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Trump plans to keep Comey as FBI director, source says
'La La Land' leads diverse Oscar nominations lineup
U.S. Senate panel advances Ross, Chao nominations on voice vote
Oscar snubs and surprises: Scorsese out, Mel Gibson in
Canada oil pipeline spills nearly 53,000 gallons on aboriginal land
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'
The mortar that binds: Jung’s defense, rebounding vital to Midgets’ success
Dickinson State softball picked 1st, baseball 4th in NSAA poll
Blyleven says Twins' improvement has to start with pitching
UND gets commitment from right-handed defenseman
SCHLOSSMAN: Road trip may be what UND needs
Jacobs: ND higher ed in the crosshairs
McFeely: N.D. lifetime fishing license 'more complicated than it seems'
Port: ND Democrats have some good ideas on transparency and accountability laws
McFeely: It’s the media’s duty to shine light on hatred
Veeder: Hot dish and ice slabs key to staying warm in January
Laurence "Bud" Lewison
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
Live at 1 p.m.: Funeral for fallen Rolette County Deputy Colt Allery
April 3, 2010
Letter: Columnist off the mark on term limits
I read with interest the letter from Lloyd Omdahl on the consequences of term limits. (I wish he would replace that 1950's picture. It's as outdated as his position.) Lloyd the omnipotent has laid down the cobblestones of proper thinking on the monarchs to elected office. Not! His...
April 3, 2010 - 12:00am
September 20, 2009
Civility leaving the public square
Civil: "Adhering to the norms of polite social intercourse; not deficient in common courtesy." By calling President Barack Obama a liar in the middle of a televised joint session of Congress, Rep. Joe Wilson exemplified the uncivil tenor of public policy discussion that has been...
September 20, 2009 - 12:00am
September 13, 2009
Lousy summer for gardens
This was not a good summer for the vegetable gardeners. With late spring turning into mild winter, the corn never had a chance. Neither did anything else. The calendar may have alleged otherwise but this year we had April, April, October and October. That was summer. Most of the...
September 13, 2009 - 12:00am
August 30, 2009
Time for N.D. to show compassion
The Wa-mart, Jamestown. Best Buy, Fargo. H & R Block, Linton. Roughrider Kiwanis, Dickinson. LRSC Business Club, Devils Lake. St. Alexius Units, Bismarck. The Odyssey Horizon Team, Bismarck. Dream Girls USA, Fargo. Jamestown College Students of Service. Mystic Mermaids' Red Hats,...
August 30, 2009 - 12:00am
August 23, 2009
Texting our way out of states' rights
The 2009 session of the Legislature joined a dozen other states with a resolution reminding the federal government that there was a 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution stating that powers not delegated to the national government, nor prohibited to the states, were reserved to...
August 23, 2009 - 12:00am
August 16, 2009
Thistles drive security bugs
"It's time to act," Johann Korianski announced dramatically at a special gathering of the Homeland Security Committee as the last members straggled into the hot community hall and selected chairs from a wide range of choices made possible by generous donors. Actually, the chairs came...
August 16, 2009 - 12:00am
August 9, 2009
A search for the cause of binge drinking
North Dakota's ranking as No. 1 in binge drinking should come as no surprise when the state also ranks No. 1 in underage drinking. Drinkers are just graduating upward. Neither should it be a surprise that North Dakota's universities are having problems with drinking and that the University...
August 9, 2009 - 12:00am
August 2, 2009
No. 1 isn't always a good rank
Deep in its prairie soul, North Dakota yearns to be No. 1 in something important. But as the wise have warned, we should be careful what we wish for because we may get it. And we have. Our first No. 1 was, according to the Public Integrity Section of the U.S. Justice Department,...
August 2, 2009 - 12:00am
July 5, 2009
Politicians going to abstinence school
Sex Therapist: OK senators, congressmen, governors, you've been assigned by the Select Committee on Heterosexual Misconduct to go through six weeks of abstinence training for your extramarital dalliances. Patient #1: Where did they get enough stone-throwers in Congress to serve...
July 5, 2009 - 12:00am
June 28, 2009
Time to revisit subdividing
"A two-house legislature with the senatorial and representative districts identical is a roaring farce. There would have been more one-house advocates if it had been foreseen." This editorial comment was written by a disgusted editor on the Bismarck Tribune on Aug. 3, 1889 as he...
June 28, 2009 - 12:00am
June 21, 2009
Homeland Committee mourns N.D. weather
"Why are we meeting when rabbits are eating the lettuce?" Orville Jordan, the retired railroad depot agent asked the town's Homeland Security Committee meeting as he came through the door of the community hall. He was wearing his green eyeshades, a sure sign of spring. "It snowed...
June 21, 2009 - 12:00am
June 7, 2009
Speculation or atmospheric science?
There may be good days that the Lord has made but I will not lay the whole of spring in North Dakota at His door. This has been an inadequate start to the summer season. The Bible says that weather falls on the just and the unjust but, if you ask me, the just have been taking it in...
June 7, 2009 - 12:00am
May 31, 2009
Bush, Obama waltz with states' sovereignty
In the waning days of the 2009 session, the North Dakota Legislature passed House Concurrent Resolution 3063 proclaiming state sovereignty and demanding that "the federal government halt its practice of assuming powers and imposing mandates on the states for purposes not enumerated...
May 31, 2009 - 12:00am
May 24, 2009
Party politics hinders peace
According to the Washington Post, Palestinians were sadly disappointed over the results of the recent meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama. They expected an agreement on self-government for a Palestinian state. They should have known...
May 24, 2009 - 12:00am
May 3, 2009
Too late to challenge voter intelligence
State legislatures have never liked the right of citizens to initiate and refer laws and regret that they ever surrendered sole control of legislation to the reformists in the early 1900s and opened this Pandora's Box. The North Dakota Legislature has had more regrets than most...
May 3, 2009 - 12:00am