Leaning Against the Majority on Hens and Snakes

Tomorrow night at Minot’s special City Council meeting, I’m leaning towards allowing snakes as pets and backyard hens. And if my support ends up in those columns, it would be in spite of what I consider a majority of public input that’s opposed to both. So, with that being the case — me likely voting

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Pitbull Potpourri & Where this Council Member is Leaning

Last month I wrote about the fact that I do think pit bulls — as a breed — represent a danger to public safety. It’s because when they bite people, they often do more damage than when other breeds bite people. And with that in mind, I think it’s appropriate for City Council to address

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Pitbulls… Lovable? Yes. Dangerous? That too.

None of that changes the fact that as a City Council member, I’ve got the job of deciding the issue. Mark your calendars, our meeting is tentatively scheduled for January 17th.

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On the Record: Governor Candidates on K-12 Education

On the Record is a weekly column where you get a chance to get to know our Governor candidates. Three candidates are vying for the Republican nomination. One candidate is in the race for the Democrats. This week’s question is on what K-12 education might look like 10 years from… presuming our Governor might have

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On the Record: Governor Candidates Weigh in on a Beer Economy

On the Record is a weekly column where you get a chance to get to know our Governor candidates. Without a Democrat in the race, leadership for the next four years will be decided at the June primary election. That makes it our job to get to know these guys now. The Question Doug Burgum

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