The farm bill saga appears to have taken yet another turn, this time in a positive direction. That’s the assessment of Minnesota 7th District Congressman Collin Peterson, who this week briefed The Forum Editorial Board on the legislation’s sometimes painfully slow progress.
There is a fundamental reality that we must live with at Minnesota State University Moorhead: when enrollment shrinks, you need fewer faculty members. Our enrollment has declined 10.9 percent since 2010 so now we face a need for a corresponding faculty reduction.
We don’t need a task force to “fix” property tax.
The recent rants against North Dakota State University and its leadership by legislators from northwestern North Dakota should concern their constituents as their attacks are completely without foundation or merit, and calls their credibility as state leaders into question.
While following the now national discussion of Minnesota State University Moorhead’s proposed solutions to a budget shortfall, I couldn’t help but be dismayed at MSUM’s stance towards the departments (and faculty) that make up the liberal arts because it is a disservice to the most important element of the university: the students.
If timing is among the keys to winning football games, North Dakota State University Bison coach Craig Bohl missed a beat last weekend. His announcement – first leaked and then confirmed – that he would leave NDSU for the head coaching job at the University of Wyoming was a shocker for Bison fans and the Fargo community.
Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., has an important part to play in making sure the $100 million in new Alzheimer’s research funding remains in the 2014 Fiscal Year budget.
Recently, Joel Heitkamp had Sen. Dwight Cook , R-Mandan, on his KFGO radio show. When asked for comment on Kathleen Sebelius’ responsibility for the healthcare.gov website, Sen. Cook felt it appropriate to say on live radio:
Canadian researchers have concluded that there is no such thing as “healthy obesity,” according to a new report published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
North Dakota is number one in using large condoms: article in section C of the Dec. 5 Forum.
GRAND FORKS - OK, so the payoff may not be a $1.5 million a year contract, which is the deal Craig Bohl reportedly will be getting for leaving North Dakota State University in favor of coaching Wyoming’s football team.
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Gov. Jack Dalrymple disappoints yet again. The newly appointed North Dakota Task Force on Property Tax Reform has ONE woman and nine men – despite a North Dakota law that requires him to at least try to achieve gender balance. And he seems to be going backward. The last board he appointed had a jaw-dropping two women.