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Local/Guest Editorials

Vouchers steal funds from public education

A bill introduced in the legislature by Rep. Claire Cory of Grand Forks would pave the way to diverting money away from public schools and give it to a variety of nonpublic education institutions through a voucher system. Under the voucher system, the state would give public money to ...

An enduring legacy impacting others will live on

Raymond Cross had a long and distinguished career as an attorney and law professor, advocating for American Indian rights. He died Tuesday at his home in Tucson, Arizona. An enrolled member of the Three Affiliated Tribes, Cross’s life took him from a youth growing up on the Fort Berthold ...

The controlled demolition of the Biden Presidency

If there is one word that has come to define the behavior of the permanent managerial class, it is overreach, willing as they are to stretch the limits of common decency and their supposedly strongly held democratic principles. While this willingness has had brought them great success in ...

Visit Minot continues to tell Minot’s story

Dear Minot: We’re all familiar with Minot hosting two of the largest events in North Dakota in the North Dakota State Fair and the Norsk Hostfest. But there are countless community partners who work to help Minot expand its reach beyond our city limits and beyond the borders of our state to ...

NDFU president responds to Farm Freedom legislation

Gov. Doug Burgum has touted his plan to blow holes in North Dakota’s corporate farming law. I wholeheartedly disagree with Burgum’s argument that corporate farming will benefit family farmers and ranchers. But I’m even more disappointed that Burgum is using false and misleading talking ...

Farm Freedom can help animal ag, rural communities

Recently a bill was introduced by several North Dakota farmer-legislators to help promote animal agriculture and reverse decades of decline which have caused our state to fall far behind neighboring states. Farm Freedom legislation will remove the handcuffs that have held back our farmers and ...