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Carlson will surely be missed

May 14, 2016 It will be a dark day in Verendrye Electric Cooperative territory Monday. No, the lights are not going out. more »»

Graduates— enjoy your day

May 13, 2016 Birthdays, holidays, wedding and employment anniversaries. Those are important dates to remember. Days to remember, on the other hand, are much more numerou. more »»

Move slowly on changing trash collection

May 12, 2016 There are plenty of valid arguments on both sides of the debate over recycling/changing the way trash service is administered in Minot. more »»

Prayers for Fort McMurray

May 9, 2016 We are thinking good thoughts and saying prayers for the people of the Fort McMurray, Alberta, area who are either fighting or fleeing a massive wildfire that has burned there for more than a week. more »»

(Hopefully) A sign of things to come

May 8, 2016 Over the past few weeks, there have been a handful of optimistic glimpses of what one certainly hopes is a trend to bloom in Minot’s future. more »»

EDITOR'S NOTEBOOK: Exceptions and endorsements

May 8, 2016 Journalism is like the English language in that for all of the sometimes-cumbersome rules, there are exceptions. more »»

Good to see progress on flood protection

May 5, 2016 This week’s major concrete pour for a new flood wall to protect Minot’s Water Treatment Plant was a welcome sign of progress on the complicated path to flood mitigation for the city. more »»

City council’s alternate “reform” plan lacks reform punch

May 4, 2016 It was inevitable that Minot’s city council would launch some pre-emptive effort to scuttle the reform attempts proposed by the #MakeMinot citizen’s group and others. more »»

Donald Trump is lucky in his enemies

May 4, 2016 Every time leftist protesters disrupt one of his events or stage a riot outside, he benefits. They aren’t on the Trump payroll, but they might as well be. more »»

Republicans should have adopted Democrats’ rules — and vice versa

May 4, 2016 The unexpected successes, forecast by almost no one 12 months ago, of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders in winning 40 percent and 42 percent in Republican and Democratic primaries and caucuses is... more »»

Why Russia resents the Unites States

May 4, 2016 Friday, a Russian SU-27 did a barrel roll over a U.S. RC-135 over the Baltic, the second time in two weeks. Also in April, the U.S. more »»

District 14 politics is a microcosm of the nation’s

May 3, 2016 The controversy in North Dakota’s District 14 GOP is a good, local representation of what’s going on in national political circles. more »»

Ethics require more than a page in an HR file

May 1, 2016 Who believes in ethics? Raise your hand now. You, you, you ... hey you in the corner. Ethics? OK, thumbs up to ethics. OK, done. more »»

EDITOR'S NOTEBOOK: The other side of free speech

May 1, 2016 The tough decisions in the newspaper business aren’t always made by a newspaper’s editor. Sometimes it’s a reporter. Sometimes it’s a publisher. Sometime it’s an owner. more »»

Hagerot a most visionary leader

April 30, 2016 One doesn’t expect groundbreaking ideas to be rolled out this time of year. more »»

Who will bail out everyday Americans?

April 29, 2016 Imagine this. You’re a nurse in Minot or a mechanic in Rugby. You’ve worked hard for years to scrape out a living on less-than-union wages and support your family as best you can. more »»

Thanks again, Souris Valley United Way

April 28, 2016 Congratulations and thanks are due the Souris Valley United Way for another excellent effort in funding local area programs! Yesterday, grants totalling $419, 570 were announced, each addressing the... more »»

Helping neighbors a source of community pride

April 27, 2016 It doesn’t take much effort to look around Minot and see those things that are needed or that don’t work or that maybe need to be a little better. more »»

Improved island life? Not so much

April 24, 2016 When he changed U.S. policy toward Cuba in 2014, despite widespread opposition in Congress, President Barack Obama insisted his goal was to improve life for the people of that island country. more »»

EDITOR'S NOTEBOOK: Conflict resolution

April 24, 2016 Newspapers are inevitably lightning rods. It comes with the territory. Bringing news and a diversity of opinions to the public is a dangerous thing after all. more »»



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