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Posted on: September 18, 2017

Land purchase extends lifetime of City of Minot landfill more than 60 years

The City of Minot signed an agreement today to purchase approximately 320 acres of land that will extend the life of the city’s landfill by more than 60 years.

Jason Sorenson, Assistant Public Works Director for the City of Minot, said the land w...

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

NAWS construction to continue after injunction lifted

The City of Minot received good news on Aug. 11 regarding one of its long-running legal battles when the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the Northwest Area Water Supply project could proceed.

In its ruling, the court said the Bu...

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

City Council President Jantzer delivers budget recommendations

Minot City Council President Mark Jantzer delivered a budget recommendation in early September that included significant changes in sales tax allocations to help fund flood protection projects, and consideration of a new 1 percent tax on food and beverage...

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

Highway 83 Bypass project hits major milestone

The U.S. Highway 83 Bypass Project recently marked another major milestone, as the concrete deck for the new bridge spanning the Souris River was poured on Sept. 5.

Crews began working around 3 a.m. on Sept. 5, with the concrete pour lasting until early af...

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

Construction projects making major progress

Broadway Bridge

Substructure work is substantially complete on the east Broadway Bridge, as Lunda Construction will be setting bearings and beams on the piers in the first part of September. The contractor is a few weeks behind their anticipated schedule d...

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Posted on: August 25, 2017

City of Minot's fire protection rating improves to Class 2

The City of Minot’s fire protection rating, a national insurance industry risk rating of a municipality’s structural fire suppression delivery system, has been raised to a Class 2 by the Insurance Services Office. The change takes effe...

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Posted on: August 23, 2017

Citizens Public Safety Academy offers a look inside fire, police departments

The City of Minot is offering residents the opportunity to learn what patrolling the streets is like for a police officer, or what goes through a firefighter’s mind when battling a blaze.

The Citizens Public Safety academy is a chance for members...

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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.

The...

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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

Adopt-A-Lot: Cultivating land and community

Vista ribbon cutting

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

Zoo Access

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

Coffee guys group photo

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.

“Most fire hydrants do not get used on a regular basis,” said Minot Fire Department...Read on...

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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: 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.

“It’s incredible...

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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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