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Bravo to Relay for Life organizers, participants

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

* Bravo to John T. “Jack” Paulson of Valley City, the longest serving state judge in North Dakota, who retired earlier this month. Paulson had served as judge since 1980.

* Bravo to the organizers and participants in Stutsman County Relay for Life. The annual event, held June 21-22, raised thousands of dollars for cancer research and the American Cancer Society.

* Bravo to Jamestown Cub Scouts Kade Christianson, Levi Christianson, Daniel Lureen and Dillon Shaffer. The four boys, members of Cub Scout Pack 136, completed work to earn the Boy Scouts of America SuperNova award, the first such award given to Scouts in the Northern Lights Council. They also earned four other Nova awards. The awards focus on science, technology, engineering and math.

* Bravo to the Fort Seward Wagon Train, the nonprofit organization that provides a pioneer life for participants each year. The wagon train left Monday for its weeklong journey through part of Stutsman County.

* Bravo to Alan Komrosky, who loaned his 65-million-year-old triceratops skeleton called “Bob” to the Barnes County Historical Museum in Valley City. Komrosky, who is from Valley City, excavated the triceratops and is selling it for about $1.4 million. It’s a rare opportunity for people in this area to view the exhibit.

* Bravo to the latest inductees into the North Dakota Sports Hall of Fame. Glenn Hansen, Jim LeClair and Mike Podolak received the honor on June 21 at the Jamestown Civic Center.

* Buffalo chip to the nomination of George Tsunis for U.S. ambassador to Norway. Sens. Heidi Heitkamp and John Hoeven of North Dakota, along with Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken of Minnesota and Tim Johnson of South Dakota oppose the nomination, saying Tsunis’ lack of knowledge about Norway makes him an unsuitable candidate for the job. This week, North Dakota Rep. Kevin Cramer and eight members of the House from Minnesota requested President Barack Obama withdraw his nomination of Tsunis for the position.

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