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Editorials

Public has responsibility to engage with government

The current Minot City Council and city administration have often cited desire for more and better communication with residents. The idea is both to exhibit transparency and ostensibly to seek more public input. Depending upon whom is asked, they are either doing a good job or a less than ...

Better sanctioning perhaps needed for government violators

The Belcourt School District was recently found by Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem of having violated the state’s open records law by failing to provide copies of records within a reasonable period of time. In his ruling, “Stenehjem wrote that the Belcourt School District is to use ...

Visit Minot will continue having to rebuild after lull

Minot Daily News wishes Phyllis Burckhard, now former Visit Minot executive director well in the next phase of her career and in her continued efforts in other capacities in helping promote the city she loves and has served through her Visit Minot position for the past five years. In an exit ...

Potential county tax increase will draw public ire

There have probably been few years in which the possibility of a Ward County property tax increase of virtually any size would attract a great deal of attention – and not the good kind. Tax hikes are generally loathed on any occasion by most people, regardless of either their personal ...

Local leadership should have plans B and C for flood control projects

As a component of the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project, it has been determined that the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad track needs to be raised from the Lowe’s Garden Center area to Broadway by as much as six feet. That, in turn, means that the historic Third Street bridge ...

Signs of progress at Earth Recycling are encouraging

Many in Minot, and even outside of town, likely remember the massive plume of smoke that rose from the city on May 18, 2017, the day Earth Recycling caught fire. Led by Minot’s rural fire department and with the assistance of other departments did an admirable job of containing the fire, ...