Grand Forks Herald
When North Dakotans go to the polls, they vote for Senate and House members to represent their district. The candidates campaign on their ability to represent the district. Incumbents point to local improvements to show their skill at representing the district. Implicit in all that — so much so that voters take it for granted — is the notion that the House and Senate members will live in the district. But will they? North Dakota law is weak on that question.
Now and then, North Dakota has something to say that the president of the United States should hear. This is one of those times: North Dakota's senators are sending President Barack Obama a message about the nuclear negotiations with Iran. The message is that Congress wants to be involved in those negotiations, the American people want Congress to be involved — and Obama should make sure Congress is involved. Doing so would give the president a stronger hand at the bargaining table, by letting him remind the Iranians that any agreement will have to pass Congress.
The North Dakota Legislature doesn't act often to hobble law enforcement.
How to turn off independent voters and push them toward the other party: If you’re a Democrat, blindly support public-sector unions, even when those unions clearly are working in their...
Members of an organization’s board of directors have one all-important task: hiring and supervising the right CEO. After all, the success of the whole enterprise can depend on whether that...
“Recall the early days of the first Continental Congress in Philadelphia, during the fall of 1774. With Boston occupied by British troops, there were rumors of imminent hostilities and fears...
Rep. Roscoe Streyle, R-Minot, is right about one thing. When it comes to his House Bill 1181, which would change the way North Dakota fills vacant U.S. Senate seats, "the reason for this bill is very simple." But Streyle's wrong about the "very simple" reason he ascribes — namely, his and his party's supposedly deep desire to let North Dakota voters and only North Dakota voters choose a replacement U.S.
When considering whether to relax North Dakota's Sunshine Laws, lawmakers must ask themselves this question: Will the change leave North Dakota better off? In almost all cases, the lawmakers rightly have thundered, "No." But there are a few exceptions, each clearly spelled out and carefully limited. Juvenile court proceedings are one.
Larimore Benefit Auction Thanking everyone who has already donated, Richard Lunski urges area residents to attend a benefit auction from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion in Larimore. All proceeds will be donated to the families whose loved ones were involved in the accident. When: Saturday, from 5 to 10 p.m. Where: American Legion, 114 E. Main St., Larimore Why: To raise money for the families affected by the train-bus collision near Larimore
When North Dakotans voted 67 percent to 33 percent in 2012 to let the University of North Dakota retire the Fighting Sioux nickname, the reason wasn't the Fighting Sioux nickname. The reason was the NCAA. Never had a majority of North Dakotans thought poorly of the name, polls suggested.