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MIKE JACOBS

Something somewhat similar happened in North Dakota in 2014.
Google tells me that the Census Bureau has found that fewer than 5% of marriages in the United States last 50 years or more.
This is the most egregious slap at North Dakota’s tradition of open government.
A recent trip turned into a bittersweet odyssey through the landscape of my childhood.

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I’m proud to be associated with the Herald – and relieved to be shed of responsibility for it.
It's been a busy time for the U.S. Supreme Court
What’s not clear is what faction will dominate, what coalitions might form, who will emerge as leadership candidates and who will win.
Tuesday’s results will be a measure of grievance and a test of political organization
To me, establishing a garden plot is a way to claim territory. I have never felt that I belonged in a place until I had staked out a garden patch.
The truth is, I won’t be planting potatoes at all this year. Suezette and I are leaving our place west of Gilby for urban living in Grand Forks.

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There was a sense of chaos that week – but that seems long, long ago.
This is a far cry from the historical tumult of North Dakota politics historically. Each of the 12 decades of the state’s history has had political battles.
The most consequential political news of the week involves North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven. Donald Trump endorsed him for re-election, which could dampen the insurgency backing state Rep. Rick Becker.

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