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The Amazon.com logo in Kenosha, Wis. Bloomberg photo by Jim Young

We Shouldn’t Inflate the Cost of Government Just to Shop Local

We Shouldn’t Inflate the Cost of Government Just to Shop Local

In Ward County (Minot)the local government is grappling with a conundrum which really shouldn’t be all that controversial. Some county employees, motivated as they should be by a desire to be good stewards of taxpayer money, want the ability to shop at online retailers like Amazon for supplies. The benefit of this is self-evident based

FILE -- Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani buy cookies at Eat’n Park after his campaign event, in Moon Township, Pa., Oct. 10, 2016. (Stephen Crowley/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

Kari Bitz: What President Trump’s ‘Buy American’ Order Means to My Local Business

This guest post was submitted by Kari Bitz, a North Dakota business owner and author from Bismarck. It may not make headlines in the national news, but President Trump’s “Buy American” policies have been life-changing for my family and me. As small business owners in Bismarck, my husband and I were surprised when we received

Shoppers at West Acres Mall in Fargo. Dave Wallis / The Forum

“Buy Local” Campaigns Are About Resisting Unresistable Changes to Commerce

We’re entering the holiday shopping season, and as we do we’re going to hear a lot about shopping local. Last week I wrote a print column decrying the “buy local” slogan. “The best sort of economy we can have is one guided by decisions made by people free to pursue the choices they feel are