#GoodTalkMinot – Middle-earth and Park District 5-Year Planning

What do Middle-earth, the mythological realm of J.R.R. Tolkien, and the Minot Park District’s 5-year planning process have in common? They’re both topics of this week’s #GoodTalkMinot conversations. On our first hour we’re joined by Director Kena Davidson and Actor Cade Solberg. Out topic: the Magic City Playmaker’s upcoming production of The Hobbit. Watch below to

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MSU student life and contributions and entrepreneurship and innovation in the energy sector

GoodTalk Minot is a weekly collaboration between myself and Jonah Lantto of The Good Talk Network. Our focus: Minot and the people that make it interesting and keep it moving. This past week’s conversations featured the President of Minot State Student Government, Aaron Richard, and one of the founders of the region’s fastest-growing energy sector

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#GoodTalking Minot Flood Protection & History

The Wednesday editions of #GoodTalkMinot featured two keystone conversations — one focused on our future, the other, our past. Watch below as Jonah Lantto and I discuss the status of the region’s flood protection efforts with SRJB and Mouse River Plan Project Administrator, Ryan Ackerman. And for our afternoon session, we were joined be long-time

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#GoodTalkMinot Mayoral Candidate Interviews

Over the past week, Jonah Lantto and I sat down with each City Council candidate to talk Minot issues. Watch the interviews below. On June 12, you’ll have the opportunity to vote for one of these individuals. Shaun Sipma Tim Mihalick Upate: In the initial publication of this post, the embed code for another candidate

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GoodTalk Minot City Council Candidate Interviews

Over the past week, Jonah Lantto and I sat down with each City Council candidate to talk Minot issues. Watch the interviews below. On June 12, you’ll have the opportunity to vote for three of these individuals. Dave Shomento Steve Podyrgula Ed Montez Lisa Olson Mark Jantzer Paul Pitner

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On Politics and the Minot Mafia with Former State Senator Jim Maxson

This week’s episode of #GoodTalkMinot with Jim Maxson delves into the origination of the ‘Minot Mafia’ and all things political. Watch below or download the audio here or your favorite podcast channels through The Good Talk Network.

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What is Progress?

The latest episode of The Good Talk Minot (@thegoodtalk), Jonah Lantto (@jonah_j_lantto) and I dive into the summer line-ups for Arts in the Parks and MSU Summer Theater’s 52nd season. And to close out, the conversation shifts to what is progress? It’s a wily question and not nearly as easy to answer as you might

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Good Talk Minot #4: Fleshing out the Water Balloon Debacle

In episode #4 of The Good Talk Minot, Jonah Lantto of The Good Talk Network and I discuss the now-in-the-past water balloon debacle of 2017. If you’re unfamiliar with the incident, you can get a refresher from this Minot Daily article. The conversation helped me flesh out my thinking on the topic. Here’s where I landed:

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