Minot, North Dakota is Ulillillia's hometown. It is the fourth-largest city in the state with a population of 40,888 as of the 2010 Census. Ulillillia lived with his family on the outskirts of Minot from 1985 to 2018, except for a period in the 2010s during which they lived in Fargo. Prior to finally moving away in 2018, Ulillillia had long expressed interest in leaving the town, complaining about its isolation and its extremely cold winters.
Minot experienced devastating floods during the summer of 2011. The aftermath of the flooding is featured in the documentary The Platform Master.
Minot is featured in The Legend of the 10 Elemental Masters as the hometown of protagonists Ivan and Tu.