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Legislative notebook: Lockout extension out
By Don Davis Minnesota senators removed extended unemployment benefits for workers locked out by employers in labor disputes during a Friday bill debate The provision was a Democratic response to a 20...
4/19/13 at 6:21 PM Legislative notebook: House DFL wants $250 million in property tax relief 4/3/13 at 10:03 AM
Legislative notebook: Dayton backs new Iron Ore Alliance 2/21/13 at 9:47 AM
Today I want to share with you something that was shared on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Facebook Page. I re-posted it on Veteran Suicides - America's Shame Facebook Page, but I thought I s...
4/8/13 at 5:38 PM START SHRIEKING! 3/17/13 at 9:39 AM
There is no cheer for those who live the reality of the statistics... 12/24/12 at 9:15 PM
Newest Annual Statistical Supplement now online
The Annual Statistical Supplement, 2012 just became available online at http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/supplement/2012/index.html. There is a massive amount of interesting information here,...
2/7/13 at 12:36 PM U.S. Treasury requires electronic (direct) deposit by March 1, 2013 – GO Direct now 12/7/12 at 5:35 AM
Social Security & DoD use electronic medical records to reduce application time 5/1/12 at 8:30 AM
What is the difference between Veterans Day and Memorial Day?
Many people confuse these two holidays. Here is some information explaining the differences from the FREE 2012 Veterans Day Teacher Resource Guide from the Department of Veterans Affairs. To download ...
11/9/12 at 3:56 PM FREE Resource Our Veterans Sharing Their Stories 11/8/12 at 9:42 AM
2012 FREE Teacher Resource Guide for Veterans Day 11/7/12 at 9:46 AM
Benefit planned for wife, baby son of Grand Forks County sheriff's deputy injured in 2006
A November benefit is planned to help the wife and son of a Grand Forks County sheriffs deputy who himself has overcome adversity. Chris Huttons right leg was amputated below the knee after Hutton,...
9/11/12 at 4:00 PM
Future education center in D.C. will honor N.D. veterans
Editors Note: This story is part of an occasional series about the nations commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. President Barack Obama recently proclaimed May 28, 2012, through No...
7/21/12 at 5:40 AM Readers share Vietnam War memories 7/4/12 at 6:00 AM
Oregon man brings veterans cause to N.D. Capitol 7/7/11 at 10:23 AM
Shrapnel pierced his pocket testament
On this Veterans Day, 2011, Id like to share with my blog readers a column I wrote for the Herald on Veterans Day 2000. It was after returning from a place in southwest North Dakota that Ive never for...
11/11/11 at 11:00 AM Back to Branson one more time 10/27/10 at 1:59 PM
Project New Hope
I am going to present a recipe for a bad day and you tell me when it starts to taste little familiar. First start out with three cups of fatigue then fold in hopelessness and an inability to f...
7/15/11 at 10:44 AM
Remembering the dead
By the time the Civil War ended in 1865, the United States had sustained severe casualties, with the total number of dead soldiers estimated at 620,000. It has been our deadliest war, pitting family ...
5/27/11 at 12:00 AM Red Poppies 11/9/10 at 7:17 PM
Jumping into Lake Okabena in January 1/15/10 at 12:00 AM
Had a great time being photographed on the Veterans Memorial motorcycle this week. Even the weather cooperated. And, yes, I am a veteran. I may not have been aparticularlygood soldier, but I am a vete...
4/9/11 at 6:59 AM
UND Veteran-friendly policies in place for deployments, disaster-response call ups and just to say â€˜thanksâ€™ to those who served
Ever since President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Servicemens Readjustment Act of 1944, American military servicemen and women have been enjoying the just perks of a college education courtesy of ...
4/7/11 at 10:42 AM Here's to those who served -- on Veterans Day! 11/10/10 at 4:25 PM
Support for Dragon veterans
It looked like a television live remote van parked outside Owens Hall. It wasn't. The Department of Veterans Affairs has launched a fleet of Mobile Vet Centers-- 50 nationwide-- to help war zone veter...
3/7/11 at 2:25 PM Our Dragon veterans 11/10/10 at 5:33 PM
Americans are big on volunteering. People volunteer everywhere, in schools, senior centers, hospitals, and many other non-profit organizations. They volunteer in local communities and on mission trips...
4/8/10 at 6:15 PM
Celebrate Scouting by Sending Letters
Celebrate Scouting with the Boy Scouts of America and the United States Postal Service! In 2010, the year of our 100th Anniversary, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) will receive an incredible honor fr...
12/11/09 at 8:07 AM Salute to Veterans 11/11/09 at 11:51 AM
Wistful Wednesday: Veterans
This is a photograph taken on November 27, 1950 at Camp Pickett, Virginia. My Dad is the young man in the front row on the far right. My Dad was fighting in Korea when I was born. Some days he talks ...
11/11/09 at 5:11 AM Bunker Hill 8/24/09 at 10:20 AM