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In North Carolina, everyone agreed it was election fraud
Two dead after Venezuelan national guard opens fire on opposition supporter
R. Kelly charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse
Trump administration bars family planning clinics that provide abortion referrals from $286 million program
SD Capitol notebook: Democrats accuse Republicans of abusing system, assigning committees to ensure bill outcomes
crime and courts
nation and world
Cold temperatures take toll on cattle herds
Agricultural workers may soon be made of tech and steel
As bankruptcies rise, farmers and lenders hope for big harvests, rise in crop prices
Megatrends in Agriculture: Technology on the Farm
Grand Forks, Fargo medical marijuana dispensaries will have same supplier
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New Energy presses on with ND cellulosic ethanol plant plans
Rob Port: Public Service Commission says North Dakotans can be charged for green energy policies in other states
EPA announces plan to ease carbon emissions rule for new coal plants
Truce or not, US soy, liquefied natural gas look unappetizing now for China
EPA to meet with North Dakota coal, oil industries in Bismarck
10 ways to refresh your kitchen if you can't do a full renovation
Three people diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease after visiting hotel water park in Casselton
Five cases of mumps in North Dakota re-ignite support for vaccinations
PETA honors Alexandria dog for rescuing elderly neighbor
Growing Together: A film that's changing the way we landscape
'We don't want it to end': Dickinson High takes home fourth consecutive state title
Trinity clinches top seed in Region 7 Tournament with triumph at Killdeer
Midgets advance to fifth-place game with win over Minot
Dickinson cracks down on defense to defeat Saints
Midgets suffer heartbreaking loss to Watford City to end season
Port: Offer of free ballet tickets sets off emailed war of words among lawmakers, Measure 1 activist
Plain Talk Podcast: Prisons head decries conditions at New England women's prison, says one inmate pulled her own tooth
Commentary: Investigating gay Catholic priests will reveal much about church
Bender: Time for a current events quiz
Plain Talk Podcast: Closer look at Bakken oil boom crime stats paints a different picture
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New weightlifting studio sees early success
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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
June 15, 2018
Becoming dog -- a work in progress
The yellow dog and I were off on a two-hour jaunt in the woods the other day. She would lark ahead, following the trail and her nose. At intervals,...
June 15, 2018 - 7:30am
June 1, 2018
Commentary: Packing up, and pondering what might lie ahead
DULUTH — I spend isolated moments of each day now anticipating an upcoming adventure. Six of us — trail-tested friends — will...
June 1, 2018 - 6:03am
May 25, 2018
Commentary: Bison passage: Good times in the Badlands
MEDORA, N.D. — We're trying to give the two bison a wide berth, but it isn't easy. We're hemmed in in a tiny meadow bordered by a wall...
May 25, 2018 - 9:41am
May 18, 2018
Commentary: The unexpected pleasures of running in the rain
I wasn't sure I wanted to go. A steady rain tapped on the porch roof. The temperature was 37 degrees on this early May morning. But I had told...
May 18, 2018 - 7:08am
April 29, 2018
Moments along the way spiced 38 years on the job
Here's how it begins: I leave home with a notebook in my pocket and camera gear in my backpack. I drive for two or three hours and hop in a boat...
April 29, 2018 - 1:30pm
April 26, 2018
The trout don't know how lucky they are
Well, we're not headed up to the canoe country to go lake trout fishing this spring. Or so it appears. The ice has us. Four of us make the trip...
April 26, 2018 - 5:11pm
April 22, 2018
Sam Cook: Heading down a new trail with plenty of old friends
I visited my friend Jeff Rennicke's writing studio in Bayfield years ago. It was a simple room, bare of most distractions, but on the wall above...
April 22, 2018 - 6:00am
April 13, 2018
On a shelf, long forgotten, a lifetime's worth of goals
The manila file folder was stuck in alongside some of my old trip journals on a bookshelf. "What's this?" I thought. I pulled it out and opened it up the other day. Inside were, among other things, a couple of sheets of notebook paper with my handwriting on them. "Exercise No. 9,"...
April 13, 2018 - 6:00am
April 6, 2018
Stopping in the woods on a crunchy morning
The previous day's moderate thaw is history. I stride along a refrozen trail at dawn. My ice cleats, stretched over a pair of running shoes,...
April 6, 2018 - 6:32am
March 30, 2018
Teachable moment: A roomful of fourth-grade writers
DULUTH — They came filing in, led by their teachers, class by class. Fourth-graders. Three classes. About 90 students in all. They filed...
March 30, 2018 - 10:20am
March 23, 2018
Rare lynx sighting highlights a day on the ice
SAGANAGA LAKE, GUNFLINT TRAIL — We must have noticed the animal at about the same time. Two of us were riding two-up on a snowmobile, heading back to our cabin last weekend after a day of lake trout fishing. The late-afternoon sun was bathing a bay on the U.S. side of Saganaga...
March 23, 2018 - 6:37am
February 25, 2018
Unexpected Olympic moments up a frozen river
DULUTH—I put my snowshoes on quickly and dropped into the river valley. Down here, the wind couldn't find me. Snow swirled into the river...
February 25, 2018 - 6:08am
February 11, 2018
Changing landscapes: When a hunting or fishing territory slips away
An angler I know was talking about a lake where he used to fish. Crappies, as I recall. Somewhere near Bemidji. "But then the college kids found...
February 11, 2018 - 7:40am
February 2, 2018
Trip talk unloads the weight of winter
The email came from a friend up the shore. Subject line: "Mid-winter." He had purchased some maps of Saskatchewan and Manitoba, he wrote. He...
February 2, 2018 - 6:32am
January 5, 2018
Some thoughts on the trail must be put on hold
This will sound crazy, I know. But maybe I am not alone. Sometimes, when I'm out with one of my friends — biking or hunting or paddling or...
January 5, 2018 - 7:13am