As a member of the Task Force for Higher Education Governance, I would like to share some insight into the process that was used to develop the three-board governance model proposal.
Unanimously, the 15-member Task Force agreed that a change in higher education ...
I moved to ND in the 90s for college, graduated with two degrees from NDSU, and in 2002 my wife and I moved to Bismarck for my new job in state government. Over nearly 17 years, I came to appreciate that state employees take seriously the “service” part of ...
This Holiday Season much will be written, shared, posted and tweeted about those around us who keep us safe, healthy and free. Many Americans do not have a four-day weekend, or their “holiday season” is cut short because of their chosen careers. For them and their ...
Over the past few weeks, there has been much discussion over the ideas coming from Governor Burgum’s Higher Ed Task Force. The main idea being discussed is whether or not the unitary State Board of Higher Education (Board) should be divided into multiple boards ...
Well, the elections must be over, Broward County in Florida is no longer counting lost ballots! Our election is over and congratulations to the winners and my respect to those that didn’t fare as well.
Our system of government works despite some problems that were ...
First of all I would like to thank the editor for the opportunity for me to write this letter. I served as deputy Ward County auditor for 30 years. I never forgot who played me and why. I tried to serve the people of Ward County with dignity and grace. It was a privilege for ...
My name is Mitzie Nay and I am the mother of a son lost to a mixture of heroin and methamphetamine poisoning. Substance use disorder (SUD) is a disease that rips families apart, whether physically, emotionally or both. Addiction is the most severe form of SUD and something ...
So the city should be charged with false imprisonment because of an ill-planned, cheaply built, unwanted, unneeded parking ramp. The poor patron was terrified for 90 minutes, the fire department couldn’t find a key, and the cops had other things to do. Good thing she ...
The governor of ND oversees Workforce Safety Insurance. His wife travels all over ND and occasionally other parts of the country speaking of the dangers and addictions of opioids.
In our experience, with a permanent work injury WSI will give you an FCA to set ...
I’ve lived in other parts of the country, working to make a living and find my way in life. When I came to North Dakota seven years ago, I was hopeful and willing to give the oilfield life a chance to better myself and my family. What I found was more than I ...
So, if I have this correct, $27,000 (approximately) will be spent to make the Third Street crosswalk safer. Ninety percent of that $27,000 is said to possibly come from the Highway Safety Improvement Program through a grant. That being all well and good, but isn’t ...
I’m outraged at the political campaigning the Minot Daily News did for Kevin Cramer immediately before the election.
It makes one think you might have been paid for the endorsement by the Cramer campaign, or a wealthy supporter, to allot such a large portion of ...
This letter is in response to the MDN Opinion article dated October 25, 2018. You claim that a press conference that myself and my associates held was political grandstanding. It was not.
I am introducing these bills so that the people, whom we represent, have a say in ...
My many thanks to all who voted in this last election. It is a right, and even more than that, to vote is a responsibility as well as an opportunity to honor our nation’s founding fathers, our war veterans and our military personnel for their efforts and sacrifices ...
The election is now over, and we have a new junior “Senator elect,” Kevin Cramer. Congratulations to you Kevin.
My question is to Kevin’s opponent, Heidi Heitkamp. Now that you were unsuccessful in your bid for re-election, do you have any shame as to ...
Well, it’s finally over. After nearly 6 months of listening and watching political ads. The midterm election has come to an end.
And unlike the 2016 election, the results came in pretty much as expected. The Democrats won back control of the House while the ...
I find it incredible that we fight over social issues and economic issues when our very survival is at stake. If we continue to support the Republican Party who have basically fought against any kind of environmental processes that will save this earth, we do so at ...
Jo Marie Nelson
Nearly 45 years ago, my dad was called to Williston to work for a land and title company while my mother took over management of their abstract company in Benson County. Four years later our family moved to Williston.
In his work, he purchased mineral ...
There were many nights as a child that I went to bed without supper. Had it not been for the extra helpings that Mrs. Jannetti always gave me at the school cafeteria, who knows what might have happened.
There were more than one Christmas where I found very few packages ...
Veteran’s Day, 11 November 2018 marks the centennial year of WWI, the war to end all wars. Then came WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Gulf War, Iraq War and Afghanistan.
Our veterans have fought courageously and have earned many Medals of Honor for their bravery in combat. The ...