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Posted on: December 6, 2018

Employee retention efforts paying off for City

Efforts by the City of Minot to improve employee retention are proving to be successful, according to information provided at the Dec. 3 City Council meeting by City Manager Tom Barry.

In 2017, the City’s turnover rate was 14.87 percent. That tra...

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Posted on: November 29, 2018

City to offer free dumping at landfill Dec. 26-Jan. 5

The City of Minot will offer free dumping at the City Landfill between Dec. 26 and Jan. 5 to help Minot residents dispose of household waste that could accumulate during the holidays.

City of Minot Sanitation Superintendent Josh Kraft said residents receiv...

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Posted on: November 8, 2018

Bidding process follows strict guidelines

The public bidding process that cities must follow is necessary to insure that public funds are spent in the most efficient manner possible. That’s why City of Minot officials welcome the transparency and scrutiny that comes with the open biddin...

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Posted on: November 29, 2018

City ice rinks set to open Dec. 15

The City of Minot’s public ice rinks are scheduled to open Dec. 15, weather permitting.

All rinks are supervised. They are located at:

  • Roosevelt – 619 9th St NE: Hockey & pleasure rinks
  • Polaris Park – 712 26th Ave NW: Hockey...
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Posted on: December 4, 2018

Minot firefighters earn Heartsaver Hero awards

Capt. Devin Walter, Senior Firefighter Travis Elich, Firefighter Jason West, and Senior Firefighter Philip Anderson were honored with the Heartsaver Hero award from the American Heart Association. 

Four members of the Minot Fire Department and thr...

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Posted on: December 5, 2018

Council approves limited landfill expansion

Members of the Minot City Council voted 4-3 at their Dec. 3 meeting to move ahead with a plan to partially expand the current City landfill while immediately beginning to study the potential of moving the landfill to a new location.

The council voted to al...

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Posted on: December 6, 2018

Construction season coming to an end

U.S. 83 Bypass

The City of Minot was notified recently that four-laning the U.S. Highway 83 bypass is on the North Dakota Department of Transportation’s project schedule for 2019. If everything remains on schedule, the City expects the project to...

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Posted on: December 4, 2018

Mayor unveils Adopt a Sidewalk program

Minot Mayor Shaun Sipma unveiled a new program at the Dec. 3 City Council meeting aimed at improving the walkability in Minot neighborhoods.

Sipma unveiled details of the Adopt a Sidewalk Program, with a goal of removing snow from sidewalks on property own...

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Posted on: December 4, 2018

Minot FD makes promotions, introduces new recruits

The Minot Fire Department welcomed seven new recruits and announced a number of promotions on Nov. 30.

The 2018 recruit class includes firefighters JayDee Bach, Hannah Hamilton, Hans Kristiansen, Dillon Lakefield, Kyle McFadden, Charles Shoemaker, and Bran...

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

City of Minot compost sites closed for season

The City of Minot’s 10 compost sites are now closed for the season.

The City’s sanitation crews do not collect yard waste curbside. Residents using City sanitation services can bring yard waste to the City of Minot landfill for free. Th...

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Posted on: November 15, 2018

Broadway Bridge fully open to traffic

State and local officials cut the official ribbon today, as all four lanes of the new US 83/Broadway Bridge are open to full north and south traffic this week. The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) Director Tom Sorel and Minot Mayor Shaun ...

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Posted on: November 5, 2018

City launches final environmental review step for gathering place

The City of Minot is in the final stages of completing the environmental review process for the proposed downtown gathering place project.

Mayor Shaun Sipma has signed the required Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), which shows that no environmental...

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

Sipma issues Mayor's Youth Challenge for 2019 State of the City event

Mayor Shaun Sipma has encouraged Minot’s youth to be part of the 2019 State of the City event by issuing his Mayor’s Youth Challenge during the Minot City Council meeting Monday night.

“The State of the City is an opportunity to communicate directly with t...

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Posted on: November 1, 2018

SHPO clears Minot to move forward with gathering place project

The City of Minot has received approval from the North Dakota State Historic Preservation Officer to proceed with the downtown gathering place project. The approval means the City will have no restrictions on the uses and disposition of the property and b...

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Posted on: November 6, 2018

Broadway, Bypass projects nearing completion

U.S. 83 Broadway Bridge Viaduct Replacement

All four lanes will soon be open to traffic on the Broadway Bridges, with the grinding finished on the concrete surface, the street lights in place, intersection signals being worked on late last week, and the re...

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Posted on: October 30, 2018

City installs new bus ticket vending machine

The City of Minot has installed a new transit bus ticket vending machine at the Minot Municipal Auditorium to make the system more accessible and convenient for passengers.

“Minot is the first city in North Dakota to install this type of technolo...

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Posted on: October 18, 2018

HUD report shows Minot a leader among NDR grantees

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has released its two-year expenditure analysis for the 13 National Disaster Resilience grantees, and reports that Minot ranks second in progress toward becoming a more resilient city.

Springfield, Mass.,...

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Posted on: October 2, 2018

Landfill study results to be presented

Jason Sorenson, Minot’s assistant director of Public Works, said a site analysis and a cost analysis of moving the city’s landfill operation to a new location are complete, and the results will soon be presented to the public and the M...

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Posted on: October 2, 2018

New technology changing law enforcement

The job of the modern police officer is changing. Nowhere is that more evident than in the technology used by today’s law enforcement agencies.

The Minot Police Department is not immune to those changes.

While changing technology does offer new me...

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

Downtown Minot project wins fourth major award

The three-year Downtown Minot Infrastructure project recently won its fourth major award, this time being named the Project of the Year for cities over 5,000 in population by the North Dakota American Public Works Association (NDAPWA).

Of all projects buil...

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Posted on: October 2, 2018

Construction season nearing an end

U.S. 83 Broadway Bridge Viaduct Replacement

The project is on schedule to reach substantial completion Nov. 1. Crews will continue to work seven days a week through October. As a reminder, drivers should be aware of changing traffic conditions in the area ...

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Posted on: October 2, 2018

Council approves 2019 budget

The Minot City Council approved the 2019 City budget on second reading at a special council meeting on Sept. 26. The approved budget of $179,931,375 calls for 129.26 mills. Property taxes account for only 14.79 percent of the 2019 budget.

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

First Minot resident takes advantage of Resilient Homebuyer's Program

Minot resident Bryan Juenger (right) and Minot Mayor Shaun Sipma (left) shake hands after completing paperwork with the Resilient Homebuyer Program that was established through the National Disaster Resilience Program. Kim Whitish of North Dakota Guaranty...

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Posted on: September 18, 2018

League of Cities names Minot as 2018 City of the Year

Left to right: Blake Crosby, NDLC Executive Director; Katie Andersen, NDLC Past President; Kevin Ternes, Minot City Assessor; Mark Jantzer, Minot City Council President; Shannon Straight, Minot City Council member; Josh Wolsky, Minot City Council member; ...

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Posted on: July 19, 2018

HUD approves City of Minot's substantial amendment request

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has approved the City of Minot’s substantial amendment request, allowing the City to use up to $2.5 million to acquire and demolish property plus complete site restoration for a downtown gathe...

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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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NDR Updates
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: November 5, 2018

Committee tables landfill expansion discussion

After lengthy discussion during a Committee of the Whole meeting on Oct. 30, the members of the Minot City Council tabled a decision on whether to expand the City of Minot landfill at its current location or move toward constructing a new landfill somewhe...

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Posted on: November 5, 2018

Governor talks Main Street Initiative in visit to Minot

Gov. Doug Burgum visited the City of Minot on Oct. 22 as part of his statewide travels to discuss his Main Street Initiative and other local issues important to Minot.

After a stakeholder meeting in the morning, Burgum joined City of Minot officials, local...

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Posted on: October 2, 2018

#Throwback Thursday

Stearns Motors - 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 Stearns Motors. The Auto Repair, the Au...

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Posted on: December 7, 2018

Terrorizing

On 12/7/18 at approximately 01:19 AM, dispatch received a report from a female that a male, who was identified as Kyle GRAY Jr, had shown up at the residence and had a handgun. GRAY was pounding on the door and fired a round while outside. GRAY, who was k...

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Posted on: November 23, 2018

Robbery

On 11/23/18 at 01:23 AM, officers responded to the Kum and Go convenience store for a report of a robbery involving 2 suspects. When one was confronted by the employee, he pulled a knife and took multiple items of merchandise before fleeing the store.&...

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

SWAT incident

On 11/16/18 at approximately 7:14 AM, Minot Police Department received a report indicating a subject, identified as 37 yr old Blake Lund, was in the middle of the street yelling. LUND had outstanding warrants out for his arrest including failing to appear...

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

Missing Person (LOCATED)

UPDATE:  Ballard was located on October 7th in Minot.  

ORIGINAL: On October 4, 2018, Jalen E. Ballard was reported as missing from the Minot area.  Ballard was last known to be heading to work but didn’t arrive for his...

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Posted on: October 1, 2018

Robbery

Officers responded to a robbery of a customer outside Wells Fargo Bank at 100 South Broadway in Minot around 9:13 AM today. The customer was approached by a black male and was told to give him the money. No weapons were displayed during the robbery and an...

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Posted on: September 25, 2018

Robbery

On Sept 24th, at approximately 11:18 PM, Minot Central Dispatch received a report of a robbery. According to the victim, he was attempting to deliver a pizza in the area of the 1500 block of 5th St SW when he was approached by a male who presented a firea...

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Posted on: September 25, 2018

Burglary/Terrorizing Incident

On September 24th at 6:43 PM, officers were dispatched to the 300 blk of 11th Ave SW for a report of gunshots. Upon arrival, a subject was seen fleeing the scene on foot. A short time later, the subject was located near Minot Community Ambulance and taken...

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Posted on: September 17, 2018

Assault on a Peace Officer

Officers were dispatched to Walmart, 3900 S. Broadway, for a report of a possible intoxicated subject drinking in a vehicle in the parking lot of the store. When officers arrived, they located the vehicle and made contact with the registered owner, David ...

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Posted on: August 30, 2018

DUI Accident

 On August 29, 2018 at 9:45 PM Minot Central Dispatch was notified a vehicle had been driven into the Souris River in the area of 5 Ave. NW and 6 St. NW.  As Officers were en route, Dispatch relayed the vehicle's 3 occupants were able to...

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Posted on: August 24, 2018

Attempted Homicide

On 8/23/2018 at approximately 2128 hrs, officers responded to a SW residence regarding an individual, identified as Travis Yoney, was being detained by the male resident. Yoney, who was known by the victim, went to the residence, and fired one round from ...

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Posted on: July 3, 2018

Burglaries

The Minot Police Department responded to the report of 4 businesses in south Minot that were burglarized over the weekend. Some of the businesses were ransacked, but it didn’t appear anything was taken. One of the businesses reported a vehicle s...

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Posted on: June 13, 2018

Wildlife Management Program

The application process for Minot’s Wildlife Management Program, deer bow hunting season, has been posted to the police department’s web page. The process for obtaining a license is outlined in the summary and guidance link.  ...

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Posted on: May 31, 2018

High Risk Sex Offender Public Notification

On Monday May 28, 2018 Allan Joseph Cook updated his registration information with the Minot Police Department after moving within the city limits of Minot. Cook is a HIGH RISK offender that is required to perform lifetime registration. Cook convicted on ...

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Posted on: May 31, 2018

Disorderly conduct investigation leads to multiple arrests

Officers responded to a report of several people who appeared to be getting ready to fight at 106 18th St. SE at 9:02 PM. The reporting party relayed information to dispatch that one subject, later identified as 20 year old Tiwayne McClain, put what appea...

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Posted on: May 18, 2018

Burglary

On May 18, 2018 at 12:34 AM, officers responded to Don Bessette Motors for suspicious activity. Officers found a broken window and located a female inside the business. The female was identified as 31 year old Michelle A. Kasper. The investigation reveale...

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Posted on: April 20, 2018

Shooting

ORIGINAL 4/17/18: At 0327 this morning, while officers were responding to a suspicious activity call, they came across a injured male in the area of 9th St and 3rd Ave SE. It was discovered a 54 yr old male had a gunshot wound to the leg. The 300 blk of 1...

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

Scam

The Minot Police Department has received several reports of a fund raising scam attempt.

Callers are reporting that an organization identifying itself as “Police Action Fund” is raising donations on behalf of the Minot Police Department...

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

Discharging Firearm/Stolen Firearm Arrest

On 4/11/18 at 9:43 PM, Officers responded to the 300 Blk 27 Ave NW for a report of gunshots near the Polaris Park Apts. While checking the area, Officers located empty casings outside an apartment located at 320 27 Ave. NW. Officers located and detained a...

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Posted on: April 9, 2018

Discharge of Firearm

Early this morning at 0056 hrs, Officers received a report of a possible gunshot inside of Beaver Ridge Plaza. The reporting party stated he heard what he believed to be a gunshot while in his apartment.

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Posted on: April 4, 2018

Stolen puppy

On April 3rd, 2018 at 6:27 PM the Minot Police Department investigated the theft of a puppy from Pet Parade in Minot. The puppy, which was valued at $599.00, was taken from the store by a female suspect. The suspect was later identified as 25 year old Tor...

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Posted on: April 4, 2018

Memorial Service

On April 26, 2018 at 10:00 am at the Minot Municipal Auditorium, Room 201. The Minot Police Department is hosting a memorial service commemorating the 100-year anniversary of our first Line of Duty Death.

Background:On April 26, 1918 Minot Police Officer P...

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Posted on: March 8, 2018

Shooting

On 3/7/18 at 6:23 PM, Minot police officers responded to a residence in NW Minot for a victim that had been shot multiple times.  Officers arrived on scene and provided medical assistance to an 18 year old male victim until Community Ambulance ar...

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Posted on: February 23, 2018

Injury Hit and Run Accident

On February 22nd at approximately 5:45 PM, officers were dispatched to the 200 block of 16th St NW for a report of a hit and run accident involving multiple injuries. Witnesses informed dispatchers that three individuals were seen running from the strikin...

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Posted on: February 23, 2018

Scams

The Minot Police Department Crime Prevention Unit has received reports of a scam targeting area residents known as the “Money Order Scam”. These recent reports indicate that classified ads are being placed (in both newspapers and on-li...

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Posted on: February 9, 2018

Death Investigation

The Minot Police Department responded an unresponsive male at the intersection of Greenway and Parkway at 3:29 PM on February 7th. The male was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later. An autopsy is scheduled for Feb 9t...

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Posted on: January 4, 2018

Burglary

On January 4, 2018 at 1:37 AM the Minot Police and Fire Departments responded to 122 South Main St. for a report of smoke in the building. Upon arrival police officers determined that the business (Gourmet Chef) had been broken into. The investigation sho...

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Posted on: January 4, 2018

Theft of Property (Shoplifting)

On January 3, 2018 at 7:00 PM officers responded to Hobby Lobby for a report of a male shoplifter. When Officers arrived, they spoke with the store employees who reported that a male had attempted to flee the store with a cart. The cart had been filled wi...

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