Please note: is temporarily an archival site

As of April 1, 2016, is temporarily no longer a managed website. It remains online for now as an archival site, for your information. Please be aware that all information may not be current. Please check back here or watch the Max News for information on website changes and developments. For more information contact the City of Max/City Auditor at

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Cossack reunion planning underway

Planning for the 2016 Max Alumni and Community Reunion is building up steam.  Planning meetings are being held on the 4th Sunday of each month at the Max Senior Center/ Over 55 Club. Anyone wanting to provide input or help out is invited and encouraged to attend these meetings.

Registration time is here! Register online, or print a registration form and register by mail. The deadline for registration is March 15, 2016.

Watch this page and the Max Alumni and Community Reunion Facebook page for continuing information.

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Dolly Parton's Imagination Library program now available through Max Public School and Max Community Libraries

Max Public School Library, in cooperation with the Max Community Library, is now offering a free book program for children of the Max School District who are of the ages infant up to five years. This is offered through Dolly Parton's Imagination Library program.

The Imagination Library program was developed to foster a love of reading in young children. Through this program, children are eligible to receive a free book every month until they reach the age of five.

The program is funded through local donations, which go to benefit local children. $25 provides one year of books for one child (12 books).

If you have a child who qualifies to receive free books, or if you love reading and would like to donate money to support this program contact Mary Roller, Librarian at Max Public School--701-679-2685; or Amy Hauf at the Max Community Library-- 701-670-2263. Registration forms are available here, or from either library.




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Now make payments for Max utilities or traffic citations online!

The City of Max has made your life a bit easier! You can now pay your Max water/garbage/sewer bills, as well as local municipal court fines and traffic citations, online. Just go to:

(This payment site is not part of, but is a service used by the City of Max. Please call the City Auditor at 701-679-2770 with questions or for more information.)

Don't go it alone. There is help.

Link to FirstLink 211 Services

Are you hurting and don't know where to turn? Do you need help with a difficult situation but don't know how to find it? FirstLink 211 can help you find the resources you might need to help you deal with a variety of difficult life situations. Click the links above and below to go to the FirstLink and FirstLink 211 web sites. Or dial 211 in North Dakota from any phone for information and listening, support, and referral.

Link to FirstLink Suicide Support Services

24-Hour Suicide Lifeline
Dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Access weather conditions, radar, mosquito and pollen levels, and much more for Max, ND! Click on the link above.

photo of fountain penDon't forget to visit the Guestbook has seen some interesting messages in the Guestbook recently, with comments, memories, and requests for family or historical information. Please visit the Guestbook to view these comments and to see if you may have information that could help out these information seekers.


Welcome to Max,
North Dakota!

Max, North Dakota is located 28 miles south of Minot along Highway 83, the Gateway to Lake Audubon and Lake Sakakawea, with only 15 miles to fishing and water sports. Our present population is 287 citizens.

Photo of fountain in front of Max Civic Center.
Fountain in front of Max Civic Center

A Vibrant Community

Max is a vibrant small community suited for quiet living without sacrificing access to services and recreation. Nestled in the midst of Minot, Bismarck, and Garrison, there is no shortage of shopping, health care, and other necessities. And don't forget the flourishing local businesses! Please visit our Local Businesses page to see all that Max has to offer.

Photo of the north side of Main Street, downtown Max.
North side of Main Street, downtown Max


Schoolday Memories

Photo of school children in front of the Max School in 1919

This photo, recently found by Max School employee Robert Boedicker, shows school children in front of the Max School in 1919. According to Robert's research, the school was originally built in 1912, with the rear addition, including the auditorium, added in 1929. The current school opened in the fall of 1961. Click on the photo to see a larger version.

Original Honor Wall names sought

Photo of original Honor Wall

The Max Park Board is attempting to recreate a listing of all of the names of individuals commemorated on the original Max Honor Wall (pictured above). Over time, and with the deterioration of the original wooden monument, some names were lost. The Park Board wants to make sure that all individuals originally listed continue to be remembered and honored.

If you know of some or all of the names listed on the original monument, please contact Raymond Iverson or the City of Max. For a larger version of the photo above, click on the photo.


Graphic of ants moving an appleWe may have moved what you're looking for

Looking for something that you originally saw here on the home page? It may have moved to our Odds & Ends page. Check there for past stories or photos you may still want to access.


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Memorials and obituaries now to be posted by request on is now happy to serve you by posting memorials and obituaries of your loved ones. Click here for more information.

See our Obituary page.

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Max City Council Meeting Minutes now available on

Wondering what happened at the last Max City Council meeting? Click here for links to meeting minutes.
























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