Ward County, ND Real Estate News

By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
I can hardly add more to the information on the poster above EXCEPT if you are downtown during the hours we are open then I hope you will stop by and see the Titus & Philemon Art Gallery.We are located at 201 Main Street South, Suite 100 Minot ND 58701. Keep in mind that we are moving to a larger suite in the lower level so please excuse the moving mess.
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
Today and tomorrow, September 15th & 16th, the "Friends of the Library" are having a book sale at the Minot Public Library. This would be a great time to stock up for your winter reading and videos. Everything is sold by good will offering. In addition to books and videos there are CD's, DVD's, games and puzzles.I was there early this morning and picked up a several books and videos. I am most looking forward to watching my Simpsons and Alfred Hitchcock videos.
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
I am getting too old for this.I am at that age where I really had hoped to never make another move either at work or at home again. At least this move is an office move within the same building so no packing or shipping will be involved.As you can see from the picture at the top of the post I have some prep work to do painting and filling in holes and cracks. The good news is that I am more than doubling my space and my rent will be a quarter of what it is now.Obviously the down side is the decent DOWN the steps and that there is no elevator available. More GOOD news is that the Art Gallery can use all walls down the steps, in the halls, and of course in the office and the gallery area it self. The feature picture at the top really only shows about half the space of the new Gallery (tha...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
Hoory! It's Fall Clean Up Weekthis coming Sept 19th - Sept 23rdI am so ready for this! I need to get rid of a couple of large copiers, some furniture, and other odds and ends.The City is VERY specific as to what day they will be at your house. If you put it out a day late it will sit there until YOU remove it. Here is a map/schedule for you:For more information you can click here to go to the City's web page on this matter.
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
This is my first trip to the Bison Trail just East of Minot off of Hwy 52 East. This is an extensive set of trails maintained by the Minot Park District. The first I heard of it was probably two years ago when my neighbor, a very active biking enthusiast told me about it. I'm not going to say I was "WOWed" by it but the 2.2 miles of main trail combined with many smaller trails is impressive. We did like that it is pet friendly and has a few pet stations along the way with pet waste bags and trash receptacles as well. The signage for the main, Bison, trail was poor and we had to retrace our steps twice to complete the walk successfully. I've included a few snapshots at my blog at ActiveRain as I forgot how to use my old Panasonic HC-V10 camera. My favorite snapshot is of the old abandone...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
The key word in this post and the above poster is "BY" and that it is NOT in the park. The event is held next to (North) of Harley's and across the street (East of) Marketplace Foods in the Arrowhead mall.Eagles Wings Church is just far enough off of the road that it is easy to miss. I have not attended this church but it has a very good reputation in the community.Who doesn't like free food, Daryl's Racing Pigs, bouncy houses & classic cars? I recommend you go and have a GREAT time!
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
When I saw this camper set up in the park I was curious as to where they came from. Even though the park closes at 10PM and they will have to leave I thought it was great that they totally set up with their gas powered generator, awning out, and even bringing the canoe. Once I got close enough I could see they were not from out of State... they were from right here in Minot.I thought, that is a pretty good idea, to get the most out of your new camper. Made me wonder where I/we could set up in town for the day.Some other pics from our walk yesterday.Just a note: I had to walk from park bench to park bench and take about a 10 minute break at each bench due to my current medical situation. It was hot out (90 degrees) Baby doesn't always have her tongue out that far. It was a perfect day. T...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
Route 316Our church, Grace Lutheran, is a small "new" church in town with limited volunteers so when we hold Vacation Bible School it is BIG, One Day event (and just half a day at that).The theme this year, Route 315, is a take-off of Route 66 but of course it's Route John 3:16. Just like last year Timmothy and I volunteered to be the food and snack masters.The church was very well decorated (hard to do when we are in a complete remodel of the church building, inside and out) with all the hallways made out to look like highways with signs and scenery.Everyone had a great time.Timmothy and I got to be the first ones to every use the new, almost completed, kitchen (during the remodel). I wanted to note that a couple of things from my RE career came in very handy. For open houses I had pur...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
As far as the picture above, wonder where all those thistles come from, well, here is THE thistle factory.Now here is what is REALLY disgusting.Come on! Graffiti on the Woodland Trail. If anyone should be nailed to a tree it would be the clown who does graffiti on trails made for us to enjoy a little bit of wilderness in the midst of the city.BTW check out these weeds behind Timmothy and Baby. Keep in mind Timmothy is 6' tall.Last of all here are some pretty weeds. As long as they are not in my yard they are pretty. 
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
Well, I can show you what happened to the stinky dog.As far as that "free" dog I guess I could show you receipts for the dog bed, the tie out cable, the two toys, treats and more that all added up to nearly $100.00.Considering Baby came with a kennel (living room type to sleep in), water & food bowl, a collar, and some towels I guess we got off pretty cheap over all.That being said I want to once again reiterate that if you rescue a dog from Minot's local animal shelter keep in mind your total cost will more likely be $300.00 or more when you consider the $100.00 adoption fee and just the sparse list above if you were also to buy the things we got free from Babies previous owner.If you have children and you are just scrapping by financially consider the costs of owning a dog before you ...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
We had lots of fun yesterday at the 2022 North Dakota State Fair. We arrived around 1:00PM and stayed till 8:00PM. I would have loved to stay longer however I am still suffering sever leg pain and just couldn't do it. Your continued prayers are appreciated.The good old fashion Merry-Go-Round.Tea Time. Look at the smile on that childs face.Lots of rides with "G" force.and MORE "G" force.Long lines. This was Military Day and the rides were free.Lots of critters. We love the Bunny Barn but we also went through all the livestock barns which is a BIG part of the 4H shows that hundreds of youth participate in hoping to "show" a State Fair champion.We also walked through the "Old Settlers" display (live reenactment) which was fun. Just so you know the following display was NOT a live critter.O...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
Today was the day of the BIG parade!It was a grand parade with approximately 200 entries. There were marching men, cars, girls, horses, Big equipment and much much more.Lots of marchingLots of Cars. New and  vintage.Lots of pretty girls.Lots of horses. Not pictured but present were the Budweiser Clydesdales.Farm equipment big and small. 
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
I am always showing pictures and videos of Minot ND during a blizzard, I thought it may be a good idea to let you know that no blizzards are predicted during the North Dakota State Fair that will be starting this Friday 07/22/2022. So come to Minot this weekend or coming week and I will give you my personal guarantee that you will NOT experience one of our North Dakota blizzards while you are here.
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
Sometimes We ScreamSometimes Out of AnguishSometimes Out of DelightYesterday I gave you a "heads-up" on this Saturdays North Dakota State Fair Parade. Today I am going to encourage you to find some time in the next two weeks to relax .... and to SCREAM at The North Dakota State Fair itself.I love the Fair. It means we are at the pinnacle of summer. It means bright colors, large crowds, fun sounds (love a calliope once a year), and fun food. I love seeing kids and parents have family fun.There is plenty of screaming at events such as the races and live entertainment at the fair.What ever it is that makes you scream and relax I am sure you will find it at the North Dakota State Fair.The copyrighted comic strip, Titus & Philemon, used by/with the permission of it's creator Timmothy N. Timm...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
One of our favorite events in Minot ND is the North Dakota State Fair Parade. The North Dakota State Fair is the largest event in the State of North Dakota, it brings hundreds of thousands of visitors, not just from the area but from all over the USA.The NDSF Parade starts this Saturday the 23rd at 9:15 AM on the corner of Broadway and Burdick.The parade usually has 200 to 300 entrants and goes on from 9:15 AM to (approximately) 2:00 PM. Here are a couple of tips:Come and set up early! We bring lawn chairs, a cooler, and sun umbrellas. If you like candy bring a LARGE bag.WARNING!!!EXPECT TO SEE A BOOB OR TWO... NOT THE KIND YOU THINK 😂I see tempers flair every year when some inconsiderate boob comes late, butts in, stands right in front of you and your kids where you have been waiting f...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
Another cartoon that could have many "moral of the story" lines to it. I am going to use it for a hyper-local post.While you shouldn't eat the date on your calendar your children will be fed at our one day Vacation Bible School.Our church, Grace Evangelical Lutheran (a Wisconsin Lutheran Synod) Church. Grace is a new church and this is only our second VBS but I assure you that it will be well run and a lot of fun for your kids. The WELS is the third largest Lutheran church body and is over 100 years old.Save the date, Saturday August 18th 2022.The Titus and Philemon comic strip is copyrighted and used with the permission of the author/artist Timmothy N. Timm. Books and products by Timmothy N. Timm are available by contacting the author at timmtimmothy@gmail.com or through the Titus & Ph...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
It has been a while since I've woke up to a foggy Summer morning but that was the case this morning. It was beautiful to see from the porch but not so wonderful to drive to work in.Funny how some things are so ingrained into us that we assume we know exactly what we are talking about. As soon as I saw this I thought "just like London" yet I've never been to London and only rely on stories and Hollywood to believe it to be true... as if everything out of Hollywood is accurate.I think I could take that thought all kinds of directions BUT I am going to choose to let it lye.
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
The list of events on the 4th of July in Minot ND is shortBUTTHE QUALITY OF THE EVENTS ARE EVCELLENT!Celebrate Independence Day at Roosevelt Park!This is an old fashion celebration and one of my personal favorites. I do not know the exact plan but I assure you that The Minot City Band will be there playing patriotic songs, there will be speaches by the commanders from the Minot Airforce Base (as well as some blowhard political folks like or Mayor), there will be food trucks and plenty of yard games. This is the best event for small children as there are no fireworks allowed that would scare them.There will be plenty of noise and excitement however at the Nodak Speedway on the 4th of July and after the races (usually sometime between 11:00PM and Midnight) the sky will light up with firew...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
Yesterday was our first "Summer" walk through the Woodland Trails Park in Southwest Minot North Dakota.We did see some wildlife like the turtle sunning himself but the best animal life was tame.George (L) looks just like my old dog Jack. Cain (R) is a very young PitLab. I had never heard of this combination before and I wonder what kind of temperament he will have being Pit-bulls can be very aggressive and Labs are usually mello.PoppyI was taken by how clear the water was as this is a "Dead Loop" (Swamp) so I took two pictures showing the submerged wood in the water.Tina and TimmothyCarol and Bob 
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
This part got me doing my part.After work yesterday I got in my car to drive home and as soon as I shifted it was obvious my shifter was no longer connected to the transmission. Bummer.Due to some other activities I had going on I didn't get a chance to call my auto club, Good Sam, until 6PM. The auto club said they would do their best best to get someone there yet (last night) . A half hour later a tow truck showed up and two polite young men jumped into action and had it loaded on the truck in minutes. These guys knew exactly what was wrong and assured me it was not a major fix.Off went the Yukon to my favorite mechanic and I knew he would have me back on the road tomorrow (today).First thing this morning I did "my part" and got on Google to give those young men a good review.We all l...
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