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Religion

Reflections: Is it good to be a lone ranger?

During my first eight years of education, I attended a one- room school with a population that ranged from 16 students to eventually only 4 students. I loved the familiarity as each school year started. However, when I headed into a larger school for grade 9, where there were 129 in my grade ...

Friendship formed in rain a blessing for both

It’s been seven years, Facebook recently reminded us, since we met that day in the rain. We were mothers helping chaperone an eighth-grade field trip — the first of three school-led trips to Valley Fair I’d make with my children, and the rainiest by far. Most of the adults not yet on ...

I knew I was in Montana

Last fall, I was blessed to give the nontechnical keynote talk at High Point Networks Technical Conference, HiPoCON. I met amazing people and enjoyed the experience greatly. The Fargo event was at Scheels Arena and the Sioux Falls, S.D., event at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. The third ...

Across US, clergy mobilize to support vulnerable migrants

So far this week, an anticipated nationwide sweep has not materialized at the expected magnitude. Yet the mere prospect of such action has prompted legions of pastors, rabbis and their congregations across the United States to stand ready to help vulnerable immigrants with offers of sanctuary ...

First Baptist Church XYZ to meet July 18

First Baptist Church XYZ, a ministry for people over age 50, will meet Thursday, July 18, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Renee Zahn, Lincoln, will present a program about Freedom Prison Ministries. Refreshments will be served. First Baptist Church is located at 200 3rd Street SW in Minot.

What should your next conversation be?

Teri, my wife, wrote about a day she will never forget: “On January 17th, 2018, I was sitting in my office when the phone rang. When I looked at my phone my first thought was, ‘I don’t know if I want to talk to my mom right now.’ What followed immediately was the thought, ‘Answer, ...