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Posted on: February 26, 2020

Early morning fire destroys downtown apartment building

Fire destroyed an apartment building in downtown Minot early Wednesday, displacing residents from the structure’s 28 units.

The Minot Fire Department responded to a call at 12:02 a.m. Wednesday of a large fire at the Hall’s Apartments, ...

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Posted on: February 24, 2020

FAA grant will fund taxiway, apron work at airport

The Minot International Airport has been awarded a grant of more than $2 million from the Federal Aviation Administration to help with the final phase of taxiway and apron construction projects.

The project includes the reconstruction and expansion of the ...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

Minot will appeal FEMA floodplain maps

The City of Minot will appeal the latest floodplain map, challenging the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s map that includes a base flood level of 10,000 cubic feet per second.

The City Council voted Feb. 18 to move forward with the appeal, w...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

Broadway Bridge project wins concrete award

The Broadway Bridge replacement project was completed over two construction seasons. 

The Broadway Bridge replacement project was recently named the 2019 Gold Star winner for excellence in concrete in the bridge category at the Ready Mix & Con...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

Minot plans its first bicycle lanes

Minot will be adding its first designated bike lanes this spring as part of a chip seal project on 16th Street Northwest.

The bike lanes will be added to 16th Street NW between 21st Avenue and 30th Avenue, along with a vehicle speed reduction from 40 miles...

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Posted on: February 12, 2020

Minot FD extinguishes Valley Street home fire

A fire and small explosion damaged a home on Minot’s Valley Street on Tuesday evening.

The Minot Fire Department was called to 519 Valley Street at 9:20 p.m. for a fire with a possible explosion. Upon arrival, fire crews found a home converted in...

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Posted on: February 11, 2020

City upgrading ERP software systems

City of Minot employees have already invested countless hours into the new enterprise resource planning software system purchased by the City – and there will be plenty more work before the first module of the system goes live in October 2020.

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Posted on: February 10, 2020

Departments worked together to tackle cleanup week snowstorm

What do you do when Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate with your plans? If you’re employees of the City of Minot Street Department or the Sanitation Department, you adapt. You go to Plan B. Or Plan C. Or whatever it takes.

Snow events are ...

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Posted on: February 7, 2020

'One voice, one mission, one Minot'

Minot Mayor Shaun Sipma discussed accomplishments of 2019 and the challenges that lie ahead of the City of Minot in 2020 during his State of the City address. 

Minot Mayor Shaun Sipma highlighted accomplishments from 2019 and outlined the City of ...

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

City's workforce strategy paying dividends

In recent years, the City of Minot faced a rising employee turnover rate that was negatively impacting not only staff morale and experience levels, but the overall budget as well.

At the end of 2017, the turnover rate was an alarming 14.9 percent, with 17 ...

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Posted on: January 29, 2020

'I've always enjoyed my job'

Jason Olson retired as Minot’s chief of police on Jan. 31. Olson, above with his wife, Lisa, was honored at a public reception at the end of his last day on the job.  

Law enforcement has changed dramatically since Jason Olson joined the...

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

Ackerman provides flood protection plan update

Souris River Joint Board administrator Ryan Ackerman presented the Minot City Council with a quarterly update on the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Plan, including the current status of construction and the forecast for future funding.

Ackerman disc...

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

Recycling moves forward - with a survey

The Minot City Council agreed to move forward with a voluntary curbside recycling program for residents who use the City’s sanitation service, voting 5-2 at its Jan. 21 meeting. But they also voted to conduct a survey of Minot residents to gauge...

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

New Flood Insurance Rate Maps released

City Engineer Lance Meyer updated the City Council on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) during a presentation at the Jan. 21 meeting.

On June 9, 2017, the Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the FIRMs, which were reviewed by the City of Minot. Ci...

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

Carbon monoxide incident sends 2 to hospital

A carbon monoxide incident in a northwest Minot home on Sunday resulted in two people being transported to the hospital.

After arriving on the scene, Minot Fire Department personnel found two adult occupants of the home unconscious and breathing. The occup...

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

Capt. John Klug hired as new Chief of Police

Minot Police Department Capt. John Klug has been hired as Minot’s new Chief of Police, effective Feb. 1. He replaces current Police Chief Jason Olson, who will retire Jan. 31.

Klug has been a member of the Minot Police Department for nearly 25 ye...

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

Council ponders City Hall sites

The Minot City Council spent considerable time at the Jan. 6 meeting discussing the potential of moving City Hall to another location, then tabled a decision until a more in-depth review of two buildings under consideration could be completed.

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Posted on: January 2, 2020

Candidate packets available for City's June 9 election

Candidates for City of Minot elected offices can pick up information packets at the City Clerk’s office located in City Hall.

Candidates for City of Minot positions must submit signatures and mailing addresses of 300 qualified electors from withi...

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Posted on: December 4, 2019

PD introduces major technology upgrades

Some officers have begun using these hand-held devices and portable printers when issuing tickets for parking violations and traffic violations.

The City of Minot’s Police Department is in the process of making a couple of major upgrades in tech...

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

'This isn't just a job, it's a lifestyle'

Austin Burns (left) has been the Minot Fire Department's training captain for two years.

Capt. Austin Burns has learned a lot during his two years as training captain for the Minot Fire Department – especially about himself.

“It&rsqu...

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

'If you have a dream, do it'

JayDee Bach has packed a lot of living into less than 20 years of life.

One of 11 home-schooled siblings. Entered the workforce at the age of 12. Graduated high school at the age of 18, with two years of college classes already completed. Youngest firefigh...

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