Remains of Minot sailors lost at Pearl Harbor identified

Calvin Palmer and his brother Wilfred were serving on the USS Oklahoma when it was sunk in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Today, their remains have been positively identified. The Associated Press has the full story.

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Backers seek funds for North Dakota Teddy Roosevelt library

The legislature set aside the dollars for running the library. That was the first step, the second is getting private donors to step forward with dollars to build it. Blake Nicholson with the Associated Press has the story on the next steps to making the Teddy Roosevelt Library a reality. Spoiler: they’ve already got pledges

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NAWS takes a legal step forward, Missouri loses appeal

Today, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the State of Missouri in its attempt to stop the NAWS project. The water supply project which was first authorized by Congress in 1986 ran into legal battles shortly after construction and has been delayed for more than a decade. The ruling clears yet another obstacle

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More cities recognizing value in restoring rivers

What have we learned about past river management practices across the country? Mostly, we weren’t very good at it, and the things we did to help ourselves in the past have expensive consequences today. In Minot, we’re just waking up to the reality created by our past attempts at flood protection. Locally, we call them

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Honeybees finding it harder to eat at America’s bee hot spot

It wasn’t that long ago that the conservation lands of North Dakota and South Dakota were a refuge of sorts, for honey bees. But policy changes and rising commodity prices led to changes in land use and in a short period of time, we’ve lost a lot of prime habitat.

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Studies are increasingly clear: Uber, Lyft congest cities

The common assumption is that ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft reduce demand on road infrastructure and reduce traffic and congestion. But the economics of a disruptive innovation on human behavior is rarely that simple. New studies are showing the low-cost of the service often captures a latent demand from users that would have otherwise

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Diversifying an oil and gas economy in Carlsbad, NM

Carlsbad, New Mexico — it’s a city with more than a few similarities to Minot. Notably, it’s fortunes also rise and fall with the price of oil. It’s a cycle that’s led community leaders and business owners alike if there aren’t better ways to build a sustainable livelihood and economy. Sound familiar? As a solution,

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Fires are torching Montana, and the money is running out

As the rain thankfully falls, there will be a small reprieve from the fire concerns. But single storm won’t right the rain deficit, and the fire threat is likely to remain through the fall. In Montana, where they’ve been fighting fires all summer, the resources are dwindling. Matt Volz with the Associated Press has the

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