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DSU fall enrollment trends upward
A pawful long drive: Local volunteers cross the country to save 40 dogs
Central Minnesota lake neighbor fight turns more ugly as judge orders removal of cabin
Xcel Energy proposing new 5-mile Fargo area transmission line, while Ottertail Power wants rate hike
After the oil boom, how does North Dakota move on?
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Toy retailer giant 'Toys 'R' Us' on the verge of filing for bankruptcy, sources say
Stars of HGTV's hit show 'Fixer Upper' to launch product line at Target
Apple unveils new products including the $1,000 iPhone
Press to adapt new business brief policy
Fixed mortgage rates keep falling, sinking to yearly lows
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Residents meet in Belfield for Q&A about proposed Davis Refinery
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
Sailer wins national awards
Pets are family too; Evergreen celebrates Senior Living Week
What does a machinist do? Lathe donated to Dickinson Middle School
A family of veterans
Change of venue for campfire
Robert Morris head coach building program the old school, NFL way
Bronx bombed: Gregorius, Judge propel Yankees to sweep of Twins
Division II player dies from in-game injury
Sabathia strong in Yankees win over Twins
DHS golf struggles at Mandan Invite
McFeely: Tom Campbell spends $100,000 more on TV ads
Port: Podcast: Congressman Kevin Cramer House would probably pass Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill
In a pickle over a side dish?
Wine evolution class also teaches basic appreciation
Savory spuds: Homegrown potatoes and fresh thyme combine in rustic side dish
Ryan M. Kuntz
Staff at Bully Pulpit Golf Course are ready for the season to begin
Recipe for good: Elks' eatery, events help fund scholarships, youth activities
Hidden gem: Medora officials work all year in preparation for the busy summer season
Boots Bar & Grill ready for another exciting season
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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
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