MSU student life and contributions and entrepreneurship and innovation in the energy sector

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GoodTalk Minot is a weekly collaboration between myself and Jonah Lantto of The Good Talk Network. Our focus: Minot and the people that make it interesting and keep it moving. This past week’s conversations featured the President of Minot State Student Government, Aaron Richard, and one of the founders of the region’s fastest-growing energy sector service companies, Kevin Black of Creedence Energy Services. Find and follow the #GoodTalk...

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#GoodTalking Minot Flood Protection & History

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The Wednesday editions of #GoodTalkMinot featured two keystone conversations — one focused on our future, the other, our past. Watch below as Jonah Lantto and I discuss the status of the region’s flood protection efforts with SRJB and Mouse River Plan Project Administrator, Ryan Ackerman. And for our afternoon session, we were joined be long-time Minot resident and former legislator Ben Tollefson. Have a watch below, and look...

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#GoodTalkMinot Mayoral Candidate Interviews

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Over the past week, Jonah Lantto and I sat down with each City Council candidate to talk Minot issues. Watch the interviews below. On June 12, you’ll have the opportunity to vote for one of these individuals. Shaun Sipma Tim Mihalick Upate: In the initial publication of this post, the embed code for another candidate was inadvertently posted twice. This post has been updated to reflect the proper...

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What is Progress?

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The latest episode of The Good Talk Minot (@thegoodtalk), Jonah Lantto (@jonah_j_lantto) and I dive into the summer line-ups for Arts in the Parks and MSU Summer Theater’s 52nd season. And to close out, the conversation shifts to what is progress? It’s a wily question and not nearly as easy to answer as you might imagine. Have a listen below, find and follow The Good Talk Network for...

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Good Talk Minot #4: Fleshing out the Water Balloon Debacle

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In episode #4 of The Good Talk Minot, Jonah Lantto of The Good Talk Network and I discuss the now-in-the-past water balloon debacle of 2017. If you’re unfamiliar with the incident, you can get a refresher from this¬†Minot Daily article. The conversation helped me flesh out my thinking on the topic. Here’s where I landed: We need policies in place to act as a guide for people and...

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The Challenges that go with Speaking out in a Small Town

Commentary: The Challenges that go with Speaking out in a Small Town

In the latest discussion on The Good Talk Minot, myself, Jonah Lantto of The Good Talk Network, and Alderman Shannon Straight dig in on the challenges that come with speaking out in a small town. Perhaps it’s part of our North Dakota culture and personality, perhaps it’s just human nature, but we don’t do ourselves any favors when we go along to get along. Have a listen below...

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