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Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime. Now, give the lucky gent an endowment that supports aquaculture, and not only will he be able to dine on seafood for the rest of his days, his children and grandchildren and all of their descendants will be able to eat their fill as well. Such is the power of an endowment.
When it comes to rescinding North Dakota's ban on parking meters, lawmakers should take their cue from "Cool Hand Luke." As film buffs will recall, "Cool Hand Luke" opens with the title character, played by Paul Newman, cutting the heads off of parking meters that line a city's street.
"We have a quality department," said Capt. Mark Nelson, newly named chief of the Grand Forks Police Department, at a City Council meeting Monday night. "It's not like there's a lot I need to change." And Nelson is right: There isn't a lot about the department that needs to change. But for exactly that reason, Nelson will have to guard against complacency as he steps into his new leadership role.
Forget TENORM. Think trade-offs. For as soon as you do that, the whole question of contaminated oilfield waste -- aka TENORM, or "technologically enhanced naturally occurring radioactive material" -- gets a lot easier to answer. As do the questions about so much else. The notion of "trade-offs" ranks among the most important concepts of economics -- important because it explains so much of human society. Take North Dakota and its used oil-filter socks and other TENORM, waste that is contaminated by varying degrees of radioactivity from underground. Again: Think trade-off.
Before Minnesota Nice and North Dakota Nice, there was (and still is) Norway Nice. But don't underestimate the Norwegians.
Coaches in the Coaching Boys Into Men program have only 15 minutes a week to make their points. But that should be enough time to show excerpts from two famous...
In politics as in so much else, there's strength in numbers. And in the Red River Valley, the Valley Prosperity Partnership has seized upon that age-old insight and is leveraging the weight of the valley's population, businesses and institutions into a formidable political force. That has put leaders and lawmakers in Grand Forks and Fargo into an unusual spot. After all, they're now finding themselves called upon to cooperate after having competed so often and for so long. But the strategy's effectiveness already is clear.
“If it isn’t tested, it isn’t taught,” as teachers say. And that’s exactly why testing North Dakota high school students on their knowledge of civics sounds like a good idea...
You’re the governor of North Dakota. In October, you proposed $80 million in new spending on parks and recreation, in part to head off a ballot measure that was predicted...
Our view: For the university system to operate as a system, it needs a leader who’ll look at the system as a whole. When it comes to the position of...