Minot City Information
Minot was founded towards the end of the 19th century and is named after a former railways director who was killed in a train accident a few years after the city was incorporated. The railway settlement was known as "Magic City" because of the growth in size and population prompted by its stature as a transport hub.
Minot featured as a central distribution and sales point for the surrounding agricultural areas and, during Prohibition, as a main stop on the route for bootleggers. Minot's somewhat isolated position and the decline in railroad traffic and agriculture has meant that the town has been active in attempting to attract private business. Tourism and service industries are now a main source of income, along with the air force base to the north of the town.
County : Ward
Zip codes : 58701-58707
Elevation : 1,715 ft
Nickname : "Magic City"
City of Minot
Official city site for the town with information about Minot City Council and departments, finances and contact information.
City of Minot
Home of the 5th Bomb Wing and the 91st Space Wing, Minot AFB is located 13 miles north of the city. Contains news, photos and history of the base.
The Minot State University site provides details of faculty and student services, updates on athletics and events and a virtual tour of the campus.
Minot State University
With information about Minot schools, event calendars and resources for students, parents and staff.
Minot Public Schools
Ryan High School
Catholic high school with calendar, staff and alumni details, overview of classes and information on religious activities.
Bishop Ryan High School
Minot Daily News
Minot's daily newspaper with online edition.
Local NBC affiliate.
Local CBS affiliate.
Five Day Forecast from the NOAA
How to get to Minot, where to stay, and what to do once you are there.
>> Minot Travel
Features Minot's commercial sector with major local companies, the Chamber
of Commerce, real estate, jobs and economic incentives.
>> Minot Business