Featured articles

Wrigley launches attorney general campaign with emphasis on law and order

Wrigley launches attorney general campaign with emphasis on law and order

MINOT, N.D. — There are a lot of things a candidate running for attorney general in North Dakota could make their campaign about. Our attorney general does a lot of things, after all. The AG is a regulator, serving alongside the governor and the agriculture commissioner on the Industrial Commission which, among other things, oversees

Plain Talk: The January 6 anniversary, and a North Dakota business owner talks about how he’s fighting the labor shortage

Between the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic malaise, America’s employers have been in a crunch. Not only are their costs rising due to supply line snaggles, but many of them are having trouble finding and keeping workers. Jonathan Holth is one a North Dakota employer. He is a co-founder of the Toasted Frog restaurant

School districts should have to report bad teachers

MINOT, N.D. — The Crosby Journal has an excellent and eye-opening report about a teacher who has managed to bounce around school districts in western North Dakota for more than a decade despite some deeply troubling on-the-job behavior. What sort of problems are we talking about? According to the Journal, which obtained these facts through open records

Plain Talk: Expect Drew Wrigley to announce a campaign for attorney general next week

Wayne Stenehjem, North Dakota’s long-time attorney general, announced recently that he’ll end a more than four-decades-long career in elected office once his term is up next year. Who will replace him? The name you’ll hear most often in those conversations is Drew Wrigley, who served two stints as North Dakota’s U.S. attorney, one under former

The darkest day of the year

MINOT — In our part of the world, which is to say the northern part of the northern hemisphere, we saw, this week, the darkest day of the year. The winter solstice. The day when the North Pole reaches its furthest tilt from the radiance of the sun. It’s a dark day. A cold day.