- Associated Press - Saturday, March 12, 2016

MINOT, N.D. (AP) - A new drug treatment center in Minot is expected to open sometime this summer.

The Minot Daily News reports (bit.ly/1LcY16A) that city council members have approved a conditional use permit for Community Medical Services to operate n in a strip mall. Clinic officials say it will likely take three months to open.

The proposed treatment center has been controversial since it was proposed 2014. Some residents are worried about increased traffic and crime, diversion of treatment drugs to the street and attracting drug users to Minot.

Before approving the center, the council heard from an addiction counselor, a jail ministry worker, parents, a young mother and others who support the clinic.

The city’s planning commission voted 8-4 last month in favor of the clinic.

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Information from: Minot Daily News, https://www.minotdailynews.com


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