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LLOYD OMDAHL: All hail ag’s ‘productivity assessing system’

April 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Ballooning land and commodity prices will have only a nominal impact on property taxes. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: Higher ed board must strengthen oversight

March 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A big part of the system leadership’s job is to monitor the campuses so as not to be caught by surprise.
That’s the function that seems to have fallen by the wayside, the audit of Dickinson State suggests. And that’s the function the board and new chancellor must reboot fast. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: Higher ed board must strengthen oversight

March 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

If North Dakota’s new chancellor thought he’d be able to “listen and learn” for a few months before taking action, he should think again.
That’s because as soon as incoming Chancellor Hamid Shirvani takes office, he’ll be confronted with his office’s Job 1: dramatically boosting oversight of the system’s 11 campuses. Continue Reading

THAT REMINDS ME WITH MARILYN HAGERTY: Grand Forks joins the Good Roads movement in 1912

March 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Grand Forks Automobile Club elected Fred Haverland president 100 years ago. And the club dedicated itself to working for better roads. Along with roads, people were concerned about women’s suffrage 100 years ago. A new meeting was scheduled in City Hall. The purpose of the meeting was to organize a “Voice for Women” club. Continue Reading

RYAN BAKKEN: Eclipsed by Marilyn

March 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

While attending the Elton John concert Saturday night, I was surprised to see that Marilyn Hagerty never shared his piano bench. The concert stage also had a big video screen that, shockingly, never showed a single image of our food critic/hometown celebrity. Given her absence from the piano seat and the big screen, I figured that she instead was skating as a right wing on the UND hockey team in the regional in St. Paul. Wrong again. Not that I’m jealous. I have my gigs, too. Continue Reading

Events show power of individuals to make history

March 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

In France, a motorcycle gunman throws a presidential campaign into turmoil. In Afghanistan, one U.S. soldier’s alleged slaughter of civilians shifts the narrative of the Afghan war more than any policy conceived by the Obama administration.
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Dick Cheney’s transplant reopens debate about age

March 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Doctors say it is unlikely that former Vice President Dick Cheney got special treatment when he was given a new heart at age 71 that thousands of younger people also were in line to receive. Continue Reading

LLOYD OMDAHL: A 3,000-member Congress just might work

March 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Just about everyone is unhappy with civic affairs in America these days. Congress and many other public institutions are held in low regard. We have turned into a nation of malcontents. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: No suspicious test scores in Minnesota

March 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Being an empty spot on the map isn’t usually a good thing.
But for Minnesota, it might just be a source of pride. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: Landmark laws need support from both parties

March 24, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

And if you don’t believe it, watch the Supreme Court Monday, where one party will fight the other party’s law as almost never beforeAt times in the U.S. Senate, not even 60 votes is enough. Monday’s landmark Supreme Court hearing will show why. The court will hear arguments over the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.
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