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Some news stories are just too delicious to pass up. Case-in-point from the Bismarck Tribune: Man jumps out Bismarck apartment window after resident gets out of shower.
Now, allow me to start by sayi... Posted on 5/29/12 at 9:14 PM
Health care reform has traveled a rough road. The American people are more than a little weary, and a whole lot embarrassed, by partisan games being played in Congress, the worst of which was Democratic leaders in the U.S. Senate agreeing to pay the entire cost of any Medicaid expansion for Nebraska, while other states would have to foot that bill.
A critical audit of the Commerce Department suggests the attempt to create new business and jobs by spinning off academic research and knowledge into the private sector has not turned out as hoped, or at least the data isn’t properly documented.
The $1.47 million mansion the North Dakota State University Development Foundation built for the school's president, Joseph Chapman, stands so far outside the values of people of the state it will become a grandiose symbol of excess and arrogance, the Bismarck Tribune writes in its editorial today.
The carving of big ranches into ranchettes has begun, so the rich and famous or those who want to be can have their piece of the Badlands.
The differences are real, identifiable and concrete.
-- The Bismarck Tribune
John Peterson, who spent most of his 50-year newspaper career at the Bismarck Tribune, including stints as city editor, sports editor and state Capitol reporter, has died. He was 72. The Tribune said Peterson, who was known as "John Pete" in the newsroom, died Tuesday in Bismarck.
March 11, 2009
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