Seeds planted to preserve Bismarck’s Historic railroad bridge

The railroad bridge over the Missouri River in Bismarck has a 134-year history, and as BNSF considers replacing it, one Bismarck man is pushing the conversation about putting the bridge into pedestrian service with parks at each end once the railroad is done with it. It’s a relevant conversation to Minot as we prepare to

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A Detailed Look at Engineering Floodwalls and Removable Openings

Following last month’s City Council discussion and vote to add an opening in the Phase 1 floodwall at the Anne Street Bridge, I followed up with SRJB Project Administrator Ryan Ackerman regarding several topics that came out in that debate. Most notably, I was concerned with the idea that removable floodwall structures were in some

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A Growing List of Questions on Integrity and Maintenance

Bias at the top: I’ve been a vocal supporter of the opening in floodwall near the Anne Street Bridge. And if you haven’t been following the story, you can catch up on the coverage here. Last Monday, City Council voted 8-6 against a motion to amend Minot’s Phase 1 flood protection plans to add a

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The Missing Main Street Opening Wasn’t the Only Flaw in Phase 1

Last Monday, City Council took up the issue of adding an opening in the floodwall at Main Street. It’s been a topic of discussion and commentary here on The Minot Voice since last spring, but it ramped up recently with news that there were also discussions taking place to remove the Anne Street Bridge. Council

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Council Shuts Down Access to Ann Street Bridge

The issue of the Ann Street Bridge and a new access point through Minot’s proposed flood wall at Main Street has been a topic of much discussion recently. Monday night, Minot’s City Council ended the discussion by voting to advance flood protection plans in their present form. No opening will be added for NE Minot

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Is safety really the only priority in Phase 1 flood protection?

Bias at the top. I’m a regular user of the Ann Street Bridge. I support the opening proposed by Alderman Straight. And the bridge has been a recent topic here on The Minot Voice. If you want to catch up on the story, here’s everything that’s been published. The question of a pedestrian opening in

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When are we going to start to listening to citizens?

Bias at the top. I’m a regular user of the Ann Street Bridge. I support the opening proposed by Alderman Straight. And the bridge has been a recent topic here on The Minot Voice. If you want to catch up on the story, here’s everything that’s been published. Approximately a year ago, when the Phase

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City Council should have to approve flood protection designs

Bias at the top. I’m a regular user of the Ann Street Bridge. I support the opening proposed by Alderman Straight. And the bridge has been a recent topic here on The Minot Voice. If you want to catch up on the story, here’s everything that’s been published. If you didn’t know, designs for flood

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