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Posted on: May 9, 2018

FEMA flood risk maps changing

Homeowners in the Souris River valley will get more than a year before a federal flood insurance mandate takes effect thanks to City leadership and its partners.

The City of Minot, its consultants, and Ward County have successfully lobbied Federal Emergenc...

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Posted on: May 9, 2018

#Throwback Thursday

Bath houses were popular in Minot in the late 1800s and early 1900s

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, before the days of modern plumbing, bath houses were a popular business. Men would frequent them as needed, probably once a week or so. The bath houses m...

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Posted on: April 4, 2018

#Throwback Thursday

Besides the highly profitable liquor traffic, Minot was also known for other questionable activities. An illegal drug trade flourished but not at the same scale as the liquor business. Between December 1922 and December 1924, enforcement officials cracked...

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Posted on: March 7, 2018

Celebrating my year of service in the Magic City

By: Andrianna Betts

When I first moved to Minot last March I had no idea where my journey as an AmeriCorps VISTA member would lead me. I made the decision to be a federal volunteer in order to serve communities that are working to become more resilient in ...

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Posted on: March 6, 2018

Mayor's Committee on Addiction taking next steps

Minot Mayor Chuck Barney formed the Mayor’s Committee on Addiction last year to help identify and study the growing opioid addiction issue in the city. Now, the mayor wants to help the committee take next step in the ongoing battle.Committee mem...

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Posted on: March 6, 2018

#Throwback Thursday

Stearns Motors Stories - Lou Stearns was the owner of Stearns Motors. In its day Stearns Motors was an automobile repair shop and also a garage to park and store automobiles. There were actually five businesses in Strearns Motors. The Auto Repair, the Aut...

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Posted on: February 7, 2018

#Throwback Thursday

Horses for the Fire Department - In the early days of the Minot Fire Department when it was located on 1st Avenue, the first fire trucks were horse-drawn wagons. The horses were kept on the ground floor, toward the back of the Fire Hall. When the first mo...

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