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Editorials

At least ND leaders don’t reflect Congress

Sure, local and state government officials can argue, even squabble. They can have conflicts among them, sometimes in the Legislature or members of a city council or county commission, sometimes between local leaders and members of the Legislature. Yes, sometimes it can be ugly; other times it ...

Is the state’s Legislature active enough?

It isn’t as if the North Dakota Constitution is sacrosanct. Whether through constitutional initiated measures or items voters decide on based on the Legislature, adjustments to the North Dakota Constitution are rare or few and far between. The debate might rage when it comes to the U.S. ...

Voters unlikely to grant Legislature power over initiated measures

Sometimes one can’t fathom the group thinking of the North Dakota Legislature. For example, why would North Dakota voters approve a measure that effectively empowers the Legislature to vote on a voter-initiated constitutional measure that had already won the support of the majority of ...

‘Little Chicago’ initiative may benefit downtown, economy

This isn’t the first time there has been an effort to brand downtown Minot as “Little Chicago,” but the current push has the possibility of being a tremendous benefit to downtown merchants, members of the public seeking a night out on the town, and the overall economy of the city. The ...

Bring home the crown, Miss North Dakota USA

A young Burlington woman is headed to the Miss USA pageant soon and we wish her the best of luck. Bring home the crown Samantha Redding. Reading today’s Prairie Profile about Redding would make anyone want to vote for her; so mature for her age, so committed to others, humble. Burlington ...

Judge Mattson is correct in his message to the Legislature

Last week, the often outspoken Judge Doug Mattson offered some advice to and perhaps a slight scolding of the North Dakota Legislature. Good for Mattson, because on a couple of serious issue, he was entirely right – and the state would be better if they heard his advice and acted on it. ...