PRAIRIE ROSES: To the firefighters and other emergency services workers who mobilized to fight the fires in northwest Minnesota, specifically the wind-whipped blazes near Park Rapids and Menahga.
Since the great recession, investors have been inundated with tips for turning losses into profit, ranging from gold to social media IPOs. But through it all, a pretty obvious profit center garnered very few headlines, and now this “secret” soon could have public policy implications.
The residents of Elm Circle in north Fargo would like to express their appreciation to the city for its response to the potential flood of 2013.
This is a brief statement of the deep respect I hold for some courageous men and women.
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West Fargo stinks. OK, not the entire city. It’s the sewage treatment lagoons. The stench rising from the lagoons is a perennial spring insult to eyes, lungs and nose, but this spring, probably because spring was late, the smell wafting from the ponds has been especially noisome. And in all probability, it’s unnecessary.
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I asked recently whether Fargo needs a new stadium for North Dakota State University Bison football. Or, in the alternative, whether a new multipurpose events center to replace the Fargodome needs to be built. Either would potentially give NDSU the flexibility to perhaps one day pursue a move to the premiere NCAA Division I football level of competition.
Now that the North Dakota Legislature has closed a record-setting 80-day assembly, I’d like to review the apparent lack of concern shown by the super-majority Republicans for a number of public health issues.
As the dust settles following the 2013 legislative session, voters from both sides of the aisle should be proud of the work that their elected Republican majorities have done on their behalf.
The National Transportation Safety Board is proposing reducing the legal driving limit from .08 to .05. Here we go again with government’s one-size-fits-all solution: punish everyone equally regardless of severity of the crime.