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Posted on: August 12, 2017

Mandatory water ration lifted

The mandatory water ration order has been lifted effective immediately. Repairs to the main, 12-million gallon, basin are complete and is now running at full capacity.

“We want to thank the residents for abiding by the ration while we made necessary repair...

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Posted on: August 10, 2017

City proposes budget for 2018

Minot City Manager Tom Barry presented the preliminary 2018 City budget during the Minot City Council’s regular meeting on Aug. 7, and his message was clear:

“It was no easy task putting this budget together. That should not be a surprise to anyone,” said ...

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Posted on: August 8, 2017

Council approves specs for first 3 phases of flood protection plan

The Minot City Council approved bid specifications for the first three phases of the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Plan at its Aug. 7 meeting.

With bids expected to go out in September, preliminary construction could potentially begin this fall.

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Posted on: August 7, 2017

Minot City Council approves Community Facility requests

The Minot City Council approved at its Aug. 7 meeting a committee’s recommendation to award nearly $4.8 million to seven community facility requests. The funding will be dispersed in January 2018.

The Council’s Community Development Com...

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Posted on: August 9, 2017

Construction projects hit key milestones

Broadway Bridge

Construction on the east Broadway Bridge passed a key milestone in late July, as crews placed the largest single concrete pour to form the south abutment of the east bridge. This piece of substructure will rest right near the intersection o...

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Posted on: August 9, 2017

Tool drive helping to build a better community

Support from our community is needed to build the inventory of North Dakota’s first tool library.

The Minot Tool Library, created by the Resilience AmeriCorps VISTAs and the Minot Public Library, will be a free service for Minot Public Library patrons to b...

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Posted on: August 7, 2017

Minot's new trash collection system off to a good start

Minot’s new trash collection system has been in use for nearly a month, and Sanitation Department Superintendent John Reynolds said he and his crews have learned a great deal since the new system was implemented.

Sanitation crews began using new automated ...

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Posted on: August 3, 2017

Work begins to install artificial turf on 2 South Hill softball fields

Crews began work recently on installing artificial turf at two fields at Minot’s South Hill Softball Complex.

The natural grass at the KC and Eagles fields, located on the west end of the South Hill Softball Complex, is being replaced with artifi...

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Posted on: July 26, 2017

Community Development Committee recommends awards to 7 projects

The Minot City Council’s Community Development Committee on Wednesday recommended awarding approximately $4.8 million to seven community facility project requests.

The full City Council is scheduled to act on the recommendations at its Aug. 7 reg...

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Posted on: July 12, 2017

Minot gets a look at new preliminary FEMA flood maps

City of Minot officials on June 27 presented the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s new preliminary flood risk maps. The proposed new maps will affect insurance premiums for approximately 3,200 properties in Minot and an additional 800 properties withi...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Minot's new automated garbage collection system begins July 17

The six new trucks are here. The drivers have spent a lot of time training. The new trash carts are being delivered to Minot households this week.

It’s time for the City of Minot’s new garbage collection system to begin.

The new automate...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Acquisition, buyout process continues in Minot

Minot's parcel acquisition/buyout process continues following the flood of 2011.

While more parcels of land are being purchased and structures are removed, the first four phases of the flood protection plan have been designed and should be put out for bids...

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Posted on: July 11, 2017

Mayor's Committee on Addiction starts its work

Minot Mayor Chuck Barney is encouraged by the approach taken by the newly formed Mayor’s Committee on Addiction to help identify and study the growing opioid addiction issue in the city.

“We’re looking for tangible results tha...

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Posted on: July 12, 2017

Construction projects making good progress

Downtown Minot stamped concrete

Broadway Bridge

Crews with the Broadway Bridge project are 99 percent complete on the demolition of the old east bridge, with only one small portion remaining. The construction of the new bridge is continuing at a good pace, with work progressing in three ...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

City of Minot staff trains on temporary flood closures

More than 30 City staff received initial training at the end of June on how to install the temporary road closures needed to connect permanent floodwalls by the Water Treatment Plant.

This portion of the floodwall is between 12th Street SW and 8th Avenue S...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Committee to review community facility requests

The City of Minot’s Community Development Committee will consider nine funding applications at its July 20 meeting.

The nine requests total $11.9 million. The Community Development Fund currently has approximately $4.8 million available. The comm...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Adopt-A-Lot: Cultivating land and community

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Resiliency is rooted in the ability to adapt to tremendous change. Environmental shocks and stresses in Minot, such as the 2011 flood, have heightened the need for residents to become more resilient than ever. As Resilience AmeriCorps VISTAs, Colin Hendri...

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Posted on: July 6, 2017

City offers valet service to those who need help with trash carts

The City of Minot is offering a valet service for residents who may have a physical condition or medical issue that prohibits them from rolling their new garbage cart to the curb as part of the City’s new automated garbage collection system.

Residents can ...

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

Minot awarded more than $950,000 to upgrade existing levee system

The North Dakota State Water Commission has allocated $950,254 to the City of Minot to help cover the cost of repairs and upgrades to the city’s existing levee system.

Thursday’s announcement marks the first time the City of Minot has b...

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Posted on: June 21, 2017

Entrance/exit for Roosevelt Park Zoo moves to 11th Street SE

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The main entrance to Roosevelt Park Zoo at 13th Street SE will close to vehicle traffic on Thursday, June 22, as construction on Burdick Expressway East progresses.

Visitors can continue to use the temporary access point created at 11th Street SE, which wi...

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Posted on: June 8, 2017

Public gets first look at downtown gathering space concept

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

Coffee group takes pride in caring for Minot signs

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Pick a weekday, around 9 a.m., and you’ll find a group of retirees gathered around a few tables in the Dakota Square food court, enjoying a cup of coffee, telling stories, and solving the world’s problems.

But eight or nine days of the year, you’ll find th...

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Posted on: June 8, 2017

Construction projects making progress in Minot

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The 2017 construction season is well under way, with a number of projects in progress around the City of Minot. There are also many other projects that will begin in the coming weeks. Motorists are reminded to use caution when driving through construction...

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Posted on: June 2, 2017

City temporarily changes East bus route due to construction

East Route changes June 2017

The City of Minot has made changes to the City Transit East bus route due to construction on Burdick Expressway, according to Brian Horinka, City of Minot Superintendent of Vehicle Maintenance/Transit.

Effective Monday, June 5, the following route changes ...

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

Fire Department begins fire hydrant testing program

The City of Minot Fire Department began its annual fire hydrant quality assurance program on May 16, with hydrant testing taking place Tuesday mornings through October.

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

City of Minot names John Zakian as NDR Program Manager

The City of Minot has hired John Zakian as its National Disaster Resilience Program Manager. He will oversee Minot’s $74.3 million NDR program and all of its associated projects, plans, and activities. Zakian begins his duties June 1.

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Posted on: May 2, 2017

Minot leading the way among NDR funding recipients

The City of Minot has quickly become a leader among the entities that received funding in 2016 from the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s National Disaster Resilience Competition.

As one of 13 locations nationwide to receive funding f...

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

Major construction projects under way in Minot

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The 2017 construction season is under way, with a number of projects in progress around the City of Minot. There are also many other projects that will begin in the coming weeks. Motorists are reminded to use caution when driving through construction zone...

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Posted on: April 26, 2017

Legislature approves $193 million for flood protection projects within Minot city limits

The City of Minot’s flood protection efforts received a significant funding boost this week, as the North Dakota Legislature on Wednesday gave final approval to legislation providing $193 million for flood control projects within the city.

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

#Throwback Thursday

By David Lehner

Many people have heard about the wild times in the early days of Minot. I will attempt to give you some information that I have compiled from stories as told to me. Some stories from the people who lived during the later years of what becam...

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

City of Minot’s yard waste collection sites are now open

2017 Compost sites

The City of Minot’s 10-yard waste collection sites are now open for the season. Yard waste will no longer be collected curbside on your normal pickup day.

The City’s collection sites are located at:

-27th Ave. & 7th St. NW

-15th Ave. ...

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Posted on: April 7, 2017

Crews cleaning city streets, filling potholes

Crews from the City of Minot have begun the task of cleaning dirt and other debris that accumulated on city streets during the winter months.

On Monday, the city’s sweeping crews began working for two weeks from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. sweeping snow ro...

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Posted on: August 8, 2017

Demolitions part of becoming a more resilient city

Minot has been working to make itself a community that isn’t just recovering back to the point where it was before the flood, but working to be a community that is making great strides to be more resilient to the waters of the Mouse River.

The City of Minot is on its way to becoming more resilient. After the flood of 2011 the City has been working to make itself a community that isn’t just recovering back to the point where it was before the flood, but working to be a community th...

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Posted on: August 8, 2017

Multi-family RFP open for applications

The City of Minot continues its efforts to create more multi-family affordable housing in Minot utilizing funds from the National Disaster Resilience Competition, with a Request for Proposal currently open for applications.

The City of Minot continues its efforts to create more multi-family affordable housing in Minot utilizing funds from the National Disaster Resilience Competition, with a Request for Proposal currently open for applications.

At its Aug. 7 meeting, the Minot...

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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: August 9, 2017

#Throwback Thursday

The whiskey runners made a lot of money and made it in a hurry. They were flashy dressers, sporting big diamonds, silk shirts, fancy ties and suits. They were also big tippers. One night in Minot a group of them lined up and peppered a bass drum in a Mino...

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Posted on: August 8, 2017

Council approves specs for first 3 phases of flood protection plan

The Minot City Council approved bid specifications for the first three phases of the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Plan at its Aug. 7 meeting.

With bids expected to go out in September, preliminary construction could potentially begin this fall.

The...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Minot police officer, resident earn Life Saving awards

Minot Police Officer Josh Noyes and city resident David Wiley were recently presented with Life Saving Awards from the North Dakota Police Officers Association. Noyes responded to a Minot shooting incident in January. After determining the victim had been...

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Posted on: July 12, 2017

July City Council: Flood funding dominates discussion

The future of the city’s share of funding for Minot’s flood protection projects dominated conversation during a lengthy regular meeting of the Minot City Council on July 10.

The July meeting was the first regular City Council meeting un...

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Posted on: July 11, 2017

#Throwback Thursday

I am going to interject this statement here …. I believe, as do others, that the activities on Minot’s High Third Street were an economic boon to the city of Minot at the time. During the 1920s through the 1940s, Minot had more hotels...

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Posted on: July 11, 2017

Minot voters choose new city council members

Minot voters elected six aldermen during a city-wide vote on June 13, creating Minot’s new City Council.

Shaun Sipma, Shannon Straight, Josh Wolsky, Lisa Olson, Mark Jantzer and Stephan Podrygula were elected to fill the six seats on the new smal...

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Posted on: June 8, 2017

Foley named Optimist Club Officer of the Year

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Minot Police Officer Jared Foley was recently named the Law Officer of the Year by Minot’s Optimist Club. The Optimist Club honors an area law enforcement officer each year at its Respect for Law Luncheon. In addition to his police officer dutie...

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Posted on: June 8, 2017

#Throwback Thursday

By Dave Lehner

There were a number of businesses that flourished on Minot’s High Third Street. Third Street over the years was the home to bars, restaurants, hotels and houses that participated in illegal activities that ranged from illegal alcoh...

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Posted on: June 7, 2017

June City Council: Minot housing project approved

For seven members of the Minot City Council, the two-hour June 5 meeting signaled the end of their time on the council.

Aldermen Rick Hedberg, Dean Frantsvog, Miranda Schuler, George Withus, Ben Berg, Dave Lehner, and Dave Pankow are not seeking re-electio...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

May City Council: SB2013 could bring $5.9 million to Minot

The City of Minot would receive an estimated $5.9 million over the next biennium through oil and gas hub city funding after the passage of Senate Bill 2013 at the 2017 North Dakota Legislature.

At the May 1 City Council meeting, City of Minot special assis...

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Posted on: August 22, 2017

Weapons call

On Aug. 21, 2017 at 5:47 PM, the Minot Police Department responded to a report of gunshots in the 500 block of 11th Ave. NE. An additional report indicated a male walking in the area yelling and carrying a gun. Officers arrived on scene and took the indiv...

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Posted on: August 18, 2017

Armed Robbery

On August 17, 2017 at 1108 hours, an armed robbery occurred at Game Stop located at 401 40th Ave SW. A male suspect brandished a firearm at a store employee and took money from the cash registers.  The male was later identified and a search warra...

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Posted on: August 16, 2017

Stabbing

Minot Central Dispatch received a report of a stabbing at a residence in SE Minot via 911 call. Officers arrived on scene to discover a female victim and initiated CPR. A male was taken into custody on scene and identified as Bradley Morales. The female v...

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Posted on: August 15, 2017

Armed individual

UPDATE: Armed individual taken into custody.  Ward County Sheriff's Department jurisdiction, they will be handling investigation.

ORIGINAL: Law enforcement is currently dealing with an armed subject in the area of the Hwy 2&52 bypass and Hwy 8...

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Posted on: July 31, 2017

National Night Out

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The Minot Police
Department is once again teaming up with Target and many other communitypartners to host the annual National Night Out celebration.  This community event is  held ...

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