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Trump inauguration draws nearly 31 million U.S. television viewers
White House says media delegitimizing Trump, says won't 'take it'
M. Night Shyamalan's 'Split' Dominates U.S. Box Office With $40.2 Million
Israel's Netanyahu to speak with Trump on Sunday
One-vehicle rollover in Sherburne County sends two to hospital
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
Counting on Student Loan Forgiveness? Better Check Your Eligibility Status Again
Magic, murder and mayhem; Foundation sponsors mystery dinner theater
Lauren Alaina to entertain at the Mardi Gras
Saving homeless pets; Oreo's Animal Rescue plans fundraiser
Trinity to present 'Into the Woods'
Royals pitcher Ventura killed in car crash
Always in Season: Owl season approaches
Midgets boys hockey hold on to win over Braves
Trinity girls basketball beats Buccaneers, snaps losing streak
DSU wrestling takes sixth at Missouri Valley Invitational
McFeely: It’s the media’s duty to shine light on hatred
Veeder: Hot dish and ice slabs key to staying warm in January
Swift: Lessons learned from watching parents age
Port: Meet Burgum the Politician
Fielding Questions: Ice cream bucket propagation for African violets
Thomas F. Murtha
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
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