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Minot Curling Club

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News: Board of Higher Education Revises Legislation to Restrict Open Records

The State Board of Higher Education revised the language in its proposed legislation on restricting access to University President evaluations. New language clarifies that final reviews will be made public. Additionally, language on restricting internal draft audits was removed. [...]

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News: Reform Sales Tax Monies Distribution?

Representative Gary Sukut (District 1, Williston) is proposing a new formula for distributing money raised from the state sales tax. The proposed system would adjust amounts distributed to minor-hub towns so money is distributed by sales volume rather than population. [...]

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News: Edison School to Get $6.3 Million Expansion

The money was approved in the $39.5 million bond issue that was approved last April. Among the priority reasons for the renovation and expansion, getting student classrooms out of the basement. [...]

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News: Innovations in Municipal Government

The City of Boston is at the tip of spear when it comes to innovations in municipal government and use of technology. This article outlines some neat tools that speak to an exciting, more efficient future. Read it directly from the Microsoft New England Blog here: [...]

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News: Senator Hoeven’s Minot Offices Moves to Federal Building

Senator Hoeven’s office has moved to the Federal Building, Suite 107. The office is open form 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Friday. Sally Johnson is the office’s Regional Director. Click through if you’d like a map of the location. [map_locations] [...]

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Curio: Women: Learn How Often You Should See Your OBGYN

The accepted standard used to be see your OBGYN once a year, but improved testing accuracy has allowed that standard to change in some cases. Learn how often you should be seeing your doctor in this informative report form Valley News Live. [...]

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News: Enbridge Making Plans to Replace Dated Pipeline in Minnesota and Beyond

The first in series of open houses intended to inform and explain the company’s plan was held in Clearbrook, MN. The goal is to replace more than 1,000 miles of pipeline that was installed as early as 1968. [...]

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News: Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND Fined by State

— Official News Release — North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Adam Hamm today announced the issuance of a consent order with Noridian Mutual Insurance Co. which sells health insurance in North Dakota as Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND). The order was issued after the completion of a market conduct examination into several claims [...]

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News: Amtrak: Riders Growing, On-time Performance Slipping

People continue to turn to Amtrak is a transportation solution getting to and from North Dakota, but the rail company’s on-time performance is not very good (~25% on-time rate). It is hoped that new track between Minot and Williston will help. [...]

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Curio: Heading to Vegas Anytime Soon?

The odds are pretty good that you’ll get hoodwinked by unscrupulous cab driver. Get informed, get a laugh, and get a clear picture of government bureaucracy doing some of its finest work all in this one article. [...]

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News: Universty System Looks to Limit Open Records in Some Cases

The proposal outlined at the November 20th State Board of Higher Ed meeting would remove public early access to internal draft audits and presidential evaluations. The records would eventually be released after the SBHE and University system addressed the evaluations and audits internally. [...]

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News: Watford City Schools to Have Full Time Resource Officer (Police Presence)

Starting early next year, Watford City will have a full-time Resource Officer stationed in community schools. The position will be based in the high school, but will make weekly visits to other schools. [...]

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News: Governor Dalrymple Releases 2015-2017 Budget

Governor Dalyrmple released his proposed budget for the 2015-2017 biennium. The proposed $15.7 billion budget is a record amount that includes significant spending for oil impacted counties. For independent press coverage of the budget, read Nick Smith’s article on the Bismarck Tribune. The Governor’s complete news release on the budget including pdf versions of charts [...]

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News: Fargo’s Mayor Walaker Passed Away

He was widely acknowledged as the man responsible for saving Fargo during the 2009 flood crisis. He passed away unexpectedly Tuesday evening after a battle with cancer. [...]

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News: County Commission Paves Way for Sales Tax Funded Jail Expansion

In order to use the sales tax for jail expansion, the County Commission needed to update an ordinance and approve it. That happened at Tuesday’s meeting, allowing sales tax money — if approved by voters in February — to be used for the jail expansion. [...]

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News: Chancellor Skogen Comments on Open Meeting Violations

Board of Higher Education Interim Chancellor Larry Skogen spoke to the Minot Kiwanis club yesterday. The topics included the Board’s continued problem with open meeting and open record laws and the search for a new Chancellor. [...]

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