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Posted on: March 25, 2019

Minot fire, police departments investigating fire at emergency homeless shelter

The Minot Fire Department and the Minot Police Department are investigating the cause and origin of a suspicious fire that caused the temporary evacuation of several residents from an emergency homeless shelter.

The Fire Department responded at 4:11 p.m. o...

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Posted on: March 11, 2019

City of Minot working to thaw frozen water lines

The recent frigid weather continues to impact infrastructure in Minot, with numerous water service lines to businesses and residents reported frozen in the past few days.

City of Minot Public Works Director Dan Jonasson said Monday that approximately 16 ne...

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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: March 5, 2019

Minot Fire Department seeking help to keep hydrants clear

Removing the snow from around hydrants like this one could take firefighters several minutes, costing them precious time in an emergency situation. 

The Minot Fire Department is asking residents and business owners to help keep hydrants clear of s...

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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 7, 2019

Inadequate heating can lead to broken fire sprinkler lines

Frozen water pipes caused by frigid temperatures have become a primary reason for many recent Minot Fire Department responses. Because fire sprinklers are monitored for water flow, broken pipes trigger a chain of events that ultimately results in a Fire D...

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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 25, 2019

City moves forward with next step for Gathering Place project

The City of Minot today sent the completed Finding of No Significant Impact environmental review to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as the next step in moving forward with the downtown gathering space project.

If HUD accepts the City&a...

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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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Posted on: January 10, 2019

Rec Dept., Park District merger moving forward

The Minot City Council on Jan. 7 voted to direct City staff to move forward with a proposed merger between the City’s Recreation Department and the Minot Park District.

Under the proposal, the Minot Park District would take control of the Recreat...

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Posted on: January 10, 2019

Mayor's Committee on Addiction making changes in 2019

The Mayor’s Committee on Addiction is making some big changes for 2019.

The committee, formed in 2017 under former Minot Mayor Chuck Barney, is seeking to hire an executive director who will report to the Recovery Organization Inc. board of direc...

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Posted on: January 4, 2019

Minot Fun Zone moves to MSU air dome on Wednesdays

The Minot Fun Zone will be held in Minot State University’s air-supported dome on Wednesdays between Jan. 9 and Feb. 27.

The Fun Zone is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon. It will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Armory, locate...

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Posted on: December 6, 2018

Employee retention efforts paying off for City

Efforts by the City of Minot to improve employee retention are proving to be successful, according to information provided at the Dec. 3 City Council meeting by City Manager Tom Barry.

In 2017, the City’s turnover rate was 14.87 percent. That tra...

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Posted on: December 5, 2018

Council approves limited landfill expansion

Members of the Minot City Council voted 4-3 at their Dec. 3 meeting to move ahead with a plan to partially expand the current City landfill while immediately beginning to study the potential of moving the landfill to a new location.

The council voted to al...

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Posted on: December 6, 2018

Construction season coming to an end

U.S. 83 Bypass

The City of Minot was notified recently that four-laning the U.S. Highway 83 bypass is on the North Dakota Department of Transportation’s project schedule for 2019. If everything remains on schedule, the City expects the project to...

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Posted on: December 4, 2018

Minot FD makes promotions, introduces new recruits

The Minot Fire Department welcomed seven new recruits and announced a number of promotions on Nov. 30.

The 2018 recruit class includes firefighters JayDee Bach, Hannah Hamilton, Hans Kristiansen, Dillon Lakefield, Kyle McFadden, Charles Shoemaker, and Bran...

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

Downtown Minot project wins fourth major award

The three-year Downtown Minot Infrastructure project recently won its fourth major award, this time being named the Project of the Year for cities over 5,000 in population by the North Dakota American Public Works Association (NDAPWA).

Of all projects buil...

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