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COVID-19 not over yet

Remember just a few months ago when some disease analysts who had been predicting COVID-19 would kill 200,000 Americans were being ridiculed by some people? For a time, it appeared the pandemic would claim fewer than 100,000 lives in our country. But on Sunday, the tally had topped 194,000. ...

If you plan to vote by mail this year, allow plenty of time

Concern over use of mail-in ballots for the November general election is building. Critics of the process fall into two categories: those who worry about vote fraud and those who insist many Americans may be “disenfranchised” by the system. Indeed, fraud is something of a concern — ...

Federal Reserve should hold to current course

At this point in the economy’s recovery from COVID-19, the concern needs to be stagnation, not inflation. Good for Federal Reserve officials for recognizing that. Central banks are looked to for help in situations such as that facing the economy today. By holding down interest rates, they ...

Schools open — be aware and drive carefully

It seems every year we write reminding readers of the importance of being aware and driving carefully as school starts up again. Though there is nothing normal about this year's return to school, one thing remains the same: It is, as ever, important to remember there are kids headed back to ...

Everything may change if COVID-19 campus outbreaks occur

Fall classes already have begun at some colleges and universities. During the next few weeks, hundreds more will attempt to do so.COVID-19 is enough of a threat in many states that some institutions of higher learning will not be allowing in-person classes, at least at first. Students will have ...

Guidelines for vaccinations needed now

Rationing of medical treatment is viewed by many Americans as unacceptable. Making health care decisions based on anything but need is seen as immoral. That is as it should be.But as researchers race to develop vaccines against COVID-19, the specter of rationing is being raised by some.Among ...

ANOTHER VIEW: Maintain total transparency

NOTE: The following is from The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, and at the request of the North Dakota Newspaper Association board has been made available for member newspapers to reprint. H.B. 1229 is a priority for NDNA.There's an effort underway by North Dakota counties and cities to no longer ...

Reporter’s Notebook: Eagles hold fishing derby at Sand Lake

Sand Lake may not be the large ice fishing extravaganza that other places like Devils Lake have, but it did quite well on Saturday, February 17, and which was sponsored by the Rugby Eagles. The ice was snow cleared by the dock on the south side for people to enter the thick ice on the lake. ...

Higher ed task force is about governance

North Dakota is blessed with a robust higher education system. From students and faculty to administrators and alumni, our 11 public colleges and universities have enjoyed a broad base of support and tremendous investment appropriated by the state Legislature.The system is strong, particularly ...