What’s it like to run 200 miles?

Ryan Wagner is an ultramarathoner and now a world record holder as a member of the team that completed the Mount Everest mail run in the fastest recorded time. He’s also from Makoti. Catch up with what it takes to make it in the world of extreme endurance athletes in the #GoodTalk Minot conversation below.

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Who’s helping foster kids?

The number of kids in the state’s foster care program is growing at an alarming rate. Check out this #GoodTalk Minot conversation with Tanya Hennix, an Independent Living Coordinator with PATH ND to learn more about what we’re doing to support kids who’ve inherited a rough first dose of luck.

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If the City doesn’t, who will? And if nobody does, then what?

The question of a City Hall relocation is on tonight’s City Council agenda. Item 7.5 asks the Council to act on the staff recommendation to drop the Big M building and chase the former Wells Fargo building for the City’s future home. I have a lot of questions I’d like answered before I act on

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Musings on the melting pot

I recently attended a conference in Chicago where one of the featured speakers was a well- regarded demographer from the University of North Carolina. According to his research, for the first time ever in the USA, children in the first grade with brown skin, outnumber children with white skin. By his definition, children with brown

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Can we admit we’re part of the problem?

Reasonable people should at least agree in concept that some degree of control should be exercised by the federal government at the Mexican border. The Mexican border is ground zero for immigration. Canadians appear to be content with high taxes, socialized medicine, expensive booze, expensive gasoline, and less than balmy weather. We should hardly blame

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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times

Are there works of literature, music or pop culture which somewhat describe current events in our nation’s capital? Could it be Dante’s Inferno? Could it be Alice in Wonderland? Could it be To Kill a Mockingbird? Could it be The Crucible? Could it be The Emperor Has No Clothes? Is it like watching One Flew

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Minot, you’ve come a long way!

In a matter of weeks, I will be retiring from the private practice of law. It has been an interesting run with victories, defeats, joy, and pain. I won’t be completely idle, however, as I am involved with several endeavors of interest to me. Minds, like bodies, can atrophy without some stimulation. When I moved

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Who did they blame?

“I got a lot of problems with you people, and now you’re gonna hear about it!” — Frank Costanza, Festivus 1997 In 1884, my great-grandfather crossed an ocean. At Ellis Island, he got off the boat in a foreign land where he didn’t speak the language. After that, he crossed half a continent by train

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