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Minot bike patrol officer hit by vehicle, has minor injuries

MINOT, N.D. — A Minot police officer suffered minor injuries when a vehicle rear-ended bike patrol units. Authorities say the bike patrol units were conducting a traffic stop with emergency lights activated shortly after midnight Sunday when a vehicle rear-ended them and struck one of the officers. The officer later returned to work. The 33-year-old Minot woman driving the vehicle ...

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2015 North Dakota State Fair gets underway in Minot

MINOT, N.D. — The 2015 North Dakota State Fair is getting underway in Minot. The fair is celebrating its 50th anniversary Friday through July 25th. There will be the usual carnival rides, food vendors, animal shows, 4-H exhibits and musical entertainment, along with other events ranging from a three-on-three basketball tournament to the state arm wrestling championships. Officials on Thursday ...

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Minot begins work in 2nd round of national disaster contest

MINOT, N.D. — Building a children’s science museum and developing bus shelters are among projects being considered as Minot moves into the second phase of a national competition for nearly $1 billion in federal disaster recovery money. The Minot area is among 40 applicants still in the running in Housing and Urban Development’s National Disaster Resilience Competition. It aims to ...

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Amtrak service stopped after train derailment

A mixed-freight train derailed in eastern Montana Tuesday evening, pausing Amtrak’s Empire Builder rail service and stranding travelers, reports the Williston Herald. BNSF Railway crews are on the scene working to clean up the stretch of track where the incident occurred. Nine cars of the train derailed at around 5:30 p.m. west of Blair, Montana, approximately 50 miles west of ...

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Officials push corps to be part of Souris River flood plan

MINOT, N.D. — North Dakota officials are pushing the Army Corps of Engineers to make long-term flood protection for the Souris River Valley a priority. Local and state officials fear that any work they do on a proposed $1 billion protection plan might mitigate the flood threat enough that federal officials will decide they don’t need to get involved. That ...

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Minot businesses: New liquor rules change how we operate

MINOT, N.D. — Some business owners in Minot say a change to the city’s liquor ordinance that restricts their hours of operation is changing the way they run their businesses. KXMC-TV reports the city council amended the liquor license ordinance in early June so that businesses with supper club licenses may only sell liquor for one hour after kitchen operations ...

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