Are brick-and-mortar businesses at risk in today's world of Internet commerce? Absolutely. But if a group of senators get their way, America's evolving business marketplace finally will return to a level field. Monday, the Herald reported that U.S. senators are pushing to allow states to collect sales tax from remote retailers who do not have a physical presence in that particular state.
Kids can't chant "scoreboard" at basketball games anymore? Times sure have changed in this era of over-protectionism — sometimes for the better, but in some cases for the worse. Saturday, the Herald reported about efforts made at Red River High School to control student fans at basketball games, and specifically the state Class A games over the weekend at the Fargodome.
The January collision between a school bus and freight train near Larimore, N.D., was due to an error on the part of the bus driver, the state Highway Patrol has concluded. In the weeks since the Jan. 5 accident, many wondered if the crash came after some sort of medical condition that rendered the driver unable to stop the bus, but the Highway Patrol's investigation shows otherwise. It's a sad chapter in this tragic drama, but we hope it's not the conclusion.
Three days have passed, and we still don't really know what happened in the mysterious, yet violent, incident that took place early Saturday morning in the parking lot at Altru Hospital. Far too few details have emerged regarding the incident, which we now know involved potentially deadly force by a UND police officer, as well as heavy use of several other taxpayer-funded law-enforcement agencies. This is an entirely unacceptable method of doing the people's business. Thanks to a very brief police statement and eyewitness accounts, here is what we knew prior to a Monday afternoon press conf
We thought for a moment that U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., may have spilled the beans about her true feelings on a gubernatorial bid.
Boosters of the proposed Sandpiper pipeline project came to our office recently to tout what they say will be the many benefits to the region if the pipeline ever gets...
Confused about Common Core? Step into the echo chamber, and try hard not to be torn one way or another. The "echo chamber" is the term used recently by Nick Archuleta, president of North Dakota United the state's union of 10,000 public-sector workers, including teachers.
With pipeline projects come jobs. It's just plain logic that many people — maybe thousands of people — will be needed to build them. Yet we constantly hear that pipelines won't be as economically lucrative as some believe, because many of the associated jobs will be "temporary." We don't buy it, and we chuckle at how snide America has become in the years since the Great Depression, or even since the economic downturn in 2008-2009. Back in the 1930s, roughly one in four Americans was unemployed. In 2009, unemployment was at 10 percent.
The 2014 University of North Dakota football team was a blocked field goal from posting a 6-6 record. As it was, the team’s 5-7 record was probably well beyond the...
University of North Dakota’s new head of diversity is urging students, staff and others to be mindful of cultural insensitivities during hockey season and while the university continues the difficult...