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Campaign to widen US Highway 52 to 4 lanes gaining support

u.s. highway 52 in north dakota might expand to four lanes

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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Group to suggest easing day care permit requirement in Minot

MINOT, N.D. — A committee will recommend that the city of Minot eliminate a costly permit requirement following child care providers’ complaints. The city passed a zoning ordinance change in 2013 to require home day cares with more than 14 children to obtain conditional use permits. The permits cost $250, and applicants also must post a $1,250 fee to cover ...

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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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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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Stolen truck, property worth about $40,000 recovered in ND

MINOT, N.D. — Authorities in North Dakota say a stolen pickup truck and numerous items worth about $40,000 have been recovered in Minot. The Ward County Sheriff’s Department on Monday said the items were recovered when a search warrant was executed at a Minot apartment and garage Friday. Authorities say deputies found a 2012 Chevrolet pickup that had been reported ...

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Wanted: More Ward County water


City of Odessa officials said they want to increase the amount of water that can be captured from the Ward County well field, even offering to pick up the tab for the project if needed. Speaking at the quarterly Colorado River Municipal Water District board meeting, Odessa Mayor David Turner said he wanted to increase the amount of water the ...

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