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Events you won’t want to miss

Editorials

Minot Daily News likes to periodically further debunk the notion that there is nothing to do in Minot. Nothing to do? Tell that to the group of Minoters who have been prepping the ice and skating on a dead loop of the Souris River near Roosevelt Park. With little fanfare, the group get its ...

What Americans sacrificed for modest economic gain

National Columnists

"America is roaring back," Donald Trump pitched to the global elite gathered in Davos, Switzerland. Those back home should be asking two questions: How loud, really, is that roar? (The economy's, not Trump's.) And what price are Americans paying for his approach to growth? The Davos ...

Too many wars. Too many enemies.

National Columnists

If Turkey is not bluffing, U.S. troops in Manbij, Syria, could be under fire by week's end, and NATO engulfed in the worst crisis in its history. Turkish President Erdogan said Friday his troops will cleanse Manbij of Kurdish fighters, alongside whom U.S. troops are embedded. Erdogan's ...

Hopefully 2nd Story in for whole new chapter

Editorials

An era is indeed ending for Minot’s 2nd Story when 40-year executive director, Alayne Okland, retires in February from the organization she has led since shortly after its inception. 2nd Story, a social club for those with disabilities, has been around since 1975 when a group of Minot ...

When protectionism is rampant, no bad deed goes unrewarded

National Columnists

Like Horatius at the bridge, or the boy who stood on the burning deck whence all but he had fled, or the Dutch boy who saved the city by putting his finger in the dike -- pick your analogous heroism -- the Trump administration last week acted to stanch the flood of foreign-made washing machines ...

Durbin-Graham is the problem, not the solution

National Columnists

After the experience of the past two weeks, it's not White House adviser Stephen Miller and Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton who should be expelled from immigration negotiations, but Dick Durbin and Lindsey Graham. The Illinois Democrat and South Carolina Republican teamed up for a comically ...

Rose Bateman will travel with all of our support

Editorials

There are working vocalists and musicians of all stripes who will go their entire careers without ever gracing the stage of Carnegie Hall, one of the most impressive and storied venues in the world for a performing artist. Rose Bateman, a senior at South Prairie, has earned the chance to ...

In a Trump hunt, beware the perjury trap

National Columnists

Asked if he would agree to be interviewed by Robert Mueller's team, President Donald Trump told the White House press corps, "I would love to do it ... as soon as possible. ... under oath, absolutely." On hearing this, the special counsel's office must have looked like the Eagles' locker ...

Trump’s tariffs are statism on the march

National Columnists

The Trump administration is now moving to put some teeth on its promise to punish "unfair" trade from China and other countries. This week it imposed punitive tariffs on Chinese and South Korean manufacturers of washing machines and solar panels. The move is ill advised on its own, but you can ...

Our Opinion: Cultural challenges are behind school shootings

Editorials

When terrible things happen, it is human nature to reach out for a simplistic explanation. Faced with the simple spectacle of violence, we want to reach for an obvious reason, a clear villain. In times like those, we don’t want to consider the complexities of real-life situations. We want ...

Is Hoeven hiding?

Letters to the Editor

James Allen Bismarck Why has Senator Hoeven been hiding from his constituents? I was checking his website for any upcoming events on Dec. 30th and was disappointed to see he didn’t have any future events, the most recent one having been on Nov. 22nd. However a few days later on January ...

Editor’s Notebook: More chances to meet the creative community

Editorials

By now, many of you are probably aware of our Meet the Artist feature in the Arts section of the Minot Daily News Thursday edition. Over the past six months or so, we have been able to feature dozens of visual artists and the work they’re producing. From high school students to retirees, ...

The year of the EV

Letters to the Editor

Jason Bohrer Bismarck I’m going out on a limb and making a bold prediction that 2018 will be the year of the electric vehicle (EV). From General Motors to Nissan to Tesla, automakers are deeply engaged and planning for new models to hit the market next year. As the technology becomes ...

PETA supports pit bull ban

Letters to the Editor

Teresa Chagrin Animal Care & Control Issues Manager People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Norfolk, Va. PETA applauds the Minot City Council for voting to protect both dogs and the public by upholding the city’s pit bull ban. Pit bulls are the breed of choice for ...

DISH TV didn’t get the memo

Letters to the Editor

Mike Connor Rural Starkweather It’s hard to believe, but apparently there are some ‘bean counters’ in the corporate world who missed the announcement on the reduction in corporate taxes by the recent congressional bill signed by President Trump! Most large corporations are ...

Don’t believe the lies about proposed refinery

Letters to the Editor

Lisa DeVille Mandaree I attended the Department of Health’s hearing for a minor source synthetic air quality permit for Davis refinery on January 17 in Dickinson. I was one of many people who oppose the fact that Meridian has the audacity to want to site a refinery near Theodore ...

Area fishing tournaments attract hundreds

Editorials

Ice fishing is certainly not for everybody, but a good number of those who do enjoy the sport will be on the ice today. The annual Buffalo Lodge Lake ice fishing derby hosted by the Granville Masons is being held today, as is the Devils Lake Volunteer Fire Department ice fishing derby at Six ...