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Zaleski: Badlands glow at Cowboy Christmas

December 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

MEDORA
‘Cowboy Christmas” in this Badlands town was as down-to-earth and genuine as it gets. The tourist town at the entrance to the south unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park was in winter mode, which means few tourists were around. The str…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Zaleski: Badlands glow at Cowboy Christmas

December 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

MEDORA
‘Cowboy Christmas” in this Badlands town was as down-to-earth and genuine as it gets. The tourist town at the entrance to the south unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park was in winter mode, which means few tourists were around. The str…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Zaleski: It was as down and dirty as it gets

November 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

One of the legacies of North Dakota Measure 5, the conservation amendment, will be that lies writ large and told often can carry the day.
Yes, lies. That’s the word. It’s a fair characterization of the manner in which opponents of Measure 5 cond…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Zaleski: No food police in grandma’s kitchen

September 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

It’s the time of year when the food police concentrate on kids, their eating choices and school menus. The fashionable conclusion is that American children are fat, eat too much “junk” food, and the federal school lunch makeover is inspired. An…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Zaleski: Trusting, happy and satisfied: Really?

April 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

Two surveys by the Gallup organization go a long way to explain North Dakotans’ satisfaction with what some might define as the status quo. The results also suggest that the majority political class in the state can rest easy as election time nears…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Zaleski: Trusting, happy and satisfied: Really?

April 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

Two surveys by the Gallup organization go a long way to explain North Dakotans’ satisfaction with what some might define as the status quo. The results also suggest that the majority political class in the state can rest easy as election time nears…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Zaleski: After Beatles, nothing was the same

February 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

I’m not sure when the term “Beatlemania” became part of the language, but it was an apt description of what exploded onto the American scene in February 50 years ago. I remember the time as if it were yesterday.
I was a senior in high school. …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Zaleski: Dance bans: It’s deja vu all over again

September 15, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

So the kiddies at a Grand Forks school didn’t like dance rules and bolted to an off-school site so they could gyrate as pornographically as they pleased. What else is new? Continue Reading

Zaleski: Add a heavy to summer reading list

July 22, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Here are three suggestions for your summer reading. Two of the three might seem surprising choices, but bear with me. Sometimes a serving of heavier fare can be a satisfying literary treat. Continue Reading

Zaleski: The apple guilt trip was very short

July 16, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

I bought a couple of pounds of apples the other day and discovered they were Braeburns from New Zealand. New Zealand! Crisp and sweet, the imports were really good. Continue Reading