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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

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 8, 2017

Minot preparing for automated garbage collection

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After years of research and planning, the City of Minot is preparing to switch to an automated garbage collection system in July.

Public Works employees who work in the Sanitation Department began training in May when the first of six new automated trucks ...

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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 5, 2017

Fire Department suspends fire hydrant testing program

The Minot Fire Department has temporarily suspended its annual fire hydrant quality assurance program to comply with the voluntary water restrictions announced last week by the City of Minot.

The Fire Department has been testing selected hydrants on Tuesda...

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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: June 2, 2017

Public Works director asks residents to limit water usage

City of Minot Public Works Director Dan Jonasson is encouraging Minot residents to voluntarily limit usage of water, effective immediately.

Jonasson said the voluntary restriction is for any outdoor water usage, including sprinkler systems, lawn watering, ...

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

Section of Burdick Expressway East closing June 5 for construction

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A section of Burdick Expressway East will close to vehicle traffic on Monday, June 5, at 8:30 a.m. as construction continues on one of Minot’s major east-west routes.

Beginning Monday, Burdick Expressway will close to vehicle traffic between the ...

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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...

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 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: 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.

“It’s incredible...

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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: April 6, 2017

City employees reunite trapped dog with grateful owner

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A Minot resident was reunited with her lost and trapped dog on Tuesday thanks to the efforts of two City of Minot employees.

“The owner told me that to some people, it might be just a dog,” said Minot City Street Department employee Mar...

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