Minot woman wins Fargo Marathon, winter training a preparation advantage

Val Curtis, a Minot mom of two, was greeted by her kids and family as she crossed the finish line of the Fargo Marathon in first Saturday. As a bonus, her time qualifies her for the Olympic Marathon Trials. Jeff Kolpack with the Fargo Forum has the full story on the achievement including the tales

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Seed-cleaning funds quiet win for Williston, agriculture

So much happens in Bismarck during a legislative session that it’s impossible to get all the news. And among the goals of any place’s contingent of lawmakers is to secure opportunities for their towns and people. Here’s a good example of Williston’s success in securing dollars and added value to their agriculture production with a

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Shooting at Ryder bar leaves two dead, public not at risk

A shooting last night in Ryder has left two men dead. The full news release from the Ward County Sheriff’s Department is below. — Official News Release, Ward County Sheriff’s Department — On Thursday night May 16, 2019 at approximately 10:15 pm, Ward County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a gun shots call at the Ryder

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Watch & Listen – Minot State Choir making friends and music in Skein

Minot State Choir is in Minot’s sister city Skein, Norway this week as a part of a cultural exchange. Watch and listen to a few of their performances below.

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Are the Internet decks stacked against the Minot’s ‘shop local’ message?

Shop local! It’s the mantra preached, spoken, sung, by community-minded people across the world. It makes sense — dollars that stay have a bigger impact than those that drive away. And there’s plenty of evidence that suggests these small changes in behavior have big impacts on places. But in a global market place where local

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Cities can’t afford their roads anymore

It’s fair to say we’re now fully into spring, but we still see — and feel — the consequences of winter when we travel down our roads. Pot holes are bumpy roads are easy targets for ever-critical citizens; they’re not wrong to notice them — the potholes are real. But what’s the root cause of

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Bismarck’s Main Avenue to undergo permanent road diet

Bismarck’s Main Avenue will be transitioned down from 4-lanes to 3-lanes. It’s a project under the emerging practice in engineering known as ‘road diets’. It’s about making roads as friendly to bikes and pedestrians as they are to cars and trucks; there’s also less to maintain. Cheryl McCormack with the Bismarck Tribune has the full

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Site picked for proposed performing arts venue in downtown Fargo

Fargo is moving forward with a big investment in the arts. In order to make it happen, it’s out with the old and in with the new. The site selected is currently home to the City’s Civic Center. To make way for the 2,500 seat performing arts center, the existing building will be demolished. Check

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‘It has to be dealt with’: what is the future for midwest towns affected by flood

Up and down the the rivers of the Midwest, towns are reeling. Some are just reemerging after being underwater for weeks. And while politicians continue to debate the credibility of climate change science, the attitudes of some people on the ground and in the water are starting to sway. Check out the article linked below

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Are better cities the key to curing America’s obesity epidemic?

Are you trying to lose a few pounds before summer? Is your self-discipline toward diet and exercise a little lacking? Maybe the problem isn’t you, maybe it’s the place you live. What if the place you lived invited you to live a life that made walking natural, made hidden exercise a part of your daily

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Grand Forks plans to have bike share system soon

Minot’s bike and pedestrian infrastructure is a couple years from being a shining example, but the resources that we’re building as a part of flood protection are only noticed if people get out and use them. In Grand Forks, they’re taking the step to provide more localized transportation as well as a vehicle to excercise

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Remains of Minot sailors lost at Pearl Harbor identified

Calvin Palmer and his brother Wilfred were serving on the USS Oklahoma when it was sunk in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Today, their remains have been positively identified. The Associated Press has the full story.

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Minot, begin preparing for the loss of our trees and imagining their future

Loss. It’s a big part of Minot’s story — our story — in recent years. The flood took homes and retirements and schools and lives. Yes, lives. Though the official statistics don’t count them, we all know of someone who was lost due to the exhaustion and stress of the clean-up and rebuild. The rapid

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Comparing Minot to Austin, Texas? When it comes to land use priorities, we’re more similar than different

Parking, infill development, affordable housing, sustainability, water use and watershed protection — do any of these priorities sound familiar? These are just a few of the themes Minot’s in an ongoing state of evaluating. But how do other communities go about addressing these same challenges? Check out this article out of Texas on how the

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Bismarck mulls offering liquor licenses based on estimated census

The Bismarck City Commission has requested City staff draft ordinance language that would move the City to releasing population-quota liquor licenses based on the annual census estimate rather than the 10-year census. Here’s the quote from City Commissioner Shawn Oban: “I think if there’s an appetite for increasing competition and allowing more folks to get

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Western North Dakota most likely home for plastics plant

One byproduct of North Dakota’s growing oil production is gas. That same gas is an input in plastics manufacturing. And according to the report linked below from The Williston Herald, the plastics industry is starting to explore the opportunities associated with locating in Western North Dakota.

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