BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF NORTH DAKOTA How is my premium spent?
We know health care insurance isn't cheap - but do you know how your premium dollars are spent?
Suprised? Not? What do you think?
We're still listening.... Posted on 2/13/12 at 11:19 AM
JIMMY JABBER There’s no one to blame but yourself for missing class
Video games are the reason for students struggles in school as much as food is to blame for peoples weight issues.
College often is a persons first taste of freedom (loads of free time) from parental ... Posted on 12/27/11 at 1:00 AM
The U.S. Forest Service has offered an apology for the 14,000-acre Pautre Fire south of Hettinger on April 3, a prescribed burn by Forest Service workers that got away from them. But now the federal agency has told ranchers that it will take up to two years to pay on damage claims.
It’s been likened to an alien spaceship landing; a gigantic greenhouse; a dream job for the people who make Windex. But whatever the early descriptions of the approved design of the new Vikings football stadium, there is little doubt it is extraordinary, and extraordinarily expensive.
Every spring thousands of graduates pour out of high schools and colleges around the region. They have reached a milestone in their lives and deserve the recognition and congratulations of friends and community.
North Dakota will add 144 full-time equivalent positions to state government’s workforce in the next few months. The 2013 Legislature approved the job growth. Gov. Jack Dalrymple’s budget proposal had called for more state employees in specific classifications to deal with rapidly rising demand for state services.
If the North Dakota Industrial Commission is serious, more of the state’s “culturally important” places might be off limits to oil, gas and other potentially damaging development. The commission, at the behest of member Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, intends to visit specific places this summer with the goal of putting them on a list that might afford the sites some degree of protection.
This week, I am working with other members of the Senate Agriculture Committee to draft a five-year farm bill. This marks the next act in a play that began too long ago. Unfortunately, the previous Congress was unable to pass a long-term bill, and rural North Dakotans were forced to settle with a one-year extension.
Spring weather finally seems to be headed in the direction we’ve been waiting for so long. That in turn means farmers around the region dealing with delays will push to get their crops in the field at the most advantageous times. Safety needs to be on their minds and the minds of the traveling public.
One of the enduring themes in North Dakota history is the enmity between east and west. Some of it’s real, much of it is myth. When it comes to the recently concluded 2013 Legislature, the record shows most of it is myth — at least among brighter lawmakers.
In all the grand and appropriate tributes to the late North Dakota Gov. William Guy, his visionary thinking about water development often was cited. Guy, who died last month at age 93, surely was among those few politicians who understood how water — too much of it, not enough of it — affected the state’s people, economy and future.
Greg Danz, proprietor of Zandbroz, faces an invisible wall that he and many other merchants face, whether located downtown or in a mall. His store in Fargo must charge its customers 7.5 percent in state and local sales taxes. In Moorhead, the state sales tax takes a bite of 6.875 percent.
Jamestown Public Schools should hire the best available teachers, regardless of who they are related to — but a policy should be in place to protect against nepotism and potential “good ole’ boy” hiring decisions.
The Jamestown Sun Editorial Board
, May 06, 2013
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