THE WEST WING Lower pay does not equal lean government
The editorial in Sunday's Grand Forks Herald was entitled "From big government to lean government." Tom Dennis, editorial page editor, posited that Minnesota can learn something from its neighbors, Wi... Posted on 6/4/12 at 1:00 PM
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD NORTH DAKOTA How is my premium spent?
We know health care insurance isn't cheap - but do you know how your premium dollars are spent?
Suprised? Not? What do you think?
We're still listening.... Posted on 2/13/12 at 11:19 AM
JIMMY JABBER There’s no one to blame but yourself for missing class
Video games are the reason for students struggles in school as much as food is to blame for peoples weight issues.
College often is a persons first taste of freedom (loads of free time) from parental ... Posted on 12/27/11 at 1:00 AM
Grand Forks is a college town, and recent events here show an enlightened attitude toward higher ed and its many different roles. Those roles have pop-culture as well as high-culture elements — and successful college communities such as Grand Forks do a good job of handling both.
How do we build a good and prosperous society? That’s a question for the ages. But a fascinating, large-scale experiment now underway should provide a few answers. Best of all, the experiment is happening in real time — and right down the street.
The North Dakota House’s higher-education funding bill both authorizes too little money for infrastructure projects and mandates too many delays in spending it. Those are two good reasons why a conference committee should lean toward the Senate’s much stronger bill.
I recently made it back to Grand Forks for a visit. One has to come back to Grand Forks to really appreciate all the wonderful things going on in the city. I was lucky enough to get a tour of the Choice Health and Fitness facility. All I can say is, wow!
All Minnesotans can agree that a fair day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay. Unfortunately, hundreds of thousands of hard-working Minnesotans, earning at or near the $7.25 per hour minimum wage, do not make enough to support themselves or their families.
In 2007, Louise Erdrich refused an honorary degree from UND because of the use of an American Indian nickname and logo. Doesn’t it follow that she would refuse the Roughrider award given by a state named after that same American Indian group?
N.D. House members should turn back a subcommittee’s recommendations.
When it comes to voting wisely on major construction projects or dramatic reforms, two years of study and preparation for lawmakers is a lot better than two weeks. Let alone two days.
In recent weeks, the North Dakota Legislature has seen too much lawmaking for a cause and not enough lawmaking for the state. Case in point: The so-called “Grande amendment” to Senate Bill 2368, mercifully stripped out of the bill Tuesday by a conference committee.
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