Tuesday’s Minot and area storm-related announcements

–State Plan on Aging public hearings in Bismarck and New Town canceled; Individuals are encouraged to provide input via online survey

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Human Services has canceled the public hearings on the State Plan on Aging originally scheduled for today, March 6 in Bismarck and tomorrow, March 7, in New Town. The state plan outlines the priorities and services the state will support with its federal Older Americans Act dollars.

The department encourages individuals to comment on services for older adults and adults with physical disabilities that help them remain living independently in their homes and communities. Individuals can provide input by completing a survey online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NQB2NYV or by submitting comments by March 15, 2018, to the North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Aging Services Division, 1237 W. Divide Ave., Suite 6, Bismarck, N.D. 58501, or dhsaging@nd.gov.

Individuals with questions should contact Sheryl Pfliger through the division’s Aging and Disability Resource LINK toll-free phone line at 855-GO2-LINK (855-462-5465), ND Relay TTY 800-366-6888.

–Minot State University — March 6, 2018 – Minot State University will start classes at 11 a.m., Tuesday. Dining services will be open during their regular scheduled hours. All staff do not need to report until 11 a.m.

— Dakota Square Mall will reopen at noon today. The theater, restaurants and stores with exterior access may have varying hours.

–Update at 8:32AM: There will be no Bell buses. Minot Public Schools will start at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, March 6th. There will be no morning CLC or breakfast. There will be no morning pre-school.

Minot Air Force Base Schools will follow the late start schedule. The bus from Minot Air Force Base to Minot High School will run 2 hours late. Headstart at Dakota Elementary is cancelled for tomorrow.

There will be no bussing for McKinley and Eureka townships and Bell.

Road and weather conditions will be monitored throughout the night and additional information will be announced as soon as it is available.

—No Travel Advisory LIFTED across the state –The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) along with the North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) have LIFTED the No Travel Advisory for western and central North Dakota including Dickinson, Williston, Bismarck, Minot, Devils Lake, Valley City and surrounding areas. Travel may still remain difficult in some areas due to ice and snow covered roads. Motorists are advised to reduce speeds.nAll travelers are encouraged to monitor road conditions as weather conditions occur and use caution while traveling. For road information, call 511 from any type of phone or go to the Travel Information Map at www.dot.nd.gov. Road conditions are not reported 24 hours a day but updated every day from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Central Time, including holidays. It’s important to remember that the conditions may vary from what is being reported.

–CORRECTION – Department of Human Services Update – list of regional office closures and delayed openings. The Minot offices will also open 2 hours late at 10 a.m. today

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ state offices in Bismarck are open for normal business hours today, March 6. The department’s regional human service centers and child support offices in Devils Lake, Jamestown and Minot will open two hours late at 10 a.m. today. The human service centers and child support offices in Dickinson and Williston will remain closed today.

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