#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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Social Security for me but not for thee

In sixteen years, benefits paid out by the Social Security Administration will exceed generated surpluses. The options of the federal government at that time will be to reduce payments to the retired and/or disabled, increase payroll taxes on employers, employees or both, raise the cap on taxable wages, increase the age of retirement, or all

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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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Minot, begin preparing for the loss of our trees and imagining their future

Loss. It’s a big part of Minot’s story — our story — in recent years. The flood took homes and retirements and schools and lives. Yes, lives. Though the official statistics don’t count them, we all know of someone who was lost due to the exhaustion and stress of the clean-up and rebuild. The rapid

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Don’t abolish property taxes

We all hate them, but what happens if we get rid of property tax? Jeremy Jackson, an Associate Professor of Agribusiness and Applied Economics at NDSU shares his thoughts in the letter linked below. A quick review of his position: property tax carries fewer negative impacts into the larger economy than another popular tax —

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