Williston’s State of the City Address discusses importance of safety

In an example of how cities across the region are taking a more proactive approach to citizen engagement, Williston hosted a State of the City event. Among the topics that dominated the conversation — public safety. Williston’s rapid pace of change has many feeling unsafe in their long-time home. KMOT has the full story.

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Minot Man Takes Top Prize in Poker Championship

After 14 attempts, Matt Lizotte was the last player sitting at the table after the chips were distributed at the areas annual state poker championship. For his effort, Mr. Lizotte was awarded $30,000 and a lifetime of bragging rights. KMOT has the story.

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State Water Commission votes on drought, flood measures

A State Water Commission appropriation following the 2011 flood that was originally committed to Ward County will be redirected to the City of Minot to help with acquisitions related to the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection project.

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Ward County Commissioners vote to accept Sheriff’s resignation

The saga of Sheriff Steve Kukowski’s tenure as Sheriff is drawing to a close. Ward County Commissioners voted to accept Mr. Kukowski’s resignation following a two-hour executive session on Tuesday. It all stems from the death of Dustin Irwin, an inmate at the Ward County Jail, who died in October of 2014 while in the

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Wrapped Up! Main Street Construction Completed in Time for Holiday Season

Main Street in Minot is fully open for business! After a many-months-long construction season, phase II of Minot’s downtown infrastructure project is a wrap — and just in time for the holiday shopping season. Joe Skurzewski with KMOT has the story.  

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ND Attorney General: Dakota Access Land Purchase is Legal

Earlier this fall, Dakota Acess purchased land near the site of the #NoDAPL protest camps from a private rancher. It was a move that sparked controversy because, at first look, it appeared to be in violation of North Dakota’s corporate farming laws. Now, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has issued an opinion that Dakota Access had

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Company Looks to Expand Wind Energy Generation in NW North Dakota

Tradewind Energy is in the early stages of developing a second project in Williams County. The proposal calls for 150 turbines with the potential to generate 300 megawatts. The project will locate near Tioga and stretch to the Northwest if approved.

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Work toward levee safety continues in Minot

Part of the City of Minot’s flood protection efforts requires we bring our existing levees up to code. And one step in that process is examining all the storm sewer outfalls that pass through the levees and into the river by video. It’s all part of the System Wide Improvment Framework, and this portion process

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Minot Trampoline Park Opens at Oak Park Village

The renaissance in Minot’s Oak Park Village took a big step this week as a HighAir Ground had their grand opening. Ben Barr with KMOT has the story that includes a video look at the building and experience.

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Magic City Campus brings ‘Shrek the Musical’ to the small stage

The lovable green ogre will be on stage this weekend at Magic City Campus. Joe Skurzewski with KMOT News has the details.

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#NoDAPL: Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council asks Red Warrior Camp to leave

Among the several protest camps, the Red Warrior camp has been reported to be home to the most extreme elements of the protest. And now it seems that Standing Rock Tribal officials have decided those elements are no longer welcome. At a November 1st Tribal Council meeting, the council voted 10-0 to ask that camp

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Independence, Inc. hosts 8th Annual Independent Living Fair

Minot’s 8th Annual Independent Living Fair kicked off Wednesday. The event hosts more than 40 booths that provide information from everything from home living to veteran services. KMOT News has more on the story.

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