The History of Humans Looking at Animals in Zoos

Spending an afternoon at the zoo is a Minot privilege we’ve enjoyed for nearly a hundred years. Visit the zoo today and you’ll immediately see the commitment and respect our Zoo staff has for their facility and the animals they’re charged with caring for. It’s in light of our current and future investments at the

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Are you willing to secretly pay more for Walmart, Menards, Target, Home Depot and other big box stores?

Have you heard of the retail apocalypse? It’s in the news on a regular basis; think of the headlines of all the big retailers like Sears closing stores. The impact of these closings and the often-distressed sale or lease of the associated properties is creating a record of low-value market comparables. When it comes to

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How Durango created more affordable housing by relaxing laws on garden apartments

Would you consider adding a tiny home in your backyard or a small apartment above a detached garage? While many would say yes, there’s a good chance that your city’s zoning law prohibits or restricts your ability to do so. In Durango, Colorado, they relaxed the laws and saw an increase in affordable housing. In

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What happens when a city chooses Uber to provide public transit?

Privatize, privatize, privatize! That’s the mantra of many who believe government does too much in our lives and in our communities. In Minot, this call has most recently been heard as a part of the City’s landfill and sanitation operations. The suggestion is that the private sector can do both better. But is that the

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Local Politics Aren’t As Polarized As National Politics

Are you tired of hearing how divided America is? Maybe it’s just that we’re listening to the wrong people about the wrong topics. When it comes to local issues, Republicans and Democrats are much closer together on important issues than you’d probably assume. Check out this article from CityLab that breaks down the data on

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