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Other views: ND board of higher ed works for taxpayers, not presidents

August 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

You’ve probably seen it happen if you’ve served on a board: Candidates campaign for board membership.
They win a seat. They attend their first meetings.
And pretty soon, the executive director — not the board — is running things. Again.
It…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Other views: ‘Bakken 101’ a good initiative

August 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

A series of meetings in Minnesota to discuss the safety of oil trains originating in North Dakota’s Bakken oil play is symptomatic of states’ concern all along the rails that carry the volatile crude. Minnesota is one of several states, from Wash…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Other views: ‘Bakken 101’ a good initiative

August 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

A series of meetings in Minnesota to discuss the safety of oil trains originating in North Dakota’s Bakken oil play is symptomatic of states’ concern all along the rails that carry the volatile crude. Minnesota is one of several states, from Wash…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Other Views: Why is ND wildlife in trouble?

July 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

Several studies are underway to determine why North Dakota’s wildlife populations, specifically iconic game species, are on the decline, and have been for several years. Two factors affecting wildlife — severe winters and the loss of Conservation…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Other Views: Why is ND wildlife in trouble?

July 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

Several studies are underway to determine why North Dakota’s wildlife populations, specifically iconic game species, are on the decline, and have been for several years. Two factors affecting wildlife — severe winters and the loss of Conservation…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Editorial: Let’s all celebrate International Festival

July 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

Worthington’s Windsurfing Regatta and Unvarnished Music Festival has continued to grow over the years, and the community’s recent hosting of the national windsurfing championships — for the third time — show the annual event is well thought o…continue reading on dglobe.com

As others see it: Toughen Iowa texting law

June 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

While data continue to show a direct correlation between texting while driving and tragedy, Iowa continues to list it as a “secondary offense.”
That means in most cases an officer cannot pull over a texting dr…continue reading on dglobe.com

Other views: Real reform on reservations starts with a free press

June 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

President Barack Obama clearly is trying to improve conditions on American Indian reservations. And some of the efforts he described Friday during his visit to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota probably will help.
But six years int…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Other views: Stamp ‘Denied’ on oil trains’ secrecy requests

June 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

Fewer people would die on American highways if the U.S. government reimposed its nationwide 55 mph speed limit. But there’s no move in Congress to do so; and if anything, the trend among states is in the other direction. (On July 1, the speed limit…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

As others see it: A missed opportunity

May 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

Another legislative session is over and another opportunity to allow consumers to purchase liquor on Sundays was lost.
Fears that Sunday liquor sales would somehow lead to anarchy in the streets has once again triumphed over lifting a prohibition-er…continue reading on dglobe.com