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Posted on: September 17, 2020

HUD releases funds for Center for Technical Education

The City of Minot has received authorization from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to use $3.45 million of CDBG-NDR funds to create a Center for Technical Education to provide specialized career-oriented training programs for Minot residen...

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

Temporary lane closures on Broadway Bridge to start Monday

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Temporary lane closures will be in place at the intersection of 4th Ave NW and Broadway starting Monday, September 14. Contractors for the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project Phase MI-1 will close a southbound driving lane and northbound lane ne...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Fall cleanup week set for Sept. 21-25

The City of Minot will hold a fall cleanup week on Sept. 21-25 to help residents dispose of unwanted items free of charge.

During the cleanup week, City crews will not pick up old electronics, paints, stains, oil, varnishes and other household hazardous wa...

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

Updating Minot's traffic signals

Stephen Joersz envisions a day when he can adjust the timing of traffic signals at any of Minot’s 49 signalized intersections from his office.

Joersz, the City of Minot’s traffic engineer, currently can remotely change the timing on onl...

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

Live fire training: 'This is the real deal'

Minot firefighters practiced knocking down flames and entering the cabin of an aircraft during live fire training in late August.

Members of the Minot Fire Department train once a month on topics related to operations at the Minot International Airport, in...

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

Construction projects making progress

Flood control: The flood walls on Phase MI-1 are in the process of being stained, and brick veneer is being installed. A base course of asphalt pavement on Fourth Avenue east of Broadway is nearly complete. Phase MI-2/3 has reached substantial completion....

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: August 19, 2020

Council adopts face covering strategies

The Minot City Council adopted a temporary policy requiring City of Minot employees to wear face coverings at times during work hours, and supported a community-wide directive encouraging residents to wear face coverings to help reduce the spread of COVID...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: August 19, 2020

Council seeks more information on recycling

Members of the Minot City Council are seeking more information before they make a decision on whether to begin a curbside recycling program.

Several members of the council expressed concern at the Aug. 17 council meeting related to how some aspects of the ...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: September 10, 2020

City Council President Lisa Olson's 2021 budget message

Mayor Sipma and Fellow Minot City Council Members;

            As I begin this letter, I have to reflect on events in 2020 that have impacted our community. First and foremost, our city, county, state, ...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: August 19, 2020

Ordinance allows movie theaters to sell alcohol

Interested in having an alcoholic beverage while you’re at a movie theater in Minot? You could soon get your chance.

An ordinance passed by the Minot City Council on first reading will allow movie theaters in Minot the opportunity to provide on-s...

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

Work to begin soon on flood control Phase MI-4A

Flood control: Utility location work will begin later this week on Phase MI-4A of the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project. The purpose of Phase MI-4A (Maple Diversion South Utility Relocations) is to relocate municipal utilities in advance of th...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: August 19, 2020

City manager search could take rest of 2020

The Minot City Council approved a recruitment schedule to fill the vacant city manager position during its Aug. 17 meeting.

The City received numerous applications for the position since it was posted in April. The Council voted in July to hire GovHR USA t...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: August 19, 2020

Council, department heads discuss 2021 budget

Interim City Manager David Lakefield and department heads answered multiple questions from members of the City Council during a budget question-and-answer session at the Aug. 17 City Council meeting.

The City of Minot’s proposed budget for 2021 d...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: August 5, 2020

2021 preliminary budget set at $143.5 million

The City of Minot’s proposed budget for 2021 does not include any tax increases, according to finance director and interim city manager David Lakefield, who presented the preliminary budget to the City Council on Aug. 3.

“We face some r...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: August 5, 2020

City working on plan to use land near Maysa

The City of Minot, in partnership with the Minot Park District, is exploring potential new uses for land near Maysa Arena that was once a City landfill.

Assistant Public Works Director Jason Sorenson presented an update on the property at the Aug. 3 City C...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: August 5, 2020

Council rejects term limits

The Minot City Council on Aug. 3 rejected a proposal to implement term limits for both the mayor and members of the council.

Council member Tom Ross supported the plan, noting that term limits encourage other residents to get involved in local government. ...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: July 28, 2020

HUD approves substantial amendment to reallocate $6 million

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has approved a substantial amendment request from the City of Minot to reallocate $6 million from the now-abandoned gathering space project to two other projects.

John Zakian, the City of Minot&rsquo...

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

Library staff navigates changes

The Minot Public Library reopened to on-site patrons on June 8 with restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the first of the state’s four largest public libraries to reopen to visitors.

“We were the first from the big four cities to ...

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

Sanitation driver gives Minot boy a special birthday present

City of Minot sanitation truck driver Chris Simonson paid 3-year-old Brex Hochhalter and his family a special visit on July 20.

Brex Hochhalter got a big surprise for his third birthday.

Brex waits for the City of Minot sanitation truck to drive by his sout...

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City of Minot News Flash
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 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: 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 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 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