Opinion

Out-migration hurts in many ways

Letters to the Editor

Josh Wolsky Minot I hope you caught the Minot Daily’s editorial a couple days ago on retaining talent. If you didn’t, go back and read it. In my mind, this is one of the bigger must-solve challenges facing Minot. North Dakota ingenuity, common sense, and our remarkable work ethic are BY ...

Supporting President Trump

Letters to the Editor

Linda Blackston Marsh Bottineau Days before the election, the Liberal, New York Times, gave Hillary a 91 percent chance of winning. The Princeton Election Consortium calculated her chances at 99 percent. The Huffington Post’s polling put Hillary’s odds at 98 percent. The press lied to ...

The reason we chose Minot

Letters to the Editor

Rob Schutt Minot Not being from Minot originally and after retiring from the Air Force several years ago I often get asked the question why I decided to retire in Minot ND. Sunday afternoon easily answered that question. Following the Minot High graduation ceremony my family and I were ...

Ward County deserves better representation

Letters to the Editor

Robert Kibler Eureka Township I was in the crowd at the last Ward County Planning Commission meeting. At issue was the proposed implementation of an 80 foot easement rule for newly purchased or replatted lands. Those 80 feet come off the centerline of roads that must be part of new plats, ...

Let younger generations have their say

Editorials

It might not be surprising to most that people who live along the Souris River are leery about flooding and have negative feelings about the river. That is not good news to a group of people who would like to see the Mighty Mouse redeveloped, made more like the natural river that used to curl ...

Revived development might be cause for optimism

Editorials

Despite the potential benefits from Resilience grant projects, uncommonly good progress in construction of the new Ward County Jail facility and strong leadership in the Minot city manager’s office, it is the city’s challenges that many seem to focus on at events such as the Minot Daily ...

Chomsky’s Venezuela lesson

National Columnists

Venezuela descends into chaos. Its people, once the wealthiest in Latin America, starve. Even The New York Times runs headlines like “Dying Infants and No Medicine.” My Venezuelan-born friend Kenny says his relatives are speaking differently. Cousins who once answered “Fine” or ...

A conservative Mom breaks the pot taboo

National Columnists

Let’s talk about marijuana. Specifically, let’s talk about how and why I came to be one of the countless parents across America (and around the world) who have let their chronically ill children try it. A groundbreaking new study published last week in the New England Journal of ...

Revolving door for offenders needs fixing

Editorials

Step into either a municipal or circuit court on any given day and you will witness countless hearings involving what many consider minor infractions, such as driving with a suspended license, lack of insurance, etc. While arguments defining these infractions as minor are strong when it ...

Close to review time, Bresciani free from drama

Community Columnists

Can it be that time already? Didn’t we just go through this? It wasn’t much more than a few months ago when the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education finally extended the contract of North Dakota State University President Dean Bresciani for a year, following a summer of drama ...

Of railroads, newspapers and education

Community Columnists

The circumstances facing higher education these days remind me strongly of the situation facing newspapers a couple of decades ago. Industry meetings in those days often included discussion of the situation facing newspapers. We amused ourselves by comparing newspapers and railroads. The ...

Foster parents are society’s backstop

Editorials

Unless one lives in a cave, it’s impossible to avoid news about the tearing of our social fabric. There is violent crime and addiction, abuse and neglect, abandonment and despair. While it is impossible to judge if there is any “more” of these things than in the past, they are most ...

Breakup of the West?

National Columnists

By the time Air Force One started down the runaway at Naval Air Station Sigonella in Sicily, to bring President Trump home, the Atlantic had grown markedly wider than it was when he flew to Riyadh. In a Munich beer hall Sunday, Angela Merkel confirmed it. Europe must begin to look out ...

Retaining talent should be on the agenda

Editorials

Minot and the Ward County region face a multitude of challenges and, fortunately, also are blessed with a number of terrific opportunities. Between the two, there is an agenda with which most are familiar and which includes all of the items on the Resiliency plan among others. At this time ...

How to restore American self-reliance

National Columnists

WASHINGTON — When in the Senate chamber, Ben Sasse, a Nebraska Republican, sits by choice at the desk used by the late Daniel Patrick Moynihan. New York’s scholar-senator would have recognized that Sasse has published a book of political philosophy in the form of a guide to parenting. ...

In trip abroad, Trump finds respite from domestic turmoil

National Columnists

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s first presidential foreign trip has fortuitously given him a temporary respite from the firestorm generated by what he has called “that Russian thing,” and his firing of former FBI Director James Comey. Much of the tenacious Washington press corps that has ...

Clever marketing, hard work saves downtown

Editorials

There is a public service message on television that demonstrates the newest method of performing CPR. People are encouraged to use rapid chest compressions to the beat of the Bee Gee’s hit song “Stayin’ Alive.” It’s catchy; a mental cue that people hopefully will remember if they ...

So, how important is flood protection?

Editorials

If there was one consistent perspective expressed by the candidates in the June 13 Minot city council election at Wednesday evening’s Minot Daily News/Grand Hotel candidates forum, it was support for the flood protection plan currently moving along. Yes, it will be expensive to get through ...

Honor fallen vets for their sacrifices

Letters to the Editor

Max Zurcher Minot May 29th there will be a program at Rosehill Cemetery for Memorial Day. This day is to remember all those that died in the service of our country. These men and women died to preserve the freedom of the United States of America. They gave their life so we could live in ...