Opinion

Of course counties should be part of nuclear waste discussion

Editorials

It goes without saying that residents and thus their elected representatives should have input when it comes to the establishing of nuclear waste disposal sites in their vicinity. How much input, whether it will have any impact on decision making or any binding authority remain in ...

Here comes Høstfest

Editorials

Norsk Høstfest President David Reiten declared that “I call the Høstfest the second happiest place on Earth” in an article previewing this week’s big event in Sunday’s Minot Daily News. Second? For fans coming in from around the state, country and world, and many enthusiastic ...

Has Russia given up on the West?

National Columnists

By the end of his second term, President Ronald Reagan, who had called the Soviet Union an "evil empire," was strolling through Red Square with Russians slapping him on the back. Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive. And how have we husbanded the fruits of our Cold War triumph? This ...

27 years later, echoes of Anita Hill

National Columnists

WASHINGTON -- The allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have generated a revisiting of the 1991 confirmation hearings on Clarence Thomas, who reached the Court by overcoming different charges of sexual misconduct raised against him. In that case, a ...

Congratulations Harvey, City of the Year

Editorials

Harvey was named 2018 City of the Year by the North Dakota League of Cities during the league’s 2018 Annual Conference Sept. 15 in Grand Forks. We’re not shocked. The award recognizes a smaller city in the state for the quality, number and progressiveness of activities undertaken. With ...

Fear-based parenting

National Columnists

WASHINGTON -- Police came to Kim Brooks' parents' door in suburban Richmond, Virginia, demanding that her mother say where her daughter was or be arrested for obstructing justice. So began a Kafkaesque two-year ordeal that plunged Brooks into reflections about current parenting practices. It ...

Grow the pot

Editorials

Whether confronting local tax challenges or national spending desires, the debate tends to boil down to two perspectives – either there is a need to raise taxes or a need to reduce spending. It’s a fake choice, easy way out. It’s grade school math on a grad school math issue. The ...

Measure One to fight corruption

Community Columnists

With the goal of protecting North Dakota governments from corruption, Measure No.1 has been placed on the Nov. 6 general election ballot as a constitutional amendment. Initiated by a citizen’s committee, the proposal covers campaign finances, transparency, lobbying, and conflicts of ...

Opposing Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

Letters to the Editor

Lisa DeVille Mandaree On Tuesday, Sept. 4, the Senate Judiciary Committee began Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings. Kavanaugh who is Trump’s nominee for U.S. Supreme Court. Republican committee members showcased him as the most distinguished and experienced choice for the lifetime ...

Health insurance at risk

Letters to the Editor

Earl Pomeroy Mary Wakefield This week, in a Texas courtroom, lawyers were asking a federal judge to strike down the laws which extend insurance coverage to 47,000 North Dakotans and the restrictions on insurance companies preventing them from using preexisting health conditions against ...

College worth the time and effort

Letters to the Editor

Robert Kibler Minot We all must choose a career path, but as soon as we do, we put on limits. I love to research, write and teach great works of literature. But I also lose a great deal through my choice—which is why I am glad that you made choices I did not. I may know that a drain line ...

A word of thanks

Letters to the Editor

Dan and Aimee Wheeling Kenmare A ”SINCERE” thank you to all of the great who put a Combine Bee together for us after Dan’s accident. Thank you to the countless neighbors and nearby farmer’s who came in when they were busy themselves and sprayed and helped us take the crop ...

Lean in and be very transparent

Letters to the Editor

Chris Baker Minot That was the overarching message at the City Council meeting. Much time was wasted bragging on lower mil levies. What a sad waste. Mil levies are immaterial, they are not fixed they are variable. Total bill divided by total assessed values gives the mil levy. What ...

Court weddings an affordable option

Editorials

Anyone who has priced out the cost of a wedding these days should not be surprised at the number of court weddings taking place in Minot these days. For a mere $25, the happy couple can start out their lives together free of the burden of paying for fancy gowns, flowers, gifts for attendants ...

Feinstein v. Kavanaugh

National Columnists

While questioning Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh about abortion during his Senate confirmation hearings, Senator Dianne Feinstein grossly misstated statistics about abortion deaths before Roe v. Wade. "In the 1950s and 1960s, two decades before Roe, deaths from illegal abortions in ...

The media and Kavanaugh’s kangaroo court

National Columnists

The erupting accusation of "attempted rape" against Judge Brett Kavanaugh when he was 17 show just how shameless the Democrats and the "Facts First" media have become. They are promoting an accusation when the accuser can't remember when or where it happened. That is enough to stop a Supreme ...