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Hoping for some big ideas in election

May 25, 2016 Whether it’s this June’s city election or the next city election, wouldn’t it be refreshing to hear some big ideas come out of campaigns? In towns and small cities, campaigns tend to avoid rolling... more »»

Is Scarborough Shoal worth a war?

May 25, 2016 If China begins to reclaim and militarize Scarborough Shoal, says Philippines President Benigno S. Aquino III, America must fight. more »»

Trump and the Supreme Court

May 25, 2016 In releasing his list of potential Supreme Court nominees, Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has begun to solidify his support among conservatives as perhaps no other... more »»

Clinton policies to end pay gap would just make it larger

May 25, 2016 Women, lamented Hillary Clinton in an April 2014 tweet, make just 77 cents on the dollar to men. more »»

Flood protection is never going to be perfect

May 24, 2016 While progress on the flood prevention and mitigation front is clearly a good sign for Minot and the region, residents – particularly new residents – should not be lulled into a false sense of... more »»

Have an adventure of your own

May 23, 2016 Yesterday’s Minot Daily News offered a unique and (hopefully) inspirational call that hopefully many will heed this summer. more »»

Envisioning the future of higher education

May 23, 2016 What parent or grandparent hasn’t at least once looked down at a toddler or preschooler and tried to envision their future many years hence… when they are adults, perhaps heading off to college or t... more »»

The inaugural address we won't hear, but should

May 23, 2016 WASHINGTON — The mere possibility of a Donald Trump presidency — gold-plated faucets in the house first occupied by John and Abigail Adams — will perhaps have a salutary effec. more »»

Hillary's behavior on the brink

May 23, 2016 WASHINGTON — In the wake of a mini-protest of Bernie Sanders supporters against the Nevada Democratic Party at its state convention in Las Vegas last weekend, Hillary Clinton in a CNN interview has... more »»

Brownfields project could energize redevelopment

May 22, 2016 The City of Minot is exploring an exciting plan to prompt redevelopment in the Brownfields projects, discussed at a meeting last week and scheduled for a presentation to the city council in July. more »»

EDITOR'S NOTEBOOK: The case for ‘fair’

May 22, 2016 A couple of weeks ago, an irate man called the newsroom and I happened to overhear one of my reporters trying to figure out why the man was so worked up and what we could do for him. more »»

New teacher contracts a win-win

May 21, 2016 A big thank-you to the Minot Public School Board and Minot Education Association for coming to an amicable agreement on new teacher contracts for the 2016-2017 school year. more »»

Norwegians will be showing their colors

May 17, 2016 People who wear red, white and blue to Scandinavian Heritage Park today are sure to be in fashion. In fact, at 5:30 p.m. more »»

Consider teens for jobs this summer

May 16, 2016 It’s not a groundbreaking observation to point out that many businesses are very much in need of good employees in Minot. In just a couple of weeks, students will be out of school for summer break. more »»

Carlson will surely be missed

May 14, 2016 It will be a dark day in Verendrye Electric Cooperative territory Monday. No, the lights are not going out. more »»

Graduates— enjoy your day

May 13, 2016 Birthdays, holidays, wedding and employment anniversaries. Those are important dates to remember. Days to remember, on the other hand, are much more numerou. more »»

Move slowly on changing trash collection

May 12, 2016 There are plenty of valid arguments on both sides of the debate over recycling/changing the way trash service is administered in Minot. more »»

Prayers for Fort McMurray

May 9, 2016 We are thinking good thoughts and saying prayers for the people of the Fort McMurray, Alberta, area who are either fighting or fleeing a massive wildfire that has burned there for more than a week. more »»

(Hopefully) A sign of things to come

May 8, 2016 Over the past few weeks, there have been a handful of optimistic glimpses of what one certainly hopes is a trend to bloom in Minot’s future. more »»

EDITOR'S NOTEBOOK: Exceptions and endorsements

May 8, 2016 Journalism is like the English language in that for all of the sometimes-cumbersome rules, there are exceptions. more »»



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