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In the record for Feb. 24, 2017
Jamestown dealerships see future for electric vehicles
Italian Tacos ribbon cutting
Schlecht promoted at JRCC
Ag Week Luncheon March 21
nation and world
Hanson, E-K-M cruise past Bison
MARQUEE WIN: Jimmies beat No. 1-ranked Minot State
Jimmies advance to NSAA title tilt
Oakes, Ellendale reach semifinals
Do or die game for Jays
Buffalo chip to those who left mess at protest camp
The right priorities for ND
Marsy’s Law doesn’t protect victims’ names
Wishing loved one could let go of life should not bring guilty feelings
Faith conversations: Former presidential speechwriter to keynote women's conference
Don L. Wilhelm
Faith-based counseling service growing in Jamestown: Victory Christian Counseling Center hires Heller to provide services in Jamestown
Add a splash of color with crotons
‘Which Way, America?': Bible prophecy seminar begins today in Jamestown
Christian Bible talk set for Sunday
Eckstein offering special sermon series
Weekend calendar for Feb. 25, 2017
Bill would allow smaller schools to carry over more funds
Community calendar of events for Feb. 22, 2017
Ron and Rosemary Shasky
September 20, 2016
It’s time to act on recycling program
Six years ago, the Jamestown Area Chamber’s City Beautification Committee conducted a study that indicated that if the city implemented a recycling program, it would save one to two years of landfill space. The study also concluded that if the city automated its garbage pickup system,...
September 20, 2016 - 6:41am
September 19, 2016
Pity the owners of M&A bidding companies
The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters.Shareholders in acquiring companies should be thankful: mergers and acquisitions are down sharply this year. Despite oceans of happy talk after nearly every merger about new synergies, efficiencies and growth,...
September 19, 2016 - 4:24pm
September 12, 2016
Ben Franklin in Bismarck for Pulitzer event
Ben Franklin, whose physiognomy adorns the Pulitzer medal, will be in North Dakota Sept. 24 to appear at the 100th anniversary celebration of Pulitzer Prizes in journalism and history. Sponsored by the North Dakota Humanities Council, the appearance will take place at the Legacy...
September 12, 2016 - 6:46am
Vouchers for addiction treatment a great idea
For too long, North Dakota’s response to addiction issues has been dictated by psychologist Abraham Maslow’s “Law of the Instrument.” “Give a small boy a hammer, and he will find that everything he encounters needs pounding,” Maslow wrote in 1964. You’ve probably heard...
September 12, 2016 - 6:44am
September 5, 2016
Great suggestions for balancing state budget
Doug Burgum, probable-governor-elect, is making bold plans to get North Dakota thinking outside of the box in the same fashion as he did when overcoming barriers to creating the billion-dollar Great Plains Software empire. Having no prior government experience, he is not saddled with...
September 5, 2016 - 6:43am
August 30, 2016
National interests taking over state initiatives
When the initiated proposal for Marsy's Law, backed by California billionaire Henry T. Nicholas III, appeared in North Dakota, native commentators worried about out-of-state meddling in the state's initiative process. One of the opponents of Marsy's Law pinpointed the issue at a Bismarck...
August 30, 2016 - 8:54am
August 29, 2016
PORT: DHS audit revealed shameful conduct which put children at risk
MINOT, N.D.—"The Department of Human Services is not properly monitoring or suspending providers and notifying parents after confirmed...
August 29, 2016 - 6:32am
August 23, 2016
1885 Jamestown meteor displayed all around the world
Sometimes you find the oddest things out on the prairie. During the 1885 construction of a branch line of the Northern Pacific south from Jamestown along the James River, workers discovered a shallow slanting hole. Someone on the crew had the initiative to crawl into the hole and...
August 23, 2016 - 6:45am
August 22, 2016
Dakota Access protesters need turn toward honesty
MINOT, N.D. -- After having stymied the Keystone XL and Sandpiper pipeline projects the environmentalist movement has set their sights on the Dakota Access Pipeline. Thousands of protesters have now gathered on the Standing Rock reservation to protest the pipeline which crosses the...
August 22, 2016 - 8:02am
Cigarette tax initiated to bypass obstinate Legislature
North Dakota voters will be casting ballots in November on an initiated measure that would add $1.73 to the present cigarette tax of 44 cents. It would be the first cigarette tax hike in 23 years. After two bipartisan bills in the 2015 session failed, Rep. Jon Nelson, R-Rugby, predicted...
August 22, 2016 - 7:41am
August 16, 2016
Will OPEC agree to freeze output in Sept?
LONDON - OPEC and non-OPEC countries are again flirting with the idea of a production freeze to accelerate oil-market rebalancing, according to recent statements by several oil ministers."Rebalancing is already taking place," Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih observed in comments...
August 16, 2016 - 10:00pm
August 15, 2016
The problems at NDSU are bigger than Bresciani
MINOT -- Last weekend, I broke a news story indicating that North Dakota State University President Dean Bresciani had been something less than honest about his handling of controversial media restrictions instituted by his athletics department. Bresciani said in a statement released...
August 15, 2016 - 6:55am
40 years of stonewalling ends in fiscal crisis
At the close of the special session of the North Dakota Legislature, the leadership announced that it would be making reforms in the January session to prevent a repeat of the recent fiscal crisis caused by a plunge in oil and farm commodity prices. Facing a $310 million gap, the...
August 15, 2016 - 6:54am
August 10, 2016
Paying for a college education in 1910
From time to time, we hear about the high cost of college and how some students are starting their professional careers with staggering loads of student loans. Studying at a college or university has always had a cost but for most students, the greater earning power they gain through...
August 10, 2016 - 6:56am
Get ready for the canning season
Summer is a great time to enjoy fresh vegetables. But with proper preparation and planning, you can enjoy produce from your garden, grocery store or farmers market all year long. Properly canning your food to ensure safety is a must, so check to make sure you have up-to-date and appropriate...
August 10, 2016 - 6:54am