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Earlier this month, Attorney General Keith Ellison ruled that students whose families have school lunch debt cannot be denied a regular lunch or be forced to eat a substandard meal in place of whatever lunch is being offered that day at the school.
Going forward, Grand Forks should reconsider and agree to pony up its share of the consulting and scoping fees. Even better, Polk and Grand Forks counties also should join in the sharing of costs, further reducing the impact to each of those entities – all of which will benefit from a new bridge over the Red River.
Is it just a matter of small towns and sparsely populated areas struggling for the time being to find candidates? Or does it portend difficulty going forward due to today’s politically volatile environment? We hope it’s the former, but worry it’s the latter.
Here’s the proposal: The Red River Snowmobile Club is offering to pay for maintaining 7.2 miles of signed and groomed access, from DeMers Avenue to 62nd Avenue South.

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It’s a competitive market as businesses do their best to woo candidates to fill staff openings. Considering that competition, government agencies must at least consider the possibilities as they compete for the best applicants for important positions.
The time has come to bring Grand Forks County under home rule. As infrastructure continues to erode, the county’s residents must commit to fixing things like roads and culverts, the Grand Forks County Correctional Center and the county’s juvenile detention center.
Weigel is right – too many “priorities” on that list will only reduce the importance of the proposed underpass, which has been a hoped-for project for years and remains one that should be tackled immediately.
A unique agreement could lead to big things in health care in Devils Lake.

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