GRAND FORKS — Mark Andrews deserved better. He was a prominent and sometimes commanding figure in North Dakota politics for a quarter of a century, the victor in a titanic struggle for control of the Republican Party in the state — the dominant party then as now. In the end, he was an independent voice, as critical of Republicans when they deserved it as he was of Democrats when he campaigned against them. All told, he served for 17 years in the U.S. House of Representatives and six in the U.S. Senate. He lost the Senate seat in a close election in 1986.