What an interesting man Mike Polovitz was. And what a fascinating contrast there is between the Grand Forks of his day and the Grand Forks of today. The Grand Forks of the 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s had something important in common with the North Dakota of those days. You can capture that something in one word: Scarcity.
When Valley News Live says it stands by Moore’s story, the station sounds like it’s missing the point. The law is the law; and if a reporter breaks the law in pursuit of a story, then “the newsworthiness of the story is no defense.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Few political feuds seem as deep or as intense as the one between Democratic and Republican lawmakers in Minnesota. The quarrel brought about the shutdown of state government twice in the past 10 years; and to this day, party leaders seem barely able to talk sometimes, stuck as they are in their competing worldviews.
Helping local law enforcement is all well and good.
But that’s not why the United States beefed up the Border Patrol along the Canadian border to 10 times its pre-Sept. 11 size, an expansion documented in a recent Herald story.
Something good is happening in Massachusetts’ schools. And America’s other 49 states should be lining up to learn about it. Herald editorials have made this point before. But it’s worth repeating today because of Tuesday’s headlines out of the Bay State: “Massachusetts students excel on global examinations,” the Boston Globe reported.
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