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MATTERS AT HAND: N.D. Democrats look back as 2012 campaign begins

March 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

It’s hard to be a pessimist in springtime. North Dakota Democrats pretty much proved that over the weekend. Their state convention in Grand Forks was full of brave talk. In fact, Democrats did well, finding credible, qualified candidates for every available statewide office. Continue Reading

Washing hands is best defense against common colds

January 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Dear Shirley, If you want to start a conversation around here in January, all you need to do is tell someone you have a cold. Turns out almost everybody either has a cold or knows someone who has been doing battle with sneezing, sniffling, bleary eyes, aching arms and legs. Well, it goes on and on. You may not know about the common cold when you live on the Arizona desert. Continue Reading