Minot, ND Real Estate News

By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
Like most cities, big and small, Minot is always doing little things to create tourist photo ops hoping those photos will end up on social media. Well we (the Timm family) took the bait with the new "Magic Minot" sculpture at the end of Main Street and here it is on social media.Two out of Three stands for the members of my family that I love. Tina is in Japan for two weeks with her Guard unit. You notice Carol is wearing a jacket, that was a week ago, over the last two days we have set record high temps in the 90's.
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
Pretty easy trivia but just in case you need a hint hereis a video to help you out.Roosevelt Park has a lot to offer and it holds a lot of good memories for me personally. First I will do my best to discribe all that Roosevelt Park offers.Let's start at the South entrance because it's where I enter most often (my house is just a block away). When you enter the parking lot The Roosevelt Park Zoo is right there and they share the same parking lot.You have several choices to make as soon as you step out of your car. You can head to the Zoo, relax under a beautiful gazeebo, or on the bridge over the pond, or on one of the benches overlooking the pond. Also, right at the enterance is the North Dakota Medal of Honor Memorial.The park is a beautiful place for the whole family to walk, picnic, ...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
Minot ND is a city of constant change. While our population has remained faily stable by the numbers (aside from the oil boom and the flood of 2011) we do see a larger than average number of people come and go every year due to our association with the Minot Air Force Base. The population of the MAFB varies from 5,500 to over 7,000 and when you consider troops (men and women) often get reassigned every 3 years that is a lot of people coming and going.It may seem silly to locals that I am going to tell you about Oak Park, Minot ND's largest and most popular park, but as someone who deals with newly relocated troops every day I know some of these young men, women, and families have no clue what is available in Minot.Oak Park is Minot's largest and most popular park. It offers some great w...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
When it comes to signs of Spring on the North Coast you take what you can get. Here are three signs I saw this week.Carol received this buld for Christmas. We followed directions and nothing appeared to be happening for about 6 weeks. Then BOOM! It grow at a rate of about 2 inches a day until it reached 24". This week it fully bloomed.Cattle on the road means that they are not cooped up in the barn or in a feed area. It also means they are going to find a path to the "greener grass" on the other side of the fence. I encountered this bag of beef on my way home from an assignment yesterday.Last of all the Boys of Summer made their first appearance across the street from my home at historic Corbett Field. It was just a practice but it was great to see them. Before the artificial turf was i...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
Yes, I am using the proper "Buy" in this case.In my post immediately prior to this one I had let you know about Timmothy's book signing today and tomorrow but I forgot that many people reading the post may not have a clue as to what books I was talking about.My son, Timmothy N. Timm, is a 19 year old published Author, Illustrator. Most of Timmothy's work is his comic strip about two guinea pigs named Titus & Philemon and their lives with Joe, their friend and owner.Each book is 50 pages of comic strips and we are sitting on enough material to publish at least another six books. Titus and Philemon is also published daily In the Minot Daily News.Timmothy and I office together at 201 Main Street South in the heart of Minot ND's business district. I have my area where I work as a Notary Pub...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
THETitus & PhilemonArt Gallery And TheTimmothy TimmArt Studio Will be open on Black Friday (11/27/2020) with the author/illustrator signing and personalizing books from 2:00 to 4:30 PM. AS WELL AS Small Business Saturday (11/28/2020) from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. 
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
Drastic times call for drastic measures.  The key word here is drastic. We have all learned in the last year how important it is to protect our health and we all have been taking measures we would have thought were drastic in January of this year. The measures that many of us are taking are to protect our physical health. The measure I am taking these days is to protect my mental health.  The current pandemic is effecting everyone mentally one way or another and for one reason or another. Believe it or not the problem it is causing me is TOO MUCH BUSINESS! I retired from Real Estate two years ago in an effort to slow down and enjoy life. My choice of semi-retirement occupations is to be a Notary Public/Signing Agent. I have been a licensed Notary Public for about 20 years and I enjoyed ...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
 Meet Helen McCormack, Author and regular contributor to the Minot Daily News. Helen was a delight to interview.Here is a book for everyone including those with attention deficit orders like myself. ORDINARY LIFE - EXTRAORDINARY GOD!is a collection of short stories that will keep you reading from cover to cover. I like short stories and none of these are more than a couple of pages. Each story will leave you wanting more. It was nice to visit with Helen "live" as I have been reading here column in the Minot Daily News for many years.          
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
I would like to add "dammit" after that.   Last night the Minot City Council and the Mayor made it official that we have a mask mandate in Minot North Dakota effective immediately. Obviously some people are deliriously happy with this decision. I am not and I know that I am not in the minority. I believe that they should also mandate safety glasses so those who don't wear them can see what a pain in the butt wearing a mask is when you wear glasses. That being said I will comply.The good news is that they have publicly stated that there will be no enforcement of this new mandate. It makes you wonder why they would make the mandate in the first place.
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
Time for a Change My last over the air broadcast! From Broadcast to Podcast. I've decided that the riggers of a broadcast is more then I care to handle these days. It's been a fun run for the last six years but I'm tired of it so it's time to move on to many other things as I describe here in my final over the air radio broadcast.I always post the broadcast as a Podcast here as well as my Podcast site at Pod-O-Matic.
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
The State of North Dakota Game and Fish Department operate two small pounds on the ND State Fair site. These little pounds are well stocked with fish each year and are open for catch and release as long as the ponds are not frozen. Sorry, no ice fishing on these little ponds. It's fun to see families with small children come and use the site. I don't know for sure but I believe that even though it is catch and release you still need to have a fishing license to fish in these ponds. How cool is it to have this available right inside the city.
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
Yesterday the temps were close to normal for our area after several days of much colder then normal temperatures. It made taking a walk a pleasure. In North Dakota you need to take advantage of such days as we never know when SNOW might enter the forecast.This garden just in front of the Roosevelt Park Zoo enterence was teaming with butterflies. Of course when I get the camera out they all go into hiding but I did catch one that wasn't shy.I also enjoyed seeing this scrony little bush with beautiful peal like berries on it.I enjoy looking for photo opportunities like these. I hope you don't mind.
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
Yesterday KXMC-TV came to the Titus & Philemon Art Gallery to interview Timmothy for their evening news cast. It was GREAT! They interviewed Timmothy and myself and ran it at 5PM, 6PM, and 10PM. The young woman who conducted the interview was absolutly wonderful! The first time the anchor read the story they made a slight error saying that Timmothy had been writing the strip since he was 3 but the same anchor corrected it the next news cast and reported that he had been writing the comic strip since he was 11.My hats off to the entire KXMC News team for doing such a great job on a local public interest story.
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
Josh Hummel and his father Don have been dealing in coins for many years but now they have an actual store front in Minot and It's called Minot Coin and Bullion. The Grand Opening was held August 21st. Listen in to find out more. Minot Today is broadcast over the air on two Minot radio stations every Friday. You can find it on 106.9 FM at 12:15 (Noonish) and again at 4:45 on 1320 AM. Of course I always post the broadcast as a Podcast here as well as my Podcast site at Pod-O-Matic.
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
A strong market presence often includes many different ways to get your name out in the public eye. My hats off to all the Mom and Pop businesses that find ingenues ways to get their business name noticed.Such an example of shear genies is right next door to my and my sons shop.I had already cropped this picture before I thought about posting about it but I hope you get the idea. Behind Carol is a great window sign for Oliver's Attic, a boutique shop for the ladies. By putting a photo opportunity in front of the window everyone who takes a picture gets the sign in their photo. The brightly painted bike grabs attention all on it's own but how brilliant of the owner to invite people (yes there is actually a sign encouraging you to have your picture taken here) to have their picture taken ...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
Mayor Sipma and I have this 15 minute interview thing down to a tea. Today we visit about the new City "One Brand", Blu on Broadway, and of course... a word about covid19. Please listen in to our light and lively banter for today's show.  Minot Today is broadcast over the air on two Minot radio stations every Friday. You can find it on 106.9 FM at 12:15 (Noonish) and again at 4:45 on 1320 AM. Of course I always post the broadcast as a Podcast here as well as my Podcast site at Pod-O-Matic.
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
The Titus & Philemon Art Gallery and Studio The Titus & Philemon Art Gallery and Studio is now open to the public. Cartoonist, Artist, Illustrator and published Author Timmothy Timm is my guest today on Minot Today. Give the interview a listen BUT more importantly come and see the Gallery and Studio at 201 Main Street South in Minot ND today. Minot Today is broadcast over the air on two Minot radio stations every Friday. You can find it on 106.9 FM at 12:15 (Noonish) and again at 4:45 on 1320 AM. Of course I always post the broadcast as a Podcast here as well as my Podcast site at Pod-O-Matic.
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
Over the last month I made a HUGE move... from the back of the building to the front. This was huge for several reasons, mostly because it more than tripled my rent. Even my landlord thought I was nuts for making the move. So why did I do it?My son Timmothy graduated from High School this spring and is bound for the Minot State University Arts program. In stead of having him take a minimum wage job for the summer so he could earn a few pennies I wanted to give him a head start in the career field he hopes to make his living in. Moving out of my little office in the back of the building up to the front office with street exposure seemed to be a no brainer... except for the expense.Here is the results of the move so far in pictorial form. We plan on opening the gallery June 15th to the pu...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
I'm a bit slow in getting this post up but there was no way I was going to let this achievement go by without the proper accolades to Timmothy Timm. Timmothy is an amazing young man who despite being autistic archived a 4.0 grade average, has written and illustrated two books (currently in circulation), and is an excellent musician.Making me even prouder is that Timmothy is very respectful, extremely helpful, and is even becoming involved in the leadership activities of our faith.Congratulations once again to Timmothy for graduating at the top of his class of 500 and for his acceptance into Minot State University Arts Program this coming Fall. 
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
Seeing pictures of farmers markets opening up all around the USA I'm getting eager for the Minot Farmers Market to get going. Today's visit is with Brian Byrne (pronounced burn)a vendor at Minot Farmers Market. Brian shares with us what he brings to the market and when we can expect to see the market, held in Oak Park, open for business. I apologise that this interview has an abrupt ending as I just plain old ran out of recording time. Minot Today is broadcast over the air on two Minot radio stations every Friday. You can find it on 106.9 FM at 12:15 (Noonish) and again at 4:45 on 1320 AM. Of course I always post the broadcast as a Podcast here as well as my Podcast site at Pod-O-Matic.
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