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Editorials

ND State Fair Foundation, Hess, other organizations help graduates

On Wednesday afternoon last week, the North Dakota State Fair Foundation had 19 graduates from the 2021 graduating class gathered to receive $46,000 in scholarships. Hess Corporation ponied up $40,000 for graduating seniors, who are current members of 4-H or Future Farmers of America (FFA). ...

North Dakota State Fair’s well worth a visit

With today and Saturday left of the 2021 North Dakota State Fair, if you haven’t been there yet there’s still plenty of time for you to make the trip to the fairgrounds. The fair is a significant event because it’s the official state fair of North Dakota based right here in Minot. ...

This recall effort a waste of time

North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger has approved a petition to be circulated to recall Gov. Doug Burgum’s recent election win. The recall chairman is Michael Coachman, who Burgum defeated in the past Republican primary by almost 80% of the total vote. The petition asks that ...

Flag Day: A day to honor and commemorate our nation’s symbol

Today is Flag Day, a day when Americans honor and commemorate the adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States by the Continental Congress on June 14, 1777. Everyone is urged to display the U.S. flag in front of their homes and businesses today. Some ...

The people we owe in Afghanistan

I think Joe Biden’s decision to fully withdraw U.S. forces from Afghanistan is a mistake. It’s mistaken on strategic and moral grounds. I hope I’m wrong. But when even administration officials, and experts who favor the decision, concede that our pullout - of a very small contingent of ...

New soybean crushing plant a four-for-one project

For more than two years, we’ve been working with local and state officials and ADM to bring a new, $350 million soybean crushing plant to Spiritwood. This facility will provide a convenient, local market for our state’s soybean producers, while also supporting good-paying jobs and economic ...