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Measure #1 solves nothing in higher ed

Proposing to double the size of the Board of Higher Education, Measure #1 threatens to burden the system more than help. This November 3 ballot measure has yet to be explained by its legislative sponsors so it’s merits are still a mystery. Playing in the background we have a 80-year gripe ...

Facts about the Veterans Administration

With roots traceable back to 1636, when the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony passed a law that provided for disabled soldiers, the United States has created the most comprehensive system of assistance for veterans of any nation in the world. Since then, we’ve seen support for veterans grow from ...

PASTOR’S CORNER: While living, look up!

Who will remember you the most after you have died? The phrase, “and it’s place remembers it no more” is a sobering line taken from Psalm 103:16 referring to the harsh reality of death, and how quickly most of us will be forgotten by the world when we are gone. We all have to face the ...

Measure No. 2 will make initiatives expensive

Measure No. 2 on the November ballot has been proposed by the Legislature to make the proposal and adoption of amendments to the state constitution so expensive that ordinary citizens will be ruled out of the process. At the present time, the constitution provides for citizen-inspired ...

Community and socialism are the same

For some strange reason, the Chicken Littles of the world have become terrified by the idea that socialism is just over the hill for the United States. The most frightened even throw in communism as though it was synonymous with socialism. Under communism, there is no such thing as private ...

ND needs annual legislative sessions

Good ideas may go into hibernation but they never die. Veteran Public Policy Observer Mike Jacobs recently brought back the idea of changing the North Dakota Legislature from its present biennial schedule to annual meetings. In a supporting editorial, the Grand Forks Herald noted that the ...

Dakota Recreation Report 8-29

Outdoor notes:*Sept. 1: Dove season opens.*Sept. 2: Fall turkey applications due.*Sept. 4: Mountain lion and archery deer seasons open.*Sept. 7: Missouri River early Canada goose season closes.*N.D. Dept. of Environmental Quality blue-green algae warning for Stump and Antelope lakes and ...

The Veteran’s DD Form 214

The DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, generally referred to as DD-214, is a document of the United States Department of Defense, issued upon a military service member's retirement, separation, or discharge from active duty in the Armed Forces of the United ...

Tomato troubles

You waited all season for that first red ripe tomato only to discover less-than-perfect fruit. Don't worry, you can still have a great harvest and improve things for next season.Blossom end rot is a common problem on the first set of fruit. The bottom of the tomato turns black. This is not ...

Pastor’s Corner: Time! Do you have a minute?

Jesus began His earthly ministry saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the Kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe the Gospel." (Mark 1:15)Driving down the street the other day, I noticed an elderly gentleman walking slowly from his house to the newspaper box along the street. My thoughts ...