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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

#Throwback Thursday

The Parker House

The Parker House was Minot’s first hotel. It was established in 1886 by Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Parker, parents of Clarence Parker. The hotel was in downtown Minot on Second Avenue. It was temporary home to many travelers and many of the buffalo...

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Posted on: July 2, 2018

#Throwback Thursday

This is actually my home in Eastwood Park. My wife, Pat, and I purchased the home about 35 years ago after moving back to Minot. In the summer we would always get people driving by our house. Many would stop and ask if they could see the inside as they ha...

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Posted on: July 2, 2018

Treating Minot's water is a lengthy process

Mark Paddock, superintendent at Minot’s water treatment plant, has a simple message when discussing the city’s municipal water supply.

“Our water is very safe to drink,” Paddock said. “We follow every state...

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Posted on: July 2, 2018

City of Minot seats new elected officials

Shaun Sipma was seated as mayor of Minot during a special City Council reorganization meeting on June 26.

At the same meeting, Mark Jantzer was chosen as City Council president, and Lisa Olson was named vice president. Both Jantzer and Olson were re-electe...

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Posted on: June 5, 2018

Mayor Barney: 'It truly has been an honor to serve'

On June 26, I will take part in a special reorganization Minot City Council meeting. It will be my final official act as Mayor of Minot.

While I’m excited to begin the next chapter of my life, I cannot move on without first taking a little time to reflect ...

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Posted on: June 5, 2018

#Throwback Thursday

Many have seen pictures of the horse-drawn wagons full of bones at the Minot depot.

Homesteaders and Native Americans on the Plains sold buffalo bones to agents for extra income. For many settlers, they needed to sell buffalo bones picked up on the prairie...

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Posted on: May 9, 2018

#Throwback Thursday

Bath houses were popular in Minot in the late 1800s and early 1900s

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, before the days of modern plumbing, bath houses were a popular business. Men would frequent them as needed, probably once a week or so. The bath houses m...

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