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Bravo to Bohl for bringing NDSU back to prominence

The Jamestown Sun hands out these bravos and buffalo chip this week.

* Bravo to Craig Bohl for bringing North Dakota State University’s football team back to prominence. He will leave the Bison at the end of the season after being named the head coach at the University of Wyoming. He has guided the Bison to the last two Football Championship Subdivision titles and is seeking a third this year. In his 11 years at NDSU, he has a 101-32 record and is the winningest football coach at the school.

* Bravo to the creation of a North Dakota website that provides information on oil spills and other environmental incidents in the state. The North Dakota Department of Health created the website to make information about spills easy to access. Dave Glatt, chief of the Environmental Health Section, said the website had been in the works for a while after staff saw an increase in information requests for spills.

* Bravo to Peter Ostroushko, a celebrated Minnesota violinist, for making a surprise visit at Lloyd Johnson’s 100th birthday celebration. It had been a dream of Johnson’s to play his fiddle alongside Ostroushko, a regular on “A Prairie Home Companion.” Ostroushko has performed with Minnesota Orchestra and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra — as well as with Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson and Emmylou Harris.

* Buffalo chip to the cold snap we have been in for the last two weeks. The National Weather Service’s Bismarck office forecasts higher temperatures for Sunday and Monday before an Arctic front moves in on Wednesday night or Thursday morning.

* Bravo to Alyssa Nishek of Ellendale, N.D., who sang the national anthem before the Lakers-Trailblazers game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Nishek was chosen to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” after she sent an audition recording to a few large venues.

* Bravo to the presentation of medals to two World War II veterans who earned them during their years of service in the military. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., presented the medals to Bertha Dewald, widow of the late Philip Dewald, and to Anton Tuhy, originally from Manning, N.D.

(Editorials are the opinion of Jamestown Sun management and the newspaper’s editorial board)