Indoor booths still available for energy expo
The Magic City Energy Expo 2012 is being planned for Oct. 8-9 in Minot.
The event will be held at the Holiday Inn-Riverside and North Dakota State Fair Center and fairgrounds.
As of Monday, Sept. 24, Zach Zimny, coordinator of the expo, said all of the outdoor booths were sold out. Indoor booths are still available. The deadline is Friday.
The first day of the event will include a panel discussing "Minot's Response to Energy Growth" with speakers from Minot Area Development Corp., Minot Area Chamber of Commerce and Minot Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The second day will include Bill Houim, originally from Rugby and owner of Central Trenching Inc., speaking on "Small Business Success in Bakken." A representative from Enbridge will give the keynote address at the dinner that evening.
Dale Brown, motivational speaker and former Louisiana State University coach originally from Minot, will give the keynote address at the banquet Tuesday night.
Parshall-New Town area roadwork nearing completion
PARSHALL-NEW TOWN A road construction project between Parshall and New Town still has a few weeks before it will be finished.
The project on N.D. Highway 23 that began early in the summer is being done to add passing and turning lanes.
Jamie Olson, a spokeswoman for the North Dakota Department of Transportation in Bismarck, said the project is scheduled to be done the end of October or beginning of November, depending on the weather.
The construction area covers about 16 miles from near the N.D. Highway 23 and N.D. Highway 37 intersection to the east side of New Town.
Earlier this year, the Transportation Department awarded contracts for the work to two companies, Acme Concrete paving of Spokane, Wash., and Knife River Corp. of Sauk Rapids, Minn.