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Envisioning the future of higher education

May 23, 2016 What parent or grandparent hasn’t at least once looked down at a toddler or preschooler and tried to envision their future many years hence… when they are adults, perhaps heading off to college or t... more »»

The inaugural address we won't hear, but should

May 23, 2016 WASHINGTON — The mere possibility of a Donald Trump presidency — gold-plated faucets in the house first occupied by John and Abigail Adams — will perhaps have a salutary effec. more »»

Hillary's behavior on the brink

May 23, 2016 WASHINGTON — In the wake of a mini-protest of Bernie Sanders supporters against the Nevada Democratic Party at its state convention in Las Vegas last weekend, Hillary Clinton in a CNN interview has... more »»

Brownfields project could energize redevelopment

May 22, 2016 The City of Minot is exploring an exciting plan to prompt redevelopment in the Brownfields projects, discussed at a meeting last week and scheduled for a presentation to the city council in July. more »»

EDITOR'S NOTEBOOK: The case for ‘fair’

May 22, 2016 A couple of weeks ago, an irate man called the newsroom and I happened to overhear one of my reporters trying to figure out why the man was so worked up and what we could do for him. more »»

New teacher contracts a win-win

May 21, 2016 A big thank-you to the Minot Public School Board and Minot Education Association for coming to an amicable agreement on new teacher contracts for the 2016-2017 school year. more »»

Norwegians will be showing their colors

May 17, 2016 People who wear red, white and blue to Scandinavian Heritage Park today are sure to be in fashion. In fact, at 5:30 p.m. more »»

Consider teens for jobs this summer

May 16, 2016 It’s not a groundbreaking observation to point out that many businesses are very much in need of good employees in Minot. In just a couple of weeks, students will be out of school for summer break. more »»

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 »»



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