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Posted on: May 16, 2022

Water/Sewer Department to begin testing hydrants May 23

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The City of Minot’s Water/Sewer Department will begin its annual fire hydrant quality assurance program on May 23.

There are approximately 2,300 public hydrants in the City of Minot. The department inspected and tested approximately half of the City’s hydr...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Crews to begin residential street sweeping May 24

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Street sweeping crews from the City of Minot will soon begin sweeping in residential areas after being delayed this year because of the storms that dumped up to 48 inches of snow on Minot.

Beginning May 24, crews will work to clean the four quadrants of th...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: May 18, 2022

Fire damages home in NE Minot

The Minot Fire Department responded late Monday evening to 511 7th St. NE for a house fire with “flames showing” as reported by a neighbor.

The first fire units on scene found the single-story residence with fire coming from the front d...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: May 16, 2022

'I Got Caught' program looking for kids wearing helmets

While on patrol this summer, Minot Police Department officers will be on the lookout for kids wearing helmets. If seen by an officer, those children may find themselves making a trip to a local DQ restaurant.

As part of AAA’s “I Got Cau...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: May 9, 2022

City to celebrate National Public Works week May 15-21

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The City of Minot will celebrate National Public Works week from May 15-21, including a special open house at the Public Works building.

The open house is scheduled for May 18 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Public Works building located at 1025 31st St. SE. ...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Minot FD responds to fire at Westlie Truck Center

A truck fire inside the Westlie Truck Center early this morning was contained by the building’s fire suppression system and crews from the Minot Fire Department.

The Minot Fire Department was dispatched to a general fire alarm at Westlie Truck Ce...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Construction Q&A: Projects starting soon

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CITY HALL RETAINING WALL

What is it? Replacing water main and retaining wall near City Hall and the Minot Police Department

Where is it? The water main is in the parking lot around City Hall. The retaining wall is on the east and south sides of City Hall, a...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: May 3, 2022

NDR grant deadline extended until 2025

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Minot officials have announced a two-year extension of the deadline to utilize all funds the city was awarded in 2016 from Housing and Urban Development’s Disaster Resilience program.

Under legislation approved by Congress as part of the 2022 app...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: April 30, 2022

'That's a dangerous situation'

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Firefighters deal with a number of incidents they describe as high-risk, low-frequency events. Trench rescue is one of them.

In early April, firefighters gathered at the Minot Fire Department’s training rounds to practice trench rescue. It marked the first...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: April 28, 2022

Despite snow storm, construction season still on schedule

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Despite Mother Nature’s repeated tantrums lately, the weather hasn’t had much of an impact on construction season.

“It really hasn’t had any impact at this point because nothing was really scheduled to have started y...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: April 21, 2022

City reschedules spring cleanup week

The City of Minot has rescheduled its spring cleanup week after the recent storm that dumped 48 inches of snow on the city.

The spring cleanup week that was scheduled for May 2-6 has been moved to May 16-20.

The household hazardous waste/E-waste collection ...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: April 21, 2022

PD overcomes challenges during historic storm

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Maintaining law and order in Minot is busy and stressful enough during ordinary weeks. Throw in an historic storm that dumped 48 inches of snow on the city and things quickly get complicated.

“It was an interesting experience,” Police Chief John Klug said....

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: April 21, 2022

'Almost like a monster truck'

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The decision probably isn’t in any manual or on a list of Minot Fire Department regulations. But extreme situations sometimes call for thinking outside the box.

So Battalion Chief Mason Maxwell made the decision to put a recently retired piece of Fire Depa...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: April 20, 2022

Fire Department maintains operations during storm

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During the recent snow storm, Minot Fire Department operations were complicated by extreme blizzard conditions.

But the Minot Fire Department never closes its doors.

“We are open for service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, even during the worst weather thi...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: April 20, 2022

Snow gates - useful and misunderstood

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Snow gates are often useful and usually misunderstood.

The City of Minot uses the gates on the two blades it owns and the six it leases to help reduce the amount of snow left in an intersection or at the end of a driveway during snow removal operations. Th...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: April 18, 2022

City postpones landfill clean-up event - again

Mother Nature has forced the City of Minot to reschedule its clean-up day around the City landfill planned for April 22 – again.

A new date for the event has not been selected.

“Postponing this event probably isn’t a surprise t...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: April 6, 2022

Focusing on preventative maintenance

The City of Minot has conducted yearly inspections and testing of hydrants for years. The work is still being done, but by different crews.

In previous years, the Fire Department performed the work. Beginning in 2021, the City’s Water and Sewer Department ...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: April 5, 2022

Grass fire threatens Minot International Airport

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Firefighters successfully extinguished a grass fire that threatened the Minot International Airport Monday afternoon. No flights were impacted, no injuries were recorded, and all structures were protected. 

Fire crews were dispatched at about 3:30...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: March 29, 2022

'Doing what it's designed to do'

Roundabout

The plan to build Minot’s first roundabout was met with a bit of resistance a few years ago, with some residents voicing concern that the traffic feature was unnecessary and would increase the number of accidents at the intersection of 13th Stre...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: March 23, 2022

Can natural gas seep into your home?

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A recent natural gas leak that led to two northwest Minot homes being evacuated serves as a reminder of the potential dangers of gas.

There are different ways gas can enter or build up in a structure through a natural gas leak. But even if the leak happens...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: March 23, 2022

City's 10 yard waste collection sites are open

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The City of Minot’s 10 yard waste collection sites are open for the season.

The City’s yard waste collection sites are for City of Minot garbage collection patrons only and are not for use by non-residents or by commercial haulers. Yard...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: March 22, 2022

Battling water main breaks

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John Reynolds and his Water/Sewer Department crews are a little tired of fixing water main breaks.

So far, 2022 has pretty much been a typical year with 17 water breaks, but the crews would much rather be doing other work than digging up streets to fix bre...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: March 21, 2022

Weather causes havoc with manholes

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As the superintendent of the City of Minot’s Water and Sewer Department, John Reynolds is very familiar with the problems caused by North Dakota’s constant freezing and thawing cycles.

If drivers notice what appear to be sunken manholes in various location...

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