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Affordable housing lacking in Minot after 2011 flooding

MINOT, N.D. — New housing built since the 2011 Souris River flood in Minot has not kept up with the demand for affordable housing. The Minot Daily News reports that the flood four years ago damaged some of the city’s more affordable neighborhoods. Minot Housing Authority Executive Director Tom Alexander says new housing built since then for low- to moderate-income ...

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Design work underway for new hospital in Minot

MINOT, N.D. — Architects are designing a new 208-bed hospital in Minot, which will encompass half a million square feet on 72 acres of land in the south part of the city. Trinity Health, which operates the only hospital in, the state’s fourth-largest city, announced in June that it’s becoming part of Montana-based Billings Clinic RegionalCare — a partnership that ...

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Minot sees big increase in thefts from motor vehicles

MINOT, N.D. — Minot police are linking an increase in thefts from vehicles this year to a rise in illegal drug activity. There were 282 thefts from motor vehicles reported in the city through October — an 84 percent increase from the same time period last year. Police Chief Jason Olson says there’s a connection between the thefts and increased ...

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State monitoring of Ward County Jail to continue into June

MINOT, N.D. — State-ordered oversight of the Ward County Jail will continue into next summer as the facility works to meet federal standards. A state investigation into the death of a jail inmate late last year found the jail’s care “grossly inadequate” and led to an order for the jail to change its operations or face closure. The investigation found ...

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Oklahoma native on the job as new Minot Daily News editor

MINOT, N.D. — The Minot Daily News has a new editor. Forty-six-year-old Michael Sasser is an Oklahoma native who has traveled extensively during his journalism career and written several travel books. The Daily News reports that Sasser most recently was doing contract work for a variety of publications from Florida, including serving as editor of the Sun Post in Miami ...

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Zoo in Minot debuts aviary that can house over 21 species

MINOT, N.D. — The zoo in Minot is debuting a new aviary that can house more than 21 species of birds. Minot Park District executive director Ron Merritt tells the Minot Daily News that the aviary will provide an opportunity for additional year-round recreation for the community. The historic Souris River flooding in 2011 shut down Minot’s Roosevelt Park Zoo ...

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