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Police: Shots fired at law officers, protesters pepper sprayed as protest site turns tense
ND man gets 19 years for killing co-worker, dumping body in field
Winning in court, losing on the ground: uncertainty clouds U.S. voting rights
1 killed, 1 injured in crash near Wahpeton
Woman accused of chasing 11-year-old with stun gun
crime and courts
nation and world
Obama administration sends $28 million to aid coal regions
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
Ark Encounter brings biblical story to life: Faith Expressions to showcase Noah’s Ark collection
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
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
Grand Forks Herald
August 30, 2016
Herald veteran to lead newsroom
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—Grand Forks Herald veteran Kirsten Stromsodt was named the newspaper's editor Tuesday afternoon. Herald Publisher Korrie...
August 30, 2016 - 8:12pm
July 5, 2016
JACOBS: Higher ed board finally shows backbone
The end of June brought big news in higher education in North Dakota: UND has a new president. And bigger news: North Dakota State University’s president is on a kind of probation. And the biggest news of all: The Board of Higher Education is functioning effectively for the first...
July 5, 2016 - 10:40pm
July 1, 2016
GFH: Conrad-led commission: Save America’s golden years
GRAND FORKS -- Besides its wheat, sunflowers and new bounty of Bakken oil, North Dakota produces something else: notable moderates on the national scene. In the U.S. Senate, both John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp are among the senators most willing to work across the aisle. And this...
July 1, 2016 - 11:40pm
June 9, 2016
North Dakota governor candidates used copyrighted newspaper photos in political ads
GRAND FORKS -- The campaigns for the two leading Republican candidates for North Dakota governor have used copyrighted photos taken by Grand Forks Herald photographers in political materials without permission of the newspaper. In a large ad running in Thursday's Herald newspaper,...
June 9, 2016 - 5:14pm
May 4, 2016
GFH: Too little enforcement of Bakken wastewater rules
Sure, compliance is better than enforcement when it comes to environmental law, as the North Dakota Department of Health declares. When oil drillers ship their product without spilling it and safely dispose of fracking wastewater and other byproducts as well, that’s terrific. The...
May 4, 2016 - 12:08am
April 26, 2016
F-M Editorial Board: GOP who endorsed Chiang should be ashamed
A teacher who almost got the North Dakota Republican Party’s nod to run for superintendent of public instruction harbors opinions and beliefs that should embarrass sensible Republicans. Joseph Chiang, who teachers at Four Winds School in Fort Totten, wrote in an Aug. 9 LinkedIn...
April 26, 2016 - 11:28pm
March 30, 2016
Other Views: Man camps, if needed, should be welcomed, not fought
As Williston preps for its expected move next month to ban man camps, Grand Forks should pay attention. That’s because man camps likely loom in Grand Forks’ future, too. If construction of a fertilizer plant gets the go-ahead and construction workers by the hundreds start to pour...
March 30, 2016 - 10:58pm
May 15, 2015
Baumgarten: How did this happen?
Isn’t it crazy how fast some things move? It seems like only yesterday that I left Dickinson to go to college — the first time I moved away from home. The Dickinson Press stood in a field almost on its own. West Ridge wasn’t even a twinkle in anyone’s eye. North Dakotans,...
May 15, 2015 - 7:00pm
April 22, 2015
Other Views: Shame on oil-tax reformers for greasing skids
One side says North Dakota will be better off with stabilized, more predictable oil extraction taxes. The other side says that stability would come at an unfathomable price: potentially, multiple billions of forgone tax dollars over the decades, meaning multiple highways that won’t...
April 22, 2015 - 9:52pm
March 21, 2015
Tighten ND lawmakers’ residency requirements
When North Dakotans go to the polls, they vote for Senate and House members to represent their district. The candidates campaign on their ability to represent the district. Incumbents point to local improvements to show their skill at representing the district. Implicit in all that...
March 21, 2015 - 9:08pm
January 27, 2015
Other Views: Don’t disparage pipeline construction jobs
With pipeline projects come jobs. It’s just plain logic that many people — maybe thousands of people — will be needed to build them. Yet we constantly hear that pipelines won’t be as economically lucrative as some believe, because many of the associated jobs will be “temporary.” We...
January 27, 2015 - 11:57pm
January 23, 2015
Other Views: Enhanced driver’s license enhances recreation options
Grand Forks already benefits from Canadian shoppers, who continue to pour across the border in great numbers. In contrast, comparatively few North Dakotans drive north. So, why should North Dakota bother to create an enhanced driver’s license or EDL to better enable northbound...
January 23, 2015 - 10:03pm
December 22, 2014
Other Views: New Yorks shows excess of caution on fracking
“A new Gallup survey of nationwide well-being ranks North Dakota at the top,” Time magazine reported back in February. And the top of the rankings offers a pretty good vantage from which to evaluate the state of New York’s new ban on fracking. The verdict: The ban is a sad...
December 22, 2014 - 8:13pm
December 12, 2014
Other Views: Who said, ‘Four score and seven years ago’?
“If it isn’t tested, it isn’t taught,” as teachers say. And that’s exactly why testing North Dakota high school students on their knowledge of civics sounds like a good idea. To live a good and productive life in modern America, you have to know how to read, write and...
December 12, 2014 - 11:56pm
November 11, 2014
Other Views: The few, the proud, the enlisted
An interesting quirk about North Dakota and Minnesota is that comparatively few young people from these states wind up enlisting in the Armed Forces. On this Veterans Day, maybe there are a few young people who’d consider changing that. “According to data provided by the Department...
November 11, 2014 - 10:51pm