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  • The Souris River flood of 2011 was devastating in Minot. Even though people banded together to strengthen flood defenses, the water still flowed over levies on June 22. Thousands of homes were destroyed.
  • The phrase “pulp fiction” makes most people think of the 1994 Quentin Tarantino film. But the phrase actually comes from magazines of explicit content that used to be printed on wood pulp paper. The first example dates back to 1896, and the format's height of popularity came in the 1920s, 30s, and 40s.
  • Robert Burns, the national bard of Scotland, was born into a poor farming family in Ayrshire and died in debt, young, at age 37. He was a poet and song-writer, though apparently in life he could not hold a tune. He had a multitude of affairs, and fathered many children. He also penned many songs that are still known, beloved, and celebrated today—including the song “Auld Lang Syne.”
  • Communities closed down when the flu pandemic struck North Dakota in the fall of 1918. But the length of restrictions on schools, churches, theaters and public gatherings differed. Fargo’s lockdown lasted about three weeks. Bismarck’s restrictions lasted a month. Grand Forks reopened after seven weeks, and Minot’s restrictions ended after eight weeks, one of the longest closings in the state.
  • On this date in 1951, a city law was proposed in Minot that created a stir: It would restrict city employees from having a second job.
  • North Dakota is small and sparsely populated, but it has drawn a range of music acts over the years, some of them multiple times, with memorable shows. Some of those concerts have had attendance larger than some of North Dakota’s major cities.
  • In June of 1909, Minot appointed O. E. McGuire as the city's official dog catcher. In anticipation of this new enforcement effort, notices had been…
  • Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - The PBS Kids Writers Contest brings in submissions from around the state. Here to share some of those stories is Christine…
  • Minot Mayor Shaun Sipma said the Mouse River flood control project tops the list of the city’s priorities for the upcoming Legislative session.The city…
  • Minot will be moving its city hall.The current city hall is close to the Souris River – and has been affected by floods.Minot Mayor Shaun Sipma says in…