JILL SCHRAMM / Minot Daily News
MINOT, N.D. - A Minot environmental group that hopes to discourage the use of plastic bags says it is disappointed in a Minot legislator's bill that would prevent cities from regulating the bags and other auxiliary containers. Rep. Dan Ruby, R-Minot, introduced HB 1200, which prohibits political subdivisions from restricting or charging a fee for use of a bag, cup, bottle, straw or other reusable or single-use packaging designated for transporting, consuming or protecting merchandise, food or beverages acquired at a food service or retail facility.
ESMOND, N.D. — Because every minute is precious in a medical emergency, the Esmond community knew something needed to be done when its ambulance service almost ceased operating early last spring. Faced with potentially waiting 45 minutes or more for a neighboring town's ambulance, community residents came together with a plan. Now they are nearly ready to launch the Esmond Community Quick Response Unit, staffed with certified emergency medical responders. Eight people have just finished an emergency medical response class.
MINOT, N.D. - The North Dakota Attorney General's Office continued its pursuit of information from a former Minot event planner in a Minot courtroom Monday, Dec. 3, even while offering her immunity against criminal prosecution. Terpsehore Maras Lindeman and her Grand Forks attorney, David Thompson, accepted the immunity deal, although they asked North Central District Judge Doug Mattson to dismiss the case entirely.
FORT TOTTEN, N.D. – Maria Vormestrand wasn't sure how she would pay for college when she re-enrolled last year to pursue the education she had set aside years ago to raise her family. However, she was sure she wanted to help her Native American community as a social worker, and to do that, she needed a college degree.
MINOT, N.D. - Imagine the day when the number of highway fatalities in North Dakota total zero. The North Dakota Department of Transportation's Vision Zero strategy is shooting for that goal. "It's been a challenge to convince the public that it's possible. We believe it is," said Karin Mongeon, director of the NDDOT's Safety Division. "Ninety-four percent of crashes involved preventable human factors.
MINOT, N.D. — Law enforcement and addiction professionals spoke out at a Minot news conference Friday against Measure 3, warning of what they say are dangers of recreational marijuana.
MINOT, N.D.—The challenge of finding workers was at the heart of Minot's community conversation with North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum over Main Street initiatives. Burgum and Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford walked Minot's Main Street Monday, Oct. 22, to see the impact of new infrastructure and private investment before holding a roundtable discussion on the ongoing challenges in creating a thriving city.
CROSBY, N.D. —The board of the Divide County Ambulance District appeared to have a "widespread practice of holding 'meetings' without providing notice," according to a recent open meetings opinion issued by the North Dakota Attorney General's Office.
MINOT, N.D.—A judicial appointee has dismissed a portion of a lawsuit against Trinity Health system in Minot over a Hepatitis C outbreak. Special master Karen Klein signed an order earlier this month to dismiss the claims of Mark Krebsbach, leaving the portion of the lawsuit brought by ManorCare Health Services against Trinity to proceed in North Central District Court.
MINOT, N.D.—A former Minot city attorney's court challenges over her firing in 2014 have ended with rulings that went against her, but Colleen Auer said she is not done. "It's not over for me until something is accomplished — something good comes out of this," Auer said. "When I started it, I was determined to see it through, and I am still not done. They may think I am done but I am not done."