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Editorials

Good neighbors look after one another

A comment about hate crime that is both disturbing and in a way encouraging was made a few days ago by a woman who apparently was a victim of it. Police in Sterling, Ohio, are investigating an explosion that reduced a home to rubble. Fortunately, no one was injured — because no one was ...

The news is more than just sex trafficking and shootings

If all you remember about the news of last week is mass shootings, an alleged sex trafficker dying in jail and some nervous days on Wall Street, well, you missed out. Several local news items we reported last week bear repeating, with some congratulations extended to the individuals ...

Criminal justice reform worth continued discussion

Readers who missed last week’s series that Minot Daily News published, Outside Chances, taking a comprehensive look at the state of criminal justice reform and the penal system might want to consider taking a second look at the five days of coverage or accessing the stories online. The ...

It’s time Ward County has a K-9 deputy

The Minot Police Department has a new K-9 in Caspian, a two-year-old Tervuren Shepherd trained to sniff out explosives. Caspian was introduced to city council members last week and put on a short demonstration. Also last week the Ward County Commission gave its approval for Sheriff Robert ...

City, County budgets may appease taxpayers

Many in Minot are still smarting from last year’s city property tax increase, and for good reason. It was a decided increase last year. Yes, the City of Minot offered a detailed, rational explanation for the need for last year’s increase. Previous city councils and administrations had ...

Future of planned gathering space is cloudy

At a Minot City Council meeting this week, an alderman asserted something that resounded with truth and sincerity. “This issue is among the most significant facing this community,” council member Josh Wolsky said, Monday night. “Our ability to execute and deliver is going to reflect long ...