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The week that was

March 16, 2014 STILL GROWING – We welcome the news that North Dakota’s general fund surplus is growing at an unexpected rate, with the official estimate that the state’s surplus will be at $457 million when the... more »»

Waste dumping disturbing

March 15, 2014 This past week’s discovery of what could be the largest illegal dumping of radioactive oil filter socks in an abandoned building in Noonan should result in criminal prosecution, fines and jail time... more »»

U.S. sends mixed signals

March 14, 2014 No wonder so many foreign leaders are reluctant to go along with U.S. policy initiatives. more »»

Welcome to Minot, Class A

March 13, 2014 It was only fitting this past week when both the Minot High School boys and girls basketball teams qualified for the state tournament, considering the event will be held in the Magic City beginning... more »»

Closing America’s treasures

March 12, 2014 The National Park Service announced last week that more than 273.6 million visits were made to America’ national parks in 2013, a drop of 3 percent from the previous year. more »»

March 31 deadline looms

March 11, 2014 March 31 may be a significant — and very expensive — date in your life. Don’t know why? That is not unusual. Tens of millions of Americans do not, according to public opinion polls. more »»

Will U.S. rethink strategy?

March 10, 2014 Vows by Secretary of State John Kerry and President Barack Obama to line up a solid international front against Russia over its intervention in Ukraine may have to be rethought. more »»

The week that was

March 9, 2014 CALM SOURIS? – The latest flood potential outlook for the Souris River basin didn’t contain much, if any, bad news for Minot and other cities along the river. more »»

Report backfires on Obama

March 8, 2014 In all likelihood, a recent Interior Department report was intended by President Barack Obama as another slap at conservatives in Congres. more »»

Children vs. parents

March 7, 2014 What do parents owe their children? That’s the crux of a lawsuit in New Jersey, filed by high school senior Rachel Canning, 18, who says her parents kicked her out of the hous. more »»

‘The will of the people’

March 6, 2014 “The will of the people.” That concept was debated during Tuesday’s meeting of the Ward County Commission. But defining and interpreting “the will of the people” can be difficult, to say the least. more »»

Growing concerns in Russia

March 5, 2014 U.S. officials’ blustery but empty reaction to Russian intervention in Ukraine sums up failures in foreign policy by President Barack Obama and his administration. more »»

City’s failed search

March 4, 2014 The extensive and ultimately fruitless search for Minot’s new city manager gives us and residents cause for concern. A short recap: Current city manager Dave Waind is retiring at the end of March. more »»

Military budget cuts abroad

March 3, 2014 Americans may be paying more for defense while getting less in troop strength, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel recently hinted. more »»

The week that was

March 2, 2014 JOIN THE CROWD – It appears Minot will become the latest city to ban the sales of electronic cigarettes to minors. more »»

Harassing members of the media

March 1, 2014 We Americans disagree, sometimes fiercely, about government policy and priorities. Liberals argue with conservatives. Republicans do battle with Democrats. more »»

A good addition to airport?

February 28, 2014 The plans are in motion for the construction of a new terminal at the Minot International Airport. more »»

Delaying bridge work

February 27, 2014 The good news for area drivers??The Broadway Bridge won’t be undergoing a deck replacement over the next two years, a project that would have reduced traffic to two lanes during constructio. more »»

Obama’s pipeline timetable

February 26, 2014 A couple of months. more »»

Another lie about Obamacare

February 25, 2014 About 16 million older Americans rely on Medicare Advantage policies to supplement their government health insurance. more »»



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