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Red River Valley Fair
Flight Lines: Small visitors not Canadas; or something that declares a similar theme
Flight Lines: Animals, birds also store food
December 12, 2012
Higher Education 'Big Agenda' Requires Staffing
The Chancellor of Higher Education, Hamid Shirvani, threw down the gauntlet when he announced that he would ask for 30 additional employees to help develop a progressive 'big agenda' for the North Dakota University System. The $8 million for the additional staff is buried in the...
opinion / education
December 12, 2012 - 12:00am
December 5, 2012
Washington Post claims Heitkamp was the best
After ranking Gov. Rick Perry of Texas as the worst candidate in 2012, The Washington Post turned around and proclaimed Heidi Heitkamp as the best. The Post pointed out that Mitt Romney garnered 58 percent of the 323,000 votes in North Dakota while Barack Obama received only 39...
December 5, 2012 - 12:00am
November 28, 2012
Pyramid dominates homeland security meeting
"I'm packed and heading out," Garvey Erfald announced as he joined the Homeland Security Committee assembled in the community hall for its 2013 planning conference. He shoved his bulging carpet bag under one of the hollow core door tables and pulled up a chair. Little Jimmy was...
November 28, 2012 - 12:08pm
November 21, 2012
North Dakota is more Republican than ever
Mitt Romney carried every county except Sioux, Rolette, Steele, Sargent, Ransom and Benson. His percentages in the west were in the 70s and declined to the 50s in the east. The 2012 election highlighted a growing Republicanism while also identifying an east-west partisan divide....
November 21, 2012 - 12:00am
November 7, 2012
Searching for responsive government
Measures are initiated for the ballot when the supporters feel the Legislature will not give their case a fair hearing or the Legislature has already turned a deaf ear to their message. Deaf ears was the case when the North Dakota natural resource organizations initiated a constitutional...
November 7, 2012 - 12:00am
October 31, 2012
What is a poll tax doing in North Dakota?
Measure #1 on the November ballot has been proposed by the Legislature to repeal Section 6 of Article X of the North Dakota constitution: The legislative assembly may provide for the levy, collection and disposition of an annual poll tax of not more than one dollar and fifty cents...
October 31, 2012 - 12:00am
July 25, 2012
Hoping for salvation in 2012 politics
Surveying the 2012 political terrain, analysts at Gallup pontificated that "religion will continue to be a major determinate of how Americans vote for president." With over 80 percent of the electorate identifying themselves as Christians, it should be no surprise that religion...
July 25, 2012 - 12:00am
July 18, 2012
Three who made ND a better place
While many North Dakotans have made significant contributions to the state and communities, the efforts of three such individuals deserve special mention upon their passing. In some ways, their unique contributions have gone unnoticed. For many, Sen. George Longmire (R-Grand Forks)...
July 18, 2012 - 12:00am
July 11, 2012
Looking for the causes of polarization
If you celebrated the founding of America on July 4, I am compelled to ask you for an explanation. We have become a country of such malcontents and ingrates that I wonder if there is anything good to celebrate. In fact, we have turned our great democracy into a divided, uncivil society....
July 11, 2012 - 12:00am