Minot Main Street Minute: Firehouse Subs opens, Northland Health Center expands service

MINOT, N.D. - Firehouse Subs has arrived in Minot.

The sandwich chain, which has more than 1,000 locations nationwide, opened its third North Dakota restaurant in the new strip on 16th Street SW, right in front of Cashwise Foods.

“Robin and Chris Sorenson were actually firefighters. So the whole thing is based on, the firefighter motif, is based on their history and who they really are as people and as a franchise,” said Franchise owner Steve Keller.

And they stick with their 'Founded by Fireman' motto. The sandwiches, which are steamed, have catchy firehouse names, and they bring food to the customers in house.

“I was really excited to hear that they were coming here, and so that's why I wanted to be a part of showing up. And I've had other friends that have worked from other places, and they heard that it was coming, and they were gonna come in,” said John Rhodes, customer.

Firehouse Subs is open 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and until 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

Across town, Northland Health Centers in Minot is expanding their services and their staff.

“With the addition of another therapist here at the Minot clinic, we're hoping that Northland can fill the gap and assist with some of these longer wait times that people are experiencing to try to get into a counselor,” said Laura Larson, Northland Behavioral Director.

North Dakota native Michelle Galster offers one-on-one or family counseling, but she also brings expertise in couples therapy.

“Many times when couples come in to counseling, they tend to want to blame each other. The focus is on trying to change the other person, when, in fact, it's about taking responsibility for your own behaviors,” Galster said.

Northland also offers a treatment known as EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing. It's aimed at helping those with PTSD, depression, anxiety and other forms of trauma reduce the intensity of disturbing thoughts and work through their symptoms.

If you want to schedule an appointment with Northland, you can call them at 852-4600.

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