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Year in Review

Downtown Minot has a good year

When Dakota Burger owner Jake Lockrem decided to re-brand the business as The Iron Horse Kitchen + Bar this past year, he knew he wanted the location to remain in Minot’s downtown. “It’s growing. It’s a wonderful place to be. It’s got a great atmosphere. All the changes downtown ...

MACEDC marks first year

With a merger behind it, Minot Area Chamber EDC is in a good position going into 2022, according to its president, John MacMartin. The merger of the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce and Minot Area Development Corp. into MACEDC became official Jan. 1, 2021. MacMartin, who had been chamber ...

Drought major concern for crop, livestock producers in 2021

When livestock and crop producers met with Sen. John Hoeven, R-ND, and high-ranking agriculture officials in Minot in early July 2021, they told their stories about the crisis due to the devastating drought. “I’m 44 years old and I won’t harvest a wheat crop this year. It’s the first ...

Vaccinations, protests increase

Vaccines rolled out, pandemic restrictions eased and COVID-19 cases dropped as 2021 entered with a promise to be a better year than its predecessor. However, by September, local health officials were urging the public to vaccinate and take mitigation measures as COVID-19 numbers began to ...

Bond issue passes in December

Voters in the Minot Public School District approved a combined $109 million bond issue in December that will address overcrowding at the middle and high school levels. We’re thrilled and very grateful to a community that has always stepped up to support our kids when the need is there,” ...