Where is Minot Located?
Time Zone: Central
What is Minot's Population?
Year Minot Ward County
2010 40,888 61,675
2000 36,567 58,795
1990 34,544 57,921
What is Minot's Climate?
The Minot area has four distinct season - spring, summer, fall and winter. Summers tend to be quite warm and dry, which provides an excellent environment for many of North Dakota's outdoor activities such as golf, fishing, swimming, etc. In the fall, the leaves begin to change to beautiful reds and oranges which can be quite pleasant.
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What is the History of Minot?
Minot came into existence in 1886, when Jim Hill's Great Northern Railroad ended its push through the state for the winter, after having trouble constructing a trestle across Gassman Coulee. A tent town sprung up over night, as if by magic, thus the city came to be known as the "Magic City". The town site was chosen by the railroad to be placed on the land of then homesteader Erik Ramstad. Mr. Ramstad was convinced to relinquish his claim, and became one of the city leaders. The town was named after Henry Davis Minot, a railroad investor and friend of Jim Hill. The city was incorporated on June 28, 1887. Minot was a typical western boom town in its early years. The 1950s saw the construction of the Minot Air Force Base, an Air Defense Command Base that later became a Strategic Air Command Bomber & Minuteman missile base. In 1969, a severe flood on the Souris River devastated the city. Following this, the Army Corps of Engineers straightened the path of the river through the city and built several flood control structures.
What Educational Opportunities does Minot provide?
The Minot Public School District has 11 elementary schools located in the city: Bel Air, Bell, Edison, Lewis and Clark, Lincoln, Longfellow, McKinley, Roosevelt, Perkett, Sunnyside and Washington. There are also two elementary schools located on the Minot Air Force Base, Dakota and North Plains.
What are typical Housing Costs in Minot?
Average Purchase Price**
* The American Chamber of Commerce Research Association Statistics (3Q 2010)
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What Churches are in Minot?
What Recreational Facilities does Minot offer?
Bowling, Golf Courses, Basketball Courts, Parks, Softball Fields, Walking Trails, Playgrounds, Volleyball/Sand Courts, Ice Skating Rinks, Swimming Pools, Tennis Courts, Camping Areas, Fishing Piers and much more!
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