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Heated Twitter comments follow ND legislative forum
'It didn't look right,' says teen who helped save toddler at Fargo hotel pool
First bill in years will benefit North Country Trail that runs from NY to ND
Gas prices expected to make springtime increase soon
Chris Wallace to Reince Priebus: 'You Don't Get to Tell Us What to Do'
crime and courts
nation and world
MDU enters power purchase agreement for Thunder Spirit Wind project near Hettinger
U.S. oil rig count recovers to end 2016 near year-ago levels
New state regulations will affect repairs of pipeline
ND oil production up 7 percent, returns above 1 million barrels a day
Oil pipeline spill near Belfield estimated at 176,000 gallons
Auxiliary selling Valentine cookies
Just a kid at heart: Buffington makes dollhouse for silent auction item
Learning for a lifetime: CommUniversity classes start Feb. 11
New Orleans hometown guy leads West All-Stars to win with record 52 points
Plan remains to alternate between Grand Forks and Fargo for state hockey
Twins' Vargas gets help from Manny Ramirez this time
Jacobs: A new bird mystery for a new week
Trinity finishes home schedule in fashion
Swift: Do-it-yourself Dad may be least patient patient of all
Veeder: The new good 'ol days are on their way
Phillips: Dealing with difficult people easier with kindness
Port: Hey Shailene Woodley, come back to North Dakota and clean up your mess
Minding Our Elders: Recovery from double grief may require professional care
Shaun L. Walton
Catherine "Katie" (Kessel) Steinke
Gladys Josephine Stenberg
Heidt and Horner plan wedding
Kristianson and Kilwein
Olson and Steffan
Engagement: Pottorff and Schank
Kirkwood president committed to hometown, growth
More than a decade caring for the public
South Heart investing $13.1M into education's future
Clear Creek expands into residential heating and plumbing sector
Kids are "Acting Up!" during class
Honoring our Firefighters
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
May 26, 2015
Jacobs: Veto messages show governor wields 2 tools
GRAND FORKS -- Gov. Jack Dalrymple showed that the veto power can be a scalpel in the hands of the governor, and he used it to excise some of the Legislature’s excesses. Would that he had done more — but Dalrymple is not a blunt-instrument kind of guy. He prefers precision in...
May 26, 2015 - 11:16pm