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Posted on: November 26, 2021

Fire displaces residents of 4 apartments in SE Minot

A basement fire in southeast Minot damaged an apartment on Thursday and displaced residents from four apartments. No injuries were reported.

The Minot Fire Department responded to 400 18th Avenue SE #39 at 9:38 a.m. Thursday for a report of an active fire ...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Kitchen grease fire damages duplex in NW Minot

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Minot Fire Department successfully battled a small kitchen fire in northwest Minot Monday evening.

Crews were dispatched to 435 2nd Ave NW Minot at about 6 p.m. to extinguish a blaze caused by a stovetop grease fire. Firefighters watched smoke billow from ...

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

Minot Fire Department saves four pets and a home from candle fire

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An unattended candle is responsible for a house fire in southwest Minot Monday morning.

Firefighters responded to a reported house fire at 315 16th ST SW Monday morning. Upon arrival, crews found smoke coming from the basement of the home. Within minutes M...

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

Minot Public Library honored for second straight year

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For the second consecutive year, the Minot Public Library has been recognized as a Future-Focused Library by the North Dakota Library Coordinating Council’s Standards for Public Libraries. 

“It means a lot to be recognized as a...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: November 10, 2021

'The housekeeper of the airfield'

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Alex Choi has a simple way to describe what he and his 10-member operations team do at the Minot International Airport.

“I call us the housekeeper of the airfield,” said Choi, who was promoted to operations foreman in March. “...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: November 15, 2021

City Council takes a final step toward a Center for Technical Education

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The City of Minot City Council unanimously approved a sub-recipient agreement with Dakota College at Bottineau (DBC) to rehabilitate, equip, and operate a Center for Career and Technical Education (CTE) in Minot.

Several community partners came together as...

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

Early morning fire damages garage in SE Minot

Fire damaged a detached garage in southeast Minot early this morning.

Firefighters were called to 103 8th Ave SE at 3:37 a.m. today for a building on fire. Upon arrival, crews found a single detached garage engulfed in flames. Firefighters quickly knocked ...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: November 10, 2021

Airport operations crew prepares for winter

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Everyone knows it’s going to snow at some point at the Minot International Airport.

Hopefully, that doesn’t happen anytime soon. But if it does, Alex Choi and the rest of his operations team are ready.

“Yes, sir. If it snowed tomorrow, we’re ready to go,” C...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: November 10, 2021

Minot's fifth fire station coming soon

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Minot’s fifth fire station is getting closer to reality.

Fire Chief Kelli Kronschnabel said bids should go out in February for the approximately $3.8 million project. Construction on the station, which will be located near the intersection of Fou...

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

'You take it all for granted'

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Michael Rafala wouldn’t mind one bit if you didn’t notice him or the members of his staff when you visit the Minot International Airport.

“As a customer, if you don’t notice us, that means we’re doing our j...

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

Decision on recycling program coming soon

Implementing a curbside recycling program has been discussed for a number of years by the Minot City Council. The time is near to make a decision on whether that program will become reality or not, according to Assistant Public Works Director Jason Sorens...

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

'It's going to be a little different'

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The upcoming holiday travel season is shaping up to be a busy and stressful time for travelers and everyone in the airline industry.

The staff at Minot International Airport is preparing for the potential of a perfect storm of sorts, including these elemen...

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

FEMA will re-evaluate findings after Minot's floodplain map appeal

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has agreed to re-evaluate its previous findings related to new floodplain maps after a successful appeal by the City of Minot.

Because of the appeal, FEMA and North Dakota Department of Water Resources officials indi...

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

Minot Public Library cancels in-person children's events for 2021

The Minot Public Library has cancelled its in-person children’s programs for the remainder of 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The final in-person children’s event will be the Halloween Puppet Show on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 10...

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

Combatting human trafficking

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A friendly competition between members of the Minot Police Department resulted in a significant contribution to a state organization that combats human trafficking.

The department put together 51 Bravery Backpacks for the 31:8 Project, which works with man...

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

'Something we don't see that often'

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The Minot Fire Department doesn’t deal with hazardous chemical incidents on a routine basis. But the firefighters still regularly train to respond to a wide variety of potential hazardous scenarios.

In mid-October, the department spent three days conductin...

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

Airport welcomes U.S. border changes

The United States recently announced it would reopen its land borders to fully vaccinated travelers coming from Mexico and Canada for non-essential purposes. The change takes effect Nov. 8.

It was welcome news to Minot International Airport Director Jennif...

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

FD training at zoo offers unique challenges

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On one hand, the Minot Fire Department’s recent training exercise at the Roosevelt Park Zoo could be considered a structure fire. On the other hand, the zoo provides unique challenges that could include working around dangerous animals.

Battalion Chief Jas...

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

City of Minot to host drive-through vaccination clinic on Sunday

The Minot Fire Department will host a drive-through vaccination clinic on Sunday, Oct. 10, for both COVID-19 and flu shots.

Sanford Health will conduct the clinic from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fire Station 1, located at 2111 10th Street SW. No appointment or p...

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

'In a positive way, this is very gritty city'

John Zakian (white shirt) has been involved in several projects that included aspects of affordable housing, including the Blu on Broadway project.

Although he has worked his last day as an employee of the City of Minot, John Zakian isn’t quite d...

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

City Hall retaining wall project moves forward

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It’s been a long time coming, but a project to replace the retaining wall near City Hall and the Minot Police Department is one step closer to reality.

The project will be advertised for bids this week. City Engineer Lance Meyer anticipates the project’s c...

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