I’m turning 77 years of age, and I have never seen our Government more out of control and corrupt. I don’t trust the CIA, FBI, Justice Department, State Department and Congress in general. I truly believe that there is a set of rules for the politicians, bureaucrats and lobbyists and another set for us, the great unwashed.
I read Governor Burgum “announces task force to examine higher education governance”. Somehow it seems that all North Dakotan’s have been to that rodeo maybe two or three times.
Since I was old enough to understand the comic strips, newspapers have been a part of my life. Times and conditions have changed and newspapers have evolved from the premiere source of useful information to just another player on an 11-member football team. The goal is to remain a first-team starter. Many rural areas have suffered the loss of their small daily or weekly newspaper because of basically two things – increased costs and the reduction in the number of rural subscribers. One can say that they went the way of the buggy whip.
I built a commercial building 38 years ago — a plain, utilitarian steel building constructed when Dickinson needed all the economic thrust that it could muster. The property taxes were not low but reasonable. The taxes ranged from $1,900 to $3,900 per year with ups and downs due to questionable decisions by the city involving special assessment bonds. In 2010, after 35 years the taxes were $2,860. In 2013, the taxes were $8,642, a 202 percent increase from three years earlier. Am I losing my marbles or is something wrong?