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Editorials

Memorial Day: Honoring lost lives

Many people in Minot and communities across North Dakota and this nation will pay tribute on Monday, Memorial Day, at programs held to honor men and women who lost their lives while defending this country. It is fitting that local veterans’ organizations, their auxiliaries and other ...

Citizens can influence community projects

More than 50 years ago, area businessmen and others met to determine how to advance improvements to address the need for a four-laned, divided U.S. Highway 2 across the state. The group of representatives from seven communities along the highway, meeting at the Minot Chamber of Commerce in ...

Strategic deterrence critical for our nation

“Amidst life’s complexities, it’s essential to discern what truly matters and focus our energy on those important things.” Anon Minot Area Chamber EDC Task Force 21 (TF21) educates the local community, North Dakota officials, members of Congress and the public on national security ...

Local government deserves some praise

It is easy to nitpick what your local government is doing when you live in a city the size of Minot. Yes, there is going to be some degree of nepotism. That is why the city pays a solicitor, and they will advise a city board member to recuse themselves from a vote if there is a conflict of ...

School board in a no-win situation

It is a hard pill to swallow when an elementary school your child attends is part of a discussion to be closed. No amount of savings will feel good about having your child attend a new school that is not close to home. No amount of savings will help elevate the anxiety felt the first time you ...

Doggie DNA test surprisingly accurate

Before moving to Minot, my family and I had an English Springer Spaniel, named Sawyer. At the very beginning of COVID-19 in April 2020, he suddenly became very ill. We thought he had gotten into the garbage and eaten something that he should not have eaten. We were wrong. He had a very ...