Regional Briefs

City to collect household

hazardous waste

The City of Minot has updated its city landfill schedule and has set dates for the annual household hazardous waste collection.

The landfill will be open from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through Oct. 18. More details about landfill rules can be found on the city website at ( in the Public Works Department section under the sanitation/landfill category.

Household hazardous waste collection will take place May 16 and 17 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the northwest lot of the Public Works Building at 1025-31st Street SE. This service is available only to city garbage patrons, who may bring in household quantities of waste at no charge. Residents must bring proof of residency, such as a water bill or identification card.

Household hazardous waste includes paint, items labeled “danger,” “flammable,” “corrosive,” “toxic” or “poisonous.”

E-recycling also will be offered for both residents and non-residents. E-recycling includes computers, printers, fax machines, TVs and similar electronics. A nominal fee will apply to businesses, schools or non-residents who choose to use the program.

One arrested for bonfire explosion

One 19-year-old Minot man was arrested for allegedly throwing a vehicle shock absorber into a bonfire in southeast Minot late Saturday evening.

The resulting explosion injured five people, the Ward County Sheriff’s Department said, and four of them are still in the hospital recovering from unspecified but serious injuries.

Weston C. Mattison was arrested following an investigation and charged with one count of endangering by fire explosion. He is being held in the county jail awaiting his initial appearance in court.

Sheriff’s Department and Minot Police Department officials responded just after 11:30 p.m. to what was described as a “loud party” at a coulee located near the 1800 block of 35th Avenue Southeast but when they arrived most participants were gone and the fire was nearly out.

Flint McColgan