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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Minot International Airport prepares for emergency exercise

The Minot International Airport will conduct a full-scale emergency exercise on June 12 from approximately 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The exercise will be completed in conjunction with a number of other local agencies, including the Minot Police Department, Minot Fi...

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Posted on: May 15, 2019

City of Minot to celebrate National Public Works Week

The City of Minot will celebrate National Public Works week from May 19-25, including a special open house at the Public Works building.

The open house is scheduled for May 22 from 2 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Public Works building located at 1025 31st St. S...

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Posted on: May 14, 2019

City of Minot offices closed for Memorial Day holiday

City of Minot offices will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday, including City Hall, Public Works, and the Engineering Department.

There will be no residential garbage collection on Monday; the next pickup day for residents ...

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Posted on: May 13, 2019

Fire Department to begin fire hydrant testing program

The City of Minot Fire Department will begin its annual fire hydrant quality assurance program on May 28, with hydrant testing scheduled for Tuesday mornings.

This year, the program consists of inspecting and flowing fire hydrants west of Broadway and sout...

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Posted on: May 10, 2019

City to begin regular Outdoor Warning System testing

Minot Central Dispatch will begin running regularly scheduled audible tests for the Minot Area Outdoor Warning System as well as the Sirens within Ward County on Monday, May 13th. These tests will be run on the second and last Monday of each month at 9:30...

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

'From Point A to Point B'

Stephen Joersz has been the City of Minot's traffic engineer since October 2018.

Stephen Joersz has a simple goal as the City of Minot’s traffic engineer:

“My goal is to get people from Point A to Point B in the safest and most efficient manner,” said Joers...

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

Rosehill Memorial Park full of history

The St. Leo’s sections contain many of the cemetery’s oldest markers.

Rosehill Memorial Park is a quiet, serene location in southeast Minot. It’s also full of history.

And if you want to know something about Rosehill Memorial P...

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

Automated collection system working well

It’s been nearly two years since the City of Minot introduced automated garbage collection to the community.

Jason Sorenson, assistant director of Public Works, said the new system has exceeded the City’s expectations in a number of way...

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Posted on: April 22, 2019

Spring cleanup week set for May 13-17

The dates have been set for the 2019 spring and fall cleanup weeks, spring household hazardous waste and electronic waste event, and the week in July of free dumping at the landfill with a water bill.Spring Cleanup Week: May 13-May 17Spring HHW/E-waste Ev...

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Posted on: April 12, 2019

City crews begin street sweeping schedule

Crews from the City of Minot have begun the annual task of cleaning dirt and other debris that accumulated on city streets during the winter months.

The crews spent two weeks sweeping major roadways such as Burdick Expressway and Broadway, as well as islan...

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Posted on: April 3, 2019

Council approves Minot's first roundabout

Minot will soon be getting its first roundabout.

Members of the Minot City Council approved on April 1 a reconstruction plan for a portion of 31st Avenue Southeast that includes a roundabout at the intersection of 31st Avenue Southeast and 13th Street Sout...

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Posted on: April 3, 2019

Minot FD responsibilities don't end when flames are out

The recent fire at the site of Trinity Health’s new hospital complex in southwest Minot is a perfect example of the Minot Fire Department’s extensive ongoing responsibilities after a fire is extinguished.

In this incident, personnel fro...

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Posted on: April 3, 2019

Minot PD schedules Citizens Academy for May 7-28

Participants in the Minot Police Department's Citizens Academy have an opportunity to see first-hand some of the equipment used by the Police Department, including the department's robot.

Senior Officer Aaron Moss is thankful for the support the Minot Poli...

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Posted on: April 3, 2019

City updates capital improvement plan

The Minot City Council approved a new, comprehensive capital improvement plan at its April 4 meeting.

City Engineer Lance Meyer, who presented the plan to council members in March, said as many as 800 hours of work went into creating the detailed document....

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Posted on: April 3, 2019

City adopting changes to liquor license renewals

The Minot City Council adopted changes on first reading to the city’s ordinances relating to alcoholic beverage sales license holders.

One major change will be the license period. Licenses have been issued on a fiscal year basis, running from Jul...

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Posted on: March 27, 2019

City of Minot yard waste collection sites are open

The City of Minot’s 10 yard waste collection sites are now 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 hauler...

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

Mechanics keep City equipment running despite cold weather

Donnie Ortmann is one of the City's mechanics who keeps a wide variety of equipment maintained and running.

No one will be happier when warm weather finally returns than Rick Duncan, Donnie Ortmann, Joe Cutaiar, Chris Willoughby, and Jerry Johnson.

The five...

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

HUD approves Minot using NDR funds to relocate City Hall

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has approved the City of Minot to move forward with relocating City Hall with the help of National Disaster Resilience funds.

“This project was part of Minot’s original action plan approve...

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Posted on: March 5, 2019

New HUD income guidelines mean more Minot residents could be eligible

The Department of Housing and Urban Development released its updated guidelines for low and moderate income programs, meaning more Minot residents will be eligible for assistance through the federal agency.

HUD updates its LMI eligibility guidelines every ...

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

Landfill is a busy place, even in winter

After it's dumped, trash is compacted with specialized equipment.

The City of Minot landfill is a busy place, even during the cold winter months.

There are approximately 250 trucks a day coming into the landfill, no matter what the temperature, according to...

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

HUD releases funds for Minot's downtown gathering place project

The City of Minot can proceed with the downtown gathering place after the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development accepted the project’s environmental review.

In approving the review, HUD sent an approval of Request for Release of Funds ...

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Posted on: February 19, 2019

United Airlines adding third daily flight between Minot, Denver

United Airlines has added a third daily round trip flight between Minot International Airport and Denver International Airport, boosting the number of daily seats available by 50 percent.

The new flight will begin June 6, but is already available for reser...

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Posted on: February 6, 2019

Mayor delivers message of 'Focus Forward'

Focus Forward.

That was Mayor Shaun Sipma’s message for the 2019 State of the City.

Following a crowded open house where members of the public mingled and sought information from City of Minot department leaders, Sipma discussed a wide variety of ...

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Posted on: February 6, 2019

Committee on Addiction names board members

The Minot Mayor’s Committee on Addiction has named seven directors to the board of a new recovery organization. The search for an executive director continues.

Scott Burlingame, Andrew Schultz, Sarah Bachmeier, Carolyn Engh, Mary Bauer, Kevin Per...

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

City's efforts to eliminate spot blight in the valley reach early milestone

In January, the City of Minot purchased two blighted valley properties in the continued effort to ensure the long-term stability and resilience of neighborhoods impacted by the 2011 Mouse River flood. The purchase of homes through the Spot Blight Program ...

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Posted on: January 10, 2019

Driver/operators play key role in Minot FD

Senior Firefighter Travis Elich (above) and Senior Firefighter Shane Gilliss (below) are two of the certified driver/operators with the Minot Fire Department. They're responsible for getting the crew and vehicle to the scene of an incident safely, and are...

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