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Sarah Speaks: A closer look at the Internet

January 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

The invention of the Internet has become one of the greatest technological changes and has impacted the lives of Americans economically and socially.
In today’s world, almost anything can be found on the Internet and it has an impact on almost eve…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Burgess: Who’s the most famous North Dakotan?

January 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — For a state that claims to be “legendary,” you’d think there would be more famous people.
Spurred by a recent debate about the historical merits of Lawrence Welk’s boyhood home, a reporter set out last week to ask a lot of people a…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Burgess: Who’s the most famous North Dakotan?

January 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — For a state that claims to be “legendary,” you’d think there would be more famous people.
Spurred by a recent debate about the historical merits of Lawrence Welk’s boyhood home, a reporter set out last week to ask a lot of people a…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Barone: Population declining in states with high dependence on government

January 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Michael Barone / Syndicated Columnist

The Census Bureau’s holiday treat is its release of annual state population estimates, to be digested slowly in the New Year.
The headline from this year’s release is that population growth from July 2…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Barone: Population declining in states with high dependence on government

January 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Michael Barone / Syndicated Columnist

The Census Bureau’s holiday treat is its release of annual state population estimates, to be digested slowly in the New Year.
The headline from this year’s release is that population growth from July 2…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Kemp: Fireballs jeopardize oil-by-rail business

January 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

By John Kemp / Reuters

LONDON — The rising number of serious accidents involving oil tank cars over the past 12 months suggests that shippers are underestimating the safety risk of transporting crude by rail.

If the industry and regulators do…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Kemp: Fireballs jeopardize oil-by-rail business

January 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

By John Kemp / Reuters

LONDON — The rising number of serious accidents involving oil tank cars over the past 12 months suggests that shippers are underestimating the safety risk of transporting crude by rail.

If the industry and regulators do…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Analysis: The issues and interests behind North Dakota’s higher ed crisis

February 5, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

North Dakota looks poised for a big fight over higher education. Governing the state’s colleges and universities has bedeviled the state since the beginning, and there have been several crises. The current situation seems heading in that direction. Continue Reading

Obamacare ruling: The Supreme Court’s unusual moment in the spotlight

June 27, 2012 in The Daily Republic

WASHINGTON Calculating who will write the final decision of the Supreme Court’s term is a game that usually interests only a small band of lawyers, professors, reporters and politicos who obsess over the justices’ every footnote. Continue Reading

ANALYSIS: Disgruntled GOP base exposed further by Romney losses

March 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Mitt Romney’s losses in Alabama and Mississippi underscore a stark reality: The core of his party does not want him. Rick Santorum’s success and Romney’s failure exposed deep divisions within a party torn between a conservative base that’s looking for a candidate who is pure on GOP orthodoxy and the rest of the party, which is looking for a nominee able to beat President Barack Obama. Continue Reading