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Posted on: February 21, 2019

HUD releases funds for Minot's downtown gathering place project

The City of Minot can proceed with the downtown gathering place after the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development accepted the project’s environmental review.

In approving the review, HUD sent an approval of Request for Release of Funds ...

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Posted on: February 19, 2019

United Airlines adding third daily flight between Minot, Denver

United Airlines has added a third daily round trip flight between Minot International Airport and Denver International Airport, boosting the number of daily seats available by 50 percent.

The new flight will begin June 6, but is already available for reser...

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Posted on: February 15, 2019

Fire damages garage, vehicles in SW Minot

The Minot Fire Department responded today at 2:53 a.m. to a fire at 1201 31st Ave SW for smoke coming from a detached garage. No one was injured during the incident.

The fire was extinguished as of 4:14 a.m. Damage to the vehicles and garage is estimated a...

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Posted on: February 7, 2019

Inadequate heating can lead to broken fire sprinkler lines

Frozen water pipes caused by frigid temperatures have become a primary reason for many recent Minot Fire Department responses. Because fire sprinklers are monitored for water flow, broken pipes trigger a chain of events that ultimately results in a Fire D...

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Posted on: February 6, 2019

Mayor delivers message of 'Focus Forward'

Focus Forward.

That was Mayor Shaun Sipma’s message for the 2019 State of the City.

Following a crowded open house where members of the public mingled and sought information from City of Minot department leaders, Sipma discussed a wide variety of ...

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Posted on: February 6, 2019

Committee on Addiction names board members

The Minot Mayor’s Committee on Addiction has named seven directors to the board of a new recovery organization. The search for an executive director continues.

Scott Burlingame, Andrew Schultz, Sarah Bachmeier, Carolyn Engh, Mary Bauer, Kevin Per...

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Posted on: January 25, 2019

City moves forward with next step for Gathering Place project

The City of Minot today sent the completed Finding of No Significant Impact environmental review to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as the next step in moving forward with the downtown gathering space project.

If HUD accepts the City&a...

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

City's efforts to eliminate spot blight in the valley reach early milestone

In January, the City of Minot purchased two blighted valley properties in the continued effort to ensure the long-term stability and resilience of neighborhoods impacted by the 2011 Mouse River flood. The purchase of homes through the Spot Blight Program ...

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Posted on: January 10, 2019

Driver/operators play key role in Minot FD

Senior Firefighter Travis Elich (above) and Senior Firefighter Shane Gilliss (below) are two of the certified driver/operators with the Minot Fire Department. They're responsible for getting the crew and vehicle to the scene of an incident safely, and are...

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Posted on: January 10, 2019

Rec Dept., Park District merger moving forward

The Minot City Council on Jan. 7 voted to direct City staff to move forward with a proposed merger between the City’s Recreation Department and the Minot Park District.

Under the proposal, the Minot Park District would take control of the Recreat...

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Posted on: January 10, 2019

Mayor's Committee on Addiction making changes in 2019

The Mayor’s Committee on Addiction is making some big changes for 2019.

The committee, formed in 2017 under former Minot Mayor Chuck Barney, is seeking to hire an executive director who will report to the Recovery Organization Inc. board of direc...

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Posted on: January 4, 2019

Minot Fun Zone moves to MSU air dome on Wednesdays

The Minot Fun Zone will be held in Minot State University’s air-supported dome on Wednesdays between Jan. 9 and Feb. 27.

The Fun Zone is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon. It will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Armory, locate...

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Posted on: December 6, 2018

Employee retention efforts paying off for City

Efforts by the City of Minot to improve employee retention are proving to be successful, according to information provided at the Dec. 3 City Council meeting by City Manager Tom Barry.

In 2017, the City’s turnover rate was 14.87 percent. That tra...

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Posted on: November 8, 2018

Bidding process follows strict guidelines

The public bidding process that cities must follow is necessary to insure that public funds are spent in the most efficient manner possible. That’s why City of Minot officials welcome the transparency and scrutiny that comes with the open biddin...

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Posted on: November 29, 2018

City ice rinks set to open Dec. 15

The City of Minot’s public ice rinks are scheduled to open Dec. 15, weather permitting.

All rinks are supervised. They are located at:

  • Roosevelt – 619 9th St NE: Hockey & pleasure rinks
  • Polaris Park – 712 26th Ave NW: Hockey...
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Posted on: December 4, 2018

Minot firefighters earn Heartsaver Hero awards

Capt. Devin Walter, Senior Firefighter Travis Elich, Firefighter Jason West, and Senior Firefighter Philip Anderson were honored with the Heartsaver Hero award from the American Heart Association. 

Four members of the Minot Fire Department and thr...

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Posted on: December 5, 2018

Council approves limited landfill expansion

Members of the Minot City Council voted 4-3 at their Dec. 3 meeting to move ahead with a plan to partially expand the current City landfill while immediately beginning to study the potential of moving the landfill to a new location.

The council voted to al...

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Posted on: December 6, 2018

Construction season coming to an end

U.S. 83 Bypass

The City of Minot was notified recently that four-laning the U.S. Highway 83 bypass is on the North Dakota Department of Transportation’s project schedule for 2019. If everything remains on schedule, the City expects the project to...

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Posted on: December 4, 2018

Mayor unveils Adopt a Sidewalk program

Minot Mayor Shaun Sipma unveiled a new program at the Dec. 3 City Council meeting aimed at improving the walkability in Minot neighborhoods.

Sipma unveiled details of the Adopt a Sidewalk Program, with a goal of removing snow from sidewalks on property own...

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Posted on: December 4, 2018

Minot FD makes promotions, introduces new recruits

The Minot Fire Department welcomed seven new recruits and announced a number of promotions on Nov. 30.

The 2018 recruit class includes firefighters JayDee Bach, Hannah Hamilton, Hans Kristiansen, Dillon Lakefield, Kyle McFadden, Charles Shoemaker, and Bran...

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Posted on: November 1, 2018

SHPO clears Minot to move forward with gathering place project

The City of Minot has received approval from the North Dakota State Historic Preservation Officer to proceed with the downtown gathering place project. The approval means the City will have no restrictions on the uses and disposition of the property and b...

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Posted on: November 6, 2018

Broadway, Bypass projects nearing completion

U.S. 83 Broadway Bridge Viaduct Replacement

All four lanes will soon be open to traffic on the Broadway Bridges, with the grinding finished on the concrete surface, the street lights in place, intersection signals being worked on late last week, and the re...

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

Downtown Minot project wins fourth major award

The three-year Downtown Minot Infrastructure project recently won its fourth major award, this time being named the Project of the Year for cities over 5,000 in population by the North Dakota American Public Works Association (NDAPWA).

Of all projects buil...

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Posted on: June 8, 2017

Public gets first look at downtown gathering space concept

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The first preliminary conceptual renderings of what a new gathering space in downtown Minot could look like have been released to the public. City Manager Tom Barry presented the renderings Monday night at the City Council’s regular June meeting.

The first preliminary conceptual renderings of what a new gathering space in downtown Minot could look like have been released to the public.

City Manager Tom Barry presented the renderings Monday night at the City Council’s regular June meeting....

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NDR Updates
Posted on: June 8, 2017

Developers sought for multi-family housing units

At its June 5 meeting, the Minot City Council approved a plan to call for proposals to create more affordable multi-family housing units.

The City of Minot continues to move forward with efforts to bring more multi-family affordable housing to Minot utilizing funds from the National Disaster Resilience Competition.

At its June 5 meeting, the Minot City Council approved a plan to call for pro...

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Posted on: February 6, 2019

Mayor delivers positive message in State of the City

Focus Forward.

That was Mayor Shaun Sipma’s message for the 2019 State of the City.

Following a crowded open house where members of the public mingled and sought information from City of Minot department leaders, Sipma discussed a wide variety of ...

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Posted on: November 5, 2018

Committee tables landfill expansion discussion

After lengthy discussion during a Committee of the Whole meeting on Oct. 30, the members of the Minot City Council tabled a decision on whether to expand the City of Minot landfill at its current location or move toward constructing a new landfill somewhe...

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Posted on: February 6, 2019

Child Neglect Arrest

On February 5th at about 5:30 PM officers were dispatched to Marketplace Foods, 1930 South Broadway for a male and female who were intoxicated.  They were walking through the store eating food as they shopped. When they got to the front of the st...

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

Death investigation

On 1/8/19 at 6:26 AM, police and medical personnel responded to the parking lot of the City of Minot Public Works for a report of an unresponsive male. Upon arrival it was determined the subject was deceased. The incident is currently under investigation ...

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