News Flash

Posted on: January 18, 2022

Mailboxes, driveways: Who's responsible for snow?

Group mailbox

The City of Minot’s snow plan has a clear primary objective: To provide for the safe and orderly movement of vehicular traffic throughout the city during all weather conditions, including severe winter storms.

But within that objective, there are always qu...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: January 13, 2022

State of the City scheduled for Feb. 18

The fifth annual State of the City, featuring an address from Mayor Shaun Sipma, will be held Feb. 18.

The noon luncheon event will take place at the former Cognizant building located at 2000 21st Avenue NW. The building is now owned by the Minot Public Sc...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Fire destroys mobile home in northwest Minot

Fire destroyed a mobile home in northwest Minot Sunday morning.

The Minot Fire Department was dispatched to Northland Mobile Home Park Lot 83 at 11:24 a.m. for reports of a structure fire. Upon arrival, firefighters found flames exiting the roof of the mob...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: January 5, 2022

City accepting bids on Fire Station 5 project

Fire Station 5 rendering

The invitation to bid to construct the City of Minot’s fifth fire station was released Dec. 30. The opportunity to submit bids closes at Jan. 27 at 2 p.m.

The bids include a general contract, mechanical contract, and an electrical contract. Bids ...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: January 5, 2022

Quiet zones could be coming to downtown

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Downtown Minot could get a little quieter under a plan approved by the Minot City Council.

A project to create a railroad quiet zone through the downtown area was added to the City’s capital improvement plan after gaining support from Council mem...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: December 29, 2021

Crews continue work on cleanup after snow storm

Clearing sidewalks

Cleaning up the city after a major snow event is an around-the-clock process that follows an approved snow plan. Pedestrian walkways are part of that plan.

“This last snow event took about 54 hours to hit every road in Minot, and I think that was...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: December 23, 2021

Fire inspectors moving to Public Works building

The Minot Fire Department’s inspectors will have a new home in 2022.

Inspectors Dana Summers, Stuart Hammer and Robby Brown are in the process of relocating their offices from Fire Station 1 to Public Works as part of a plan to consolidate the Ci...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: December 22, 2021

Bids awarded for City Hall, transfer facility

New City Hall rendering

The City of Minot awarded bids for two major projects at the Dec. 20 Council meeting, with both projects going to Rolac Construction.

Rolac was the lowest single prime bidder at approximately $8.395 million for the City Hall rehabilitation project, about 1...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: December 22, 2021

City continues partnership with MACEDC

MacMartin at Council

The Minot City Council committed to continuing its partnership with Minot Area Chamber EDC by agreeing to a contract for 2022.

The City agreed to pay $435,000 for the contracted services from MACEDC, which include:

  • Developing a comprehensive economic develo...
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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: December 9, 2021

Street superintendent pleased with response to latest snow event

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The first real snow event of this winter was a good test for City of Minot crews.

The storm dumped roughly five inches of snow on the Minot area, but didn’t include heavy winds or bone-chilling cold temperatures.

“I think things went really well,” Street Su...

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

Asphalt recycler allows crews to start earlier, work later on projects

Melting asphalt

On Dec. 2, the City of Minot’s street department was preparing for snow that was predicted in the coming days. But street crews are also repairing a section of broken asphalt near the Minot Auditorium.

Asphalt repair in December? Yep, thanks to t...

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City of Minot News Flash