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May 25, 2016
The fall and rise of North Dakota Democrats
Maybe we're all making it too complicated. Maybe there's an easy way for North Dakota Democrats to gain seats in the Legislature and regain their statewide popularity: They should take their lead from the state's most popular Democrat, Heidi Heitkamp. Because it's all a matter of...
May 25, 2016 - 6:46am
May 24, 2016
Time to confront N.D.’s gang problem
Two men were shot and killed at a Williston apartment complex last Tuesday morning. On the afternoon of Sunday, April 30, a man was hit by a stray bullet while sitting in his mobile home in Dickinson’s Heartland Village. On Nov. 30, 2014, a man was shot and killed in the parking...
May 24, 2016 - 7:16am
May 23, 2016
Governor campaign grinds on
To hear the major Republican candidates for governor tell it, North Dakota is either close to the happiest place on earth or is plunging into economic hell. It’s political hyperbole from Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and Fargo businessman Doug Burgum, each of them spinning a...
May 23, 2016 - 7:06am
May 21, 2016
TV 'news' report an outrage
Valley News Live's phony report on the incidence of disease in local refugee communities is offensive on at least two levels. First, it is broadcast reporting at its worst. It posits a false premise and then manipulates reality to fit the narrative. It is a violation of basic journalism...
May 21, 2016 - 10:00am
Bravo to Bentz, honored by Kiwanis
The Jamestown Sun hands out these bravos this week: • Bravo to Jamestown Regional Airport getting two passenger-boarding bridges from Minot International Airport. The Jamestown Regional Airport Authority approved purchasing the passenger-boarding bridges for $32,000. • Bravo to...
May 21, 2016 - 7:18am
May 19, 2016
Get homes tested for radon
With experts saying most Jamestown homes are testing at above-normal radon levels, residents should get a free radon test kit and follow through with any needed sealing or ventilation to make their homes safe from potential cancer-causing radiation. The Environmental Protection Agency...
May 19, 2016 - 7:49am
May 18, 2016
Fargo diversion the best option
It's not that confirmation was needed, but the most recent pronouncement from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources underscores, repeats and, yes, confirms, what every other credible source has concluded: The Fargo-Moorhead Diversion is the only project that can guarantee...
May 18, 2016 - 6:36am
May 17, 2016
How to win money for college: Be a good student
Maybe you’re an eighth-grader. And maybe you’ll be pondering your algebra homework sometime today and thinking, “What’s the point?” Two things. First, the fact that you’re an eighth-grader who’s reading a newspaper editorial right now suggests that in all aspects of...
May 17, 2016 - 6:56am
May 16, 2016
Who supports Measure 1?
It's early yet. The June 14 primary election in North Dakota still is a month away. Then again, it's only a month away — actually, just under a month. In any case, it's worth pointing out a political curiosity about the very big Measure 1 on the ballot, which is that a campaign...
May 16, 2016 - 6:34am
May 14, 2016
Bravo to Teen CERT program
The Jamestown Sun hands out these bravos this week: • Bravo to the Teen Community Emergency Response Team program, which teaches Jamestown High School students how to respond to emergencies. The annual program culminated last week in 103 students participating in a mock disaster...
May 14, 2016 - 8:11am
May 13, 2016
Sanders and Clinton campaigning in North Dakota shows deep divide for Democrats
MINOT, N.D. -- It’s a strange year for American politics, and that makes it a tough year for those of us who make a living from political analysis and prediction. Months ago, I would have bet big that Donald Trump would never, ever be the Republican nominee for president. I’d...
May 13, 2016 - 7:08am
Bison fitting as national mammal
Jamestown, as a community, has paid homage to the American bison, often called the buffalo, for decades. Our community has known about bison for many years, and it is nice to see the rest of the country sees it as a great and distinct animal. The dedication of the World’s Largest...
May 13, 2016 - 6:56am
Welcoming Bernie Sanders to North Dakota
We extend a friendly Fargo welcome to Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. Sanders is in town Friday, May 13, to pump up his fans at a morning rally at the Ramada Plaza & Suites in south Fargo. By all indications, he'll attract a standing-room-only crowd...
May 13, 2016 - 6:39am
May 12, 2016
Phone call tip concerning black student was wrong
It takes a pretty wild phone call or letter to the editor from our readers to surprise us. As a news outlet that covers a large area of South Dakota, we've taken our share of complaints, unusual requests and heard some bizarre tips. To be clear, we absolutely love news tips and when...
May 12, 2016 - 6:37am
May 11, 2016
Claims of prison reform by Stenehjem needs numbers
In a speech to criminal justice students at Minot State University last week, Wayne Stenehjem had this to say: "We have to redo our prison system," the North Dakota attorney general said. "We need to rethink in a fundamental way how we're dealing with punishment. We've built a brand-new...
May 11, 2016 - 6:36am