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Posted on: April 21, 2021

Replacing street lights takes time - and money

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Stephen Joersz knows replacing nearly 4,000 street lights across Minot won’t be an easy task – but he also knows it needs to be done.

The City owns almost 4,000 street lights. While some have been updated to LED, the vast majority remain the older high pre...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: April 21, 2021

City Hall project moves forward

The relocation of City Hall to the former Wells Fargo building in downtown Minot took another step this week, with architects from JLG updating the City Council on pre-design aspects of the project.

Project manager Eric Hoffer and senior project architect ...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: April 22, 2021

Wayfinding signage project takes first step

Visitors and residents will soon have some help in finding popular attractions and other important locations in Minot thanks to a wayfinding signage project supported by the Minot City Council.

Economic development director Jonathan Rosenthal introduced th...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: April 21, 2021

City adopts flag policy

Only three flags will be allowed to fly on City of Minot property following a decision by the City Council this week.

Members of the council created a new flag-raising policy that limits flags on City property to the United States, North Dakota, and City o...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Flood control project earns another national award

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The largest infrastructure project in Minot’s history continues to earn national recognition.

Phases 2-3 of the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project have been named the American Public Works Association’s Public Works Project of the year, the seco...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: April 19, 2021

City hosting second virtual open house on Broadway study

The City of Minot is hosting a second virtual open house beginning today to provide information and collect public comments as part of the Broadway Corridor Study.

The virtual open house will run from April 19 to May 17 at www.movingbroadway.com. Visitors ...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Airport Director Feltner announces retirement

Minot International Airport Director Rick Feltner has announced his retirement, effective June 3.

“Rick has been a great asset to the City of Minot as an organization and especially to the International Airport,” said City Manager Harol...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: April 19, 2021

Fire damages mobile home in southeast Minot

Fire damaged a mobile home in southeast Minot on Friday night, causing the deaths of two pets.

Crews from the Minot Fire Department responded to Jefferson Mobile Home Park at 3100 11th Ave SE D17 for smoke coming from a mobile home. All occupants of the ho...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Residents should be wary of fake City employees

Residents should be wary of two men alleging to be employees with the City of Minot’s water and sewer department who say they need to enter homes to check water meters.

“We don’t typically show up unannounced. Something like c...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Creating addresses, street names isn't a simple process

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Pick an address in Minot. Chances are Aleesha Erickson knows where it is, and in many cases, there’s a good chance she had a hand in creating that address.

Erickson, the City’s GIS coordinator, has worked for the City for 16 years; she’s been in the Engine...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: April 7, 2021

Streeteries will create outdoor dining spaces

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A new concept in outdoor dining is coming to Minot.

The Minot City Council approved a plan to allow streeteries and parklets, mostly in downtown, for businesses that want to create or expand outdoor seating areas.

A streetery or parklet would essentially be...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Minot Public Library resuming in-person Story Time

The Minot Public Library will resume holding its in-person Story Time for children, beginning April 7.

The Library held Story Time virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Library Director Janet Anderson said there will be some changes to the format with in...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: March 2, 2021

Rapid COVID testing extended through May 2

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The City of Minot has reduced the number of scheduled days for COVID-19 rapid testing taking place at Fire Station #1 in southwest Minot.

Testing will now be done only on Mondays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. There will be no t...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: March 30, 2021

Fire Department extinguishes grass fire in north Minot

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Strong winds and abnormally dry conditions helped to rapidly spread a grass fire in north Minot on Monday evening.

The Minot Fire Department responded to a grass fire in the area of 1131 1st Street NW around 9 p.m. and found the fire burning toward several...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: March 22, 2021

Fire destroys home, 2 vehicles in Wheatland Village

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Fire destroyed a home and two vehicles in Wheatland Village Mobile Home Park on Sunday evening, while also damaging two other homes.

Minot Fire Department crews were called to 4805 17th Ave SE for a grass and structure fire at 6:52 p.m.

Upon arrival, crews ...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: March 17, 2021

'I'm starting to see changes'

Emily Huettl

It shouldn’t be a surprise that Emily Huettl grew up to be an engineer. After all, she’s been around the profession all of her life.

 “I was probably exposed to engineering more than other kids were, so it’s...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: March 18, 2021

Ward County burn ban in effect

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The Ward County Commission recently issued a countywide burn ban due to the dry conditions and increased number of fire calls for wildland fires.

What does the burn ban mean for Minot residents?

It means the county will follow the fire index guide provided ...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: March 12, 2021

Freeze/thaw cycles create manhole issues

As the superintendent of the City of Minot’s Water and Sewer Department, John Reynolds is very familiar with the problems caused by North Dakota’s constant freezing and thawing cycles.

If drivers notice what appear to be sunken manholes...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: March 8, 2021

City of Minot's yard waste collection sites are open

The City of Minot’s 10 yard waste collection sites are open for the season.

The City’s yard waste collection sites are for City of Minot garbage collection patrons only and are not to be used by non-residents or by commercial haulers. Y...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: March 4, 2021

Two phases of flood project earn national award

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The largest infrastructure project in Minot’s history has earned national recognition.

Phase 2 and Phase 3 of the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Plan received the 2020 Crown Communities Award from American City & County, a national org...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: March 3, 2021

City Hall relocation project moves forward

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The City of Minot is the new owner of the former Wells Fargo building in downtown Minot, completing paperwork for the transaction on Feb. 23.

The City paid $2.601 million for the building, which had an assessed value of $2.742 million. The purchase was fun...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Asphalt recycler gives City options

The City of Minot is getting into the asphalt business. Well, sort of.

The City Council approved the purchase of a KMT2 asphalt recycler, which will allow City’s street department to produce its own hot mix asphalt for small projects – ...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: February 1, 2021

City Council continues face covering policy within buildings

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Members of Minot's City Council voted to continue mask requirements within city buildings with a few exceptions.

In an unanimous decision, council members decided to continue to require the public to wear masks within city facilities unless a phys...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: January 26, 2021

City sets dates for 2021 cleanup events

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It's early in 2021, but the City of Minot's Public Works Department has already established a schedule for this year's cleanup weeks and household hazardous waste collection events. Mark your calendars now!

Spring Cleanup Week: M...

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