#City Council Reform: Don’t Let Perfect Interfere with Good

Let’s cut right to the chase. I think the petition to reduce the number of alderman on the Minot City Council is a great idea. Over the course of my adult lifetime, I have lived in Fargo-Moorhead, Grand Forks and Bismarck, in addition to being a long-time resident of Minot. Fargo, Grand Forks and Bismarck

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One Man’s Opinion: We Can & Must Do Better on Flood Control

At a recent meeting sponsored by the Corps of Engineers regarding flood control, the attendees were advised it would probably be over 20 years before the Souris River flood control project is completed. Several credible local persons involved with the project conceded to me off the record, that it could be longer and possibly never.

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The Divided States of America

Contentious relationships among various factions in the USA are not a new phenomenon. Disagreements over slavery, religion,  consumption of alcoholic beverages, how many wives one may have, taxes, labor relations, regulations, etc. go back from the 18thcentury to the 21st century. Present discord among various factions is quite apparent when viewing the growing cast of

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Commentary: Southern Pride Should Find a New Symbol

To some, the Confederate flag is a proud symbol of southern pride. To others, it is a disgraceful symbol of slavery. It is hard to view it with a patriotic eye. Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia all committed treason in 1861 by seceding from the USA.

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Commentary: Let’s Remember, Some of Our Greatest Presidents Were Deeply Flawed People

The way too long 2016 Presidential race is well under way. There will be no shortage of negativity pointed at every serious candidate, pointing out his or her personality flaws and miscues. Let’s take a historical view of past Presidents who were effective, but had glaring flaws. Thomas Jefferson expanded America through the Louisiana Purchase,

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