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
As the director of Polk County Public Health and a lifetime Polk County, Minn., resident, I want to applaud the University of Minnesota Crookston for being among the first colleges in Minnesota to put in place a tobacco-free policy.
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.
Over the next three years, we are going to do a lot of talking about problems on Indian reservations. As a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., has introduced legislation to create an 11-member, three-year Commission on Native Children.RELATED CONTENT
OK, so the payoff may not be a $1.5 million a year contract, which is the deal Craig Bohl reportedly will be getting for leaving North Dakota State University in favor of coaching Wyoming’s football team.RELATED CONTENT
More power is being handed over to the executive branch, while the legislative branch is becoming more partisan. Sound familiar? Well, it’s happening not only in Washington but also in Bismarck.
I was bullied when I was in grade school and middle school. I was tall and skinny, and I wore glasses. For these and other reasons, I was frequently harassed and intimidated. While my methods of dealing with those issues were different than what we recommend these days, I do understand what it is like to be bullied, and I am committed to eliminating bullying to whatever extent possible.
In 2007, the Minnesota Legislature passed a law prohibiting intimidation and bullying in schools. It provides for no accountability and no effective date by which schools must start to comply. No wonder Minnesota’s law is rated dead last — 49th in the nation — in effectiveness.
Here’s hoping today’s columnist Roger Chamberlain reads what today’s other columnist, John Johnson, has to say. Because by pointing to North Dakota’s anti-bullying law, Johnson may have shown Minnesota’s Republicans and Democrats alike the way forward.RELATED CONTENT
Joe Stern of Appleton Wis. writes in about flaring.
Steve Molvig of West Wendover Nev. writes in about political arguments surrounding UND's nickname.
Mary Adams of Grand Forks writes in about Senate filibusters.
Al Bekkerus of Grand Forks writes in about the Outdoor Heritage Fund.