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Who's to blame for flooding?

June 19, 2011 Major disasters such as floods can bring out the best in us: our help-thy-neighbor tendencies. But concern, worry, distress, loss and frustration also inevitably lead to finger pointing and blamin. more »»

The American Delusion

June 5, 2011 The American Dream seems to have morphed into the American Delusion. We have become a nation of the top one percent, by the top one percent, and for the top one percen. more »»

Above average squirrels

May 22, 2011 On national educational tests, North Dakota’s children usually come out above average, like the children in Lake Wobegon, Garrison Keillor’s mythical radio tow. more »»

Hitchin' a ride with Rocky

May 15, 2011 Kids had to be sneaky back in the day to avoid getting caught hitching a ride on Rocky, but climbing aboard the concrete statue the Great Northern Railway’s mascot was worth the scolding they’d get... more »»

The cost of medical care

May 8, 2011 The problem with health care costs isn’t Medicaid and Medicare. It’s medical care. More specifically, it’s the price of that care. Our prices are by far the highest in the world. more »»

Remembering The Scribe

May 1, 2011 Longtime readers of The Minot Daily?News enjoyed the uniquely stylistic writings of Merrill Schalow for more than 30 years. more »»

The unveiling of Teddy

April 24, 2011 Nearly 87 years after he came by Great Northern Railway freight train to Minot, amid all the pomp one would expect to honor the man called simply “TR” by his admirers, the bronze statue of... more »»

Trying to explain myself again

April 24, 2011 Thanks to David Aas for his feedback on my last column. It’s good to know someone reads what you writ. more »»

Minot enjoys growth in 2010

April 13, 2011 To the citizens of Minot: The recent release of the 2010 Census numbers provided a fitting cap to the significant growth that we have seen in our community over the course of the past yea. more »»

Don't know much about history

April 3, 2011 Philosophy professor, poet, novelist and all-round wise person George Santayana must be turning over and over in his grave. more »»

The Grand Hotel blaze of 1960

March 20, 2011 Ask Minoters of my generation which historic events or moments they most remember and the night the Grand Hotel was destroyed in a spectacular fire that claimed 10 businesses in all comes up almost... more »»

Rethink time change

March 20, 2011 What is it with so-called daylight saving time? Of course it doesn’t save daylight; it redistributes it. This sounds socialistic. And it means a later sunrise and more dark in the morning. more »»

Remember the big March blizzard?

March 13, 2011 Ask any North Dakotan if they remember the big March blizzard and they’ll likely reply, “Which one?” We’ve managed to get half-way through March 2011 without a major winter storm like the one –... more »»

Wisconsin's wild ride

March 6, 2011 In the short time since my cheesehead column, Wisconsinites have gone from celebrating the Packers’ championship as one big happy family to neighbor against neighbor, kin against kin, public agains... more »»

The Windsors visit Minot

February 27, 2011 Long before the Norsk Høstfest came along in the 1970s, Minot loved greeting and hosting famous visitor. more »»

Parting is such sweet sorrow

February 27, 2011 It was early October 2002 when I first heard of the town Minot, N.D. Needless to say, I thought it was pronounced with a French flair – “Min-no,” instead of “My-knot. more »»

Fighting the flood of 1927

February 20, 2011 With the potential for spring flooding on the minds of many, today Back in the Day recaps the Souris River flood of 1927, when the efforts of hundreds of men, women and children saved much of the... more »»

The Most Valuable Packer Fan award

February 20, 2011 Right after the Super Bowl, in my euphoric and borderline grandiose state of mind, I thought up and conferred on myself the MVPF award. The letters stand for Most Valuable Packer Fan. more »»

Minot's birthday approaching

January 30, 2011 Birthdays have a way of sneaking up on all of us. Maybe it’s all of the oil news of late, concern over the national debt or perhaps the turmoil in Congress. more »»

Fighting Sioux: Time to let it go

January 30, 2011 Aren’t there more important things for the state Legislature to deal with than a team nickname? Let it go, alread. more »»

 
 

 

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