It happens every winter across the upper Midwest. The temperatures plunge below zero; but you grew up here and come from hardy stock, so you don’t think much of it. At first.RELATED CONTENT
Proposals to increase the minimum wage are being debated again, with both sides treating us to the usual arguments. Those favoring increases note the impossibility of supporting a family on the current minimum: $7.25 an hour federally up to around $10 in some states. This is obviously true.RELATED CONTENT
The global outpouring of respect for Nelson Mandela suggests that we’re not just saying goodbye to the man at his death but that we’re losing a certain kind of leader, unique on the world stage today, and we are mourning that just as much.
In 2006, the University of Minnesota earned the No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. Its reward was coming to Grand Forks and playing in front of a hostile crowd of about 12,000, who were almost all rooting for the Gophers to lose. They did.RELATED CONTENT
Dear Shirley, Cold is one thing. Blizzards are another. And I have spent time this week thumbing through the book, “One to Remember — The Relentless Blizzard of March, 1966.”RELATED CONTENT
Masala Chai, or chai tea as most people refer to it, is one of my favorite ways to warm up on a cold winter day. There’s something about drinking this warm, creamy, aromatic tea that can make you feel as though you are wrapping your soul in a fuzzy blanket.RELATED CONTENT
In recent weeks, discussion has flared up at the Capitol and on editorial pages about property taxes and cities’ use of the $80 million boost to local government aid approved by the Legislature at the end of the 2013 session.
In the wake of a divisive budget battle, Grand Forks School District might be looking for a project that promises a substantial benefit at low cost. Here’s an idea: Start planning now to shift the start times for local high schools to 8:30 a.m.RELATED CONTENT
I used to think all those things said about menopause were sort of exaggerated. And then slowly, insidiously everything started to change. My body and brain conspired to turn on me. It was as if my womb were preparing for a giant going-out-of-business sale.RELATED CONTENT
It’s understandable if UND wants to get beyond volleyball coach Ashley Hardee’s resignation and move on. But that mustn’t happen — at least not before an investigation has been completed, the university has reconsidered key policies, and the findings and any policy changes have been announced.RELATED CONTENT
Six years have passed since the United States economy entered the Great Recession, 4½ since it officially began to recover, but long-term unemployment remains disastrously high.RELATED CONTENT
Grand Forks welcomed in the Yule season 50 years ago by lighting the official community tree at the Park E-Z. That was at Third Street and First Avenue North. There was group singing and plans to pipe music of the season into the business area during days of shopping.RELATED CONTENT
Each week, Herald reporter Brandi Jewett answers your questions about local government, laws and other local topics. This week she answers questions about emergency response units and the stoplights on Columbia.RELATED CONTENT
As a child, my dream was to someday own a black horse. I read “Black Beauty” and the “Black Stallion” series and watched “Fury” on TV on Saturday mornings, imagining myself on the back of the horse heroes, hanging on to a fistful of mane as they galloped furiously down the road, ears flat back and tail flying like a flag.RELATED CONTENT
Generally, workers who make the holidays happen live in poverty, while many of the major retailers they work for bring in multi-billion dollar profits.