Farmland values changing in Ward County

Generally speaking, agricultural land values in Ward County are decreasing, but a change in soil mapping for some owners is still causing valuation — and thus, property tax — increases. Jill Schramm with the Minot Daily has the full story on the County’s effort to equalize land values across Ward County.

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Skein roles out red carpet for MSU Choral group

A group of Minot State music students had the privilege of traveling to Minot’s sister city Skein, Norway recently, and they hospitality they experienced beyond special. Eloise Ogden with the Minot Daily News has the recap story.

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Minot population drops; Williston and Watford continue growth

The latest U.S. Census estimates for North Dakota cities shows slight decline in Minot, growth in the West and Fargo, and holding ground in Bismarck and Grand Forks. Minot’s population estimate dropped by an estimated 1% to 47,370. Jill Schramm with the Minot Daily News has the full story.

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Ward County Planning Commission to take another stab at right-of-way dedication

Among the most contentious issues before Ward County leadership in past years is the ongoing policy that requires a land dedication as a part of platting land. A few years back, the County Commission failed to advance a proposed change that would have requirement. Since then, the County’s Planning Commission has seen a steady stream

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Air Force continues to make big investments at Minot base

From operational improvements to quality of life investments for active duty personnel and their families, The federal government continues to make big investments into Minot Air Force Base. Eloise Ogden with Minot Daily News has the full story on the long list of what’s new at the base. Correction: Eloise Ogden has been updated as

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Security drives decisions for Minot postal service

Everybody in the region noticed when the Post Office reorganized services a few years ago and removed processing services from Minot. But it’s not likely we’ll see that return anytime soon. Jill Schramm with The Minot Daily has the story on the factors that drive Post Office decisions.

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Magic City Discovery Center unveils exhibit concepts

Fundraising for the Magic City Disovery Center is moving along; efforts thus far have raised nearly 60% of the needed $7 million. Ground breaking is expected as that number gets a bit closer to 100%, but in the meantime, organizers are showing off plans for some of the exhibits they’re developing. Jill Schramm with the

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50 years later, what it was like if you zipped to Zap

It started as a casual suggestion, one that offered an alternative (and less expensive one, too) to the emerging tradition of a spring break on the beach. In the end, thousands came including the National Guard. Not everyone left happy. Jill Schramm with the Minot Daily News has the full story on a colorful event

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