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Posted on: July 13, 2018

City of Minot schedules aerial mosquito spraying between July 17-19

The City of Minot, in conjunction with Minot Air Force Base and the Ohio Air National Guard, has scheduled aerial spraying for mosquito control in the Minot area for an evening between July 17-19, weather permitting.

Crews will choose an evening between Ju...

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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: July 6, 2018

City offers free dumping at landfill July 16-20

The City of Minot is providing residents an opportunity to dispose of accumulated trash free of charge for one week.

During the week of July 16-20, Minot residents who use City of Minot sanitation services can bring unwanted items and trash to the City of ...

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Posted on: June 20, 2018

Public input meeting lays out current design details for next two phases of flood protection in Min

The Souris River Joint Board (SRJB) heard public input June 20, while presenting the latest information on two future phases of flood protection within Minot as part of the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project. Those two phases are the MI-4 Maple...

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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.

This new tax...

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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 26, 2018

City of Minot crews begin street sweeping schedule

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

This week, the city’s sweeping crews are working from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. sweeping major roadways s...

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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 23, 2018

City of Minot yard waste collection sites are open

The City of Minot’s 10 yard waste collection sites are now open for the season. Yard waste is not collected curbside on your normal pickup day.

The City’s collection sites are located at:

-27th Ave. & 7th St. NW

-15th Ave. & 2nd S...

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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: April 5, 2018

Annual cleanup weeks, HHW collection scheduled

The City of Minot has scheduled spring and fall cleanup weeks for 2018, as well as its annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection. If you have questions, please contact Public Works at 857-4140, or log onto the city’s website at www.minotnd.org...

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Posted on: April 3, 2018

City of Minot moves to recover tax dollars from local developer

The Minot City Council voted unanimously Monday after meeting in executive session to move forward with filing litigation for breach of contract against 16th Crossing, Inc., to recover nearly $6 million in federal and City dollars expended on a housing pr...

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Posted on: February 27, 2018

Minot preventative maintenance part of case study

What started as answering a few questions at a conference turned into the City of Minot’s transit fare system being the subject of a national case study on preventative maintenance.

It all started when Brian Horinka, vehicle maintenance/bus super...

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Posted on: February 27, 2018

New automated garbage collection system working well

It’s been nearly eight months since the City of Minot made major changes to its method of collecting residential garbage.

Gone are the old days of workers riding on the backs of trucks in all sorts of weather, hopping on and off endless times dur...

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Posted on: February 27, 2018

Minot PD names Lakoduk as 2017 officer of the year

The Minot Police Department announced its 2017 Outstanding Officer of the Year in February, along with a promotion and other honors.

Senior Officer Ross Lakoduk was honored as the 2017 Outstanding Officer of the Year. Lakoduk joined the department in 2012 ...

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