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Challenge yourself to take in differing viewpoints

Instead of just scrolling through your news feed, seek out a viewpoint different than yours.

Posted 1/31/17 (Tue) read more »

You have a lovely Face...book

I kind of hate Facebook, which is why I have decided to create a new social network.

Posted 1/24/17 (Tue) read more »

Legisville is another world, but not that different

For four months every other year, a new, temporary city springs up right in the middle of Bismarck.

Posted 1/17/17 (Tue) read more »

A manly tale of a manly man

The great thing about men is that we stay cool under pressure. I had to exhibit this amazing quality when my car broke down.

Posted 1/10/17 (Tue) read more »

Legislative session begins, new governor entices

A new session of the North Dakota Legislature is under way, but the most interesting thing about it is Doug Burgum.

Posted 1/03/17 (Tue) read more »

This year’s changes will ripple into the future

By Cecile Wehrman -- I enjoy the “chore” each year of surveying all of our front page headlines to compile a list of the top stories. It’s become a Christmas week tradition and whether the story runs in the 52nd issue of the year ending or the first week of the new year, it’s a process I find fascinating. If newspapers write the first draft of history, a year end compilation must be the second draft.

Posted 12/27/16 (Tue) read more »

Christmas around the world

The date for exchanging Christmas gifts varies by region. I will accept presents on any of these days.

Posted 12/20/16 (Tue) read more »

Putting names and faces to numbers and acronyms

It is fair game for legislators to eliminate an agency if they believe the money can be better spent. The troubling part is when it becomes personal.

Posted 12/13/16 (Tue) read more »

Singing is still the fruit of a long life

The choir at my senior assisted living center is easily the poorest of the lot. But we have fun.

Posted 12/06/16 (Tue) read more »

Going cold turkey on the Thanksgiving Day turkey

This year, our time-honored Thanksgiving traditions had a twist.

Posted 11/29/16 (Tue) read more »