Skip to main content
Thinking cap or Sorting Hat?
Rep. Steve Scalise discharged from hospital after 'successful' surgery
1-week survey offers snapshot of North Dakota's sexual violence
House explosion in Cleveland, N.D., Saturday injures 2
Barbara Bush honored by friends and family at private funeral in Houston
nation and world
Shrine Bowl rosters released
Jimmie baseball/ softball changes
Jimmie track and field in action
Cannon leading heptathlon at DSU
What We Think: Bravo to Blessing Bag donors
Commentary: The fight over online sales taxes cannot be about fairness
Many people benefit when we strive to become our best
Ryan is an enemy of working people
Letter to the editor: Port’s column needed in the state
Melford 'Gene' Andersen
Douglas Mitchell & Adeline Mitchell
Wearing 'multitasker' badge of honor despite drawbacks
Practicing moderation, spending time with family top the holiday to-do list
A decorating dream in the White House: SD native spends three days as volunteer decorator sty White House
What you need in your winter survival kit
Keep the plant that makes a difference
Free livestream planned of event
Public meetings scheduled next week
Community calendar of events for April 20, 2018
Steve and Karen Samek
Rep. Josh Boschee
August 14, 2015
Rules of teaching change quickly
Concerns about non-certified "teachers" in North Dakota public school classrooms are valid and should not be dismissed simply because of a teacher shortage. But that appears to be the agenda of the North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board despite thoughtful objections...
August 14, 2015 - 6:39am
August 7, 2015
EPA rule reaction excessive
The initial reaction among North Dakota's leading elected officials to a new air quality standard promulgated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is so over-the-top as to border on apocalyptic. It is more sky-is-falling Chicken Little rhetoric than credible critique.
August 7, 2015 - 6:41am
August 6, 2015
Ozbun an ideal choice for Dickinson State University
Dickinson State University was looking for a volunteer to serve as its interim president. The State Board of Higher Education found perhaps the best one in North Dakota for the job. On Tuesday, the board appointed Jim Ozbun as interim president of DSU a day after D.C. Coston announced...
August 6, 2015 - 6:52am
August 4, 2015
Bison fans will get their beer
The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead If alcohol sales are to be permitted in the Fargodome at North Dakota State University football games, the best option is a beer garden that keeps beer out of the stands. That appears to be the choice of the Fargo Dome Authority; and it looks like...
August 4, 2015 - 6:35am
August 1, 2015
Bravo to donations to Elks Camp Grassick
The Jamestown Sun hands out these bravos this week: * Bravo to those who donated to Elks Camp Grassick, a camp near Dawson, N.D., that provides a summer camp experience for special needs children and adults. The annual Runnin' O the Green donated $20,000 to Elks Camp Grassick,...
August 1, 2015 - 6:39am
July 31, 2015
Bridge condition research
The reluctance of railroads to share information about the condition of their bridges is curious. It does nothing to moderate railroads' "bad neighbor" reputation, and certainly does not serve the cause of public safety. A Minnesota Public Radio investigation (Forum, July 27)...
July 31, 2015 - 6:45am
July 29, 2015
UND name controversy may end
In the latest iteration of the never-ending saga of selecting a new nickname for the University of North Dakota, President Robert Kelley capitulated (yes, that's the right word) to the lunacy of the social media universe and added a sixth name to a list of five that had been agreed...
July 29, 2015 - 6:45am
July 28, 2015
Stop appeals of abortion rulings
It's a we-told-you-so moment. North Dakota's abortion bill was a doomed stunt in 2013 when the Legislature passed it and the governor signed it. It did not survive review by a federal judge based in Bismarck. And last Wednesday, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the ruling...
July 28, 2015 - 6:49am
July 24, 2015
Committee or Kelley should reconsider 'UND/N.D.'
As mentioned before in this space, the Herald's editorial board sincerely hopes that UND/North Dakota does not wind up as the permanent nickname for the University of North Dakota. But also as mentioned before, a great many people vigorously disagree.
July 24, 2015 - 6:54am
July 21, 2015
Don't disqualify 'Roughriders' as UND nickname over Roosevelt's flaws
Franklin Roosevelt authorized the forced incarceration of more than 100,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. As Supreme Allied Commander in that war, Dwight Eisenhower presided without protest over a rigidly segregated U.S. Army. "I am not, nor ever have been, in favor...
July 21, 2015 - 7:03am
July 17, 2015
Why we need to support Honor Flight
The next Honor Flight for veterans of World War II and the Korean War likely will take off this fall. If a fall date doesn't work, the flight will be scheduled for spring. Support from Fargo-Moorhead and surrounding communities has been good, but more funds will be needed before the...
July 17, 2015 - 7:43am
July 16, 2015
Trump, Palin, Democrats dream ticket
The best thing that can happen to Democrats is for outspoken, outrageous Donald Trump, the New York billionaire, to dominate the Republican presidential primary season. The Donald is in classic form these days, insulting Mexico and Mexican-Americans while trying to make a case about...
July 16, 2015 - 7:56am
July 15, 2015
Stark County recorder finds way to serve all of the public
The Stark County Commission and its state's attorney solved a problem before it became one Monday by allowing the county's deputy recorder to sign same-sex marriage licenses after county recorder Kathy Schwab expressed her unwillingness to doing so based on her belief system. Schwab,...
July 15, 2015 - 7:51am
July 14, 2015
Teacher shortage taskforce tips
Years ago, North Dakota teachers' salaries ranked among the nation's lowest, but school districts seldom had a hard time filling vacancies. Today, while salaries score much higher on national rankings, some schools get few or no applications when openings arise. What's going...
July 14, 2015 - 8:22am
July 13, 2015
Red sun to return to the Valley
Unless the summer weather pattern shifts quickly, the U.S. Northern Plains, North Dakota in particular, will be plagued by smoke from forest fires in Saskatchewan for much of the summer. The raging fires cannot be put out without help from Mother Nature, and to date she is not cooperating....
July 13, 2015 - 7:18am