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I-94 closed between Dickinson and Valley City
Pipeline leak spills oil into creek near Belfield
Tickets to go on sale Friday for Journey concert at Fargodome
More than $44,000 in vehicles stole from Bismarck shop
Suspect in Twin Cities woman's death charged after leading Cass deputies to human remains
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EPA orders $2.1 million fine in ND air pollution settlement
Wind farm application rejected by Billings County Commission
Protesters, police engaged in standoff at creek between camp and pipeline construction area
Standing Rock chairman applauds Obama’s comments about pipeline reroute
Obama administration sends $28 million to aid coal regions
4 Financial survival tips for new parents
Nourishing the body and the soul
Don't abandon the elderly canine
Kat Perkins appearing in "Home for the Holidays" concert
Cheers for the DHS cheerleaders
NDSU, SDSU rematch may be a battle of who can make best adjustments
Bob Brookover: Wentz wagon's wheels fall off
Timberwolves' bench playing Minnesota's best basketball
Five Heisman Trophy finalists named
Dickinson State's Shevlin earns NSAA honor
OMDAHL: Does North Dakota need two parties?
Port: Standing Rock's 2014 pipeline objection is irrelevant
McFeely: Heitkamp in Trump administration would be win-win
STULTS: Watching a piece of my childhood turn to ruin
Commentary: True or false, Trump's tweets beat the media at its own game
Theresa M. Brewer
James "Jim" Wetzel
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
I-94 closed between Dickinson and Valley City
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
May 19, 2015
Jacobs: Path to power leads through tower
GRAND FORKS -- North Dakota Democrats will focus on the Legislature, their new chair, state Rep. Kylie Oversen of Grand Forks, told the Forum News Service’s John Hageman last week. Good luck with that. The Legislature isn’t a very good path to power in the state. Sure, legislators...
May 19, 2015 - 10:42pm
May 13, 2015
Jacobs: Montana experience reflects ND session
GRAND FORKS Montana is not North Dakota’s twin, as South Dakota often is said to be. The Dakotas entered the union on the same day. Yet Montana and North Dakota are certainly sibling states. These three and Washington are quadruplets, admitted in a nine-day period in November...
May 13, 2015 - 3:57pm
May 5, 2015
Jacobs: Oil anxiety became theme of legislative session
GRAND FORKS -- The legislative session that ended last week made history. Every legislative session does. Journalists like to claim that our work is the first rough draft of history, so here it goes: Probably the overarching theme of this session was “oil anxiety.” Worry was...
May 5, 2015 - 5:42pm
April 29, 2015
Jacobs: Process isn’t pretty, but the sausage gets made
Last week’s lesson is that there is always a way out. It might not be pretty. It might not be smooth. It might not be unanimous. It might not even be right. But it’s there. The week’s examples took place at the state Capitol in Bismarck and on the University of North...
April 29, 2015 - 11:21pm
April 23, 2015
Jacobs: UND flap teaches political lessons
In an odd-numbered winter in North Dakota, it’s tough to turn the political spotlight away from the Legislature, but it happened last week...
April 23, 2015 - 4:46pm
April 15, 2015
Jacobs: Lawmakers, higher ed officials differ on process
A winter of watching has taught me something about the Legislature and higher education. For legislators, governing is all about decision-making. Governance in higher education is all about process. Lawmakers make scores of decisions every day. Ideas are examined and acted upon,...
April 15, 2015 - 7:24pm
April 7, 2015
Jacobs: The N.D. politics of discrimination against gay people
It’s OK to be disappointed about last week’s House vote denying protection to homosexuals seeking homes or jobs. Embarrassed even. But...
April 7, 2015 - 7:30pm
March 31, 2015
Jacobs: ‘ND exceptionalism’ explains much about state
Long ago, in a life that seems quite far away, the editor of a big American newspaper asked me, “Why do you Dakotans expect so much from the federal government?” My answer was pretty simple and pretty direct. “We deserve it,” I said. And I think that we think we do. This...
March 31, 2015 - 5:01pm
March 3, 2015
Jacobs: Good advice from the governor about higher ed
Gov. Jack Dalrymple has the best advice about higher education. In an interview with Doug Hamilton on Prairie Public’s Main Street program Thursday afternoon, the governor said, essentially, “Let’s put down the baggage and move on.” As we move away from the crisis that’s...
March 3, 2015 - 6:42pm
February 24, 2015
Jacobs: More noise about a Heitkamp candidacy
Pretty much all of the chatter in North Dakota politics this season is about U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp running for governor in 2016. It is a tantalizing prospect, and Heitkamp herself is being coy about the possibility. Keep in mind as you read that I predicted early on that Heitkamp...
February 24, 2015 - 10:11pm
February 10, 2015
Jacobs: For good government, keep applications open
The former publisher was all set to take on his former newspaper’s editorial position about “quiet applications” when the editorial page editor reminded him that the newspaper had endorsed these amendments to the state’s Open Records law at least twice while he was, in fact,...
February 10, 2015 - 10:50pm