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Read it now: the SSA 2012 Disability Statistical Report
In 2012: Social Security disability benefits were paid to just over 10.1 million people. In December 2012, payments to disabled beneficiaries totaled about$10.9 billion. Disabled workers, as compar...
11/25/13 at 3:51 PM Is everyone covered by Social Security? 11/8/13 at 9:04 AM
Social Security announces benefit increase for 2014 10/30/13 at 10:29 AM
Platform for passion: Student Government invites campus to meet #BeSomebody founder Kash Shaikh on Friday
The initial intent of#BeSomebodywas to inspire its creator, Kash Shaikh, to live his life with passion. Now, Shaikh hopes others will use the hashtag when displaying their passions through digital ...
11/7/13 at 2:47 PM Famed civil rights leader Angela Davis to speak at next UND ‘Great Conversation’ at the Fritz 1/30/13 at 2:05 PM
Washington D.C. speaker will discuss agricultural biotechnology Dec. 12 12/11/12 at 3:11 PM
Is Homeschooling Better?
I work for a school district, so it seems odd for me to ask such a question. Then again, one sees the good and bad when on the inside. I've written about this before. But even though state schools h...
10/21/13 at 7:19 AM A Look at the United States Government Shutdown 10/17/13 at 9:02 AM
Mail Order Heroin 9/24/13 at 7:04 AM
Rural Reflections Radio
Here is this week's Rural Reflections Radio program, the Vacation...
10/11/13 at 5:43 AM The Vacation 10/6/13 at 7:16 AM
Reauthorization of Carl Perkins CTE Act...
The Carl D. Perkins Career & Technical Education Act, first authorized in 1984 and most recently reauthorized in 2006, provides federal funding and support for Career & Technical Education pro...
10/9/13 at 9:03 AM CTE Leaders Respond to Department of Education Perkins Blueprint... 4/20/12 at 7:48 AM
Are you smarter than a 9-year-old?
I am intrigued today by a story from the Associated Press out of Minneapolis about a 9-year-old boy who was able to grab another person's luggage off the baggage carousel, skip out of a lunch bill, ge...
10/6/13 at 12:38 PM The non-passage penalty - starting at $13,375,000 a day. 10/1/13 at 9:16 PM
Patriot or Traitor? 7/4/13 at 8:20 AM
Sorry, we're closed. A look at the government shutdown from Time For Kids
The federal government has shut down. What does this mean and why did it happen? Check out the following news story from Time For Kids. You'll also find an informative video of kids asking questions. ...
10/2/13 at 9:32 AM Newspaper Election Activities 11/1/12 at 7:50 AM
Weekly Memo 3-15-2013
Each Weekly Memo to the City Council and the agenda packet is also provided on theCity Councilweb page. WEEKLY UPDATE: MnDOT Funding Staff from the City and the MPO participated in a webinar this w...
3/15/13 at 3:45 PM Weekly Memo 3-8-2013 3/8/13 at 1:55 PM
Weekly Memo 2-1-13 2/1/13 at 5:30 PM
A few answers to fiscal cliff questions
The fiscal cliff is getting more and more attention with a Dec. 31 federal government deadline looming, but Americans seem to have a lot of questions: Just what is the fiscal cliff? The simple answe...
11/19/12 at 3:47 PM Different strokes for different social media accounts 7/14/12 at 9:11 AM
Local government lobbying costs up a bit 6/25/12 at 10:04 AM
Hoax message on Medicare rate hike
So, in our last post, we did a little fact checking on the health insurance numbers used during the presidential debate. Today, we've got another tidbit for you - this one about an email titled "a Mes...
10/9/12 at 12:22 PM
Daily Republic editor named to South Dakota task force on open records
MITCHELL, S.D. - Seth Tupper, the editor of The Daily Republic in Mitchell, S.D., recently was appointed to a state task force that will study open record and open meeting laws in the state, accordi...
8/24/12 at 9:58 AM
The Problem with Soccer in Germany Part 2: Fan Behavior- How the German Soccer Leagues should crack down on fan violence
Going to a soccer game on a Saturday at a German soccer stadium is a ritual for at least 10 million fans. For 90 minutes they enjoy the company of their friends and family, cheering for their favori...
6/7/12 at 3:30 AM Flensburg Point System Reform: A necessity for travel in Germany? 4/26/12 at 2:55 AM
5/22/12 at 4:49 AM Governor Art Link 6/2/10 at 12:53 PM
How to Fix Your (Broken) Grand Forks City Calendar 1/20/10 at 6:45 AM
Have you been to a protest lately? Tea Party? Occupy? Vietnam? We've all heard how protests are handled in China. Throughout my time there, I had heard from the locals and expats bits and pieces ab...
4/28/12 at 8:20 AM Hong Kong: From Me to You 4/14/12 at 8:47 AM
Goodnight, Space Shuttle Discovery
Space shuttle Discovery is headed to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. I remember scoffing when I first heard that people returned from space at an airport. That's ridiculous. Everyone...
4/18/12 at 7:03 AM