News Flash

Posted on: July 28, 2020

HUD approves substantial amendment to reallocate $6 million

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has approved a substantial amendment request from the City of Minot to reallocate $6 million from the now-abandoned gathering space project to two other projects.

John Zakian, the City of Minot&rsquo...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: July 27, 2020

Section of 8th St NW closed for construction

A section of 8th St NW between 21st Avenue NW and 27th Avenue NW is closed to thru traffic during a mill and overlay project.

A major street construction project is under way on 8th Street NW between 21st Avenue NW and 27th Avenue NW. The stretch of road i...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: July 20, 2020

Library staff navigates changes

The Minot Public Library reopened to on-site patrons on June 8 with restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the first of the state’s four largest public libraries to reopen to visitors.

“We were the first from the big four cities to ...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Sanitation driver gives Minot boy a special birthday present

City of Minot sanitation truck driver Chris Simonson paid 3-year-old Brex Hochhalter and his family a special visit on July 20.

Brex Hochhalter got a big surprise for his third birthday.

Brex waits for the City of Minot sanitation truck to drive by his sout...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: July 20, 2020

Library revises hours, services

The Minot Public Library has adjusted its hours and services as the facility continues to serve its patrons during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Beginning today, the Minot Public Library’s hours are:

  • Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ...
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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: July 14, 2020

Computer Repair scam resurfaces in Minot community.

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The Minot Police Department has received reports of a resurfacing “Computer Repair” scam. The victims report receiving an email warning them a virus has been detected on their computer and a phone number is provided to call back. Somet...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: July 8, 2020

Battling fires - and hot weather

Fighting fires in hot weather takes a physical toll on firefighters, and can lead to heat stroke if proper precautions aren’t taken. 

When the Minot Fire Department responded to a house fire in early July, crews dealt with the usual thin...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: July 7, 2020

Council elects all-female leadership for the first time

The Minot City Council made local history in June when it elected two women to fill the council president and vice president roles.

Lisa Olson was elected president of the council during the June 23 reorganizational meeting after serving as its vice presid...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: July 7, 2020

Basement fire damages home in NW Minot

A basement fire damaged a home in northwest Minot on Monday afternoon.

Minot Fire Department crews were called to 2107 11th Ave. NW around 1:45 p.m. for a fire in the basement. Dispatch received a call from an alert neighbor, who stated that the home had s...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: June 17, 2020

Street sealing project to begin June 29

This section of Hillcrest Drive was resurfaced in 2019 using the fog sealing method. 

The annual process of sealing roadways around Minot is ready to begin again, according to Jesse Berg, project manager with the City of Minot’s Engineer...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: June 17, 2020

City reopens most buildings to the public

City of Minot buildings reopened to members of the public, but some restrictions remain in place as the organization adjusts to continuing COVID-19 concerns.

Employees who had been working remotely have begun to return to their offices, and that process wi...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: June 4, 2020

Library to reopen June 8 with temporary hours, changes

The Minot Public Library will reopen Monday, June 8, with limited hours and services.

The library will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. The first hour of ea...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: May 20, 2020

City plans to kick-start census efforts

The City of Minot’s efforts to promote the 2020 Census were off to a good start – until the coronavirus pandemic forced many changes.

Now, Brian Billingsley, community and economic development director, is hoping to restart the public r...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: May 11, 2020

Work scheduled to begin May 18 on 10th St SW storm sewer project

Construction work is scheduled to begin Monday, May 18, on a project in southwest Minot to address ongoing storm water drainage issues in areas around 10th Street SW and 31st Avenue SW, just southeast of Dakota Square Mall.

Assistant City Engineer Emily Hu...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: April 21, 2020

2020 construction season is under way

The 2020 construction season is under way in Minot. In addition to major projects in southeast and southwest Minot, work has begun on completing projects on south Broadway that was unable to be completed in the fall of 2019 due to wet weather.

2019 constru...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: April 16, 2020

Fire Department reschedules firefighter testing for September

The Minot Fire Department has rescheduled testing for new firefighter recruits from May 7-8 to September due to health and social distancing recommendations amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

“We’re working now to establish firm dat...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: April 8, 2020

Fire station, retaining wall projects delayed

A rendering of the proposed new fire station in northwest Minot.

Citing concerns over the uncertain future of the local economy, the Minot City Council delayed to major construction projects.

Council members delayed for one year the construction of a fifth ...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: March 6, 2020

City schedules cleanup weeks, HHW collection days for 2020

The City of Minot has scheduled its two cleanup weeks and its household hazardous waste collection events for 2020, according to Sanitation/Landfill Superintendent Josh Kraft.

The event schedule for 2020 includes:

  • Spring cleanup week: April 27-May 1
  • Spring H...
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City of Minot News Flash