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Brock: Where did my summer go?

August 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

What the heck happened? I went to sleep on May 15, woke up yesterday morning and it was the first day of August.
I feel like I’m in a “Twilight Zone” episode. One minute I fall asleep, dreaming of soaking up summer sun and enjoying all the gre…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Brock: Where did my summer go?

August 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

What the heck happened? I went to sleep on May 15, woke up yesterday morning and it was the first day of August.
I feel like I’m in a “Twilight Zone” episode. One minute I fall asleep, dreaming of soaking up summer sun and enjoying all the gre…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Dennis: UND should get after a new nickname

July 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

There’s no need for the University of North Dakota to be shy at this point about choosing a new nickname.
But shy is how UND is choosing to proceed. That’s shown by comments such as this one, which Forum News Service reporter Anna Burleson quote…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Dennis: UND should get after a new nickname

July 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

There’s no need for the University of North Dakota to be shy at this point about choosing a new nickname.
But shy is how UND is choosing to proceed. That’s shown by comments such as this one, which Forum News Service reporter Anna Burleson quote…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Mayor’s Minute: Thoughts from Sara Carlson, Alexandria Mayor, The buzz on Broadway

July 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

Crisp, clean white light on Broadway

This week I wrote my article from Washington, D.C., where I attended an energy summit on Capitol Hill.
Al Crowser, manager of ALP Utilities, John Perino, board of directors of ALP Utilities and a member of the…continue reading on echopress.com

Godfrey: My kind of problems

July 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

I like that “First World problems” has become such a popular phrase. It refers, of course, to things that can be seen as problems only by people who enjoy wealth and prosperity.
Even though its use is satirical, the joke serves as a good reminde…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Godfrey: My kind of problems

July 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

I like that “First World problems” has become such a popular phrase. It refers, of course, to things that can be seen as problems only by people who enjoy wealth and prosperity.
Even though its use is satirical, the joke serves as a good reminde…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Omdahl: The immigrant said, ‘Sorry kid, but the boat is full’

July 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

In 1883, Emma Lazarus wrote “The New Colossus,” a sonnet that now graces the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.
“Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand.
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Column: When getting on the road again, know you’ve come a long way

July 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — How are you getting along with the trio of U.S. 59-Minnesota 60 roundabouts on Worthington’s east side? You think traffic is moving faster, moving easier, than it did before?
I will confess. The first time I made a return trip thro…continue reading on dglobe.com

Rhoades: Small town style

July 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

Sweatpants. Baggy, holey T-shirts and a $2 pair of flip-flops. I’ll admit it, I’ve left the house in my pajamas once or twice. Most days, I would rather sleep for five more minutes than run a flat iron through my hair. But, when I don’t take th…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com