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Minot development taking shape on former flood housing site

MINOT, N.D. — Officials are developing a small community in an area once used for temporary housing for Minot residents displaced by Souris River flooding in 2011. The Minot Daily News reports that townhomes, a school and a fire station are under construction in the 530-acre 55th Crossing area. It also will be home to a gymnastics facility. Lt. Gov. ...

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Minot may soon be North Dakota’s fourth metropolitan area

BISMARCK, N.D. — With population gains attributed to nearby oil fields, Minot is on track to become North Dakota’s fourth metropolitan area as defined by the federal government. But the distinction, which requires the city to maintain at least 50,000 residents for two years, is not certain and could be short-lived if oil prices and drilling activity continue to slide ...

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New rule catches Minot day care providers by surprise

MINOT, N.D. — A zoning rule in Minot that quietly slipped into a city ordinance last year has caught some child care providers by surprise, and they worry about its effects on the availability of day care in the city. The city changed its zoning ordinance in July 2014 to require home child-care operations with more than 14 children to ...

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Texas man faces attempted murder charge in North Dakota

MINOT, N.D. — A Texas man faces five charges including attempted murder after allegedly pointing a loaded rifle at a sheriff’s deputy during a car chase in North Dakota. Thirty-five-year-old Brandon Bradford, of Giddings, Texas, could face more than 25 years in prison if convicted on all charges, which also include felony fleeing and misdemeanor driving and weapons offenses. Court ...

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Excerpts from recent North Dakota editorials

U-Mary program fills Watford City need The Bismarck Tribune, Bismarck, Oct. 15, 2015 Watford City recently got some good news when the University of Mary announced plans to offer more college courses there beginning in 2016. The new offerings will include a master of education program for local teachers. This will be added to the classroom business classes they currently ...

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State approves funding for Minot water system improvements

MINOT, N.D. — North Dakota’s Water Commission has approved funding that will help improve northern Minot’s water system. KMXC-TV reports that the commission approved $3.6 million for the project that will involve installing a new water tank and water lines in the city. The estimated cost of the entire project is $6 million. The station reports that dozens of new ...

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