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Opinion

Discrimination still exists

Letters to the Editor

Michelle Rydz Executive Director High Plains Fair Housing Center Each April, we celebrate the passage of the Fair Housing Act. The Act passed seven days after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and is one of his most important legacies. Dr. King advocated for the passage of ...

The words of TR

Letters to the Editor

ML Berg Minot In view of the current discussion about a TR library for Medora, a brief peek at its history in the 1880s might add some poignancy to the matter. In September 1885, TR was out hunting alone when he was approached by five Hidatsa men. He was understandably uneasy and somewhat ...

The liberals fight back

Community Columnists

Progressives gathered on 4/20 in a smoke-filled backroom at an undisclosed location that for sure wasn't Leonardo DiCaprio's home. Actually, it was more of a rave than a meeting — don't take the brown acid — but there were pressing issues on the agenda. “What if Trump sends all those ...

Mr. Magi Pageant sounds like it could catch on

Editorials

Minot High School students are borrowing an idea for a fundraiser that has proven successful in other parts of the state. The Mr. Magi Pageant sounds like fun and seems to have great potential. Perhaps it will become an annual event – especially if students, parents and the general public ...

After Mueller, nobody has changed their views on Trump

National Columnists

Nothing has changed. Just about no one has moved away from where they stood on Nov. 9, 2016, when they woke up trying to comprehend that Donald J. Trump had overcome the odds, the press and his own shortcomings to win that presidential election. If you voted for him, you are still ...

If TR library happens, success will be years in determining

Editorials

This week, the North Dakota Legislature voted to move along a proposed Theodore Roosevelt presidential library, a high-profile, high priority item for Gov. Doug Burgum. Initially proposed to be recipient of investment from earnings from the Legacy Fund, instead the House voted 76 -16 to use ...

Green dreams

National Columnists

The Green New Deal's goal is to move America to zero carbon emissions in 10 years. "That's a goal you could only imagine possible if you have no idea how energy is produced," James Meigs, former editor of Popular Mechanics magazine, says in my latest video. "Renewable is so ...

Beware Soros-funded hijacking of US Census

National Columnists

"Are you a U.S. citizen?" Only in self-defeating, sovereignty-eroding America is the idea of asking whether people living in America are American citizens for the American census a matter of controversy. On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on whether the Trump ...

Manufacturing layoffs a sign of economic troubles

Editorials

Most people in Minot notice the major closures around town. Big box retailers have closed or continue to struggle in the era of online shopping and increased competition from discount stores. Smaller retail businesses have closed, such as in Dakota Square Mall, for a variety of reasons which ...

They’ve only just begun

National Columnists

Objectivity, like Elvis, long ago left the building in Washington and so the report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller is being read and interpreted through mostly biased eyes. Democrats, who had counted on Mueller to prove that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia, were initially as ...

Justice Kavanaugh and GMU snowflakes

National Columnists

George Mason University's Antonin Scalia Law School hired Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh to co-teach a course this summer called Creation of the Constitution. The course will be held 3,668 miles away, in Runnymede, England, where the Magna Carta was sealed 800 years ago. Some ...

Proposal on use of MAGIC Fund investment has potential for impact

Editorials

On Friday, the MAGIC Fund Screening Committee will discuss a new initiative with potential impact that would benefit small businesses and start-ups in Minot and the region. The proposal would commit $1 million over two years for potential loans for start-ups and expansions, outside of the ...

BYOB Week could reveal resident interest in environmental measures

Editorials

Yesterday, several area markets began Minot’s first Bring Your Own Bag Week, and the participation might be a sign of just how interested shoppers at those stores are in voluntary waste reduction. Each store will provide customers with free, durable, reusable shopping bags at designated ...

Congressional hearing on voter ID was a shame and a sham

Community Columnists

You probably read some headlines last week about a congressional hearing, hosted on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, at which North Dakota’s voter ID laws were characterized as a calculated effort to suppress Native American voters. In truth the field hearing was a sham. A partisan ...

Supreme Court mulls citizenship question for census

National Columnists

The oral arguments the Supreme Court will hear on Tuesday will be more decorous than the gusts of judicial testiness that blew the case up to the nation's highest tribunal. The case, which raises arcane questions of administrative law but could have widely radiating political and policy ...

Minot area flood protection moves ahead

Editorials

A couple of years ago, a survey was taken in regard to the Souris River, and a considerable percentage of respondents said they were still wary of the river because of the last flood, which devastated the river valley, where so many residents resided. Meanwhile, innovative and visionary local ...

100 days of action

Community Columnists

April 13 marked my 100th day as North Dakota’s congressman. This milestone offers an opportunity to look back at what has been accomplished so far for North Dakota and the American people. In my first 100 days, I’ve focused on issues that matter to our state. I’ve sought to help our ...

Is Bernie stealing Trump’s ‘No More Wars’ issue?

National Columnists

"The president has said that he does not want to see this country involved in endless wars... I agree with that," Bernie Sanders told the Fox News audience at Monday's town hall meeting in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Then turning and staring straight into the camera, Bernie added: "Mr. ...