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Well, now that everybody from Minnesota Public Radio to Valley News Live is interested, not to mention the Herald and the Forum, here's what should happen next in the case of East Grand Forks High School's suspended-then-reinstated teacher, Bryan Perkins: First, Perkins should authorize East Grand Forks School District officials to talk freely about this episode. Up until now, they haven't been able to because of privacy concerns. Second, the district should tell the community what happened and why. Only then will East Grand Forks residents be able fully understand the incident.
"Another significant factor impacting removal operations has been the increase in state and local jurisdictions that are limiting their partnership, or wholly refusing to cooperate, with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement immigration enforcement efforts. ... "(I)in certain circumstances, we believe less cooperation may increase the risk that dangerous criminals are returned to the streets, putting the public and our officers at greater risk." So, who said that: Bill O'Reilly? Donald Trump? A member of the Freedom Caucus, the U.S.
The short work that a Fargo judge made of a request to stop the UND nickname-selection vote is welcome. That's partly because the quick decision ought to signal to the litigants that their prospects for derailing the vote at this late date are slim. It's also because the decision means the vote will continue. For that means UND likely will adopt a new nickname before many more weeks are out. And that, in turn, is crucial to UND.
Don't worry; the Grand Forks County Jail remains a jail. Everybody inside wants to be out, nobody outside wants to be in, and nobody but nobody dreams of renting a cell to enjoy the lifestyle. The jail, in other words, won't be offering resort-style amenities anytime soon.
“When man bites dog, that’s news.” But that’s the old-school way of figuring out what gets in the newspaper. Here’s the modern way: “When a university overcomes political correctness, that’s...
He was paid to take psychoactive drugs in CIA-sponsored experiments that were meant to teach the agency about mind control. He wrote lyrics for the Grateful Dead, and mailed the first of those lyrics to the group after composing it while high on LSD. With those and countless other tales of the 1960s in his background, Robert Hunter didn't just write the following lyric for the Dead's famous song, "Truckin'." He earned it: "What a long, strange trip it's been." UND fans, this week of all weeks, you've clearly earned it, too. Can it be that the nickname saga actually is drawing to a close?
Exhibits 2,933 and 2,934 in the case for bipartisanship in Washington are the fates of President Barack Obama's signature environmental actions: the Clean Power Plan and the Waters of the...
Let's consider the pros and cons of a Drew Wrigley presidency of UND. Pros: North Dakota Lt. Gov. Wrigley is a North Dakotan through and through. He's a graduate of...
As Grand Forks debates whether to sacrifice some parking in order to put bike lanes downtown, here's a key question: How many communities have regretted doing just that? As of September, the answer to that question is four, according to StreetsBlogUSA.
As of May 2014, some 95 percent of Minnesotans have health coverage, MNsure reports. That's the highest percentage in state history, and it's worth keeping the figure in mind as this year's MNsure open enrollment period—Nov. 1 to Jan. 31—approaches. MNsure Interim CEO Allison O'Toole visited the Herald to talk about the open enrollment period and to deliver an update on MNsure's status. An edited transcript appears below. Q. MNsure is the health insurance exchange for Minnesota, so it's a creature of the federal Affordable Care Act.