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Heitkamp, other Democrats facing an election fight in Trump country
BBB of Minnesota and North Dakota offers Black Friday tips
Reports: Two more women accuse Sen. Al Franken of groping them
Philippines to extradite ex-priest accused of abusing two North Dakota boys
Labor complaint claims degrading practices, discrimination by NDUS leader
crime and courts
nation and world
Cranberry overload spurs U.S. producers to dump extra supply
Too many turkeys means cheaper Thanksgiving as demand stalls
Keystone XL pipeline gets Nebraska’s approval, clearing a key hurdle in 9-year effort
N.D. leads country in job creation among women-owned businesses, report says
Walmart reps, Gov. Burgum highlight Fargo sunflower butter company
place a business brief
New video game letting users destroy oil infrastructure comes under fire
Iron Eyes to ask for necessity defense in Dakota Access case
Is new Line 3 needed? A look at the law, PUC’s impending decision
The EPA is targeting ethanol subsidies, rankling Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley
UND petroleum program gears up despite industry downturn
7 Thanksgiving desserts that aren't pumpkin pie
Dozing after dinner? Don't blame the bird
My honest list of thanks
Sending warm thoughts to veterans; women make patriotic quilts
'A Magical Medora Christmas' on the road: show includes stops at Dickinson and Medora
Timberwolves hand Magic sixth straight loss
Miller, Ward return to form as Bison men defeat Florida A&M
Wild hand Sabres seventh straight loss
Masy Kuntz named to Class B volleyball All-Tournament team
Vikings LB Emmanuel Lamur: Meeting Cuban relatives 'a blessing to think of on Thanksgiving'
Commentary: I'm thankful for your insults
Commentary: News conjures ghost of Bill Langer
Commentary: Did Al Franken make a bad decision, or is he a creep? Look for the pattern.
Analysis: Why Sen. Al Franken could be in a lot more trouble now
Garrison Keillor: It's Thanksgiving. Be Happy.
Donald A. Heiser
Donald & Angela
Business going well at Bowman Lodge and Convention Center
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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Christmas Storybook Contest
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The 2017 Dickinson Press Pro Football Contest
August 31, 2015
Patrick Hope: Die for me
Death is one of the most basic plot devices in fiction. It can be effective, desensitize you to the whole thing, or feel like a way to get some...
August 31, 2015 - 7:00pm
August 17, 2015
Patrick Hope: Clone Wars: The impossible dream
No discussion of series that have inspired more than their fair share of clones, homages or whatever would be complete without the army of “Zelda”...
August 17, 2015 - 6:40pm
August 10, 2015
Patrick Hope: Long live the ‘King’
It’s not really news that we’re in the midst of a kind of adventure game renaissance, thanks in no small part to the telltale episodic series’...
August 10, 2015 - 5:35pm
July 27, 2015
Patrick Hope: Too big to fail
Lately I’ve been playing “Batman: Arkham Knight.” It’s a big game. A really big game. In fact, it might be too big. In amongst trying...
July 27, 2015 - 9:17pm
July 13, 2015
Patrick Hope: Alive with 5
You may have noticed that over, oh, the past 20 or so years, Nintendo has had a problem with getting third-party developers to work on their...
July 13, 2015 - 6:31pm
July 6, 2015
Patrick Hope: You can go home again
Over the almost two years that Welcome to Bonus Stage has been around, I’ve covered quite a few of the games, characters and moments that really shaped the hobby for me. We’ve covered “Earthbound,” “Corpse Party,” “Skies of Arcadia,” Anju & Kafei, the opera scene,...
July 6, 2015 - 6:42pm
June 29, 2015
Patrick Hope: Red, white and Duke
For the Fourth of July, I wanted to determine, once and for all, what the most American game out there is. And then I started looking and realized there are a lot of games that are very, very patriotic. Honestly, the entire genre of military shooters is based around patriotism. I...
June 29, 2015 - 8:34pm
June 8, 2015
Patrick Hope: Clever girl
“Jurassic World” comes out this week, so it only seems fair to write about something dinosaur-themed. Let’s see what we’ve got. There’s “Dino Park Tycoon” that I played in seventh grade. But there’s not really much to say there. Or maybe “Radical Rex,” which falls...
June 8, 2015 - 11:24pm
June 1, 2015
Hope: A Night in the “Tropics”
With the release of “Splatoon” this past week, we have yet another potential Nintendo franchise upon us. And if there's one thing Nintendo...
June 1, 2015 - 6:07pm
May 25, 2015
Patrick Hope: U Canton touch this
With the possible exception of the first “Modern Warfare,” no game has produced more clones than “Grand Theft Auto III.” After its 2001 release, open-world action games became the hot new killer app and more linear action games were forced to adapt. But do you know what’s...
May 25, 2015 - 10:08pm
May 21, 2015
Patrick Hope: Cruis’n control
I’ve often alluded to arcade games here, but never actually did a full column devoted to them. Yeah, there was the whole “Mortal Kombat” thing, but I talked mostly about the console versions there. But that changes here. While fighting games may have dominated the last real...
May 21, 2015 - 1:39am
May 11, 2015
Patrick Hope: Welcome to Preorder Bonus Stage!
Over my years of playing video games, one aspect that has progressively become a bigger and bigger deal has been preordering stuff. Before I got my video game news online, goodness knows I knew almost nothing about upcoming releases and certainly wouldn’t have gone to plunk down...
May 11, 2015 - 6:09pm
May 4, 2015
Patrick Hope: The biggest sleep
Satire is arguably one of the hardest sub-genres of comedy to pull off well. Sure, you can hit on something good, but more often than not, you’re going to get some disaster like WWE’s “Obama vs. Hillary” segment or the entirety of the “Scary Movie” franchise. This is no...
May 4, 2015 - 10:46pm
April 27, 2015
Hope: It's a secret to everybody
It should come as little surprise that one of the more common techniques I use in writing Welcome to Bonus Stage is to draw inspiration from a previous column. In the almost two years I've been doing this, I've managed to string together a few really long combos where one column...
April 27, 2015 - 8:54pm
April 20, 2015
Hope: Flawless victory
I was playing “Mortal Kombat X” (which is quite good, by the way) the other night when a thought came to me. “Mortal Kombat” has managed to stay largely relevant for more than 20 years at this point while walking a thin line of innovation and staying true to what made...
April 20, 2015 - 11:39pm