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Despite bone discovery, Cramer says tour should give Corps confidence to issue final easement
For Trump, challenging an election loss would be tough
East Coast cyber attack on web provider disrupts sites in U.S.
Actress Shailene Woodley pens essay about her arrest while protesting Dakota Access Pipeline
Port: Western North Dakota Democrats using interesting branding on campaign signs
crime and courts
nation and world
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
Coal prepares for carbon-free future as industry pushes developing commercially viable programs
Country superstar Garth Brooks signs Amazon streaming deal
Dickinson teen to receive Eagle Scout award
Irish singers headline concert series
Auxiliary sponsors Tour of Tables
U.S. breast cancer deaths drop; rate among white women falls most
Yoder, Midgets hope to savor experience at Saturday's state cross country meet
Dakota State matchup a tough test for Blue Hawks
9-man playoffs: Raiders set to face Honkers, record-setting QB Rodin
9-man playoffs: Holsteins 'peaking at the right time'
Wild stay unbeaten at home, trip up Maple Leafs
MCFEELY: National narrative over pipeline protest should be an eye-opener
LETTER: Who is "Vote Right 36?"
COLUMN: Despite Trump, demotic protest politics doesn't always fail
PORT: Democratic candidate calls for permanent Native American member of the Public Service Commission
Our View: Four for ND state offices
Allan Milton Wallman
Delia "Dee" Hammel
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
William H. Benson
August 24, 2016
Benson: Coyotes and prairie dogs on the Great Plains
SIDNEY, Neb. Vacation this summer took me to southeast Alaska, where I met the zoologist Brent Nixon. Each of his high-energy, hour-long lectures...
August 24, 2016 - 5:25pm
Benson: The origins of March Madness
SIDNEY, Neb. -- The NCAA basketball games are upon us, and March Madness has arrived. The team to watch in recent years has been the University of Connecticut, where basketball is king. The men won their last national championship, their fourth, in 2014, but the women point with pride...
March 24, 2016 - 5:49pm
November 18, 2015
Benson: Brainwashing into an ideology
SIDNEY, Neb. -- The Symbionese Liberation Army kidnapped 19-year-old Patty Hearst, a sophomore at the University of California, Berkeley, on Feb. 4, 1974. For the next 57 days, this small-time urban guerrilla organization detained Patty in a studio apartment’s closet, dressed only...
November 18, 2015 - 6:37pm
October 7, 2015
Benson: Mel Blanc’s comedy and tragedy
SIDNEY, Neb. Mel Blanc was known as “the man with a thousand voices” because he created voices for numerous cartoon characters. For Warner Bros., Mel was the voice of Wile Coyote, Speedy Gonzales, Pepe LePew, Foghorn Leghorn, Yosemite Sam, Sylvester the Cat, Tweety Bird, Porky...
October 7, 2015 - 5:31pm
July 15, 2015
Benson: Shakespeare and Lord Chamberlain’s men
STERLING, Colo. -- In the spring of 1594, 26 London actors joined together to create an acting company, the Lord Chamberlain’s Men. These actors included London’s leading dramatic actor at the time, Richard Burbage; plus Will Kempe, London’s leading comic actor; as well as Richard...
July 15, 2015 - 5:51pm
June 17, 2015
Benson: Suki Kim and Fathers’ Day
STERLING, Colo. On Sunday, June 25, 1950, North Korean bombs fell on Seoul, South Korea’s capital, and the civil war began. It ended three years later, on July 27, 1953, with the same division as it had begun, with the Korean peninsula divided into two parts at the 38th parallel...
June 17, 2015 - 11:25pm
April 8, 2015
Benson: Lincoln and the end of the Civil War
Abraham Lincoln recited the President’s oath of office on the Capitol’s steps at his second inauguration on Saturday, March 4, 1865. After four years of a ghastly series of bloody battles, the deaths of 620,000 men, and the dismemberment of thousands of others, the Civil War was...
April 8, 2015 - 5:51pm
March 11, 2015
Benson: The ugly history of kidnapping
In 1907, the author O. Henry wrote a short story he entitled “The Ransom of Red Chief.” In it, two crooks named Bill and Sam kidnap a red-headed boy in an Alabama town thinking that they will demand a ransom, but unaware that the boy is ornery. He throws rocks at them, claims...
March 11, 2015 - 5:33pm
December 17, 2014
Benson: Christmas stories
Della sold her hair to buy “a platinum watch fob” for Jim, her husband, and he sold his watch to buy “tortoise shell combs” for Della’s hair. On Christmas Day they opened their presents, and neither he nor she could enjoy his or her gift. Without her long hair, she no longer...
December 17, 2014 - 11:06pm
August 27, 2014
Benson: Remembering a generation’s jester
Robin Williams was born in 1951, and I in 1953. Due to his rapid-fire wit, his zany antics, and his overabundance of comedic talents, success came quick for him, more so than it did for others of our generation, who struggled for years to make a living. In 1978, when I was trying...
August 27, 2014 - 3:55pm
July 30, 2014
Benson: Competition vs. cooperation
Two boys were playing badminton, and because Andy played better than Bob, Andy won all the games. Bob threw down his racket, sat on a tree stump and said, “I won’t play anymore.” So Andy suggested a different game. “Bob, let’s see how long we can keep the bird going between...
July 30, 2014 - 6:26pm
June 18, 2014
Benson: The vision of President Obama and Chief Sitting Bull
Next week some 500 visitors will convene at the Real Bird Ranch, adjacent to the Little Bighorn Battle site, near Hardin, Mont., to watch the 21st annual Battle of the Little Bighorn re-enactment. For four days, men will dress in cavalry soldier uniforms and ride their horses in the...
June 18, 2014 - 6:17pm
March 27, 2014
Benson: Vladimir Putin and the Crimea
Three weeks ago, Hillary Clinton spoke at a fundraiser at Long Beach, Calif., and suggested that Vladimir Putin’s actions in Crimea equaled those of Adolf Hitler eight decades ago. She said, “Now if this sounds familiar, it’s what Hitler did back in the ’30s. All the Germans...
March 27, 2014 - 1:20pm
January 29, 2014
Benson: English vs. French
Edgar Allan Poe first saw in print his poem “The Raven” on Jan. 29, 1845. You might recall from high school literature that the raven visited the poet on a cold December night and would say only one word, “Nevermore,” a word that rhymed with the poet’s deceased lover, the...
January 29, 2014 - 2:49pm
June 20, 2013
Benson: The world needs the next personal computer-like idea
Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak grew up in the '60s, in California's counter-culture. The musician Bono explained their influence: "The people who invented the 21st century were sandal-wearing hippies from the West Coast, like Steve Jobs, because they saw differently. The hierarchical...
June 20, 2013 - 12:00am