CONFESSIONS OF A (FORMER) FAT GIRL Race reports, doctor appointments, goals and more
So, hey. How ya doing? I guess it's been a little while, huh? If you were to check my blog each year at around this time of year, you would probably find the same thing - few and far between posts.
S... Posted on 12/5/13 at 10:13 PM
PEACE GARDEN MAMA II meaningful mondays: exploring joy
[So that I can share my weekly faith columns that run in our daily newspaper, Meaningful Mondays will be a duplication of those essays, published Saturdays in The Forum and reprinted here with permiss... Posted on 1/21/13 at 12:08 AM
JIMMY JABBER Flood proved worth of electronic media
Duluth was treated to Mother Natures softer side during Grandmas Marathon weekend so much so that the News Tribune pointed it out in the headline of a follow-up story Monday.
What she brought out ... Posted on 6/23/12 at 11:00 PM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Stadium backers don't believe everything they read
Dont believe everything you read, especially in sports blogs and columns about government issues.
That is what some Minnesota politicians say after dealing with Vikings stadium issues for months, or ... Posted on 4/23/12 at 2:13 AM
OH LOOK, A SHINY THING! Plagiarism in North Dakota, Minnesota
One of the biggest stories of the day is this sad tale of a 28-year journalism veteran who allegedly plagiarized most of the columns he wrote in North Dakota and Minnesota.
Jon Flatland even won an a... Posted on 3/9/12 at 11:09 AM
It was bitterly cold outside the other night at my lake cabin, my reluctance to close it up for the winter now edging into the second week of December. Outside, great pillows of snow adorned the cluster of needles on the pine trees.
Customers were lined up to the entrance of Grand Forks’ Tim Hortons store on its first day of business Friday afternoon. The crowd for the Canadian doughnut-and-coffee shop had been that way since about 6 a.m., said Jamie Revenelle, a manager.
Christopher Bjorke & John Hageman
, December 06, 2013
In the late 1990s, more than 400,000 Americans belonged to grassroots investment clubs, pooling their money in an attempt to strike it rich. An investment group of 14 women who live in Mayville and the surrounding area has faired rather well. Since 1997, they have reached $122,000.
Last week, in between bites of chicken casserole, my husband shot a coyote off our deck. A quick glance out the window as the sun was setting sent him flying from his seat muttering and cussing as he ran to the back of the house to retrieve his gun.
One of the most beautiful traditions of the Christmas season in Grand Forks unfolds Sunday in United Lutheran Church. There, with candles flickering in the windows at 4 p.m., some of the finest musicians in the area will perform.
Everybody has their holiday traditions. As a kid, my family put up the Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving while watching “A Christmas Story.” Christmas being my favorite holiday, and being a Christmas Eve baby, this event always had special meaning for me.
Helping local law enforcement is all well and good.
But that’s not why the United States beefed up the Border Patrol along the Canadian border to 10 times its pre-Sept. 11 size, an expansion documented in a recent Herald story.
Dear Shirley, Just as I had decided December is fairly mild in North Dakota, a big blast of snow moved in this week. When I got home late Tuesday from my Thanksgiving visit to Pittsburgh, the snow was blowing sideways straight from the north.
In an act of amazing public service, I have not written a column in three months. In the course of that time, I’ve stepped back from politics, a bit, and thought about other things. That naturally raises the question: How much emotional and psychic space should politics take up in a normal healthy brain?
Home to only 1/5 of 1 percent of the American population, North Dakota isn’t often the subject of big national news stories. The Bakken shale oil boom, though, has brought widespread attention to the Peace Garden State.
William Ruger and Jason Sorens
, December 04, 2013
It was the shrimp scampi that caught my eye when dining with friends at Mamma Maria’s. When Susie Shaft (SS), who was sitting across the table from me, suggested splitting an order of shrimp scampi, I quickly agreed.
Something good is happening in Massachusetts’ schools. And America’s other 49 states should be lining up to learn about it. Herald editorials have made this point before. But it’s worth repeating today because of Tuesday’s headlines out of the Bay State: “Massachusetts students excel on global examinations,” the Boston Globe reported.
Early in December 25 years ago, the Herald carried a warning for anglers to beware of thin ice. Thin and dangerous ice still covered many lakes and rivers of North Dakota and Minnesota, said a story by Kevin Grinde of the Herald.
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