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Central ND - Pop 48K

MEET Minot

Minot is the business and shopping hub for north-central North Dakota

Its historic downtown area is nestled in a beautiful valley carved out by the Souris River. This metro city is home to Minot State University and the North Dakota State Fair. Located 13 miles north, Minot Air Force Base has been an integral part of the community since the 1950s. Minot’s steady growth offers business and career opportunities, while its friendly neighborhoods make it a great place to call home.

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The Minot area has seen tremendous job growth in recent years, thanks in part to its location near the eastern edge of North Dakota’s Bakken oil formation, as well as key transportation routes. The recent addition of a large industrial park and intermodal rail facility bolsters a strong job market with many career opportunities in transportation and logistics, healthcare, education, engineering, manufacturing and value-added agribusiness.


  • Trinity Health
  • Minot Public School District
  • US Military in ND
  • Minot State University
  • City of Minot
  • Walmart
  • Marketplace Foods
  • Kalix
  • Ward County


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  • Primary Medical Care
  • Dental Care
  • Vision Care
  • Veterinary Care
  • Veteran Healthcare



The diversity of Minot’s population has made the city a bit of a cultural crossroads and created a dynamic city with many options for dining, shopping, arts and entertainment. The vibrant downtown area is full of unique restaurants and shops, as well as a thriving arts community with multiple galleries and studios. Visit the university campus’s concert hall for symphony performances and other performing arts.

A nearby vineyard and winery is a pleasant escape, as are the area’s craft breweries. During the summer, take in the North Dakota State Fair with big-name concerts and more. Sports enthusiasts enjoy watching summer collegiate league baseball and Minotauros junior ice hockey. For outdoor recreation, the city offers multiple golf courses, beautiful parks, and extraordinary trails for hiking and biking.

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Want to learn more about the good life in Minot and get connected to local champions and employers? We can do that.

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Visit Minot
(Discover what to see and do in Minot)

Minot Downtown Business and Professional Association
(Discover shopping and services in the historic downtown area)

Minot Area Chamber EDC
(Connect with the Minot business community and find resources for companies looking to relocate or expand in the Minot area)

City of Minot
(Find information on city government and services)

Minot Wayfinders
(Connect with people that are ready to show you around the community!)