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Max Summer Solstice Events Coming August 1st-3rd.

The Max Summer Solstice Weekend is right around the corner! The weekend will include the Light the Night 5k Run/Walk and community street dance on Friday, city-wide garage sales (see map and map legend) on Saturday, a rodeo, and a community worship service on Sunday. Click on the associated links above for more information on each event. Also check out the newspaper ad from theMcLean County Independent, and the Summer Solstice Facebook page. Events are sponsored and organized by the Max Civic Club, in collaboration with local businesses.

More information and additional links will be posted here as they become available. If you have questions, call Jessica Henne at 701-679-2256.

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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.

Max City Council Meeting Minutes now available on

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



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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 Information and Crisis Services Home Page

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.

Landfill summer hours now in effect

The Max landfill is open for its extended summer hours for your convenience. These hours are: each Wednesday from 6 to 9 pm, and the second Saturday of each month from 9 am to noon.

For viewable, printable information on hours, prices, and prohibited waste, click here.


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.

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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.

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North side of Main Street, downtown Max

Original Honor Wall names sought

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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 site manager. For a larger version of the photo above, click on the photo.


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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.



Photo of flowers across a memorial stone.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 Obituaty page.

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Don'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.























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