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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Battling fires - and hot weather

Fighting fires in hot weather takes a physical toll on firefighters, and can lead to heat stroke if proper precautions aren’t taken. 

When the Minot Fire Department responded to a house fire in early July, crews dealt with the usual thin...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: July 9, 2020

City schedules aerial mosquito spraying for July 13-17

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 an evening between July 13-17, weather permitting.

Crews will choose their times depending...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: July 7, 2020

Council elects all-female leadership for the first time

The Minot City Council made local history in June when it elected two women to fill the council president and vice president roles.

Lisa Olson was elected president of the council during the June 23 reorganizational meeting after serving as its vice presid...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: July 7, 2020

Basement fire damages home in NW Minot

A basement fire damaged a home in northwest Minot on Monday afternoon.

Minot Fire Department crews were called to 2107 11th Ave. NW around 1:45 p.m. for a fire in the basement. Dispatch received a call from an alert neighbor, who stated that the home had s...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: June 30, 2020

Construction accident causes natural gas fire, power outage

A construction crew struck an underground high voltage power line Tuesday morning, causing a nearby natural gas line to rupture and catch fire.

Minot Fire Department crews were called to 612 East Burdick Expressway. Upon arrival they found fire coming from...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: June 25, 2020

Contractors working on City project test positive for COVID-19

The City of Minot has been notified that 10 contract employees working on a City construction project recently tested positive for coronavirus.

“The crew members are not City of Minot employees; they are employed by contractors working on a City ...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: June 23, 2020

Fire damages duplex in NE Minot

Fire damaged a duplex in northeast Minot on Tuesday, displacing two residents.

The Minot Fire Department responded to a call at 10:41 a.m. to 710 5th St NE. When crews arrived on scene, they found fire on the building’s first floor. Crews entered...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: June 23, 2020

City cancels plans for mosquito spraying this week

The City of Minot has canceled plans to conduct aerial spraying for mosquito control this week.

City of Minot Street Superintendent Kevin Braaten said the spraying process is normally done in partnership with the First District Health Unit and the North Da...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: June 17, 2020

Street sealing project to begin June 29

This section of Hillcrest Drive was resurfaced in 2019 using the fog sealing method. 

The annual process of sealing roadways around Minot is ready to begin again, according to Jesse Berg, project manager with the City of Minot’s Engineer...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: June 17, 2020

City reopens most buildings to the public

City of Minot buildings reopened to members of the public, but some restrictions remain in place as the organization adjusts to continuing COVID-19 concerns.

Employees who had been working remotely have begun to return to their offices, and that process wi...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: June 17, 2020

Dryer fire damages home in southwest Minot

A clothes dryer fire damaged a home in southwest Minot Tuesday morning.

Crews from the Minot Fire Department responded to 412 8th Ave SW at 10:55 a.m. for reports of smoke coming from the home’s basement. All occupants of the home had safely evac...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: June 9, 2020

City schedules 2 aerial mosquito spraying events

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 an evening between June 22-26 and another night between July 13-17, weather permitting.

Cr...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: June 4, 2020

Library to reopen June 8 with temporary hours, changes

The Minot Public Library will reopen Monday, June 8, with limited hours and services.

The library will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. The first hour of ea...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Fire Dept to begin hydrant testing May 26

The City of Minot Fire Department will begin its annual fire hydrant quality assurance program on May 26, with hydrant testing scheduled for Tuesday mornings between 8:30 a.m. and noon.

This year, the program consists of inspecting and flowing fire hydrant...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: May 20, 2020

City plans to kick-start census efforts

The City of Minot’s efforts to promote the 2020 Census were off to a good start – until the coronavirus pandemic forced many changes.

Now, Brian Billingsley, community and economic development director, is hoping to restart the public r...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: May 11, 2020

Work scheduled to begin May 18 on 10th St SW storm sewer project

Construction work is scheduled to begin Monday, May 18, on a project in southwest Minot to address ongoing storm water drainage issues in areas around 10th Street SW and 31st Avenue SW, just southeast of Dakota Square Mall.

Assistant City Engineer Emily Hu...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: April 23, 2020

City Hall project moves forward

The City of Minot is moving forward with a project to relocate City Hall to the former Wells Fargo building in downtown Minot following a decision by the City Council April 20.

At their regular meeting, City Council members voted 4-3 to pursue purchasing t...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: April 21, 2020

2020 construction season is under way

The 2020 construction season is under way in Minot. In addition to major projects in southeast and southwest Minot, work has begun on completing projects on south Broadway that was unable to be completed in the fall of 2019 due to wet weather.

2019 constru...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: April 16, 2020

Fire Department reschedules firefighter testing for September

The Minot Fire Department has rescheduled testing for new firefighter recruits from May 7-8 to September due to health and social distancing recommendations amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

“We’re working now to establish firm dat...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: April 8, 2020

Fire station, retaining wall projects delayed

A rendering of the proposed new fire station in northwest Minot.

Citing concerns over the uncertain future of the local economy, the Minot City Council delayed to major construction projects.

Council members delayed for one year the construction of a fifth ...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: March 6, 2020

City schedules cleanup weeks, HHW collection days for 2020

The City of Minot has scheduled its two cleanup weeks and its household hazardous waste collection events for 2020, according to Sanitation/Landfill Superintendent Josh Kraft.

The event schedule for 2020 includes:

  • Spring cleanup week: April 27-May 1
  • Spring H...
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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: February 11, 2020

City upgrading ERP software systems

City of Minot employees have already invested countless hours into the new enterprise resource planning software system purchased by the City – and there will be plenty more work before the first module of the system goes live in October 2020.

Ci...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: January 29, 2020

'I've always enjoyed my job'

Jason Olson retired as Minot’s chief of police on Jan. 31. Olson, above with his wife, Lisa, was honored at a public reception at the end of his last day on the job.  

Law enforcement has changed dramatically since Jason Olson joined the...

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