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War Over Walmart To Be Settled In Minot On Monday

War Over Walmart To Be Settled In Minot On Monday

The 2011 flooding of the Souris river in Minot, which bisects the city from east to west, made it clear to the community that far too much of the city’s commerce is focused on the south end of town. During flooding, those living in the north part of town had few choices for stores selling

North Dakota Legislative Trip Paid For By Controversial Islamic Group

I recently wrote a post about a trip to Turkey taken by a number of North Dakota legislators paid for by a group called the Turkish American Federation of the Midwest. In speaking with some legislators who didn’t take they trip, they told me that it was organized through what some described as an odd

City Plans School Building Spending Spree With State Property Tax Relief Payment

To be fair, the Minot School Board is considering more than one option when it comes addressing school growth in the city, and the impact they calculate for property taxes doesn’t take into account the city’s growing property tax base, but even so this illustrates perfectly the problem with trying to solve the property tax

To Lower Crime At Colleges, Eliminate Underage Drinking Laws

I’ve long been an advocate for getting rid of age restrictions on alcohol consumption. By postponing the ability of younger Americans to use alcohol until age 21 – a ridiculous age given that you can vote, buy guns and be trained to kill by the US military by age 18 – we’re simply protracting the

Despite Wages Growing Faster For Women Than Men, North Dakota Dems Touting "War On Women"

It seems that North Dakota Democrats want to bolt national liberal talking points about the “war on women” onto local politics here in North Dakota. Case in point, this recent press release accusing Rep. Kevin Cramer of an “extreme, anti-woman ideology.” “It is just as wrong today as it was in 1963 for women to

Valedictorian Has His Mic Cut Off After Mentioning Religion In Commencement Speech

A similar story about a valedictorian at a South Carolina high school ripping up his speech and delivering the Lord’s Prayer, in defiance of school policy, got a lot of reaction on the reader blogs. Today comes another story about a valedictorian in Texas who got his mic cut off after he diverged from his

With The Chancellor Leaving, Let's Talk About North Dakota's Problematic University Presidents

Scoring their second victory over a chancellor of the North Dakota University System in less than a decade, the state’s university presidents have to be feeling pretty full of themselves. Yet, even as Chancellor Hamid Shirvani departs (golden parachute planted squarely on his back), the problems in the state’s university system remains. And those problems

Half Of College Graduates Working Jobs That Don't Require Degrees

I graduated from high school a little over ten years ago, and what I remember of my discussions with teachers and guidance counselors about my career was that college was a necessity. Without it, I’d be doomed to a career of flipping burgers, but with it I’d slide easily into the path to prosperity. Of

Wages For North Dakota Women Grow Faster Than Men, Democrat "War On Women" Narrative Hardest Hit

I was floored when, earlier this year, North Dakota Democrats adopted an official resolution stating that women in North Dakota face “emergent danger…by simply being women in this state.” Not just danger, mind you, but emergent danger. As in urgent danger. That’s a little hard to swallow. One could argue that the influx of young

Our Cut-In-Line Society

There are moments when you read a story that makes you want to secede from the human race. I had a moment like that when reading this article about people finagling, or outright purchasing, the entitlement to cut in line at airports and amusement parks: Disney World is investigating news that a handful of upper-crust

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