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Farm bill process starts again: What could go wrong?
Norway pledges $10 million to counter Trump's global anti-abortion move
As leadership expectations change, being police chief gets even harder
Trump baffles Sweden with crime comment, says it was based on TV report
'Pontification Festival is over': Heated Twitter comments follow legislative forum in Grand Forks
crime and courts
nation and world
MDU enters power purchase agreement for Thunder Spirit Wind project near Hettinger
U.S. oil rig count recovers to end 2016 near year-ago levels
New state regulations will affect repairs of pipeline
ND oil production up 7 percent, returns above 1 million barrels a day
Oil pipeline spill near Belfield estimated at 176,000 gallons
Auxiliary selling Valentine cookies
Just a kid at heart: Buffington makes dollhouse for silent auction item
Learning for a lifetime: CommUniversity classes start Feb. 11
New Orleans hometown guy leads West All-Stars to win with record 52 points
Plan remains to alternate between Grand Forks and Fargo for state hockey
Twins' Vargas gets help from Manny Ramirez this time
Jacobs: A new bird mystery for a new week
Trinity finishes home schedule in fashion
Swift: Do-it-yourself Dad may be least patient patient of all
Veeder: The new good 'ol days are on their way
Phillips: Dealing with difficult people easier with kindness
Port: Hey Shailene Woodley, come back to North Dakota and clean up your mess
Minding Our Elders: Recovery from double grief may require professional care
Shaun L. Walton
Catherine "Katie" (Kessel) Steinke
Gladys Josephine Stenberg
Heidt and Horner plan wedding
Kristianson and Kilwein
Olson and Steffan
Engagement: Pottorff and Schank
Kirkwood president committed to hometown, growth
More than a decade caring for the public
South Heart investing $13.1M into education's future
Clear Creek expands into residential heating and plumbing sector
Kids are "Acting Up!" during class
Honoring our Firefighters
October 13, 2015
Baumgarten: I can’t go home again, and that’s OK
GRAND FORKS -- They say you can’t go home again. I always thought that saying was silly. Who said that? What does it mean? And what the heck...
October 13, 2015 - 7:08pm
August 10, 2015
Baumgarten: Cecil hysteria shows dark side of human nature
GRAND FORKS -- Social media can be like a bad relationship: It’s exhausting. Part of a journalist’s job these days is to see what people...
August 10, 2015 - 5:28pm
May 8, 2015
Baumgarten: It’s just another (Mother’s) day
I have good days and bad days, just like anyone else. And, as I’ve said before, some days just suck. I’ve written about holidays, how they...
May 8, 2015 - 11:21pm
March 13, 2015
Baumgarten: A letter to teenagers
Dear teenager, You’re probably sitting in your room, pouting over getting grounded for saying a curse word in front of the family or breaking something. Perhaps you can read this letter to pass the time. It sure beats having to write 150 times, “I will not play with my phone...
March 13, 2015 - 6:43pm
December 20, 2014
Baumgarten: What ND should remember for 2015
It’s hard to believe that 2015 is slowly creeping up on us. It seems like it was just January, and it is going to come up again. You know what else is coming? The 64th North Dakota Legislative Session. It begins Jan. 6. For 80 days — a relative number, as the final day can last...
December 20, 2014 - 4:18pm
November 28, 2014
Baumgarten: Oops, I’m in New York
Yes, I stole that headline from YouTube sensation Jenna Marbles, but it’s the only way to describe it. When you read this, I’ll be doing something crazy in the Big Apple, and, no, I don’t know what that is. That shows you how much I plan for something as big as taking a trip...
November 28, 2014 - 10:38pm
November 21, 2014
Baumgarten: Your friends will help you destroy Jack Frost
Some days are just plain crap. That may be a bit blunt, but it’s true. There are days where you just want to crawl back into your bed and stay until the sun goes away. I can say that I had one of those weeks. I have an extensive list of things that just went horribly wrong....
November 21, 2014 - 6:52pm
September 26, 2014
Baumgarten: Abortion display actually makes students think
Students at North Dakota State University were very upset this week, but the display behind all the angry comments did something that should always happen in college: it made students think. I’m talking about a display that appeared on campus Monday. How do I know it appeared?...
September 26, 2014 - 6:00pm
September 5, 2014
Baumgarten: Am I really getting older?
This week seemed to start out like any ordinary week. Each day I was awoken by my cat way too early, had my breakfast — aka a handful of cereal — drove to work without dying — a pretty spectacular feat — hung out with my friends/coworkers while I pieced together a puzzle,...
September 5, 2014 - 6:53pm
August 15, 2014
Baumgarten: Chill on the ice bucket challenge
There’s another challenge making its rounds on social media, but its chilling effect is beginning to become more about the person doing it rather than helping people. I’m talking about the ice bucket challenge. If you haven’t heard about it, you should look it up. It’s pretty...
August 15, 2014 - 6:51pm
August 8, 2014
Baumgarten: Stop yelling ‘Bully!’
I can’t tell you how many times I have heard people say that Theodore Roosevelt would be rolling in his grave yelling, “Bully!” if he saw how western North Dakota has transformed. They mean that the oil boom has either threatened or ruined the landscape, sending flared gas...
August 8, 2014 - 6:03pm
July 12, 2014
Baumgarten: Lessons from a former waitress
When I was in college, I worked in the service industry. It’s one of those jobs that most people don’t want to do, but they sign up either because they need extra cash, have no experience in other places or they simply have to do it to live. For three years of my life, I stood...
July 12, 2014 - 12:34am
June 23, 2014
Baumgarten: How to survive a zombie apocalypse in western ND
When the lights went out Wednesday night in Dickinson, I was surprised that all hell didn’t break loose. Sure, there was some confusion at the traffic lights, especially whenever I met a patrol car. But everything, for the most part, carried on as usual. It was just very dark. Almost...
June 23, 2014 - 7:59pm
May 27, 2014
Baumgarten: So you want to buy a camera?
Spring is here finally. It just seemed like this weekend that winter finally decided to give way to its sibling, and that means I can finally get out and do what I love most — photography. I’m probably not the only one that will do this. Every year, I see more people out with...
May 27, 2014 - 12:43am
May 9, 2014
Baumgarten: Would you eat a 5-pound bag of sugar?
Just because you can say something, doesn’t mean you should. That’s exactly what I think when I see an online comment that is less-than-cooth. Usually I try to keep scrolling down. When I can’t, I tend to type a response just to vent and then quickly delete it before posting. As...
May 9, 2014 - 5:06pm