One of the problems I have is the fact that the news, printed, radio, and television, don't cover the crime honestly. It seems as though there's a "gag" on the truth about the crime rates, and some of the dangers that need to be addressed. People who've lived here for years or decades, are used to NOT locking their doors, feeling safe going to the store at night... there needs to be more education about preventative measures, more honesty about the situation. Stop trying to "Save Minot's face", and start trying to save Minot's population from the dangers that exist.
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to namexxx: look it up. I couldn't find any statistics indicating a sudden increase of murders or stabbings. The only increase for murders was when Minot jumped to 6 murders in 2011, only because of the guy that stabbed his girlfriend and family members to death. (not oil field related) other than that, Minot has had 1 to 3 murders a year over the past decade. I tried to put in the web sites, but this site does not allow it. Show me a year where Minot has NOT had a stabbing?
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what happened with charges regarding head-on collison on north broadway on 23 june, in which a man was killed by a lady on wrong side of 4 lane road.
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Harrasing the locals, like issue a ticket for running red lights?
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It is not only the outlaws & misfits from the lower 48, but Hawaii & Alaska, besides Canada & Mexico...and other foreign countries...but they need to talk with some kind of accent and have MOST of their teeth missing & many many ugly tattoos!!!!
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Lies. Minot has NOT always had "a lot of stabbings, murder, assaults."
You're out of your mind.
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I haven't found it is any worse here than Minot, Bismarck, Grand Forks, or Fargo. We have more traffic and a lot more impaired drivers from booze or drugs. And if it means no work to be found or this oil business, I would take this oil business any day.
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There have been violence, murders and crime in Minot before the flood and oil boom, and there will be the same after all is said and done. Minot has always had a lot of stabbings, murder, assaults...and they were not because of the flood or oil boom.
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You can thank your Republican pals for the violence and death that is now devastating your communities. The Republicans call it "progress."
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