DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROJECT MOVES FORWARD Thanks to a $400,000 grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation, the Minot Domestic Violence Crisis Center began work this past week on a new office and four-plex in east Minot. Officials are planning for the offices to be occupied by?December, and are already working on funding for Phase 2 of the project, which would include a women's shelter, another four-plex transitional living apartment building and a playground. The new facility is located just east of the Jefferson Early Childhood Center, which also houses Head Start classrooms. We're certainly glad this project is under way, and we'll be even happier when funding for the second phase is secured so the women's shelter can be built. The center plays a vital role in the city, and once completed, the new facility will allow the crisis center to continue and expand its commitment to the community.