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State-tribal relations may suffer into the future after pipeline protests
In historically rare move, Forum Communications doesn’t endorse Republican for president
Dickinson man killed in crash near Beulah
Montana judge targeted for impeachment for 60-day incest rape sentence
Daycare not linked to child obesity
crime and courts
nation and world
Spill reported at well site without berm
ND health department tightens up on radioactive waste monitoring
Treater leak spills oil, brine in Mountrail County
Legal challenges buy time to develop clean coal
Coal prepares for carbon-free future as industry pushes developing commercially viable programs
Veeder: Rainy horse ride triggers memory of couple's beginnings
Dullum climbs Mount Rainier with his Scout troop
Revitalizing Ukrainian churches: Priest and family from Ukraine arrive in western ND
Gabbert specializes in unlocking puzzles of the mind
Watford City to host triple header concert
Bishop Ryan overcomes slow start to steamroll Heart River
No. 4 Bison rebound with road victory at Western Illinois
UND leans on veteran defensemen in finishing sweep of Bemidji State
Blue Hawk seniors bid the BAC a possible adieu
Timberwolves could win 50 games... or miss playoffs
Our View: This time for president, none of the above
Port: Standing Rock has set themselves up to lose big
Our View: Dickinson should improve liquor laws, increase licenses
Other Views: Lawless, bullying 'Keep It in the Ground' tactics fail
Governor candidate: Focus on public education first
Anne Short Johnson
Donna Marie Schmidt
Medora gears up for visitors
New tellings of old museum stories
Beach vibe in the Bakken
Sax remodels downtown building into custom and detailing center
Business steady as Platinum Motorsports becomes certified
February 12, 2016
Other Views: Lowering BAC limits: Max cost, minimum gain
GRAND FORKS -- The economics term is “diminishing returns.” The popular term is “low-hanging fruit.” Either way, the idea’s the same: Achieving the first 70 or 80 or 90 percent of a goal generally is the easy part. But the stubborn percentage that remains — well, that’s...
February 12, 2016 - 10:17pm
February 9, 2016
Other Views: Deep hole for nuke waste in North Dakota?
FARGO — North Dakota regulators should be very careful about embracing an as yet preliminary suggestion that a site in Pierce County might be suitable for a nuclear waste disposal system. Nothing is on the drawing boards at this point, although the University of North Dakota’s...
February 9, 2016 - 5:33pm
February 8, 2016
Other Views: Shield UND's logo selection from budget cuts
GRAND FORKS — For an individual, a household or a multimillion-dollar organization, putting a budget together is all about setting priorities. So is cutting a budget. And for the University of North Dakota, a high priority for the rest of 2016 has to be choosing a Fighting Hawks...
February 8, 2016 - 3:25pm
February 7, 2016
Our View: There's still progress, despite economic changes
Today, The Press begins its annual eight-week Progress edition, which tells the story of southwest North Dakota by featuring its businesses, people and cities. This special section can be found in The Press each Sunday in February and March. In the coming weeks, we’ll shine a light...
February 7, 2016 - 12:00am
February 3, 2016
Other Views: You can’t play without players
If the North Dakota Democratic NPL Party were a baseball team, it would be struggling in the minor leagues. Or the little leagues. Spin it until they themselves are dizzy, party leaders are not convincing when they paint a happy face on the situation. The latest indication of decline...
February 3, 2016 - 12:04am
January 29, 2016
Our View: Good to see Dickinson mayoral race begin
Occasionally, The Press Editorial Board looks at the good, bad and ugly news that recently made headlines throughout our region and state. The Good Let the race begin: Dickinson City Commissioners Scott Decker and Klayton Oltmanns both said Thursday that they’re circulating petitions...
January 29, 2016 - 9:52pm
January 25, 2016
Our View: Signs of the oil bust become more apparent
Occasionally, The Press Editorial Board looks at the good, bad and ugly news that recently made headlines throughout our region and state. The Good Dakota Access Pipeline approved: The North Dakota Public Service Commission on Wednesday approved a route for a $3.8 billion Dakota Access...
January 25, 2016 - 3:26pm
Other Views: In Williston, a boom becomes home
North Dakota resilience and know-how are at work in Williston as the collapse of oil prices changes the dynamic in oil country. The city, which has been the heart of the Bakken oil play, is coming down from extraordinary boom times; but leadership is working overtime to ensure a soft...
January 25, 2016 - 3:15pm
January 20, 2016
Other Views: Smart tax incentives pay off
As they confront a downturn in projected revenues, North Dakota legislators should not paint all tax incentives with the same broad brush. Some work very well. Others do not. The several that work as intended should be preserved, not only because they work as intended but also because...
January 20, 2016 - 3:07pm
January 16, 2016
Our View: Dognapper makes us cringe; Bison have us smiling
Occasionally, The Press Editorial Board looks at the good, bad and ugly news that recently made headlines throughout our region and state. The Good Bison capture fifth straight title: It was almost too easy. The North Dakota State football team’s defense made offensive juggernaut...
January 16, 2016 - 6:00am
January 15, 2016
Other Views: Burgum’s path to governor full of potholes
FARGO A few observers of North Dakota politics suggest that Fargo businessman Doug Burgum’s quest for governor might take a page from the winning playbook of Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D. In 2012, Cramer bypassed his party’s convention, which endorsed Public Service Commissioner Brian...
January 15, 2016 - 6:51pm
January 12, 2016
Other views: NDSU’s visionary leaders got it right
FARGO -- We’ve said it before, but in the bright light of the North Dakota State University Bison football team’s fifth (count ’em, five!) consecutive Division I Football Championship Subdivision national title, it’s worth repeating. The history-making evolution of Bison...
January 12, 2016 - 7:51pm
December 22, 2015
Other Views: Red River Valley nuclear power plant idea deserves study
GRAND FORKS — Now that Duane Sand is not running for office, maybe North Dakotans will start listening to him. Let’s hope so. Because Sand’s back, and he’s re-introducing a fascinating idea that’s truly “in his wheelhouse,” to use the maritime term that fits well with...
December 22, 2015 - 2:24pm
December 19, 2015
Our View: Oil export ban repeal part of long game
In what has become dark days for the U.S. oil industry and the thousands of workers it supports, Congress provided some light this week by agreeing to repeal the American crude oil export ban as part of the 2016 spending bill. President Barack Obama signed the bill late Friday. It’s...
December 19, 2015 - 6:01am
Good, Bad and Ugly: Story of Oil Patch genorosity goes viral
Occasionally, The Press Editorial Board looks at the good, bad and ugly news that recently made headlines throughout our region and state. The Good Ad yields unexpected help: Last week, we wrote about the “Pay It Forward” Facebook group that is helping people around the Dickinson...
December 19, 2015 - 5:59am