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Minot to celebrate National Public Works Week

The City of Minot will celebrate National Public Works Week May 16-22 with an open house at the Public Works building.

The open house is scheduled for next Thursday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Public Works building is located at 1025 31st St. SE. The department’s various pieces of large and small equipment will be on display, and employees will be available to answer questions from the public. Free hot dogs, chips and water will be served while supplies last.

A plow blade will be available for children to draw on, and coloring books, comic books and other prizes will be given away. A grand prize winner will be drawn, with the winner getting a ride to school in a city sanitation truck.

“This is an opportunity for us to share some of the things we do on a daily basis, and to let the public see first-hand the equipment we use on the job,” said Public Works Director Dan Jonasson. “There are so many different departments that make up Public Works, and our employees have many responsibilities. This open house allows us to showcase all of our departments.”

The American Public Works Association has sponsored National Public Works week since 1960 to educate the public on the importance of public works to their daily lives, including planning, building, managing and operating the heart of their local communities to improve everyday quality of life.

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