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Board Accepts Bid For Park Improvement

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Snow may still be on the ground, but its been a busy Winter for the Minot Park District.  Another step forward on a project for this summer.

Park board commissioners have accepted a bid for improvements to Hammond Park. Bluestone Construction was awarded the project, their bid at $1.5 million was the best of 4 bids sent into the park district. The project will include new and updated tennis courts, a second playground and more parking. 

Park enhancements like this make members of the park district hopeful that more state and regional tournaments can be held in Minot. 

"The city is large enough to host those tournaments, we have a lot of motels online so rooms are available. We want to get those tournaments back here to bring the business to the community. And it's nice also for our local tennis players or in other sports, to be able to have a state or regional meet in their hometown," says Ron Merritt, executive director of the park district.

After being referred to the city's finance committee, the project bid will go to the city council for final approval at their meeting next month.

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