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Editorials

Nominations for MDN’s Best of the Best start Sept. 24

In The Minot Daily News’ Best of the Best contest, readers have the final say. For years, Minot residents have looked forward to voting in the Best of the Best contest to support their favorite local businesses, organizations, people and attractions. It’s the biggest contest of its kind ...

Low-income Americans must stop looking to government?

New polling data from Gallup show Americans are not having an easy time through this period of rising prices. According to Gallup, 56% of Americans say now that rising prices are causing severe or moderate hardship. Drilling down, we see that the hardship is not shared equally. Among ...

Healthcare market evolution could benefit consumers

North Dakota’s healthcare market has been evolving, and the speed of the change has been picking up.  Representatives of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota who spoke with The Minot Daily News recently indicated the continuing evolution could make healthcare not only better but help ...

Championing opportunity is winning strategy for Democrats

Today’s political parties lack ideas. The Republicans define themselves as opponents of Democrats. Yet many of the GOP economic policy positions resemble, with minor variations, those of Democrats. Meanwhile, the Democrats repeat the same simplistic refrain: “solve” every problem with ...

Wait over for one family, others still wait

Last month the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced a Tolley man who was killed during World War II was accounted for on June 21. Army Pvt. 1st Class Robert Alexander, who died at age 27, is the most recent military member from North Dakota to be accounted for by the Washington, ...

Unserious leadership in a serious time

We live in a deeply serious time with deeply unserious leaders. Historian Niall Ferguson has written that the “extreme violence of the twentieth century” was precipitated by three preconditions: “ethnic conflict, economic volatility, and empires in decline.” It is difficult not to see ...