Projects contribute to quality of life in Minot, area

Three quality of life projects in the city of Minot are culminating – or a major portion of a project – within recent days.

Last Sunday, Trinity Health relocated its hospital services, including the Emergency Trauma Center, from downtown Minot to the new Healthcare Campus and Medical District in the southwest part of the city. The move culminated hundreds of hours of planning and training. More than 14 Minot and area ambulances took part in moving patients. Many individuals were also part of the transition. Many healthcare providers also have moved into the new Medical Office Building on the new campus.

The Magic City Discovery Center on North Hill was dedicated a week ago. On Friday, the children’s museum officially opened to the public to experience the various exhibits.

Roosevelt Park Zoo celebrated the grand opening of the new Amur leopard habitat with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday. The leopard habitat culminates the third and final phase of the big cat projects (African lion habitat in 2019 and Amur tiger habitat in 2020) at the zoo.

All of these are major projects taking several years to complete and with many individuals, businesses and organizations stepping forward to provide funds to help make the projects a reality in the Minot community.

There’s more to come for Minot.

Construction has already begun on the new Minot North High School, a 9-12 high school, to open in fall 2024 on North Hill. Minot High School-Magic City Campus is being renovated into a 9-12 high school and MHS-Central Campus will become a third in-town middle school.

Earlier this week, architecture students from North Dakota State University, Fargo, presented designs of their vision for downtown Minot, including a new grocery, parks, hotels and apartments, to the Minot Area Chamber EDC and other Minot representatives.

Other projects, some not as large as these, are under way, and others will be in the future to contribute to the quality of life in the Magic City and area.

We commend those who are looking ahead to Minot’s present and future.


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