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Letter to the Editor: Dear Governor Burgum

Dear Governor Burgum, I am writing on behalf of the North Dakota County Auditors Association for whom I serve as the executive director. North Dakota County Auditors are the frontline election...

 

Letter to the Editor: A simple pleasure...

A simple pleasure that I have each spring is to go out to my farm and look for sheds (deer antlers). This year was to be special because of being shut in and was to be a good day for getting some...

 
 By Corey Seymour    Opinion    April 6, 2020 

Letter from NYC's COVID-19 front lines

I’ve been inundated lately with emails and calls and texts from friends and family from far away: Everyone’s been hearing reports about New York...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    Opinion    March 30, 2020

A message to our readers

Dear Readers, Life is different during the COVID-19 outbreak, and so will your local newspaper for the time being. We're still here, but our pages...

 
 By Thomas Knapp    Opinion    March 30, 2020

Yes, the COVID-19 panic does call for drastic measures

As an old saying goes, it's not the fall that kills you, it's the sudden stop at the end. The world's politicians are innovating on the fly (pun intended) by trying to combine the fall – the...

 
 By LLoyd Omdahl    Opinion    March 30, 2020

North Dakota has a lot of social distance

While most people have been badmouthing the coronavirus, I am trying to look on the positive side. This hope that we will bounce back the better for...

 

We are all in this together: A message from North Dakota teachers

The COVID-19 pandemic is presenting all of us with unforeseen challenges. As members of the North Dakota State Teacher of the Year Chapter, we feel compelled to share our perspectives. Guided by love...

 

News publishers perform essential function during health crisis

Public officials across the country have begun ordering the shut-down of “non-essential” businesses for periods of time. The goal of these orders is to appropriately react to our COVID-19 health...

 
 By Danny Tyree    Opinion    March 23, 2020

Do you dare take the goodness challenge?

According to the Associated Press, Michael Schur (creator of the critically acclaimed NBC series “The Good Place”) has signed with publishing house Simon & Schuster to write the humor/philosophy...

 
 By Thomas Knapp    Opinion    March 23, 2020

A proposal for real coronavirus "stimulus"

On March 12, the New York Federal Reserve announced a $1.5 trillion injection of money into the U.S. financial system. Three days later, it cut its benchmark interest rate to zero and announced it...

 

Letter to the Editor: Fake Meat Claims

Fake meat claims by Colin Woodall National Cattlemen’s Beef Association CEO There are countless articles about the fake meat business lately and most of them are little more than promotional pieces...

 

Letter to the Editor: Now is the time to shop local

While Amazon is looking to hire 100,000 new employees to keep up with their online shopping demand due to the coronavirus outbreak, our local, small businesses need our support now more than ever....

 

It's Sunshine Week

Join News Leaders Association and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press in the annual nationwide celebration of access to public...

 
 By Jim Zachary    Opinion    March 16, 2020

The media is most definitely not your enemy

Far from being the enemy of the people, day in and day out we take our role as the Fourth Estate seriously and work hard to protect your right to know, making public records requests and attending...

 

Election 2020 is an existential fight for the nation's soul

You’ve probably never heard of Erica Newland. And if she had her druthers, it’s a safe bet that she would have preferred it stayed that way. But Newland, a former attorney in the U.S. Department o...

 

Letter to the Editor: March 16, 2020

First of all, we Cartwrights are completely floored by your concerns, interest, and involvement in the recent benefit for Steve. On behalf of Steve and Jenny, Al and Shannon and the boys, Vikki and...

 
 By Thomas Knapp    Opinion    March 9, 2020

The politics of panic are far deadlier than the coronavirus

U.S. President Donald Trump "Has a Problem as the Coronavirus Threatens the US," assert the authors of a New York Times analysis: "His Credibility." In the tagline and elsewhere in the article, the...

 

Generic drugs not always equivalent, sometimes dangerous

As insurance companies push doctors to save money by switching their patients to generic drugs, complaints about those generics appear to be on the upswing. That’s the observation of journalist...

 
 By Rich Manieri    Opinion    March 9, 2020

Impractical manifestation of a midlife crisis

I bought a BMW. It’s a white convertible that screams “Midlife crisis!” from the highest rooftops. Of course, when I bought it two years ago, I didn’t think I was having a midlife crisis. I...

 

Letter to the Editor: Celebrating Women Business Owners

Celebrating Women Business Owners March is Women’s History Month and we’d like to highlight some of the great strides women business owners have made over the years. In 2016, over 1.1 million...

 
 By Tom Purcell    Opinion    March 2, 2020

Kids have to make names for themselves

Get this: New parents are giving newborns outlandish names— so they’ll stand out on social media. That’s according to a new survey of British...

 
 By Jase Graves    Opinion    March 2, 2020

Swimsuit shopping: a cautionary tale

On a recent frigid day in February as I was entering Target to defrost my nose hairs and purchase a designer toilet brush, I noticed that they already had an array of skimpy women’s swimsuits on...

 
 By Danny Tyree    Opinion    March 2, 2020

So, have you made out your last will and testament

I hope the document remains locked away unused for many years, but my brother and I finally got around to meeting with a lawyer and helping our mother make out her last will and testament. I’m not...

 

Letter to the Editor: Court satisfied that USDA's RFID mandate is completely withdrawn

Recently the Wyoming federal district court dismissed the lawsuit filed in October by R-CALF USA, and ranchers Tracy and Donna Hunt and Kenny and Roxy Fox, against the U.S. Department of Agriculture...

 

Pain of true believers in body politic

The country is now in the grips of a mysterious bout with polarization not seen for generations in American society. Hate and anger seem to have...

 

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