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Jasahd Stewart

Homeless Rest at Ward County Administrative Building

County staff express concerns MINOT — Despite the presence of shelter care programs in Minot, some homeless folks have chosen to reside in the Ward County administrative building during the day, and that has raised concerns from multiple county employees. “People that we have assumed ‘homeless’ have been loitering in the facility and in some […]
by Jasahd Stewart
March 17, 2022

Commissioners Vote Down Lease-to-Buy Agreement with Youthworks

Ward County is still open to offering financial assistance to Youthworks MINOT — Ward County Commissioners decided Tuesday to not purchase a new building for housing delinquents and children in need of short-term shelter, resulting in Youthworks having to consider alternative options for continuing their services in Minot. “The current space that we utilize, which […]
by Jasahd Stewart
March 16, 2022

Ward County Zoning Ordinance Amendment Approved

Removal of Right-of-Way Dedications MINOT — Ward County Commissioners approved changes to the Ward County Zoning and Ordinance document Tuesday morning to eliminate right-of-way dedications. The changes will go on the ballot in June for Ward County residents to decide whether they will be added to the county’s zoning and ordinance laws. “It has been […]
by Jasahd Stewart
March 15, 2022

Commissioner John Fjeldahl Seeking Re-election

MINOT — Ward County Commissioner John Fjeldahl has decided to run for his fifth four-year term. “I originally got involved to represent the rural people,” explained Fjeldahl. Born and raised in North Dakota, Fjeldahl graduated from Berthold, spent a year at NDSU, worked construction, got into farming, and eventually started his own construction business on […]
by Jasahd Stewart
March 14, 2022

Youthworks Provides Juvenile Shelter Services in Minot

MINOT — This week, Youthworks agreed to collaborate with Ward County in providing emergency, short-term shelters for children and young adults up to age 22 in the Minot area. A recent change in legislation now requires new criteria for housing youth. Therefore, if the commissioners agree to continue partnering with Youthworks, both parties have until […]
by Jasahd Stewart
March 11, 2022

Ward County Reevaluates Emergency Foster Care Services

New legislation raises new requirements for emergency, short-term foster care services MINOT — The North Dakota Legislature recently passed legislation that requires Ward County to rework their emergency, short-term foster care services by August 2022. The Ward County Sheriff and staff members met with the Minot Police Chief, the Homeless Coalition, and Youthworks to discuss […]
by Jasahd Stewart
March 9, 2022

School Board Approves Additional Staff Despite Deficits

MINOT — Minot Public Schools (MPS) School Board approved opening three additional staff positions for next year, one full-time and two part-time, during its meeting on Tuesday. Assistant superintendent Kim Slotsve recommended the board approve a full-time counselor for Jim Hill Middle School. State staffing recommendations call for no more than 300 students per counselor […]
by Jasahd Stewart
March 9, 2022

New High School Survey Results

MINOT — Minot Public Schools (MPS) shared the results from an online survey regarding suggestions for school names, colors, and mascots for the new high school at Tuesday’s meeting. “We had almost 1,500 people complete the online survey. Great excitement with all of it,” said MPS Superintendent Mark Vollmer. The dominant theme for a new […]
by Jasahd Stewart
March 8, 2022

City Council Approves Lane Reduction on 16th Street

MINOT — The Minot City Council gave the greenlight to reducing lanes on a portion of 16th Street from four lanes down to three lanes during Monday’s city council meeting. City engineers presented a plan to reduce the four lanes on 16th Street between 4th Avenue NW and Burdick Expressway W down to three lanes, […]
by Jasahd Stewart
March 8, 2022

Data Shows Minot is a Strong Regional Market

MINOT — A national retail consulting group recently shared analytics through geofencing and heat maps on consumer traffic in Minot to help the city recruit retailers and restaurants, revealing it is a strong regional market. The Retail Coach's data showed Minot pulls in a healthy amount of business from throughout the region, despite not being […]
by Jasahd Stewart
March 6, 2022
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