Opinion

Virtue of Minot on display in blizzard

Editorials

There aren’t many silver linings to find in this week’s blizzard beyond the fact that it always could have been worse and that lives could have been lost. But there are some things about which to be upbeat. One on full display for those who have been able to get out and about the past few ...

Trump’s Choice

National Columnists

America's socialists -- I mean, progressives, are enraged that President-elect Trump chose Betsy DeVos to be his secretary of education. "Not a good appointment," yelled Al Sharpton. A "proponent of a for-profit institution! She does not believe in the public school system!" ...

Barack Backhands Bibi

National Columnists

Did the community organizer from Harvard Law just deliver some personal payback to the IDF commando? So it would seem. By abstaining on that Security Council resolution declaring Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem illegal and invalid, raged Bibi Netanyahu, ...

Heed reasonable warnings

Editorials

This week, Minot residents were once again warned about dangerous road conditions from the weather, and once again were asked to please avoid getting out on the road. And once again warnings were met with most people paying attention to the warning, and a few people who did not. There still ...

Legislators need to avoid making hasty decisions

Editorials

A recent article by The Associated Press said the number of bills filed before the start of the new legislative session is down considerably from previous sessions. Some might say that is a good thing, and we wouldn’t jump in to argue otherwise just yet. There is plenty of time for both ...

It’s still Christmas in Minot

Editorials

Merry Christmas from all of us at Minot Daily News. Those simple words mean more and more every year. The well-wishing from us remains the same. But the fact that we can still wish you a “Merry Christmas” in Minot grows more precious. That’s something we should all appreciate. There ...

Get serious about getting kids off drugs

Letters to the Editor

Nancy Bommelman Minot I’m writing this letter to make parents aware of what their children are capable of. A friend of mine has had to sell her motor home and her boat because of all the damage her child has done because of the use of drugs. These kids are stealing left and ...

EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK: What a year this has been

Editorials

On January 1, Minot Daily News will once again present our Year-in-review edition, complete with a look at the 10 biggest stories of 2016 updated with the latest information. It should be an interesting read. It was definitely difficult to come up with just 10 stories, given how much happened ...

Not buying oil independence strategy

Letters to the Editor

Monte Reiner Minot Wow, all of that time in high school and college and now Republicans change the supply/demand effect. It seemed so simple, supply going down and or demand going up would have a positive impact on prices of the commodity. Supply going up and or demand going down ...

Kids enjoyed their time at the zoo

Letters to the Editor

Stacy Johnson Minot Thank you so much to the Roosevelt Park Zoo for the great day at the zoo a few weeks ago! We came with our family from Bismarck and Minot on a beautiful fall day. When we walked into the zoo, we saw a smiling face at the front desk. Brandi gave us so much helpful ...

North Dakota loves family farms

Letters to the Editor

Marie Hoff Bismarck I wonder if the Farm Bureau is really a friend of North Dakota.  I wonder if the Farm Bureau really supports the people of North Dakota and our preferred way of life here. Over 75 percent of us voted FOR our law which supports family farms and rejects corporate-owned ...

Pipelines can and will spill

Letters to the Editor

Jim Lein Minot Yet another oil pipeline spill, spotted by a North Dakota landowner December 5. And the powers that be see no problem with a pipeline under the Missouri River. There is even talk of a pipeline through Roosevelt National Park. Overall, the North Dakota oil spill record is ...

Winter driving advice

Letters to the Editor

Wayne Rowe Minot To the Citizens of Ward County new and old: This should not be news to anyone that has lived through a North Dakota winter before. However, to those that may have shown up here during our warm months and for those that have forgotten about driving in the winter months, I ...

Kasich veto disappointing

Letters to the Editor

Linda Thorson ND Director of Concerned Women for America Concerned Women for America of North Dakota is deeply saddened by Gov. John Kasich’s veto of the Ohio “Heartbeat Bill” last week. His decision is extremely disappointing not just for the people of Ohio but also for us in North ...

New population stats show confidence in North Dakota

Editorials

While North Dakota is still well shy of the 1 million mark when it comes to residency, the latest census estimates should be considered good news. We all know that oil boomed then waned in the past few years, and the state’s population fluctuated accordingly. Even now, though, when a ...

A cautionary tale

Editorials

A suggestion for those who did not read the cover story on one family’s guardianship experience in Thursday’s Minot Daily News: go back and read it. The story, although a personal one, illustrates what can happen to an individual and a family, without adequate information and preparation ...

Community brings holidays to less fortunate

Editorials

It’s easy for people to focus on the holiday season, the warmth and merriment it brings. Indeed, that should be people’s focus. For some Minot residents, however, the holidays are decidedly less festive because of any number of reasons – their economic status, being apart from family, ...

SkySkopes hopefully a beginning

Editorials

Part of the vision for expanding and increasing economic development in Minot has been the possibility of attracting unmanned aerial systems (UAS) companies to the area. With Grand Forks as a hub for such companies, it has been a reasonable and attainable objective. That’s why this week’s ...

Burgum approach nothing to prompt worry – yet

Editorials

Some folks have expressed concern about Gov. Doug Burgum’s video address last week shortly after he officially took office. The problem was less the content than the delivery system as some did not like the one-way communication of a video. Maybe some fear that Gov. Burgum’s vaunted ...

Burgum approach nothing to prompt worry – yet

Editorials

Some folks have expressed concern about Gov. Doug Burgum’s video address last week shortly after he officially took office. The problem was less the content than the delivery system as some did not like the one-way communication of a video. Maybe some fear that Gov. Burgum’s vaunted ...