Some doctors conveniently claim (Minnesota doctors’ views on medical marijuana differ, Mar. 10, Forum) they “don’t know the true risks,” regarding cannabis (marijuana), however, there is a number of irrefutable facts to lead a rational person to accept the medical use of the God-given plant.
As a public health agency we are always educating on the harms of tobacco-use and exposure. We know that smoking kills nearly 500,000 Americans each year, and costs $289 billion in health care costs.
TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL 36-inch diameter pipeline will transport 830,000 barrels of highly corrosive, unstable, toxic, dense-semifluid bituminous Alberta tar-sands oil daily, on its 1,664-mile trek across the United States to Gulf Coast refineries.
Each year, the month of March is designated as Red Cross Month, and at the Red River Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross, we would like to take this opportunity to recognize our ‘everyday heroes’ who reach out to help their neighbors when they are in need.
I heard on MSNBC how our senator voted on some very important issues. She voted against our president’s nominee for a federal office, against voting rights and against the gun issue.
In spite of strong urging by city staff, the Moorhead City Council voted to not allow evaluation of an option to meet the known needs of a low income, high density neighborhood (Centro building, Forum, March 11).
As a legal North Dakota resident living farther south, I get my news online – often from The Forum, whose western perspective I deeply appreciate. Your matter-of-fact weather reporting is a welcome contrast to mainstream media’s Snowmaggedon complex – the compulsion to make a mountain out of a snow hill on a slow news day.
Minnesota will never be better positioned to start seriously expanding high-speed broadband into unserved and underserved reaches of the state. In the overwhelming majority of instances, those areas are rural districts and small towns, where there are too few customers per mile for private investors to go it alone.
The selection of the late Herman Stern as recipient of North Dakota’s highest citizen honor is an inspired choice. Stern’s grandsons, John and Rick, will accept the Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award today from Gov. Jack Dalrymple at a luncheon in Fargo.
Visiting the North Dakota state Capitol last winter on legislative business, I had the pleasure of admiring the portraits of those individuals honored as Rough Riders.
On Feb. 24, The Forum published an article in its SheSays section on Belgium’s new law allowing for the euthanization of children.
Nice note in The Forum about head coach Tim Miles, University of Nebraska, recently voted “Big 10 Coach of Year.”
There is a common misconception about the wolf hunt in Minnesota. A few years back, when the wolf came off the endangered species list, the state of Minnesota authorized the DNR to institute a hunt.