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 By Amy Wobbema    Opinion    August 15, 2022 

Mini Market movers motivated by mentors

I was excited for the Mini Market in Carrington City Park last Tuesday, as it was a chance to see the next generation of movers and shakers in business, in action. I unfortunately couldn’t make it,...

 
 By Marvin Baker    Opinion    August 15, 2022 

Upside Down Under: A party of parties. . .

What happens when a group of 20 somethings with nothing to do get together? They have a party. That’s what a group of us in Edgeley did on March 16, 1981. But this was no ordinary party. Yes, it...

 
 By Lloyd Omdahl    Opinion    August 15, 2022 

Perspective: An option besides term limits

The citizens are restless. They seem to be frustrated with the failure of government to respond or interact with the voters and are looking for options to loosen up the system. Jared Hendrix, GOP...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    Opinion    August 8, 2022

A vision for the future of Main Street

Today I’m noshing on a summer salad and sipping raspberry tea from inside the Garden Gate, Carrington’s downtown gathering place. The exposed brick walls, tin ceilings and beautiful barnwood...

 
 By Marvin Baker    Opinion    August 8, 2022

Upside Down Under: We should showcase the Magic City

Normally I don’t complain in this space because I see enough of that on Facebook, and quite frankly, it’s disgusting. However, last week the North Dakota State Fair was held in Minot, as it has...

 
 By Lloyd Omdahl    Opinion    August 8, 2022

Perspective: Would a three-party system be better?

Frustrated by the inability of the present two-party system to function, more folks are talking about the creation of a third party thinking that would break the deadlock in Washington. At the...

 
 By Allen Stock    Opinion    August 1, 2022

Gottfred's air unit kept 'em all cool

It was in the late 1940s and into the 1950s that I found myself with one more job. A much appreciated job, at that! Along with lawn mowing, helping my dad and stocking shelves in a grocery store, I...

 
 By Marvin Baker    Opinion    August 1, 2022

Upside Down Under: Driver's Ed teaches you this. . .

I was driving down a city street minding my own business when I came upon a semi-trailer in the right lane of traffic. I didn’t see a blinker so I assumed he was turning right since he was in the...

 
 By Lloyd Omdahl    Opinion    August 1, 2022

Perspective: Taking advantage of getting old

Some negative people think that getting old is something to be feared but there are advantages when you pass the 75-year mark. It’s like a period of “no fault” because no matter how much you...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    Opinion    July 25, 2022

Time for a reset

“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes . . . Including you.” – Anne Lamott For the first time since I became a newspaper publisher, I “unplugged” for three...

 
 By Marvin Baker    Opinion    July 25, 2022

Upside Down Under: Get out and see the lakes. . .

Get out and see the lakes… Manitoba used to have a motto, “100,000 lakes” and Minnesota had a motto “10,000 lakes. North Dakota doesn’t have that many lakes, but the ones we do have are...

 
 By Tom Purcell    Opinion    July 25, 2022

Guest: Teens not working doesn't work for America

Here’s a trend that may not bode well for the future of our country: According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 40 percent of 16- to 19-year-olds have summer jobs — down from 75...

 
 By Anne Ehni    Opinion    July 18, 2022

Guest Column: Are we ready?

Are we ready? Are we ready? Are we prepared to stand behind the reversal of Roe v Wade? I’m not convinced we are. Don’t get me wrong, I’m pro-life. I’ve dedicated my life to pro-life choices. And it’s by far the hardest thing I’ve ever do...

 
 By Marvin Baker    Opinion    July 18, 2022

Upside Down Under: Nobody wants to work. . .

I needed to have some service work done on my truck so I took it to the Ford dealership in Minot. And since there is a McDonald’s across the street, I thought I would hang out there while having a...

 
 By Lloyd Omdahl    Opinion    July 18, 2022

Perspective: A good life is more than money

In one of Rob Port’s May writings, he indicated that former State Senator Roscoe Streyle was running for a seat in the legislature on the strength of a proposal to cut North Dakota property taxes...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    Opinion    July 11, 2022

The Fourth of July is as sweet as peach pie

Independence Day is my favorite holiday. Since I was little, I have looked forward to the annual mid-summer celebration. I mean, what’s not to love? The weather is warm, the sun is bright, and there...

 

Exercises good medicine for mental health of kids

Today, more than ever, our children are struggling with their mental health. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, but the issue needs to be recognized all year long. We simply can’t ignore the problem any longer. Between the recent mass shooting...

 
 By Marvin Baker    Opinion    July 11, 2022

Not another one...

There was a rumor floating around a couple of weeks ago that the Edgeley Mail newspaper was shuttered. On Monday the official word came that yes, the weekly newspaper serving the community of Edgeley...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    Opinion    July 4, 2022

Protecting the public's right to know

Publishing public notices is our civic duty as newspapers. From the Abstract of Votes that officially reports the results of a recent election (as published in the Transcript this week, page B3, and...

 
 By Marvin Baker    Opinion    July 4, 2022

Ghosts of North Dakota past

I have a North Dakota map from the 1950s and I was looking at it to see if any highways have changed. Then I got a little curious about several small towns in Cavalier County that either no longer exi...

 
 By Lloyd Omdahl    Opinion    July 4, 2022

More complaining about taxes

Even though he doesn’t stuff the envelopes, North Dakota Tax Commissioner Brian Kroshus deserves credit for the efficient manner in which his department is serving the public. His turnaround time...

 

Letter: Kudos to Garden Club

Audrey Hepburn once said, “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” The spectacular display of flowers throughout the community shows a strong belief in the future of Carrington. Kudos to the Carrington Garden Club for the outstanding work...

 
 By Jeff Olson    Opinion    June 27, 2022

Guest: Where can consumers turn in times of financial distress?

The latest economic news has Americans getting poorer. In fact, recent reports are indicating that two-thirds of Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck. Further, it's not just those living near...

 
 By Marvin Baker    Opinion    June 27, 2022

Upside Down Under: Don't be fuelish. . .

We’re all complaining about the price of gas these days and we have every right to do that. The price has never been this high and it’s killing any pay raise we might have gotten this year. Gas...

 
 By Lloyd Omdahl    Opinion    June 27, 2022

Perspective: Should the CCC be revived?

Walsh County Record (Grafton) Editor W. Todd Morgan reminded us last week that June observed the 80th anniversary of the closing of the Civilian Conservation Corps, an organization of young men 18-20...

 

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