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Police: Shots fired at law officers, protesters pepper sprayed as protest site turns tense
ND man gets 19 years for killing co-worker, dumping body in field
Winning in court, losing on the ground: uncertainty clouds U.S. voting rights
1 killed, 1 injured in crash near Wahpeton
Woman accused of chasing 11-year-old with stun gun
crime and courts
nation and world
Obama administration sends $28 million to aid coal regions
Spill reported at well site without berm
ND health department tightens up on radioactive waste monitoring
Treater leak spills oil, brine in Mountrail County
Legal challenges buy time to develop clean coal
Ark Encounter brings biblical story to life: Faith Expressions to showcase Noah’s Ark collection
Veeder: Rainy horse ride triggers memory of couple's beginnings
Dullum climbs Mount Rainier with his Scout troop
Revitalizing Ukrainian churches: Priest and family from Ukraine arrive in western ND
Gabbert specializes in unlocking puzzles of the mind
Cutler's back in time to face his fave foe
Thief River Falls' Bergland off to blazing start for Bemidji State
Bailey or Dunne? Bison expecting both to play against them on Saturday
Bismarck volleyball sweeps Midgets
'The complete package'
ERICKSON: False hope and lies from the Trump campaign
MURDOCK: Hillary's new hires would go FAR beyond the Supreme Court
HEDGER: Time to finish the job, for jobs
OMDAHL: Lack of research endangers Marsy's Law
JACOBS: Election could gauge party loyalty in North Dakota
Martin R. Harnisch
James "Jim" Danks
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
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