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Editorials

Ignoring domestic energy comes at a cost

Between the Russia-Ukraine conflict, rising inflation coming out of the pandemic and the Biden administration’s push towards renewable energy, retail gasoline prices have reached record highs. Earlier this month, oil surged above $100 dollars per barrel for the first time since 2014. When ...

Power outages challenging time for northwest ND

We don’t really think about what it means not to have electricity until we don’t have it. When the power goes off, we wait for line workers to go out in all kinds of weather and conditions to restore what we have become accustomed to having for many years thanks to electrification. ...

Emergency responders can’t take a snow day

When a blizzard is coming, forcing schools and businesses to close, many people head to the warmth of their homes. Others stay on the job in case of any emergencies arising during such storms or to take care of those in hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living facilities and other ...

Community support important to success of military mission

Minot is a military community. With that comes a longtime support from this community for the men and women and their families of all military branches who live and work here, including active duty, military retirees and veterans. Recently the Minot Area Chamber EDC was selected as the ...

Raising awareness about child abuse prevention

During the past fiscal year, 1,349 children in North Dakota were the victims of child abuse or neglect, reports the North Dakota Department of Human Services. It is known that early childhood experiences can have long-term impacts on children. Now to raise awareness in communities and ...

Stepping up oil production comes with concerns

Stepping up oil production in the U.S. is the hot topic since Russia invaded Ukraine. But stepping up production comes with concerns. Last week Lynn Helms, director of the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources, during his monthly report on new oil and gas numbers, said leasing or ...