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Omdahl: The immigrant said, ‘Sorry kid, but the boat is full’

July 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

In 1883, Emma Lazarus wrote “The New Colossus,” a sonnet that now graces the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.
“Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand.
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Four sheriff candidates make their case

July 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

To provide voters with more information about the Douglas County sheriff’s race, the newspaper sent questionnaires to the four candidates.

They include incumbent Sheriff Troy Wolbersen and challengers Rich Homan, Scot Umlauf and Greg Windhurst.
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House races bringing in big bucks

July 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Everyone knew that U.S. Sen. Al Franken and Mike McFadden will run rich campaigns if they face off in November, as expected, but a couple of mostly rural U.S. House races involve more money than usual.
In the 7th district, taking in a h…continue reading on dglobe.com

Simpson says he’d bring rural voice to lieutenant governor post

July 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

Former state representative Dean Simpson of Perham and Kurt Zellers, a Republican candidate for governor, served in the House together.

Last year, when Zellers announced his campaign, he asked Simpson to lend him a hand. This past May, he asked hi…continue reading on echopress.com

Stenehjem says N.D. Industrial Commission violated open records law with records delay

July 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — The North Dakota Industrial Commission violated the state’s open records laws by taking almost two months to fulfill a request for thousands of pages of meeting minutes, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem — who sits on the commission — …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

EPP: Imagine having Islamic terrorists just two counties away

July 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

Imagine if Islamic terrorists occupied the biggest city two counties over. How confident would you feel that they will stay put and leave you and your community alone?

That’s the dilemma that faces my Kurdish and international friends in Erbil, th…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

EPP: Imagine having Islamic terrorists just two counties away

July 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

Imagine if Islamic terrorists occupied the biggest city two counties over. How confident would you feel that they will stay put and leave you and your community alone?

That’s the dilemma that faces my Kurdish and international friends in Erbil, th…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Obama rips Republicans in Minneapolis speech

June 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

BILL SALISBURY
St. Paul Pioneer Press

MINNEAPOLIS — It was billed as an economic policy address, but President Barack Obama used a friendly venue in Minneapolis on Friday to unload on congressional Republicans, accusing them of doing the biddin…continue reading on dglobe.com

U.S. allows condensate oil exports, after light refining

June 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON – U.S. officials have told energy companies that they may export a variety of ultra-light oil if it has been minimally refined, an apparent marginal loosening of a decades-old ban on selling U.S. crude abroad.

The U.S. Department of Com…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

U.S. allows condensate oil exports, after light refining

June 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON – U.S. officials have told energy companies that they may export a variety of ultra-light oil if it has been minimally refined, an apparent marginal loosening of a decades-old ban on selling U.S. crude abroad.

The U.S. Department of Com…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com