Minoters pride themselves on their high standard of living, friendly people, clean environment, and small-town  values.  The city, with a population of over 36,000, is served by US Highways 2, 52 and 83. Minot, located in Ward County, is approximately 150 miles from the Montana state line, 215 miles from the Minnesota state line, 200 miles from  the South Dakota state line, and 55 miles from the Canadian International Boundary.