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South Dakota considers buffer strip bill
Trump's defense chief says in Iraq: We're not here for your oil
Malaysian PM says probe into killing of North Korea's leader's half-brother will be fair
Suspect in North Dakota attack arrested on attempted murder charge
Farm bill process starts again: What could go wrong?
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
Cafe 60 reaches out to baby boomers: Elder Care program offered in participating restaurants
Vacation with a purpose: Volunteers needed for a service trip to Zimbabwe
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
Wild recall F Graovac
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
Column: Don't blame your pain on the weather
Port: Young legislators learn that in politics the people are never wrong (even when they’re wrong)
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
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
August 27, 2015
Benson: Riffing on the America’s celebrity parade
STERLING, Colo. -- “Life is a lot like jazz,” said George Gershwin. “It is best when you improvise.” During the 2004 political debates, radio host Don Imus described the vice presidential candidates Dick Cheney and John Edwards as “Dr. Doom and the Breck Girl,” because...
August 27, 2015 - 11:48pm
August 12, 2015
Benson: The teacher who turns schools around
STERLING, Colo. -- "Miss! Miss! Why do you keep calling this a school?” asked Ashley. “This is not a school!” It was an awkward moment, at an assembly, in November of 2002. Because a fight had broken out that morning, the school’s new principal, an angry Linda Cliatt-Wayman,...
August 12, 2015 - 6:31pm
July 29, 2015
Benson: Hip-hop and Alexander Hamilton
STERLING, Colo. On the afternoon of July 18, President Barack Obama and his two daughters, Malia and Sasha, attended the new musical based upon Alexander Hamilton’s life, “Hamilton.” The popular play moved to Broadway, to the Richard Rodgers Theater, on July 13, after it received...
July 29, 2015 - 5:53pm
July 15, 2015
Benson: Shakespeare and Lord Chamberlain’s men
STERLING, Colo. -- In the spring of 1594, 26 London actors joined together to create an acting company, the Lord Chamberlain’s Men. These actors included London’s leading dramatic actor at the time, Richard Burbage; plus Will Kempe, London’s leading comic actor; as well as Richard...
July 15, 2015 - 5:51pm
June 17, 2015
Benson: Suki Kim and Fathers’ Day
STERLING, Colo. On Sunday, June 25, 1950, North Korean bombs fell on Seoul, South Korea’s capital, and the civil war began. It ended three years later, on July 27, 1953, with the same division as it had begun, with the Korean peninsula divided into two parts at the 38th parallel...
June 17, 2015 - 11:25pm
May 20, 2015
Benson: Noguera and ‘The Trouble with Black Boys’
Pedro A. Noguera teaches education and sociology at New York University. The son of Caribbean immigrants, he has a Spanish name, but he is black. In 2008, he published his book, “The Trouble with Black Boys,” and within its pages, he lists the difficulties that young black males...
May 20, 2015 - 11:11pm
April 30, 2015
ND gave cold shoulder to Cold War, at least at first
A new book chronicles the nuclear era on the Great Plains.
April 30, 2015 - 8:21pm
#TBT: A long-gone oil record
This week's Throwback Thursday takes us to 1958 and the center of the first boom to hit North Dakota. On July 9, the Press ran an A1 story by...
April 30, 2015 - 2:27pm
April 27, 2015
Pulitzer Prize-winning history book focuses on Mandan people
Of the seven books, plays and pieces of music awarded Pulitzer Prizes in 2015, one book focused on the history of a people central to Dakotan...
April 27, 2015 - 8:30pm
April 9, 2015
#TBT: From boom to bust
This week's #TBT sounds familiar: a March 4, 1986, A5 story from the Associated Press, "Number of oil rigs drops." Not unlike the current...
April 9, 2015 - 5:20pm
April 2, 2015
#TBT: North Dakota Nubbins
This week's #TBT comes courtesy of reporter Katherine Lymn, who compares this news brief in a circa-1908 Dunn County News to Twitter 100 years...
April 2, 2015 - 4:53pm
March 11, 2015
Benson: The ugly history of kidnapping
In 1907, the author O. Henry wrote a short story he entitled “The Ransom of Red Chief.” In it, two crooks named Bill and Sam kidnap a red-headed boy in an Alabama town thinking that they will demand a ransom, but unaware that the boy is ornery. He throws rocks at them, claims...
March 11, 2015 - 5:33pm
January 28, 2015
Benson: Self-government and modernity
Historians rank Frederick Jackson Turner one of the most noted of all American historians. In 1893, in Chicago at the American Historical Association, he delivered a paper he entitled “The Significance of the Frontier in American History,” and in it, he argued that the frontier...
January 28, 2015 - 5:50pm
December 31, 2014
Deal for state to buy Welk home nears
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Historical Society is fine-tuning a purchase agreement for the boyhood home of famous bandleader Lawrence Welk, but lawmakers still have to approve funding to run the site — money not specifically included in the governor’s budget. In a 6-5 vote...
December 31, 2014 - 6:40pm
December 25, 2014
Expanded Heritage Center sees record visitor count
BISMARCK — Swiss national Romain Lauper didn’t know what to expect when he arrived in North Dakota for the first time this week, but he definitely...
December 25, 2014 - 5:56pm