STAFF BLOG RUMMAGING WITH RYAN CONTEST What is the best deal or most unique item?
What is the best deal or most unique item you have ever found at a rummage sale? Here are some of the responses we received on our Rummaging with Ryan Contest entry blanks:
Shelley, Crary, ND A lamp ... Posted on 5/24/13 at 11:08 AM
THE DULLUM FILE Ryan, Ed and Me
Ryan Bakken dropped my name in his Grand Forks Herald column today.He compares me (somewhat) favorably to Ed Schultz. In the same piece Ryan also writes about chest hair, aging and pie. Keep in mind w... Posted on 7/1/12 at 7:19 AM
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.
To recap, I’m good at the Thanksgiving rituals of eating, languishing on the couch and thanking. However, I fall woefully short on one of Thanksgiving's duties. That job is to create a Christmas wish list, just as everyone else is called upon to do on the biggest newspaper advertising day of the year.
You can’t get any more Norwegian than me. My mother’s maiden name was Olson. Loosely translated, that’s Ole’s son. I’m sharing my ethnic profile to make a case for being chosen as a cast member on “All for Norway,” a Norwegian reality television series that features Americans with Norwegian ancestry.
You’ve seen intersections littered with spilled sugar beets, the result of truck drivers perhaps going too fast while negotiating a turn. Thankfully, an intersection wasn’t the landing place for a certain sugar beet grown by Stroble Farms of Angus in Polk County.
The cost of raising a child until age 18 costs roughly one-quarter of a million dollars, a recent federal study says. And, that number doesn’t even count the cost of prom. The study’s precise child-raising number is $241,080, give or take a few thousand depending on your 9-year-old’s cell phone plan.
Elsewhere in today’s newspaper, Herald reporter Chuck Haga writes his farewell. Be sure to read it because his story provides the last piece of evidence that he’s the best reporter, best writer and best columnist this newspaper has ever had.
Drama and suspense were lacking when the Lancaster (Minn.) High School homecoming queen was crowned Monday night. That’s because Abby Jerome is the only female in the LHS senior class of nine. Although it was a secret ballot, sources say she won in a rout.
The harsh reality is that North Dakota State doesn’t need an in-state football dance partner. So, despite the recent pleas of celebrities, powerbrokers and rank-and-file North Dakotans alike, don’t expect UND to land on Bison football’s dance card any time soon.
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