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The original site for the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in Dickinson, N.D., is pictured in 2017. As of May 14, 2017, the project is moving away from Dickinson and will instead be set near Medora. (Sydney Mook / Forum News Service)

When Common Sense Trumps Parochialism North Dakota Wins

When Common Sense Trumps Parochialism North Dakota Wins

North Dakota is a state, not unlike many other states, where the politics of parochialism have led to a lot of bad decisions. Case in point, our state’s university system has no fewer than eight of its institutions mandated geographically in the state constitution. Not because locating institutions in communities across the state served the

The original site of the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library on the county fairgrounds in Dickinson is pictured on Tuesday, Dec. 2. (Sydney Mook / Forum News Service)

Is North Dakota Too Focused on Teddy Roosevelt?

You don’t have to look very far in North Dakota to find references to our 26th President. Teddy Roosevelt, who was born in New York and spent most of his life there, ranched in North Dakota for about four years in the 1880’s. After that he visited frequently for recreation. There’s no doubt he loved

Theodore Roosevelt in the Badlands in 1885. Theodoore Roosevelt Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University

Ed Schafer: Heidi Heitkamp Could Learn a Lot From Teddy Roosevelt

The news filtered in to North Dakota with a story about U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and Maine’s Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) getting together for breakfast to talk about their bi-partisan work.  As I listened to the broadcast it became clear to me that they came together with the bipartisan effort to derail Republicans’ efforts to respond

No Subsidies For The Movie Industry In North Dakota

A group of filmmakers have announced a new project in North Dakota: A film about Teddy Roosevelt based on the book “Young Four Eyes.” But their ambitions go beyond the film, apparently. They don’t just want to make a movie. They want to start a movie industry in the state, and they say the first

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