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Editorials

ESGR beneficial program in ND and local area

There’s a program in North Dakota and nationwide that is doing great work largely under the radar. Designed to gain and maintain employer support for the National Guard and Reserve, the aptly named Department of Defense program, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), is ...

North Dakota’s road toward the repeal of Roe v. Wade

With the unprecedented leak coming from the Supreme Court, the 2022 midterms now have their flashpoint issue, as it appears that the landmark Roe v. Wade decision of 1973 will be overturned. The motivations behind the leak are surely as cynical as they are political, and aren’t likely to ...

Whipping inflation – then and now

In 1974, when the inflation rate was 11.04 percent, President Gerald Ford came up with a slogan: “Whip Inflation Now.” WIN buttons were manufactured by the millions and people were asked to wear them to demonstrate grassroots solidarity to combat the economic scourge. The campaign was later ...

County should get on board if TIF is necessary

In coming weeks, the Ward County Commission is likely to take another look at a proposed Tax Increment Financing proposal for the former Midwest Federal building, also known as the “Big M” building for the iconic letter that has adorned its roof for many years. The building has been ...

Minot Great Northern Campus, Stars good choices

While the Minot Public School Board is reviewing possible names for the city’s new school and team name or mascot, we thought we would offer our suggestions to help them in this endeavor. When naming a new school, a partner to Minot High School-Magic City Campus, it seems selecting a name ...

North Dakota recognizes Arbor Day May 6

On Arbor Day, we celebrate all of the wonderful benefits that trees provide by taking some time to plant, care, or maintain a tree. Just being around trees improves our mood, reduces stress, and lowers blood pressure. They perform environmental services like providing shade, windbreaks, ...