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A Tribute to Robert Hale

A Friend, Mentor, and Man with a Vision for North Dakota Robert Hale loved North Dakota. More than anyone, he helped me see the extraordinary potential that exists in North Dakota. That realization led me to be involved in dozens of campaigns and in organizing grassroots citizens around numerous causes.…
December 7, 2021

Under-the-Radar School Bond Election

MPS bond election needs more exposure and better arguments In recent years elections have become a thorny topic simply by virtue of their contested nature in the context of an increasingly polarized society. In the last year, accusations of fraud have brought feelings about elections to a fever pitch. Election coverage usually seems to approach saturation point, but this current Minot Public…
December 4, 2021

How to Vote in Upcoming Minot Public Schools Bond Election

**UPDATE: This article has been corrected to show that early voting will take place every day from Monday, Nov. 29 through Friday, Dec. 3, as well as Monday, Dec. 6. The information regarding election day, Tuesday, Dec. 7, has not changed. MINOT — Residents of the Minot Public School District…
November 26, 2021

Granville Bank Building Still Alive and Strong

Allis family employs historic site to keep Granville history flourishing GRANVILLE—As you visit many smaller, older towns in North Dakota, the most prominent building you often see is an old bank building. This reality holds true for the town of Granville.   Situated just off U.S. Highway 2 almost exactly halfway between Minot and Towner, Granville possesses a…
November 19, 2021

Is Hard Work the Best We Should Expect from Our Legislature?

North Dakotans value hard work. A recent analysis by WalletHub, using ten key indicators, placed North Dakota as the 2nd hardest working state in the U. S., trailing only Alaska. Most North Dakotans teach their children at an early age the value of hard work, and that instilled training tends to last a lifetime.  I think…
November 16, 2021

High Wind Warning

Shortly after 3 p.m. Monday the National Weather Service issued a High Wind Warning for western and central North Dakota Tuesday and much of the state Wednesday. Northwest winds of 30 to 40 miles per hour with gusts to 50-60 mph are possible.  The NWS warns that damaging wind could…
November 15, 2021

Anti-CRT Bill Passes Legislature

CRT to be prohibited from being taught in public schools On Friday, Nov. 8, The North Dakota Senate passed a bill banning the teaching of Critical Race Theory (CRT) in North Dakota public schools. The passage of HB 1508, sponsored by Rep. Jim Kasper (R-Dis. 46, Fargo), occurred this morning, Friday, Nov. 8,…
November 12, 2021

A Day to Remember

Veterans Day Ceremony in Minot An aging veteran snapped a steady salute for the presentation of the colors, steadied on his trembling legs by his spouse. Another removes his cap and struggles to manage a salute from his wheelchair. The scene is repeated in various forms throughout the armory adjacent to the Minot Auditorium.  The…
November 11, 2021

Dot’s Pretzels Purchased by Hershey

Part of $1.2 billion deal VELVA – A product developed by Dorothy Henke in her home kitchen more than 10 years ago is now part of a $1.2-billion acquisition by food giant Hershey. Another pretzel maker, Pretzels Inc., is included in the deal.  Dot’s Pretzel’s made a meteoric rise on the snack market, eventually growing…
November 10, 2021

COVID Corner

Some helpful tips COVID-19 and the official response to it have become the dominant features of life in many parts of the US and the world. We are offering these links to help you understand the disease and your possible response to it, should you or a loved one become…
October 27, 2021
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