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Opinion

The late hit on Judge Kavanaugh

National Columnists

Upon the memory and truthfulness of Christine Blasey Ford hangs the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, his reputation, and possibly his career on the nation's second highest court. And much more. If Kavanaugh is voted down or forced to withdraw, the Republican Party and ...

Progress here not overlooked around the state

Editorials

Congratulations are due to the people of Minot and city leaders for a recent achievement not to be overlooked. Last weekend at its annual conference in Grand Forks, the North Dakota League of Cities selected Minot as the state’s City of the Year. This is the first time Minot has taken the ...

Waiting for another boom a bad tactic

Editorials

Just a couple of years ago, the most common question being asked about the regional economy was something along the lines of “when will the Bakken come back?” Some asked out of curiosity, other inquiries were weighted with hope. Answers ranged considerably, with perhaps the most common ...

ND’s Senate race far from over

Community Columnists

Conventional wisdom says that Kevin Cramer leads Heidi Heitkamp in the U.S. Senate race in North Dakota. That might be right, based on the fundamentals, but that doesn’t mean he’s going to win. The U.S. Senate campaign in North Dakota is far from over. The fundamentals are against ...

Expansion of Lakeside Christian Center a blessing

Editorials

In case you missed it in Sunday’s edition, there was good news to report in the Lake Metigoshe area – the entire region for that matter. A groundbreaking ceremony was held last month for a new addition at Metigoshe Ministries’ Lakeside Christian Center, a project that has been years in ...

A history lesson

National Columnists

They don't teach history, at least American history, like they did when I attended public school. That's why the recent hearings on Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to become an associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court served as a teachable moment. Repeatedly, Kavanaugh referenced the ...

Editor’s Notebook: On conveying information

Editorials

Working with media Last week, Minot Daily News enjoyed our annual visit from participants in a Chamber of Commerce leadership program. It’s actually fun, in part because of the nice folks in the program and in part because sharing information about the newspaper and industry is inspiring to ...

It’s now up to Congress

Letters to the Editor

Colleen Auer Former city attorney I was determined to identify and root out the corruption at the City. Through this process, I learned more about that corruption, the identities of several of the key players, the identities of co-conspirators who helped to perpetrate and to conceal that ...

Talking Trinity: Trinity breaks more ground this week

Community Columnists

A Breaking More Ground Ceremony for a new hetalthcare campus and medical district in Minot will be held Thursday. The groundbreaking for the new Trinity Health Healthcare Campus and Medical District will be at the northwest corner of the new healthcare campus and medical district property ...

Respect the will of the voters

Letters to the Editor

Nathan Lee Minot I do not know where Andy Maragos is getting his information concerning the campaign of the endorsed District 3 Republican team. I have been part of that team from the beginning, and it is a grassroots campaign that has focused on the hard work of knocking on doors and ...

Maragos misrepresents election results

Letters to the Editor

Wyatt Smith Minot It looks like Andy Maragos is once again counting on voters not paying attention. First, it appears he was counting on voters not paying attention to his liberal voting record prior to the June 12th primary election. He lost that election. Now, it appears he is ...

Urge Heitkamp to confirm Kavanaugh

Letters to the Editor

Dick Walstad Fargo President Trump promised the American people during his 2016 campaign that he would appoint mainstream, highly qualified judges to the Supreme Court, and with the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, he is doing just that. The American Bar Association awarded Judge ...

North Dakota needs ACA

Letters to the Editor

Dr. Kim Krohn Minot I have three adult children. One of our sons was treated for cancer at age 19, one was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at age 14, and one has a back condition that started in his 20’s and will likely haunt him in the future. They don’t sound very healthy, do ...

Health insurance at risk

Letters to the Editor

Earl Pomeroy Mary Wakefield This week, in a Texas courtroom, lawyers were asking a federal judge to strike down the laws which extend insurance coverage to 47,000 North Dakotans and the restrictions on insurance companies preventing them from using preexisting health conditions against ...

A golden opportunity awaits

Letters to the Editor

Dan Reinhard Minot Look at all the possibilities! Imagine fabricating a custom line of knee pads. With a treasured endorsement from the NIKE Corporation, you could add their logo and possibly sell upscale versions with a Colin Kaepernick’s autograph! Think of all the suffering that one ...

Of course, Minot and North Dakota respond to storm devastation

Editorials

Folks in Minot and North Dakota in general know a little bit about the dramatic, tragic impact of flood waters. For that matter, from rail disasters spewing poison to deadly blizzards, North Dakotans are pretty familiar with disasters that threaten the lives of residents. Perhaps that’s ...

Seeking justice, fairness in senate race

Community Columnists

(Oskar and Olsok Thorvildsen, representing the local chapter of the World Association for Fairness, Justice and Equality, exited the elevator on the seventh floor of the state capitol where the Board of Equalization was holding its annual meeting to correct property assessments.) Oskar ...