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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
Actor Mark Ruffalo joins effort opposing pipeline, Dakota Access says trespassers will be 'removed from the land'
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
Carol Ann Zimmermann
Keith Duane Bittenbinder
Elizabeth "Liz" Bobb
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
August 22, 2014
Dennis: Trusting jets, bridges and vaccines
Electricity. Cars. Air travel. Computers. Not to mention smart phones, refrigerators, air conditioning, even Keurig coffee machines … These and other innovations have transformed civilization, making life in the 21st century better than at any time in the history of the world. And...
August 22, 2014 - 11:41pm
April 23, 2014
Dennis: Keystone XL delays get embarrassing
The stakes couldn’t have been higher when President Barack Obama faced the “Go/No go” decision to get Osama bin Laden. A disastrous outcome would have haunted his administration. It would have been even more humiliating than the Desert One debacle in 1980, which ended with two...
April 23, 2014 - 10:35pm
April 21, 2014
Dennis: Regulators should be more proactive
It took explosions, fires and deaths before federal and state regulators got grimly serious about the risks of transporting Bakken oil. Likewise, it took the discovery of mounds of dumped oil-field waste before North Dakota regulators made safe disposal a top priority. Now, here’s...
April 21, 2014 - 4:31pm
March 17, 2014
Dennis: Trip to tourney first of many for UND programs
Where sports are concerned, the University of North Dakota is best known as a hockey school. And given the men’s hockey team’s record of seven NCAA Division I national championships, that’s understandable. But the 21st century is not going to be a repeat of the 20th, as something...
March 17, 2014 - 7:16pm
February 18, 2014
Dennis: Property rights for me but not thee
Property rights are the talk of the state, especially as North Dakotans weigh the proposal to give special consideration to “extraordinary places.” And for one side of the debate, the answer is clear: The government has no business interfering with a property owner’s decisions...
February 18, 2014 - 5:42pm
January 24, 2014
Dennis: Oil industry promotion, regulation don’t mix
From the oil-train fireball near Casselton to the massive pipeline spill near Tioga to the reckless endangerment of the drinking water supply near Ross, North Dakota’s industrial accidents have been much in the news. But other states have been there before. Just over 50 years ago,...
January 24, 2014 - 11:41pm
January 15, 2014
Dennis: Farmstead has future beyond Welk
In his State of the Union address in 1992, President George H.W. Bush condemned a federal grant that was bound for North Dakota to build “a Lawrence Welk museum.” A Grand Forks Herald editorial responded this way: “Bush’s words were meant to stir up antagonism against excessive...
January 15, 2014 - 5:05pm
December 17, 2013
Dennis: Social Security has stood the test of time
Skeptics of man-made global warming put great weight on the fact that doomsayers’ predictions so seldom pan out. The true test of any model is its ability to accurately predict the future; and when a prediction points north but the future unfolds south, the model rightly gets questioned. ...
December 17, 2013 - 6:11pm
December 9, 2013
Dennis: How did Bohl do it?
OK, so the payoff may not be a $1.5 million a year contract, which is the deal Craig Bohl reportedly will be getting for leaving North Dakota State University in favor of coaching Wyoming’s football team. Still, UND and NDSU faculty members who can’t believe the kind of money...
December 9, 2013 - 7:33pm
September 7, 2013
Dennis: North Dakota's Legacy Fund inspires imitators
North Dakota does its share of things wrong. But here's a fairly recent decision that the state did right -- so right that West Virginians are...
September 7, 2013 - 12:00am
May 2, 2013
Dennis: Slam the gate on 'crossing the border' fee
Put simply, we're going to make it easier to conduct the trade and travel that creates jobs, and we're going to make it harder for those who would do us harm and threaten our security." The speaker was President Barack Obama. The occasion was the 2011 agreement between the United...
May 2, 2013 - 12:00am
April 17, 2013
America must promise Boston justice will come
Not so long ago, terrorism evoked not only distress and confusion but also hand-wringing. What is to be done? In an age where one person or one group can wreak such havoc, is there any useful way to respond? Today, the confusion is still there, at least for the first few days.
April 17, 2013 - 12:00am