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Editorials

New life for Minot State Dome

It might be hard to believe, but the Minot State University Dome has been around a long, long time. Built in 1981, the Dome was beginning to show its age inside, which prompted renonnovations that are nearly complete. And they look great! It seems it was just a few years ago when, perhaps ...

Job Corps graduation an occasion to remember

What a sight it must have been Friday when 74 young people celebrated graduating from Burdick Job Corps Center in the 25th anniversary year of the founding of the Center. Those young people deserve the community’s applause and congratulations, whether one has ever had an acquaintance or ...

Deal harshly with illegal robocallers when identified

It was welcome news earlier this week when it was announced that a dozen of the biggest phone companies will join a crackdown on those nuisance robocalls we all get. North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem announced that a coalition of 51 attorneys general has reached an agreement with ...

State needs more transparency on spills

The harshest critics of the oil and gas boom in North Dakota often cite production or transportation spills as a prime objection. Many have gone so far as to imply malfeasance on the part of energy companies and state officials. The State of North Dakota isn’t doing a great job at allaying ...

County sales tax extension may require considerable campaign

If indeed Ward County voters are presented with the question of extending the county’s half percent sales tax beyond 2022, proponents should be prepared for an informational campaign about the merits of the measure. Currently, the tax is set to sunset at the end of 2022. The county is ...

Parking ramp roofs were always going to be completed

Critical local taxpayers voice a variety of complaints about the city’s two downtown parking ramps. Some date back to the original concept or the development deal that followed. Other criticism is more recent. Besides the fact that completion of the project, which included residential ...