May 4, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
‘Where Seldom Was Heard A Discouraging Word’ was the title chosen by Gov. William Guy for his summary of personal experiences during his 12 years as the state’s chief executive. Continue Reading
April 27, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
Dr. Oz, the TV guru on diets, has been touting all sorts of meals and concoctions to curb the obesity epidemic. In spite of his exhortations, Americans are continuing to balloon in their britches, raising the cost of health care for all of us. Continue Reading
April 13, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
“The federal census people are coming back,” Chief Security Officer Garvey Erfald half shouted as he entered the community hall where the members of the Homeland Security Committee were choosing chairs for the regular spring meeting. Continue Reading
March 23, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
Any legislator who didn’t come to Bismarck with a bill to reform the Board of Higher Education was simply left out of the conversation this session. Continue Reading
December 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
The chancellor of higher education, Hamid Shirvani, threw down the gauntlet when he announced that he would ask for 30 additional employees to help develop a progressive “big agenda” for the North Dakota University System. Continue Reading
December 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
After ranking Gov. Rick Perry of Texas as the worst candidate in 2012, The Washington Post turned around and proclaimed Heidi Heitkamp as the best.
The Post pointed out that Mitt Romney garnered 58 percent of the 323,000 votes in North Dakota while Barack Obama received only 39 percent. The Post was impressed with Heitkamp’s ability to overcome this gap of 19 percent and make it to a bare 50 percent plus. Continue Reading
November 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
“I’m headin’ west to work on the big pyramid they’re building out by Williston,” Garvey answered confidently.
Olga Danske jumped to her feet.
“That’s an evil thing,” she declared, shaking her index finger at Garvey. “It’s the Tower of Babel all over again.” Continue Reading