You are browsing the archive for Mike Jacobs.

Jacobs: Give while times are good

January 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

In just 10 months, North Dakota will be 125 years old. At least the state will be. The hills are older than that, about 10,000 years, the time of the glaciers. Likewise, the Red River Valley, another glacial impact. The oil that has made the state ri…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Jacobs: Give while times are good

January 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

In just 10 months, North Dakota will be 125 years old. At least the state will be. The hills are older than that, about 10,000 years, the time of the glaciers. Likewise, the Red River Valley, another glacial impact. The oil that has made the state ri…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Jacobs: Comparing the Bonanza era and the Bakken boom

December 30, 2013 in Uncategorized

The end of the year always is a time for reflection — and this year I’ve concluded that North Dakota is in a better place, economically at least, than it probably has ever been.
Except, perhaps, during the Bonanza farming period.
It’s appropr…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Jacobs: Comparing the Bonanza era and the Bakken boom

December 30, 2013 in Uncategorized

The end of the year always is a time for reflection — and this year I’ve concluded that North Dakota is in a better place, economically at least, than it probably has ever been.
Except, perhaps, during the Bonanza farming period.
It’s appropr…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Jacobs: Parliamentary system would have avoided stalemate

October 21, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Were you looking for an argument in favor of a parliamentary rather than a congressional system of government? Continue Reading

Jacobs: Growth brings traffic — and other crazy things

October 14, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Whenever I drive in western North Dakota, I feel that an accident is about to happen and I’m going to be in it. Traffic is definitely one impact of the oil boom. Continue Reading

Jacobs: Newspapers emerge from manufacturing process

September 23, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

It’s easy to forget that the newspaper is essentially a manufactured item until something in the manufacturing process breaks down. Continue Reading

Jacobs: U.S. must not act alone in Syria

September 9, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Disgust. Disappointment. Doubt. And dread. Those are reactions to events in Syria and the crisis they’ve presented to the world. Continue Reading

Jacobs: Back from the brink, the future for the higher ed board

August 2, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Kirsten Diederich faces an enormous challenge. It’s her job to lead the North Dakota Board of Higher Education back from the brink of catastrophe. Continue Reading

Grand Forks Herald publisher to retire next year

June 18, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS Grand Forks Herald Publisher Mike Jacobs has announced he will retire March 31, 2014. Continue Reading