Pancakes were served in the dining car this morning at 8:00am as the Empire Builder approached Minot, ND. There are 34 stops between Chicago and Sandpoint. A handful of these are slightly extended stops where you can hop off the train take a short walk, or try and find a newspaper box. Minot is one such stop. I scored three newspapers today at each of our hop offs: The Minot daily, The Williston Daily, and The Great Falls Daily, which I picked up in Havre, MT. A different high school sports story headlined all three papers today, which I thought was cool.