When Minnesota presents itself to the world, it doesn’t say, “Home of the Mall of America.” It says, “Land of 10,000 Lakes.” Likewise, North Dakota’s “Legendary” moniker has nothing to do with the number of oil rigs now pumping.
Call up the “Directory of Foreign Language Immersion Programs,” click on Minnesota, and you’ll find a state that’s trying to make strides. But call up the directory and click on North Dakota, and you’ll find ... A state with seemingly no interest at all. “No records to display,” the directory reports.
Probably there are as many reactions to last week’s news about the Fighting Sioux nickname and logo as there are people familiar with the story. But one reaction must be nearly universal: Can this really be the end?
Scandals plague Washington. Critics attack the president from all sides. Partisans go at each other tooth and nail, and not just on talk radio but in Congress itself. To put it another way: Ain’t America grand? Because it’s obvious on this Memorial Day that there’s no finer country on Earth.
“American Red Cross volunteers had an emergency shelter open by 7 p.m. at the public school in Drayton, N.D.,” Wednesday’s Herald reported.
Why are we not surprised to learn that before many people in the region even knew that Cavalier, N.D., had been evacuated, the Red Cross already had a shelter up and running?
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