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Should the Ward County Commission spend even more money on time-lapse cameras to document construction of its $15 million-plus office building?

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bushandcheneylied

Dec-21-13 8:58 AM

Takk,You do know nothing has passed squat yet. Those prices are still going to jump ,Better get ready.Enjoy

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takkak

Dec-20-13 2:59 PM

5-Year Flood Insurance Reauthorization Bill: Hoeven Measure Spares Millions from Having To Buy Flood Insurance in Already Protected Areas After multiple extensions since 2008, the U.S. Senate passed a long-term reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), a bipartisan 5-year flood insurance measure that fully pays for itself, increases the financial stability of the program and provides security for millions of Americans living in special flood hazard areas. Senators Hoeven and Conrad worked to modify the bill to spare millions of homeowners and businesses across the country from having to purchase flood insurance if they live in so-called “residual risk” areas already protected by sound, federally certified flood protection. Fargo, Williston, Grand Forks, Minot and Mandan – 17 North Dakota communities in all – would have been impacted by the new mandate included in the original version of the bill. The flood insurance bill also contains a provision added by

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takkak

Dec-20-13 2:56 PM

Flood insurance premiums

Late Wednesday evening, Cramer worked closely with colleagues from the Gulf Coast, New Jersey, and other regions affected by flooding to successfully pass an amendment to the bill which prevents a significant increase in flood insurance premiums for 1,911 homes in North Dakota and more than one million homes nationally. The planned increase stems from an overhaul of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in 2012, which gave FEMA authority to raise rates for flood-prone properties including those which have never flooded. Under current law, premium rates would immediately jump at least 20% for certain homeowners in October 2013. The amendment prohibits any funds in the appropriations bill from being used to implement the increase, delaying it until a better understanding of its impact on homeowners can be reached.

“Significant flooding in the past few years has had a devastating impact on many North Dakotans, and the last thing they need is a sudden c

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takkak

Dec-20-13 2:55 PM

Congressman Kevin Cramer announced the House of Representatives’ passage of a Fiscal Year 2014 funding bill to prevent flood insurance premiums from increasing for over 1,900 North Dakotans and block the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from moving forward on a border crossing fee among other provisions.

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bushandcheneylied

Dec-20-13 2:22 PM

Why doesn't the MDN inform readers of some real news like.Flood insurance will be going up about ten times what your old policy was.So,If your last policy was 400 bucks it is going up to 4,000 bucks.Research for youself and enjoy.

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takkak

Dec-20-13 1:21 PM

(continued) South Prairie will receive $250,000 in grant funding to pay for portable classrooms. Williston State College received $1.75 million to construct a new building dedicated to workforce training programs. Williston State also received $250,000 to demolish a vacant residence hall.

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takkak

Dec-20-13 1:21 PM

If this just happened:

Area schools and colleges impacted by rapid growth in western North Dakota will receive grants from the Board of University and School Lands, according to a press release issued by the office of Gov. Jack Dalrymple. Nearly $5.6 million in grants will go to 24 K-12 schools and $4 million to higher education institutions. Area schools receiving funding follow: McKenzie County Public School District No.1 will receive $1.376 million in grant funding to purchase land needed for the construction of another school. Nesson Public School District No. 2 in Ray will receive $750,000 in grant funding to provide teacher housing. Grenora Public School District will receive $400,000 in grant funding to replace the school's heating system. Tioga Public School District will receive $279,000 to expand and remodel its kitchen and cafeteria. Powers Lake Public School District will receive $400,000 in grant funding to renovate its high school for additional classrooms.

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takkak

Dec-20-13 1:21 PM

How can this be true:

"When asked, in his opinion and with the understanding that he was not a lawyer, could these funds be accessed by public schools to fund building projects, Mr. Engleson responded that no, in his opinion under current state law, Article IX of the N.D. Constitution and federal law, he did not believe that would be possible"

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rajiihammr

Dec-20-13 12:51 PM

Digital photos cost a ton. We gotta start saving somewhere, we're broke.

Nothing of what I just wrote is true...except this. Or this: another dumb poll question.

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MattRothchild

Dec-20-13 12:04 PM

What? No poll question about Duck Dynasty? Horrors!

So this past Halloween, a couple of kids showed up dressed in long beards and bandanas. I asked them if they were ZZ Top and they gave me a look that said they had no idea who ZZ Top were. Then the one kid managed to spit out that they were Duck Dynasty. I didn't even know what that was until then.

True story.

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takkak

Dec-20-13 9:38 AM

How much did time lapse of flood by water plant cost, anything?

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EarlyBird

Dec-20-13 9:12 AM

To insure progress we need leisure time to plan what the working people will do next. Get to work slaves!!

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bushandcheneylied

Dec-20-13 8:43 AM

A million spent on this now may save them many millions later. But then again, thats why your bloggers and they are elected officials.

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muleskinner

Dec-20-13 8:38 AM

oxblue**** can do it all for them.

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Reality

Dec-20-13 8:34 AM

By the way I forgot where I heard or read it but did MSU really get 1 million dollars in state aid for "security upgrades"??

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Reality

Dec-20-13 8:33 AM

Seriously I highly doubt the commission will vote to spend money on such a waste. I bet this was the bright idea of one person, but knowing the county commission, they are going to shoot it down without blinking. Believe it or not the county commission has been for the most part extremely tight with their money. Quite an extreme contrast between them and the spend, spend, spend City of Minot and Minot State University moochers.

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EarlyBird

Dec-20-13 7:56 AM

Maybe they should hire people they trust to do the job correct then they wouldn't need to film the construction. But we know allot of them rascals don't even trust each other, pretty ridiculous.

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takkak

Dec-20-13 1:27 AM

If I've posted this before, don't stop me, cuz I'd love to post it again after I Vote NO.

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MarkHighwater

Dec-20-13 1:02 AM

I voted NO

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