🇺🇸 Minot is a city in and the county seat of Ward County, North Dakota, United States, in the state's north-central region. It is most widely known for the Air Force base approximately 15 miles (24 km) north of the city. Minot is the state's fourth-largest city and a trading centre for a large part of northern North Dakota, south-western Manitoba, and south-eastern Saskatchewan. Founded in 1886 during the construction of James J. Hill's Great Northern Railway, Minot is also known as "Magic City", commemorating its remarkable growth in size over a short time. Minot is the principal city of the Minot micropolitan area, a micropolitan area that covers McHenry, Renville, and Ward counties.
Minot was ranked #341 by the Nomad List which evaluates and ranks remote work hubs by cost, internet, fun and safety. Minot has a population of over 47,370 people. Minot also forms the centre of the wider Minot metropolitan area which has a population of over 76,444 people. Minot is situated 177 km north of Bismarck.