GOOD NEWS FOR MINOT STATE Initial reports show Minot State University's enrollment increasing 4.5 percent, with an increast of 151 students. Enrollment numbers won't be considered final for the fall semester until a few weeks down the road, but the growth is good news for the university. Minot State experienced lower enrollment numbers following the 2011 Souris River flood, which wiped out a lot of housing in the river valley that had been inhabited by students. Minot State officials said there have been increases in various groups, including a 6 percent jump in students from?Ward County, an 18.4 percent increase in out-of-state students and a 14.2 percent increase in international students. We're happy to see the university rebounding so quickly from the 2011 flood, and we expect the growth to continue.