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Joseph Kyle Nice
September 27, 2016
OUR OPINION: Good governance twice over in Grand Forks
You don't have to look at a new dam or a new school to see an example of good governance. You just have to look at a plot of land a few steps long and a single step wide. With its grass cut. That's the case this week in Grand Forks, where the tall grass that had been growing on the...
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September 26, 2016
OUR OPINION: Photos call for action at UND
UND President Mark Kennedy is right to take action in response to the photos that went viral last week. We'd offer two cautions and an encouragement...
September 26, 2016 - 9:31pm
September 25, 2016
OUR OPINION: How Measure 4 would affect low-income smokers
Lots of claims about Measure 4, the proposed tobacco-tax increase, will be raised between now and November. Here's the conclusion of the fact-checking service PolitiFact about one. Claim: Tobacco taxes "disproportionately burden middle and lower-income consumers," a claim made in...
September 25, 2016 - 9:01am
September 22, 2016
OUR OPINION: Boost safety but keep candy at parade
At times, people die in accidents at parades. That's the bad news. The good news is America sees very few such deaths each year, despite an environment...
September 22, 2016 - 11:03pm
September 21, 2016
OUR OPINION: Mask comes off of Voter ID laws
Some Dakota Access Pipeline protesters say they're motivated by "sacred sites" and other Standing Rock Reservation concerns. But a great many...
September 21, 2016 - 10:49pm
OUR OPINION: Discount the pre-Kennedy survey at UND
At a newspaper, headline writers smartly favor the present tense. "Man bites dog" makes the news seem more immediate. But Tuesday's Herald had...
September 21, 2016 - 8:26am
September 20, 2016
OUR OPINION: Refugee community should welcome FBI
Here's an idea drawn from two news stories. News Story 1, published Sunday in the St. Paul Pioneer Press: "In the wake of Saturday's attack at...
September 20, 2016 - 1:08am
September 18, 2016
OUR OPINION: UND, NDSU football games show value of sports
So why do colleges and universities spend so much money on sports? Saturday is why. Because as Saturday's UND and North Dakota State University...
September 18, 2016 - 10:24pm
OUR OPINION: Why DAPL isn't Keystone 2
Will the Dakota Access Pipeline become Keystone 2? Probably not. In our view, the odds are that the pipeline eventually be completed. It won't be blocked completely, as the Keystone XL Pipeline was. And in his interview on this page, Doug Burgum offers two big reasons why. The first...
September 18, 2016 - 3:13am
September 15, 2016
OUR OPINION: In Grand Forks, a task force on hoarding could help
"Neighbors of junk-strewn yard unsure of solution after hearing," Wednesday's front-page headline read. Here are a few ideas: The first is to...
September 15, 2016 - 10:05pm
September 14, 2016
OUR OPINION: Treat Grand Forks' Arbor Park lot like asset, not liability
When a shopping mall loses a store, the mall management puts the best face on things. That often comes in the form of a mural—an artwork...
September 14, 2016 - 10:38pm
OUR OPINION: Minnesota still needs special session
In Minnesota, there's a sense that the 2016 legislative session was a colossal waste. This is because lawmakers met for weeks and at multi-million-dollar...
September 14, 2016 - 10:41am
September 12, 2016
OUR OPINION: Judge hammers anti-pipeline arguments
There are two parts to what happened on Friday to the Dakota Access Pipeline. And the Obama administration's political decision to block the...
September 12, 2016 - 8:44pm
September 11, 2016
OUR OPINION: Destination: Summit and Missouri Valley
For low-hanging fruit, this particular apple still is pretty far out of reach. But that shouldn't stop the UND Intercollegiate Athletic Committee from scouting the apple when the committee meets this week, then figuring out how to bring a tall ladder to the scene. That's because picking...
September 11, 2016 - 4:21am
September 9, 2016
OUR OPINION: Use police - not Guardsmen - at protest site
Gov. Jack Dalrymple made a smart two-part decision this week: First, he called out elements of the North Dakota National Guard. Second and just as important, he did not "send them south," as the Guard commander described it in a press conference Thursday. In other words, Dalrymple...
September 9, 2016 - 2:35am