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Fargo task force seeks reduction in plastic bag use
Judge prohibits ND from forfeiting Lake Sakakawea oil royalties to private ownership
John Lohman, believed last surviving member of Forum's 1957 Pulitzer-winning tornado coverage, dies at 82
Trial under way for ND man accused of stabbing ex-girlfriend to death
Oil company comes forward after discovering five unreported ND spills
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Shortage of truckers starting to cause prices to rise
'A pretty powerful thing': Sanford rolling out new genetic test in primary care clinics
Insuring against online attacks: Coupled with improved security, insurance can help companies manage cyber risk
USDA releases proposed biotech labeling rules
COMMENTARY: When machines, crops, prices fail you, remember you still have worth
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Lighting change required for wind farms
ND natural gas production sets record as oil production drops
Flaring policy changes keep benchmarks but give ND oil industry flexibility
Trump announces support for year-round E15 sales
Trump ethanol moves may be worse for farmers than soy tariff
State Class B speech results listed
Observing more than 160 years as educators
Sue Anderson leaves her footprints in the arts
Sue Anderson reflects on her teaching career
Andrew Rohwedder retires as technology educator
Gardenhire's return is good for Tigers and baseball
DHS tennis season ends in Play-In loss to Williston
DHS softball earns sweep in regular season finale
Paddlefish harvest down in northwest ND as rivers run high
NDSU assistant Austin takes position with New England Patriots
McFeely: Recently branded obsolete by GOP, Jaeger back in the game
Commentary: The NDGOP cannot stand behind a convicted peeping Tom
Commentary: Voter ID issue deserves something better than Democratic rhetoric
Commentary: Lead yourself well at every age
Commentary: The flotsam of bad ideas drifts ashore
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New Methodist church honors past, anticipates future
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September 1, 2009
A moment of silence at the Duck Inn
Silence. It's something you don't hear much at the Duck Inn in Venturia except after closing time, but Thursday night there was a moment of silence for our friend, Becky, with about 50 of us gathered there. Then came the eulogies and the inevitable toasts that lasted past midnight....
September 1, 2009 - 12:00am
August 25, 2009
Alive after trying microwavable spicy pork rinds
Of all the things one should not put in a microwave -- metal objects, the cat or fresh halibut like my dorkus friend, Bob, did with the stuff I brought him from Alaska -- it never dawned on me someone would try to put pork rinds in the microwave. But the scientists at Lowrey's have...
August 25, 2009 - 12:00am
August 18, 2009
A town-hall thriller
We gathered at the Venturia city hall for a town hall meeting -- the most excitement to hit town since last year's knockdown drag-out mayoral contest between skunk killer extraordinaire, Stinky McFarland and the incumbent mayor, his girlfriend Chesty, who, in the heat of the campaign,...
August 18, 2009 - 12:00am
August 4, 2009
It's health care costs, dummy
You can tell by the cloud of obfuscation, misinformation and fear mongering in the media and from lawmakers just how important the issue of health care is. I believe that the quality of health care one receives should not have anything to do with the size of your bankroll, yet the...
August 4, 2009 - 12:00am
June 9, 2009
The time has come
I have a question. If a national health care plan is such an awful idea, why is it no private insurer can compete with Medicare? Now, imagine if Congress comes up with a similar program for the rest of us. It doesn't mean shutting down private insurers. It simply means offering a...
June 9, 2009 - 12:00am
June 2, 2009
Come unglued or solve the problem?
At some level, I have been involved in business since I was old enough to shovel a sidewalk, mow a lawn or deliver newspapers. I have learned a few things along the way, but it's surprising how easy it is to lose sight of the basics. I recently made a mistake in my operation that...
June 2, 2009 - 12:00am
May 26, 2009
Who wants to lead the Republican Party?
Tom Ridge and Colin Powell hit the talk show circuit last week to try to reestablish a moderate voice in the Republican Party. That's two words you don't hear in a sentence together much anymore -- moderate + Republican. Dick Cheney, whose approval rating is running neck and neck...
May 26, 2009 - 12:00am
May 19, 2009
Advice for graduates
Dear Graduates, In a few days you will wake up and no longer have to go to school. Good for you. Other than that, not much will change except you will start getting mail -- not text messages or e-mail -- but actual letters with stamps on them. Many of these letters will contain...
May 19, 2009 - 12:00am
May 12, 2009
Until to good Lord takes you
The whistle blew at noon, so at first we weren't alarmed. The noon whistle is still a quaint call to dinner in small towns like this. But then it howled again, taking on a sense of urgency. Emergency vehicles rushed out of town with their sirens blaring and radios crackling. We overheard...
May 12, 2009 - 12:00am
May 5, 2009
Competency quiz to entice readers
I'm bucking the trend. While most columnists will do almost anything to get more readers. (May I mention that I am writing this naked on a unicycle?) I find that too many readers can be troublesome and distracting. I grow weary of explaining the deep philosophical meaning in a particular...
May 5, 2009 - 12:00am
April 28, 2009
The Redhead made me do it
I must be the only guy in America whose wife has been begging him to buy a Harley Davidson. Don't get me wrong. I'm not against motorcycles. I've owned two of them. I just stopped riding as a matter of convenience 18 years ago when my Suzuki 750 was stolen. I took it as a message...
April 28, 2009 - 12:00am
April 7, 2009
A lot to be proud of
There is still much to come -- a lot of snow left to melt, and in this winter of our discontent, maybe even more snow to fall. Roads will be underwater and rivers and streams will swell some more before it's over. But, so far, North Dakotans have done themselves proud. Fargo Mayor...
April 7, 2009 - 12:00am
April 5, 2009
Weekly newspapers faring better than dailies
According to the Pew Research Center's annual report on American journalism, advertising revenues for newspapers dropped 23 percent in the last two years; circulation declined around 5 percent over the past year, and one out of five journalists working in 2001 is now gone. This...
April 5, 2009 - 12:00am
April 1, 2009
Goodbye to a friend
To the Patrons of: Angry Wade's 222 Smith St. Brooklyn, ND 11231 Hi folks, Let me introduce myself. I was a friend of George Weber's. I bet you've heard that sentence an awful lot in the past days. If you knew George, you were his friend. It's a helluva thing that happened....
April 1, 2009 - 12:00am
March 24, 2009
Bill to tighten open records law a mistake
Colleges are supposed to be full of smart guys. So why is it that some of the smartest guys in the room are capable of coming up with the dumbest ideas? Please allow me to quote a writer I admire very much. Me. "Imagine you own the company that is hiring a new manager. You'll foot...
March 24, 2009 - 12:00am