MSTC had a debate team every year throughout the 1930s. The debate team usually competed in one to three debates a year. Dickinson, Mayville, and Jamestown were common schools the Beavers debated against. The Beaver debate squad made multiple appearances at the North Dakota Forensic Association Tournament as well as the Red River Valley Tournament.
Dr. Hetherington was the coach for the 1938 Minot Teachers College debate team.
Two male teams and one female team represented Minot State Teachers College in the sixth annual Red River Valley Intercollegiate Forensic tournament held at Concordia College in 1939.