THE PLACE TO BE AGAIN It was good to see Minot back in the state tournament business this past week. The combined State Class A and State Class B volleyball tournament was held at the Minot State University Dome Thursday through Saturday, returning to Minot after a one-year hiatus in the aftermath of the Souris River flood of 2011. Minot simply wasn't in any shape last November to handle the influx of visitors and fans that come with the 16 volleyball teams. This year was a different story, with a variety of new hotels open for business to help accommodate the legions of fans that followed their teams to the state tournament. There are also new restaurants and new businesses in town since the tournament was last held in Minot in 2010. The state volleyball tournament has become a staple on the Minot sports schedule in recent years, and having another successful event this year puts the city back on track for hosting the tournament in the future.