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The NDSU Bison flag flies over Toyota Stadium once again after the NCAA FCS championship game in Frisco, Texas, on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. David Samson / The Forum

Football Isn’t What Makes a University Great

Football Isn’t What Makes a University Great

MINOT, N.D. — It’s a great thing that the North Dakota State University football team has brought home yet another championship. Though not a football fan myself, I understand why so many people are excited. It’s a remarkable achievement. Less great, though, is NDSU President Dean Bresciani’s opinion that football excellence is the proper measuring

Protest organizer Kristen Kelsch hold a sign and chants across the street from the State Capitol in Bismarck on Thursday. A line of police prevented Kelsch and others from hold the protest to the Dakota Access Pipeline on the Capitol grounds Will Kincaid, Bismarck Tribune

Environmental Extremist Groups Upset to Lose an Arcane Regulatory Process as a Weapon

We have a duty to ensure that infrastructure projects are built safely and responsibly. We do not have a duty to let factions of zealots impose their will on the rest of us by perverting a process, intended to facilitate responsible construction, so that it blocks any construction at all. Continue reading…

North Dakota Supreme Court chambers. John Hageman / Forum News Service

We Can Still Put North Dakota’s Court Records Online, but We Need the Legislature to Weigh in First

Our current laws and rules may have been sufficient in an era where getting these records meant traveling to a courthouse, or at the very least, communicating with a clerk to get them mailed or emailed, but the internet has changed things. Not only can these records be accessed by anyone online, but nothing is

North Dakota Supreme Court Chief Justice Jon Jensen (Joshua Komer/Grand Forks Herald)

North Dakota Courts Take Down Expanded Records System

Our state Supreme Court justices, who are elected officials and in charge of administering the court system, owe us an explanation for how this happened, what they’re going to do to help people potentially harmed by these actions, and how they’re going to prevent something like this from happening again. Continue reading…

Study Finds Little Evidence That Firm-Specific Economic Development Subsidies Work, but That Doesn’t Mean They’re Unnecessary

We are stuck in a sort of arms race. Every year the pile of billions states and local communities offer for economic development subsidies gets bigger, as local leaders try to stand out from the pack, and none dare stop lest their community get left in the dust. Continue reading…

Traffic flows Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, through the intersection of 45th Street and 17th Avenue South, Fargo. A traffic study of 17th Avenue South considered safety, traffic flow and bicycle path work. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

North Dakota Officials Aren’t Taking Enough Credit for Traffic Safety Improvements

While monitoring the body count for our state’s highways is important (it’s a bit morbid to put it that way, but it is what it is), it needs to be put in the context of how much traffic there was on the roads. Continue reading…

Dec. 21 marks the longest night of the year. In the Northern Hemisphere, the Winter Solstice will cause many people to leave their homes and return in darkness, like this woman crossing 12th Avenue North in Fargo. Forum file photo

The Darkest Day of the Year

What ideologies are Democrats and Republicans promoting today? The motivating factor behind today’s politics doesn’t seem to be any definable philosophy so much as just a rampant and cantankerous dislike of the other side. Continue reading…

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