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Ward County Commission approves budget with tax break

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The tax on a $200,000 home would go down about $97 under a 2020 budget preliminarily adopted by the Ward County Commission following a public hearing Wednesday. Budget numbers presented Wednesday will be reduced slightly to reflect a couple of adjustments made during the meeting, and the ...

Apologist offers ways to talk about abortion

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When Trent Horn sees a state like North Dakota that has only one facility that provides abortions, “it’s incredibly hopeful,” he said. “It provides an example that the fight for life is winnable.” Horn, of San Diego, California, was the keynote speaker at the Dakota Hope Clinic ...

Cramer blasts Senate Democrats over appropriations ‘obstruction’

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer, R-ND, took Senate Democrats to task for “blocking the appropriations process from moving forward,” in a press release Wednesday afternoon. “Senate Democrats’ obstruction is unacceptable. They are standing in the way of our troops receiving ...

Council approves One Brand contract with Visit Minot

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The Minot City Council acted Monday to approve a contract with Visit Minot that allows for the appropriation of $300,000 in MAGIC Fund money toward development of a One Brand marketing strategy for 2019-21. A committee selected Odney as consultant on the project. Council member Stephan ...

Trump sues Manhattan DA seeking to block tax return subpoena

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NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump asked a federal judge Thursday to block an effort by New York prosecutors to obtain his tax returns. Trump’s attorneys filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in New York against the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., who recently ...

Nevada desert towns prep for possible ‘Storm Area 51’ influx

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Visitors descending on the remote Nevada desert for “Storm Area 51” are from Earth, not outer space. No one knows what to expect, but the two tiny towns of Rachel and Hiko near the once-secret military research site are preparing for an influx of people over the next few ...

Water rescues begin as Imelda soaks east Texas

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HOUSTON (AP) — Rain from Tropical Depression Imelda deluged parts of Texas and Louisiana on Thursday, prompting hundreds of water rescues, a hospital evacuation and road closures in areas east of Houston that were hit hard by Hurricane Harvey two years ago. Forecasters warned that Imelda ...

Philippines declares new polio outbreak after 19 years

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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine health officials declared a polio outbreak in the country on Thursday, nearly two decades after the World Health Organization declared it to be free of the highly contagious and potentially deadly disease. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said at a ...

MASK presents Lion King Jr.

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To open up the school year and present the talents and efforts Make a Scene Kids Theater has been working on all summer, the cast and crew are transporting residents to the African grasslands and jungle with their production of “The Lion King Jr.” The show opens today at 6 p.m. at the ...

Bremer Impact Fund grants $150,000 to Magic City Discovery Center

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The Minot Area Community Foundation’s Bremer Impact Fund has awarded The Magic City Discovery Center a $150,000 grant. The center’s board has raised more than $5 million so far, putting it more than halfway toward the goal needed to construct a children’s museum on Minot’s North Hill. ...

Roosevelt Park Zoo granted AZA accreditation

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The Association of Zoos & Aquariums based in Silver Springs, Md., has announced Roosevelt Park Zoo in Minot was granted accreditation by AZA’s independent Accreditation Commission. “AZA accreditation signifies Roosevelt Park Zoo’s active role in protecting our world’s wild animals ...

Construction progresses on new Trinity Health Campus

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Several milestones have been reached in the construction of Trinity Health’s new healthcare campus and medical district in southwest Minot, including a “topping out” ceremony on July 31, in which construction crews celebrated placement of the final steel beam on top of the structure ...

Learning to dance with the Daughters of Norway

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Norway is a country of rich folk music and dance traditions. When “folk music,” it is generally referring to traditional music from rural communities. This music has survived generation to generation although much of it has never been written down. “Bygdedans” (or village dance) ...

Brownface, blackface photos cause scandal for Trudeau

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TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s campaign moved to contain a growing scandal Thursday after a yearbook photo surfaced of him in brownface at a 2001 “Arabian Nights” costume party and two other similar incidents came to light. With the election a month away, he apologized ...

Addition of recreation bumps up park budget

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The Minot Park Board approved a $14 million budget for 2020 Tuesday. The budget calls for nearly $9 million in property taxes, or 43.02 mills. That is up from the $12.8 million budget for 2019 that required 35.41 mills. The 7.61 additional mills is the result of the absorption of the city’s ...

County loosens right-of-way rules

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Property owners who create new plats will face fewer right-of-way dedication requirements along roads, per action of the Ward County Commission Tuesday. No one from the public spoke at a hearing regarding an ordinance change easing the right-of-way requirements, although right-of-way ...