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Posted on: November 22, 2017

East Broadway Bridge open to two lanes of northbound traffic

The east Broadway Bridge is now open to two lanes of northbound traffic in Minot, as construction is substantially complete for 2017 on the U.S. 83 Broadway Viaduct Replacement Project. Along with two lanes of northbound traffic, there are two lanes of so...

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Posted on: November 21, 2017

City offices closed Thursday in observance of Thanksgiving

All City of Minot offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 23, in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday, including City Hall, Public Works, the Minot Auditorium, and the Engineering Department.

City buses will not run on Thursday. There will be no reside...

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

Burdick Expressway East reopens to traffic

A six-block section of Burdick Expressway East reopened to vehicle traffic today after the completion of a major construction project.

City of Minot officials, including Mayor Chuck Barney, City Manager Tom Barry and City Engineer Lance Meyer, joined North...

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Posted on: November 9, 2017

Minot to host legislators to discuss hub city funding formula

Members of the North Dakota Legislature’s Energy Development and Transmission Committee will visit Minot in late November as part of the committee’s tour of North Dakota cities to discuss “HUB City” funding, oil-imp...

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Posted on: November 7, 2017

City studies options for downtown gathering space

The City of Minot has expanded its list of potential sites for a downtown gathering space.

Robert Davis, planning director and chief resilience officer for the City of Minot, said that after a lengthy study of 40 blocks in the downtown area, two new sites ...

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Posted on: November 7, 2017

Bids opened for flood control phases; Phase 1 to be rebid

The first phase of the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Plan, which includes floodwalls along Fourth Avenue NE, will be rebid in November due to legal concerns.

At the bid opening on Oct. 25, there was an apparent low general bid and a low combined bi...

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Posted on: November 7, 2017

City makes minor updates to snow removal plan

The City of Minot won’t be significantly altering its snow removal plan after conducting a review of its snow removal policies following the 2016-17 winter, although the Public Works Department will be working to improve communication with the p...

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Posted on: November 9, 2017

November City Council: Bow-hunting ban discussion continues

The Minot City Council approved an ordinance prohibiting bow hunting on City-owned land within city limits.

The original ordinance was intended to ban bow hunting completely within city limits, but alderman Shaun Sipma made a motion changing the wording to...

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Posted on: November 9, 2017

Coming together to renew our river culture

The Friends of the Souris River will host a get-together at the Blue Rider on Nov. 19 to allow attendees the opportunity to volunteer for a specific role with Friends of the Souris River, lending their skills to help the group plan and implement its activ...

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Posted on: November 7, 2017

New seating installed in Minot Municipal Auditorium

The Minot Municipal Auditorium underwent a major facelift with the installation of new seating in the arena’s upper level.

 The new blue seats replace both the old wooden seats and the metal, multi-colored bench-style seating that made u...

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Posted on: November 7, 2017

Construction projects wrapping up 2017 work

Broadway Bridge

All of the concrete needed for the driving surface of the east Broadway Bridge has been placed by Lunda Construction and their subcontractors. The last details, including an east retaining wall, temporary barriers to the west and temporary ...

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Posted on: November 3, 2017

Crane used in parking structure construction to be removed

The large tower crane used in the construction of the Renaissance Parking structure in downtown Minot is scheduled to be removed beginning Saturday.

Lance Meyer, City of Minot engineer, said crews will begin dismantling the crane on Saturday, with removal ...

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Posted on: November 1, 2017

Souris River Joint Board to re-bid first phase of flood protection in November

As a result of legal concerns, the Souris River Joint Board (SRJB) will re-bid the first phase of flood protection under the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project.

On Oct. 25, the Joint Board received a low general bid and a low combined bid from d...

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Posted on: October 27, 2017

City of Minot not affiliated with Magic City Christmas event

A concert event scheduled for Dec. 22 in Minot billed as a Magic City Christmas has no affiliation with the City of Minot.

The event is scheduled to be held at the Minot Municipal Auditorium. The City of Minot is providing no support or funding, and is not...

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Posted on: October 5, 2017

Landscaping ordinances undergo major changes

Even for a man of Lance Lang’s expertise, summarizing Chapter 24 of the current Minot City Code of Ordinances that relates to landscaping issues isn’t an easy task.

“Our landscaping ordinances have been kind of heavy-handed an...

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

Work under way on $13.5 million Sundre project

Work is under way on a $13.5 million project that will relocate a water line from the Sundre well field that carries two-thirds of Minot’s municipal water.

The project includes building a 2 million gallon storage reservoir, constructing a booster...

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

Council approves final 2018 budget

The Minot City Council approved a 2018 budget that includes an operating budget of $101.6 million, and an estimated 106.46 mills. For the owner of a home valued at the median level of $182,000, property taxes will rise about $192.

The Council held special ...

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

Construction projects nearing end for 2017

Broadway Bridge

Work on the new east Broadway Bridge will be reaching key milestones in the upcoming weeks. The contractor plans to make the first concrete pour to begin forming the deck (roadway surface) of the bridge within the first 10 days of October. ...

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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 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: 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 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

Burdick work 060517

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: 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.

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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 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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