BATTLING POTHOLES We're glad the city of Minot has pothole trucks roaming the city on a daily basis, with workers temporarily patching the ever-growing number of serious potholes in the community. There's always been a number of vehicle-jarring potholes in town, a problem that's been made considerably worse by the Souris River flood of 2011. Nowadays it seems you can't drive down any road in town, with the possible exception of Broadway, without encountering a rattle-inducing hole in the road. Some are simply unavoidable, given their location, since drivers are unable to swerve around them enough without endangering themselves and other drivers. We're guessing keeping up with the growing list of potholes is an impossible task for city crews, and the weather hasn't exactly been cooperating, either. No doubt more permanent fixes will be made when the weather warms up, which could be a while, judging from the latest forecast. Until then, we suggest drivers stay alert while playing the dodge-a-pothole game while driving around Minot.