Can we admit we’re part of the problem?

Reasonable people should at least agree in concept that some degree of control should be exercised by the federal government at the Mexican border. The Mexican border is ground zero for immigration. Canadians appear to be content with high taxes, socialized medicine, expensive booze, expensive gasoline, and less than balmy weather. We should hardly blame

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Minot City Council Agenda, November 4, 2019

Minot City Council will meet Monday, November 4, 5:30 pm at City Hall to consider the agenda below. City Council meetings are open to the public or can be viewed on the City’s Youtube channel here or Facebook page here. 1. ROLL CALL 2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 3. MAYOR’S REPORT 3.1. MAYOR’S APPOINTMENTS Documents: MEMO

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Minnesota river restoration project showing big results in a short time

What happens when you make an investment in a river with poor water quality, recurring algae blooms, and a history corrupted by human interests? North of Minneapolis they’ve been running just such an experiment, and the early going, the results are remarkable. Check the story linked below on the restoration of Rice Creek from the

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Minot City Council Agenda, October 21, 2019

Minot City Council will meet Monday, October 21, 5:30 pm at City Hall to consider the agenda below. Of primary focus for this meeting, Council will hear input from the public regarding the future of recycling in Minot. City Council meetings are open to the public or can be viewed on the City’s Youtube channel

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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times

Are there works of literature, music or pop culture which somewhat describe current events in our nation’s capital? Could it be Dante’s Inferno? Could it be Alice in Wonderland? Could it be To Kill a Mockingbird? Could it be The Crucible? Could it be The Emperor Has No Clothes? Is it like watching One Flew

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City Council Agenda, October 7, 2019

Minot City Council will meet Monday, October 7, 5:30 pm at the Minot Municipal Auditorium to consider the agenda below. City Council meetings are open to the public or can be viewed on the City’s Youtube channel here or Facebook page here. 1. ROLL CALL 2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 3. MAYOR’S REPORT 4. CITY MANAGER

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Minot, you’ve come a long way!

In a matter of weeks, I will be retiring from the private practice of law. It has been an interesting run with victories, defeats, joy, and pain. I won’t be completely idle, however, as I am involved with several endeavors of interest to me. Minds, like bodies, can atrophy without some stimulation. When I moved

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City Council Agenda, September 3, 2019

Minot City Council will meet Tuesday, September 3, 5:30 pm at the Minot Municipal Auditorium to consider the agenda below. City Council meetings are open to the public or can be viewed on the City’s Youtube channel here or Facebook page here. 1. ROLL CALL 2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 3. MAYOR’S REPORT 4. CITY MANAGER

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Who did they blame?

“I got a lot of problems with you people, and now you’re gonna hear about it!” — Frank Costanza, Festivus 1997 In 1884, my great-grandfather crossed an ocean. At Ellis Island, he got off the boat in a foreign land where he didn’t speak the language. After that, he crossed half a continent by train

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Minot, this is the perfect time to be concerned about a City parking project

“Anybody can become angry — that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way – that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy.” — Aristotle Authors note: the post was published

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City Council Agenda, August 19, 2019

Minot City Council will meet Monday, August 19th, 4:15 pm at the Minot Municipal Auditorium to consider the agenda below. City Council meetings are open to the public or can be viewed on the City’s Youtube channel here or Facebook page here. 1. ROLL CALL 2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 3. BUDGET REVIEW QUESTION-AND-ANSWERS SESSION OF

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Hey Minot, Don’t miss night two of Dak Jam 19!

Doors open at 6:30, Hairball (A Bombastic Celebration of Arena Rock) takes the stage at 8:30, and if night two is anything like night one, you’re in for music experience that’s second to none in the region. And what a setting! It takes vision to recognize the potential in an empty parking lot and turn

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