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Posted on: August 7, 2018

Preliminary 2019 budget set at $179.9 million

Minot City Manager Tom Barry presented the City Council with a $179,931,375 million preliminary budget for 2019 at the Council’s regular meeting on Aug. 6. The 2018 budget was $142.7 million.

The proposed 2019 budget calls for 129.26 mills. The m...

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Posted on: August 7, 2018

3D printing a big hit at Minot Public Library

Ask Pam Carswell about 3D printing, and the Minot Public Library’s Teen Librarian breaks into a broad smile.

“It’s been very popular with kids, but we’re also getting more adults using the printer, too,” sh...

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Posted on: August 8, 2018

City schedules Ride Transit Free week

The City of Minot will once again offer a Ride Transit Free week from Aug. 13-17. During those days, there will be no charge to use the City of Minot Transit buses.

“This will be the third year that we have had our Ride Transit Free week,&rdq...

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Posted on: August 8, 2018

Construction projects making progress

U.S. 83 Broadway Bridge Viaduct Replacement

The U.S. 83/Broadway Bridge replacement project will hit an important milestone in early August, as the contractor is placing 40 girders on top of the piers and abutments on the site, forming the bottom layer of ...

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Posted on: August 9, 2018

City must provide basic services

The City of Minot’s proposed budget for 2019 continues to fund the essential services that Minot residents have come to expect, with basic services that must be maintained to ensure the daily lives of residents aren’t negatively impact...

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Posted on: July 19, 2018

HUD approves City of Minot's substantial amendment request

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has approved the City of Minot’s substantial amendment request, allowing the City to use up to $2.5 million to acquire and demolish property plus complete site restoration for a downtown gathe...

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Posted on: July 12, 2018

Minot FD welcomes $20,000 grant from Farm Credit Services

Farm Credit Services CEO Claude Sem, Minot Fire Department Chief Kelli Flermoen, Farm Credit Services Minot branch manager Dean Ziegler, Farm Credit Services board member Clara Sue Price, and Minot Fire Department Capt. Glen Hardy.

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Posted on: July 9, 2018

What goes into your property assessment?

Damon Druse takes notes during a recent home inspection.

Damon Druse knows just about every address in the city of Minot by heart. He’s probably visited most of the addresses for his job as the assistant city assessor for the City of Minot.

On a m...

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Posted on: July 6, 2018

Minot's bike patrol officers hit the streets

Officers Zach Peppelman (left) and Alex Nelson are two of the Minot Police Department bike patrol officers this summer.

It’s summer, and you know what that means. Yep, the Minot Police Department’s Bike Patrol Unit is back on the streets.

Minot currently ha...

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Posted on: July 6, 2018

Treating Minot's water is a lengthy process

The Minot Water Treatment Plant is undergoing a $26 million expansion that will more than double the facility's daily treatment capacity. 

Mark Paddock, superintendent at Minot’s water treatment plant, has a simple message when discussin...

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Posted on: July 6, 2018

Work continues on flood control, treatment plant expansion

The former Home Sweet Home building was moved across Fourth Avenue in late June as part of ongoing work with the flood protection project.

U.S. 83 Bypass

Crews have begun driving steel pilings for the new bridge over the Souris River. The new bridge will ma...

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Posted on: July 6, 2018

New elected officials take their seats

Shaun Sipma was sworn in as Minot's new mayor during a special City Council meeting on June 26.

Shaun Sipma was seated as mayor of Minot during a special City Council reorganization meeting on June 26.

At the same meeting, Mark Jantzer was chosen as City Co...

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Posted on: June 5, 2018

Calls for service rising for Minot PD, Fire Department

Life continues at a hectic pace for the members of the Minot Fire Department and the Minot Police Department, even as the economy in the Minot area has slowed a bit in the last couple of years and the city’s estimated population has declined sli...

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Posted on: June 5, 2018

Minot PD has highest percentage of female officers in N.D.

Sgt. Krista Mattice and Sgt. Shannon Lackey are proud to be members of the Minot Police Department. They’re even prouder that their department has the highest percentage of female officers of any department in North Dakota.

“It helps th...

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Posted on: June 6, 2018

Recycling in Minot: What's next in the process?

Creating a City of Minot recycling program has drawn public support for the past few years, but no program exists yet.

Where is the City at in the process of developing a recycling program? Jason Sorenson, assistant public works director, said the idea has...

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Posted on: June 5, 2018

Major construction project making progress

Phases 1-3 of flood control

Work on the Phase MI-1 Fourth Avenue flood protection project in May focused primarily on the excavation that is needed to build the Broadway Pump Station (pictured above). Located at the corner of Broadway and Fourth Avenue, th...

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Posted on: May 29, 2018

Minot approved as one of 25 Opportunity Zone communities in N.D.

The City of Minot is one of 25 North Dakota communities approved for an Opportunity Zone as part of a new tax incentive program through the U.S. Department of Treasury.

Minot’s Opportunity Zone includes the downtown business district.

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Posted on: May 16, 2018

Minot Fire Department to begin fire hydrant testing

The Minot Fire Department will begin testing fire hydrants on Tuesday, May 22. The program will consist of inspecting and flowing fire hydrants east of Broadway and north of Central Avenue.

These hydrant flows will be done only on Tuesday mornings from 8:3...

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Posted on: May 9, 2018

FEMA flood risk maps changing

Homeowners in the Souris River valley will get more than a year before a federal flood insurance mandate takes effect thanks to City leadership and its partners.

The City of Minot, its consultants, and Ward County have successfully lobbied Federal Emergenc...

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Posted on: May 9, 2018

Building permits, inspections focus on safety

As the Building Official for the City of Minot, Mitch Flanagan is a firm believer in the need for building permits and inspections, for one simple reason: Safety.

“You take it for granted nowadays that buildings you walk into are safe. That&r...

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Posted on: May 9, 2018

Minot to submit substantial amendment for gathering space

The City of Minot has prepared a substantial amendment which it will submit to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development after the 30-day public comment closes as it seeks to spend up to $2.5 million to acquire property needed for a downtown ga...

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Posted on: May 9, 2018

It's pothole season - again

The calendar says it’s spring, which means it’s pothole season.

And in Minot, that means City of Minot Street Superintendent Kevin Braaten and the crews in his department are hard at work fixing the damage done to city streets over the ...

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Posted on: May 9, 2018

Salvage auction added to buyout process

The Minot City Council gave final approval at its May 7 meeting to the first auction of its kind under a new policy that will create a salvage contents auction for structures earmarked for demolition after being acquired through the flood mitigation buyou...

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Posted on: May 9, 2018

Construction in full swing

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 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 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: 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 7, 2018

Preliminary 2019 budget set at $179.9 million

Minot City Manager Tom Barry presented the City Council with a $179,931,375 million preliminary budget for 2019 at the Council’s regular meeting on Aug. 6. The 2018 budget was $142.7 million.

The proposed 2019 budget calls for 129.26 mills. The m...

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Posted on: August 7, 2018

#Throwback Thursday

The Parker House

The Parker House was Minot’s first hotel. It was established in 1886 by Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Parker, parents of Clarence Parker. The hotel was in downtown Minot on Second Avenue. It was temporary home to many travelers and many of the buffalo...

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Posted on: July 2, 2018

#Throwback Thursday

This is actually my home in Eastwood Park. My wife, Pat, and I purchased the home about 35 years ago after moving back to Minot. In the summer we would always get people driving by our house. Many would stop and ask if they could see the inside as they ha...

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Posted on: July 2, 2018

Treating Minot's water is a lengthy process

Mark Paddock, superintendent at Minot’s water treatment plant, has a simple message when discussing the city’s municipal water supply.

“Our water is very safe to drink,” Paddock said. “We follow every state...

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Posted on: July 2, 2018

City of Minot seats new elected officials

Shaun Sipma was seated as mayor of Minot during a special City Council reorganization meeting on June 26.

At the same meeting, Mark Jantzer was chosen as City Council president, and Lisa Olson was named vice president. Both Jantzer and Olson were re-electe...

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Posted on: June 5, 2018

Mayor Barney: 'It truly has been an honor to serve'

On June 26, I will take part in a special reorganization Minot City Council meeting. It will be my final official act as Mayor of Minot.

While I’m excited to begin the next chapter of my life, I cannot move on without first taking a little time to reflect ...

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Posted on: June 5, 2018

#Throwback Thursday

Many have seen pictures of the horse-drawn wagons full of bones at the Minot depot.

Homesteaders and Native Americans on the Plains sold buffalo bones to agents for extra income. For many settlers, they needed to sell buffalo bones picked up on the prairie...

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Posted on: May 9, 2018

#Throwback Thursday

Bath houses were popular in Minot in the late 1800s and early 1900s

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, before the days of modern plumbing, bath houses were a popular business. Men would frequent them as needed, probably once a week or so. The bath houses m...

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Posted on: July 3, 2018

Burglaries

The Minot Police Department responded to the report of 4 businesses in south Minot that were burglarized over the weekend. Some of the businesses were ransacked, but it didn’t appear anything was taken. One of the businesses reported a vehicle s...

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Posted on: June 13, 2018

Wildlife Management Program

The application process for Minot’s Wildlife Management Program, deer bow hunting season, has been posted to the police department’s web page. The process for obtaining a license is outlined in the summary and guidance link.  ...

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Posted on: May 31, 2018

High Risk Sex Offender Public Notification

On Monday May 28, 2018 Allan Joseph Cook updated his registration information with the Minot Police Department after moving within the city limits of Minot. Cook is a HIGH RISK offender that is required to perform lifetime registration. Cook convicted on ...

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Posted on: May 31, 2018

Disorderly conduct investigation leads to multiple arrests

Officers responded to a report of several people who appeared to be getting ready to fight at 106 18th St. SE at 9:02 PM. The reporting party relayed information to dispatch that one subject, later identified as 20 year old Tiwayne McClain, put what appea...

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Posted on: May 18, 2018

Burglary

On May 18, 2018 at 12:34 AM, officers responded to Don Bessette Motors for suspicious activity. Officers found a broken window and located a female inside the business. The female was identified as 31 year old Michelle A. Kasper. The investigation reveale...

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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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Police Department
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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Police Department
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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Police Department
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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Police Department
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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Police Department
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: 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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