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Subscribers asked to help

Subscribers of The Minot Daily News are asked to report to the newspaper if their home delivery tubes are being used for other purposes such as political leaflets. Some readers have experienced that problem recently.

Readers should notify the circulation department at 857-1900 if unwanted material is being left in their newspaper tubes.

Rural water users south of Minot asked to conserve

North Prairie Rural Water District is asking all rural water users south, southeast and southwest of the radar base to conserve water until noon on Wednesday. The water district is restoring water after a technical issue occurred in its system.

Visit Minot selects director finalists

A search committee has narrowed the candidates for executive director of Visit Minot to three, the Visit Minot board announced Tuesday.

Finalists are Terri Aldrich, Phyllis Burckhard and Allan McGeough.

Aldrich has been executive director of the Minot Area Council for the Arts since 1999. She is involved with the Mayor’s Renaissance Zone Committee, Rotary Club, Festival of the Parks Committee, Minot Artspace Committee, Downtown Business & Professional Association and is a board member for Visit Minot. She also is president and producer of Gentle Winds Promotions and a vocalist with several groups.

Burckhard is business, sales and marketing director with The OBASA Group. She is a Minot Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassador team leader and chairs both the Prairie Federal Credit Union Supervisory Committee and the Norsk Hostfest Musikk Butikk.

McGeough has been executive director of the Mid-Dakota Chapter of the American Red Cross since 2002. He is a volunteer for numerous activities in Minot and coaches the Mile One running team.

The Visit Minot board of directors will conduct final interviews Friday.

Company hoping to recover oil after spill

Some 12,150 gallons of oil were released and contained at an oil and gas well operated by RIM Operating, Inc. about 15 miles south of Tioga on Monday, according to a press release from the North Dakota Oil and Gas Division. All but 2,520 gallons of oil have been recovered. The company is working to recover the additional oil on site.

An open valve is believed to have caused the incident. A state inspector has been to the site and is monitoring the additional clean-up.

Elderly woman drives car through fresh cement

FARGO (AP) – A road construction company says it will have to redo 50 feet of concrete on a Fargo street after a 78-year-old woman drove through fresh cement.

The accident happened Tuesday morning in a construction zone near 25th Street and Interstate 94. Authorities say the woman became confused and drove her car through 12 inches of wet cement until she got stuck.