Print Column: Why Shouldn’t North Dakota’s Universities Have a ‘Sword’ Over Their Heads?


MINOT, N.D. — Recently the editorial board of the Grand Forks Herald came out against HCR3016.

That legislation, introduced by state Rep. Rick Becker (R-Bismarck), is a proposed amendment which would remove the mandate for 8 of North Dakota’s 11 public institutions of higher education from the state constitution.

“Regardless of its declared intent, HCR 3016 would unnecessarily leave a sword hanging over the head of Mayville State and that community, despite the express intent of North Dakota’s founders,” the paper opined.

They say that like it’s a bad thing.

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