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Trudging is the least we can do.
Yesterday morning we walked from our hotel to Arlington National Cemetery. I had an awful lot of bounce in my step as we started toward the cemetery. But as we started to see the graves from just outs...
8/1/13 at 9:59 PM Fallen 7/2/13 at 7:16 PM
What are you doing for dinner tonight? 6/29/13 at 1:37 PM
Amazing Photos: 10 Most Beautiful Abandoned Places in the World
Abandonment can puncture one's soul if seeing a home they once knew now empty and worn. But viewing abandonment from a more removed vantage point can provide an opposing affect. Chilling? Perhaps. But...
7/1/13 at 7:54 AM
Supreme Court's Supreme Ruling
You know how they say you'll never forget where you were when something really monumental in society happened? For me, I was in the parking lot of Moorhead McDonald's, when a couple of e-mail alerts ...
6/27/13 at 4:31 AM Goin' to the Chapel? 5/26/13 at 7:21 AM
Merit Badge 5/25/13 at 7:44 AM
Want to Know What the Frack is Going on?
What to learn more about fracturing (fracking)? Hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" is a process used to stimulate the production of oil and natural gas by forcing pressurized water and sand mixed wit...
6/21/13 at 10:16 AM
Rural Reflections Radio
Here is this week's Rural Reflections Radio program, Vacation?...
6/21/13 at 8:28 AM Bullit 5/5/13 at 5:22 AM
The Weather Spotters Guide to the Galaxy 4/28/12 at 6:00 AM
Proudly waving the red, white and blue ...
Americans show loyalty and respect to the flag everyday, whether we are singing the National Anthem at a sporting event or reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. But June 14th is a national holiday, Flag ...
6/14/13 at 8:39 AM
National Breast Cancer Coalition
The National Beast Cancer Coalition or NBCC is concerned about eradiciating breast cancer through actiion and advocacy. Their telephone number is 1.800.622.2838. Check out their website at:...
5/30/13 at 5:09 PM Cancer Research 8/13/12 at 7:12 AM
For The Cure or an End 10/13/11 at 7:31 AM
It's National Teacher Appreciation Week!
How will you say thank you? Open Letter to Teachers on Teacher Appreciation Day Dear Teachers, There is a Japanese proverb that says, "Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one d...
5/6/13 at 10:46 AM Happy National Volunteer Week 4/24/13 at 10:07 AM
Happy National Poetry Month! 4/3/13 at 10:09 AM
If you have special needs, emergency preparedness plan should be high priority
With flood risks about to increase quickly in parts of the Northern Plains, and with a spring and summer of weather warnings ahead, the need for emergency preparedness becomes more apparent. Thats es...
4/24/13 at 12:02 PM Wet and wheeled: GFPD vs. NDAD basketball for National Night Out 8/8/12 at 12:48 PM
Tragedy: when hockey both loses and gains importance
When tragedy strikes our nation like it did this week in Boston, all of a sudden sports don't matter as much anymore. Though we still want our teams to win, tragedy puts sports in perspective by showi...
4/18/13 at 1:14 PM My first NHL game: Wild vs. Stars 1/22/13 at 10:55 PM
End of Extinction?
In the future, we might be able to worry about one less thing: extinction. This goes for species whose numbers are currently low, but also for those which no longer walk the earth. Advances made now...
3/25/13 at 8:28 AM Awe Candy 12/4/12 at 7:32 AM
The Rich pt. 3: Mitt Romney 8/13/12 at 9:09 AM
From one scoop to another
Happy National Agriculture Week! I realize the week is half over, but agriculture production, innovation, research and processing happens every day, everywhere around us. We shouldnt be celebrating ag...
3/20/13 at 4:39 PM Peanut producin', cotton-pickin', tobacco-tyin' North Carolina agriculture 11/1/12 at 3:44 PM
Four days in the life of a reporter 5/7/12 at 7:01 PM
Numbers to memorize
This is National Ag Day. To me, the designation doesn't mean much. To me, just about every day is ag day. But the Agriculture Council of America uses this day to draw special attention to ag, and tha...
3/19/13 at 2:45 PM
Red Cross Wishes 2nd SFS Group Well At Send-Off Ceremony
Representatives of the American Red Cross Minn-Kota Region had the pleasure of attending a 'Send-Off Ceremony' for the 2nd SFS Group at the 119th Air National Guard Base in Fargo, North Dakota. The ...
3/14/13 at 12:57 PM Red Cross To Participate In National Day Of Service! 1/15/13 at 9:14 AM
It's all up to Tim
One man is in control of this. Tim Johnson holds the key. Tim Johnson can end the speculation. Tim Johnson has the ability to shape the South Dakota political scene for the next two years. When will...
3/6/13 at 10:09 PM South Dakota's 'Odd Couple' 2/22/13 at 2:46 PM
Gabby Giffords' brave pledge 9/7/12 at 7:12 PM