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Keeping the Arts Alive

Executive Director of MACA MINOT – While many jobs in a City keep it running, some jobs keep it exciting. Justin Anderson is the executive director of the Minot Area Council of the Arts. “I run the organization with myself and one other staff person,” said Anderson. “We both take on a lot. The primary […]
by Lydia Hoverson
May 21, 2023

Lawyering for the City

Dead Sprint Since November  MINOT – Just as individuals may need an attorney, many cities hire one to make sure everything is up to code. Stephanie Stalheim became the Minot City Attorney last November. “It’s been a dead sprint,” said Stalheim. “We’re down one attorney in the office.” The City Attorney office consists of the […]
by Lydia Hoverson
May 14, 2023

Zoning Minot and Beyond 

Minot’s Community Development Director  lydia.hoverson@mydakotan.com   MINOT – Giving a town a nice flow is a difficult job, and part of that job is keeping houses and businesses somewhat separated.  Brian Billingsley has been the community development director in Minot for four years. He previously lived in Caldwell, Idaho as the planning and zoning director there.  […]
by Lydia Hoverson
May 7, 2023

Engineering Minot for Five Years 

City Traffic Engineer  lydia.hoverson@mydakotan.com   MINOT – Traffic can be annoying, but there’s always someone working in the background to help it flow.  Stephen Joersz has been the Minot city traffic engineer since 2018. He said his mom’s side of the family is from Minot.   “I’ve been here on and off growing up,” said Joersz.  Joersz […]
by Lydia Hoverson
April 29, 2023

If You Need Help With Insurance… 

Insurance Department lydia.hoverson@mydakotan.com   BISMARCK – Insurance can be a complicated issue sometimes, but one department’s job is to assist people in it.  The North Dakota Insurance Department was described by its Communications Director Jacob Just as an advocate for people with insurance. However, the primary role of the insurance department is regulating the insurance industry.  […]
by Lydia Hoverson
April 29, 2023

Born to be an Engineer 

Serving Minot for 24 Years  lydia.hoverson@mydakotan.com   MINOT – It takes a lot to engineer an entire city, and Minot has a lot of moving parts.  City Engineer Lance Meyer was born and raised in Minot, attending Bishop Ryan High School and North Dakota State University to get a degree in civil engineering.  “I lived in Minneapolis […]
by Lydia Hoverson
February 19, 2023

Minot Salvation Army Continues to Struggle 

Donation Shortfall  lydia.hoverson@mydakotan.com   MINOT – After struggling through COVID and then inflation, the Salvation Army is making plans to try to bring its donation numbers back up.  John Woodard, captain of the Minot area Salvation Army, said the organization in Minot had a shortfall in 2022, which would be the second year in a row […]
by Lydia Hoverson
February 11, 2023

Game and Fish Fishing Fees Challenged

ND Legislature Asked to Revise MINOT – How much the North Dakota Game and Fish Department should charge for fishing tournaments is the gist of a bill introduced in the State Legislature – HB 1538. Currently Game and Fish charges a 10% conservation fee on all fishing tournaments they permit in North Dakota waters. The […]
by Kim Fundingsland
February 2, 2023

Minot Legislator Recovering from Fall 

One of Two legislators recovering from injuries   BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Two North Dakota legislators are recovering from injuries suffered in falls.  82-year-old Republican Sen. Karen Krebsbach, Minot, is using a walker after she slipped off a curb in Minot and broke her hip and left wrist. She still hopes to travel to Bismarck […]
by AP - The Dakotan
January 5, 2023

A Smile in the Office

Working for the County lydia.hoverson@mydakotan.com  MINOT – Numbers and math aren’t everyone’s strong suit, but some people love it. Sarah Walker has been an account technician for the Ward County Auditor and Treasurer’s office for six years. Her job deals with property databases and transferring deeds with the recorder’s office to make sure taxes are […]
by Lydia Hoverson
January 1, 2023
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