THE NEW FORTY Unacceptable losses
The suicide rate of active duty military membersis up to about one a day. Whenwe add this to the 18 veteran suicides a day that have been documented overthe past few yearswe should be horrified. One a... Posted on 6/9/12 at 9:22 PM
REGGIE TALES I Can't Believe I Was There
I like to think that I have a decent vocabulary. I'd also like to think that if I had to describe a situation, any situation, I'd have a wide array of words at my disposal in which to choose. But... Posted on 1/26/11 at 8:32 AM
STAFF BLOG AGWEEK Barn Media 7-2-10: Estate Tax Uncertainty Hard on Farmers
There's a chance Congress could take action on the estate tax yet this year – but if they do – what they'll do is still up in the air. That uncertainty is hard on farmers – making it... Posted on 7/2/10 at 4:19 AM
As the road to the Keystone XL pipeline’s approval or rejection trudges on, North Dakota Director of Mineral Resources Lynn Helms visited Washington, D.C., this week to tout the pipeline and the advantages it would present his state.
GRAND FORKS — In her maiden speech Tuesday on the floor of the U.S. Senate, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., called for the federal government to “level the playing field” and allow states to collect sales taxes on Internet sales.
WASHINGTON - North Dakota’s senators are on different sides of the political aisle, but they do agree on one thing: The Senate’s gun control debate should focus more on dealing with the mentally ill and criminals than on expanding background checks to buy those weapons.
FARGO — North Dakota freshman Rep. Kevin Cramer says it could have been risky to talk about guns and violence during his first public forum, but he knew Fargo residents could shelve the rhetoric and have a civil discussion.
WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered fiery rejoinders Wednesday to Republican critics of the Obama administration’s handling of the deadly attack on a U.S. mission in Benghazi, facing off with lawmakers who included potential 2016 presidential rivals.
Donna Cassata and Matthew Lee
, January 24, 2013
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and leaders of the lame-duck Congress may be just weeks away from shaking hands on a deal to avert the dreaded “fiscal cliff.” So it’s natural to wonder: If they announce a bipartisan package promising to curb mushrooming federal deficits, will it be real?
FARGO — A North Dakota family of four earning $84,896 could pay $4,825 more in taxes in 2013 than they did in 2011 if Congress and President Barack Obama take the nation into a running leap off the so-called “fiscal cliff.”
For many, there is little concern about the current do-nothing Congress; they figure at least it’s not doing harm. But there is another way to look at the inability of this Congress to do anything of consequence.
FARGO — Six months out from the general election, a Republican seems poised to win North Dakota’s U.S. House seat this year, but a significant proportion of likely Republican voters are undecided as to who that contender should be.
U.S. Rep. Rick Berg, R-N.D., used to wrestle his competition for the Black Devils in Hettinger. Now, after trading in his ’70s-style outfit for a business suit, he is wrestling representatives in Washington, D.C.
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