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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 15, 2020

City offices closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday

City of Minot offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 20, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday, including City Hall, Public Works, and the Engineering Department.

The Minot Public Library will be closed Jan. 19-21 as crews install new carpet...

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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 20, 2019

Third annual State of the City set for Feb. 6

The City of Minot’s third annual State of the City is scheduled for Feb. 6, 2020.

The event, with the theme of “One voice. One mission. One Minot,” will highlight and discuss Minot’s future vision. It will be held at...

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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: December 4, 2019

City reduces employee turnover rate

The City of Minot has drastically reduced its employee turnover rate in the past two years, cutting the rate nearly in half.

City Manager Tom Barry reported the following statistics to the City Council on Dec. 2:

End of 2017: Turnover rate 14.8 percent, 17 ...

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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 22, 2019

City preps for winter weather

Employees with the City of Minot street department work on installing a snow gate on a leased blade before this year's early October snow storm.

An October snowstorm gave the City of Minot street department an early wakeup call that winter was on its way, ...

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Posted on: October 22, 2019

Residents share views on recycling

Minot residents let the City Council know how they felt about a potential curbside recycling program at a meeting Oct. 21.

The results were mixed. Most residents who spoke were in favor of creating a curbside recycling program, for reasons ranging from bei...

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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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