Unofficially Dickinson says no to new school bonding

Tuesday was election day in Dickinson. The question: should property owners allow bonding for a new high school and a new elementary school? The results: yes — 2,076; no — 2,703. School bonding votes need 60% approval to be successful. Whether Dickinson builds new schools isn’t really a Minot topic, but voters appetite for additional

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Water budget bill moves to Governor amid speculation of veto

Among the biggest bills for Minot in this session is the Water Commission appropriation bill. This is the legislation that includes dollars for Minot’s flood protection. The version heading to the governor includes $82.5 million for Minot in the next two years. That’s less than Minot was seeking but more than was included in earlier

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Pit bulls fatally mauls 7-year-old boy in Massachusetts, authorities say

As Minot’s City Council is set to take up the conversation about the City’s breed-specific ordinance preventing pit bulls in town, we have a story out of Massachusets that provides a tragic reminder of why many cities have implemented laws like Minot’s existing ordinance.

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Lisbon wins tap water taste test in ND

When it comes to the non-taste of water, Lisbon takes the top spot on the podium. The taste-test competition takes place annually at the North Dakota Water & Pollution Control Conference.

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Winging it on a prayer: churches are trying new ways to attract young followers

There’s a lot in flux right now in our country — our economy, our political spectrum, the technology that shapes our daily lives — all of it is changing. And so are our churches; those that are growing are finding new ways to connect with parishioners.

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Judge Rules Ward County State’s Attorney’s Demand ‘Not in Good Faith’

Minot area criminal defense attornies and the Ward County State’s Attorney’s office have been squabbling in court recently. The incidents have brought considerable media coverage, and now a ruling against the State’s Attorney’s office. Andrea Johnson with The Minot Daily News has the coverage, but it’s not available online so you’ll have to find it

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Drought and burn restrictions could block fireworks next month

The Fourth of July is fast approaching, but a spring and early summer without much rain have many Western counties contemplating burn bans and fireworks restrictions. Ellie Potter with the Dickinson Press has the story, which more on the burn ban story which is more prevalent in the SW part of the state.

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DSUF settles with major creditors for $6.3M

An ugly chapter in the Dickinson State University Foundation saga is nearing a close. The Foundation mismanaged itself into speculative real estate deals and used scholarship dollars to cover operating costs. The case has resulted in new legislation and the creation of a new foundation, the Dickinson State University Heritage Foundation.

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