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Trump attorney Michael Cohen withdraws libel lawsuits over Russia dossier
Abortion wars are heating up ahead of November elections
911 dispatcher sentenced to jail after hanging up on thousands of callers
Prosecutors will not file charges in overdose death of musician Prince
crime and courts
nation and world
Unnamed California investor buying up SD motels
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
Flaring policy changes keep benchmarks but give ND oil industry flexibility
Cargill Malt closing could raise tax rates in future in Stutsman County
One person killed when engine fails on Southwest flight, forcing emergency landing
place a business brief
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
Oil companies differ on plans to drill near Lake Sakakawea
State makes recommendations on federal carbon regulations
Area pagans, Wiccans explain ancient festivals that mark spring, summer
George W. Bush recalls his mother as strong, lucid and funny as she approached death
She calmly landed the Southwest flight and broke barriers as a fighter pilot
Welcome to Sarah's Culinary Q & A: How to slice an onion without crying
'One last time': Barbara Bush had already faced a death more painful than her own
NDSU extends football coach Chris Klieman's contract through 2023 season
Fargo-based Bell Bank announces partnership with Minnesota United soccer team
Twins' LaMarre ends Puerto Rico marathon in 16th
Paul, Rockets cruise past Wolves
Bruno Sammartino, 'Living Legend' king of pro wrestling, dies at 82
Analysis: Nikki Haley's extraordinary rebuke of the White House
Commentary: Is it time to stop electing sheriffs?
Commentary: Have North Dakota Democrats overplayed their hand politicizing Trump’s trade fight with China?
Commentary: Flying the Lt. Gov. across state for coin flip sure seems like a cavalier use of taxpayer resources
Commentary: After attacking Cramer as 'scam artist,' turns out Sen. Heitkamp has also paid her family with campaign cash
Irene I. Paulson
Rep. Josh Boschee
Louis L. Owen
A century of loving life, loving art: Dillon has plenty of parties planned
New weightlifting studio sees early success
A beautiful backyard
Veterans Pavilion, for those who served
New Methodist church honors past, anticipates future
Dairy farming is not only a job, but a lifestyle
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2018 Best Of The Western Edge Winners
5 places close to home to consider for your spring vacation
Benson: Dualism nothing new to this world
SIDNEY, NEB.—Human beings see opposites. They divide the world, its citizens and its ideas into just two camps. Instead of pointing to...
October 19, 2016 - 1:48pm
September 21, 2016
Benson: Some conclusions about old adages
SIDNEY, Neb.—In James Michener's book, "The Source," he created a fictional character who made a pest of himself among both friends and...
September 21, 2016 - 11:36am
June 1, 2016
Benson: America's long fight against cancer
SIDNEY, Neb. -- Beau Biden, the vice president’s son, passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2015, of brain cancer. He was 46. In January of this year, in his final State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama announced that he was naming his vice president, Joseph Biden, to spearhead...
June 1, 2016 - 5:23pm
May 6, 2016
Benson: Eviction an age-old problem in need of a solution
In 1890, a young Danish immigrant named Jacob Riis published his book, “How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York.”...
May 6, 2016 - 12:45am
April 20, 2016
Benson: Jane Goodall and the chimpanzees
SIDNEY, Neb. -- The adventure writer Edgar Rice Burroughs wrote some 80 novels based upon two characters: Tarzan and John Carter. Tarzan lived among the apes in Africa and John Carter transported himself from Earth to Mars, where he fought and conquered the Martians. In my younger...
April 20, 2016 - 10:56pm
April 8, 2016
Benson: Genocide and ethnic cleansing
SIDNEY, Neb. -- On Aug. 22, 1939, Nazi Germany’s troops, tanks and aircraft stood poised and prepared to attack Poland, its neighbor to the east, and on that day the Nazi’s dictator, Adolf Hitler, spoke. “Our strength,” he said, “consists in our speed and in our brutality.”...
April 8, 2016 - 11:10pm
January 21, 2016
Benson: America’s grand argument goes on
SIDNEY, Neb. Last month in Newsweek, columnist Kurt Eichenwald made a series of startling statements about the bitter divisiveness that separates Democrats and Republicans. He was incensed to learn that each political party tried to twist the blame upon the other for the San Bernardino,...
January 21, 2016 - 4:47pm
December 2, 2015
Benson: The ‘Black Swan’ has returned to Middle East
SIDNEY, Neb. -- In the book, “The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable,” author Nassim Nicholas Taleb describes the people of Lebanon, his native country. It was, he writes, “an example of coexistence,” “a mosaic of cultures and religions,” a place where “people...
December 2, 2015 - 5:41pm
November 5, 2015
Benson: China’s one-child policy
SIDNEY, Neb. -- The Chinese people felt an immediate sense of relief last Thursday when their government stated that it will permit married couples now to have two children. The government’s one-child policy has created “a demographic nightmare,” and its leaders now must address...
November 5, 2015 - 6:18pm
September 23, 2015
Benson: A fork in the road
SIDNEY, Neb. -- Yogi Berra played catcher for the New York Yankees for 19 years, from 1946 until 1965. Noted for his funny expressions, such as, “It ain’t over ‘till it’s over,” and “I didn’t say everything I said,” his most quoted malapropism is the gem, “When you...
September 23, 2015 - 6:03pm
August 27, 2015
Benson: Riffing on the America’s celebrity parade
STERLING, Colo. -- “Life is a lot like jazz,” said George Gershwin. “It is best when you improvise.” During the 2004 political debates, radio host Don Imus described the vice presidential candidates Dick Cheney and John Edwards as “Dr. Doom and the Breck Girl,” because...
August 27, 2015 - 11:48pm
August 12, 2015
Benson: The teacher who turns schools around
STERLING, Colo. -- "Miss! Miss! Why do you keep calling this a school?” asked Ashley. “This is not a school!” It was an awkward moment, at an assembly, in November of 2002. Because a fight had broken out that morning, the school’s new principal, an angry Linda Cliatt-Wayman,...
August 12, 2015 - 6:31pm
July 29, 2015
Benson: Hip-hop and Alexander Hamilton
STERLING, Colo. On the afternoon of July 18, President Barack Obama and his two daughters, Malia and Sasha, attended the new musical based upon Alexander Hamilton’s life, “Hamilton.” The popular play moved to Broadway, to the Richard Rodgers Theater, on July 13, after it received...
July 29, 2015 - 5:53pm
June 3, 2015
Benson: Futurology and the ‘Shape of Things to Come’
Fred and Wilma Flintstone lived in the past, George and Jane Jetson will live in the future, and Ralph and Alice Kramden live in the present. Although “The Flintstones” and “The Jetsons” were animated, the three fictional sitcoms, including “The Honeymooners,” follow similar...
June 3, 2015 - 10:50pm
February 25, 2015
Benson: Language barrier speaks more than words
To learn a second language is difficult, if not impossible. At an early age, a child learns to think in his or her first language, and so his or her brain is set, hardwired for that first language. After that, an adolescent or an adult cannot stop thinking in that first language and...
February 25, 2015 - 6:46pm