News Flash

Posted on: May 22, 2020

Fire Dept to begin hydrant testing May 26

The City of Minot Fire Department will begin its annual fire hydrant quality assurance program on May 26, with hydrant testing scheduled for Tuesday mornings between 8:30 a.m. and noon.

This year, the program consists of inspecting and flowing fire hydrant...

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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 24, 2020

Building Safety Month: Training the next generation

The City of Minot is celebrating Building Safety Month throughout May by providing online information for four weeks on a variety of topics.

The City of Minot’s traditional seminars and other live events have been put on hold due the ongoing coro...

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

Building Safety Month: Resiliency, sustainability, innovation

Week 3 graphic

The City of Minot is celebrating Building Safety Month throughout May by providing online information for four weeks on a variety of topics.

The City of Minot’s traditional seminars and other live events have been put on hold due the ongoing coro...

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

Fire at downtown Minot business quickly contained

A downtown Minot business suffered limited damage Thursday morning from a fire on the roof of the structure.

At approximately 6:40 a.m. Thursday, a resident reported a fire on the roof of Central Avenue Variety at 15 East Central Avenue. The resident, who ...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: May 12, 2020

Municipal Court to reopen May 18

Changes have been made to Municipal Court’s operation, as shown in this diagram.

Minot’s Municipal Court will reopen on May 18, and there will be noticeable changes to the operation of the court.

Municipal Court Clerk of Court Judy Maths...

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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: May 10, 2020

Building Safety Month: Water safety

The City of Minot is celebrating Building Safety Month throughout May by providing online information for four weeks on a variety of topics.

The City of Minot’s traditional seminars and other live events have been put on hold due the ongoing coro...

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

Council sets 2021 budget priorities

City of Minot Finance Director and interim City Manager David Lakefield presented information to the City Council detailing eight priorities for consideration when work on the 2021 budget begins.

Lakefield said department heads submitted budget priorities,...

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

TIF district approved as part of Blu on Broadway project

The Minot City Council approved the creation of a tax increment financing district as part of the Blu on Broadway project that will construct a five-story mixed-use building on south Broadway.

Blu on Broadway is located on the site of the former Northern B...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: May 3, 2020

Building Safety Month: Preparing for disasters

The City of Minot is celebrating Building Safety Month throughout May by providing online information for four weeks on a variety of topics.

Luke Tillema, building official for the City of Minot, said his department’s traditional seminars and oth...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: April 30, 2020

Minot celebrates Building Safety Month in May

The City of Minot will join the international celebration of Building Safety Month throughout May, although the ongoing coronavirus pandemic will require some changes from previous years.

Luke Tillema, building official for the City of Minot, said his depa...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: April 29, 2020

Traffic signal at 31st Ave SW/10th St SW will change to flashing on May 3

The traffic signal at 31st Avenue Southwest and 10th Street Southwest will change to a flashing signal on Sunday, May 3, as part of preparations to remove the signal later this spring during the reconstruction of the intersection.

Drivers on 10th Street SW...

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

City Hall project moves forward

The City of Minot is moving forward with a project to relocate City Hall to the former Wells Fargo building in downtown Minot following a decision by the City Council April 20.

At their regular meeting, City Council members voted 4-3 to pursue purchasing t...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Recent N.D. fatal fires emphasize importance of fire safety at home

Three fires in the past two weeks have resulted in four fatalities across North Dakota, bringing a renewed focus on fire safety in the home.

Fatal fires in North Dakota are not unheard of, but they rarely occur in such rapid succession of each other. While...

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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 20, 2020

Airport receives federal funds due to COVID-19

For Minot International Airport Director Rick Feltner, the $2.73 million the airport recently received through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act couldn’t have come at a better time.

With commercial passenger travel cu...

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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 14, 2020

Crews to begin street sweeping in residential areas

Crews from the City of Minot have begun the annual task of cleaning dirt and other debris that accumulated on city streets during the winter months, and will start sweeping residential areas next week.

The crews spent recent weeks sweeping major roadways s...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: April 9, 2020

COVID-19 precautions prompt changes to Minot public meetings

In an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, the public will be temporarily restricted from attending all Minot public meetings, including City Council and Planning Commission meetings, under changes allowed in an executive order by Gov. Doug Burgum.

The C...

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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 31, 2020

City taking precautions after employee tests positive for coronavirus

The City of Minot is taking additional precautionary measures after an officer in the Minot Police Department tested positive for coronavirus.

The employee has not been hospitalized and is in quarantine at home. In addition, five other City of Minot employ...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: March 31, 2020

First responders: If you're self-isolating or quarantined, please tell us

The City of Minot’s police and fire departments are asking members of the public to inform dispatchers and first responders if anyone in their home is experiencing any COVID-19 related symptoms or is in coronavirus-related quarantine or self-iso...

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

FD remains on the job - with changes

As part of the ongoing response to COVID-19, some aspects of the City of Minot’s daily operations have changed as necessary. But this hasn’t changed: If there’s a fire or a medical emergency, the Minot Fire Department will re...

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

City of Minot services continue during response to pandemic

City of Minot services continue to operate on normal schedules during the city’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The City on Thursday closed almost all of its buildings to members of the public without appointments, but all offices are functio...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: March 19, 2020

City closes buildings to the public

The City of Minot will close most of its buildings to the general public unless visitors make an appointment. The change will take effect at noon on Thursday, March 19. All City services will continue to operate at this time.

The decision in response to th...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: March 19, 2020

City Hall discussion tabled

The Minot City Council has delayed for 30 days making a decision on a site for potentially relocating City Hall.

The Council heard a report from Doug Larson of JLG Architects at its March 16 meeting. Larson presented a technical report on the former Wells ...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Minot residents assist Fargo with sandbagging efforts

Mayor Shaun Sipma and other Minot residents assisted Fargo’s sandbagging efforts on March 11.

Minot Mayor Shaun Sipma and City Council member Shannon Straight led a contingent of 36 Minot residents to Fargo on March 11 to assist with sandbagging ...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: March 12, 2020

City of Minot's yard waste collection sites are open

The City of Minot’s 10 yard waste collection sites are 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 haulers. Y...

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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
Posted on: March 5, 2020

Downtown apartment building fire 'challenging'

The fire at a downtown apartment building on Feb. 26 was a challenging incident for the Minot Fire Department, and there are lessons to be learned from the fire.

The Hall’s Apartment building, with 28 separate apartment units, began burning short...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: March 5, 2020

Project will replace aging traffic signal cabinets

A project to replace traffic signal cabinets and other components at seven locations in Minot is under way, according to City of Minot Traffic Engineer Stephen Joersz.

Work began in early March at South Broadway and 11th Avenue Southwest, with work schedul...

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

Broadway Bridge project wins concrete award

The Broadway Bridge replacement project was completed over two construction seasons. 

The Broadway Bridge replacement project was recently named the 2019 Gold Star winner for excellence in concrete in the bridge category at the Ready Mix & Con...

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

City upgrading ERP software systems

City of Minot employees have already invested countless hours into the new enterprise resource planning software system purchased by the City – and there will be plenty more work before the first module of the system goes live in October 2020.

Ci...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: February 10, 2020

Departments worked together to tackle cleanup week snowstorm

What do you do when Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate with your plans? If you’re employees of the City of Minot Street Department or the Sanitation Department, you adapt. You go to Plan B. Or Plan C. Or whatever it takes.

Snow events are ...

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City of Minot News Flash
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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City of Minot News Flash
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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City of Minot News Flash