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Posted on: July 25, 2017

Largest concrete pour set for substructure of Broadway Bridge

The largest single concrete pour to form a portion of the substructure of the east Broadway Bridge is scheduled to start at 5 a.m. on Wednesday, July 26. Crews with Lunda Construction are set to use 330 cubic yards of concrete starting in the early mornin...

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Posted on: July 20, 2017

Key Burdick Expressway intersection to reopen to local traffic

A key intersection on Burdick Expressway East will soon reopen to local traffic after concrete work and other items have been completed.

The intersection of Burdick Expressway East and 9th Street SE, near the entrance to Eastwood Park, will reopen...

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Posted on: July 17, 2017

City of Minot schedules aerial mosquito spraying for July 18

The City of Minot, in conjunction with Minot Air Force Base and the Ohio Air National Guard, has scheduled aerial spraying for mosquito control in the Minot area for the late evening on July 18, weather permitting.

If crews are unable to spray on July 18, ...

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Posted on: July 17, 2017

Water Treatment Plant floodwall closure training to impact 16th Street SW traffic

Essential training on road closures for flood protection will happen on Tuesday, July 18, causing some travel delays on 16th Street SW by the Water Treatment Plant. Drivers should allow a few extra minutes to travel on this portion of the road, as City of...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Acquisition, buyout process continues in Minot

Minot's parcel acquisition/buyout process continues following the flood of 2011.

While more parcels of land are being purchased and structures are removed, the first four phases of the flood protection plan have been designed and should be put out for bids...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Adopt-A-Lot: Cultivating land and community

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Resiliency is rooted in the ability to adapt to tremendous change. Environmental shocks and stresses in Minot, such as the 2011 flood, have heightened the need for residents to become more resilient than ever. As Resilience AmeriCorps VISTAs, Colin Hendri...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

City of Minot staff trains on temporary flood closures

More than 30 City staff received initial training at the end of June on how to install the temporary road closures needed to connect permanent floodwalls by the Water Treatment Plant.

This portion of the floodwall is between 12th Street SW and 8th Avenue S...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Committee to review community facility requests

The City of Minot’s Community Development Committee will consider nine funding applications at its July 20 meeting.

The nine requests total $11.9 million. The Community Development Fund currently has approximately $4.8 million available. The comm...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Minot's new automated garbage collection system begins July 17

The six new trucks are here. The drivers have spent a lot of time training. The new trash carts are being delivered to Minot households this week.

It’s time for the City of Minot’s new garbage collection system to begin.

The new automate...

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Posted on: July 12, 2017

Construction projects making good progress

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Broadway Bridge

Crews with the Broadway Bridge project are 99 percent complete on the demolition of the old east bridge, with only one small portion remaining. The construction of the new bridge is continuing at a good pace, with work progressing in three ...

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Posted on: July 12, 2017

Minot gets a look at new preliminary FEMA flood maps

City of Minot officials on June 27 presented the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s new preliminary flood risk maps. The proposed new maps will affect insurance premiums for approximately 3,200 properties in Minot and an additional 800 properties withi...

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Posted on: July 11, 2017

Mayor's Committee on Addiction starts its work

Minot Mayor Chuck Barney is encouraged by the approach taken by the newly formed Mayor’s Committee on Addiction to help identify and study the growing opioid addiction issue in the city.

“We’re looking for tangible results tha...

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Posted on: July 11, 2017

Minot is turning 130! It's time for a birthday party

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The Magic City is celebrating its 130th birthday!

The City of Minot was officially incorporated on July 16, 1887. To celebrate, the City will host a birthday party on Sunday, July 16, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Oak Park. The event is free and open to the pub...

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Posted on: July 6, 2017

City of Minot preparing to start new automated garbage collection system

Delivery of new household waste carts to Minot residents will begin this week and continue over the next 7-10 days in preparation for the start of the City of Minot’s new automated garbage collection system, but officials are reminding residents...

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Posted on: July 6, 2017

City offers valet service to those who need help with trash carts

The City of Minot is offering a valet service for residents who may have a physical condition or medical issue that prohibits them from rolling their new garbage cart to the curb as part of the City’s new automated garbage collection system.

Residents can ...

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

Minot awarded more than $950,000 to upgrade existing levee system

The North Dakota State Water Commission has allocated $950,254 to the City of Minot to help cover the cost of repairs and upgrades to the city’s existing levee system.

Thursday’s announcement marks the first time the City of Minot has b...

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Posted on: June 21, 2017

Entrance/exit for Roosevelt Park Zoo moves to 11th Street SE

Zoo Access

The main entrance to Roosevelt Park Zoo at 13th Street SE will close to vehicle traffic on Thursday, June 22, as construction on Burdick Expressway East progresses.

Visitors can continue to use the temporary access point created at 11th Street SE, which wi...

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Posted on: June 8, 2017

Coffee group takes pride in caring for Minot signs

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Pick a weekday, around 9 a.m., and you’ll find a group of retirees gathered around a few tables in the Dakota Square food court, enjoying a cup of coffee, telling stories, and solving the world’s problems.

But eight or nine days of the year, you’ll find th...

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Posted on: June 8, 2017

Construction projects making progress in Minot

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The 2017 construction season is well under way, with a number of projects in progress around the City of Minot. There are also many other projects that will begin in the coming weeks. Motorists are reminded to use caution when driving through construction...

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Posted on: June 8, 2017

Minot preparing for automated garbage collection

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After years of research and planning, the City of Minot is preparing to switch to an automated garbage collection system in July.

Public Works employees who work in the Sanitation Department began training in May when the first of six new automated trucks ...

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Posted on: June 8, 2017

Public gets first look at downtown gathering space concept

The first preliminary conceptual renderings of what a new gathering space in downtown Minot could look like have been released to the public.

City Manager Tom Barry presented the renderings Monday night at the City Council’s regular June meeting....

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Posted on: June 5, 2017

Fire Department suspends fire hydrant testing program

The Minot Fire Department has temporarily suspended its annual fire hydrant quality assurance program to comply with the voluntary water restrictions announced last week by the City of Minot.

The Fire Department has been testing selected hydrants on Tuesda...

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Posted on: June 2, 2017

City temporarily changes East bus route due to construction

East Route changes June 2017

The City of Minot has made changes to the City Transit East bus route due to construction on Burdick Expressway, according to Brian Horinka, City of Minot Superintendent of Vehicle Maintenance/Transit.

Effective Monday, June 5, the following route changes ...

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Posted on: June 2, 2017

Public Works director asks residents to limit water usage

City of Minot Public Works Director Dan Jonasson is encouraging Minot residents to voluntarily limit usage of water, effective immediately.

Jonasson said the voluntary restriction is for any outdoor water usage, including sprinkler systems, lawn watering, ...

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

Section of Burdick Expressway East closing June 5 for construction

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A section of Burdick Expressway East will close to vehicle traffic on Monday, June 5, at 8:30 a.m. as construction continues on one of Minot’s major east-west routes.

Beginning Monday, Burdick Expressway will close to vehicle traffic between the ...

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

Fire Department begins fire hydrant testing program

The City of Minot Fire Department began its annual fire hydrant quality assurance program on May 16, with hydrant testing taking place Tuesday mornings through October.

“Most fire hydrants do not get used on a regular basis,” said Minot Fire Department...Read on...

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

City of Minot names John Zakian as NDR Program Manager

The City of Minot has hired John Zakian as its National Disaster Resilience Program Manager. He will oversee Minot’s $74.3 million NDR program and all of its associated projects, plans, and activities. Zakian begins his duties June 1.

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

#Throwback Thursday

By David Lehner

Many people have heard about the wild times in the early days of Minot. I will attempt to give you some information that I have compiled from stories as told to me. Some stories from the people who lived during the later years of what becam...

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Posted on: May 2, 2017

Minot leading the way among NDR funding recipients

The City of Minot has quickly become a leader among the entities that received funding in 2016 from the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s National Disaster Resilience Competition.

As one of 13 locations nationwide to receive funding f...

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

Major construction projects under way in Minot

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The 2017 construction season is under way, with a number of projects in progress around the City of Minot. There are also many other projects that will begin in the coming weeks. Motorists are reminded to use caution when driving through construction zone...

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Posted on: April 26, 2017

Legislature approves $193 million for flood protection projects within Minot city limits

The City of Minot’s flood protection efforts received a significant funding boost this week, as the North Dakota Legislature on Wednesday gave final approval to legislation providing $193 million for flood control projects within the city.

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

City of Minot’s yard waste collection sites are now open

2017 Compost sites

The City of Minot’s 10-yard waste collection sites are now open for the season. Yard waste will no longer be collected curbside on your normal pickup day.

The City’s collection sites are located at:

-27th Ave. & 7th St. NW

-15th Ave. ...

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Posted on: April 7, 2017

Crews cleaning city streets, filling potholes

Crews from the City of Minot have begun the task of cleaning dirt and other debris that accumulated on city streets during the winter months.

On Monday, the city’s sweeping crews began working for two weeks from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. sweeping snow ro...

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

City employees reunite trapped dog with grateful owner

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A Minot resident was reunited with her lost and trapped dog on Tuesday thanks to the efforts of two City of Minot employees.

“The owner told me that to some people, it might be just a dog,” said Minot City Street Department employee Mar...

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Posted on: June 8, 2017

Developers sought for multi-family housing units

At its June 5 meeting, the Minot City Council approved a plan to call for proposals to create more affordable multi-family housing units.

The City of Minot continues to move forward with efforts to bring more multi-family affordable housing to Minot utilizing funds from the National Disaster Resilience Competition.

At its June 5 meeting, the Minot City Council approved a plan to call for pro...

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Posted on: June 8, 2017

Public gets first look at downtown gathering space concept

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The first preliminary conceptual renderings of what a new gathering space in downtown Minot could look like have been released to the public. City Manager Tom Barry presented the renderings Monday night at the City Council’s regular June meeting.

The first preliminary conceptual renderings of what a new gathering space in downtown Minot could look like have been released to the public.

City Manager Tom Barry presented the renderings Monday night at the City Council’s regular June meeting....

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Minot police officer, resident earn Life Saving awards

Minot Police Officer Josh Noyes and city resident David Wiley were recently presented with Life Saving Awards from the North Dakota Police Officers Association. Noyes responded to a Minot shooting incident in January. After determining the victim had been...

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Posted on: July 12, 2017

July City Council: Flood funding dominates discussion

The future of the city’s share of funding for Minot’s flood protection projects dominated conversation during a lengthy regular meeting of the Minot City Council on July 10.

The July meeting was the first regular City Council meeting un...

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Posted on: July 11, 2017

#Throwback Thursday

I am going to interject this statement here …. I believe, as do others, that the activities on Minot’s High Third Street were an economic boon to the city of Minot at the time. During the 1920s through the 1940s, Minot had more hotels...

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Posted on: July 11, 2017

Minot voters choose new city council members

Minot voters elected six aldermen during a city-wide vote on June 13, creating Minot’s new City Council.

Shaun Sipma, Shannon Straight, Josh Wolsky, Lisa Olson, Mark Jantzer and Stephan Podrygula were elected to fill the six seats on the new smal...

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Posted on: June 8, 2017

#Throwback Thursday

By Dave Lehner

There were a number of businesses that flourished on Minot’s High Third Street. Third Street over the years was the home to bars, restaurants, hotels and houses that participated in illegal activities that ranged from illegal alcoh...

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Posted on: June 8, 2017

Foley named Optimist Club Officer of the Year

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Minot Police Officer Jared Foley was recently named the Law Officer of the Year by Minot’s Optimist Club. The Optimist Club honors an area law enforcement officer each year at its Respect for Law Luncheon. In addition to his police officer dutie...

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Posted on: June 7, 2017

June City Council: Minot housing project approved

For seven members of the Minot City Council, the two-hour June 5 meeting signaled the end of their time on the council.

Aldermen Rick Hedberg, Dean Frantsvog, Miranda Schuler, George Withus, Ben Berg, Dave Lehner, and Dave Pankow are not seeking re-electio...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

May City Council: SB2013 could bring $5.9 million to Minot

The City of Minot would receive an estimated $5.9 million over the next biennium through oil and gas hub city funding after the passage of Senate Bill 2013 at the 2017 North Dakota Legislature.

At the May 1 City Council meeting, City of Minot special assis...

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