honest commentary) on the theory

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