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OPINION: Profanity is tiny act of violence against kindness

August 25, 2011 in The Daily Republic

An “MF” here or an “FU” there might not constitute the unraveling of society, but each one uttered in another’s involuntary presence is a tiny act of violence against kindness, of which we surely could use more.
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GIAGO: Bachman, Perry leading to ‘Onward Christian Soldiers’

August 25, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Michele Bachman and Rick Perry appear to be leading a parade of GOP presidential candidates in front of a marching band playing “Onward Christian Soldiers.”
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OUR VIEW: Congrats to Wesleyan on yet another great project

August 25, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Progress continues at Dakota Wesleyan University, where construction is soon to begin on an impressive project that will bring a new health sciences center to the campus. School officials on Thursday announced a project to construct the $11.5 million building. Ground will be broken Sept. 30.
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Country newcomer to play free show at Corn Palace tonight

August 25, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Jason Jones is working to find his niche in the music industry.
With a voice fit for country ballads and a knack at the guitar, the newcomer should fit right in.
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Refineries likely to shut, gas prices likely to rise as Hurricane Irene nears

August 25, 2011 in Duluth News Tribune

East Coast refineries are likely to close in advance of Hurricane Irene’s arrival this weekend, analysts say. The shutdowns already are boosting gasoline prices. Continue Reading

New software means less-intrusive security scans at Twin Cities airport

August 25, 2011 in Duluth News Tribune

Federal officials say upgraded software will mean faster and less intrusive security scanning for passengers at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Continue Reading

While DOT lays plans, federal aid for highways runs out next month

August 25, 2011 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE The state Transportation Commission doesn’t know how much if any federal funding will be available for highway work after Sept. 30 when the latest extension by Congress expires.
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38 Special looks forward to rocking the Corn Palace

August 25, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Being a professional musician means never letting the fans see you sweat out a show, says 38 Special singer/guitarist Don Barnes.
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‘Something you never forget’: Pilots who flew on 9/11 tell their stories

August 25, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

It was such a clear day, perfect weather for a private pilot who was flying his little Piper plane north of Washington, D.C. Only trouble was, he had not watched a television or heard the radio all day, and it was Sept. 11, 2001. So he got quite a shock when he turned to see an F-16 flown by Lt. Col Dean Eckmann hovering right on his wing. Continue Reading

Lawmaker wants to revisit whether locked-out North Dakota workers are eligible for unemployment benefits

August 25, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

American Crystal Sugar workers at refining plants in North Dakota who are locked out in a contract dispute have been declared ineligible for unemployment benefits. Continue Reading