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Bakken: The ties that bind, and cost

October 7, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

The cost of raising a child until age 18 costs roughly one-quarter of a million dollars, a recent federal study says. Continue Reading

Ryan Bakken: Grandmas provide answer to grinding

September 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Thank goodness that my days as a serial high school dance chaperone came last decade, not this one. Continue Reading

Bakken: A good argument for school before Labor Day

September 14, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

There are two sides to every issue, even when Junior and Missy have smoldered in classrooms as temperatures flirted with triple digits. Continue Reading

Ryan Bakken: Oil wells and well-being

August 27, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

The state of well-being in North Dakota has dramatically declined. Apparently, you can blame it on beer. Continue Reading

Bakken: Another take on the news

August 7, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

No news is good news. Most news is bad news. Continue Reading

Bakken: Family chooses vacations with a dartboard

July 23, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Badger may be the Mallard Capital of Minnesota, but it’s usually not a summer vacation destination spot. Continue Reading

Bakken: ND has much to offer without Mount Rushmore

July 15, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

A recent AAA Travel ad portrays Mt. Rushmore as being in North Dakota. Oops. Continue Reading

Bakken: New, desirable norm with tobacco

July 9, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Usually, cultural change in North Dakota starts in the bigger cities and seeps down to less populated towns. Continue Reading

Bakken: ND has some numbers to brag about

March 20, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

We’re coming. We’re coming. Look out, Minnesotans. Continue Reading

RYAN BAKKEN: Working hard just to be overweight

January 11, 2013 in Grand Forks Herald

Ten days ago, a released study showed that overweight people live longer than those of normal weight. Now they tell me. Now, after buying a fitness club membership? Now, after pints, gallons, maybe even acre-feet, of sweat rolling off my forehead onto the treadmill? Continue Reading