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MPS Community Education
MPS Community Education Information Our Community Education Classes are for you! THE COMMUNITY! We try to offer classes that can be taken by anyone in the community. The Community Education Classes are focused on providing classes for teaching new hobbies, career advancement, and Healthy Fitness. We currently are offering classes in the following areas: Fitness, Arts and Crafts, and Career and Technology. Sign up today!

Local Government

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The City of Minot is located in north central North Dakota.  Minot has 37,000 residents and is the 4th largest city in North Dakota.  Founded in 1886 during the construction of the Great Northern Railway, Minot is also known as the "Magic City". Minot's economy thrives on the Minot Air Force Base which is *located 13 miles north of town.

The mayor of Minot is Curt Zimbelman, a banker. As mayor he chairs the 14-member City Council, but only casts a vote to break a tie. The day-to-day affairs of the city are handled by the City Manager, currently David Waind.  Minot uses the council-manager system of government. Fourteen councilmen are elected from seven city wards to four-year terms. One councilman from each ward is elected in every even-numbered year. The mayor of Minot is elected to a four-year term as well.

Overlooking Minot
  • Senior Citizens
    The Minot Public Schools values the wisdom of our senior citizens. We believe it is important for our students to receive guidance and build relationships with the Minot area senior citizens. If you have a desire to read to students, volunteer in buildings, or if you have an idea that might offer opportunities for senior citizens to be a part of our school life, please contact the Director of the Minot Public Schools Foundation, Lowell Latimer, at (701)857-4555.
  • Vendors
    Contact person for vendors:
    Barry Brooks
    Director of Transportation
    215 2nd St. SE
    Minot, ND 58701
  • Volunteers Make a Difference
    Volunteers Can:
    Share knowledge of experience.
    Gain increased understanding of what a child's school life is like.
    Realize there are many things one can volunteer for.

    Minot Public Schools encourages you to call the principal of your building to see how you can volunteer.