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Omdahl: Yes, Virginia, there still is a Santa Claus

December 21, 2013 in Uncategorized

In 1897 — 116 years ago — 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon asked her father if there was a Santa Claus. He passed the buck to the editors of the New York Sun, where veteran newsman Francis Church responded with an editorial called “Yes, Virginia,…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Omdahl: Yes, Virginia, there still is a Santa Claus

December 21, 2013 in Uncategorized

In 1897 — 116 years ago — 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon asked her father if there was a Santa Claus. He passed the buck to the editors of the New York Sun, where veteran newsman Francis Church responded with an editorial called “Yes, Virginia,…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Shoes going on display at mall: They represent people affected by domestic violence, sexual assault

November 21, 2013 in Uncategorized

The shoes in the Buffalo Mall concourse between Saturday and Monday aren’t for sale — each one of the 110 pairs represents a Jamestown-area victim of domestic violence or sexual assault in 2012.
“We’re trying to raise awareness in the commun…continue reading on jamestownsun.com

NDSU faculty, staff push for discount for same-sex partners of employees

October 17, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Faculty and staff groups at North Dakota State University have proposed extending tuition breaks for spouses and children of employees to also include same-sex partners. Continue Reading

Help available for veterans

August 8, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Last week, veterans outreach staff from U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar’s office toured the state to host forums offering information about opportunities for veteran benefits.
They stopped in Alexandria Thursday along with several state agency representatives. Continue Reading

Amendment would lock out locked out workers from benefits

March 12, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Locked out employees would not receive unemployment benefits under an amendment added Monday to a state Job Service bill. Continue Reading

Do you receive federal benefits? Switch deadline looming

February 7, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

The U.S. Department of the Treasury reported that 5 million checks continue to be mailed to federal beneficiaries each month. On March 1, 2013, the electronic payment law goes into effect and the Treasury Department is urging Social Security and other federal benefit recipients to switch now to either direct deposit or the Direct Express Debit MasterCard card. Continue Reading

Unemployment benefits for locked out workers considered

January 29, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK – After 31 years as a teacher, Sen.Phillip Murphy, D-Portland, said if he were locked out of his job “it would rock my world.” Continue Reading

Bells begin ringing Friday for Salvation Army

November 15, 2012 in The Jamestown Sun

With the need for assistance growing in the area, the Salvation Army has upped its Kettle Campaign goal by $28,000 even though the church fell short of last year’s goal.
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OUR OPINION: Council right to raise the ‘raise’ issue

September 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Kudos to Grand Forks City Council President Hal Gershman, who called for a review of the city’s processes for giving raises and promotions. Continue Reading