Minot is a city of nearly 50,000 residents,and a metro population with nearly another 20,000 in the surrounding metro area. The Minot Airforce Base 15 mile to the north contains nearly7000 servicemen.
Agriculture remains a primary industry in the local region. However with the advent of the shale oil discoveries in the Bakken Oil Field, the oil and mining industry is very prevalent. Although Minot is on the fringes of the Bakken many oil companies have opened offices and operations in the Minot area. Oil and gas development play a major role in the North Dakota economy and is very important to the state as a whole.
Minot State University is a four year graduate school with around 3500 undergraduate and graduate students, making it one of the largest institutions of higher education in North Dakota. The University has a very large athletic program with all the major sporting events one would hope for.
Recreational opportunities abound in the immediate area of Minot. Whether you’re a golf enthusiast, fishing fanatic, devoted hunter or hockey fan you’ll find it all in Minot.
Major attractions in Minot include the Roosevelt Park Zoo, Oak Park, the Scandinavian Heritage Park, and the very popular Scandinavian festival Norsk Hostfest.
The largest annual event in North Dakota is the State Fair held in July. The State Fair has all the fixings you would expect at a fair and goes a step further with top of the line entertainers from around the country.
Real estate remains a strong investment in Minot. Single family home prices are starting to show an uptick in the first quarter of 2018. With a balanced market and historically low interest rates it is a good time for both buyers and sellers. Forspecific information regarding your situation call the professionals at RE/MAX Bakken Realty at (701)838-8300.
Minot Chamber of Commerce: www.chamberdata.net
City of Minot: www.minotnd.org
Ward County Government: www.wardnd.com
Minot newspaper: https://www.minotdailynews.com/
Minot Public Library: https://www.minotlibrary.org/
Minot Public Schools: https://www.minot.k12.nd.us/
Minot State College: https://www.minotstateu.edu/
Visitor Bureau: https://visitminot.org/
Minot Country Club: www.minotcountryclub.com
Wildwood Golf Course: www.wildwoodnd.com
Minot Parks: https://www.minotparks.com/
Minot Zoo: https://www.rpzoo.com/
Nodak Speedway: https://racenodak.com/
North Dakota State Fair: https://ndstatefair.com/
Scandinavian Heritage Center: https://www.scandinavianheritage.org/
Sanford Health: www.sanfordhealth.org
Trinity Health: www.trinityhealth.org
Direct TV: www.directv.com
Dish TV: www.dish.com
Central Power Electric Corp: www.centralpwr.com
Montana Dakota Utilities Company: www.centralpwr.com
Xcel Energy: www.xcelenergy.com
Circle Sanitation: www.circlesanitation.com,
North Coast Sanitation: www.minotdumpster.com,
Waste Management: www.wm.com