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Posted on: January 15, 2019

City offices closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday

City of Minot offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday, including City Hall, Public Works, and the Engineering Department.

The Minot Public Library will be open regular hours of 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on the...

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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: November 8, 2018

Bidding process follows strict guidelines

The public bidding process that cities must follow is necessary to insure that public funds are spent in the most efficient manner possible. That’s why City of Minot officials welcome the transparency and scrutiny that comes with the open biddin...

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Posted on: November 29, 2018

City ice rinks set to open Dec. 15

The City of Minot’s public ice rinks are scheduled to open Dec. 15, weather permitting.

All rinks are supervised. They are located at:

  • Roosevelt – 619 9th St NE: Hockey & pleasure rinks
  • Polaris Park – 712 26th Ave NW: Hockey...
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Posted on: December 4, 2018

Minot firefighters earn Heartsaver Hero awards

Capt. Devin Walter, Senior Firefighter Travis Elich, Firefighter Jason West, and Senior Firefighter Philip Anderson were honored with the Heartsaver Hero award from the American Heart Association. 

Four members of the Minot Fire Department and thr...

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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

Mayor unveils Adopt a Sidewalk program

Minot Mayor Shaun Sipma unveiled a new program at the Dec. 3 City Council meeting aimed at improving the walkability in Minot neighborhoods.

Sipma unveiled details of the Adopt a Sidewalk Program, with a goal of removing snow from sidewalks on property own...

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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: November 5, 2018

City launches final environmental review step for gathering place

The City of Minot is in the final stages of completing the environmental review process for the proposed downtown gathering place project.

Mayor Shaun Sipma has signed the required Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), which shows that no environmental...

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

Sipma issues Mayor's Youth Challenge for 2019 State of the City event

Mayor Shaun Sipma has encouraged Minot’s youth to be part of the 2019 State of the City event by issuing his Mayor’s Youth Challenge during the Minot City Council meeting Monday night.

“The State of the City is an opportunity to communicate directly with t...

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Posted on: November 1, 2018

SHPO clears Minot to move forward with gathering place project

The City of Minot has received approval from the North Dakota State Historic Preservation Officer to proceed with the downtown gathering place project. The approval means the City will have no restrictions on the uses and disposition of the property and b...

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Posted on: November 6, 2018

Broadway, Bypass projects nearing completion

U.S. 83 Broadway Bridge Viaduct Replacement

All four lanes will soon be open to traffic on the Broadway Bridges, with the grinding finished on the concrete surface, the street lights in place, intersection signals being worked on late last week, and the re...

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Posted on: October 30, 2018

City installs new bus ticket vending machine

The City of Minot has installed a new transit bus ticket vending machine at the Minot Municipal Auditorium to make the system more accessible and convenient for passengers.

“Minot is the first city in North Dakota to install this type of technolo...

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Posted on: October 18, 2018

HUD report shows Minot a leader among NDR grantees

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has released its two-year expenditure analysis for the 13 National Disaster Resilience grantees, and reports that Minot ranks second in progress toward becoming a more resilient city.

Springfield, Mass.,...

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Posted on: October 2, 2018

Landfill study results to be presented

Jason Sorenson, Minot’s assistant director of Public Works, said a site analysis and a cost analysis of moving the city’s landfill operation to a new location are complete, and the results will soon be presented to the public and the M...

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Posted on: October 2, 2018

New technology changing law enforcement

The job of the modern police officer is changing. Nowhere is that more evident than in the technology used by today’s law enforcement agencies.

The Minot Police Department is not immune to those changes.

While changing technology does offer new me...

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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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Posted on: October 2, 2018

Council approves 2019 budget

The Minot City Council approved the 2019 City budget on second reading at a special council meeting on Sept. 26. The approved budget of $179,931,375 calls for 129.26 mills. Property taxes account for only 14.79 percent of the 2019 budget.

The mill increase...

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