Mayor Chuck Barney honored former mayor Orlin Backes... who died last week following a battle with cancer.
Mayor Barney spoke on how Backes supported and cared for his community.
“He was a former mayor as we all know, wonderful man and the community will surely miss his leadership and he's made a tremendous impact on our community,” said Mayor Barney.
Backes served as Minot Mayor from 1994 to '98.
The funeral will be held on Thursday at 1 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.