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Holten: Color is the key

July 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

What state has better sunsets than North Dakota? There is none. North Dakota is the king of sunsets, or at least the prince in waiting.
I saw one of those sunsets Monday night while driving in the countryside, while I was spooning a marshmallow sund…continue reading on

Baumgarten: I love my cat, the jerk

July 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

I’m an animal lover. Whenever I get out to the farm I always make a point to go outside and greet my fuzzy friends. It’s just in my nature.
For seven years, I essentially had to live without my very own four-legged friend. My college prohibited …continue reading on

Veeder: Imagining ourselves in warmer times

July 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

When Dad was recovering in the hospital this winter, the wind howling and blowing snow across the glow of the streetlights, we took turns sitting with him in that sterile room, keeping him company throughout the night so we didn’t have to worry abo…continue reading on

Patrick Hope: ‘Xenosaga:’ German words are fun!

July 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

In a gaming climate populated by sequels and copycats, there’s always going to be something admirable about games that absolutely swing for the fences by trying something crazy. And that’s what “Xenosaga” tries, or tried to do.
Back in 1998,…continue reading on

Monke: Soccer is a sport worth watching

June 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

As someone who spent nearly a decade watching sports for a living, I can tell you without pause that if you like sports at all, you should be watching World Cup soccer.
Now, first off, I won’t call it football. It may be football to the rest of th…continue reading on

Omdahl: Is voter ID program worth $700K?

June 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

During the 2014 election cycle, North Dakota will be spending $700,000 on advertisements to remind voters that they now need an ID to vote and that ID voting is as “easy as pie.”
The first defense for spending this huge sum of money is that it i…continue reading on

Veeder: Watford City celebrates 100 years

June 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

By the time you read this, the music will be over, the crowds will have cleared, the stage rolled out, all hands shaken and hugs given, saying look how far we’ve come.
By the time you read this, Watford City, my hometown, will have taken her first…continue reading on

Monke: It’s all worth it in the end

June 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

Four years ago this July, one of my best friends convinced me to go to the bar with him on a Wednesday night.
Back then, I was the newspaper’s sports editor, and Wednesday was one of my days off. I remember it had been a particularly draining day …continue reading on

Baumgarten: Summer is here

June 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. It might be a little shocking, even unbelievable.
Today is the first day of summer.
It’s hard to imagine that spring is gone, because it feels like it never came. Winter seemed to last forever and eve…continue reading on

Beef Talk: Cows are on high alert after calving

June 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

As the Dickinson Research Extension Center winds up May calving, the year has been good.
May calving involves pastures, grass and space. Because feed is not delivered in a bunk, the cow decides where she wants to be in the pasture and sets in motion…continue reading on