It's comical to hear North Dakota Republicans and their media friends lament that Colorado's selection process for university presidents is so unfairly political. "Politics shouldn't have anything to do with it! It should be about getting the best person for the job!" they screech, the hypocrisy dribbling from their lips and onto their "Al Jaeger for Secretary of State" T-shirts.
A Minnesota man likely will go on record as catching the biggest fish in state history. Darren Troseth of Jordan pulled a 78-inch sturgeon through the ice from the St. Croix River last weekend, a fish he estimates weighed 120 pounds. If the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources certifies the fish, it will be the biggest documented fish ever caught in the state. The catch-and-keep record on the DNR books is a 94-pound sturgeon. Troseth submitted photos and measurements of his catch to the DNR and was awaiting word of certification.
FARGO -- The long knives are out for U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, Democrat from Minnesota, who is expected to announce her candidacy for president on Sunday, Feb. 10. Some national media outlets reported last week Klobuchar is a Bad Boss, one of the toughest politicos in Washington, D.C., for whom to work, the implication being it might make her a Bad President. Democrats are funny creatures. If it was a Democratic opponent planting the stories about Klobuchar in the media, the idea would be to submarine her chances by making her seem insufferable.
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 of college campuses, that the citizens of North Dakota would've had it up to here with higher education in the state. And by "here," we're talking about the tip of some pointy-headed professor's head or the ceiling of one of those safe spaces these snowflake college kids need these days.
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 local residents called the Cass County coroner's office wondering if the deceased woman had family and what was going to happen to her remains.
Call Luther Aadland the River Whisperer. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources river ecology specialist has spent a career working to restore waterways to their historic function and look. Pelican Rapids, with the city's namesake river cutting through downtown, might be next on his list of projects.
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 has vowed to keep shining a light on issues she believes are important — health care, the national debt, Native American issues, what she calls "the retirement crisis," workforce training — and has lined up a couple of prestigious platforms to do so.
A local watershed board's vote to contest the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources permitting of the Red River diversion could delay the project for a year or more, project supporters say, and possibly threaten funding from the North Dakota Legislature. But the vote itself could be contested through a lawsuit because, apparently, diversion backers don't believe the board followed its own bylaws.
FARGO - Before we get to the details, national television viewership numbers for Bison football games need to be kept in perspective. Since North Dakota State began its dynasty in 2011, more people around the United States have watched Bison football games than ever before.
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Chris Klieman will be paid nearly $16.9 million over six years to coach Kansas State's football team, including $88,400 for the remainder of 2018. Those details, plus the perks and bonuses Klieman will receive for jumping from Division I FCS North Dakota State to Football Bowl Subdivision Kansas State, were revealed Wednesday, Dec. 12, when the coach's contract was made public by the Wildcat athletic department.