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Watch live: Presidential inauguration of Donald Trump
N.D. community pulls together in wake of deputy's death
Tensions rise at Dakota Access protest as Trump set to take White House
Hundreds from across ND to join Women's March near state Capitol
Cannon Ball residents ask pipeline protesters to leave
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'
DHS wrestling flies past Jamestown
Dickinson High boys basketball survives against Bismarck
Demons stifle Midgets' offense
Heart River downs Trinity with last-minute free throws
Lately, late game scenarios a cinch for Blue Hawks
Port: If it’s ok to be concerned about oil workers, it’s ok to be concerned about refugees
Port: Universities will consider rule change making it easier to fire tenured faculty, protests expected
McFeely: Ancient, out-of-touch white man in N.D. gives worst MLK Day speech in history
World of Wine: Nebbiolo -- the wine grape behind some of the best wines
Port: Gov. Doug Burgum has broken his pledges on tax and fee hikes
Catherine (Kessel) Steinke
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 3, 2014
Benson: Space flight: From competition to cooperation
On Nov. 23, a week ago last Sunday, another Soyuz rocket launched three astronauts into outer space from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, and after a six-hour flight, they docked at the International Space Station 268 miles above the Pacific Ocean. The three included the Russian...
December 3, 2014 - 10:45pm
September 10, 2014
Benson: Stalin and Khrushchev’s Great Purge
Although President Barack Obama has ordered airstrikes on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Pentagon is saying that “further strikes are needed in both Iraq and Syria to stop the militants from regrouping.” Then, from the Red Square in Moscow, President Russian Vladimir...
September 10, 2014 - 5:58pm
August 30, 2014
Fort Dilts: Guns, arrows and poison? Historians mark 150th anniversary of ND battle
RHAME — It’s not known whose idea it was to poison a group of Sioux warriors by using strychnine-laced food a wagon train purposely left...
August 30, 2014 - 6:52pm
Benson: Competition vs. cooperation
Two boys were playing badminton, and because Andy played better than Bob, Andy won all the games. Bob threw down his racket, sat on a tree stump and said, “I won’t play anymore.” So Andy suggested a different game. “Bob, let’s see how long we can keep the bird going between...
July 30, 2014 - 6:26pm
July 20, 2014
Fulfilling a North Dakota dream: Longtime Texas history teacher moves ‘home’ to Dickinson
Dickinson may not smell as great as it once did. In years past, Brian Belden said, before intense urban and oil-industry growth, there was a...
July 20, 2014 - 12:00am
July 16, 2014
Benson: 20 years ago, a sobering reality hit our universe
In March 1992, three astronomers, Carolyn and Eugene Shoemaker and David Levy discovered their ninth comet, hence its name, “Shoemaker-Levy 9.” The team determined that S-L9 was orbiting Jupiter now rather than the sun. Because Jupiter is a heavy-weight planet, exerting an enormous...
July 16, 2014 - 6:31pm
July 15, 2014
Girl finds centuries-old human bones
STANLEY -- A 10-year-old girl recently made a historic discovery in northwestern North Dakota. Mountrail County Sheriff Ken Halvorson said in a release that his office received a call from a citizen reporting the girl had unearthed what they believed were human remains. After...
July 15, 2014 - 5:21pm
July 2, 2014
Benson: The Puritan Ethic and the American Revolution
Joseph J. Ellis says in his book, “Founding Brothers”: “No event in American history, which was so improbable at the time, has seemed so inevitable in retrospect as the American Revolution.” In other words, Ellis contends that the revolution was not foreordained to happen....
July 2, 2014 - 6:33pm
ND boundary crew had best days before battle
The boundary between the U.S. and Canada along North Dakota and Montana’s northern border was not surveyed until the early 1870s. Since much of it ran through Indian territory, the survey crew was escorted by members of the U.S. military stationed at Fort Totten. Five of the six...
June 2, 2014 - 6:49pm
May 7, 2014
Benson: University graduates found way through haze
On April Fools’ Day, several dozen Dartmouth students gathered in the office belonging to the university’s president, Philip J. Hanlon, and insisted that he respond to each of the items listed on their Freedom Budget. The students demanded a faculty that included more women and...
May 7, 2014 - 7:45pm
April 23, 2014
Benson: There’s more to Shakespeare than his stories
We know so little of William Shakespeare’s life. We know that he was christened on April 26, 1564, and that his father, John Shakespeare, made gloves in Stratford and served as an alderman on the town council. We know that in November of 1582, when Will was 18, he married Anne Hathaway,...
April 23, 2014 - 10:38pm
March 27, 2014
Benson: Vladimir Putin and the Crimea
Three weeks ago, Hillary Clinton spoke at a fundraiser at Long Beach, Calif., and suggested that Vladimir Putin’s actions in Crimea equaled those of Adolf Hitler eight decades ago. She said, “Now if this sounds familiar, it’s what Hitler did back in the ’30s. All the Germans...
March 27, 2014 - 1:20pm
March 13, 2014
Eriksmoen: Much of Sakakawea’s life remains mystery
Sakakawea is the most memorialized woman in American history. Yet, we know very little about her after her 18th birthday. In fact, the year of her reported death varies by more than 70 years. The most attributed date placed her death in 1812, but there are many who steadfastly state...
March 13, 2014 - 6:01pm
March 12, 2014
Benson: The luck of the Irish
Thelma Catherine Patricia Ryan is a very Irish name, and she had the red-hair to go with it. Born March 16, 1912, the day before St. Patrick’s Day, in Ely, Nev., her parents moved to Cerritos, Calif., when she was a child. After high school, she worked her way through the University...
March 12, 2014 - 7:07pm
February 26, 2014
Benson: The good, bad and ugly of US citizenship
The New York Times reported last Sunday that Queen Elizabeth II is strapped for cash. This is a surprising development for an English monarch who owns Balmoral Castle in the Scottish Highlands, acres of farmland, horses, art and jewelry, and has a net worth that Forbes magazine estimates...
February 26, 2014 - 7:26pm