Minot Daily Newshttp://www.minotdailynews.com/page/category.detail/nav/5618/Community Columnistsen-usSat, 1 Oct 2016 16:32:21 EDTSat, 1 Oct 2016 16:32:21 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssPreparing for the next boomhttp://www.minotdailynews.com/page/content.detail/id/637840.htmlFor the past decade, the Bakken has brought unprecedented success and opportunities to our region. Certainly, the downturn caught us all by surprise.Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDTNew poll shows North Dakotans want clean coal technologyhttp://www.minotdailynews.com/page/content.detail/id/637841.htmlThe benefits of coal-based electricity to North Dakota include low electricity costs for homes and businesses, more than 14,000 jobs in the state, and $100 million in annual tax revenues.Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDTBetter way to structure tobacco taxhttp://www.minotdailynews.com/page/content.detail/id/637811.htmlIn a January 2014 report that marked the 50th anniversary of the first Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health, acting U..Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDTStrengthening familieshttp://www.minotdailynews.com/page/content.detail/id/637576.htmlIt's said that families are the building blocks of our society. But, too often, politicians pay lip service to families without working for common sense solutions that actually strengthen families.Wed, 7 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDTBringing opioid abuse out of the shadowshttp://www.minotdailynews.com/page/content.detail/id/636903.htmlWhen I was diagnosed with breast cancer, women used to come up to me and whisper in hushed solidarity: "I'm a survivor." Soon, we took breast cancer out of the shadows, put on pink ribbons and raised a national campaign to beat it.Tue, 16 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDT