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Editorials

Agreement with Mexico next step in securing status of ND agriculture

The U.S. pact with Mexico enhancing border security may have its own benefits in terms of stemming the tide of illegal immigrants, human trafficking and drugs being moved into the country – but it also is, or should be, a precursor to the USMCA, the replacement for the North American Free ...

Investment, tourism will demonstrate if Sister City trip was useful

There were many vocal critics of Mayor Shaun Sipma and City Manager Tom Barry traveling to Sister City Skien, Norway May 13-25. Some of the criticism was a result of at least partially inaccurate information. Despite internet dialogue (and many comments made to Minot Daily News), taxpayers ...

Churches show up when most needed

Turn on the television news or the Weather Channel, or pick up a newspaper anywhere these days and you will likely be inundated with reports of flooding somewhere in the U.S. For many of us, our experiences with flooding in Minot make it especially disturbing to watch others go through the ...

Hopefully lessons of D-Day are never forgotten

Now that D-Day observances are complete, one can’t help but hope if the lessons of that fateful day (and the days that followed) are never forgotten. Those lessons? How about that there is good and evil and modern moral equivalency can never erase that? Modern Americans have a bad habit of ...

Paramutual horse racing adds excitement to summer

Feeling lucky are you? Perhaps today’s a day you should be at the track. And, it will be open today and Sunday – for the next three weekends as well. Chippewa Downs, located at Belcourt, a paramutal horse racing track since 1991, has grown to be one of the finest tourist attractions in ...

Regional school sports programs successful on two levels

Countless studies and experts attest the fact that organized sports can be tremendously beneficial for young people. Discipline, teamwork, fair play and providing structure for a student’s time are just a few of the benefits of organized athletics. There are obviously health benefits as ...