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Grand Forks Herald A Herald employee was at a meeting recently, discussing Grand Forks with an out-of-town visitor. When asked if she knew much about the University of North Dakota,...
As captain of the USS Kauffman, a guided missile frigate, then-Cdr. Mark Hagerott would have been familiar with President Harry Truman’s famous slogan: “The buck stops here.” For as every...
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.
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 of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races," said Abe Lincoln in 1858. George Washington owned slaves.
Twenty-seven hundred dollars. That's how much 100 shares of Microsoft stock would have cost you back on March 13, 1986, when the company had its initial public offering. Today, that investment would be worth more than $1.28 million, thanks to stock splits and Microsoft's now-global strength in computer software and personal electronics. But the trick, of course, is to recognize tomorrow's Microsoft today.
Supporters of lifting the ban on exporting crude oil say that if America does do, oil production will go up. Critics of lifting the ban say that if America does...
Is the Confederate flag a symbol of Southern pride, or is it a symbol that celebrates racism and hate? That's a debate that once again has found its way into headlines, after an obviously deranged young man opened fire in a Charleston, S.C., church and killed nine black people who were there for Bible study. Prior to the incident, the shooter posted photos of himself posing with a Confederate flag, sparking the argument that the flag should be banned from public grounds, including at the Capitol in South Carolina. This certainly isn't a new issue.
There'll be time enough in days to come to consider the survey of University of North Dakota faculty that offered very harsh judgments about UND President Robert Kelley. That survey is big news in Grand Forks and around the state.
It's a case of dueling press releases. But it deserves a minute of Minnesotans' time — especially those Minnesotans who oppose the Sandpiper Pipeline and can't understand why their fellow residents keep rejecting their arguments. For those opponents, gaining this understanding is crucial. For indisputable evidence now has surfaced that the pipeline's backers are carrying the day — evidence in the form of Friday's unanimous vote in favor of the pipeline by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. How can that be?
Back in March, a Herald editorial about the Grand Forks Police Department's response to a shooting started this way: "Three days have passed, and we still don't really know what happened in the mysterious, yet violent, incident that took place early Saturday morning in the parking lot at Altru Hospital. ... This is an entirely unacceptable method of doing the people's business." Early Tuesday morning, Grand Forks got word of another shooting incident, one that left two people dead.