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A ‘Dakota Death Trip:’ Fargo man chronicles life and death on the Northern Plains in blog

April 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — Derek Dahlsad finds himself drawn to reminders of a time when life on the Dakota prairie could be capriciously cruel in surprising ways.
The Fargo man writes a blog called “Dakota Death Trip,” which describes its mission as chronicling…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Jacobs: Newspapers emerge from manufacturing process

September 23, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

It’s easy to forget that the newspaper is essentially a manufactured item until something in the manufacturing process breaks down. Continue Reading

Legislators differ on publishing public employee benefits in SD

February 27, 2013 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE The Legislature may require the publication of the full package of benefits for each school, city or county employee.
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TUPPER: News will live forever, even if paper doesn’t

February 20, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Stories about the decline of printed products are as clichéd as the stiffly coiffed hair atop a television anchor’s head. Continue Reading

Commentary: Why doomsayers are wrong about newspapers

January 26, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

It seems like each time a newspaper implements a bold new strategy or deviates from the traditional model, pundits interpret those changes as acts of desperation. Ironically, these are often the same pundits who claim newspapers are not innovating and transforming fast enough. Continue Reading

OUR VIEW: Keep legals in the paper

January 18, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Probably one of the most popular features in our newspaper published Thursday on Page B7. City of Mitchell employees every last one of them had their salaries declared for all to see.
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Argus Leader apologizes for falsely reporting McGovern death

October 20, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Technical error blamed for erroneous story on newspaper’s website. Continue Reading

Hagerty to be honored by USA Today founder

October 3, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Six decades after they worked together at the University of South Dakota’s student newspaper, Al Neuharth, 88, and Marilyn Hagerty, 86, are reuniting. Neuharth, the founder of USA Today, on Thursday will present his one-time editor at USD’s Volante student newspaper with the 2012 Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media. Continue Reading

SD newspapers bow out of fight for 3 percent hike for legal notices

September 11, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE The Legislature’s rules review committee has canceled a Wednesday hearing about increasing the prices which government bodies pay newspapers for public-notice advertising.
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MERCER: For newspapers, crunch has come on mail, legals

September 4, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Back when I was a boy, we didn’t have the Internet. We had twice-daily mail service, however, and Saturday mail service.
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