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Excerpts from recent North Dakota editorials

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BISMARCK, N.D. Minot Daily News, Minot, Jan. 28, 2016 Minot and the ‘vision thing’ There appear to be more and more of them around Minot. “Them” as in paved lots, partially constructed foundations and fading placards introducing a coming development of some sort. These are the vestiges of a boom that has now taken a downturn if not to “bust,” ...

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Campaign to widen US Highway 52 to 4 lanes gaining support

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MINOT, N.D. — The Ward County Commission is endorsing a campaign to organize support for four-laning U.S. Highway 52 from Portal to Minot. The Minot Daily News reports that the commission also wants the four-laning proposal expanded to include the stretch of two-lane highway between Minot and Velva. The Kenmare Community Development Corp. is organizing the campaign and asking other ...

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October airline boardings down nearly 10 percent from 2014

BISMARCK, N.D. — Boardings at North Dakota’s eight commercial service airports in October dropped nearly 10 percent from the previous year, with the airport in Dickinson seeing the sharpest decrease. The state Aeronautics Commission reports the airports saw almost 99,300 boardings last month compared to more than 110,100 boardings in October 2014. The airport in Dickinson experienced a drop of ...

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Excerpts from recent North Dakota editorials

Lake Tschida decision unfortunate The Bismarck Tribune, Bismarck, Nov. 12, 2015 It’s unfortunate that the Bureau of Reclamation couldn’t find its way to a compromise for Lake Tschida site users. The bureau decided trailers and permanent property along the shoreline would have to go by 2021. The reason — when high water and flooding occurs debris can float into the ...

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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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Excerpts from recent North Dakota editorials

A leader in times of need The Bismarck Tribune, Bismarck, Oct. 29, 2015 We sometimes forget how hard our public servants work. A case in point, Maj. Gen. David Sprynczynatyk, the state’s adjutant general and director of the Department of Emergency Services. Sprynczynatyk announced last week that he’ll retire in November. “Total state service of more than 43 years. I’ve ...

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Excerpts from recent North Dakota editorials

Pay raises at City Hall need closer look The Daily News, Wahpeton, Oct. 19, 2015 The city of Wahpeton recently completed a compensation study conducted by Hay Group Inc., of Washington, D.C. The cost of the study was $24,000 and the result is a recommendation for roughly a 40 percent salary increase or $846,000 over the next three years. This ...

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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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