Those visiting Minot State University's campus this past month have seen hundreds of people working hard on our community's behalf. The busy Red Cross Emergency Center and the FEMA center, as well as National Guard members and other emergency workers staying in our residence halls, are sure signs of the remarkable and selfless ways people have stepped up to help evacuees and others impacted by this emergency. They deserve our sincere appreciation and our strong voice of support as they continue to deal with the immediate and long-term issues facing our community. Mayor Curt Zimbelman and all others who responded so well during this difficult time deserve our most sincere gratitude as well. Our heart goes out to all people who have been directly impacted by this flood.