MINOT, N.D.—One of the most bedeviling problems facing the great state of North Dakota are chronic labor shortages, as generations of policymakers can attest.
A factor in labor shortages is a paucity of services such as child care.
Contributing to the child care shortage, perhaps, is a regulatory regime for care providers which is both arduous for care providers and capricious for those unlucky enough to find themselves in the crosshairs of enforcement.
Recently a Fargo business, Curious Kids Childcare, had its license revoked by regulators after an incident in which three children got away from caretakers for a short period of time through a gate that was inadvertently left open.
Taken at face value that enforcement might seem appropriate.