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East vs West: Gas prices higher in western North Dakota

May 25, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

A 50-cent difference between western and eastern gas prices has residents in the Oil Patch dishing out more money for fuel.
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Former Minn. Senate employee takes step toward lawsuit

March 21, 2012 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) A former Minnesota legislative employee who was fired after having an affair with the Senate majority leader planned to file a complaint Wednesday that could be a precursor to a lawsuit, his attorney said. Continue Reading

Cartoon by Michael Ramirez

February 24, 2012 in West Central Tribune

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Winona, Minn., 9-year-old suspended for groin grabs during Michael Jackson dance

February 6, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WINONA, Minn. (AP) A Catholic elementary school in Winona indefinitely suspended a 9-year-old student for mimicking Michael Jackson’s famous groin grab during a fundraiser. Continue Reading

Minn. senator quit leader post after accusations, top aide no longer employed by Senate

December 16, 2011 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Republican senators said Friday they confronted their majority leader about allegations of an improper relationship with an employee the night before she abruptly resigned her leadership post, the latest black eye for a party reeling from a wave of bad news. Continue Reading

Michael Jackson’s family calls for stiff sentence for Dr. Murray

November 29, 2011 in West Central Tribune

LOS ANGELES (AP) A lawyer for Michael Jackson’s family has told a judge sentencing the doctor who caused the singer’s death that the family is not seeking revenge but wants a stiff sentence that serves as a warning to opportunistic doctors.
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Familiarity reason why Jenkins signed with Vikings

August 15, 2011 in West Central Tribune

EDEN PRAIRIE Here’s a little-known piece of background on wide receiver Michael Jenkins: He picked up bowling as a hobby in college.
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Feds investigate reported double deaths of children

May 24, 2011 in DL-Online

Federal and tribal officials are investigating what neighbors say is the homicide of two young children in St. Michael, N.D., on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation. Continue Reading

Town, MnDOT mourn lost worker in flood accident

March 25, 2011 in West Central Tribune

CLEVELAND Wade Adams worked with Mike Struck for five years at the state highway department. He called Struck a leader and the kind of guy who always kept people smiling. Continue Reading

Assault allegedly motivated by bias

March 24, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON A Worthington man who attacked another man and broke his thumb is out of jail on a $2,500 non-cash bond after spending several days in jail. Continue Reading