MINOT, N.D. • Minot State University has partnered with Magic City Day Care Center to bring daycare services to the MSU campus.

Magic City Day Care Center started offering services in Dakota Hall on July 1, according to the school. The partnership will benefit both the Minot State community and the greater Minot community.

“I can’t stress enough how welcomed, loved, and supported we feel coming to MSU,” said Sarah Seay. “Everyone is so friendly and attentive to any need we have had in preparing our center for opening day.”

Seay is co-owner of Magic City Day Care Center along with her husband Erik and serves as the operations manager.

“Opening an on-campus childcare center is a significant event in the history of Minot State University. This has been a topic of conversation and on our wish list for several decades,” said Kevin Harmon, Minot State vice president for student affairs. “The Magic City Day Care team has been a determined group in turning a concept into a reality in just a few months.”

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This long-standing goal will enable Minot State to better serve students and employees as well as offer many collaborative learning opportunities for MSU students.

Magic City Day Care Center is located in the lower level of Dakota Hall. The historic building was built in 1931 and has served as a residence hall and the main office for MSU Residence Life as well as the Minot State Military Resource Center. Both departments have been relocated to buildings on campus with Residence Life moving to the MSU Student Center and the Military Resource Center moving to Model Hall.

The school said the partnership exemplifies the university’s commitment to serving the community, enhancing education experiences for students, and improving the quality of life on campus for students and employees.

“We are thrilled to add another level of service for our students, faculty, and staff,” Harmon added. “MSU is pleased to partner with a community resource in making Minot a better place to learn and live.”