The City of Minot will be collecting hazardous waste and E-waste on May 17 and 18 at the Public Works Building. The collection will include: desktop and laptop computers, printers, televisions, media players, cell phones, tablets, old batteries, and other electronics, paint, stains, varnishes, solvents, oil, pesticides, herbicides, and car care products. More information and to learn how the collection process works, visit the City of Minot's Hazardous Waste Collection page.
Congrats to Ashley Flom for receiving September’s Employee Spotlight. When a riding mower quit working down at East Totten Trail (we have a contract to mow and maintain two campgrounds near Lake Sakakawea), Ashley figured out how to get the inoperable mower on to a trailer and to a nearby shop to be serviced, and made it a team project for the work crew. Ashley’s problem-solving and persistence minimized downtime, and the crew was able to get back to work as usual the next day.
Congrats to August’s Employee Spotlight recipients, Megan Buee and Chelsea Nelson. A few months after implementation of the SIS-based payment system in April 2018, we had long lists of discrepancies, missing documents, and outstanding payments. Megan worked with a contact at the Department of Human Services payment office, DDPMs, and RCs to figure out how all the pieces of information work together, how to respond to various error codes, and how to rebill correctly to generate payment. More than a year later, everything was successfully paid and the process was working smoothly! After a switch to healthier evening snacks at... Read More
Congrats to July’s Employee Spotlight, Davian Olson, and Team Spotlight, Barb Anderson & Kayla Andrade! Barb & Kayla assisted a new employee working at a community job to develop ways to do tasks that worked for her. They also worked with the employer to organize and modify the work environment to make job tasks more efficient for all employees!
The Kalix Recycling Center opened in June 1994 to offer Minot and area residents an opportunity to have a positive impact on the environment by recycling various commodities. For the last 25 years, residents of northwest North Dakota have utilized the Kalix program to recycle more than 153,000,000 pounds of materials including cardboard, paper, newspaper, magazines, aluminum cans, tin cans, and plastic bottles. Recycling saves raw materials, landfill space, and energy (it takes less energy to manufacture items from recycled materials than from virgin materials). The Kalix Recycling Center is celebrating 25 years of business from July 9th through August... Read More
Congrats to June’s Employee Spotlight recipients, McKayla Thompson and Alyson Rupe! Although McKayla regularly works in DayHab, she was nominated for her work while subbing for several weeks in Employment Services. She assisted two people on community placements to develop some job skills, including using Souris Basin Transportation, clocking in, and starting to work independently. McKayla also assisted the employer to identify and assign job tasks based on employee strengths. Thanks in part to McKayla’s help, both employees are making progress on their jobs! Alyson is in charge of the DayHab garden this year. She involved people in shopping for... Read More
Congrats to May’s Employee Spotlight recipients, Kayla Tuttle and Kelsey Patterson. Kayla organized a frequent Sunday Spa-Day as a social event where tenants bond over painting nails, using wave irons, and applying makeup. In addition to the positive social experience, participants are learning to look their best, which helps build confidence. Kelsey was chosen because she uses positive attitude and conversation to motivate people to go to work, earn a paycheck, and keep making progress towards their goals.