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Right-of-way fixes begin

Ward County commissioners will be looking to craft a new road right-of-way ordinance and develop a plan to return many years of property owner-donated right-of-way when they meet in special session next Wednesday. Commissioners briefly discussed the retur

Source: CP Minot Local news feed | 21 Jan 2022 | 7:49 am CST

Minot zoo’s tortoise ‘Shelby’ to visit book store this weekend

Main Street Books in Minot will have an unusual visitor this weekend. The bookstore partnered with Roosevelt Park Zoo, Minot, to host a tortoise-oriented event this Saturday. Meet a Tortoise at Main Street Books is centered around the opportunity to learn

Source: CP Minot Local news feed | 21 Jan 2022 | 7:49 am CST

Minot City Council approves intermodal agreement with Minot Area Chamber EDC

The City of Minot has agreed to loan $1.56 million to a subsidiary of the Minot Area Chamber EDC to purchase city-owned land used for an intermodal facility. The loan would be forgivable if employment projections and other stipulations in the five-year bu

Source: CP Minot Local news feed | 21 Jan 2022 | 7:49 am CST

Spending under development

The decision regarding how to spend $13.2 million in federal pandemic dollars still hangs in the air for Ward County. The county received the American Rescue Plan Act money to respond to revenue shortfalls created during the COVID-19 pandemic and to addre

Source: CP Minot Local news feed | 21 Jan 2022 | 7:49 am CST

Federal funds of $61 million designated to Minot flood protection

A federal contribution of $61.45 million toward flood protection in Minot and the Souris River Valley has been secured, Sen. John Hoeven, R-ND, announced Wednesday. Hoeven reported he worked with the acting director of the Office of Management and Budget,

Source: CP Minot Local news feed | 21 Jan 2022 | 7:49 am CST

Roads go unplowed in McHenry County

GRANVILLE — Rich Dodson and his wife, Dee, live 11 miles northeast of Granville, and they said that no one has plowed their road since the storm last Thursday night. “It’s so bad, it’s life threatening. I’m almost 60 and we c

Source: CP Minot Local news feed | 21 Jan 2022 | 7:49 am CST

Snow struggles

Source: CP Minot Local news feed | 21 Jan 2022 | 7:49 am CST

Minot’s building permit activity up

Minot saw a large jump in building permit activity in 2021 on the strength of several large projects. Although not a record, the $246.87 million in building permits was up significantly from $49.35 million in 2020 and $35.35 million in 2019, according to

Source: CP Minot Local news feed | 21 Jan 2022 | 7:49 am CST

Artist paints furniture personalities

Bowbells artist Erica Jespersen’s work highlights the more animate side of something we use every day — furniture. Jespersen’s exhibit. “Portraits of Furniture” is on display in the Taube Museum of Art’s Langer Gallery.

Source: CP Minot Local news feed | 21 Jan 2022 | 7:49 am CST

New numbers show ND’s oil production increases 4.4%

BISMARCK -- Oil production in North Dakota increased 4.4% in November, the most recent numbers available. The North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources reported on Friday the state produced 1,159,778 barrels of oil a day or 34,793,353 barrels in Novemb

Source: CP Minot Local news feed | 21 Jan 2022 | 7:49 am CST