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Higher standard for public officials applies to all

March 30, 2016 Last week’s call by the Minot Daily News on its editorial page for Deputy State’s Attorney Kelly Ann Dillon to be removed from the courtroom pending the outcome of her DUI charge has prompted an... more »»

Donations to universities fraught with peril

March 29, 2016 In recent years, there have been plenty of reports about where some charitable institutions spend the money they receive largely from private donations. more »»

Definition of child neglect needs reality check

March 27, 2016 Today’s society is increasingly lenient when it comes to many things. Governments hand out needles to drug addicts and look at creating safe zones for addicts to shoot up. more »»

EDITOR'S NOTEBOOK: The talk, talk…or how to deal with reporters

March 27, 2016 Being a newspaper journalist requires a number of skills. Among these is the ability to identify, maintain and interview sources. Just talking to people is a key requisite. more »»

Tollefson family leads the way in support of DVCC

March 26, 2016 Members of a well-known Minot family involved for decades in the furniture and carpeting business have graciously stepped up to help out one of the area’s most needed lifelines. more »»

State Attorney’s office should avoid appearance of hypocrisy

March 25, 2016 While the tenet of presumed innocence is and should be sancrosanct in the the legal system, another principle should be as well — that public officials should be held to a higher standar. more »»

Hollow Justice

March 23, 2016 Justice is one of those things that decent, fair-minded people see as a sign of a civilized society. It’s what separates the world’s great societies from rogue states and dictatorships. more »»

The ethics of supporting tyrants

March 23, 2016 Flexible ethics are expected of politicians, so it was only mildly surprising to see the President of the United States standing before a giant poster of Che Guevara. more »»

A sub-culture of terrorists?

March 22, 2016 Belgian police might have captured one of the masterminds of last year’s bloody terrorist attacks in Paris sooner, but for the fact he had help — lots of it. more »»

Be careful about raising cigarette tax

March 21, 2016 Almost nobody wants to raise taxes. more »»

EDITOR'S NOTEBOOK: Fun with headlines

March 20, 2016 Just a few weeks ago, I received a voice message from a reader who was irate about the headline assigned to a story in the newspaper. more »»

Plenty of blame to go around

March 20, 2016 Start building a new home on a tract of marshy land, and the U.S. more »»

Demand more of VA scandal

March 19, 2016 It has been two years since a whistleblower revealed military veterans were being forced by the Phoenix veterans hospital to wait months for health care they needed. Some died while they waited. more »»

Why did it occur in the first place?

March 18, 2016 It was all a mistake, the Navy told U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif. There is no shortage of rifles for Navy SEAL. more »»

Burglaries cost the entire community

March 17, 2016 Violent crime and drugs might garner more attention but the rash of burglaries in Minot in recent weeks affects many people and is a compounding nuisance even in the best of circumstances. more »»

Another reason to scrap Obamacare

March 16, 2016 President Barack Obama is a master at diverting attention from his administration’s failures, and the White House was at it again this week. A goal of having 9. more »»

Community should take pride in Scouts

March 15, 2016 Whether it’s Girl Scouts and their iconic cookies, Boy Scouts selling popcorn and beef jerky, or the pageantry of new Eagle Scouts, images abound around town that demonstrate scouting is strong in... more »»

The iPhone – Public Enemy No. 1?

March 15, 2016 In this corner: the FBI, which says that all high-tech company Apple cares about is protecting its mega-profits and not the nation’s securit. more »»

Shame, shame, shame

March 15, 2016 WASHINGTON — As Donald Trump continues to surge forward as the most-likely Republican nominee, perfectly sane people are beginning to wonder: “Was there something we missed? Maybe he’s not really s... more »»

Nancy with the laughing face

March 15, 2016 Why does it take death to bring us together? Why not life? Watching Nancy Reagan’s funeral on television, the front-row tableau was a picture of unity, in form, if not in substance. There was Gov. more »»



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