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Budget cut warnings may be harsher than reality

February 16, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON Get ready for two weeks of intensifying warnings about how crucial, popular government services are about to wither. Many of the threats could come true. Continue Reading

Dayton requests storm loans from federal government

August 15, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

ST. PAUL Gov. Mark Dayton wants the federal Small Business Administration to make low-interest loans available to repair homes and businesses and businesses damaged by storms and flooding in June. Continue Reading

Atomic worker claims advocates aghast at ‘Freddie,’ ‘Hannibal,’ other fictional names in fed manual

September 27, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Advocates for U.S. atomic workers sickened by radiation exposure say they’re stunned that a federal claims training manual uses fictional characters’ names, including an apparent reference to the disfigured villain of the “Nightmare on Elm Street” horror movies. Continue Reading

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U.S. Postal Service to allow the living to be featured on postage stamps

September 26, 2011 in INFORUM

WASHINGTON Who would you put on a stamp? Charlie Sheen? Lady Gaga? Yourself?
Hoping to boost sagging revenue, the U.S. Postal Service on Monday abandoned its longstanding rule that stamps cannot feature people who are still alive and is asking the public for suggestions.
It’s a first that means living sports stars, writers, artists and other prominent or not-so-prominent people could take their places in postal history next to the likes of George Washington, Martin Luther King Jr. and Marilyn Monroe. Continue Reading

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Government spending a point of discontent for disaster victims

September 26, 2011 in INFORUM

WATERBURY, Vt. For disaster victims rebuilding their homes, towns and lives, the anxiety is matched only by anger at Congress for entangling their future in a political battle over government spending.
A sharply divided Congress had repeatedly rejected a deal that included funding federal disaster assistance, raising fears that there would be no plan to continue aid for victims of disaster like storms Irene and Lee or the tornado in Joplin, Mo. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: Of the people, by the people and on the Internet

April 21, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

In the Age of the Internet, “public equals online,” as the Sunlight Foundation declares. The Senate should embrace the Public Online Information Act and the cost-effective boost in oversight, productivity and scholarship that it would bring. Continue Reading

GOP, Dems hold meeting as federal shutdown looms

April 6, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON (AP) Time growing short, Congress’ leaders reported making headway Wednesday in talks to cut spending and avert a partial government shutdown that the White House warned would hit U.S. combat troops abroad and taxpayer refunds from the IRS at home. Continue Reading

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Book brings GOP’s Pawlenty back to Iowa

January 29, 2011 in INFORUM

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Feds proposes graphic cigarette warning labels

November 10, 2010 in INFORUM

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UND department chair gets national post

October 16, 2010 in INFORUM

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