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North Dakota Senate fails to override Burgum's veto on bonus bill
Sadeks 'appalled' by ND Senate push to gut bill protecting police informants
Man, interviewed numerous times in Jacob Wetterling's disappearance, sues sheriff
North Carolina Senate passes repeal of transgender bathroom law
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Cornerstone Nutrition Wins Amateur Crown
Sports shorts for March 30, 2017
Cobbers hold off Jimmies
McFeely: 'It's a sad day for everybody': UND athletic director Brian Faison says during WDAY radio interview
Port: The UND’s women’s hockey program lost $1.9 million in 2016
Port: 'This will ultimately enhance your privacy' Congressman Cramer says of controversial internet bill
Letter to the editor: Standing Rock showing no remorse for protests
Port: Planned Parenthood's fake news and Burgum's first veto
Violet P. Hehn
Sondra A. Larson
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JHS Drama to perform ‘The Trojan Women’
Happenings for March 30, 2017
Plan now to attend ‘The Elephant Man’
Collin Raye to perform April 5 in Jamestown
Great Stories of the Great Plains: Jamestown banker nearly perishes in 1899 New York fire
Community calendar of events for March 30, 2017
Bank Forward donates $10,000 to UJ
Classic Car Club won’t meet tonight
Pheasants Forever banquet set
Legion sets Spring Meeting
Terry Wanzek is turning 60
January 25, 2017
Feel the beet: Fill up healthfully with these satisfying winter recipes
Here we are, post-New Year's, with more than a few negative-degree days under our belts and I'm already struggling to keep up with the promises...
January 25, 2017 - 1:43pm
Column: More concerning prescription-only pet diets
Dear Readers: After I informed you about a class-action lawsuit concerning prescription-only pet foods, I received comments from two practicing...
January 25, 2017 - 12:53pm
Lost Italian: Black bean soup combines favorite travel experiences
Every year around this time, mid-January to February, I find myself pulling out my old Clipper Cruise Line cookbook and revisiting some of our...
January 25, 2017 - 10:56am
January 16, 2017
A high-tech governor offers great promise
As a political science professor and a recovering government reorganizer, I was impressed by the inaugural address of Gov. Doug Burgum. And the more he talked the more impressed I became. Without a doubt, everyone ran his comments through individual paradigms tainted by experience...
January 16, 2017 - 6:49am
January 9, 2017
Burgum’s top challenge will be fixing state’s property tax mess
During his State of the State address to lawmakers this last week, Gov. Doug Burgum said he wants to get the state government out of “the property tax buydown business.” Burgum is referring to the approach taken under past governors Jack Dalrymple and John Hoeven to address the...
January 9, 2017 - 11:18am
January 2, 2017
Governor faces major resistance inventing government
Gov. Doug Burgum is going to reinvent government. We are not sure what reinventing means to him, but if it means reorganizing agencies, he will discover that it is a losing proposition. North Dakotans don’t take to reorganization.
January 2, 2017 - 7:06am
North Dakota lawmakers should make a resolution for transparency
Here’s a New Year’s resolution for North Dakota’s lawmakers: Pass new transparency provisions for political campaigns as well as state and local governments. The time is right. In Doug Burgum our state has a governor who is promising to reinvent government, making it more accessible...
January 2, 2017 - 7:05am
December 21, 2016
Building a better strategy for northern border security
Anyone who’s been to a place like Portal, N.D., knows the vast expanse along the northern border that U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and agents are responsible for protecting. And anyone who’s visited the southern border can tell you it’s a whole different ball...
December 21, 2016 - 7:00am
December 19, 2016
Being 'one nation under God' is difficult
When the United States and the Soviet Union were locked in the frigid Cold War, we were sole proprietors of the atomic bomb. Then in 1949 the Soviets exploded one of their own. We were stunned. We had lost our "leg up" in case we met them in a showdown. So we cast about for something...
December 19, 2016 - 6:43am
December 12, 2016
Pipeline delay perpetuates rumor mill
The decision of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to stop construction of the Dakota Access pipeline serves no one well. The decision does nothing but provide false hope to the Standing Rock Sioux, increases community polarization and perpetuates a destructive rumor mill. The handwriting...
December 12, 2016 - 7:40am
December 5, 2016
Does North Dakota need two parties?
In theory, North Dakota Republicans and Democrats believe in a two-party system, but in practice Republicans believe in a one-party system. They have proven this by their relentless efforts to legislate the Democratic Party out of existence. They have gerrymandered the legislative...
December 5, 2016 - 6:56am
Standing Rock’s 2014 pipeline objection is irrelevant
In a desperate attempt to justify months of obstinate, unlawful, and often violent protest the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe released audio from a 2014 meeting with Energy Transfer Partners at which the tribe said they’d oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline. The audio was picked up and...
December 5, 2016 - 6:55am
December 3, 2016
Here’s something Congress can actually get done this year
Destructive gridlock too often cripples Congress, and it frustrates me as much as anyone. Congress shouldn’t be a place where good ideas with bipartisan support fail to move forward. If this election has taught us anything, it’s that Congress needs to get to work finding the kind...
December 3, 2016 - 6:58am
November 29, 2016
Obamacare realities block path to reform
When Donald Trump takes office, he and Congress are likely to keep those aspects of Obamacare that work and revamp those that don't. That's Tim Huckle's message in the Herald's interview today. And we suspect the CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota is right. But there's...
November 29, 2016 - 6:38am
November 28, 2016
Archaic Electoral College still electing presidents
U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has introduced a resolution calling for replacement of the Electoral College with a direct popular vote. Since Hillary Clinton won the popular vote and lost in the Electoral College, the resolution looks more like sour grapes than serious reform....
November 28, 2016 - 6:38am