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Jaeger sees no hacking problems yet with ND election computer system
Governor, DHS fire back at scathing audit of child care licensing
USFS extends Dakota Prairie Grasslands Demonstration Project for 10 years
Highway patrolmen at protest site take off name tags
Protesters shut down TransCanada pipeline hearing in Montreal
crime and courts
nation and world
255 barrels of produced water spills in Billings County
Worker dies on Dakota Access Pipeline
Energy leaders partner with UND division for carbon-capture efforts
Minnesota will not appeal North Dakota coal power suit
Standing Rock tribal leaders represented by former U.S. attorney
How to stop credit card fraud while traveling
Veeder: At the ranch, circle of life can be tough to witness
Texting changes all punctuation rules. Period.
Celebrating the first 100 years: Sacred Heart Monastery observes anniversary of becoming an independent Benedictine commuity
DSU welcomes global exchange students from Pakistan, Tunisia
Rarely-enforced 'sideline interference' rule from Bison game meant to protect officials from being injured
Dickinson State women’s golf second at Mystics Invite
Charchenko leads Midgets at Minot Invite
Dickinson Trinity football ranked No. 4 in Class 2A poll
Vikings QB Bridgewater injures knee during practice
It's a good thing Kaepernick can choose to sit during national anthem
Other Views: TR National Park get OK today?
Port: DHS audit revealed shameful conduct which put children at risk
Omdahl: National interests taking over state initiatives
Monke: Things are turning around at Dickinson State
good bad and ugly
Anton "Tony" Leo Funk
Clive Mathias Kuppler
Mathew A. "Snow Shoe" Peterson
Medora gears up for visitors
New tellings of old museum stories
Beach vibe in the Bakken
Sax remodels downtown building into custom and detailing center
Business steady as Platinum Motorsports becomes certified
December 9, 2009
'Jersey Boys' -- oh, what a night
The award-winning show "Jersey Boys" is about to leave Chicago. So, I decided to get tickets for myself and my girls, ages 13, 10 and 8, to attend a matinee. "Jersey Boys" is, of course, the Broadway smash about the rise of that crooning quartet called the Four Seasons. The experience...
December 9, 2009 - 12:00am
December 2, 2009
Fighting flu in my house
When it comes to germs or bacteria, I'm just not much of a worrier. Generally if food drops on the floor and the dog doesn't get it first, I consider it still OK for the kids. On the rare occasion when my children get sick, I figure "they'll get over it." And I've heard that children...
December 2, 2009 - 12:00am
September 23, 2009
Please, no fundraisers
When I was a kid, I used to color rocks and sell them door-to-door. I usually did pretty well with that. Sometimes I would concoct knickknacks with yarn and hawk those, too. And when it came to selling Girl Scout cookies, I was the champ three years running. But a fundraiser for...
September 23, 2009 - 12:00am
September 16, 2009
Don't worry about Obama's speech
Recently on "The Dennis Miller Show," a radio caller argued that we need to tax the very rich even more. To paraphrase, Miller told him: Hey, I'm probably one of those guys. What more do you want from me? Caller: I don't want anything from you. Miller: Meet me at a cafe, bring your...
September 16, 2009 - 12:00am
September 2, 2009
I am woman, hear me talk
I watched my three daughters sitting on our trampoline. It was late on a sunny afternoon the day before school started earlier this week. The girls, ages 13, 10 and 8, were simply talking. Endlessly -- about everything and about nothing, about feelings and dreams and about the end...
September 2, 2009 - 12:00am
August 26, 2009
Women 'attached' to combat units
And there she was in all her glory: GI Jane on the front page of this past Sunday's New York Times. An American soldier in Iraq, huge assault rifle in her arms, a woman on a mission. Maybe it's because I have three young daughters that I shuddered. No doubt this is an incredibly...
August 26, 2009 - 12:00am
August 19, 2009
Welcome to hormone wars
I did it again. Racing through the store, I grabbed an item I needed, only to find out I'd paid for less. In other words, one doesn't want to be around my house when I get up early and discover "fat-free half-and-half" in my refrigerator.
August 19, 2009 - 12:00am
August 5, 2009
Too heavy a burden
In the classic Hollies song, "He Ain't Heavy, He's my Brother," the group sings: "The road is long With many a winding turn That leads us to who knows where ... But I'm strong Strong enough to carry him He ain't heavy, he's my brother So on we go His welfare is of my concern No...
August 5, 2009 - 12:00am
July 2, 2009
For family viewing, 'Lost' is real find.
Who knew that television could draw a family together? Seriously. I generally eschew TV, not because I'm a snob but mainly because I feel I don't feel I have the time to become engaged in unfolding or ongoing fictional dramas. (With four kids, I have enough real ones!) In spite of...
July 2, 2009 - 12:00am
June 24, 2009
Childhood lessons help ease divorce pain
In a few days, I'll mark the fifth anniversary of the afternoon I watched my husband finally walk out of our family life after 17 years of marriage. This time, he wouldn't return to it. The kids were 10, 8, 5 and 3 when he left. So many folks over the years, both men and women, have...
June 24, 2009 - 12:00am
June 17, 2009
What's up with the mom-and-paparazzi?
My sister was the first of us five kids to graduate from college. It was the 1970s, and I was in attendance to see her walk across the stage. Good thing, too: It turned out that although my father was shooting pictures, he was doing so, it was later discovered, without film. The only...
June 17, 2009 - 12:00am
June 10, 2009
Will 'helicopter parents' trend come down to earth?
Could it really be that the era of "over-parenting" is, well, over? Probably my favorite description of the trend comes from Patricia Dalton, a clinical psychologist in Washington. In 2002, she wrote in The Washington Post about what she called "uber-parents." "They decorate their...
June 10, 2009 - 12:00am
June 3, 2009
What to do about obesity?
With Memorial Day this past Monday, it's now "officially" summer. That means we are all bearing a little more skin, and many of us a lot more fat. Adult obesity is everywhere. Today Americans are getting fatter at faster rates than ever before. Currently some two-thirds of Americans...
June 3, 2009 - 12:00am
May 27, 2009
Churches giving 'Kids Hope'
So who says that the American belief in "separation of church and state" means schools and churches can't work together? With graduation season upon us, it's sobering to think that 1.2 million kids drop out of high school each year, averaging about 7,000 a day or one every 26 seconds,...
May 27, 2009 - 12:00am
May 6, 2009
Encouraging news about religion in America
Recent reports have suggested that Americans are becoming less religious in general. The religious naysayers piled on top of that news. However, a new report out this week from the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion and Public Life suggests otherwise. Not because it quibbles...
May 6, 2009 - 12:00am