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SD 10-year-old who died in crash had a 'smile that lit up a room'
Assange says WikiLeaks to release 'significant' Clinton campaign data
Former NDSU coach's daughter goes big with breast cancer fundraising
UND launches strategic planning process with first meeting
Candidates for N.D. governor square off in first debate
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nation and world
Energy leaders partner with UND division for carbon-capture efforts
Minnesota will not appeal North Dakota coal power suit
Standing Rock tribal leaders represented by former U.S. attorney
Coal industry on hunt for funding to capture carbon
Gas suppliers Praxair, Linde hold merger talks
Medora Musical ticket sales cross 100,000
Drug prices keep rising with no end in sight
The corny truth about high fructose corn syrup
Benson: Coyotes and prairie dogs on the Great Plains
How to best utilize a cash back credit card to maximize rewards
Everybody steps up for Titans football in season-opening win over Killdeer
Upon further review, Peterson decides not to play in preseason
SHIPLEY: Maybe Bridgewater should just take a knee until Week 1
Tigers complete sweep of skidding Twins
UND announces 18-member committee to address athletic budget shortfall
Murdock: Never Trump seeds would bear socialist fruit
Letter: We don’t need annual legislative session, we need term limits
Letter: Respect for community and property needed
Other Views: Violence, intimidation mar pipeline protest
Holten: There is no greater burden
good bad and ugly
Darla Mae Carlson
Arta Gail Hoherz
George F. Anton
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
August 8, 2016
Thanks to Pinterest, garage is Temple of Forgotten Dreams
I blame Pinterest. If it weren’t for the wildly popular social media site for hobbyists, I would not fool myself into thinking I am Martha Stewart. I would not be aware that there is a whole army of irritating craft ninjas out there who build industrial-style armoires out of Popsicle...
August 8, 2016 - 1:55pm
July 19, 2016
Pooch proves it's not a dog-eat-pill world
You can lead a dog to a pill, but you can’t make her eat. If the past year has taught me anything, it is this. As Kita has grown older, so have her ailments. She has needed more and more medications and supplements for the arthrite-y, the bursite-y, the bum elbow, the crickety back...
July 19, 2016 - 9:30am
June 20, 2016
New car is a lot like having a new romance
I walked around the corner. There he was, waiting for me so patiently. I couldn’t believe he was mine. I wanted everything in our future to be perfect. I longed to cherish him and lavish him with attention. I imagined all the wonderful trips we would take together. He would always...
June 20, 2016 - 10:14pm
June 13, 2016
Watching a friend on clean food diet makes me want to make a clean get-away
It was four or five years ago when I first heard the term “clean eating.” My first thought was that this meant completing a meal without spilling on your shirt. But the person who was trying it — a rabidly enthused health nut — talked ad nauseam about its principles: eliminate...
June 13, 2016 - 5:20pm
June 6, 2016
Why SUVs all start with letter 'E' and other mysteries
If there’s one thing I’ve learned in the last few weeks, it is this. I am in the wrong profession. A few brilliant people out there are making big bucks by doing something that almost nobody else thinks about it. They name cars. That’s right. Their job is to hunker down into...
June 6, 2016 - 4:45pm
May 31, 2016
Allowing myself to have a mini-life crisis
Sometimes I suffer from Kindawanna virus. You know the one. It’s when you think to yourself, “I kinda wanna do that someday.” As in: I kinda wanna bungee jump. Or ride an elephant in India. Or tell my neighbor what I really think of her freaky collection of baby dolls. Unfortunately,...
May 31, 2016 - 9:35am
May 16, 2016
At last, family returns to childhood home
It was the best news my parents had heard in awhile. When my niece expressed interest in moving onto our family farm, it was like an answered prayer. Ever since my parents moved off the farm 30 years ago, it had been a struggle to find a way to keep up the farmhouse. They had taken...
May 16, 2016 - 7:20pm
May 1, 2016
Lifetime of dieting leads to weighing new options
In seventh grade, I came home from my first junior high dance devastated because none of the “cute boys” asked me to awkwardly slow dance to “Freebird.” I ate an entire pack of Chips Ahoy cookies to soothe myself. Food has been my frenemy ever since. I started my first diet...
May 1, 2016 - 4:03pm
February 13, 2016
Compliment or insult? Sometimes it's hard to tell
‘When I get old, I want to have hair exactly like yours.” The comment came from a store clerk. It would have probably made some sense if she had been 18, but the woman was at least in her late 40s. I mumbled some sort of half-hearted thanks, got on my Rascal with the “Lawrence...
February 13, 2016 - 11:51am
February 7, 2016
Man's best friend makes everyone friends
I meet them during almost every dog walk. She’s a slim, dark-haired lady who wears many layers against North Dakota’s cold — just like someone who moved here so recently she still can’t believe the bone-rattling temperatures. She walks the cutest dog — some kind of Bichmaltipoozoo...
February 7, 2016 - 3:38pm
January 24, 2016
Facebook shows there are many (cat)fish in the area
Dearest Ragu Thongsong: Thank you so much for the friend request on Facebook. I was delighted to see it, as nothing makes me more excited than to receive random friend requests from complete strangers with names like Kicksome Buttacker III or Buck Nakad. Especially when your accompanying...
January 24, 2016 - 10:11am
January 17, 2016
Do kids these days ever do the dishes?
This is such a cranky old lady rant that I can’t believe I’m writing it. But it’s been bugging my surly Maxine soul for some time. Don’t kids do dishes anymore? In the last few years, I’ve been in many different homes for dinner parties and holiday meals. And when the last...
January 17, 2016 - 2:06pm
December 13, 2015
Swift: Praise for the helpers, they give us hope
FARGO — “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find...
December 13, 2015 - 12:03am
November 16, 2015
End of pet's life marked by memories and grief
“I’m taking Jake to the vet.” Those words, texted by my ex-husband, should have seemed innocuous. But it’s different when your dog is 13½ years old and has been struggling. At that age, he would not be saved by an elaborate surgery or a miracle medicine. “It’s his...
November 16, 2015 - 9:25am
November 1, 2015
50 brings liberation, confidence
Dear 50, Why did you haunt me? Why was I so afraid of your middle-aged Spanx-choked shadow, your threat of 4 p.m. dinners and raincaps tucked into unwieldy beige purses? When I was much, much younger, I thought of you as old. Anyone who was 50 was surely doomed to a future of “Matlock”...
November 1, 2015 - 4:04pm