Posted on: November 9, 2017

#Throwback Thursday

Pop Shaw’s Garage

As reported earlier, the original area of illicit activity was on 1st Street SW (Reishus Avenue), south of Central Avenue. This area also the future home of Harry’s Tire Service, known back then as Pop Shaw’s...

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Posted on: October 5, 2017

#Throwback Thursday

Stories from the Prohibition Days:

Free Car – There is a story out there about a well-known local booze runner and free cars. The story says that this individual would offer a free car to anyone who could make three successful runs from Canada to...

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Posted on: October 5, 2017

City Council recap: Council takes first step to ban bow hunting in city

The Minot City Council took the first step toward banning bow hunting within City limits at its October meeting.

The council, on first reading, approved an ordinance that would ban bow hunting within the City, and to make any infraction punishable by a fin...

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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: 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: 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: July 13, 2017

Minot police officer, resident earn Life Saving awards

Minot Police Officer Josh Noyes and city resident David Wiley were recently presented with Life Saving Awards from the North Dakota Police Officers Association. Noyes responded to a Minot shooting incident in January. After determining the victim had been...

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Posted on: July 12, 2017

July City Council: Flood funding dominates discussion

The future of the city’s share of funding for Minot’s flood protection projects dominated conversation during a lengthy regular meeting of the Minot City Council on July 10.

The July meeting was the first regular City Council meeting un...

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Posted on: July 11, 2017

#Throwback Thursday

I am going to interject this statement here …. I believe, as do others, that the activities on Minot’s High Third Street were an economic boon to the city of Minot at the time. During the 1920s through the 1940s, Minot had more hotels...

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Posted on: July 11, 2017

Minot voters choose new city council members

Minot voters elected six aldermen during a city-wide vote on June 13, creating Minot’s new City Council.

Shaun Sipma, Shannon Straight, Josh Wolsky, Lisa Olson, Mark Jantzer and Stephan Podrygula were elected to fill the six seats on the new smal...

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Posted on: June 8, 2017

Foley named Optimist Club Officer of the Year

Jared Foley photo

Minot Police Officer Jared Foley was recently named the Law Officer of the Year by Minot’s Optimist Club. The Optimist Club honors an area law enforcement officer each year at its Respect for Law Luncheon. In addition to his police officer dutie...

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Posted on: June 8, 2017

#Throwback Thursday

By Dave Lehner

There were a number of businesses that flourished on Minot’s High Third Street. Third Street over the years was the home to bars, restaurants, hotels and houses that participated in illegal activities that ranged from illegal alcoh...

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Posted on: June 7, 2017

June City Council: Minot housing project approved

For seven members of the Minot City Council, the two-hour June 5 meeting signaled the end of their time on the council.

Aldermen Rick Hedberg, Dean Frantsvog, Miranda Schuler, George Withus, Ben Berg, Dave Lehner, and Dave Pankow are not seeking re-electio...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

May City Council: SB2013 could bring $5.9 million to Minot

The City of Minot would receive an estimated $5.9 million over the next biennium through oil and gas hub city funding after the passage of Senate Bill 2013 at the 2017 North Dakota Legislature.

At the May 1 City Council meeting, City of Minot special assis...

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