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Opinion

Not perfect, but Minot still good place to live

Editorials

A survey showing Minot-area residents largely feel good about their community is positive news. Sometimes the negative voices tend to be the loudest so it’s nice to know that most people don’t view the situation as all gloomy. The survey was conducted through Odney, which has been tasked ...

Hollywood socialism

National Columnists

Hollywood is now obsessing about increasing ethnic and gender diversity. Good. There’s been nasty racial and gender discrimination in the movie business. Unfortunately, Hollywood has no interest in one type of diversity: diversity of thought. In most every movie, capitalism is evil. ...

Who stole Donald Trump’s body?

National Columnists

Watching President Trump in conversations Tuesday with French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau caused a moment of cognitive dissonance. Could this be our Donald Trump speaking? Setting aside whether one agreed with his remarks, the ...

Trinity Health Foundation helps needy families

Editorials

The local community opened their hearts to a drive by the Trinity Health Foundation to put turkeys and other groceries on the tables of needy families this holiday season. The drive surpassed its goal and then some. “This year, Trinity Health Foundation received $11,470.09, or about ...

Board of Higher Ed picking wrong president

Community Columnists

It is unfortunate that we must hang our dirty linen before the whole state to address the selection of a new president for the University of North Dakota. However, it is a fair subject for a statewide columnist because we are talking about the University of North Dakota and not the University ...

Republicans need to sign on to impeachment

Letters to the Editor

Tammy Caldwell, Minot The sheer amount of criminal evidence unearthed by the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump marks an unprecedented moment in American history. It’s time for Republican lawmakers to join Democrats in supporting drafting articles of impeachment. GOP reps want to be ...

In ‘Defense’ of Donald Trump Jr.

National Columnists

Donald Trump Jr., in his better-selling book, “Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us,” writes of his reactions to visiting Arlington National Cemetery and driving “past the rows of white grave markers.” He explains: “In that moment, I ... thought of all the ...

Minot already recycles

Letters to the Editor

Lianne Zeltinger, Minot Who, in Minot, is being prohibited or restricted from recycling? I, personally recycle, reuse and repurpose items. I could always do more. I also pick up litter which, I guess, adds to our local landfill. I appreciate the due diligence the council is giving this ...

Citizen revolt: Resist refugee resettlement dumps

National Columnists

Should U.S. citizens have input into whether their neighborhoods are fundamentally and permanently transformed into United Nations refugee camps full of welfare dependents and tax burdens? Government-funded charities that profit mightily from the federal refugee resettlement program say: ...

Big difference between private and public signage

Letters to the Editor

Chris Baker, Minot If we didn’t constantly spend money on studies and consultants and polls (buying daily coffee shop coffees) (raindrops), most of which end up explaining only how we need more studies and consultants and polls, (employment program?), at least until the funds available for ...

Minot has potential

Letters to the Editor

Mahmood Qazi, Minot After having lived in Minot for 4 years and reading the local press, watching the local electronic media, I found it to be an interesting place to live for a long time and raise the family here. I have been reading the idea of city gathering place in the town and wanted to ...

Evil doesn’t change

Letters to the Editor

Dan Reinhard, Minot For those that may remember the movie Blackhawk Down, they might recall that horrific battle was fought by our military in Somalia. As with numerous consequences in most wars, there will be many noncombatant refugees. There were several thousand such victims in Somalian ...

No explanation needed

Letters to the Editor

Bob Zeigler, Minot So now it is Trinity’s fault that the city council can’t figure out that no one in Minot except them wants a gathering space? Trinity said “no,” so it is “no.” No explanation needed. Three spaces considered, none acceptable? Duh? Just like the parking garages ...

Thank you Minot Air Force Base

Letters to the Editor

Steve and Jan Moen, Minot We would like to give the guys and gals from the Minot Air Force Base a big Bravo Zulu, a mighty well done, and a big thank you for all the work they did giving us senior citizens a great Thanksgiving meal and get together. The fact that they all volunteered to do ...

Hold Chinese accountable for pollution

Editorials

"Do we really want to be remembered as the generation that buried its head in the sand, that fiddled while the planet burned?” asked U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres this week. He was addressing representatives from nearly 200 nations, gathered in Spain for a meeting on climate ...

A death in the family

Community Columnists

There were three newspaper deaths in the family last Friday, in the North Dakota towns of Killdeer, New England and Hettinger. I knew them all as the news director for Dickson Media in the ‘90s, but the loss of the Adams County Record in Hettinger hit especially hard. Following a 12-year ...

War in Afghanistan is our fight too

Editorials

The most effective education on world trouble spots requires going there. So, just before Thanksgiving, a group of members of Congress went to Afghanistan. There, they talked with both U.S. forces and officials and Afghans, including that nation’s president, Ashraf Ghani. Making the trip ...

Warren’s problems go beyond health care

National Columnists

Elizabeth Warren had great momentum for a while. Then her poll numbers leveled and fell. The standard explanation is that the Democrat’s “Medicare for All” plan comes across as too radical — both the price and the part that would force over 150 million Americans off their employers’ ...