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‘Why Not, Minot’ reality show in the works

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By Nicole Seitz, The Dickinson Press MINOT — The city of Minot is about to get real. The cable television network Bravo has announced a reality show based on the city and the growing wealth of individuals cashing in on the oil boom. According to a press release, the city of Minot is the scene of a “modern day Gold Rush ...

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Western North Dakota getting several inches of snow

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BISMARCK, N.D. — Winterlike weather in western North Dakota on Monday kicked off Severe Summer Weather Awareness Week in the state. The irony didn’t escape National Weather Service meteorologist Michael Mathews, though he said snow at this time of year is not unusual. “Spring storms can certainly give North Dakota some snowfall,” he said. The snow, and rain in other ...

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The Bakken Business

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Fuddruckers breaks ground in Minot This area — just south of 21st Street NW near Marketplace Foods…could soon be the home of new business. The Corcoran School is open in Williston — and now the group hopes to build a large childcare center, assisted living center, and retail space here… “If this plan comes to fruition it would call for this ...

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More state aid sought for Minot flood control

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MINOT, N.D. — Officials in the Minot area say more state aid will be needed for an $820 million flood protection project for the Souris River Basin unless federal funds materialize. The State Water Commission developed the flood protection plan for the valley from Burlington to Velva, and for Mouse River Park northwest of Minot, after historic flooding in 2011 ...

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Ramstad Dedicated

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Erik Ramstad Middle School had to be torn down following the 2011 flood. In 2012 rebuilding began, and today Ramstad hosted a dedication ceremony to officially present their new school to the Minot community. Senator Hoeven, who helped to break ground for construction, made his way to the school and take a tour of the new facilities. He isn’t the ...

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Williston’s temporary shelter fills up quickly: Project Heat may be extended past March 31 close date

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By Amy Dalrymple  WILLISTON — A new program here to provide temporary shelter to men during cold months has been running at capacity, as the Oil Patch’s hub communities search for solutions for their homeless population. Project Heat, supported by the Salvation Army and Williston churches, provides a warm place to sleep for up to 10 homeless men each night in ...

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Weekend cold breaks records across the Dakotas

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       BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ The latest cold snap of the winter shattered records around the Dakotas over the weekend, but a warm-up appears to be in store. In North Dakota, Grand Forks, Fargo, Jamestown, Minot, Dickinson and Bismarck all set records Saturday or Sunday for record low high temperatures for the date. National Weather Service reports show that ...

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Minot police arrest man in woman’s death

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MINOT, N.D. – Police have arrested a man on suspicion of murder in the weekend death of a woman in Minot. Police arrested Darin Parker, 47, Tuesday in the death of Karrie Williams, 44. A news release from the Minot police said officers responded to a call for a possible death at at an apartment Sunday morning. Williams was taken ...

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Mo. company cancels plan to build ND pipe plant

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February 22, 2014 1:53 am  •  Associated Press MINOT, N.D. — A Missouri pipe manufacturing company says it will not proceed with its plans to build a plant in northern North Dakota. United Poly Systems says delays in construction and other unforeseen circumstances led to the project’s cancellation. The city of Minot last year awarded $800,000 from a development fund to the ...

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