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Opinion

CNN’S preposterous call for unity

National Columnists

There was a Museum of Broadcasting in New York City, but there’s never been a Museum of Broadcasting Shamelessness. Imagine a place where they could run a medley of clips of Dan Rather insisting that, despite the small problem of his reporting on phony National Guard documents, “the ...

There’s still plenty to be thankful for on Thanksgiving Day

Editorials

Thanksgiving Day has long been the traditional day when families and friends gather for dinner and a time to give thanks. But this year’s Thanksgiving Day here in our local area, state and across the nation will be different as people are being advised not to gather in large groups for that ...

Correct diagnostics needed

National Columnists

You present to a physician with severe abdominal pain. He examines you and concludes that your ingrown toenails are the cause of your abdominal distress. He prescribes that you soak your feet in warm water but that does not bring relief to your abdominal pain. Then he suggests that you apply ...

Welcome new Minot city manager Harold Stewart

Editorials

It’s official. Minot has a new city manager. Harold Stewart was hired as city manager when the council met at a special meeting on Friday. He’ll begin work on Dec. 28. “My family and I are excited about the opportunity. We are grateful for the confidence of the council and community ...

Close the Electoral College, shorten the transition time

National Columnists

Two welcome if unintended legacies from the Donald Trump years would be getting rid of the Electoral College that put him in office and reducing the time of transition of power after presidential elections, which has enabled him to hinder recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Long before ...

Shutdowns are a last resort

Editorials

With the coronavirus coming back strong, a number of governors have already ordered new — or rather, renewed — steps to combat the disease. Most are reluctant to mandate widespread business closings, however. There are very good reasons for that. Our economy may not be able to withstand ...

Cal Thomas: Who needs faith advisers?

National Columnists

If I am deficient in my knowledge about chemistry, or a medical issue, or what kind of car to buy, I consult people who know more than I do on these subjects. When it comes to faith, though, I can handle that with a little help from my friends, meaning the writers of the Old and New ...

A COVID-19 message for the clergy

Community Columnists

The COVIC-19 virus is sweeping through North Dakota like an 1880 prairie fire, disabling thousands and killing hundreds. While the virus is 20, 50, or 100 times as deadly as it was in March when we took to social distancing and masking, we have not escalated our protection commensurate to the ...

Honoring industry that employs veterans

Letters to the Editor

Rep. Mike Brandenburg, Edgely In my 22 years serving in the North Dakota National Guard and while serving as State Representative, I have seen firsthand the tireless dedication of our servicemembers to our country. As we (honored) our brave men and women this Veterans Day, I want to also ...

Why forgiving student debt is a bad idea

National Columnists

One good rule of thumb is to judge parties and politicians by their priorities. Politicians often pretend to be for every good thing under the sun, so the best way to judge them is to look at which things they actually work to achieve or spend political capital on. This will tell you not only ...

Trump’s election reaction reflects his presidency

Letters to the Editor

Brad Mills, Jamestown Soon to be former President Trump and his Republican enablers want us to believe that the presidential election was rigged and that there was rampant voter fraud. Basically, any vote for President-elect Joe Biden is illegal, and if all those votes are thrown out then ...

Grateful for Gov. Burgum’s leadership

Letters to the Editor

Joan Connell, Lead, NDMA Physician Advocacy Group We, as North Dakota Physicians, support and thank Governor Burgum for his recent executive orders mandating masks, restricting large crowds, and limiting restaurant hours/capacity. We are grateful to Governor Burgum for taking this step to ...

Just a fair chance

Letters to the Editor

Dr. Andy McLean, Grand Forks I am writing this in the service of health care colleagues and citizens of my state of North Dakota, a state straining with the impact of COVID-19. I write as an individual physician, with intentions to represent only myself. I was born and raised in rural North ...

Because they won’t tell you…

Letters to the Editor

Elizabeth Koenig, Bellevue, Wash. I’m talking about your doctors and nurses. Your pharmacists and medical assistants. Your radiology and lab technicians, therapists, medics and all the other health care workers who are there for us whenever we’re sick or hurt. Right now, they’re ...

Winter will arrive soon enough

Editorials

Our winter certainly hasn’t acted like it yet. Every day with no snow drifts or sub-zero temperatures is a bonus at this time of year. There’s been numerous years when winter arrived in October, even early October, which effectively added several more weeks to the coldest season of the ...

I’m optimistic about America

National Columnists

I’m a conservative, and I guess I should be writing a column about my great distress resulting from this election. But I’m not going to write that column, because it’s not what I feel. I’m actually quite upbeat and optimistic about the country that I love. With all my genuine, and ...

National security is above politics

Editorials

American presidents need to hit the ground running, especially when it comes to national security. We have too many enemies in the world to let our guard down for even a few hours. President Donald Trump continues to challenge results of the Nov. 3 election through court challenges. That is ...