Monday, July 30, 2012

Sen Ryan Taylor at MSU

This coming Wednesday, August 1st, Sen. Ryan Taylor will be in Minot to roll out the child care policies he would propose as governor.  This announcement will be held during a press conference on Wednesday morning at 9:15 am in the Fisher Room at Minot State University Student Center.  You are all invited to join him for this announcement and help us fill the room, and if any of you are directly involved in or have retired from child care or early education or any other related field, we would be happy to have you stand behind Ryan to show your support as well.

The Fisher Room is located on the second floor, north side, right above the bookstore in the student center.  Easy access can be made by taking a right hand turn after you enter the student center/administration entrance and using the elevator and/or stairwell. The Fisher Room will be half way down the hall to your right.

I hope you will plan to join us, and should you know of anyone who might be interested in hearing about his proposals re: child care, please invite them along as well.

WHO:      Sen. Ryan Taylor, Candidate for Governor

WHAT:    Press Conference on Child Care Policy

WHERE:  Fisher Room, Student Center, Minot State University  (

WHEN:    Wednesday, Aug 1st - 9:15 am

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Minot Flood Block Party

 Rebuilding Neighborhoods

Block Party for Arrowhead & Christ Lutheran Area Residents

Thursday, August 2, 2012


Christ Lutheran Church Parking Lot

**Parking available in the Oak Park Center parking lot, north of Oak Park.** 

*A shuttle (pickup/drop-off near Oak Park Theater) will be available to transport back and forth to the Church.*

Dinner is Served {5:30-7:30}! Residents of the neighborhood, and those who have helped you rebuild, will be able to unite/reunite and enjoy a delicious dinner (free!) as you catch up with your neighbors!

Information & Experts … will be available to share available resources and discuss flood recovery topics along with upcoming Summer of Hope events.

Bounce House * Games * Entertainment * Root Beer Floats {7:15-8:30}!

RSVP Not Required! However, if you RSVP, your name will go into a raffle drawing for prizes to be given away at the event!

RSVP: 701.852.1840 ~ Kristi Berg ~

This event was put together by the Rebuilding Neighborhoods Program, an Otto Bremer Foundation grant funded through The Minot Area Community Foundation.

Souris Valley Long Term Recovery Committee

   Connie Phillipenko – Director

   Pat Smith – Souris Valley United Way

   Rev. Debra Ball-Killbourne – Faith United Methodist Church

   Bob Lower – UMCOR

   Rhonda Thompson – Lutheran Disaster Response, Lutheran Social Services

   Rev. Paul Kreuger – Our Savior Lutheran Church

   Mark Frueh – First Presbyterian Church

   Mary Barker – Recovery Warehouse

   Lori Scharmer – NDSU Extension Service

Digital Workshop Handouts

Facebook Tools

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Affordable Housing Conference in Minot, North Dakota on August 14

Below is the information regarding the important upcoming Souris Basin Affordable Housing Forum on August 14, 2012 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.  As you know, there is a demand for this in our community and this is a good opportunity to discuss the challenges and opportunities that exist for affordable housing development.  Please try to attend to represent Minot and become informed of ideas for housing in our area.  

Please RSVP by Tuesday, Aug. 7 to Max Wetz by emailing to or by calling 701-328-8098. Please include your name, title, organization, address, phone number and email address to include in the list of participants that will be distributed at the forum.