DEPOT WORK It's good to see work ready to start on restoring again the Minot Amtrak Depot. The depot was damaged in the Souris River flood of 2011. Passenger service was shut down at the depot for a few months after the flood. Full-scale renovations are set to begin any day, with a goal of returning the depot to its former glory. The building was extensively renovated and remodeled in the years before the flood, with a local group raising money to help cover the costs. The depot was restored to resemble its appearance in the early days of service in Minot. Now, much of that work will have to be done again. We're confident that it can again be done successfully, and we look forward to the depot once again providing something of a step back in time for visitors.