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OUR OPINION: Is college still worth it? You bet

October 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

First of two parts
The evidence is in: Higher education remains the surest route to employment and success. Continue Reading

RYAN BAKKEN: Man’s obituary speaks to harm of cigarettes

September 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

When Al Zeidlik, 54, died nine days ago, he left a gift behind for others: his obituary. Continue Reading

ASK YOUR GOVERNMENT: Can we travel to Canada with our dog?

July 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Q. My husband and I would like to travel to Canada, but want to take our female dog along. What are the requirements for taking her across the border, and what papers do we need? Continue Reading

PRAIRIE GARDENER: Annual Grand Forks Horticulture Society garden tour on tap July 21-22

July 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Despite the heat and drought conditions, which have plagued the region for much of the summer, local gardeners are preparing their flower gardens for the 28th annual garden tour. Continue Reading

ANN BAILEY: Farm home full of character, but not always cool

July 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Most days, I wouldn’t trade our 101-year-old house for a new one. The history, character and workmanship would be difficult, if not impossible, to duplicate and it holds many irreplaceable memories. Continue Reading

ASK YOUR GOVERNMENT: Out-of-state workers pay N.D. taxes, with some exceptions

July 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Q. How does our state income tax garner taxes from individuals that live out of state, work for companies that are based out of state, but the work occurs in North Dakota? Continue Reading

Matters at Hand: North Dakota should find away to honor the Sioux

June 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Last week North Dakotans accepted the inevitable and voted to retire UND’s Fighting Sioux nickname and logo. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune rather condescendingly congratulated voters on their wisdom.
Well! Thanks for that. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: Six hundred and twenty thousand

May 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Suppose America went to war.Suppose that at the end of the war, every person in North Dakota lay dead.Carnage on that scale is too jarring even to imagine. But for a few moments today, Memorial Day, remember that the United States has endured violence on not only that scale, but worse. Continue Reading

MARILYN HAGERTY: Sweet smell of lilacs, graduation parties lace streets

May 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

All over the area, people are planning graduation parties this weekend. I think they go for things like miniature cupcakes and little kegs of root beer. Everybody tries to serve something different. The four high schools of Greater Grand Forks are turning out graduates this weekend. Continue Reading

JEFF TIEDEMAN: ‘The Boot’ had the best Spinach in town

May 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

What I remember best about the Bronze Boot was the delicious spinach salad that came with your meal. There never was any question about what kind of salad Therese or I would order with our dinner. The salad was so good that the only place in town where I can find a better bowl of greens is at our house. Continue Reading