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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Council approves Harold Stewart as next City Manager

The Minot City Council officially hired Harold Stewart II as the next City Manager after approving a contract during a special meeting on Friday.

Stewart comes to Minot from Warrensburg, Mo., where he has been the city manager. He was chosen from an origin...

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

Mayor signs temporary changes to liquor licensing regulations

Mayor Shaun Sipma signed two temporary emergency orders on Wednesday to assist local alcoholic beverage license holders in dealing with business model changes due to COVID-19.

Emergency Order 2020-3 permits supper club licensees to sell beer and wine off-s...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: November 18, 2020

City to begin using brine to help with snow removal

The City's new brine facility can store up to 10,000 gallons of solution.

It’s a learning process.

That’s how City of Minot Street Superintendent Kevin Braaten describes using the City’s new brine facility, which will ...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: November 18, 2020

Number of zombie homes dwindling

Another of Minot’s zombie homes left by the 2011 flood was removed this week. The structure at 114 7th St NW was razed by a demolition contractor. Asbestos abatement was completed early in the week, and the structure was removed on Nov. 18.

The process to ...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: November 18, 2020

Council approves purchase of Wells Fargo building

The Minot City Council voted 5-2 at its Nov. 16 meeting to purchase the former Wells Fargo building in downtown Minot, taking a major step in moving City Hall to a new location.

The Council agreed to a purchase price of $2.608 million. The current City ass...

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

'I'm so glad we were there'

Paige Wilkie believes in fate – especially after the events of Nov. 10.

Wilkie and her best friend, Madison Johnson, assisted an elderly woman in evacuating from her home in southwest Minot on Tuesday after noticing smoke coming from the garage.

W...

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

Sanitation employee wins safe driving award

Shawn Danielson of the City of Minot’s sanitation department has been named Public Safety Hero of the Year by Safe Fleet/Fleetmind, an organization that promotes safe driving behavior across North America.

Danielson has worked in the City&rsq...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: November 12, 2020

City Council votes to offer City Manager job to Harold Stewart

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The Minot City Council voted unanimously Thursday to offer the position of City Manager to Harold L. Stewart II.

The Council will present a formal offer to Stewart on Friday. He is the current city manager in Warrensburg, Mo. 

Stewart, Shawn Heness...

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

Volunteers help resident exit safely as fire damages home, garage

Volunteers from Meals on Wheels helped an elderly resident in southwest Minot exit her home safely Tuesday as her residence and garage suffered smoke and fire damage.

After arriving at the residence at 2000 1st Ave. SW for a meal delivery, the volunteers r...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: November 3, 2020

Construction projects nearing completion

Several large construction projects are near completion, with multiple impacted roadways scheduled to be open to vehicle traffic soon.

Flood project: The final lift of asphalt on Fourth Street and Railway Avenue was completed this week. Fourth Ave...

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

Broadway corridor study gathering public input

The City of Minot has begun the next phase of its Broadway corridor study by seeking public input on issues and concerns with the busiest roadway in the community.

City Engineer Lance Meyer presented information about the ongoing study to the City Council ...

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

Council supports appeal of FEMA flood maps

The Minot City Council on Oct. 19 approved an appeal of flood insurance risk maps created by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which would help reduce the number of structures in the 100-year flood plain.

In December 2019, FEMA submitted its final F...

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

Gazebo project finished at Rosehill Cemetery

It started as a simple idea: To create a spot in Rosehill Cemetery where visitors could sit and relax.

“Just a place to sit and take a load off for visitors or for people who like to walk through the cemetery,” said Rosehill superintend...

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

Council directs Mayor to issue citywide Mask Mandate

Masks Required - female wearing a mask with bold font

Mayor Shaun Sipma signed a declaration for a citywide mask mandate, effective immediately, after the City Council directed the mayor’s action Monday night by a 5-2 vote.

 

The mandate requires anyone within the City of Minot city limits t...

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Posted on: October 19, 2020

Airport operations manager Stoddard earns national accreditation

Deanna Stoddard, airport operations manager at Minot International Airport, has earned the Accredited Airport Executive distinction from the American Association of Airport Executives.

Stoddard completed three phases of the accreditation process, including...

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

Firefighters reflect on their journey to Oregon

Capt. Casey Meadows             Senior FF John Hanson         Senior FF Jason West         Senior FF Will DeCoteau

Capt. Casey Mea...

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City of Minot News Flash
Posted on: September 24, 2020

Mayor announces video contest to select Citizen of the Year

Minot Mayor Shaun Sipma wants to recognize a Citizen of the Year – and he’s looking for help from the public for nominations.

As part of the 2021 State of the City event, Sipma is encouraging residents to nominate someone they believe d...

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

Gap financing program expands eligibility

More Minot residents and neighborhoods are now eligible to participate in a gap financing program designed to assist low/moderate income residents in Minot who were impacted by the 2011 flood.

The program, funded by Housing and Urban Development’...

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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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