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Conservatives in the North Dakota often point to South Dakota as a place with friendlier tax policies, and as a result — until the Oil Boom, at least — a...
When the Task Force on Open Meetings has its first get-together in the North Dakota attorney general's office, here's a resource that all of the members will want access to: It's the website of the Reporter's Committee for the Freedom of the Press, rcfp.org. And there's no better source of info on Sunshine Laws in all 50 states. As Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and Rep. Randy Boehning, R-Fargo, make clear in their columns on this page, North Dakota's Sunshine Laws identify violators very well, but are less successful at deterring abuse.
Say, Minnesota lawmakers: Have we got a deal for you. It's a proposal that would be immensely popular throughout the state, make Minnesota a better place and win praise from coast to coast. Interested? Here it is: Adopt the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities' compromise transportation plan. Then let the good times roll. A lot is at stake in Minnesota's transportation planning—so much, in fact, that the words "a lot" don't begin to do it justice. When you think about, say, Gov. Mark Dayton's proposal to spend $10 billion on roads and transit over 10 years ...
Two items on the Grand Forks School Board's agenda also command the attention of lots of other people in town. Here's our take: ￭ Parking is an issue for every business and organization in America, very much including the Herald. It's safe to say that every Herald employee feels a little sunburst of joy upon finding a place in our lots — and a tiny thundercloud of frustration when the spaces are full, and parking must be hunted down three or four blocks away. Central High students are no different.
No, it's not going to make ESPN or put 19,000 people in a Boston arena. But the Grand Forks School District's annual success being named one of America's best communities for music education deserves notice. And that's true even if the award doesn't have quite the cachet of the UND men's hockey team's regular trips to the Frozen Four. Year in, year out, the National Association of Music Merchants names the best communities for music education; and year in, year out, the Grand Forks School District makes the list.
Back on the night of Jan. 5, North Dakota Highway Patrol Lt. Troy Hischer made a wrong turn near Larimore, N.D., and wound up driving westbound in the eastbound lane...
It always helps to get a fresh pair of eyes on a situation. And when a series of knowledgeable outsiders — after evaluating that situation — reach strikingly similar conclusions, then it's time for insiders to take note. That's now the case with the North Dakota Board of Higher Education, which is evaluating its short list of candidates for chancellor. The chancellor hire will be the board's most important action of 2015.
Here's the deal. Americans would feel a lot more comfortable about the Obama administration's negotiations with Iran if the president didn't seem so intent on going it alone. For example, 47 Senate Republicans aren't the only lawmakers who've expressed serious reservations about the agreement. As has been reported, Sen.
Ah, the Good Old Days. Some elements of them weren't really so good. But some were righteous, like the luxury of being able to travel to and from Canada while flashing only your driver's license at the border. The act not only reflected a trust between the two countries that was unique in the history of the world.
Here's the item that likely will resolve Grand Forks County commissioners' doubts, and convince the county to partner with others to open a social detox center in Grand Forks: Data. If there's a need for such a center in Grand Forks, that need can and should be documented.