Traill County nursing homes filed with heroes

By James R. Johnson • news@tctribune.net In more than six months since the global COVID-19 pandemic changed everyday life, the administrators of Luther Memorial Home, Hatton Prairie Village and Sanford Hillsboro Care Center agree on one realization. “We have some great heroes doing everything for our health, following federal, state and county health guidelines,” Brett Ulrich, LMH administrator, told the […]

A long walk for a lawful cause

By James R. Johnson • news@tctribune.net A stiff south wind is at the back of West Fargo native Nick Barth as he walks along Highway 81 north of Taft Sept. 26. “I don’t mind it. It’s pushing me along,” Barth pauses to say. In his hands is a sign reading “Back the Blue.” Barth is in the middle of a […]

District 20 ballots may be cast

Voters in District 20, which includes Traill, northern Cass and parts of Grand Forks counties, can cast their ballot in two ways. 1. Vote by mail by requesting an absentee ballot. The challenge here is for voters who don’t have a printer, so you can mail people a blank absentee ballot application form or they can call their county auditor […]

AARP sponsoring candidate debates

AARP North Dakota is sponsoring candidate debates beginning next week on Prairie Public Broadcasting. The live debates feature candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives, North Dakota Governor, and North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction. All of the debates will be broadcast live on Prairie Public’s television and radio network, on its Facebook page, and streamed live at video.prairiepublic.org. All […]

Commencement recognizes newest MSU grads


About 30 Fall 2019, Spring 2020, and Summer 2020 graduates came together for a celebration of their achievements at Mayville State’s 128th commencement Friday, Sept. 25. Normally held in the May, the commencement ceremony was postponed in response to the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic last spring. Things looked quite a bit different this year as graduates and faculty, as […]

COVID cancels Farmers Bowl activities

By James R. Johnson • news@tctribune.net A positive COVID-19 case confirmed in an off-campus student prompted Mayville State University officials to err on the side of caution and cancel Farmers Bowl activities Sept. 26. The announcement came late Wednesday after the Tribune went to press. The Farmers Bowl football game with Dakota State is postponed until a date in November […]

Rays of sunshine continue to shine in uncharted territory

By Brian Van Horn, President • Mayville State University News This last week has been a whirlwind! Early in the week, we were notified of a student who had tested positive for COVID-19. This news set many variables into motion. As a measure of extreme caution, we asked a number of potential close contacts to self-quarantine until the Department of […]

… about equal time for dogs

By Myrna Lyng • Random Thoughts Last week in this space I, ah, explained why cats behave the way they do. I cited a number of “laws of physics” as they apply to felines. To be sure, these “laws” were written by tongue-in-cheek “scientists” trying to be funny. However, real scientists, some of whom were cat haters, might agree that […]

Nurse’s Notes: Covid Q and A

By Brenda Stallman • Public Health Matters Q. I am told I need to quarantine after exposure to a person who is positive for COVID. We were both wearing a mask. What is the point of wearing a mask? A. It has been proven that wearing a mask helps reduce the spread of COVID. The greatest community benefits are likely […]

Government’s powers limited by constitution

All civics classes should begin with the first principle of American Constitutionalism: Government has only that power granted to it by the Constitution. As Justice Hugo Black stated in Reid v. Covert in 1957, “The United States is entirely a creature of the Constitution. Its power and authority have no other source. It can only act in accordance with all […]