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A discussion Monday by the Grand Forks Committee of the Whole could lead to changes for public comments at city meetings.
Enter the Anti-Robocall Litigation Task Force, a nationwide effort that’s being made to investigate and take legal action against companies who bring foreign robocalls into the United States. The coalition includes attorneys general from all 50 states.
The approximately $10.5 million repair is part of an overarching, yearslong infrastructure upgrade at the airport, among the largest in its history. It’s expected to make the airport more efficient and increase its capacity.
Late in 2021, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland formally created a process to replace derogatory names of geographic features across the nation. She declared the word “squaw” to be derogatory and ordered a federal panel – called the Board on Geographic Names – to move forward with procedures to remove that word from federal usage.

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Roughly 3.9 million Minnesotans – 86% of adults monthly – read newspapers, according to a recent survey.
Eventually, most every public office or entity will run afoul of laws and protocols regarding open records and public documents, if only momentarily. Often, it’s a simple misunderstanding – a new clerk isn’t cognizant of how the laws work, for example. That wasn't the case here.
Don’t kill the Pittman-Robertson Act. It’s been a game-changing program that has ensured a steady and stable environment for outdoors recreationalists across the nation – the great majority of whom probably have no qualms whatsoever about taxes on their firearms and ammunition being used to ensure these opportunities.
Now, the Grand Forks Park District is consulting an attorney to find options – including refunds for this season and to possibly get out of a five-year agreement with the Expedition League.
From the editorial: "Lawmakers had the opportunity this session to extend the program or, better yet, to make it permanent. It has more than proven its worth. ... Instead, lawmakers did nothing."

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