THE NEW FORTY Okay - who is the retiree with the 120 candles?
I was on the North Dakota Employees' Retirement System webpage the other day and I observed something I found curious. The site has a pull down menu for year of birth. Nothing curious there - tons of ... Posted on 10/22/12 at 10:59 PM
NEW PLATEAUS Anger of Muslims
The narrative surrounding the protests and violence in the Middle East is that it is occurring because a film called Innocence of Muslims depicts Mohammed. It's against Islamic law to create images of... Posted on 9/18/12 at 7:59 AM
ASTRO BOB Pixel planet is home sweet home
This is one of my very favorite photos. Earth is tiny - less than a pixel wide - and looks so tentative as if any moment it might disappear in the reflective glare of the sun. It was taken on Februa... Posted on 9/5/12 at 12:31 PM
A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA One Final Trek: Off to Beijing
After my year teaching was complete, I set off.
I had amassed an amazing amalgamation of experiences in and around Zhuhai.But free from my job, it was time to explore far off places in China. The nex... Posted on 6/23/12 at 10:38 AM
BISMARCK — The Senate confirmed Wahpeton attorney Richie Smith for a second term on the state Board of Higher Education on Wednesday despite some senators using the occasion to bash the board and the University System.
South Heart School officials say things are more up to par since the school has a new security system and locks.
Nearly $3,000 was awarded through Stark County Emergency Management for classroom door locks in February, Riley Mattson, superintendent and elementary principal for South Heart School said.
Parents who think their children are ready to enter Kindergarten or first grade early may do so under the state’s early entrance evaluation system.
Although a handful are evaluated in the area, few enter schools through that system, school officials say.
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