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Posted on: November 16, 2018

City of Minot compost sites closed for season

The City of Minot’s 10 compost sites are now closed for the season.

The City’s sanitation crews do not collect yard waste curbside. Residents using City sanitation services can bring yard waste to the City of Minot landfill for free. Th...

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Posted on: November 15, 2018

Broadway Bridge fully open to traffic

State and local officials cut the official ribbon today, as all four lanes of the new US 83/Broadway Bridge are open to full north and south traffic this week. The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) Director Tom Sorel and Minot Mayor Shaun ...

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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 9, 2018

Downtown Improvement Project named NDAPWA Project of the Year

pouring of concrete downtown

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 bui...

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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

Construction season nearing an end

U.S. 83 Broadway Bridge Viaduct Replacement

The project is on schedule to reach substantial completion Nov. 1. Crews will continue to work seven days a week through October. As a reminder, drivers should be aware of changing traffic conditions in the area ...

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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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Posted on: September 20, 2018

First Minot resident takes advantage of Resilient Homebuyer's Program

Minot resident Bryan Juenger (right) and Minot Mayor Shaun Sipma (left) shake hands after completing paperwork with the Resilient Homebuyer Program that was established through the National Disaster Resilience Program. Kim Whitish of North Dakota Guaranty...

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Posted on: September 18, 2018

League of Cities names Minot as 2018 City of the Year

Left to right: Blake Crosby, NDLC Executive Director; Katie Andersen, NDLC Past President; Kevin Ternes, Minot City Assessor; Mark Jantzer, Minot City Council President; Shannon Straight, Minot City Council member; Josh Wolsky, Minot City Council member; ...

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Posted on: September 6, 2018

Upcoming budget meetings open to public

There are several upcoming opportunities for members of the public to provide input before the City of Minot budget for 2019 is approved.

The City Council will hold a special public hearing on Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m. in Council chambers for the budget&rs...

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Posted on: August 31, 2018

Neighbor Next Door program successful

Minot Mayor Shaun Sipma recently signed paperwork to complete the Neighbor Next Door property sales.

The City of Minot’s new Neighbor Next Door initiative has successfully assisted in the sale of 15 properties.

John Zakian, Minot’s Disas...

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Posted on: August 31, 2018

Broadway Bridge deck to be poured in mid-September

U.S. 83 Broadway Bridge Viaduct Replacement

Crews are on target to begin placing concrete for the new bridge deck around the middle of September. Project coordinators will work with Minot State University to organize MSU’s Homecoming Parade use t...

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Posted on: September 5, 2018

Minot’s first NDR-supported housing project complete

Park South Apartments, the City of Minot’s first affordable housing rehabilitation project supported by the National Disaster Resilience (NDR) Program, is complete.

The apartment building is one of the first projects in the country completed betw...

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Posted on: August 7, 2018

Preliminary 2019 budget set at $179.9 million

Minot City Manager Tom Barry presented the City Council with a $179,931,375 million preliminary budget for 2019 at the Council’s regular meeting on Aug. 6. The 2018 budget was $142.7 million.

The proposed 2019 budget calls for 129.26 mills. The m...

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Posted on: August 7, 2018

3D printing a big hit at Minot Public Library

Ask Pam Carswell about 3D printing, and the Minot Public Library’s Teen Librarian breaks into a broad smile.

“It’s been very popular with kids, but we’re also getting more adults using the printer, too,” sh...

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Posted on: August 8, 2018

Construction projects making progress

U.S. 83 Broadway Bridge Viaduct Replacement

The U.S. 83/Broadway Bridge replacement project will hit an important milestone in early August, as the contractor is placing 40 girders on top of the piers and abutments on the site, forming the bottom layer of ...

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Posted on: August 9, 2018

City must provide basic services

The City of Minot’s proposed budget for 2019 continues to fund the essential services that Minot residents have come to expect, with basic services that must be maintained to ensure the daily lives of residents aren’t negatively impact...

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Posted on: July 19, 2018

HUD approves City of Minot's substantial amendment request

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has approved the City of Minot’s substantial amendment request, allowing the City to use up to $2.5 million to acquire and demolish property plus complete site restoration for a downtown gathe...

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Posted on: July 12, 2018

Minot FD welcomes $20,000 grant from Farm Credit Services

Farm Credit Services CEO Claude Sem, Minot Fire Department Chief Kelli Flermoen, Farm Credit Services Minot branch manager Dean Ziegler, Farm Credit Services board member Clara Sue Price, and Minot Fire Department Capt. Glen Hardy.

The Minot Fire Departmen...

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Posted on: July 9, 2018

What goes into your property assessment?

Damon Druse takes notes during a recent home inspection.

Damon Druse knows just about every address in the city of Minot by heart. He’s probably visited most of the addresses for his job as the assistant city assessor for the City of Minot.

On a m...

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Posted on: July 6, 2018

Minot's bike patrol officers hit the streets

Officers Zach Peppelman (left) and Alex Nelson are two of the Minot Police Department bike patrol officers this summer.

It’s summer, and you know what that means. Yep, the Minot Police Department’s Bike Patrol Unit is back on the streets.

Minot currently ha...

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Posted on: July 6, 2018

Treating Minot's water is a lengthy process

The Minot Water Treatment Plant is undergoing a $26 million expansion that will more than double the facility's daily treatment capacity. 

Mark Paddock, superintendent at Minot’s water treatment plant, has a simple message when discussin...

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Posted on: July 6, 2018

Work continues on flood control, treatment plant expansion

The former Home Sweet Home building was moved across Fourth Avenue in late June as part of ongoing work with the flood protection project.

U.S. 83 Bypass

Crews have begun driving steel pilings for the new bridge over the Souris River. The new bridge will ma...

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Posted on: June 5, 2018

Calls for service rising for Minot PD, Fire Department

Life continues at a hectic pace for the members of the Minot Fire Department and the Minot Police Department, even as the economy in the Minot area has slowed a bit in the last couple of years and the city’s estimated population has declined sli...

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Posted on: June 5, 2018

Minot PD has highest percentage of female officers in N.D.

Sgt. Krista Mattice and Sgt. Shannon Lackey are proud to be members of the Minot Police Department. They’re even prouder that their department has the highest percentage of female officers of any department in North Dakota.

“It helps th...

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Posted on: June 6, 2018

Recycling in Minot: What's next in the process?

Creating a City of Minot recycling program has drawn public support for the past few years, but no program exists yet.

Where is the City at in the process of developing a recycling program? Jason Sorenson, assistant public works director, said the idea has...

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Posted on: June 5, 2018

Major construction project making progress

Phases 1-3 of flood control

Work on the Phase MI-1 Fourth Avenue flood protection project in May focused primarily on the excavation that is needed to build the Broadway Pump Station (pictured above). Located at the corner of Broadway and Fourth Avenue, th...

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Posted on: May 29, 2018

Minot approved as one of 25 Opportunity Zone communities in N.D.

The City of Minot is one of 25 North Dakota communities approved for an Opportunity Zone as part of a new tax incentive program through the U.S. Department of Treasury.

Minot’s Opportunity Zone includes the downtown business district.

This new tax...

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Posted on: May 9, 2018

FEMA flood risk maps changing

Homeowners in the Souris River valley will get more than a year before a federal flood insurance mandate takes effect thanks to City leadership and its partners.

The City of Minot, its consultants, and Ward County have successfully lobbied Federal Emergenc...

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Posted on: May 9, 2018

Building permits, inspections focus on safety

As the Building Official for the City of Minot, Mitch Flanagan is a firm believer in the need for building permits and inspections, for one simple reason: Safety.

“You take it for granted nowadays that buildings you walk into are safe. That&r...

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Posted on: May 9, 2018

Minot to submit substantial amendment for gathering space

The City of Minot has prepared a substantial amendment which it will submit to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development after the 30-day public comment closes as it seeks to spend up to $2.5 million to acquire property needed for a downtown ga...

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Posted on: April 5, 2018

City unveils new GIS system

City Engineer Lance Meyer presented the City of Minot’s new Geographic Information System (GIS) website during the Committee of the Whole meeting on March 28.

Meyer said the new website uses industry-standard software and technology, and will all...

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