Bravo to North Dakota's 133 years of statehood
North Dakota became a state on Nov. 2,
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The Jamestown Sun hands out these bravos this week:
- Bravo to businesses, organizations and residents who helped make Halloween fun for children on a perfect weather day for the holiday.
- Bravo to North Dakota, which marked its 133rd anniversary of statehood on Wednesday, Nov. 2. South Dakota's statehood anniversary is on the same day. In an announcement on the anniversary, the North Dakota Secretary of State's office noted that the state's oldest surviving courthouse, the Stutsman County Courthouse, is considered the birthplace of statehood "because it was there where meetings were first held in 1885 to discuss the division of Dakota Territory."
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Other view: North Dakotans shouldn’t have to provide personal info when requesting documents they already own
Public entities simply must provide the documents that are requested, without question and without bias. They may have to grit their teeth every now and then, but this is how transparency works.