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Jury debating murder fate of Spirit Lake Nation man accused of stabbing man in heart
DPS under investigation, parent alleges rooms used without parental consent
Police Blotter: Camper stolen from RV parking lot
Dog handlers not licensed to work security
Actor Mark Ruffalo joins effort opposing pipeline, Dakota Access says trespassers will be 'removed from the land'
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nation and world
Spill reported at well site without berm
ND health department tightens up on radioactive waste monitoring
Treater leak spills oil, brine in Mountrail County
Legal challenges buy time to develop clean coal
Coal prepares for carbon-free future as industry pushes developing commercially viable programs
Veeder: Rainy horse ride triggers memory of couple's beginnings
Dullum climbs Mount Rainier with his Scout troop
Revitalizing Ukrainian churches: Priest and family from Ukraine arrive in western ND
Gabbert specializes in unlocking puzzles of the mind
Watford City to host triple header concert
Trinity volleyball earns win on senior night over Beach
Blue Hawks, Black Hills State to renew old rivalry
Heart River to add baseball in spring
Former UND standouts make NHL debuts, more to come
Wild use another second-period explosion to blow past Bruins
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
October 21, 2013
The Last Tree: Chapter 11-15
Chapter 11 I actually thought that if I wished hard enough, like I'd never wished before, that I might be able to make myself disappear.
October 21, 2013 - 12:00am
October 9, 2013
Holten: The gift of peace
Friday is a big day. Do you know why? Because that's when they will once again announce who will be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. What is the...
October 9, 2013 - 12:00am
September 16, 2013
The Last Tree: Chapters 6-10
Chapter 6 The greatest difficulty in life is not deciding what you're going to wear or how you're going to spend your money. It's figuring out who you are and what you're supposed to be doing.
September 16, 2013 - 12:00am
August 27, 2013
The Last Tree: Chapters 1-5
Chapter 1 The right front tire of my pickup truck caught the edge of the highway and woke me up from a brief nap. I'd already danced on the roadway's edge too many times and once again overcorrected by using most of the oncoming lane.
August 27, 2013 - 12:00am
June 12, 2013
Holten: The shopping cart before the horse
I'm not much of a shopper. In fact, I hate shopping. Typically my "shopping trips" last about as long as it takes to screw in a light bulb, start...
June 12, 2013 - 12:00am
June 5, 2013
Holten: Rain, rain, go away
Enough already, I mean, really, how much more of this do we need? This rain has got to stop! The pasture I keep my horses in is starting to...
June 5, 2013 - 12:00am
May 29, 2013
Holten: What's the lasting oil boom legacy?
Let's say that you're a farmer who owns a cow and someone comes along and says they would love to take ole Bessie off your hands. Do you give...
May 29, 2013 - 12:00am
May 22, 2013
Holten: No more worries for me
I've decided to give up something for Lent, even though it's not the season. That something is "worry." I'm not going to worry anymore. Worry...
May 22, 2013 - 12:00am
May 8, 2013
Holten: Life's little reminders
Do you ever get little mental reminders? You know, just something that pops into your head and reminds you of a past event, a loved one you knew...
May 8, 2013 - 12:00am
July 11, 2012
Life in Chipsville
Have you ever suffered from depression? I'm sure you have. I think we all have at one time or another, at least for short periods of time. Did you know that depression can be a serious medical illness that involves the brain? You see, real depression is more than just a feeling of...
July 11, 2012 - 12:00am
May 9, 2012
Commitment might set you free
Yesterday I was driving south on Highway 22 when three stout, multi-colored horses shot like rockets through the open gates of a ranch yard, zipped across the highway, slipped into the opposite ditch and galloped south along the fence line, followed closely by a tiny lady in a little...
May 9, 2012 - 12:00am
March 21, 2012
Who do we owe?
Have you ever gone on vacation, looked forward to it for months, paid for most of it with a credit card, had a great time, hated to come back and then you still have to pay off the credit card bill? That's the way I feel about this past weekend: It was 80 degrees with no wind (in...
March 21, 2012 - 12:00am
May 5, 2010
The perfect formula
If you're like me, you've never really investigated why a match burns, a bulb lights, water crystallizes, a vacuum sucks, a horn blows, the sun warms, your wife hates football, politicians lie and you only want what you can't have.
May 5, 2010 - 12:00am
January 6, 2010
When the lights look lonely
Now that the exhilaration of Christmas is over the question is whether we can remain sane from now until snow turns to slop, trees sprout buds, dandelions bloom, baseballs fly off spring training bats, students start cramming and the Easter Bunny hides eggs in every nook and cranny...
January 6, 2010 - 12:00am
December 9, 2009
CIA; a not-so-funny comedy
If you're a horror film addict who likes to be scared out of his or her boxers or thongs, here's something that might inject more fear into you than "The Exorcist," "Frankenstein," "Dracula," Freddy Krueger and hunting with Dick Cheney combined. The Central Intelligence Agency is...
December 9, 2009 - 12:00am