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How prepared is the world for next epidemic? Tool shows most countries are not.
Stillwater to approach flood stage
He stole the identity of a dead 8-year-old. Ohio police now want to know what he was hiding from.
The crying Honduran girl on the cover of Time was not separated from her mother, father says
Trump says Republicans are 'wasting their time' trying to pass immigration bills before November elections
crime and courts
Gilby, N.D., native Molly Dickson pursues dream as celebrity stylist
ABC orders spin-off of 'Roseanne' without Roseanne Barr
Can Hugh Hefner's 26-year-old son convince his generation that Playboy is sexy?
Jerry Springer changed TV forever. After 27 seasons, his daytime talk circus may be over.
Fox News' Laura Ingraham says immigrant child detention centers are 'essentially summer camps'
Priceline declares Grand Forks a top destination for summer travel
Koko, the beloved gorilla that learned to communicate using sign language, has died
Marilyn Hagerty: Summer in full bloom
Pope Francis criticizes Trump's family-separation policy, says 'populism is not the solution'
No-cook sauce? No problem for Arugula Walnut Pesto
Thursday's local scoreboard
Roseau's Jacob Lindemann commits to UND for football
Seeking new heights, Suns draft Ayton No. 1 overall
Timberwolves pick Georgia Tech guard
COMMENTARY: Brian Murphy: Twins' snakebit season eroding one battered player at a time
Arden W. Moline
Geraldine "Gerri" Olson
Kathy M. Hettenbaugh
Yvonne (Ophaug) Taylor
Kathleen Joan Merten
Fishing report: Trolling spinners becomes a favored walleye presentation, Catfish are wrapping up spawn on Red River
Big bear adds excitement to morning commute for DNR fisheries manager
Urban habitat initiative to benefit Grand Forks
Bismarck angler catches 7-pound rare European zander on Spiritwood Lake
Garrett Eickman walleyes
Silent auction opens gateway for giving
Letter: Children shouldn't be political pawns
Letter: Border separation policy an atrocity
Letter: Scripture use in politics can be dangerous
Commentary: Governor Burgum says he’d send National Guard troops to the border if asked
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June 19, 2018
Mike Jacobs: Big issues loom for ND Board of Higher Education, including Kennedy's contract
If you follow developments in higher education, you'll want to mark June 28 on your calendar. That's Thursday next week, nine days away. The...
June 19, 2018 - 6:58am
June 17, 2018
ALWAYS IN SEASON/ MIKE JACOBS: Goldfinches set their own breeding pace
If any species might be called “a bird for all seasons,” it would be the American goldfinch. This is because the goldfinch lives off-cycle....
June 17, 2018 - 6:33am
June 12, 2018
Jacobs: Could Trump dump Cramer?
An adage, my dictionary says, is a short statement expressing a general truth, and here is an example a grade school teacher taught me: If you...
June 12, 2018 - 7:29am
June 10, 2018
Mike Jacobs: Sapsuckers do suck sap, but they aren't yellow-bellied
Only half of the yellow-bellied sapsucker's name is appropriate—the sapsucker half. The other half is not descriptive; whatever yellow...
June 10, 2018 - 6:00am
June 9, 2018
Letter: 'North Dakota First' an important concept
To the editor, I really enjoyed the accuracy and historical perspective with which Herald columnist Mike Jacobs reminded your readers of the importance of the Board of Higher Education taking their governance role seriously, and the true benefits of looking internally first when hiring,...
June 9, 2018 - 8:27am
June 3, 2018
ALWAYS IN SEASON/ MIKE JACOBS: Another drop-in makes an impression
The ruddy turnstone is another of those drop-in birds, like last week's bird, the Blackburnian warbler; not a resident here, but sometimes a...
June 3, 2018 - 6:13am
May 31, 2018
Mike Jacobs: Starcher remains a presidential model
Recent goings on at UND have brought an outpouring of nostalgia for Tom Clifford, former university president. His tenure at the helm of UND lasted more than two decades, from 1971 to 1992, pretty much coinciding with the college years of those now most involved in state and local...
May 31, 2018 - 10:07am
May 27, 2018
ALWAYS IN SEASON/ MIKE JACOBS: The flame throat shows up in GF
As soon as I read the email, I knew what species would be bird of the week. The message read, "I'm in Grand Forks. Could I have seen a Blackburnian...
May 27, 2018 - 6:00am
May 22, 2018
Jacobs: Farm bill could mean shift in election outlook
This year's election campaign in North Dakota has shifted, perhaps significantly. The issue had seemed to be Donald Trump and which candidate supported him while keeping North Dakota issues in mind. This allowed Republicans to play offense, launching criticism of Democratic candidates...
May 22, 2018 - 8:04am
May 20, 2018
Mike Jacobs: Cowbirds add spice to a spring evening
A couple of weeks ago, I admitted to being a voyeur since I had gone off to watch the sharp-tailed grouse dance. Today, I confess to being a...
May 20, 2018 - 6:04am
May 15, 2018
Mike Jacobs: Vandals approach UND's campus
There's a lot to see in North Dakota, including wide open spaces, expansive vistas and distant horizons, but there aren't many monumental landscapes,...
May 15, 2018 - 7:57am
May 13, 2018
ALWAYS IN SEASON/ MIKE JACOBS: Hooray! Swallows usher in a new season
Hooray! Hooray! For the middle of May! How many birds can you see in a day? More than 50 species in a walk along the English Coulee, Dave Lambeth...
May 13, 2018 - 6:52am
May 8, 2018
Jacobs: Debate suggests course of campaign
The weekend debate between candidates for North Dakota's only seat in the U.S. House didn't produce much to distinguish one from the other....
May 8, 2018 - 7:04am
May 6, 2018
ALWAYS IN SEASON/ MIKE JACOBS: Dance of the sharp-tailed grouse seems purposeful chaos
At this time of year, nature puts on such an extravagant show that it's hard not to be prurient. A case in point is the courtship dance of the...
May 6, 2018 - 6:09am
May 1, 2018
Mike Jacobs: Heitkamp faces campaign dilemma
For a moment last week, it looked as if Heidi Heitkamp might have caught a break — and from a surprising source, her U.S. Senate colleague...
May 1, 2018 - 7:16am