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A new, busy normal

Emergency responders adjust to rapid growth in Minot

December 2, 2013

As of 2010 Census Bureau data, the City of Minot covered an area of roughly 17 square miles, although by the end of that year, the city Engineering Department claims, the total area was about 18......

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SayWhat

Dec-02-13 7:42 AM

uhmmmmm...so this article mentions the oil industry as being a reason for the growth. I didn't see anything referring to the flood. Maybe the 4,000 homes that were destroyed or damaged has contributed to Minot's new construction and expansion? Many homes were displaced, relocated and re-built in other parts of the city. Let's not pretend the city is experiencing an oil boom, we are experiencing a major post flood construction boom for the most part.

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EarlyBird

Dec-02-13 8:01 AM

Yeah I agree it's the flood that caused a stir in Minot. The so called energy park was going to be an intermodel location before minot started giving huge breaks to the big companies to come to minot and*****our taxes away from us.

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SayWhat

Dec-02-13 8:09 AM

Not to mention the past 3 years the city of Minot has been awarded millions upon millions of both state and federal money to "rebuild" Minot after the devastating flood. We are even seeing downtown Minot rebuilt with apartments and flats for people in the "arts" as part of the flood recovery and rebuilding. Not to mention the numerous other building projects and expansions taking place because of the flood. Minot's retail sector is booming, but it is also booming in towns like Grand Forks, Fargo, Rapid City, Sioux Falls, Billings and Bismarck.

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InterestedParty

Dec-02-13 10:24 AM

Instead of donating tax dollars from the public facilities fund to the curling club or to private schools, I would support using the fund for a new fire station. Much more appropriate use of public funds.

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takkak

Dec-02-13 4:01 PM

Oil is why people came, period. Now we have even more streets to clear snow from.

Vote NO!

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MarkHighwater

Dec-02-13 4:45 PM

Yes I agree SayWhat....it appears that the city is running as far away from the valley as possible...they have no interest in the flood plain...I really don't want to be here when the bubble bursts on the oil boom,already lived here where the dams overflowed due to mismanagement,that was enough :(

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ChasinND

Dec-02-13 8:05 PM

Vote NO in Minot Dec. 10th.

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Russ98387

Dec-02-13 9:07 PM

You guys whine about peanuts for tax breaks for companies. The democrat Governor in Washington state wants to give 8.7 BILLION in tax breaks to Boeing. This is on top of 3.2 billion given in 2003. Apparently you guys need a big time "progressive" to show you how to REALLY give away public money

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EarlyBird

Dec-03-13 8:30 AM

takak 90% of the oil wells in ND are within 70 miles of Williston. Minot managed to entice a few oil companies to setup shop there temporarily. The oil workers (mostly truck drivers) had no housing out west was the only real influx in minot and that caused a cool race to put up shoddy hotels as fast as they could.

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