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Community Columnists

The Communists are coming; The Communists are coming

A lot of people in the Grand Forks area are looking with suspicion at the proposal from a Chinese company offering to build a massive corn-milling plant on the windward side of town. Critics have a number of legitimate concerns but the fear of communism has been pronounced. The “red ...

Flood control: Where we are, where we’re going

We have reached many completed milestones in the ongoing effort to build the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Control project, as Minot and its partners continue the monumental task of protecting the residents of the Souris River Basin. Last week’s ribbon-cutting marking the substantial ...

Twitter, the Bidens, and ‘Disinformation’

At the end of April, the Department of Homeland Security secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told Congress that his agency was in the process of starting a “Disinformation Governance Board” to take on disinformation and misinformation in the lead up to the midterm elections. The timing of this ...

Time to go beyond partisanship

Well, we’re at it again. It seems that in the case of Sen. Ray Homberg many are rushing to judgment without knowing the circumstances of his sin. According to former students, Ray Holmberg was an excellent Grand Forks teacher. In addition to teaching, he served the State of North Dakota in ...

Tush warmer to start a robin becca

"This here emergency meeting is called because Little Jimmy thinks he can make our town a spring Mecca for the flocks of robins that come in freezing weather,” Chairperson Ork Dorken announced as he looked over the 11 electors that made up the Community Homeland Committee. The other two ...

Grim outlook after conventions

The 2022 election season has kicked off, and the situation for both parties in North Dakota is more fraught than some would like to admit. The Democratic-NPL sputtered out of the gate at the end of March, putting up candidates in only 19 of the 35 districts on the ballot this cycle. The ...