STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: Higher ed OK'd
By Danielle Killey
Minnesota representatives approved increasing by $150 million spending on state colleges and universities.
Higher education, perhaps more than any other area, has been neglected f... Posted on 4/25/13 at 7:38 PM
THE NEW FORTY Easily scarred...
I have always envied folks with a cast iron stomach. It seems they can eat just about anything without suffering any consequences. My stomach is more accurately described as a porcelain stomach - quit... Posted on 4/3/13 at 9:48 PM
NEW PLATEAUS Privilege vs. Rights: an Important Distinction
When I was in grade school, Mr. Dexter, the bus mechanic, gave a speech to us kids about proper bus safety and how if we didn't comply, we wouldn't be allowed the transport. He'd say with authority, "... Posted on 1/24/13 at 9:19 AM
MIDDLE AGED PLAGUE The Seasonal, Annual, Holiday, Snuffling Cold
I feel yucky.
My nose is stuffed, I cough -- twice -- every 30 seconds, I can't hear through the plugging of my ears, there's a chill that has nothing to do with a draft, my lithesome form drapes let... Posted on 11/28/12 at 3:26 PM
MODERN-DAY JANE Not in the mood for opposition.
Last night Leah was complaining about her leg hurting. I blew it off as growing pains.
She was also curling up in a blanket complaining of being cold (this from the girl who has spent much of the win... Posted on 3/25/11 at 5:14 PM
Baby boomers have more chronic illness and disability than their parents, as their sedentary habits and expanding girth offset the modern medicine that enables them to live longer, a recent study shows.
I broke a rule last Sunday, one I’ve obeyed for a very long time.
I’d like to blame my transgression on lack of sleep and general brain sludge after a particularly long stretch of work. I’d like to blame our current Ice Age, which is enough to drive even native North Dakotans a little batty in the rafters.
Indulge me while I tell you a story: a near-future version of Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol.” It begins with sad news: Young Timothy Cratchit, aka Tiny Tim, is sick. And his treatment will cost far more than his parents can pay out of pocket. Fortunately, our story is set in 2014, and the Cratchits have health insurance.
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