GRAND FORKS—In Wednesday's Herald, Lloyd Omdahl provided a valuable lesson in federalism to outgoing Gov. Jack Dalrymple. Too late, Lloyd. The current administration has already militarized the pipeline protest beyond reason and set state-tribal relations back a generation. That was before House Majority Leader Al Carlson destroyed a proud state tradition by "un-inviting" the tribal government address to the Legislature. Our only hope for sensible resolution lies with the next administration.
Long-time director of the UND Energy and Environmental Research Center, Gerald Groenewold, currently is on administrative leave with pay, but without explanation. This column is not about him. I write today out of concern for future of the institution that is the EERC: