What we think: News from 2010 census warrants a bravoThe Jamestown Sun hands out these bravos and a buffalo chip this week
By: Sun Staff, The Jamestown Sun
The Jamestown Sun hands out these bravos and a buffalo chip this week:
* Bravo to the news that the latest U.S. Census reports that North Dakota’s population has grown to a near-record level in the past 10 years. The U.S. Census Bureau said North Dakota had 672,591 people on April 1, which is an increase of 4.7 percent from 2000. Outmigration has plagued North Dakota for decades and the latest data provide good news and hope for continued growth in the state.
* Buffalo chip to Mother Nature for the many layers of snow she has dumped on us lately. We know she probably doesn’t care what we think, but still, enough is enough.
* Bravo to retiring Stutsman County Sheriff Dave Orr for his 33 years of service to the county. Orr steps down this weekend.
* Bravo to Sen. Byron Dorgan and Rep. Earl Pomeroy for their many years of service to the people of North Dakota. The two Democrat lawmakers are retiring from Congress Monday and are being replaced by Republicans Sen.-elect John Hoeven and Rep.-elect Rick Berg, respectively.
* Bravo to Robin and Larry Phillips for organizing a Christmas Eve service at the Stutsman County Corrections Center for the past eight years. The service provides comfort to inmates every year, and the Phillipses also put together gift bags with Bibles to give to the inmates every year.
(Editorials are the opinion of Jamestown Sun management and the newspaper’s editorial board)