Minot, Here’s your COVID-19 Response Grade

If you carry around a smart phone, chances are high that it’s tracking more about you than you realize. Most of the time that fact creeps us out, and rightly so. Our attitude towards these practices is probably shaped by the fact that historically this data has been used to sell things to us and

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Kids left in cars in summer heat, a sobering reminder to set a reminder

Since laws keeping kids from front seats have been implemented, more and more are forgotten in the back seat. It’s not a matter of being a bad parent, it’s a matter of remembering. And if a parent misses just once, the consequences can be tragic. Check out this story out of South Carolin that serves

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Police pursuit through Minot leads to arrest, multiple charges

A Sunday evening police pursuit though out Minot led to much community speculation. The Minot Police Department have issued the new release below regarding the incident and subsequent arrest. — Official News Release, Minot Police Department — On 6/23/19 at about 6:41 PM, officers responded to 2800 block of E. Burdick for the report of

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Rural emergency: North Dakota ambulance services fight alarming lack of EMTs

There’s an emerging emergency in North Dakota’s small towns — a lack of people trained and willing to work as emergency medical professionals. The jobs are stressful, and in small towns, often involve responding to incidents involving people first responders know. Plus, if there’s pay, its minimal. Get the full story from the Fargo Forum.

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Across the country, cities and states begin battles with corporate pharmaceuticals over opioid crisis

Through lives lost to overdoses or changed forever due to addiction and numerous cascade effects such as increases in property crime and demand for services, the costs of the opioid epidemic are staggering. And who’s bearing the cost? People, families, and local places are carrying a lot of it. And now they’re using the legal

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Shooting at Ryder bar leaves two dead, public not at risk

A shooting last night in Ryder has left two men dead. The full news release from the Ward County Sheriff’s Department is below. — Official News Release, Ward County Sheriff’s Department — On Thursday night May 16, 2019 at approximately 10:15 pm, Ward County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a gun shots call at the Ryder

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North Dakota claims dubious position in rankings of juvenile drug arrests

In a ranking of juvenile drug arrests, North Dakota had the 3rd highest total of 27 violations per 10,000 kids. Only South Dakota and Wyoming ranked worse. April Baumgarten with Inforum has the full story.

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ND highway fatalities at 8-year low through 1st half of 2018

Through the first half of 2018, traffic fatalities are at their lowest level in eight years. With the launch of the Governor’s Vision Zero initiative last year, the goal for traffic fatalities was set at the perfect-world goal of none. So, while the news is good, work remains.

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