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Posted on: April 25, 2018

Work underway on massive storm water pump station next to Broadway

Construction on a key component of the first phase of flood protection in Minot starts in earnest this week, which when done will give peace of mind for a large part of north Minot when heavy rains or river flooding comes. The Broadway Pump Station, a sto...

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Posted on: April 24, 2018

High Water Mark Initiative design chosen through survey

The City of Minot is moving forward with its High Water Mark Initiative after gathering community input through an online survey.

Results from an online survey showed that 51% of respondents selected Design #1, while 49% chose Design #2. The chosen design ...

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Posted on: April 23, 2018

City of Minot yard waste collection sites are open

The City of Minot’s 10 yard waste collection sites are now open for the season. Yard waste is not collected curbside on your normal pickup day.

The City’s collection sites are located at:

-27th Ave. & 7th St. NW

-15th Ave. & 2nd S...

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Posted on: April 16, 2018

City offering free parking for a month in downtown parking structures

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The City of Minot has assumed management responsibility of the two downtown parking structures.

This month, Cypress Development, LLC, the developer and former management company for the parking structures, turned over operations for the Central and Renaiss...

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

11 candidates for City offices will appear on June ballot

Eleven candidates submitted the required paperwork to appear on the June ballot for City of Minot offices.

City of Minot positions on the June 12 ballot include mayor, three seats on the City Council, and municipal judge. The candidates who will appear on ...

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Posted on: April 5, 2018

Construction season will be busy in 2018

The 2018 construction season is already under way in Minot, with work beginning on initial phases of flood control work and the second year of work beginning on the Broadway Bridge project, among other projects.

The City of Minot has introduced a new Geogr...

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Posted on: April 5, 2018

City unveils new GIS system

City Engineer Lance Meyer presented the City of Minot’s new Geographic Information System (GIS) website during the Committee of the Whole meeting on March 28.

Meyer said the new website uses industry-standard software and technology, and will all...

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Posted on: April 5, 2018

Bid opening for structure auction set for April 26

Bids will be opened on April 26 at 11 a.m. in City Council chambers for the sale of structures, including homes and garages, purchased by the City of Minot within the footprint of the flood control project. There will also be an open house on April 19 to ...

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Posted on: April 5, 2018

Annual cleanup weeks, HHW collection scheduled

The City of Minot has scheduled spring and fall cleanup weeks for 2018, as well as its annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection. If you have questions, please contact Public Works at 857-4140, or log onto the city’s website at www.minotnd.org...

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Posted on: April 4, 2018

Minot to host storm water training workshop

The City of Minot, in conjunction with the North Dakota Department of Health, and the North American Sediment and Erosion Control Association, will provide a storm water training workshop.

The workshop is scheduled for April 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Ro...

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Posted on: April 4, 2018

Retired firefighter earns Life Saving award

Retired Minot Firefighter Robert Johnson was honored with a LifeSaving Award at the April 2 City Council meeting. Earlier this year, Johnson helped save the life of a 3-year-old Minot girl.

On Saturday Jan. 27, 2018, the Lorenz family was at the Holiday In...

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Posted on: April 4, 2018

City sponsors fair housing essay contest

Minot Mayor Chuck Barney announced that the city is sponsoring an essay contest in honor of April being Fair Housing Awareness Month.

The contest theme of “Minot, a place for everyone” encourages eligible students to consider what the F...

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Posted on: April 3, 2018

City of Minot moves to recover tax dollars from local developer

The Minot City Council voted unanimously Monday after meeting in executive session to move forward with filing litigation for breach of contract against 16th Crossing, Inc., to recover nearly $6 million in federal and City dollars expended on a housing pr...

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Posted on: March 29, 2018

City of Minot begins process to terminate lease with N.D. Port Services

The Minot City Council voted unanimously Tuesday, March 27, after meeting in executive session to begin steps to terminate a lease agreement with North Dakota Port Services, Inc., for non-payment of rent and property taxes.

The action taken Tuesday by the ...

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Posted on: March 15, 2018

City takes steps to terminate agreements with Cypress Development

The Minot City Council voted unanimously Thursday after meeting in executive session to take steps to terminate the City’s agreements with Cypress Development, LLC, and to initiate a lawsuit against Cypress. 

In 2015, the City and Cypres...

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Posted on: February 27, 2018

Minot preventative maintenance part of case study

What started as answering a few questions at a conference turned into the City of Minot’s transit fare system being the subject of a national case study on preventative maintenance.

It all started when Brian Horinka, vehicle maintenance/bus super...

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Posted on: March 6, 2018

Mayor's Committee on Addiction taking next steps

Minot Mayor Chuck Barney formed the Mayor’s Committee on Addiction last year to help identify and study the growing opioid addiction issue in the city. Now, the mayor wants to help the committee take next step in the ongoing battle.Committee member Paul S...

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Posted on: February 27, 2018

New automated garbage collection system working well

It’s been nearly eight months since the City of Minot made major changes to its method of collecting residential garbage.

Gone are the old days of workers riding on the backs of trucks in all sorts of weather, hopping on and off endless times dur...

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Posted on: March 6, 2018

Minot Tool Library now open at Minot Public Library

Lend a tool, build a better community. The Minot Public Library is working hard to do just that.

As of March 5, the library now offers a tool lending service to its patrons who are at least 18 years of age and have had a library card for a minimum of 90 da...

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Posted on: February 27, 2018

Minot PD names Lakoduk as 2017 officer of the year

The Minot Police Department announced its 2017 Outstanding Officer of the Year in February, along with a promotion and other honors.

Senior Officer Ross Lakoduk was honored as the 2017 Outstanding Officer of the Year. Lakoduk joined the department in 2012 ...

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Posted on: February 2, 2018

City withdraws application to rezone property near landfill

The City of Minot has withdrawn a request to rezone two quarters of land near the City Landfill as part of a long term expansion plan.

In withdrawing the application, City Manager Tom Barry said he wants to make sure the City continues to recognize and add...

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Posted on: February 2, 2018

Council addresses animal ordinance changes

If you want certain nonvenomous, noninjurios snakes for pets in Minot, you’re in luck. If you want to have hens in your backyard, not so much. Oh, and pit bull type dogs are still illegal in Minot.

After months of ad hoc meetings and public open ...

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Posted on: February 7, 2018

Council, City weigh options for recycling program

Members of the Minot City Council feel it’s time to study all of the city’s options for recycling. How to complete that process, however, remains unanswered.

Council members have agreed that it’s time for Minot to join the ran...

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Posted on: January 11, 2018

Minot Public Library awarded grant for 3D printer

The Minot Public Library was awarded a $4,300 Community Grant from Best Buy to bring 3D printing to library patrons. The grant will pay for a 3D printer, a scanner, a laptop computer, and training for staff members and members of the community.

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Posted on: January 9, 2018

Water Treatment Plant expansion to begin this spring

A $26 million expansion project that will essentially double the daily capacity at Minot’s Water Treatment Plant is set to begin this spring.

The project is part of the Northwest Area Water Supply Project, which will provide clean drinking water ...

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Posted on: June 8, 2017

Public gets first look at downtown gathering space concept

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The first preliminary conceptual renderings of what a new gathering space in downtown Minot could look like have been released to the public. City Manager Tom Barry presented the renderings Monday night at the City Council’s regular June meeting.

The first preliminary conceptual renderings of what a new gathering space in downtown Minot could look like have been released to the public.

City Manager Tom Barry presented the renderings Monday night at the City Council’s regular June meeting....

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Posted on: June 8, 2017

Developers sought for multi-family housing units

At its June 5 meeting, the Minot City Council approved a plan to call for proposals to create more affordable multi-family housing units.

The City of Minot continues to move forward with efforts to bring more multi-family affordable housing to Minot utilizing funds from the National Disaster Resilience Competition.

At its June 5 meeting, the Minot City Council approved a plan to call for pro...

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Posted on: April 4, 2018

#Throwback Thursday

Besides the highly profitable liquor traffic, Minot was also known for other questionable activities. An illegal drug trade flourished but not at the same scale as the liquor business. Between December 1922 and December 1924, enforcement officials cracked...

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Posted on: March 7, 2018

Celebrating my year of service in the Magic City

By: Andrianna Betts

When I first moved to Minot last March I had no idea where my journey as an AmeriCorps VISTA member would lead me. I made the decision to be a federal volunteer in order to serve communities that are working to become more resilient in ...

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Posted on: March 6, 2018

Mayor's Committee on Addiction taking next steps

Minot Mayor Chuck Barney formed the Mayor’s Committee on Addiction last year to help identify and study the growing opioid addiction issue in the city. Now, the mayor wants to help the committee take next step in the ongoing battle.Committee mem...

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Posted on: March 6, 2018

#Throwback Thursday

Stearns Motors Stories - Lou Stearns was the owner of Stearns Motors. In its day Stearns Motors was an automobile repair shop and also a garage to park and store automobiles. There were actually five businesses in Strearns Motors. The Auto Repair, the Aut...

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Posted on: February 7, 2018

#Throwback Thursday

Horses for the Fire Department - In the early days of the Minot Fire Department when it was located on 1st Avenue, the first fire trucks were horse-drawn wagons. The horses were kept on the ground floor, toward the back of the Fire Hall. When the first mo...

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Posted on: April 20, 2018

Shooting

ORIGINAL 4/17/18: At 0327 this morning, while officers were responding to a suspicious activity call, they came across a injured male in the area of 9th St and 3rd Ave SE. It was discovered a 54 yr old male had a gunshot wound to the leg. The 300 blk of 1...

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

Scam

The Minot Police Department has received several reports of a fund raising scam attempt.

Callers are reporting that an organization identifying itself as “Police Action Fund” is raising donations on behalf of the Minot Police Department...

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

Discharging Firearm/Stolen Firearm Arrest

On 4/11/18 at 9:43 PM, Officers responded to the 300 Blk 27 Ave NW for a report of gunshots near the Polaris Park Apts. While checking the area, Officers located empty casings outside an apartment located at 320 27 Ave. NW. Officers located and detained a...

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Posted on: April 9, 2018

Discharge of Firearm

Early this morning at 0056 hrs, Officers received a report of a possible gunshot inside of Beaver Ridge Plaza. The reporting party stated he heard what he believed to be a gunshot while in his apartment.

Officers responded and met with the reporting party ...

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Posted on: April 4, 2018

Stolen puppy

On April 3rd, 2018 at 6:27 PM the Minot Police Department investigated the theft of a puppy from Pet Parade in Minot. The puppy, which was valued at $599.00, was taken from the store by a female suspect. The suspect was later identified as 25 year old Tor...

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Posted on: April 4, 2018

Memorial Service

On April 26, 2018 at 10:00 am at the Minot Municipal Auditorium, Room 201. The Minot Police Department is hosting a memorial service commemorating the 100-year anniversary of our first Line of Duty Death.

Background:On April 26, 1918 Minot Police Officer P...

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Posted on: March 8, 2018

Shooting

On 3/7/18 at 6:23 PM, Minot police officers responded to a residence in NW Minot for a victim that had been shot multiple times.  Officers arrived on scene and provided medical assistance to an 18 year old male victim until Community Ambulance ar...

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Posted on: February 23, 2018

Injury Hit and Run Accident

On February 22nd at approximately 5:45 PM, officers were dispatched to the 200 block of 16th St NW for a report of a hit and run accident involving multiple injuries. Witnesses informed dispatchers that three individuals were seen running from the strikin...

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Posted on: February 23, 2018

Scams

The Minot Police Department Crime Prevention Unit has received reports of a scam targeting area residents known as the “Money Order Scam”. These recent reports indicate that classified ads are being placed (in both newspapers and on-li...

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Posted on: February 9, 2018

Death Investigation

The Minot Police Department responded an unresponsive male at the intersection of Greenway and Parkway at 3:29 PM on February 7th. The male was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later. An autopsy is scheduled for Feb 9t...

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Posted on: February 6, 2018

Shooting

The Minot Police Department responded to a shooting in southeast Minot today just before 5:00 PM. One male victim has been transported to the hospital as a result of a gunshot wound. Details about the victim and the injury are not being released at this t...

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Posted on: January 4, 2018

Burglary

On January 4, 2018 at 1:37 AM the Minot Police and Fire Departments responded to 122 South Main St. for a report of smoke in the building. Upon arrival police officers determined that the business (Gourmet Chef) had been broken into. The investigation sho...

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Posted on: January 4, 2018

Theft of Property (Shoplifting)

On January 3, 2018 at 7:00 PM officers responded to Hobby Lobby for a report of a male shoplifter. When Officers arrived, they spoke with the store employees who reported that a male had attempted to flee the store with a cart. The cart had been filled wi...

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Posted on: December 22, 2017

Dog reunited with family

On Friday, December 22, 2017 at about 12:00 PM (noon) Animal Control Officer Tanya Mendelsohn will reunite a dog recovered in Minot, to the owner who lives in Williston, ND. This will take place at Minot PD. So here’s the story behind the story....

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