Year in Review

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Mayor Chuck Barney, right speaks at a news conference with now former city manager Lee Staab, left, last January to discuss Minot’s award of $74.3 million in the National Disaster Resilience Competition.

#9 — Minot wins $74.3 million in resiliency competition

The city of Minot started off the year with big news when it was awarded $74.3 million in the National Disaster Resilience Competition. Sens. John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp made the announcement Jan. 19. Minot was one of 13 communities selected from 40 applicants to receive the award. The ...

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A jogger takes a break to check his cell phone on a beautiful fall day in Minot.

#10 — 2016 wonderful weather year

Statistically, 2016 was one of the nicest weather years in North Dakota history. Statistics aside, anyone who has lived in North Dakota for a few years knew it was a very unusual year. It was so unusual that the sound of lawnmowers replaced the chugging of snowblowers, many of which saw little ...