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Operating base divides private security from DAPL protesters
'We're losing ground': U.S. high schoolers fall behind world peers in math, study says
Skin-to-skin contact after birth good for mom and baby
News report: Heitkamp is Trump's top choice for Agriculture secretary
Twin bombing outside Istanbul soccer stadium kills 15, wounds dozens
crime and courts
nation and world
Producers agree first global oil pact since 2001
Cleanup continues after oil pipeline spill in ND waterway
ND oil, gas royalty owners concerned about deductions from checks
ND joins lawsuit against BLM over methane rule
EPA orders $2.1 million fine in ND air pollution settlement
4 Financial survival tips for new parents
Nourishing the body and the soul
Don't abandon the elderly canine
Kat Perkins appearing in "Home for the Holidays" concert
Cheers for the DHS cheerleaders
North Dakota power play flounders in loss without Boeser, Jost
Scoreboard of December 10, 2016
Magicians top Midgets in boys hockey
Four Dickinson High wrestlers place in Rapid City
Killdeer girls look primed to challenge for top of region
Port: Who is holding Big Protest accountable?
OMDAHL: Pipeline delay perpetuates rumor mill
BROCK: Baby it's cold outside!
BARONE: The collapse of the political left
PARSONS: Support helps make an institution better
Christopher G. Bush
John R. Metz
Grayson Thomas Kuhn
John R. Metz
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
November 20, 2016
Don't abandon the elderly canine
The online sale site was full of them.“Dog for giveaway. Great dog, but I moved to a new apartment and landlord doesn’t allow him.” “$500 for beautiful puppy. I bought him at a pet store and realized I can’t afford him.”And the most heart wrenching: “Father-in-law found...
November 20, 2016 - 10:53am
October 22, 2016
Experiencing the doos and don'ts of dog ownership
When people ask how I spent most of my life, I would like to say that it was spent helping others, achieving world peace and producing great...
October 22, 2016 - 9:50pm
August 28, 2016
Texting changes all punctuation rules. Period.
Look at you, Miss Fancy Texty Pants. What with your schmancy punctuation and your insistence on writing out every word and your hoity-toity capitalizations. What with your maddening refusal to use exclamation points or unicorn emoticons or made-up words like, “GAAAHHH!!!” Who...
August 28, 2016 - 11:07am
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