MIDDLE AGED PLAGUE "The Least of These" Are Great Indeed
Wisdom comes from the strangest places.
I have just finished reading my latest novel, The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper, which is admittedly a children's book that the Toddler and I enjoyed... Posted on 10/3/12 at 3:33 PM
THE FLENSBURGER FILES Germanarctica!
Normally at about this time of year, there would be snow ranging from six inches to a foot in the northern parts of the US and all of Canada, while Europe would thaw early because of its mild winters... Posted on 2/8/12 at 7:26 AM
IN THE BLACK Teens for Jeans Program
Teens for Jeans is a program where jeans are collected for homeless teens. From January 16 thru February 12 you can drop off gently worn jeans at any Aeropostale or P.S. from Aeropostale stores.
T... Posted on 1/25/12 at 8:00 AM
THE VIEW FROM THE EDGE OF TOWN Making the Holidays...Holidays
The Midwests miracle of seasons offersusa wonderlandofexperiences at any given moment. There are always things to do, new places to visit or favorite spots to re-visit. In-doors or out-doors millions ... Posted on 12/9/10 at 3:07 PM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Homeless check-off proposed
A proposal is being floated to add a voluntary check-off on Minnesota income tax returns to provide money for food shelves and homeless shelters.
“Minnesotans are known for their generosity and ... Posted on 3/9/10 at 6:58 PM
The 9-year-old girl who got New Jersey's tough-guy governor to shed a tear as he comforted her after her home was destroyed is bummed because she now lives far from her best friend and has nowhere to hang her One Direction posters.
The North Dakota Legislature is approaching its midsession break in a couple of weeks and lawmakers are busy introducing and finishing voting on bills in their respective chambers. And many of the major spending bills are still being considered this week in House and Senate appropriations committees as the session heads to "crossover."
In 2007, the state Coalition for Homeless People projected the total number of homeless in the state to be about 870. Four years later that number had grown to 1,094. The increase has not gone unnoticed in Grand Forks.
Arthur Lute's arduous journey from his days as a U.S. Marine to his nights sleeping on the streets illustrates the challenge for the Obama administration to fulfill its promise to end homelessness among veterans by 2015.
Julie Watson and Pauline Jelinek
, November 12, 2012
The first night in their Grand Forks apartment, Joe Rodriguez-Chapman’s four children slept altogether sideways across a double bed, even though there were enough beds for each of them. He and his four children now have a permanent address because John Fuher was on a mission. A social worker at Valley Middle School where Desirae and Aaron are enrolled, Fuher has been helping find homes — and furnishings — for families down on their luck.
The Iraq War veteran would carefully stalk each of his victims from among the thousands of homeless living in Southern California. He would then stab them repeatedly with a knife that could cut through bone, authorities say. For his fourth and latest victim, they say, Itzcoatl Ocampo selected a homeless man featured in a Los Angeles Times story about a killing spree that terrorized those living on the streets for weeks.
Deonna Rode knows how much it meant to her 6-year-old son that Santa came to see him in the hospital this week.
As soon as Jamik heard bells, he knew the big moment had arrived at Sanford’s Children’s Hospital in Fargo.
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