On faith and the role of faith communities in the twenty-first century

For our second hour of #GoodTalk Minot last week, we were joined by Minot-native and Minneapolis Pastor Kjell Ferris. Our topics included the cultural challenges that come with fast-paced change and the emerging role and identity of communities of faith in the early going of the twenty-first century. Watch and listen below, join the conversation

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What’s the best way to cook Walleye?

For the first hour of last week’s #GoodTalk Minot we were joined by Kellen Latendresse and Josh Kelly, both are local fishing guides. Out topics: the best way to cook the best-tasting fish and all the things that make the North Dakota outdoors something to be proud of. Watch and listen below.

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If City Hall doesn’t succeed, neither do we

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this was incorrectly attributed to Josh Wolsky. This has been updated to reflect the correct author, Jim Maxson. If there are more thankless jobs than being on the Minot City Council or being Minot’s Mayor, I have no idea what they may be. The present administration inherited some pre-existing

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So, you’d like a neighborhood grocery store…

Would you like to be less reliant on your car? Should I assume you even have a car? After all, they are expensive. Those are odd questions to ask in an article titled about local grocery stores, but they’re at the heart of the question that asks why our neighborhood grocery stores disappeared. Minot used

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The internet is broken; this is how we fix it

Whether for predatory profit or political persuasion and power, the high ideals that gave rise to the Internet are being increasingly eroded. What do we do about it? Is there a way to turn this extraordinary tool toward outcomes that push us forward? Read more on where we need to direct the Internet from this

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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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What would it look like if we really committed to #MakeMinotAccessible?

It’s one of those things that most of us take for granted — being able to go where we want, when we want, without logistics planning or concerns about how we’re going to get there. I’m talking about not having to worry about barriers like sets of stairs, steps, curbs, irregular thresholds, or the countless

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2020 Census likely to change North Dakota’s political landscape

North Dakota’s population has both grown and shifted over the past 10 years, and when the dust settles following the 2020 count, the political landscape will look different. Rob Port with Say Anything Blog has speculation on where it seems likely more political power is moving to.

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