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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
Man dies in rollover near Rugby
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
June 27, 2016
Jackie Hope: Dickinson native writes ND-inspired steampunk fiction
What do computer code and steampunk fiction have in common? A Dickinson native, now living in the Phoenix area, who writes both, that's what....
June 27, 2016 - 6:36pm
June 20, 2016
Ladybugs rescue plum tree from aphid attack
Last week we were the proud parents of 1,500 ladybugs. That is because we also were the unhappy enablers of a gazillion aphids. Actually, aphids are measured in gigabytes. With the emphasis on bites. For about 30 years, aphids have been our biggest garden crop. Slugs run a distant...
June 20, 2016 - 10:23pm
June 14, 2016
Too hot or cold? Choose your weather battles
As I write this, the thermometer is sitting at 99.75 degrees. This cannot be a good thing. It cannot be a good thing at all when you have to use your meat thermometer to figure out how hot the patio pavers are. Hello, Okefenokee Swamp, we seem to have your weather. We’d be happy...
June 14, 2016 - 11:13am
May 31, 2016
Memorial Day: A happy-sad holiday
Memorial Day is one of those happy-sad holidays. We are way happy that school is out for summer and that we can get outside and play in the yard. Because there is only a slight chance of snow in June, July and August. Maybe not July. But we’ve seen shovelable snow in June and frost...
May 31, 2016 - 9:54am
May 16, 2016
From longtime fan: Pro wrestling is for real
Our family supports the arts: art shows, music, theater and musical theater. So when a can’t-miss-it opportunity came up in Bismarck a couple of weeks ago, well, we couldn’t miss it. We went to a World Wrestling Entertainment show in Bismarck. WWE. You know, those pro wrestler...
May 16, 2016 - 7:27pm
May 2, 2016
The differences between clippers and staplers
Are you a paper-clip person or a staple person? Do you clip your stacks of paper together with those magnificent spirals of steel, or do you perforate your papers with those vicious points of malevolence? See, there are two kinds of people in the world: clippers and staplers. Clippers...
May 2, 2016 - 9:14pm
April 25, 2016
Laundry tip: Don't mix pants with fuzzy blanket
One of the greatest inventions in the universe has to be that lint roller pickie-uppie thingy. You know those things. They are like a triple-wide roll of masking tape on a stick. And everything that is stuck to you gets stuck to the masking tape on a stick when you roll it across...
April 25, 2016 - 8:34pm
April 18, 2016
Rascally rabbit not welcome in flower bed
Last fall, we planted a bazillion spring flower bulbs. There were tulips surrounding the baby’s breath. Daffodils beside the garden wall. Hyacinths hiding the window wells. And something we did not even know the name of, which screamed, “Plant me beside the downspout!” One-hundred...
April 18, 2016 - 9:33pm
April 11, 2016
Goose legends foster the idea of adopting a gosling
Have you seen the goose video clips that have been all over the Internet lately? There was a mega-flock of Canadian geese in the Prairie Pothole Region near Woodworth, N.D. Somebody from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was taking photos of the flock, and it took him 15 pictures...
April 11, 2016 - 8:56pm
January 18, 2016
It's time to ditch New Year's Resolutions
It is mid-January, and time to throw those New Year’s resolutions under the bus. Really, how much longer can you lay off donuts and chocolate? Or how many more evenings are you going to spend at the gym, running like a hamster on that treadmill? Easter is early this year, and you’ll...
January 18, 2016 - 8:38pm
January 11, 2016
The great lobster liberation, well almost
It all began when the Big New Supermarket advertised they would have live lobsters for sale on New Year’s Eve. Some of you were thinking, “Yum! Get out the cooking pot and melt that butter!” Others of us were thinking, “Oh, poor lobsters.” OK, one of us was thinking, “Poor...
January 11, 2016 - 9:59pm
December 28, 2015
Kit-Cat Clock: An American cultural icon
The coolest thing in my kitchen right now is a Kit-Cat Clock. No, actually Kit-Cat is the second-coolest thing. The coolest thing is the box of chocolate fudge, mint truffles and pecan pralines left over from Christmas. Those candies call to me, late at night, when everybody is asleep....
December 28, 2015 - 9:47pm
December 21, 2015
Remembering the most famous reindeer of all
“You know Dasher and Dancer, and Prancer and Vixen / But do you recall the most famous reindeer of all?” So begins the story of “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” written by Robert L. May. May was an ad man for the Chicago flagship Montgomery Ward department store. During...
December 21, 2015 - 9:30pm
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
December 7, 2015
What's your favorite Christmas movie of all time?
What’s your fave Christmas movie of all time? Cable channel AMC is polling its viewers online. The movie receiving the most votes so far is “It’s a Wonderful Life,” with 28,325 votes. Wait, I’d better vote, too. Now it’s 28,334. Huh? AMC must do math the same way I do...
December 7, 2015 - 10:34pm