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Bill allowing North Dakota lawmakers to set college tuition passes House
Man gets 20 years in prison for molesting young child
Minnesota bill would require parents talk with doctor before kids skip vaccinations
Doctors strongly urge vaccinations, but some parents vehemently refuse
crime and courts
Carroll will let Sherman decide on playing if baby arrives
Super Bowl billboard campaign seeks acceptance for gay players
SB XLIX: Carroll, Belichick face off
GIRLS HOCKEY: Thursday's results
BOYS HOCKEY: Thursday's results
Off the Record Blog: Tremors 5 is another unnecessary sequel
Two youth music organizations hold joint concert
THE LIST: African arts festival ... NDMOA benefit ... Myra Jazz Festival
Local musicians' song peaks at No. 3 on independent country music chart
72-year-old makes her debut performance in ‘Sleeping Beauty’ ballet
life & style
Rev. Lloyd A. Nelson
Kathleen "Kathy" Fuglesten
Bruce A. Gard
Mary Lou Vanderlin
Barry Gene Christianson
Pro-wolf groups seek threatened status
Invasive species program for Minnesota boaters suspended
White Earth land purchase for wildlife habitat rejected
Theodore Roosevelt park’s entry fees to double
OUR OPINION: Common Core, uncommon rancor
Kelly Schmidt: Saving for college merits reward, not punishment
Scott Brener: Focus on sustained, strategic transportation funding
LETTER: Pipeline supporters ignore giant brine spill
LETTER: Editorial overlooked obvious flaws in its own argument
60th Wedding Anniversary
Benjamin Thomas Siems
January 25, 2014
SOCIAL SECURITY Q & A: Benefits info comes this month
Q: I started receiving Social Security benefits last year. Will I get a statement of benefits received in 2013 for tax purposes? A: Yes, you will. People receiving Social Security benefits in 2013 will automatically receive form SSA-1099 or 1042S on or before Jan. 31, 2014. You...
news / business
January 25, 2014 - 6:15am
January 22, 2014
MARILYN HAGERTY: CBS interview gets good reviews
Dear Shirley, After my story about going viral was on CBS' "Sunday Morning," the Twitters and email messages came rolling in. I hope you watched the CBS show on your television in Tucson! Here's what some of my messages said: • I found your reviews of Olive Garden and Applebee's...
featured columnists / entertainment
January 22, 2014 - 10:30pm
COOKING WITH JESSICA KARLEY: Roasted Tomato and Chorizo Nachos for a Super Bowl snack
One of my favorite food days of the year is coming up: Super Bowl Sunday. At the time I am writing this, the teams to play have yet to be determined, so I can't officially say who I am cheering for. My closest friends know that I don't follow football closely, but I do love finding...
accent / food / featured columnists
January 22, 2014 - 6:00am
January 21, 2014
THE EATBEAT: Regulars have their favorites at Eagles Crest Grill
Offering "food with a view," Eagles Crest Grill is located off Columbia Road south of the city. The view is King's Walk golf course. It's a popular place for group luncheons and dinners. And its vast stone fireplace in the center of the high ceiling restaurant offers a warm welcome...
accent / food / local / featured columnists
January 21, 2014 - 11:00pm
MARILYN HAGERTY: From Norway to the North Dakota statehouse
John Moses -- who was described as a 6-foot-4 giant -- began his term as governor of North Dakota in 1939, 75 years ago this month. He came to the United States from Norway in 1905 at the age of 20. He graduated from UND in 1914 and from the UND law school in 1915. His first term...
January 21, 2014 - 12:40am
January 19, 2014
ANN BAILEY: Comfort food for cold, wintry days
For me, cold, wintry days are made for cooking and baking. Comfort food isn't just about eating tasty, familiar food, it's about making it. Just as I crave cool, light salads during the dog days of summer, in the winter my thoughts turn to hearty, stick-to-your ribs meals. Creating...
featured columnists / food
January 19, 2014 - 11:00pm
HEALTH MATTERS: A look at coronary artery disease and angina pectoris
Q. I have coronary artery disease, and the physician assistant who is my primary caregiver has repeatedly emphasized the importance of promptly going to the emergency department of our local hospital if I have prolonged chest discomfort. Why is it so important? A. Chest pressure...
accent / education / health / featured columnists
January 19, 2014 - 10:00pm
WATCH: Hagerty featured on CBS 'Sunday Morning' show
The national media's appetite for covering Marilyn Hagerty, long-time Grand Forks Herald columnist who writes about dining options in the area, continues. She was featured in a segment on CBS's "Sunday Morning" (KXJB-TV Ch. 4) program this past weekend. The segment included an interview...
food / local / featured columnists / news / entertainment
January 19, 2014 - 8:45pm
ROBB JEFFRIES: The silver lining behind the broken package
Working on a deadline can be tough, but I figured doing product reviews wouldn't be too tough. After all, as long as I remember to buy the product from a store and use it, I'll have enough time to write about it. Right? As it turns out, I ran into technical issues while doing my...
accent / featured columnists
January 19, 2014 - 10:14am
ROBB JEFFRIES: Colonizing Mars -- the Red River Valley way
Thirty-one degrees below zero. Whether new to Grand Forks or a life-long resident, the temperatures that accompanied the arrival of 2014 were, in a word, cold. In more than one word, completely, inhospitably frigid; a full-on assault by Mother Nature on every sense humans can experience. It...
accent / featured columnists
January 19, 2014 - 9:30am
MARILYN HAGERTY: Long-distance commuters enjoy wide open places
He knows the road to Grafton like he knows the back of his hand. Paul Kolstoe, a clinical psychologist, has driven from Grand Forks to Grafton to work for most of 30 years. Pete Bouley can tell you it is 76 miles and it takes him an hour and 10 minutes to get to Fargo. He drove it...
January 19, 2014 - 12:00am
January 18, 2014
DOUG LEIER: Coyote catalog seeks landowner participation
For as often as I hear people lament the electronic age we live in, there's always a flip side. While I'll never spend more time looking at my phone than at a bobber, I'll also never intentionally leave the phone at home, either, because it provides nearly instant emergency access...
featured columnists / outdoors
January 18, 2014 - 10:15pm
VIRG FOSS: Pack rat for college sports memorabilia
The other night, I was sorting through boxes I hadn't opened in years. What I discovered was that I've been a bit of a pack rat. The pack rat definition that fits is being someone who saves something not needed or used, but may have sentimental value. How else can I explain a collection...
sports / UND football / featured columnists
January 18, 2014 - 9:00am
January 17, 2014
SOCIAL SECURITY Q&A: Workers' comp could reduce SSA benefits
Q: Can a person receive Social Security disability and workers' compensation benefits at the same time? A: Yes, but workers' compensation and...
January 17, 2014 - 11:15pm
COUNTRY SCRIBE: Senility etiquette
A question of manners: What is the proper way to inform a friend that you have already heard the story they have started to tell for the fifty-third time? Equally vexing: What is the proper thing do when the look on the faces of others makes it clear you have embarked a story they...
January 17, 2014 - 10:30pm