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Police capture gunman who killed five at Washington state mall
Obama vetoes Sept. 11 Saudi bill, sets up showdown with Congress
Ted Cruz says he will vote for Donald Trump
New York Times endorses Clinton in White House race
Sterling man dies after rollover
crime and courts
nation and world
RockPile gets bought out, expands
Sunoco, behind protested Dakota Access pipeline, tops U.S. crude spill charts
Tribal official urges respect in pipeline debate
Brady Wind farms south of Dickinson to be completed by December
Port: Burgum says Obama blocking Dakota Access Pipeline could spark recession
How to prevent childhood obesity
Trinity: Building the future, embracing the past
Hope Christian Academy holds its annual Pumpkins in the Patch
Harvest Festival to be held Oct. 1 at DSU
Public invited to attend autism task force meeting
Killdeer mulls keeping football at 1A, moving to 9-man
Vikings QB Bradford was all-everything athlete until football won out
DHS swimming and diving qualifies four for state
Twins beat Mariners to end 7-game skid
Lisa Marvin cleared to play college hockey again
OUR VIEW: Feds should pay for Dakota Access protest costs
Omdahl: Measure 1 begs issue of representativeness
Marsy's Law campaign has been bizarre, insulting, inaccurate
Other Views: Mask comes off of Voter ID laws
Letter: BLM's duty is to protect tribes from wasting natural gas
good bad and ugly
Regina M. Bruha
Thomas "Tom" Kuntz
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
October 8, 2015
Jacobs: Don’t count Wrigley out of North Dakota politics
GRAND FORKS Excitement about North Dakota’s gubernatorial election has abated somewhat, now that two potential candidates have demurred. Heidi...
October 8, 2015 - 5:59pm
September 30, 2015
Jacobs: Biggest election of the year approaches
GRAND FORKS -- The biggest political news last week? Apart from the pope’s visit, the speaker’s resignation, the presidential campaign and the emergence of still more candidates for governor in North Dakota and a close election race in Canada? It would have to be Wayne Nelson’s...
September 30, 2015 - 5:58pm
September 23, 2015
Jacobs: Canadian election could impact North Dakota
GRAND FORKS -- This week, we’ll take a break from North Dakota politics in order to spy on the neighbors. That’s not because the political...
September 23, 2015 - 6:05pm
September 8, 2015
Jacobs: Seismic shifts roil North Dakota politics
GRAND FORKS -- A couple of important developments occurred in North Dakota between Aug. 24 and Sept. 1. No, we’re not talking about Gov. Jack...
September 8, 2015 - 6:01pm
September 2, 2015
Jacobs: Fog lifts, and some political clarity emerges
GRAND FORKS — Politics is a little like the weather. There’s a dew point. And when ambition meets opportunity, a fog of speculation arises. That’s...
September 2, 2015 - 6:47pm
August 19, 2015
Jacobs: Higher ed: Not a system, but still a success
GRAND FORKS -- Higher education was in the news again last week, in ways that illuminate the contradictions and controversies that dog the enterprise in North Dakota. The new chancellor met the Legislature’s Interim Higher Education Committee. The chancellor was grateful. Legislators...
August 19, 2015 - 6:33pm
August 11, 2015
Jacobs: Build habitat with incentives for landowners
GRAND FORKS -- In last year’s general election, a constitutional amendment to use some of North Dakota’s oil wealth to fund conservation...
August 11, 2015 - 5:40pm
August 5, 2015
Jacobs: Taking aim at Common Core
GRAND FORKS — Higher education has been beset by controversy in North Dakota, but the campuses needn’t feel picked on. The public elementary...
August 5, 2015 - 5:10pm
July 28, 2015
Jacobs: Limit UND nickname vote to active athletes
GRAND FORKS — Every election needs a credible constituency. In other words, who gets to vote? That’s the urgent question as UND moves forward with its plan to pick a new nickname. The university said early on that there would be an election. President Robert Kelley has indicated...
July 28, 2015 - 5:58pm
July 21, 2015
Jacobs: North Dakota needs to ‘get comfortable being rich’
GRAND FORKS -- All news has implications, of course. Events follow other events. In the trade, we call this a “developing story.” This month’s...
July 21, 2015 - 2:50pm
July 7, 2015
Jacobs: Mid-summer brings new rules for politicians
GRAND FORKS -- One of the great things about being a political commentator is that I get to articulate rules about politics and point out rule...
July 7, 2015 - 5:57pm
June 23, 2015
Jacobs: Policy trumps politics in North Dakota’s reconvened session
GRAND FORKS -- North Dakota legislators didn’t spend much time in last week’s first-of-a-kind reconvened session. The affair took just a little more than four hours. In that time, lawmakers took care of one bill left over from their meeting that ended in April. They traded barbs...
June 23, 2015 - 10:22pm
June 17, 2015
Jacobs: UND’s Kelley cheated of greatness
GRAND FORKS -- Robert O. Kelley was an unknown quantity when he arrived to preside at UND. In his seven-year-long tenure he has proven to be a visionary, a builder and a welcome counterweight to the imperial governance that developed in the Board of Higher Education office and at...
June 17, 2015 - 2:37am
June 10, 2015
Jacobs: Lawmakers alighting on Capitol perches in June
If interest wanes in North Dakota politics, we can always spy on the neighbors. Minnesota for sure. Of course, interest has not yet waned in North Dakota politics. It looks as if the Legislature will reconvene. We should know Wednesday. This would be the first time lawmakers have...
June 10, 2015 - 12:05am
June 3, 2015
Jacobs: Lots to feed on for North Dakota’s political animals
You might expect that North Dakota politics would pipe down some now that the Legislature has left town. But you’d be wrong. The lawmakers probably will be back within a fortnight, trying to finish the unfinished business of the regular session. You’ll recall that the House...
June 3, 2015 - 10:44pm