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Posted on: March 31, 2020

City taking precautions after employee tests positive for coronavirus

The City of Minot is taking additional precautionary measures after an officer in the Minot Police Department tested positive for coronavirus.

The employee has not been hospitalized and is in quarantine at home. In addition, five other City of Minot employ...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

First responders: If you're self-isolating or quarantined, please tell us

The City of Minot’s police and fire departments are asking members of the public to inform dispatchers and first responders if anyone in their home is experiencing any COVID-19 related symptoms or is in coronavirus-related quarantine or self-iso...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

City postpones cleanup week, HHW collection days

The City of Minot has postponed its spring cleanup week and household hazardous waste/E-waste collection in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The spring cleanup week that was scheduled for April  27-May 1 will be replaced with a week of free d...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Minot Police Department makes changes to promote physical distancing

Members of the Minot Police Department interact with the public every day, which means the department has implemented several necessary operational changes to address risks associated with COVID-19.

“We’re trying to limit our exposure b...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

City of Minot services continue during response to pandemic

City of Minot services continue to operate on normal schedules during the city’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The City on Thursday closed almost all of its buildings to members of the public without appointments, but all offices are functio...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

City closes buildings to the public

The City of Minot will close most of its buildings to the general public unless visitors make an appointment. The change will take effect at noon on Thursday, March 19. All City services will continue to operate at this time.

The decision in response to th...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

City Hall discussion tabled

The Minot City Council has delayed for 30 days making a decision on a site for potentially relocating City Hall.

The Council heard a report from Doug Larson of JLG Architects at its March 16 meeting. Larson presented a technical report on the former Wells ...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

City takes next step in recycling process

The City of Minot will take the next step toward creating a curbside recycling program.

City staff was directed by the City Council to draft a proposed single-stream curbside recycling program after a survey showed strong support for a program, depending o...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

City declares state of emergency in response to COVID-19

The City of Minot has declared a state of emergency as part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The declaration, signed by City Manager Tom Barry, goes into effect immediately and will be in effect for seven days. The declaration will be reviewed by ...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Fire damages NW Minot apartment building

The Minot Fire Department extinguished a fire in a northwest Minot apartment building Friday morning.

Firefighters responded to a call at 9:50 a.m. When they arrived on the scene at 1510 Terrace Drive they found fire on a third-floor balcony, with fire ext...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Minot residents assist Fargo with sandbagging efforts

Mayor Shaun Sipma and other Minot residents assisted Fargo’s sandbagging efforts on March 11.

Minot Mayor Shaun Sipma and City Council member Shannon Straight led a contingent of 36 Minot residents to Fargo on March 11 to assist with sandbagging ...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

City of Minot's yard waste collection sites are open

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 to be used by non-residents or by commercial haulers. Y...

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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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Posted on: March 5, 2020

Downtown apartment building fire 'challenging'

The fire at a downtown apartment building on Feb. 26 was a challenging incident for the Minot Fire Department, and there are lessons to be learned from the fire.

The Hall’s Apartment building, with 28 separate apartment units, began burning short...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

Project will replace aging traffic signal cabinets

A project to replace traffic signal cabinets and other components at seven locations in Minot is under way, according to City of Minot Traffic Engineer Stephen Joersz.

Work began in early March at South Broadway and 11th Avenue Southwest, with work schedul...

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Posted on: February 24, 2020

FAA grant will fund taxiway, apron work at airport

The Minot International Airport has been awarded a grant of more than $2 million from the Federal Aviation Administration to help with the final phase of taxiway and apron construction projects.

The project includes the reconstruction and expansion of the ...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

Minot will appeal FEMA floodplain maps

The City of Minot will appeal the latest floodplain map, challenging the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s map that includes a base flood level of 10,000 cubic feet per second.

The City Council voted Feb. 18 to move forward with the appeal, w...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

Broadway Bridge project wins concrete award

The Broadway Bridge replacement project was completed over two construction seasons. 

The Broadway Bridge replacement project was recently named the 2019 Gold Star winner for excellence in concrete in the bridge category at the Ready Mix & Con...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

Minot plans its first bicycle lanes

Minot will be adding its first designated bike lanes this spring as part of a chip seal project on 16th Street Northwest.

The bike lanes will be added to 16th Street NW between 21st Avenue and 30th Avenue, along with a vehicle speed reduction from 40 miles...

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Posted on: February 12, 2020

Minot FD extinguishes Valley Street home fire

A fire and small explosion damaged a home on Minot’s Valley Street on Tuesday evening.

The Minot Fire Department was called to 519 Valley Street at 9:20 p.m. for a fire with a possible explosion. Upon arrival, fire crews found a home converted in...

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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.

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Posted on: February 10, 2020

Departments worked together to tackle cleanup week snowstorm

What do you do when Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate with your plans? If you’re employees of the City of Minot Street Department or the Sanitation Department, you adapt. You go to Plan B. Or Plan C. Or whatever it takes.

Snow events are ...

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Posted on: February 7, 2020

'One voice, one mission, one Minot'

Minot Mayor Shaun Sipma discussed accomplishments of 2019 and the challenges that lie ahead of the City of Minot in 2020 during his State of the City address. 

Minot Mayor Shaun Sipma highlighted accomplishments from 2019 and outlined the City of ...

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

City's workforce strategy paying dividends

In recent years, the City of Minot faced a rising employee turnover rate that was negatively impacting not only staff morale and experience levels, but the overall budget as well.

At the end of 2017, the turnover rate was an alarming 14.9 percent, with 17 ...

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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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Posted on: February 5, 2020

Ackerman provides flood protection plan update

Souris River Joint Board administrator Ryan Ackerman presented the Minot City Council with a quarterly update on the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Plan, including the current status of construction and the forecast for future funding.

Ackerman disc...

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

Recycling moves forward - with a survey

The Minot City Council agreed to move forward with a voluntary curbside recycling program for residents who use the City’s sanitation service, voting 5-2 at its Jan. 21 meeting. But they also voted to conduct a survey of Minot residents to gauge...

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

New Flood Insurance Rate Maps released

City Engineer Lance Meyer updated the City Council on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) during a presentation at the Jan. 21 meeting.

On June 9, 2017, the Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the FIRMs, which were reviewed by the City of Minot. Ci...

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

Carbon monoxide incident sends 2 to hospital

A carbon monoxide incident in a northwest Minot home on Sunday resulted in two people being transported to the hospital.

After arriving on the scene, Minot Fire Department personnel found two adult occupants of the home unconscious and breathing. The occup...

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

Capt. John Klug hired as new Chief of Police

Minot Police Department Capt. John Klug has been hired as Minot’s new Chief of Police, effective Feb. 1. He replaces current Police Chief Jason Olson, who will retire Jan. 31.

Klug has been a member of the Minot Police Department for nearly 25 ye...

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Posted on: January 2, 2020

Candidate packets available for City's June 9 election

Candidates for City of Minot elected offices can pick up information packets at the City Clerk’s office located in City Hall.

Candidates for City of Minot positions must submit signatures and mailing addresses of 300 qualified electors from withi...

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

'This isn't just a job, it's a lifestyle'

Austin Burns (left) has been the Minot Fire Department's training captain for two years.

Capt. Austin Burns has learned a lot during his two years as training captain for the Minot Fire Department – especially about himself.

“It&rsqu...

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