MINOT, N.D. – At Thursday night’s inaugural Minot 'State of the City,' a youngster got to tell the community why he loves the Magic City.
As part of the Mayor's "Why I Love to Call Minot Home" essay contest, 135 kids submitted essays to the Minot Public Library.
After narrowing it down to 13 finalists, the Mayor chose Grayson Schaeffer's essay as the winner.
“I am proud to live in the great city of Minot and I am proud to call it my home. There isn't a reason I would want to leave, I've lived here my whole life. I've made many memories here and I love it,” Schaeffer said.
Barney said he loved reading the essays and learned a lot about Minot from the city’s youth.
Several of the essays were also on display in the lobby outside of the speech.