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June 21st is deadline day to be apart of the North Dakota State Parade. New this year after the June 21st deadline no more entries will be accepted. Parade Day is July 20th and click HERE to enter your float or business in this year's North Dakota State Parade in Minot!

Wondering what to do with those worn, tattered American Flags? Make sure they get a proper flag retirement the the local Minot D.A.V Chapter 4 with their special flag retirement ceremony! Today thru June 13th drop off your worn American Flag to any Ryan Family Dealership in Minot as they are your official collection sites.

The Roosevelt Park Pool is open for the season, The Roosevelt Park Pool summer hours are • Monday to Thursday: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM & 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM • Friday to Sunday: 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM Admission is priced at $5 per person for ages 6 and up, which includes access to both the main pool, slides, and the kiddy pool. Children aged 5 and under receive complimentary entry to the pool area.

June 14th in honor of Flag Day - Help honor those who have served at our fourth annual Veterans Appreciation Event, and we invite the public to join us as we celebrate our Nation's heroes. A free will donation lunch will be served from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM. Stop by Ryan GMC on 20th Avenue in Minot for brats and burgers -For those who can't stay, pick up lunch in our drive-thru from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. All donations benefit DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Chapter 4 Minot, to support local Veterans programs. *This is a FREE event and open to the public!* 

The Souris Valley Amateur Radio Club is excited to announce its participation in the annual Amateur Radio Field Day event, taking place on June 22-23 outdoors near the Magic City Discovery Center. This event is open to the public and offers a unique opportunity to learn about amateur radio, see it in action, and even get on the air. Event will start at 10am on Saturday, and end at 3pm on Sunday.

The Minot Police Department is excited to announce our "I Got Caught" program, which recognizes youth who are seen wearing safety helmets while riding their bikes, skateboards, scooters, or rollerblades. "Jar+Cone is generously providing free ice cream to children our officers spot wearing safety helmets this summer, further reinforcing our community's commitment to safety."

Join Minot parks and their park guide as they take you on a stroll on one of Minot's Trails. On each walk, we will highlight the different flora, fauna, and natural landscapes unique to each trail.

July 23 – Outdoor Family Recreation Area @ 6:00 pm 

It is back!  The FIVE BUCK BBQ at Oak Park on Tuesday, June 25th between 11 am and 1 pm - Shelter #9, turn left at the entrance.

Enjoy a freshly grilled burger, chips, drink &  cookie! Lunch will be served to-go, drive thru style! 

Purchase your meal with cash, check or cards - all accepted. Take your lunch to a picnic table at the park, or head back to your office or home! 

Proceeds benefit Companions for Children - Youth Mentoring!

Vitalant Promotions and Blood Drives

First Time Donors are needed! If you have never donated before, now is the time!

Donate for a chance to win one of five $5,000 gift card! When you donate, you can also earn a $10 gift card.


June 11th:

Wilbur-Ellis is our host for today! They recognize that there is no substitute for human blood. The Vitalant Blood mobile will be at their 305 27th St SE Minot location from 10:30 – 1:30 collecting units for our area hospitals. Call Robert at 701-240-6173 to make your appointment! You can always stop in and make your donation.


June 12:

SRT Communications is looking to save lives today! They will open their doors from 9am – 2pm at their 3615 North Broadway location. Reach out to Fay at 701-858-5152 to make your appointment. Never donated before? Rest assured that the friendly Vitalant staff will make you experience as painless as possible. Plus, you will burn around 600 calories every time you donate!

In the parking lot at Aspire Credit Union you will find the Vitalant Blood Mobile from 11 – 2! They are located at 1430 South Broadway and encourage you to call or stop by to make your donations. Rianne is available to assist you and can be reached at 701-837-5331. Save up to 3 lives with just one donation!


June 13th:

The Vitalant Blood Mobile will make a trip to the Belcourt community today at the Sky Dancer Casino located at 3965 North Dakota Highway 5! Rhea would be more than happy to help you schedule your life saving donation. Give her a call at 701-278-1960. She encourages all who have never donated before to come and give it a try! Eat a good meal and stop on over to save some lives!


June 14th:

The Bottineau County Fair is welcoming Vitalant to the 135th Anniversary! The Blood Mobile will be on the Fairgrounds from 1:00 – 5:00 accepting your donations! Eating some yummy fair food, save a life and then hit the rodeo or Killer Vees that evening! Tiffany would love to help you schedule your appointment. You can give her a call at 701-228-9441! We encourage you to bring a friend or two!


June 17th:

First Western Bank and Trust takes pride in the communities they serve and value the important of giving back! Today they will be hosting the Vitalant Blood Mobile at the South Broadway location from 11am – 2:30pm. Danielle would be happy to help you schedule your appointment. Give her a call at 701-857-7207. You could be a hero to someone you have never met!


Come out to Deering for their community blood drive from 2 – 6 at the Community Center on Main Street! The Deering Fire Department is sponsoring this event. If you donate, they will feed you! Give Brandie a call at 701-240-0542. She would love to help you schedule your appointment. Don’t know your blood type? You will after you donate at the Deering Community Blood drive!


June 18th:

Minnewaukan Trinity Free Lutheran Church is host for our blood drive today! Vitalant staff will be there to help you save a life! Stop by 115 Main Street or call Beth at 701-381-9510. A single car accident victim can require as many as 100 units of blood. Donate one to contribute to saving their life!


June 19th:

The American Lutheran Church in Stanley will be hosting a drive today from 11 – 5 at 403 First St SW. Ashley would love to have you come in or schedule an appointment with her to help our area hospitals with their blood supply. You can call her at 701-629-1735 to make you appointment. First-time donors are needed in the Stanley area. If you have never donated before, here is a good opportunity to do so. Grab a friend and bond while helping people you will never meet – the greatest act of kindness there is!


June 20th:

Ryan Honda of Minot has scheduled their blood drive for today from 11-2 at their South Broadway location. The Vitalant staff and Blood Mobile will be onsite to make this a convenient and easy way to make your donation. To schedule your appointment, call Emily at 701-858-8605. If you are looking for a vehicle or having service work completed on your vehicle, take some time to step out to the blood mobile and save a life!


June 21st:

Ag Country Farm Credit Services is kicking of their weekend by hosting a drive from 9-11 this morning. The Vitalant Blood Mobile will be on location along with the friendly Vitalant staff to help you donate today! Stop by 1400 31st Ave SW in Minot to save up to 3 lives with one pint! Call Brittani at 701-852-1265 and she will get you on the schedule for their drive today!

REM of Minot is also hosting the Vitalant crew and Blood Mobile. Their drive is set to run from 1-3:30 at their 1905 2nd St SE location. You can call Kristin at 701-290-2320 to set up your appointment. Did you know that Blood and platelets cannot be manufactured, they can only come from volunteer donors. Not only will you feel good about the selfless act of kindness donating brings but, you will feel even better when you get the message that your blood products have been used!


June 24th:

The Donnybrook Legion Auxiliary Post 95 is sponsoring a blood drive today at the Carpio Senior Citizens Center. Come to Main Street today from 1-7 and visit with friends while impacting strangers! Mary Ann would love to set you up with an appointment. Give her a call at 701-482-7877. Never donated before? No problem! Our qualified staff will be on hand to walk you through the process. They will even hold your hand and visit with you to ensure you have the best experience possible.


June 25th:

SMP St Kateri in Rolla welcomes you and the Vitalant crew their location at 213 2nd Ave NE. The Vitalant Blood Mobile will be onsite to accept your donations. Call Romel at 701-477-3162. He and his crew would love to schedule your life saving appointment. The welcome previous and first-time donors to stop in! Save a life and boost your mental health!


June 26th:

The Rugby Community will welcome the Vitalant crew today with a drive at the Calvary Evangelical Free Church located at 305 4th St SW from 10 – 3. The Rugby community knows that every 2 seconds someone in America is in need of blood and they host drives regularly to ensure the blood needs of our area hospitals are met. Call Wanda at 701-739-8462.

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