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Souris River Joint Board, Minot strategize to fund flood project

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Minot’s sales tax for flood protection is just a few years away from coming up short and slowing down construction, based on a recent city budget outlook. Flood control expenses are listed at $56 million in 2020, rising to $64 million by 2023. Revenue from the current tax levy and sales tax ...

Ward County 4-H announces Achievement Day winners

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Approximately 240 4-H youth members attended the 87th annual Ward County Achievement Days June 17 through June 20 at the North Dakota State Fairgrounds in Minot. Awards from the Open Horse Show, judged by Courtney Graf of Coleharbor, went to: Champion Senior Horse Showman, InDee Sue ...

Class of ‘69 foreign exchange student returns

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Jila Toubia came to Minot from Teheran, Iran, as a foreign exchange student in 1968. Now in celebration of the 50th reunion of the class of ‘69, which she was a part of, Toubia will be returning to see the classmates she was close to. Toubia decided to become a foreign exchange student ...

Pride of Dakota Day slated July 22 at the State Fair

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More than 20 North Dakota companies from around the state will display, sell and sample their products at the 31st annual KMOT Pride of Dakota Day on Monday at the North Dakota State Fair in Minot. “You’ll find a wide range of quality Pride of Dakota products, such as food and condiments, ...

Fair draws more than 25,000 on first day

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The North Dakota State Fair recorded 25,616 visitors on the 2019 event’s first day on Friday. Last year, the fair fell just short of breaking the attendance record with the second-highest total in 53 years. Last year’s event drew 318,348 people over nine days. The record was set in 2013, ...

ND economy continues uptick in 2019

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BISMARCK – Taxable sales and purchases were up just over 6% in both Minot and Ward County during the first quarter of 2019, according to the North Dakota Tax Commission. Taxable sales of $233 million in Ward County compare to $219.5 million for the same quarter in 2018. “I think ...

Garage fire also damages home, 2 vehicles on Valley View Drive

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A fire Thursday evening damaged a garage, two vehicles and the house located next to 1315 Valley View Drive. Upon arrival at the scene, Minot Fire Department crews found a heavy volume of fire coming from a detached double garage. The heat was melting the siding on the home next door, and ...

Iran says its seizure of British ship a ‘reciprocal’ move

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s seizure of a British oil tanker was a response to Britain’s role in impounding an Iranian supertanker first, senior officials said Saturday, as newly released video of the incident showed Iranian commandos in black ski masks and fatigues rappelling from a ...

Hot weather intensifying hold on much of East, Central US

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NEW YORK (AP) — The heat is on. The National Weather Service is warning a large swath of the U.S. of hot weather this weekend, including dangerously high temperatures across the East and Midwest that can threaten the elderly and young children. Temperatures in the mid- to upper 90s and high ...

Nation celebrates 50th anniversary of 1st lunar footsteps

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A moonstruck nation celebrated the 50th anniversary of humanity’s first footsteps on another world Saturday, gathering in record heat at races and other festivities to commemorate Apollo 11′s “giant leap” by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. At NASA’s ...

Construction work closes section of 19th Ave. NW, shared use path

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Progress on the U.S. 83 West Bypass four-lane project will require traffic control changes beginning Monday, July 22. Officials with the Department of Transportation project said the 19th Avenue NW access to the bypass’s west side will be temporarily closed beginning Monday, July 22, to ...

State behavioral health experts at State Fair

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BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division will be at the North Dakota State Fair in Minot through July 27, in Commercial Building II to spread the word that “Behavioral Health is Health” and to demonstrate different services offered to North ...

Pipeline break causes produced water spill

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EPPING –The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality (NDDEQ) has been notified of a produced water spill resulting from a pipeline break near Epping. The pipeline is operated by Polar Midstream, LLC. Produced water is a byproduct of oil and gas development. The spill occurred ...

Stenehjem: Belcourt school district violated open records law

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North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has ruled that the Belcourt School District violated the state’s open records law by failing to provide copies of records within a reasonable period of time. According to the written opinion, a citizen emailed an open records on March 31 request ...