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Column: Internal watchdogs keep government services accountable

August 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

QUESTION: What are Inspectors General?

ANSWER: Congressional oversight is a primary means for the legislative branch to strengthen our system of checks and balances. In addition to exercising power of the purse and conducting oversight hearings an…continue reading on dglobe.com

Obama seeks money, fast hearings to curb young migrant surge

July 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — The U.S. administration took steps Tuesday to halt a cross-border surge of children from Central America, asking Congress for $3.7 billion in emergency spending and putting in place plans to make the youngsters’ deportation hearings …continue reading on dglobe.com

Woodbury ordered to change speech ordinance

March 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

WOODBURY — Just a few weeks after a Woodbury resident filed a lawsuit against the city for restricting public speeches, a federal judge ordered the city to change a law requiring citizens to obtain permits before speaking publicly.
The Center for …continue reading on dglobe.com

The Byrd’s Nest: The black and white of change

February 22, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

If there is one constant in this universe, it’s change. From summer fields of green that turn white with winter’s frosty arrival to the bright red uneaten apple that turns dark as it withers away, we can always count on the fact that change is inevitable. Continue Reading

Area youths working for change in schools and communities

December 19, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON Within the halls of Worthington High School walk several students who are determined to create a change within their school and community. Continue Reading

MATTERS AT HAND: An elephant shows up in North Dakota’s press room

December 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Big change is under way in the news business in North Dakota, including the Associated Press’ loss of a longtime legislative reporter to a new media venture. Continue Reading

Set clocks back an hour

November 2, 2012 in The Daily Republic

WASHINGTON (AP) It’s finally time to reclaim that hour of sleep you lost last spring. Continue Reading

International student policy to change after DSU trouble

May 16, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK The State Board of Higher Education is working to tighten admission policies for international students after fake transcripts and bogus degrees became evident at Dickinson State University. Continue Reading

Gevo works to change law

April 16, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

Company hopes to sell new fuel in state
LUVERNE The world’s first isobutanol plant is anticipated to go online in late June in Luverne, but unless the state legislature takes action to amend Minnesota law, the product produced by Gevo won’t be available to businesses and consumers in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Continue Reading

Wrobleski granted request to move trial out of Renville County

March 9, 2012 in West Central Tribune

OLIVIA A district court judge has approved a request to move the trial for a Willmar man accused of stealing vehicles and burglarizing a farm place in Renville county. Continue Reading