RENTERS' RIGHTS The Minot State University Sociology Club is holding a town hall meeting Monday to discuss affordable housing and renters' rights in Minot. We would encourage members of the public to attend the meeting, scheduled to be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Aleshire Theater in?Hartnett Hall. The guest panel includes MSU officials as well as officials from the city of Minot. It promises to be an interesting discussion, considering a lack of affordable housing is an enormous issue in Minot and most of northwest North Dakota. Certainly the ongoing oil boom in western North Dakota has contributed to the problem, as did the Souris River flood of 2011. There's no easy solution, but the more the issue is discussed, the better. And the more officials, whether they be local, state or federal, hear from the area's residents about the housing problems, the better.