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Press Pass: ND legislators prepare for special session, Harvest is nearly here, Roughrider Commission says goodbye to arena
Roughrider Commission says one last goodbye to old rodeo arena
2 men arrested for drug delivery near school
Dickinson police respond to Friday morning stabbing
Parts of southwest N.D. on cusp of grain harvest
crime and courts
nation and world
Oil producer Halcon Resources files for bankruptcy protection
Standing Rock tribe files lawsuit over Dakota Access Pipeline
Pioneer says some U.S. fracking costs competitive with Saudis
Hess project to bring Bakken oil to Dakota Access
Whiting Petroleum quarterly loss increases on weak oil price
Dickinson native Jaeger receives entrepreneurship award
VIDEO: Kids learn about taking care of pets
Dickinson’s Lamise Oyugi gains subscribers on her YouTube cooking channel
Nichols offering way to explore the world of performing arts
Stark County teen takes aim with muzzleloaders
Streb shares lead at PGA with Walker
Roughriders’ summer ends with loss to West Fargo
Mauer’s walk-off walk in 12th gives Twins victory
Class A Legion Baseball Notebook: Valley City finally gets the best of Wahpeton, wins 7-3
Sparano dives into low-down work of shaping up Vikings blockers
Brock: Birthday golf lesson
Port: Real sovereignty for Native Americans would mean property rights and policy autonomy
Jacobs: More delay in North Dakotan's confirmation
Wardner and Carlson: The truth about oil taxes, property taxes and spec
Holten: The real truth about the status quo
good bad and ugly
Monte J. Geerts
Eldon D. "Bus" Patterson
Elsie Louise Schuetzle Huether
Grant Gerhard Gullickson
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
November 25, 2013
Other views: A falling out among wing nuts
It appears that even denizens of the nut brigade (aka white separatists/neo Nazis/klansmen) have standards, such as they are. North Dakota’s celebrity white supremacist, Craig Cobb of Leith, N.D., has become persona non grata to, of all people, the former grand wizard of the Ku...
November 25, 2013 - 6:19pm
November 20, 2013
Other views: A change in pipeline regulation?
Call it an epiphany. Call it recognition of reality. Call it a smart read of rapidly evolving perceptions among North Dakotans. Whatever the motivation or stimulus, Gov. Jack Dalrymple’s decision to pay closer attention to pipeline safety is welcome news. The governor said he will...
November 20, 2013 - 6:23pm
Dennis: Students lose if board goes away
Battle lines haven’t yet formed for next year’s vote on whether to replace the North Dakota Board of Higher Education. But once the campaigns get underway, here’s a strategy tip for the pro-board side: Mobilize the students. Because if the eight-member board gets replaced...
November 20, 2013 - 6:22pm
November 19, 2013
Other views: North Dakota’s budget needed to grow
Physicians learn it. Mechanics learn it. Pilots learn it. Parents learn it, too. “It” is a key lesson of adulthood and professionalism: One indicator, symptom or other piece of evidence usually isn’t enough. Enough to diagnose a problem or base an important decision on, that...
November 19, 2013 - 4:34pm
November 18, 2013
Other views: Oil country must face reality
Two reports last week from North Dakota’s booming Oil Patch underscored the social and economic disruptions that are endemic to unprecedented economic prosperity. In one story, longtime residents of a mobile home park in Williston were upset about their rent doubling after the...
November 18, 2013 - 6:39pm
November 15, 2013
Other views: Combine two Dakotas into one for high school football
It’s true that South Dakota high school football isn’t healthy. Yes, we have seven divisions for 141 teams. That’s far too many divisions. Yes, there are too many blowouts during the regular season. And yes, great enrollment discrepancies are only getting greater, meaning...
November 15, 2013 - 6:37pm
November 13, 2013
Other views: ND spends to address real needs
As predictable as a mosquito infestation in July, the regular cast of buzzing critics has been having a stinging-good time with Forum News Service’s Sunday examination of the increase in North Dakota government spending. Self-defined conservative bloggers and associated know-nothings...
November 13, 2013 - 7:31pm
November 12, 2013
Other views: ‘Coffee with Cramer’ a smooth blend
When then-Rep. Earl Pomeroy, D-N.D., ran for re-election in 2010, he lost. Why? Two key reasons: First, Pomeroy had voted for the Affordable Care Act earlier that year. And second, Pomeroy didn’t hold any face-to-face Town Hall meetings during his campaign. Rep. Kevin Cramer,...
November 12, 2013 - 4:15pm
November 11, 2013
Other views: Proposed measure draws fire
If all the pieces fall into place in a few months, North Dakotans can count on witnessing one of the most contentious, hard-fought and expensive constitutional ballot measure debates in the state’s history. The sides are lining up. Money to finance competing campaigns is being raised....
November 11, 2013 - 6:47pm
November 8, 2013
Other views: Cramer mixes it up with coffee talks
One need not be a fan of Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., to perceive he has honored the Founders’ intent about the constitutional role of the U.S. House of Representatives. The freshman congressman understands that serving in “the people’s house” requires mixing it up with the...
November 8, 2013 - 6:15pm
October 31, 2013
Other views: Farm bill conferees go to work
President Barack Obama hasn’t had much to say about the stalled farm bill. After all, he’s a city boy. But this week he echoed what is being heard all across rural America: “What are we waiting for. Let’s get this done.” Well said.
October 31, 2013 - 11:02pm
October 29, 2013
Other views: Watch for ho-hum list of ‘extraordinary places’
“Stenehjem says list of places for protection coming soon, but blogger criticizes ‘secret meetings’” read the subheadline on Sunday’s front page.
October 29, 2013 - 10:08pm
October 25, 2013
Dennis: GOP should weigh ideas for reform
In 1989, Democrats had just lost three presidential elections in a row — and the most recent Democratic president, Jimmy Carter, had lasted...
October 25, 2013 - 6:44pm
Other views: Judge’s ruling on PSC contributions doesn’t pass the smell test
It might be legal, but it doesn’t pass the smell test. That’s one way to summarize U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland’s decision to reject a legal challenge involving campaign contributions by coal interests to the North Dakota Public Service Commission.
October 25, 2013 - 6:42pm