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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

‘With This Ring’ is valuable wedding planning guide

January 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

With This Ring 2014 is now available on area newsstands and online at

In addition to containing a variety of information on planning your big day, financial planning and other aspects of marriage preparation, this wedding planne…continue reading on

Holten: Two-in-one Christmas

December 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

Guess what? By the time you read this I’ll have celebrated my second Christmas Day this year.
That’s right. There’s no use celebrating one a year when you can squeeze in two or three because, thanks to the way society has evolved over the last…continue reading on

For same-sex couples, a new tax form

October 14, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

North Dakota now has a tax form for married same-sex couples even though it doesn’t recognize such marriages. Continue Reading

Faces of the Boom: A match made in the Oil Patch

August 24, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WILLISTON Amanda Propper was so nervous for her first date in North Dakota, she had her friends wait across the street. Continue Reading

Commerce department updates insurers on same-sex insurance benefit coverage

August 3, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Because same-sex marriage in Minnesota is now legally allowed, the state’s Department of Commerce and Department of Health issued a joint bulletin to all insurers to provide guidance related to insurance coverage for dependents. Continue Reading

Governor proclaims ‘Freedom to Marry Day’

August 1, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Governor Mark Dayton issued a proclamation designating Thursday, August 1, 2013, to be “Freedom to Marry Day” in Minnesota. Continue Reading

It’s Our Turn: Waning weddings and vexing vows

July 3, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

The sanctity of marriage has indeed been defiled. This is not a new phenomena. It’s plagued American homes for half a century. Continue Reading

Man in Dakotas bigamy case won’t be prosecuted

June 27, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

ABERDEEN, S.D. A prosecutor has dismissed a bigamy case against a man who allegedly married a South Dakota woman while still married to a North Dakota woman, saying the case isn’t worth the time. Continue Reading

SD Supreme Court upholds law making bigamy a crime

June 13, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Michael Clements was living in Ashley, N.D., when he was charged with bigamy for marrying a woman in Aberdeen, S.D., in June 2011 before his divorce was final in a 2009 North Dakota marriage, according to court records. Continue Reading

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