#GoodTalkMinot Mayoral Candidate Interviews

Over the past week, Jonah Lantto and I sat down with each City Council candidate to talk Minot issues. Watch the interviews below. On June 12, you’ll have the opportunity to vote for one of these individuals. Shaun Sipma Tim Mihalick Upate: In the initial publication of this post, the embed code for another candidate

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GoodTalk Minot City Council Candidate Interviews

Over the past week, Jonah Lantto and I sat down with each City Council candidate to talk Minot issues. Watch the interviews below. On June 12, you’ll have the opportunity to vote for three of these individuals. Dave Shomento Steve Podyrgula Ed Montez Lisa Olson Mark Jantzer Paul Pitner

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City Council Candidates Comment on Minot’s Competitive Advantage

Compare Minot to Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks, and Williston — what’s Minot’s competitive advantage? What’s our leg up? What’s our niche? And how should we go about using our advantage to advance our community? [candidate_quotes question=”2018_cc_q10″]

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Mayoral Candidates Comment on Minot’s Competitive Advantage

Compare Minot to Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks, and Williston — what’s Minot’s competitive advantage? What’s our leg up? What’s our niche? And how should we go about using our advantage to advance our community? [candidate_quotes question=”2018_mm_q10″]

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School Board Members Comment on Shaping Legislative Agenda

Do school board members and the board as a whole have a role in shaping state and legislative education policy? If so, what are your priorities for the 2019 session? [candidate_quotes question=”2018_sb_q10″]

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Mayoral Candidates Comment on Sales Tax Policy

Sales Tax is a critical but recently volatile revenue source for City and infrastructure projects — is our current percentage-based bucket plan that heavily subsidizes the cost of our government that otherwise be funded through property tax serving our needs or are there changes to how we use this revenue that need to be made?

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City Council Candidates Comment on Sales Tax Policy

Sales Tax is a critical but recently volatile revenue source for City and infrastructure projects — is our current percentage-based bucket plan that heavily subsidizes the cost of our government that otherwise be funded through property tax serving our needs or are there changes to how we use this revenue that need to be made?

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School Board Candidates Comment on Behavioral Disruptions

Is the degree to which student behavioral issues impact classrooms and student outcomes getting worse or better? What do you hear from teachers and what emerging policies and practices do we need to ensure we’re creating a positive learning environment for our ready and willing students? [candidate_quotes question=”2018_sb_q9″]

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School Board Candidates Comment on Starting Language Instruction at a Younger Age

Studies show that teaching and learning a second language is most efficiently accomplished the earlier we start. With that in mind, is the current education model that introduces second-language education in high school the best model for Minot students and School District resources? [candidate_quotes question=”2018_sb_q8″]

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Mayoral Candidates Comment on Top-Level Government Efficiency

Looking at Minot’s top-level political subdivisions (City, County, Parks, Schools), are there opportunities to improve delivery, consolidate services, or standardize practices that would benefit citizens and taxpayers? If so, what steps would you take to realize these benefits during your term? [candidate_quotes question=”2018_mm_q8″]

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Council Candidates Comment on Top-Level Government Efficiency

Looking at Minot’s top-level political subdivisions (City, County, Parks, Schools), are there opportunities to improve delivery, consolidate services, or standardize practices that would benefit citizens and taxpayers? If so, what steps would you take to realize these benefits during your term? [candidate_quotes question=”2018_cc_q8″]

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School Board Candidates Comment on Einstein Teaching in a Barn

Picture a school called the Johnson Farm School. It’s basically a barn. Inside, Albert Einstein is teaching students. He’s as good at teaching as he is at physics. Now imagine another school called Central District Immaculate. It is basically a cathedral of education. Inside, Abe Pitchman is teaching students. He’s three years from retirement and

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