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  • Minot to host legislators to discuss hub city funding
  • Bids opened for first phases of flood control project
  • City explores options for downtown gathering space
  • Traffic flowing again on Burdick Expressway East
  • New seating at Auditorium, artifical turf installed on 2 softball fields
  • #Throwback Thursday

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Nov. 9: SRJB, 4 p.m., Minot Auditorium
Nov. 10: Veterans Day: City offices closed
Nov. 23: Thanksgiving: City offices closed
Nov. 28: Committee of the whole, 4:15 p.m., Council chambers
Nov. 29: Committee of the Whole, 4:15 p.m., Council Chambers
Dec. 4: Regular City Council meeting, 6:30 p.m., Council Chambers

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November
2017
Bids opened for first phases of flood protection
Mouse River - 4th Ave Updates
Watch a flyover of plans for Phase 1 of the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project. Click here to watch video.
Construction scheduled to start in spring of 2018
The first phase of the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Plan, which includes floodwalls along Fourth Avenue NE, will be rebid in November due to legal concerns. At the bid opening on Oct. 25, there was an apparent low general bid and a low combined bid from different contractors, but there was no bid on the mechanical portion of the project. State law does not allow the low combined bidder to obtain the contract unless the low combined bid is less than the sum of the total separate bids, which means there was no definitive low bidder. As a result, the phase will be rebid, with the second round of bids scheduled to be opened on Nov. 29 at 11 a.m. at City Hall. Read More..
This section of Fourth Avenue Northeast will be realigned as part of Phase 1 of the flood protection project to protect the city of Minot.
Working to build a resilient neighborhood
Over the past several weeks, several milestones have been met in the Single-Family Affordable Housing Program including an RFP for available lots, draft plan book, gap financing criteria and executed sub-recipient agreement. More Information...
Minot to host legislators to discuss hub city status
Members of the North Dakota Legislature’s Energy Development and Transmission Committee will visit Minot in late November as part of the committee’s tour of North Dakota cities to discuss hub city funding, oil-impacted development and infrastructure needs. More Information...
City studies options for downtown gathering space
The City of Minot has expanded its list of potential sites for a downtown gathering space. Robert Davis, planning director and chief resilience officer for the City of Minot, said that after a lengthy study of 40 blocks in the downtown area, two new sites have been added to the previous site near Broadway. The Minot City Council approved holding public meetings on Dec. 5 and Dec. 14 on the issue. More Information...
City makes minor updates to snow removal plan

The City of Minot won’t be significantly altering its snow removal plan after conducting a review of its snow removal policies following the 2016-17 winter, although the Public Works Department will be working to improve communication with the public during snow events. Jason Sorenson, assistant public works director for the City of Minot, said following last winter, his department did an internal review and contacted a number of other cities, including ones in North Dakota, Montana and South Dakota, to discuss their snow removal efforts. More Information...

All of the concrete needed for the driving surface of the Broadway Bridge was placed in the past few weeks.
Construction projects wrapping up 2017 work
Work on the Broadway Bridge is coming to an end for the construction season, with the new bridge anticipated to be open to traffic by the end of November. Crews have finished installing new artificial turf on two softball fields at the South Hill Softball Complex. Read More..
New artificial turf fields have been installed at the Eagles and KC fields at Minot's South Hill complex.
City of Minot officials welcomed members of the North Dakota Department of Transportation on Nov. 9 to officially reopen a six-block stretch of Burdick Expressway East.

Burdick Expressway East reopens to traffic
A six-block stretch of Burdick Expressway East reopened to traffic on Nov. 9 following the substantial completion of a major construction project. Burdick Expressway from 9th Street NE to 15th Street NE was upgraded over the summer, including new water lines, new sewer pipes and new storm sewer lines. Read More..
November City Council recap:
The Minot City Council approved an ordinance prohibiting bow hunting on City-owned land within city limits. The original ordinance was intended to ban bow hunting completely within city limits, but alderman Shaun Sipma made a motion changing the wording to instead ban bow hunting only on city-owned land. More details...
November City Council
Watch the most recent City Council meeting
From the City Manager's desk...
In his monthly report to the Minot City Council, City Manager Tom Barry discussed new developments with the downtown parking structures in Minot, and provided updates on what's happening in the various departments at the City of Minot. Watch Tom's presentation...

New seating installed in Minot Auditorium
The Minot Municipal Auditorium has a new look after new seating was installed in the arena's upper sections. The new blue seats match the bleacher-style seating in the lower level. More details...

Coming together to renew our river culture
The Friends of the Souris River will host a get-together at the Blue Rider on Nov. 19 to allow attendees the opportunity to volunteer for a specific role with Friends of the Souris River, lending their skills to help the group plan and implement its activities for next year. These outdoor activities will promote the river as a place for safe recreation. The event is open to the public and starts at 6 p.m. Food will be provided. More details...
#ThrowbackThursday
By David Lehner
Stories from the Prohibition Days:
As reported earlier, the original area of illicit activity was on 1st Street SW (Reishus Avenue), south of Central Avenue. This area also the future home of Harry’s Tire Service, known back then as Pop Shaw’s Garage. The garage was on the main floor and the basement, There was a bowling alley on the second floor. The third floor was a gambling den and after hours night club. The garage was next to what is now Bremer Bank, and had an elevator. More history...
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