News Flash

Posted on: June 18, 2021

Downtown concrete work to start Monday

Downtown concrete

Drivers in downtown Minot will need to be extra cautious for the next few weeks, as crews will be performing some concrete maintenance at several locations.

Jesse Berg, project manager in the City of Minot’s engineering department, said the work ...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Mosquito spraying planned for June cancelled

The City of Minot’s aerial mosquito spraying event scheduled for June has been canceled due to budget constraints with the aerial spray team.

The sprayings are conducted in conjunction with Minot Air Force Base and the Ohio Air National Guard. The spray pl...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Resident displaced after fire damages apartment in NW Minot

Fire damaged an apartment in northwest Minot on Thursday afternoon, displacing the apartment’s resident until repairs can be made.

Minot Fire Department crews were called to 2015 8th St. NW at 1:44 p.m. for a smell of an electrical fire and smoke...

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

City ends mandatory restrictions on outdoor water usage

The City of Minot has ended a week-long mandatory water restriction of outdoor water use, including any lawn watering, car washing, or other uses.

Assistant Public Works Director Jason Sorenson said repairs have been made to City wells that were not workin...

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

'Mayday, mayday, mayday'

Inside

There are many words a firefighter never wants to hear when they’re on the scene of an incident. “Firefighter down” is near the top of that list.

But every member of the Minot Fire Department knows they could hear those words ...

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

Repairs made to City water wells

Well 8 work

The City of Minot’s mandatory restriction on outdoor water usage in early June was necessary due to a combination of issues – including the ongoing drought and unseasonably hot temperatures.

The City uses 14 wells to provide raw water to the treatment plan...

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

City issues mandatory outdoor water restriction

The City of Minot has issued a mandatory water restriction of all outdoor water use, including any lawn watering, car washing, or other uses.

Public Works Director Dan Jonasson said the overall water usage is still exceeding the production capacity at the ...

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

'I hope I leave a legacy of some kind'

Lonnie Sather

Lonnie Sather began his firefighting career nearly 30 years ago with a simple goal: To make a difference.

Mission accomplished.

Sather’s last day as assistant fire chief with the Minot Fire Department is May 23. He’s calling it a career after 29 years, 10 m...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: May 24, 2021

Bystanders help contain garage fire in SW Minot

Two bystanders using garden hoses helped contain a garage fire on Sunday until the Minot Fire Department arrived and finished extinguishing the fire.

Firefighters responded to 1517 4th St SW for a report of a garage on fire. Upon arrival, fire units found ...

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

FD making changes to organizational structure

It’s been a busy spring for the Minot Fire Department.

Besides the usual fires, medical calls, and non-stop training, there have been significant changes to the organization’s overall structure.

Assistant Chief Lonnie Sather is retiring as of May 23, but in...

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

Romanick named interim director at Minot International Airport

Maria Romanick

The City of Minot has selected Airport Services Coordinator Maria Romanick to serve as interim director of the Minot International Airport when Airport Director Rick Feltner retires in June.

Romanick began her career at Minot in 2013 as an intern after gra...

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

City complies with AG order to release information

The City of Minot has complied with a recent ruling by Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem that it must provide notes from interviews conducted in relation to the termination of former City Manager Tom Barry.

The City received a request in October 2020 for re...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Library restarting its Homebound Delivery program

The Minot Public Library is restarting its Homebound Delivery program in June. 

“For more than a decade we have delivered books and audiobooks monthly to people who are homebound, have a visual or physical disability or who are living in...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: May 5, 2021

CTE takes another step toward reality

Trinity 120 building

A Center for Technical Education has taken a major step toward reality. No one is happier than Minot City Council President Lisa Olson.

The City Council approved transferring a Magic Fund grant of $800,000 to the Minot State University Foundation for the p...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Work set on Sunset Boulevard, Elk Drive

Sunset Boulevard

We’re paving Sunset Boulevard!

Oh, not that part of it, though.

And actually, we’re doing mill and overlay work on a stretch of Sunset Boulevard in northwest Minot, along with some new drainage gutters and new concrete handicapped-accessible ramps.

The work ...

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

City crews to begin street sweeping schedule

Street sweeper cropped

Street sweeping crews from the City of Minot continue cleaning dirt and other debris that accumulated on city streets during the winter months, and will soon begin sweeping in residential areas.

The crews spent recent weeks sweeping snow routes and other m...

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

Library joins effort to promote 20 minutes of reading every day

The Minot Public Library has joined area literacy leaders in working together to demonstrate the life-changing impact 20 minutes can have on a child’s life.

“Having your child read for just 20 minutes a day can drastically improve their...

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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

Replacing street lights takes time - and money

Downtown LED street light

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 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 6, 2021

Creating addresses, street names isn't a simple process

Normal Street

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: 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