When should local governments take on debt?

Flood protection, NAWS, road maintenance and construction, fire stations — these are just a few of the big ticket capital infrastructure projects we in Minot are trying to figure out how to pay for. That invites the question — when should we bond (take on debt) for these things and under what circumstances? Check out

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#GoodTalking Minot with Realtor and Vlogger Benten Peterson

What’s it take to build a professional brand in the social media age? For one Minot realtor, the answers lies in the embrace of new technology and providing a deeper picture of the person behind the work. Check out last week’s second hour of #GoodTalk Minot where we’re joined by Benten Peterson to talk all

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#GoodTalking Minot Beer & Teaching Science

Last week on the first hour of #GoodTalk Minot we were joined by Dr. Brian Schmidt. Brian’s an Associate Professor at Minot State and the Brewer at Souris River Brewing. What do these careers have in common and what’s the added value in drinking local beer? Find out in the conversation below.

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Josh Duhamel talks about North Dakota roots and Hollywood career

Minot-native Jush Duhamel was awarded an honorary degree by UND last weekend. As a part of the experience, he sat down with WDAY’s Matt Henson and talked about North Dakota and what it means to him to be from this place. Follow the link below to catch the 7-minute interview.

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Previewing the 2019 Medora Musical with the Burning Hills Singers

Rehearsals are underway for one of North Dakota’s great traditions of summer — the Medora Musical. Check out the article from KX News and Tim Olson that includes a video interview with cast members and teases some of the changes in this years show.

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What could become of our idle and vacant farm yards?

On your drives through the North Dakota countryside, have you noticed the many vacant and idle farmsteads? They are relics of a past age when the prairie was alive with people and activity. But the nature of farming changed, the farms followed suit, and the cascade effect of outward migration and rural decline was on.

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#GoodTalk Minot: a fun conversation about an uncomfortable topic — funerals

Sooner or later, we’re all going to have to deal with it. Or, more typically, those we leave behind are going to have to deal with it. Have you thought about what your funeral would be like or how you’d like it? Funerals are changing. We shouldn’t be surprised; our culture is changing, too. On

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Hitchhiking to Egypt and ancient life on the Giza Plateau

This week’s second hour of #GoodTalk Minot featured Minot-native Dr. Mark Lehner, world renown authority on what life was really like at the time the Great Sphinx and pyramids were built. As interesting as the ancient Egypt side of the conversation is, you may appreciate the story of how Dr. Lehner found himself there in

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