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The trouble with “free college” is that it would be hugely expensive, might hurt the world-leading quality of American universities ( as Neal McCluskey explains in his column ) and...
It’s not the new start time -- 8:20 a.m. instead of 8:05 a.m. for Grand Forks elementary-school students every day. It’s not the new finish time -- early dismissal roughly...
Sometimes, after learning about the life of a person who has done wrong, a reader thinks, "Well, that person was foolish and cruel. Making bad choices, hurting others and never learning from mistakes add up to 'should have known better.'" But that's not the typical reaction, we're guessing, to the story of Marcus Schumacher. He's the man who, after threatening his wife, "barricaded himself inside their northside home ... and allegedly fired at Fargo police officer Jason Moszer in an alley, fatally wounding him," as a Forum News Service story on Sunday's front page described.
Lots of great insights about Donald Trump in today's ThreeSixty roundup of analysts' views. Here's another: "Like his style or not, Mr. Trump is an in-your-face guy," writes Monica Crowley, editor of online opinion at The Washington Times, in a column at washingtontimes.com. "Voters want that kind of guy taking it to President Obama's record, Hillary Clinton or whomever the Democrats nominate, and to the unbridled, destructive leftism that has rendered America virtually unrecognizable.
Hearty congratulations to Grand Forks for being recognized recently as a Great American Defense Community. Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., offers his own congratulations in his column, and we join the...
We have three faces, an old saying holds: One that we show to the public, one that we show to our family and friends, and one that we don't show to any others at all. The thing about social media is that it shows the public Face No. 2 and sometimes even Face No. 3. And people all over the world still are figuring out how to handle it.
Unless you're a World War II history buff, the Curtiss P40 Warhawk might not ring a bell. But how about the Flying Tigers? The 1st American Volunteer Group of the Chinese Air Force defended China from the invading Japanese in 1941 and 1942. The unit was made up of U.S. military pilots on loan to the group. The pilots flew the tough, maneuverable Warhawk single-engine fighter planes. And as Wikipedia describes, "the shark-faced nose art of the Flying Tigers remains among the most recognizable image of any individual combat aircraft or combat unit of World War II."
In the words on Facebook of the Save Our Pool group in East Grand Forks, "the pool will be completely new and open in June 2016. "There will also be a new heater, new pipes, new decking, new diving boards, new pump house, new fencing, new everything! The bath house ... will basically be gutted and include new lockers, new bathrooms, new showers, new everything on the inside." That's because the work on the pool got started last year and should be finished up in time for the summer season.
Times change. Circumstances change. Laws should change, too. That formula led to the end of the ban on oil exports last year, once Congress realized that the 40-year-old law had started doing more harm than good. Now, the same process may be unfolding with America's various supports for the ethanol industry. Congress should take a fresh look.
Team Grand Forks may not quite be at the point where it has to pull its goalie and go for broke. But that moment sure feels like it's only a few minutes of game-time away. City and UND leaders should recognize the urgency, and start treating the possible loss of the North Dakota state boys and girls hockey championships as the civic disaster that it is.