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Bender: God is angry with North Dakota
April 17, 2019 - 10:58am
Last week, as we dug out from yet another “bomb cyclone,” I wondered why it's been such a brutal winter. I know, you think because I'm a...
McFeely: Heidi Heitkamp the obvious best choice for next UND president
April 16, 2019 - 8:20pm
It's comical to hear North Dakota Republicans and their media friends lament that Colorado's selection process for university presidents is so...
Port: Let’s talk about how we’re going to replace Kennedy at UND
April 14, 2019 - 7:20am
MINOT, N.D. - Reading the headline, I’m sure some of you readers think I’m getting ahead of myself. After all, University of North Dakota...
McFeely: UND's Kennedy plays the race card in trying to explain away his chief of staff controversy
April 10, 2019 - 4:56pm
Mark Kennedy, who will leave his job as University of North Dakota president to take a similar position at the University of Colorado, told a...
Gov. Walz: Budget makes historic investment in Greater Minnesota
March 14, 2019 - 9:55am
ST. PAUL - I grew up in a small town. There were 24 students in my graduating class--12 of whom were my cousins. My wife and I chose to settle...
Jonathan Holth, JLG Architects: How community involvement creates a better workplace
February 27, 2019 - 10:46pm
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – We’ve all been there: that place where you’re trying to figure out the all-important work/life equation. Some people...
Monsignor James Patrick Shea, president, University of Mary: How liberal arts colleges can thrive, not just survive
February 27, 2019 - 10:39pm
BISMARCK, N.D. – Liberal arts colleges, like nearly all higher education institutions today, face very real financial and cultural challenges....
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...