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EDITOR'S NOTEBOOK: Some tough calls

April 17, 2016 Critics and the unaware might often assume that given the non-stop rush of the news world and the marketing demands on newspapers today, that little thought goes into every aspect of producing one. more »»

Garland not fit to be Supreme Court Justice

April 16, 2016 Whether they refuse to even consider him or hold hearings on his nomination, U.S. senators should not place federal Judge Merrick Garland on the Supreme Cour. more »»

Nowhere is truly safe from crime

April 15, 2016 Several crimes over the past few weeks have prompted perfectly reasonable people affected by the incidents to express surprise. ‘It doesn’t happen here’ has been the core opinion expresse. more »»

Criminal justice system in need of makeover

April 14, 2016 While North Dakota is nicely removed from some of the challenges that face urban war zones such as Chicago and Baltimore, the state and Ward County do share some of the most confounding problems. more »»

It’s a good time to be a North Dakotan

April 13, 2016 Yes, North Dakota faces some challenges when it comes to revenue, budget and a slowing economy in places. Still, it’s a good year to be a North Dakotan. more »»

Time for the city to hire an auditor

April 10, 2016 Last week’s decision by the City of Minot to seek out a consultant for its troubled planning department was a good first step. more »»

EDITOR'S NOTEBOOK: Crime & Punishment

April 10, 2016 When I first arrived in Minot last fall, I wanted to get an idea of the issues on the minds of everyday residents, before anyone recognized my name. more »»

Don’t think about how new minumum wage will get paid

April 9, 2016 How would you feel if, as you were about to pay for some bread and milk at the grocery store, the cashier stopped and said, “I’m going to have to add some to your bil. more »»

DEA plane still not in use

April 8, 2016 It probably is a good thing bureaucrats like those at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration were not in charge of arming the United States for World War II. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. more »»

An uncomfortable truth about the drug problem

April 7, 2016 By now, most people are aware of the challenge of drug addiction facing Minot and every other community in the countr. more »»

Trump needs to dump whining

April 7, 2016 In perhaps a demonstration of how ill-prepared Donald Trump would be to handle the realities and inner workings of politics on a national (let alone international) stage, he threw a tantrum over th... more »»

It takes a community

April 6, 2016 The current wave of crime in Minot highlights a reality many might not often accept –that fighting crime like this is not just the reponsibility of police. It takes the entire community. more »»

What can be done to prevent railroad accidents?

April 5, 2016 Sunday’s crash of an Amtrak train near Philadelphia brought to 20 the number of serious railroad accidents in the United States during the past year. more »»

Region needs anchors for young professionals

April 3, 2016 Both public and private sector entities in Minot and other west-central North Dakota communities frequently express their need for qualified employees and their struggles to retain such employees. more »»

EDITOR'S NOTEBOOK: Decisions, decisions ...

April 3, 2016 Over the next few months and the rest of the year, there will be (more) changes coming to the Minot Daily News. Now, change is not always the easiest thing to which to accept or adapt. more »»

It’s a shame Obama wastes effort

April 1, 2016 Lest anyone forget the regime President Barack Obama flirted with in Cuba last week, that nation’s former ruler Fidel Castro penned a mocking response to Obama’s visit and speeches, which was... more »»

Community needs to prepare for future police needs

March 31, 2016 It was a good thing to see the Minot Police Department attract a strong group of potential recruits in recent weeks, and hopefully the result will be good hires by the department in the future. more »»

Higher standard for public officials applies to all

March 30, 2016 Last week’s call by the Minot Daily News on its editorial page for Deputy State’s Attorney Kelly Ann Dillon to be removed from the courtroom pending the outcome of her DUI charge has prompted an... more »»

Donations to universities fraught with peril

March 29, 2016 In recent years, there have been plenty of reports about where some charitable institutions spend the money they receive largely from private donations. more »»

Definition of child neglect needs reality check

March 27, 2016 Today’s society is increasingly lenient when it comes to many things. Governments hand out needles to drug addicts and look at creating safe zones for addicts to shoot up. more »»



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