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Negotiations between protesters, law enforcement break down
Jury debating murder fate of Spirit Lake Nation man accused of stabbing man in heart
DPS under investigation, parent alleges rooms used without parental consent
Police Blotter: Camper stolen from RV parking lot
Dog handlers not licensed to work security
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
Trinity volleyball earns win on senior night over Beach
Blue Hawks, Black Hills State to renew old rivalry
Heart River to add baseball in spring
Former UND standouts make NHL debuts, more to come
Wild use another second-period explosion to blow past Bruins
OMDAHL: Lack of research endangers Marsy's Law
JACOBS: Election could gauge party loyalty in North Dakota
Forum editorial: Re-elect Cramer to House
Our View: This time for president, none of the above
Port: Standing Rock has set themselves up to lose big
Elizabeth "Liz" Bobb
Carol Ann Zimmermann
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 15, 2015
Jacobs: On ‘UND President Wrigley?’ and other great questions
GRAND FORKS One of the rules of column writing is: Stick to one topic. But ... Egad! There’s so much going on! What’s a once-a-week-writer to do? Cram it all in, is my solution. Here’s a hodgepodge of recent developments. First, that Drew Wrigley can’t keep his name out...
October 15, 2015 - 4:08pm
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