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Legislators seek special session to kill planned warehouse tax
By Don Davis Some Minnesota businesses are pushing the pause button on constructing new facilities, awaiting word about whether state legislators will allow a new tax to be collected. A $20 million R...
6/27/13 at 3:13 PM Nurses, hospitals continue to disagree on staffing levels 3/18/13 at 5:03 PM
Legislative notebook: Sand mining bill seeks environmental study 2/22/13 at 5:21 PM
Silver Linings Playbook
I seem to have a habit of watching Oscar winning movies after they win all their awards. I have been hearing so many positive things about Silver Linings Playbook that I really hoped to see it before...
2/24/13 at 8:32 PM
Silver Linings Playbook Review
By Kayley Erlandson Bipolar Pat (Bradley Cooper) emerges from an eight-month stint in a mental institution, eager to live out his new philosophy of looking for the silver lining in every situation....
1/18/13 at 1:22 PM
The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins' book The Hunger Gamesis wildly popular, and now fans can watch the movie adaptation. Along with its popularity has come a discussion of whether or not it's too violent, since a large ...
3/26/12 at 4:18 PM X-Men: First Class 6/8/11 at 9:07 AM
Ammann Award Results for 2011
After many entries and votes for the best historic bridges and the people who have made a difference, the Historic Bridge Month has come to a close, but not before announcing the winners of the Othmar...
12/2/11 at 4:54 AM Waterford Iron Bridge (Minnesota): 10/5/11 at 8:25 AM
Church History Series 1, Post 7: The Acts of Saint Lawrence
Type 3: The Acts of St. Lawrence This piece represents the third category of martyriological writings I had mentioned. St. Lawrence was a deacon in Rome who had been martyred in 258 along with Pope (...
10/6/11 at 11:36 PM
Thirty Five Years in as Many Minutes
The other night I spoke to the 1,021st meeting of the Franklin Club in Grand Forks. It's true. Franklin Club has been meeting monthly (nine months a year) for more than one hundred years. Ginny and I ...
9/18/11 at 7:39 AM 25 Years of Lawrence Welk 8/26/11 at 5:29 AM
Accordion Awareness Month highlights NDSU's Welk Collection
The unforgettable sounds of "Champagne Music" replaced the usual hushed tones of the NDSU Archives. As chords of a polka worked their way through the rows of books, files and artifacts, smil...
6/10/10 at 4:05 AM
The story of Lawrence Welk
My friend M.E. Sprengelmeyer, a newspaper editor in New Mexico, showed me this video that tells the story of famed North Dakotan Lawrence Welk. It's a song by the band "Those Darned Accordia...
6/6/10 at 8:02 AM