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Posted on: December 4, 2019

PD introduces major technology upgrades

Some officers have begun using these hand-held devices and portable printers when issuing tickets for parking violations and traffic violations.

The City of Minot’s Police Department is in the process of making a couple of major upgrades in tech...

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Posted on: December 4, 2019

City reduces employee turnover rate

The City of Minot has drastically reduced its employee turnover rate in the past two years, cutting the rate nearly in half.

City Manager Tom Barry reported the following statistics to the City Council on Dec. 2:

End of 2017: Turnover rate 14.8 percent, 17 ...

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Posted on: November 19, 2019

Council OKs 2 a.m. bar closing time

Liquor establishments in Minot now have the choice to remain open until 2 a.m. after the Minot City Council adopted an ordinance change at its Nov. 18 meeting.

The Council voted 4-3 to push back the required closing time for bars as allowed by state law. C...

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Posted on: November 19, 2019

Walter named new FD training captain

Capt. Devin Walter hasn’t officially started his duties as the training captain for the Minot Fire Department, but he’s already getting an idea of the work that’s coming his way.

“I’m getting a lot of email...

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Posted on: November 20, 2019

Small fire in Beaver Ridge extinguished by sprinklers

A small fire in the Beaver Ridge Apartments located at 1100 North Broadway resulted in minor water damage to one part of the building.

The fire on Tuesday evening triggered the building’s fire suppression system, which quickly extinguished the fl...

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

'This isn't just a job, it's a lifestyle'

Austin Burns (left) has been the Minot Fire Department's training captain for two years.

Capt. Austin Burns has learned a lot during his two years as training captain for the Minot Fire Department – especially about himself.

“It&rsqu...

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

Police Chief Olson announces retirement

Minot Police Chief Jason Olson will retire in early 2020 after more than 31 years of service with the Minot Police Department.

Olson was appointed chief on April 14, 2012. His final day will be Jan. 31, 2020.

“Jason has been a true leader and role...

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Posted on: October 23, 2019

Burns named top FD instructor in ND

Capt. Austin Burns (right) will end his two years as training captain in December.

Capt. Austin Burns of the Minot Fire Department has been named the instructor of the year by the North Dakota Firefighter’s Association.

“It’s t...

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Posted on: October 22, 2019

City preps for winter weather

Employees with the City of Minot street department work on installing a snow gate on a leased blade before this year's early October snow storm.

An October snowstorm gave the City of Minot street department an early wakeup call that winter was on its way, ...

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Posted on: October 22, 2019

Residents share views on recycling

Minot residents let the City Council know how they felt about a potential curbside recycling program at a meeting Oct. 21.

The results were mixed. Most residents who spoke were in favor of creating a curbside recycling program, for reasons ranging from bei...

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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 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: 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 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 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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