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Effort to raise ND oil tax not moving forward this year, backer says
Man charged with stealing Terra-cotta thumb during ugly sweater party
For the weary White House, Florida shooting offered a 'reprieve' from scandals
Brenner selected as next Grand Forks superintendent
Abentroth seeks ND's sole U.S. House seat
crime and courts
nation and world
5 things in food and agriculture we can agree on
Research shows consumers trust farmers
6 ways FFA prepares students for job interviews, future careers
What FFA meant to him: Young farmer sees big benefits
How healthy are the food options in your rural community?
place a business brief
Geology is destiny: A Q&A with John Bluemle
Badlands energy development focus of film
Why are gas prices going up?
Keystone XL pipeline gets enough shipper pledges to proceed
ND oil production moves into growth mode
Cold weather car safety
'Be our guest' to another Disney classic
'The Badlands Girl,' a western film produced in North Dakota
She didn't expect her video of a screaming Delta passenger would go viral - now she feels bad
Looking at life through the lens of war: DSU to present "Time Stands Still'
How a not-very-good skier ended up skiing at the Olympics
US men's hockey advances to quarterfinals with win over Slovakia
Third quarter smothering lifts Bowman County over Tigers
Cougars' win over Bison comes in final seconds
DHS girls stumble at Jamestown
Commentary: Why Facebook is afraid of Mueller
Commentary: Trump is ignoring the worst attack on America since 9/11
Commentary: The argument for gun control is myopic and shallow
Commentary: Why are natural disasters called an act of God?
Cramer's blind devotion to Trump has clouded his perspective
Ervin H. Godes
Helen E. Marsh
Theodora "Teddy" Sabrosky
James "Jim" Hauck
Donald & Angela
Synthetic ice, twice as nice!: Belfield’s skating rink enriches community
Guild Mortgage serves local community
A good year, a good meal: Burly’s Roughrider serves steaks and smiles
South Heart school addition finishes up
South Heart elementary principal is committed to her students
2018 Best Of The Western Edge Winners
5 places close to home to consider for your spring vacation
30 under 30
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