Some people claim the devil himself visited the tiny town of Villisca, Iowa, that summer night in 1912, when 8 people were killed by an ax murderer. Others say he already lived among them. After more than a century of idle gossip and speculation, some amateur sleuths might have just figured it out.
Let's not forget who it was that thought it a good idea for the school board to open this front in the culture war. Serving on a school board is not a license to indulge in personal political vendettas.
Term limits would not be the silver bullet to end discontent with the policymaking system. Term limits are relatively undemocratic in that term limits tell the voters that they don’t know enough to decide whether or not they ought to keep electing those holding office.
As the country divides into states that defend reproductive rights and states that attack them, the latter are bound to suffer economically as a result.
It was interesting (and alarming) that bison living centuries ago were 37% bigger than the current size of bison. I hope that projections are wrong that bison will become 46% smaller by the end of this century.
"What happened in Texas and Louisiana will happen to women in North Dakota after the state’s abortion ban goes into effect later this month," writes columnist Jim Shaw. "The fact that abortion is still legal in neighboring Minnesota will be of little help."
I am uncomfortable about China building a corn plant so close to Grand Forks Air Force Base.
With the possible creation of a corn mill in Grand Forks we will lose the spirit of what North Dakota means.
Chuck Haga: After seeking 'something we could call home,' Ivona Todorovic is Grand Forks' teacher of year
Born in Bosnia-Herzogovina, part of what once was Yugoslavia, Todorovic grew up in the industrial city of Venica, about 70 miles from Sarajevo.
Ditterich Mercantile recently opened to fill a need for a grocery store in Vergas, Minnesota. It's an example of community innovation and passion.