Loren Magnus of Petersburg, N.D., suggests that North Dakota help the Minnesota Vikings pay for a new stadium. He proposes that the state invest some of its surplus to build a stadium in Minneapolis. He’s half-right.
Alas, August’s news was mostly bad. In agricultural news, rains delayed harvest, several months after they also delayed and prevented planting. And the lockout at American Crystal Sugar Co. dragged on.
Selection of fire truck for new playground fits
Rebuilding the Sherlock Forest playground, necessary because of a May fire that destroyed three-fourths of the playground, is off to a raucous start with Monday evening’s unveiling of the new design.
The worst thing to happen when you retire? You don’t leave a vacancy.
That is Jerry Amiot’s situation. The 69-year-old’s last day as Polk County auditor-treasurer is Friday, when the position retires with him.
Like last time, ‘impact fee’ on smokers could halt stalemate
I suggested in Sunday’s column, with tongue firmly planted in cheek, that North Dakota should help our neighbors to the east with their budget problems.
Distance running is on my brain because of conversations with several people who participated in Saturday’s Fargo Marathon. The event attracted 18,175 participants for distances ranging from 3.1 miles to 26 miles and 385 yards, the marathon distance. One participant suggested that I join a relay team that splits the distance. Hey, good idea. That would work if four others pledged to run 6.5 miles each. I could handle the final 385 yards
With switch to digital looming, Langdon movie theater again will turn to community
Sometimes, progress stinks.
That’s the case in Langdon, N.D., which is threatened by the loss of its movie theater unless community members rally.
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