Minot Forklift Parts - Minot (population 45,000) is a city in the north central portion of North Dakota. Known as the "Magic City", Minot is noted for its rapid growth in a short period of time. The Minot Air Force Base is located north of Minot. Minot is the 4th biggest city within the state and the principal city of the Minot Micropolitan Statistical Area, encompassing McHenry, Renville and Ward counties, with a population of around 69,540. Minot serves as the county seat of Ward County.
Minot serves as a commercial trading hub for much of northern North Dakota, and is a key trading partner for the southern portions of Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
Minot's history dates back to the construction of the Great Northern Railway during 1886. James J. Hill's Great Northern Railway had just finished constructing a difficult trestle across Gassman Coulee when winter descended, ending the railway's push west until springtime. A tent township sprung up at the site and in five months rapidly grew to more than 5,000 inhabitants. The township was referred to as the Magic City because it seemed to materialize like magic. The township location belonged to homesteader Erik Ramstad, who became amongst the leaders of Minot City and was named to honor Henry D. Minot, a railroad investor. Minot was incorporated as a city during 1887.
Situated just 21 km north of Minot is the Minot Air Force Base which provides a lot of jobs for city residents. On average though, Minot households earn less compared to the national median household income. A large minority of the city residents should have at least two jobs to be able to make ends meet.
ING/ReliaStar has a large service center in the City of Minot and cited the caliber of individuals who work and live within Minot as the reason for the decision of the company to locally expand. In recent years, a boom in population and infrastructure investments have resulted from expanded oil drilling within the region utilizing the 'frac' extraction method. A detailed log of everyday oil activity could be found on the website of the state of North Dakota.