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Obama invokes ND woman as he calls impact of government shutdown ‘heartbreaking’

October 7, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON — Saying the U.S. government shutdown was having a “heartbreaking” impact on ordinary Americans, President Barack Obama on Saturday renewed his call on congressional Republicans to end the five-day stalemate and pass a funding bill without conditions. Continue Reading

When it comes to sugar, Fargo man ‘knew enough was enough’

October 5, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Josh Grover’s sweet tooth had become a problem. But his body craved sugar and he complied with his soft drink of choice, Mountain Dew.
His daily dose averaged three 20-ounce bottles, loaded with sugar in the form of corn sweetener. Continue Reading

Military service a family affair

July 3, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

CASSELTON – When Diane Moderow joined the North Dakota Air National Guard’s Happy Hooligans in the late 1970s, the numbers of women involved were “few and far between,” she said. Continue Reading

Dickinson vet honors deceased vets

May 24, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Four grave markers in the Dickinson Cemetery serve as memorials to veterans who were killed in action during World War II, though their remains were never recovered. It’s their memory that counts to Vietnam veteran Brian Benesh, who has placed miniature American flags on their grave markers, as well as those of nearly 860 others for Memorial Day. Continue Reading

Is oil securing America?

March 15, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Is drilling for North Dakota oil in the Bakken strengthening America’s national security position? Continue Reading

Fat and getting fatter: U.S. obesity rates to soar by 2030

September 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

If Americans stick to their eating and exercise habits, future historians will look back on the early 21st century as a golden age of svelte. Continue Reading

Denial defines America’s perception of equality; Women’s group: Nation nowhere near ‘gender-blind’

July 17, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

MOORHEAD, Minn. While the gender revolution may seem like a bra-burning movement of the past, the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota says Americans are nowhere near “gender-blind.” Continue Reading

Singing soldier whose combat injuries were questioned cut from ‘America’s Got Talent’

June 27, 2012 in West Central Tribune

LOS ANGELES The singing former soldier whose battle injury claims were questioned sang his last song on “America’s Got Talent.” Continue Reading

US coal use falling fast; utilities switch to gas

June 12, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

NEW YORK (AP) America is shoveling coal to the sidelines. Continue Reading

Read Across America

March 2, 2012 in West Central Tribune

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