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Herald editorial board A website dedicated to office organization notes that a clean desk can "protect your company, your clients and your reputation." That quote comes from a resource page operated by the Shred-It company. "Most business projects require confidentiality, and everyone in the office handles documents that contain important and often confidential information," the website notes. "That means everyone in your office must protect documents and data from unauthorized access, internally and from outsiders. Maintaining a clean desk policy reduces this risk."
Herald editorial board Among the congressmen who spoke last week about a federal bill to remove wolves from the endangered species list, two stand out. "I have to say in my 28 years in this body I have never seen so much nonsense, misinformation and propaganda put out on a bill as being put out on this one," said Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., who favors removing wolves from the list.
Herald editorial board North Dakota has a wildlife immigration problem on its hands as feral pigs continue their northward migration and are being spotted in the state. Friday, a brief story in the Herald noted how the North Dakota Game and Fish Department is reminding hunters that shooting and trapping feral pigs is illegal within state borders. Don't be fooled by the short story and its small headline — it's a big deal. Wild pigs exist in North Dakota and could grow to be an outright nuisance.
UND students on Tuesday will cast a historic vote — one that could transform the campus for generations of students. Memorial Union needs an upgrade. Built in 1951, it's falling into disrepair and, worse, it may be a deterrent to enrollment growth. It lacks warmth and retail opportunities. It is not the modern gathering place today's UND students deserve, tomorrow's UND students covet, and other universities already have.
Kevin Cramer maintained an office in Grand Forks during his time in the U.S. House of Representatives. Cramer, a Republican now headed to the Senate after beating incumbent Heidi Heitkamp in last week's election, plans to keep his office in Grand Forks because he believes the political and economic landmarks in the region are just too important for the entire state.
North Dakota's conservatism not only showed at the top of the ticket during Tuesday's mid-term election, but it also was very apparent in the great margin by which a marijuana-related vote lost.
Herald editorial board We don't know much about Fireman Second Class Howard Taisey Anderson. In fact, we randomly pulled his name from a long list maintained by the Herald that keeps track of the deaths of local men and women killed in battle. Today, Nov. 11, is Veterans Day, and it's a time to reflect on the sacrifices that have been made by so many on behalf of all Americans. The annual day always should be commemorated, but this year, Veterans Day is special, since it marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.
Herald editorial board From 2000 to 2016, North Dakota's high school football participation numbers fell 19 percent, from 5,024 to 4,062. In South Dakota, a Forum News Service report in 2015 showed that football participation fell 17 percent from 1984 to 2014.
When we sift the rubble that remains from the 2018 midterm elections, what emerges? That democracy, equality and diversity exist and perhaps that all three improved. Republicans maintained their majority in the United States Senate and Democrats will take over in the House of Representatives. This is good for democracy.
A letter to any educator who has inappropriately interacted with a student, or to anyone headed down that path: Think about what you're doing. Think about the lives you're ruining — your own as well as that of the victim. And we say "victim" because that's what the young person is. The student may seem like an adult, but studies show young brains are not fully capable of making sound decisions. You've taken advantage of that.