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Shawn Dobberstein , Fargo Municipal Airport Authority: Local airports key to business, community vitality
February 27, 2019 - 10:33pm
FARGO, N.D. – For those of us who live and work in “flyover country,” access to affordable and convenient air travel is not a given. We...
McFeely: In ND coal country, bankruptcy threatens retiree health care benefits
February 24, 2019 - 5:43pm
The letters submitted to Judge David R. Jones of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Houston are heartbreaking. There are hundreds of them from coal...
McFeely: Klobuchar's appeal evident in Trump-loving rural Clay County
February 9, 2019 - 2:49pm
FARGO -- The long knives are out for U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, Democrat from Minnesota, who is expected to announce her candidacy for president...
McFeely: Poll shows unabashed love for NDSU, UND — despite nonstop bashing of both
February 8, 2019 - 7:33pm
You'd think, given the headlines out of Bismarck and the braying of self-appointed experts trying to save the world from the evil liberalism...
McFeely: Woman's death in car a reminder that 'there's a lot of misery'
February 4, 2019 - 7:27pm
The discovery of a woman's body in a car in the Cash Wise Foods parking lot in south Fargo last week led to a very Fargo-like reaction. Many...
Matthew Mohr, Dacotah Paper Co., Fargo, N.D.: For skilled workers, an exceptionally prosperous era
January 27, 2019 - 9:39pm
FARGO, N.D. – We are living in a unique time in economic history, especially in our region. As businesses try to expand and grow, one of the...
Dr. Allison Suttle, Sanford Health, Sioux Falls, S.D.: New medical specialties are coming soon to a clinic near you
January 27, 2019 - 9:36pm
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Emerging technologies are changing every industry, and health care is no exception. But with the advent of more data,...
Francisca Afua Opoku-Boateng, Dakota State University, Madison, S.D.: Worldwide cooperation needed to improve cybersecurity
January 27, 2019 - 9:26pm
MADISON, S.D. – Information is power, and cybersecurity is all about protecting that information to make it as secure as possible. This is...
EDITOR'S NOTE: Reflections on Duff's Ditch
January 27, 2019 - 9:18pm
GRAND FORKS – In the spring of 1997, after the Red River Floodway had diverted floodwaters around Winnipeg and saved the city an estimated...
Veeder: When I was 15
January 26, 2019 - 3:23pm
“Oh, you’re going to feel so old,” my husband told me as I explained my plan for the week to drive across the state to conduct a few writing...
McFeely: Pelican Rapids confronts future of downtown dam
January 25, 2019 - 6:40pm
Call Luther Aadland the River Whisperer. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources river ecology specialist has spent a career working to...
McFeely: Heitkamp was 'realistic' about re-election chances, but 'surprised by margin'
January 24, 2019 - 6:42pm
Heidi Heitkamp is not exactly retreating from public life since losing her re-election bid to the U.S. Senate in November. The North Dakota Democrat...
McFeely: Fargo-Moorhead diversion derailed, for now, by watershed board
January 16, 2019 - 9:13pm
A local watershed board's vote to contest the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources permitting of the Red River diversion could delay the...
Vinod Lall, Minnesota State University Moorhead: Blockchain for beginners
January 3, 2019 - 6:09pm
MOORHEAD, Minn. – The concept of blockchain was initially floated in the 1990s to make a digital document tamper-resistant by making it...
Editor's note: Simon says – Julian Simon, that is
January 3, 2019 - 6:05pm
“Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influences, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist,”...