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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 12, 2020

City offices closed Monday in observance of Presidents' Day

City of Minot offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 17, in observance of the Presidents’ Day holiday, including City Hall, Public Works, and the Engineering Department.

Because City offices are closed Monday, the regular City Council meeting will b...

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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.

Council memb...

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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 19, 2019

Council OKs 2 a.m. bar closing time

Liquor establishments in Minot now have the choice to remain open until 2 a.m. after the Minot City Council adopted an ordinance change at its Nov. 18 meeting.

The Council voted 4-3 to push back the required closing time for bars as allowed by state law. C...

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Posted on: November 19, 2019

Walter named new FD training captain

Capt. Devin Walter hasn’t officially started his duties as the training captain for the Minot Fire Department, but he’s already getting an idea of the work that’s coming his way.

“I’m getting a lot of email...

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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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