Milnor named 2014 City of the Year
was named 2014 City of the Year by the North Dakota League of Cities Saturday
during the closing event at the League’s annual conference Sept. 25-27 in Minot.
President and West Fargo City Planner, Larry Weil, read off the list of
Milnor’s many accomplishments over the past few years. They included: a renaissance zone with 44
completed projects and 6 in progress, a 5,000 square ft. child care center
scheduled to open in 2015, a 16,000 square ft. community center paid off early
and seven new main street businesses.
city annexed 24 acres for an industrial park which now includes a new
veterinary clinic. The park district has
added new recreational facilities, a Safe Routes to Schools grant replaced
sidewalls, put in 9 crosswalks and was used to install 6 handicap ramps. Future plans include a walking path,
additional softball diamonds and a subdivision for more housing.
Economic Development Coordinator, accepted the award saying: “We want to thank the
League of Cities for their recognition of Milnor's accomplishments. Our
community has worked hard to bring in new businesses and improve our
The City of the Year award
was established in 1984 to recognize North Dakota cities for the quality,
number and extant of activities undertaken in the community.