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 By Tom Purcell    Opinion    July 13, 2020 

A cool idea whose time has come again

I’m getting a whole-house attic fan installed this week – just like the one my father had installed in my childhood home – and I cannot wait to...

 
 By Nick Werth    Opinion    July 13, 2020 

Letter to the Editor: Central North Dakota Steam Threshers acquire new scale model steamer, plan to display it at 2020 show

Hello Transcript readers, I was in New Rockford for the Fourth of July this past weekend, and I'm writing to tell a little more about the little...

 

USMCA is more business for small business

On July 1, 2020, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) entered into force, officially replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)....

 
 By Michael Reagan    Opinion    July 6, 2020

The politics of upside-down America

There was even more yelling and screaming than usual in Washington this week. I’m not talking about the “peaceful” demonstrators in Lafayette Pa...

 
 By Danny Tyree    Opinion    July 6, 2020

Consumers, do we really need all those choices?

Dear pandemic-battered readers, As you try adapting to the New Normal, just hope no diehards are waiting to confuse you with a plethora of ADDITIONAL configurations. It's best just to suck it up and a...

 
 By Tom Purcell    Opinion    June 29, 2020

Kids, pedal them pandemic blues away!

Here’s one good thing about the COVID-19 pandemic: Bike sales are booming. I hope that means kids will begin riding in big numbers again. There was...

 
 By John L. Micek    Opinion    June 29, 2020

'I know my path:' after DACA ruling teen's future looks bright

When she woke up last Thursday morning, 17-year-old Arlette Morales pulled on a “Home is Here” t-shirt. She didn’t know how prophetic it was. Hours later, Morales, who was two years old when...

 
 By Danny Tyree    Opinion    June 29, 2020

Do you treasure your prom memories?

My wife and I experienced some vicarious living when our son Gideon (finishing up his junior year of high school) attended the senior prom. (Yes, VICARIOUS living. It’s not like we got him out of...

 
 By Kristie Wolff    Opinion    June 29, 2020

Letter to the Editor: Where are the Women?

The North Dakota Emergency Commission is responsible for allocating the $1.25 billions dollars in CARE Act Funds the state received. These funds are intended to help families, workers, small...

 

Letter to the Editor: Great River Energy to close Coal Creek Station

Great River Energy’s recent announcement that it intends to close Coal Creek generating station is, unquestionably, a blow to North Dakota. As someone who knows many of the people who work at the...

 
 By Lily Kofler    Opinion    June 22, 2020

One positive side effect of the coronavirus

If you noticed a lot more cash parked in your checking account lately, you're not alone. Americans haven't been saving this much money since the...

 
 By Tom Purcell    Opinion    June 22, 2020

The blessings of having a stubborn father

My father’s mission was to tame the stupidity out of me – a powerful blessing too few children are experiencing now. My dad had his work cut out...

 
 By Tony Bender    Opinion    June 22, 2020

Happy landings

I was mowing in the backyard a couple of weeks ago – better described as haying – when a mourning dove flopped out of the tall grass ahead. At first, I figured it was a mother feigning injury to l...

 

Changes to the Paycheck Potection Program

“It is clear that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has allowed millions of small businesses across the country to rehire their employees and retain integral jobs during this unprecedented...

 
 By Thomas Knapp    Opinion    June 15, 2020

This is the most important presidential election since the last one

Every four years without fail (and usually a little earlier in each quadrennial cycle), both “major” American political parties wind up and toss the same slow, fat pitch across the public’s...

 
 By Peter Funt    Opinion    June 15, 2020

A new morning in news

The New York Times made a quiet disclosure recently that speaks loudly about the state of news media today. Its newsletter, “The Morning,” has...

 

Letter to the Editor: Residents urged to be counted

Dear Editor, Results of Census 2020 are vital to the equal distribution of funds for our community as our share can be used in various ways to help and improve our community. The estimated cost of a...

 

Journalists are risking their lives to report on the protests, and their safety must be ensured

Below is a joint statement of the News Media Alliance, America’s Newspapers and the National Newspaper Association The last several days, journalists have been risking their lives to report on the...

 
 By Michael Reagan    Opinion    June 8, 2020

Small business owners face big problems

I feel terribly sorry for the hundred thousand Americans who’ve lost their lives to the coronavirus. I also feel sorry for all the small business...

 
 By Tom Purcell    Opinion    June 8, 2020

One disruptive hand ruins work made light by many

It was a perfect late-spring Saturday. Several members of my large extended family gathered at my parents’ house to trim hedges and plant flowers....

 
 By Al Haut    Opinion    June 8, 2020

Paycheck Protection Program forgiveness tips

North Dakota Lenders processed 18,925 PPP loans for $1.7 billion for small businesses and eligible non-profits. The first loans were approved on April 3rd and required a 10 day disbursement window....

 

Letter to the Editor: June 08, 2020

Dear Editor, The statewide treasurer’s race has received a lot of attention as of late with President Trump weighing in on Twitter about which Republican candidate he supports. Yet it is still...

 
 By Dean Ridings    Opinion    June 1, 2020

Make Facebook and Google pay for local news, just like you

Editor’s note: Dean Ridings, CEO, America’s Newspapers writes on the value of content. It should be noted that America’s Newspapers’ advocacy efforts include seeking a more level playing...

 
 By LLoyd Omdahl    Opinion    June 1, 2020

Adult conversations need some adults

A few weeks ago, Senator Cramer suggested it was time to have an adult conversation about the national debt, Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security....

 

Letters to the Editor: June 1, 2020

Long term care facilities dedicated to COVID-19 response As president of the North Dakota Long Term Care Association, I am in awe of the dedication of facility staff, families of residents and our...

 

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