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Progress

Challenges and changes

GARRISON – The coronavirus pandemic didn’t restrict itself to city limits or county lines. It was evident all across North Dakota, in communities large and small and place in between. Krause’s SuperValu has a store here and locations in Hazen and Washburn. All three stores were ...

Grocers meet COVID-19 guidelines

Pandemic or not, people need a reliable food supply. That means making trips to the supermarket and interacting with numerous other people. Grocers reacted quickly to insure as safe a shopping environment as possible. Protective plexiglass shields were erected as a precaution against the ...

Police and the pandemic

Even in the midst of a pandemic, police must necessarily continue to protect and patrol. Coping with COVID-19 became a priority to insure that enough police remained healthy so that there was no lack of law enforcement in the City of Minot. First year Police Chief John Klug had just taken ...

Years of development

Minot, in the valley of the Souris River, or the Mouse as some prefer to call it, got its name through the influence of the Great Northern Railway “Empire Builder” James J. Hill whose railroad pushed through this area in the late 1880s as it moved westward. The city was named after a ...

A gem in the Minot community

“Minot is to have a zoo. This will delight the youngsters and some of the older boys and girls as well,” the Ward County Independent newspaper in Minot reported in April 1914. Roosevelt Park Zoo is the oldest public zoo in the state of North Dakota The history of the zoo dates back to ...

Railroads help make thriving communities

“Empire Builder” James J. Hill’s Great Northern Railway ended its push through northern Dakota Territory for the winter in 1886 after having difficulty constructing a trestle across a coulee west of today’s city of Minot. When construction halted on the railroad, a tent town sprang up ...

People of the Plains

The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation (Three Affiliated Tribes) of the Fort Berthold Reservation in western North Dakota and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa on the Turtle Mountain Reservation in northern North Dakota are among five federally recognized tribes and one Indian community ...

Minot AFB getting set for the future

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – Minot Air Force Base has come a long way since July 14, 1955, when people gathered north of Minot for a groundbreaking ceremony for the nation’s newest military installation. Sixty-five years later, the Minot base is the Department of Defense’s only dual-wing, ...

Making good progress

The hospital and clinic under construction in southwest Minot make up one of the more impressive building projects in the city in some time. A $520 million investment by the time it opens, the Trinity Health medical complex broke ground in the fall of 2018 and construction is expected to finish ...

Flood protection progress

Construction on the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project will be making additional progress in 2021, particularly for Burlington and the Tierrecita Vallejo Subdivision. Ryan Ackerman, administrator for the Souris River Joint Board (SRJB), said funding is in place to advance flood ...

From bridges to beaches

A pandemic and concerns about funding haven’t stopped construction in the Minot region. “For us, construction has been strong,” said Dave Schwengler, Minot office manager for Houston Engineering. “The past year was a good year for construction. That was one of the industries that kept ...

More eateries coming

A new building going up along Fourth Avenue Northwest on the west side of Broadway will be providing additional dining and retail options in Minot by summer. Jersey Mike’s Subs and Noodles & Company are slated to locate in the building, along with a still to be announced retail ...

Construction booming at Fort Berthold

Three schools on the Fort Berthold Reservation have been getting upgrades. White Shield, Mandaree and Twin Buttes have projects either being completed or initiated in 2021. White Shield students began taking classes in their new school about 2-¢ years ago, but there’s still work being ...

Grand opening for new MHA Nation Interpretive Center set for May 19

NEW TOWN – The new MHA Nation Interpretive Center will tell the story of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation on the Fort Berthold Reservation. A grand opening celebration of the new center is set for May 19. The center is located near the Earth Lodge Village west of New ...

Creating labor jobs

North Dakota labor union representatives are optimistic about the job opportunities that could exist in the state’s trades in the near future. “There’s so many major projects sitting on the horizon,” said Pam Trhlik, director of governmental affairs and business development with ...

New swimming pool, additional sidewalks enhance quality of life in Crosby

The City of Crosby was recently awarded a Transportation Alternatives Grant to place additional sidewalk along a few key areas within town. The construction is estimated to take place in 2022. This sidewalk will provide continued access along one of Crosby’s main roadways, and will ...

Resilient housing

A prominent building rising along Broadway is among construction projects in the works to increase affordable housing options as part of the City of Minot’s National Disaster Resilience program. Blu on Broadway, at 1629 S. Broadway, is a roughly $10 million mixed-use project that will ...

Military Construction Update

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – More than $76.5 million to $91.5 million in construction projects currently are being done at Minot Air Force Base. Lt. Col. David Dammeier, commander of the 5th Civil Engineer Squadron at Minot Air Force Base, presented an update on military construction projects at ...

Making a community of choice

With a county’s population that has doubled, and our county seat’s (Watford City) population that has tripled over the last decade, there have been numerous opportunities for growth. We now have over 800 hotel rooms available in our community, many apartments, and new single-family ...

Progress 2020

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