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Discussions on home rule have begun anew as the Grand Forks County Commission considers how it will pay for expansion and upgrades at the county jail and for a new juvenile detention center.
Rather than return $149 million, the state should instead first consider ways to modify the program to better help North Dakota residents.
If approved, Grand Forks could get as much as $10 million in match dollars; or, it could receive a lesser amount if the committee doles out funding communally.
Local legislative delegates deserve credit for working together for the community. Also deserving credit is Team Grand Forks – a Chamber of Commerce-coordinated group that includes representatives from the Chamber, the Economic Development Corp., the city, the county and UND.

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In hopes of helping writers get their work published, here is our annual refresher on the rules regarding submissions to the Herald's opinion page.
To us, the growing trouble with child care is among the biggest contributors to the Great Resignation in the Dakotas and Minnesota. It’s why we hope state lawmakers, governors and decision-makers continue to seek landmark solutions.
Solving the future workforce challenges in the Midwest will take collaboration and innovation from businesses, communities, educational institutions and government working together to recruit, prepare and train our future workforce.
Hope fills our lives with meaning. Hope propels this time on earth forward even during an uncertain future. And Christians see that hope come alive. But there is so much room to celebrate hope during this season of light, that no one has to be excluded. In fact, that would be a travesty of its own.
Here is the Herald’s 1936 Christmas Day editorial.
Hope fills our lives with meaning. Hope propels this time on earth forward even during an uncertain future. And Christians see that hope come alive. But there is so much room to celebrate hope during this season of light, that no one has to be excluded. In fact, that would be a travesty of its own.

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Special games held during breaks at sports events often are silly and lighthearted, but one earlier this month in South Dakota pushed the envelope of propriety.
Our advice: Take it easy. Think twice before lashing out. Holster the harshest of those political opinions.
From the editorial: "Abortion had been dividing the nation even before the landmark 1973 decision. ... No matter what the U.S. Supreme Court decides, the battle over abortion won’t go away. But it will be altered."

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