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Posted on: July 2, 2018

#Throwback Thursday

This is actually my home in Eastwood Park. My wife, Pat, and I purchased the home about 35 years ago after moving back to Minot. In the summer we would always get people driving by our house. Many would stop and ask if they could see the inside as they ha...

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Posted on: July 2, 2018

Treating Minot's water is a lengthy process

Mark Paddock, superintendent at Minot’s water treatment plant, has a simple message when discussing the city’s municipal water supply.

“Our water is very safe to drink,” Paddock said. “We follow every state...

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Posted on: July 2, 2018

City of Minot seats new elected officials

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 Council president, and Lisa Olson was named vice president. Both Jantzer and Olson were re-electe...

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Posted on: June 5, 2018

Mayor Barney: 'It truly has been an honor to serve'

On June 26, I will take part in a special reorganization Minot City Council meeting. It will be my final official act as Mayor of Minot.

While I’m excited to begin the next chapter of my life, I cannot move on without first taking a little time to reflect ...

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Posted on: June 5, 2018

#Throwback Thursday

Many have seen pictures of the horse-drawn wagons full of bones at the Minot depot.

Homesteaders and Native Americans on the Plains sold buffalo bones to agents for extra income. For many settlers, they needed to sell buffalo bones picked up on the prairie...

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Posted on: June 4, 2018

Minot PD, Fire Department calls for service on the rise

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: May 9, 2018

#Throwback Thursday

Bath houses were popular in Minot in the late 1800s and early 1900s

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, before the days of modern plumbing, bath houses were a popular business. Men would frequent them as needed, probably once a week or so. The bath houses m...

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Posted on: April 4, 2018

#Throwback Thursday

Besides the highly profitable liquor traffic, Minot was also known for other questionable activities. An illegal drug trade flourished but not at the same scale as the liquor business. Between December 1922 and December 1924, enforcement officials cracked...

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