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Learn: Swedish Students Get Winter Survival Lesson in “isvaksovning”

What do you do if you’re out ice fishing and you fall through the ice? You’ll know if you’ve had a lesson in ‘isvaksovning’. That’s the hole-in-the-ice exercise that Swedish students take part in through their physical education class in the Sollentuna municipality. Participation is not required; all the students participate. Get the full story [...]

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News: Be On the Look Out for Canadian Super Pig

If you had ‘Canadian Super Pig’ on your bingo card of things to worry about, you may be a winner in today’s guess the news game. Levity aside, these pigs are no joke. They’re cross-bred from domestic varieties and wild boars and are adapting quickly to the cold of Northern climates, and it’s not a [...]

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News: Rural Americans Impacted More By Inflation

If you didn’t know what inflation meant a year ago, the odds are high that has changed. You don’t need to know the word to feel the burden of higher prices. And when the dollar loses value and everything costs more, rural places feel it more. That’s the opinion of one Colorado State economics professor [...]

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Perspectives: Montana students standing up for their futures

Speaking toward the future, there’s no one more impacted by the issues of the day than the young people among us. From curriculum to climate change, the younger you are the longer you’ll have to live with the decisions made today. And in Montana, youth engagement in political action becoming a force to reckon with. [...]

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News: Minot Assault Leads to Homicide After Victim Passes Away.

Minot Police Department issued the following news release regarding an assault that took place Friday. The victim passed away Sunday; charges have been upgraded to Murder. — Official News Release, Minot Police Department — On 02.17.23 (Friday) at approximately 6:44 PM officers responded to a NW Minot hotel for a report of anassault. Upon arrival, [...]

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News: Minot City Council Agenda, February 21, 2023

Minot’s City Council will meet Tuesday, February 21, at 5:30 in the Council Chambers at City Hall. The following agenda will be considered. Minot City Council meetings are live-streamed through the City’s Youtube Channel found here. The meeting will consider the agenda attached below. Notable items include an adjustment to a previous MAGIC Fund investment, [...]

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News: Ward County Commission Meeting, February 21, 2023

The Ward County Commission will meet Tuesday, February 21st at 9:00 am for the second of their regular monthly meetings. The meeting will take place at the Ward County Administration Building on 3rd Street in downtown Minot. The Commission will consider the following agenda: [...]

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News: Minot Park Board Meeting, February 21, 2023

The Minot Park Board will meet for its monthly meeting Tuesday, February 21st at 5:30 p.m. Park Board meetings take place in room 203 of the Municipal Auditorium and are live-streamed from the Park District’s Youtube channel here. The agenda linked here will be considered. [...]

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News: Legislative Round Up, February 19, 2023

North Dakota’s legislature meets once every two years, and our state Constitution requires they complete their business in 80 days or less. It means when they’re in session, they’re working and making news. Here’s a round-up of the latest from the legislature. But before we get to the news, we’ve built a new tool that [...]

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News: Souris Basin Planning Council’s Business Accelerator Fund recommended for refill

A little economic development tool with big impacts is recommended for a refill. Souris Basin Planning Council manages the Business Accelerator Fund; it delivers a local match for participation in the Bank of North Dakota’s Flex PACE program to buy down interest rates for qualifying businesses. On Friday, the MAGIC Fund steering committee recommended tapping [...]

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Learn: The Anatomy of North Dakota Forestry

This semester, I’m teaching an on-campus class called River and Stream Resource Management. I’m having a blast with the class, but I’m struggling a little with some of the terminology. I’m a forester and a lot of the material is new to me. If you can explain “entrenchment ratio” to me, I’d appreciate it. Technical [...]

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Perspectives: Architecture Firm plans to revitalize oft-ignored corner of downtown Fargo

What does it take to turn a blighted empty building into a productive space again? In Fargo, an architecture firm is answering the questions with a simple answer — vision. Craftwell Architecture and Construction is a Fargo firm in the process of designing a space for itself inside a former car service business. Inforum has [...]

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Learn: Gov. Burgum’s Deep Dakota roots

Governor Burgum’s family beat the railroad to North Dakota and crossed paths with the characters that epitomize the story of the west and frontier settlement. From Custer to Sitting Bull and a doctor named Slaughter, get the full story on the Governor’s colorful family history in the Inforum article linked below. [...]

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News: Enigmatic billboards mystify North Dakota travelers

If you’ve driven I-94 near Jamestown in the past year, you may have noticed some billboards that didn’t quite explain themselves. From Caesar Salad museums to unremarkable snakes, the signs are attention grabbing if not confusing. Well, there’s a bit more to the story, and you can get it at the Grand Forks Herald. [...]

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News: Downtown & MDN Editors Lukewarm on ‘Free’ Parking Plan

Last week, City Council voted to make parking in the Renaissance Parking free starting April 1. It was the solution to making sure City staff had parking when City Hall moved downtown later this spring. Following that decision, Minot Daily News reporter Jill Schramm reached out to downtown business owners to get their thoughts on [...]

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News: North Dakota lawmakers toss bills to boost campaign finance transparency; two others still in the process

Do you want to know who’s funneling money into what North Dakota issues and campaigns? The North Dakota legislature has a long tradition of saying you don’t need that information, but money targeting Republicans in the last election cycle has made for some unlikely political allies. The vote tally is getting closer, but two bills [...]

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