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Posted on: October 1, 2019

'If you have a dream, do it'

JayDee Bach has packed a lot of living into less than 20 years of life.

One of 11 home-schooled siblings. Entered the workforce at the age of 12. Graduated high school at the age of 18, with two years of college classes already completed. Youngest firefigh...

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

Gathering space focus turns to new site

The Minot City Council is moving forward with the proposed gathering space project, but voted at its Oct. 7 meeting to begin discussion of purchasing property along Broadway that belongs to Trinity Health.

The City had been working with landowners to purch...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

Work continues on Minot levee system

Finishing work continues on the levees in southwest Minot near the new Perkett Pump Station. The path on top of the levee should be open for public use by the end of October. 

Minot is home to 22 miles of levees, which have been constructed to pre...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

Construction continues on multiple projects

Flood control Phase MI-1: The contractor has focused this season on building the Broadway Pump Station, erecting the majority of the nearly 2,000 linear feet of floodwalls and completing the majority of the underground work needed to reroute and/or upsize...

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Posted on: September 16, 2019

Minot apartment complex damaged after stove top fire

An apartment complex in northwest Minot suffered water damage Sunday on all three floors of the building after a stove top fire caused by overheated cooking grease.

The Minot Fire Department responded to 1250 27th Ave NW at 6:56 p.m. for a stove top fire i...

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Posted on: September 4, 2019

New committee will focus on nuisances

Brian Billingsley

A new committee that includes City of Minot representatives and other local agencies will be tasked with improving the process to handle nuisance complaints.

The committee will include representatives from several City of Minot departments...

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Posted on: September 4, 2019

'I feel like I can make a difference'

Officially, Margie Zietz is the code enforcement officer for the City of Minot. But let’s be real: Zietz is the complaint lady.

And that means she deals with hundreds of nuisance complaints, ranging from abandoned vehicles to dangerous vacant bui...

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Posted on: September 4, 2019

Construction not slowing down yet

Flood control Phase MI-2-3: The Perkett storm pump station pumps were successfully tested in August. The three pumps are capable of moving 15,000 gallons per minute. Two lanes of head-to-head traffic will be reopened on 16th Street NW in early September.

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Posted on: August 30, 2019

More sidewalks added under Safe Routes to School project

The neighborhood surrounding Washington Elementary School was the focus of Minot's Safe Routes to School work in 2019.

The City of Minot continues to improve walkability and accessibility in the community through the federally funded Safe Routes to School ...

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Posted on: August 21, 2019

Fog sealing: What is it?

Hillcrest Drive in northeast Minot was chip sealed this summer using the fog sealing process, leaving the roadway with the look of asphalt.

Crews working to chip seal roads in Minot is a common sight every summer, this year included. But residents might no...

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Posted on: August 21, 2019

Retaining wall project moving forward

A project to replace retaining walls near City Hall and the Minot Municipal Auditorium received the green light at a recent Minot City Council meeting.

The Council approved an engineering proposal for the $4.7 million project after expressing concern that ...

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Posted on: August 22, 2019

2020 budget process continues

The Minot City Council’s budget question and answer session as part of the Council’s regular meeting on Aug. 19 was the next step in approving the budget for 2020.

Members of the City Council took the opportunity to ask questions about ...

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Posted on: August 21, 2019

City outlines new timeline for FEMA flood maps

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s flood risk maps for Minot and Ward County would become effective in February 2021 under a new timeline discussed at a recent Minot City Council meeting.

City Manager Tom Barry outlined the new timeline du...

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Posted on: August 21, 2019

NDR: Where we've been, where we're going

City of Minot officials updated residents on the progress made with $74.3 million awarded in 2016 through the Housing and Urban Development’s National Disaster Resilience Competition.

City Manager Tom Barry told the crowd at the City’s ...

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Posted on: August 7, 2019

Keeping Minot's sewer systems clean can be a dirty job

Mark Espe and Adrian Iglesias are responsible for cleaning the City's storm sewer system.

Crews in 2017 discovered a 130-ton fatberg in London’s sewer system, a gigantic rock-solid mass of sanitary products, flushable wipes, oil, grease, and cooking fat th...

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

City receives APWA 2019 Public Works Project of the Year award

The City of Minot’s Downtown Infrastructure Improvements Project was recently selected as a recipient of the American Public Works Association’s 2019 Public Works Project of the Year Award for infrastructure projects publicly developed...

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Posted on: August 5, 2019

PD calls for service trending slightly higher than 2018

Calls for service to the Minot Police Department are trending slightly ahead of 2018, according to Minot Police Chief Jason Olson.

Olson updated members of the City Council on crime-related statistics during the July 15 meeting. Currently, calls for servic...

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Posted on: August 5, 2019

Council approves new buyout areas

The Minot City Council approved two new buyout areas for the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Plan at its July 15 meeting.

The buyout areas, known as Area 6 and Area 6A, includes properties south of Central Avenue between 14th and 16th Street Southeas...

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Posted on: August 5, 2019

Airport welcomes FAA grant

The Minot International Airport recently welcomed an Airport Improvement Grant of more than $2 million from the Federal Aviation Administration.

The funds will be used for two projects, according to Airport Director Rick Feltner.

The total of $2,164,500 rep...

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Posted on: July 2, 2019

Airport completes major emergency exercise

The Minot International Airport completed a major emergency exercise on June 12, with help from a wide variety of area agencies.

Deanna Stoddard, airport operations manager, said the Federal Aviation Administration requires the airport to complete a full-s...

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Posted on: June 5, 2019

'We're trying to help keep your animal safe'

To Bobby Roberts and Mary Lovro, there’s no such thing as “just an animal,” and that belief serves them well in their job as the City of Minot’s animal control officers.

“If it’s ‘just a...

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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: 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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