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Vacancies up, room rates down for Oil Patch hotels
N.D. delegates enter Dem convention spilt between Clinton, Sanders
Press Pass: Dickinson rental prices and occupancy in free fall, Clinton tabs Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as running mate, Stark County Commission approves courthouse renovation contract, DirecTV viewers in western N.D. still without ABC affiliate KMBY
German-Iranian gunman kills at least nine in Munich shopping mall
Former KKK leader David Duke to run for U.S. Senate
crime and courts
nation and world
Minnesota man accused of defrauding Bakken RV park investors
Leaders discuss future of North Dakota coal power plants after announced closure
With largest-ever N.D. wind farm planned, regulator blames coal plant closing on wind power
Enbridge reaches $172M settlement for Kalamazoo spill
Halliburton sees ‘modest uptick’ in rig count this year
Reducing children's exposure to violence starts with ‘stronger political will’
Irsfeld: Where to turn for relief from joint pain, arthritis
VCRs -- an ‘80s living room wonder -- to go out of production this month
Community Health Needs Assessment report available online
Riding for veterans: American Legion Riders chapter plans Legacy Benefit Run
Gibson’s strong outing helps Twins edge Boston
Scoreboard of July 22, 2016
Stroh now fifth in saddle bronc riding after second go at NHSFR
James Hayden named new head coach of Dickinson High girls golf program
Cowboys RB Elliott denies accusations of domestic violence
Port: Our increasingly Orwellian society
McFeely: Sorry, Chancellor Hagerott, individuals matter
Letter: Election results upset the status quo
Letter: Some North Dakotans welcome EPA rule state officials are fighting
Other Views: Let governor’s residence construction proceed
good bad and ugly
Diane K. Berger
Anton "Tony" Kralicek
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 14, 2015
Jackie Hope: Fake Christmas trees no match for N.D. wind
Who still has flowers blooming in the yard? Besides flocked silk poinsettias positioned in your planter, or one of those spiral, wiry, lighted Christmas tree thingies. Those spiral yard display trees are pretty cool. They come in big, flat boxes, and then sort of uncurl like hair...
December 14, 2015 - 7:03pm
Hope: I’ll take answers for $1,000, Alex
Are you trying to win that diabolical Prizeweek Puzzle? The one “The Press” publishes on Saturday, after they proudly announce on Friday that nobody won the previous week’s puzzle. Of course, on Friday, the correct answers to the previous puzzle are shown, too. And those...
April 14, 2015 - 1:44am
March 9, 2015
Hope: A brief history of Girl Scout Cookies
Know what comes in March? Yeah, St. Patrick’s Day, and sometimes Easter. But know what else? Girl Scout Cookies! Who doesn’t love Girl Scout Cookies? OK, so selling them was not the most fun thing to do. Especially when your mom was a Girl Scout leader and so you lost...
March 9, 2015 - 10:45pm
March 2, 2015
Hope: ‘Pls send help … for a mere $10,000’
Spam I am. Have you opened your spam box lately? No, not talking about a tin of that yummy hammy stuff. Even though opening a container of Spam is an exciting occasion, right up there with opening a fresh jar of extra-crunchy peanut butter. Both of those delicacies are great...
March 2, 2015 - 8:31pm
Jackie Hope: Put it on repeat
Did you see your shadow yesterday? OK, the real prognosticator, Phil the Groundhog, lives in Punxsutawney, Pa., and is a national celeb. Phil gets his 15 minutes of fame once a year, every year. Except in the movie “Groundhog Day.” Phil gets his 15 minutes of fame over and over...
February 2, 2015 - 6:42pm
January 12, 2015
Jackie Hope: Not exactly an all-star printer
My computer, named LeBron, got a brain transplant for Christmas. Yes, my computer has a name. Yes, he is named for King James. And no, my LeBron has not won any championships. But he’s racked up a record number of assists in writing last-minute assignments. See, LeBron was getting...
January 12, 2015 - 6:32pm
December 29, 2014
Jackie Hope: What’s your resolution?
Who’s resolving to lose weight in 2015? C’mon, you might as well own it, because you know you are thinking about it. Not only Wiki and a 2013 Harris poll, but also a www.us.gov website cite losing weight as our most popular New Year’s resolution. Interestingly enough, the...
December 29, 2014 - 7:03pm
December 15, 2014
Jackie Hope: Winter arrives at 4:03 p.m.
Have you noticed the sun has gone south for the winter? There are, like, only 15 minutes of daylight outside these days. And those minutes always seem to drop by between 1-1:15 each afternoon. So when you take your after-lunch nap, you’re gonna miss the entire day. Oh, you don’t...
December 15, 2014 - 11:17pm
December 8, 2014
Jackie Hope: A peak into Sneak Pique
Live from downtown Dickinson, it’s Sneak Pique. Do you have a really strange group of besties, who always embarrass you when you try to get them all together for Christmas? Nah, me neither. Or, hey, do you have this old guy in your neighborhood, who is sorta like Mister Rogers? What...
December 8, 2014 - 11:59pm
December 1, 2014
Jackie Hope: Mannheim keeps rollin’
I was visiting with Chip Davis the other day. You know Chip Davis, the creative genius behind Mannheim Steamroller. The guy who reinvented Christmas music. And guess who was lucky enough to score a telephone interview with Chip. Oh yeah. Me. Me. Me. What do you talk about when a...
December 1, 2014 - 6:56pm
November 17, 2014
Jackie Hope: We own winter!
Aren’t you excited that winter has unofficially arrived? Really. Don’t you kinda like it when the snow squeaks underfoot, when those frigid echoes bounce and grow in the biting-cold air, and when the eerie blue light reflects off the snow crystals at night? All right! That stuff...
November 17, 2014 - 7:22pm
November 11, 2014
Jackie Hope: The best sales happen after Halloween
You can have your Black Friday sales. You can do those day-after-Christmas clearances. But the best of the best, the cream of your dreams, the sale that puts the choc in chocoholic, comes on the morning after Halloween. Oh yeah, baby! Don’t you love watching the morning-after sales...
November 11, 2014 - 11:18pm
November 3, 2014
Jackie Hope: Some background on boxelder bugs
Anybody know where boxelder bugs go during their off season? It’s like they are invisible, or hibernating, or vacationing in Cancun during three seasons of the year. Then from Columbus Day until Veteran’s Day they do a Sherwin Williams Cover the Earth over every vertical outdoor...
November 3, 2014 - 5:14pm
October 30, 2014
Jackie Hope: Haunting stories come to life at Odd Fellows Lodge
There is something very odd in downtown Dickinson. We’re not saying the Odd Fellows Lodge in Dickinson is haunted. Not exactly. It’s just that some really strange things are happening there. OK, it’s an old building. Like well over 100 years old. Of course in people years,...
October 30, 2014 - 5:42pm
October 20, 2014
Jackie Hope: Haunted houses, areas are all around
Oh man, the Fall Festival of Chocolate — or Halloween to the un-chocoholated — is just around the dark and creepy corner. So what d’ya do when you’re too old to go trick or treating, and too young to have grandkids to take trick or treating? OK, OK, some of us still dress...
October 20, 2014 - 6:32pm