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Posted on: September 16, 2019

Minot apartment complex damaged after stove top fire

An apartment complex in northwest Minot suffered water damage Sunday on all three floors of the building after a stove top fire caused by overheated cooking grease.

The Minot Fire Department responded to 1250 27th Ave NW at 6:56 p.m. for a stove top fire i...

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Posted on: September 5, 2019

Third St NE road closure changes 2 City transit bus routes

The City of Minot Transit Department has altered two bus routes due to an upcoming construction-related closure on Third Street NE.

The intersection of Third Street NE and Fifth Avenue NE will be temporarily closed beginning Monday, Sept. 9, as underground...

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Posted on: September 4, 2019

New committee will focus on nuisances

Brian Billingsley

A new committee that includes City of Minot representatives and other local agencies will be tasked with improving the process to handle nuisance complaints.

The committee will include representatives from several City of Minot departments...

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Posted on: September 4, 2019

'I feel like I can make a difference'

Officially, Margie Zietz is the code enforcement officer for the City of Minot. But let’s be real: Zietz is the complaint lady.

And that means she deals with hundreds of nuisance complaints, ranging from abandoned vehicles to dangerous vacant bui...

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Posted on: September 4, 2019

Construction not slowing down yet

Flood control Phase MI-2-3: The Perkett storm pump station pumps were successfully tested in August. The three pumps are capable of moving 15,000 gallons per minute. Two lanes of head-to-head traffic will be reopened on 16th Street NW in early September.

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Posted on: August 30, 2019

More sidewalks added under Safe Routes to School project

The neighborhood surrounding Washington Elementary School was the focus of Minot's Safe Routes to School work in 2019.

The City of Minot continues to improve walkability and accessibility in the community through the federally funded Safe Routes to School ...

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Posted on: August 21, 2019

Fog sealing: What is it?

Hillcrest Drive in northeast Minot was chip sealed this summer using the fog sealing process, leaving the roadway with the look of asphalt.

Crews working to chip seal roads in Minot is a common sight every summer, this year included. But residents might no...

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Posted on: August 21, 2019

Retaining wall project moving forward

A project to replace retaining walls near City Hall and the Minot Municipal Auditorium received the green light at a recent Minot City Council meeting.

The Council approved an engineering proposal for the $4.7 million project after expressing concern that ...

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Posted on: August 22, 2019

2020 budget process continues

The Minot City Council’s budget question and answer session as part of the Council’s regular meeting on Aug. 19 was the next step in approving the budget for 2020.

Members of the City Council took the opportunity to ask questions about ...

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Posted on: August 21, 2019

City outlines new timeline for FEMA flood maps

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s flood risk maps for Minot and Ward County would become effective in February 2021 under a new timeline discussed at a recent Minot City Council meeting.

City Manager Tom Barry outlined the new timeline du...

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Posted on: August 21, 2019

NDR: Where we've been, where we're going

City of Minot officials updated residents on the progress made with $74.3 million awarded in 2016 through the Housing and Urban Development’s National Disaster Resilience Competition.

City Manager Tom Barry told the crowd at the City’s ...

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Posted on: August 21, 2019

Council extends gathering space deadline

The deadline to reach purchase agreements with the remaining owners of property necessary to construct a downtown gathering space has been extended to Sept. 30 after a special meeting of the Minot City Council.

The council voted 6-1 to extend the deadline,...

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Posted on: August 5, 2019

Construction changes 2 City bus routes

Due to the scheduled closure of the southbound lane on 3rd St NE scheduled for Aug. 6, there will be changes to Minot City Transit’s North Central and West routes.

The North Central route will follow the southbound detour on 6th Ave. NE to Broadw...
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Posted on: August 7, 2019

Keeping Minot's sewer systems clean can be a dirty job

Mark Espe and Adrian Iglesias are responsible for cleaning the City's storm sewer system.

Crews in 2017 discovered a 130-ton fatberg in London’s sewer system, a gigantic rock-solid mass of sanitary products, flushable wipes, oil, grease, and cooking fat th...

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Posted on: August 7, 2019

City's preliminary 2020 budget released

City Manager Tom Barry introduced the largest budget in Minot’s history on Aug. 5, while at the same time reporting to the City Council that the City’s portion of residents’ property tax bills will be lower than it was in 201...

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

City receives APWA 2019 Public Works Project of the Year award

The City of Minot’s Downtown Infrastructure Improvements Project was recently selected as a recipient of the American Public Works Association’s 2019 Public Works Project of the Year Award for infrastructure projects publicly developed...

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Posted on: August 7, 2019

Major construction projects continue around Minot

Several major construction projects in the Minot area continue to make progress, and impact vehicle traffic.

Flood control Phase MI-2-3:

Crews will close 16th Street SW to traffic beginning Aug. 8 for approximately two or three weeks while paving is complet...

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Posted on: August 5, 2019

PD calls for service trending slightly higher than 2018

Calls for service to the Minot Police Department are trending slightly ahead of 2018, according to Minot Police Chief Jason Olson.

Olson updated members of the City Council on crime-related statistics during the July 15 meeting. Currently, calls for servic...

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Posted on: August 5, 2019

Council approves new buyout areas

The Minot City Council approved two new buyout areas for the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Plan at its July 15 meeting.

The buyout areas, known as Area 6 and Area 6A, includes properties south of Central Avenue between 14th and 16th Street Southeas...

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Posted on: August 5, 2019

Airport welcomes FAA grant

The Minot International Airport recently welcomed an Airport Improvement Grant of more than $2 million from the Federal Aviation Administration.

The funds will be used for two projects, according to Airport Director Rick Feltner.

The total of $2,164,500 rep...

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Posted on: July 19, 2019

Construction to close section of 19th Ave. NW, shared use path

Progress on the U.S. 83 West Bypass four-lane project will require traffic control changes beginning Monday, July 22.

Officials with the Department of Transportation project said the 19th Avenue NW access to the bypass’s west side will be temporarily close...

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Posted on: July 3, 2019

Broadway, 30th Ave NW projects to impact traffic beginning July 8

Two construction projects will impact traffic on Broadway and on 30th Avenue Northwest beginning Monday, July 8.

The asphalt overlay on North Broadway is nearly complete, and the contractor will be starting work on replacing various concrete panels between...

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Posted on: July 2, 2019

Airport completes major emergency exercise

The Minot International Airport completed a major emergency exercise on June 12, with help from a wide variety of area agencies.

Deanna Stoddard, airport operations manager, said the Federal Aviation Administration requires the airport to complete a full-s...

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Posted on: July 1, 2019

Hub city formula changes benefit Minot

Minot is projected to collect approximately $4 million more in hub city funding under a new formula approved by the North Dakota Legislature.

Shane Goettle, hired by the City of Minot as a special counsel, presented a roundup of the 2019 Legislature to the...

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Posted on: July 1, 2019

Council considers future of Anne St. Bridge

The Minot City Council at its June 17 meeting voted to place the Anne Street Bridge on the city’s list of capital improvement projects.

The pedestrian bridge that connects downtown Minot and Fourth Avenue remains closed because of construction at...

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Posted on: July 1, 2019

Construction projects making good progress

The $26 million expansion project continues at the Minot water treatment plant. Precast walls are being set, along with the building’s roof structure, and concrete work. As work progresses, more forms will be set and additional concrete sections...

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Posted on: June 5, 2019

'We're trying to help keep your animal safe'

To Bobby Roberts and Mary Lovro, there’s no such thing as “just an animal,” and that belief serves them well in their job as the City of Minot’s animal control officers.

“If it’s ‘just a...

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Posted on: May 13, 2019

Fire Department to begin fire hydrant testing program

The City of Minot Fire Department will begin its annual fire hydrant quality assurance program on May 28, with hydrant testing scheduled for Tuesday mornings.

This year, the program consists of inspecting and flowing fire hydrants west of Broadway and sout...

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

'From Point A to Point B'

Stephen Joersz has been the City of Minot's traffic engineer since October 2018.

Stephen Joersz has a simple goal as the City of Minot’s traffic engineer:

“My goal is to get people from Point A to Point B in the safest and most efficient manner,” said Joers...

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

Rosehill Memorial Park full of history

The St. Leo’s sections contain many of the cemetery’s oldest markers.

Rosehill Memorial Park is a quiet, serene location in southeast Minot. It’s also full of history.

And if you want to know something about Rosehill Memorial P...

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

Automated collection system working well

It’s been nearly two years since the City of Minot introduced automated garbage collection to the community.

Jason Sorenson, assistant director of Public Works, said the new system has exceeded the City’s expectations in a number of way...

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Posted on: April 3, 2019

Council approves Minot's first roundabout

Minot will soon be getting its first roundabout.

Members of the Minot City Council approved on April 1 a reconstruction plan for a portion of 31st Avenue Southeast that includes a roundabout at the intersection of 31st Avenue Southeast and 13th Street Sout...

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Posted on: April 3, 2019

City updates capital improvement plan

The Minot City Council approved a new, comprehensive capital improvement plan at its April 4 meeting.

City Engineer Lance Meyer, who presented the plan to council members in March, said as many as 800 hours of work went into creating the detailed document....

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Posted on: April 3, 2019

City adopting changes to liquor license renewals

The Minot City Council adopted changes on first reading to the city’s ordinances relating to alcoholic beverage sales license holders.

One major change will be the license period. Licenses have been issued on a fiscal year basis, running from Jul...

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Posted on: March 27, 2019

City of Minot yard waste collection sites are open

The City of Minot’s 10 yard waste collection sites are now 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 hauler...

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