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Minot Bodyworks Spa in Town & Country Center is open for business Wednesday, July 3. Jill Schramm / Minot Daily News

We Don’t Need More Licensing Requirements for Massage Therapists, We Need Them for Prostitutes

We Don’t Need More Licensing Requirements for Massage Therapists, We Need Them for Prostitutes

The recent bust of a Minot spa which was also offering sexual services has prompted a Minot Daily News article about sex workers who operate under the guise of lawful business. “Prostitution arrest highlights licensing need in massage therapy,” reads the headline, but that’s a mistaken premise. Massage therapists are already required to be licensed under

A former jewelry store location in the Western Center shopping mall in Fargo near West Acres will be site of the Acreage North Dakota medical marijuana dispensary. The dispensary at 4302 13th Ave. S. is expected to be open Feb. 28.

Stop Pretending Like Your Kids Don’t Already Know What Marijuana Is

Though legal (or at least decriminalized) recreational marijuana probably isn’t going to be a thing in North Dakota for a while yet, we aren’t all that far away from licensed businesses legally selling marijuana from medicinal purposes in our communities. That’s due to a very poorly written ballot measure passed by voters in the 2016

Minot Daily News: “Democrat Arguments Against Tax Reform Are Specious at Their Core”

With the House and Senate working this week on reconciling differences between the iterations of tax reform they’ve passed the Democrats are in full-on propaganda mode. Particularly here in North Dakota where Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s transparently partisan vote against the reform puts her re-election next year in serious jeopardy. But in an editorial the Minot Daily

Columns: Bring On The Voter Registration And Downsize Minot's City Council

I have a couple of newspaper columns published today that I thought I’d flag here on the blog as well. First, in the Grand Forks Herald, I write about the voter registration issue. North Dakota is the only state in the nation without voter registration. The Legislature is studying the issue during the interim, but so

Williston's Experience Is A Bad Example For Minot's Proposed Rec Center

In a column today Minot Daily News editor Dave Rupkalvis writes about his change in attitude about a massive recreation center project Minot voters will be casting their ballots on this month. Rupkalvis has a unique perspective on the project. Previously he lived and worked in Williston where voters approved a similar facility. He initially opposed

Angry University President Gets His Diaper Changed By Higher Ed Board

KXNet – Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson Yesterday Minot State University President David Fuller, who was “so furious his voice was shaking” according to the Minot Daily News, demanded that outgoing Chancellor Hamid Shirvani’s evaluation of him be expunged from his record. He also expressed outrage that his evaluation would appear on a blog before he had a chance

Video: Senator Heitkamp's Chief Of Staff Tries To Bully Fargo News Station

Valley News Live’s Chris Berg has been very critical of Senator Heidi Heitkamp of late, specifically on the issue of the child abuse scandal at the Spirit Lake Reservation. As I noted previously, Senator Heitkamp has been largely silent on the issue until just recently. Berg’s criticism prompted a phone call from Senator Heitkamp’s Chief

Hamid Shirvani Isn't The Only Higher Ed Administrator With A "Golden Parachute" Contract

There’s been much griping of late about the nearly million-dollar “golden parachute” buy out embattled Chancellor Hamid Shirvani received earlier this week. “I’m writing with what some consider the eighth deadly sin, anger, at the North Dakota Higher Board of Education who hired Shirvani and agreed to pay him more than $1 million for a

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