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October 24, 2013
It came as a shameful surprise to learn that North Dakota's largest and -- we'd like to think -- most forward-thinking county -- has been operating without an official morgue or coroner's office. County death inspectors have worked out of their homes and local funeral parlors have...
October 24, 2013 - 7:33am
October 23, 2013
Moving forward and making bipartisanship work
For 16 days, native families on North Dakota's Indian reservations weren't able to get help from the Bureau of Indian Affairs -- leaving families hungry and without housing assistance they desperately need. For 16 days, farmers throughout our state were unable to get crucial support...
October 23, 2013 - 7:21am
Lost value going up in flames
Now maybe North Dakota finally will get serious about curbing the enormous waste spewed every day from the fiery stacks of natural gas wells dotting the prairie like industrial birthday candles. The state's regulators and politicians have dithered and wrung their hands while flaring...
October 23, 2013 - 7:20am
October 22, 2013
When it comes to North Dakota's conservation interests, you might not think the VP of human resources for Honda of America Manufacturing has much to say. You should think again, at least if you're Gov. Jack Dalrymple and want to head off the Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks Amend...
October 22, 2013 - 7:37am
October 19, 2013
Bravo to counties for new juvenile drug court
The Jamestown Sun hands out these bravos this week: * Bravo to Stutsman and Barnes counties for implementing a juvenile drug court, which allows substance-abusing teens charged with nonviolent crimes to possibly get those charges dismissed. The program intends to reduce delinquent...
October 19, 2013 - 7:28am
October 18, 2013
Voters do not like being ignored
Voters in Griggs County recalled all five sitting county commissioners last week, the result of a dispute over building a new county courthouse in Cooperstown. The citizens of that county three times voted down efforts to build a new courthouse. And then the county commissioners went...
October 18, 2013 - 6:14am
October 17, 2013
Flu season is here; get vaccinated
Flu season's here. Get vaccinated to protect not only yourself, but those around you. More influenza vaccinations mean fewer unnecessary deaths among the elderly and among babies. Even healthy people should get vaccinated, because they can get sick and pass the flu on to other people...
October 17, 2013 - 7:31am
October 16, 2013
Education focuses on principals
North Dakotans should not be surprised that Gov. Jack Dalrymple is again hip-deep in an important public education discussion. From his days at the Legislature to his service as governor, Dalrymple has put education at the top of his to-do list. That history goes back to the work...
October 16, 2013 - 7:23am
October 15, 2013
N.D. stands at outdoor crossroad
North Dakota is at a crossroad. The direction the state takes might have as momentous and lasting impact as the great trends that shaped the state from the beginning: agriculture, drought, energy and more recently a diversifying urban economy. Decisions - private and public - made...
October 15, 2013 - 7:49am
October 14, 2013
Other Views: Fong resignation unfortunate for N.D.
As tax commissioners go in North Dakota, Cory Fong stands close to the top, and that's saying something. Byron Dorgan, Kent Conrad and Heidi Heitkamp were all state tax commissioners who ended up in Congress and Lloyd Omdahl became a lieutenant governor. Fong has announced he would...
October 14, 2013 - 5:44am
October 12, 2013
Bravo to JMS for technology award
The Jamestown Sun hands out these bravos this week: * Bravo to Jamestown Middle School, which was selected for the Technology Education Program Excellence award by the North Dakota Technology and Engineering Educators Association. The state award recognizes JMS for its eighth-grade...
October 12, 2013 - 7:16am
October 11, 2013
Editorial: Reduce number of First Avenue traffic lights
Jamestown needs to prepare for growth. That includes improving traffic flows on First Avenue by reducing the number of traffic lights and updating any lights the City Council should decide to retain. First Avenue north of the 10th Street intersection currently has six traffic lights....
October 11, 2013 - 6:32am
October 10, 2013
Regulators, coal industry should cooperate
As Dexter Perkins, University of North Dakota geology professor, notes, "coal is the No. 1 cause of global warming and associated climate change." But as Jason Bohrer, president and CEO of the Lignite Energy Council, also notes, a crackdown on coal means developing countries "will...
October 10, 2013 - 7:22am
October 9, 2013
In praise of drone users' privacy concerns
Over the past year, news stories about unmanned aircraft systems have highlighted privacy concerns as often as technological improvements. For example, six states now have laws that force police agencies to get warrants before using drones to gather evidence. The North Dakota Legislature...
October 9, 2013 - 7:16am
October 8, 2013
Cory Fong is among N.D.'s best
Some North Dakota Democrats have short memories. When Republican Tax Commissioner Cory Fong submitted his resignation to the governor last week, Chad Oban, executive director of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party, couldn't resist lobbing a cheap shot. Oban said Fong's decision...
October 8, 2013 - 7:28am