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Freedom Friday: A history lesson on the persecution of people with disabilities in Minnesota
Sometimes in order to heal, we need to bear witness to where we were. To develop an appreciation and gratitude for the progress that has been made and the progress that still needs to be accomplishe...
11/29/13 at 9:42 AM What's Wrong Wednesday: Historical properties and program accessibility 11/13/13 at 8:21 AM
What's Wrong Wednesday: Paralyzed NYC Principal Holed Up in Cramped Room Waiting for Wheelchair Lift 10/16/13 at 2:51 PM
Lawyering up North Dakota
By Juan Miguel Pedraza,University & Public Affairs Writer Supreme Court chief justice notes 21 of state's 53 counties have fewer than four attorneys. Four counties have none. A Law School pilot...
11/7/13 at 4:53 PM North Dakota Supreme Court to hear four arguments at UND Law School 11/1/13 at 3:04 PM
UND Law Professor a rising star among global media 4/30/12 at 8:40 AM
The Bridges of Des Moines Part II: The Arch Bridges
After a night photo tour of the bridges in Iowa's state capital, the next segment will look at the arch bridges serving the city of 250,000. Like many cities in the US, these bridge types were succe...
10/17/13 at 9:47 AM
Co-Parenting Counseling – A No-Win Sitch For Domestic Violence Victims
Divorcing an abuser is no easy feat. And when children are part of the equation? Its a tightrope walk with no net. I never felt that sense of fear and powerlessness quite so acutely during my own jou...
8/31/13 at 4:45 PM
God should have made me a Black lesbian.
Today California's Defense of Marriage Act was ruled unconstitutional by the United States Supreme Court. Today our country's constitution once again served as the foundation for equal rights. Today t...
6/26/13 at 10:47 PM A first person account of animal cruelty... 1/20/12 at 8:11 AM
18 a day...do the math. 5/29/11 at 6:58 AM
Minnesota Democrats happy with Supreme Court gay marriage ruling
By Don Davis and Reuters Minnesota Democrats wasted no time to begin cheering the U.S. Supreme Courts decision this morning to reject a federal gay-marriage ban. The ruling follows Minnesotas decision...
6/26/13 at 8:41 AM Political notebook: Political bedfellows combine to defeat farm bill 6/23/13 at 4:54 PM
Students learn about 'Law and Order' and about law and order 5/6/13 at 4:58 PM
Appeals court throws out petition seeking to stop Minnesota wolf season
Minnesotas Court of Appeals threw out a petition this morning seeking to stop wolf hunting and trapping in the state. The states inaugural wolf season was held starting last November. In dismissing ...
5/28/13 at 9:56 AM
"Road to Little Rock" debuts to packed house
When something promises to be good, people will come in spite of the weather. Temperatures last week hovered near zero in downtown Fargo, but it was no match for the lure of intellectual stimulation ...
1/30/13 at 9:27 AM Juvenile drug court - its success measures up 1/22/13 at 8:53 AM
Juvenile Drug Court - how much do you know? 10/23/12 at 8:56 AM
My Unwanted Follower
Sometimes, when were young and nubile and wearing tight pants, guys follow a little close. And while my pants may fit a little tighter than what I like now and then, Im no longer young and nubile, so...
9/6/12 at 1:02 PM
Prisons Should be for Protection and Rehabilitation--Not Revenge
In November 2009, Andrew Conley, 17, was wrestling with his 10-year old brother when he decided to put a choke hold on him. This was no innocent big brother antic, however. It was the act of a killer....
8/1/12 at 10:01 AM On Freedom, China, and ObamaCare 7/4/12 at 8:22 AM
The Right to Life; The Right to End It. 6/29/12 at 7:55 AM
Well, not that focused ...
There are no reports so far of Speaker John Boehner crying over the somewhat surprising decision by the Supreme Court to uphold Obamacare. But the famously weep-happy Boehner has changed his tune on ...
6/28/12 at 3:50 PM Stephanie and Shakespeare 3/27/12 at 11:03 AM
Cameras in the courtroom. Sometimes 2/28/11 at 12:08 PM
Reactions pour in to health care ruling
Reactions have been pouring in all day to the Supreme Court's ruling this morning on the health care reform law. If there was any doubt that Americans feel a strong personal stake in health care, it'...
6/28/12 at 1:52 PM
Religious Circumcision for Males is Physical Abuse
A regional court in Germany has just ruled that circumcision for religious reasons is abuse and that faith communities that practice this on infants must now wait until the boy is old enough to decide...
6/28/12 at 1:07 PM
How will health care reform impact me?
One question we keep hearing from members, neighbors, friends and family members is how health care reform and the Supreme Courts ruling will impact them. There is no easy answer to that because the a...
4/4/12 at 9:28 AM
Stores take paraphernalia fight to court
A steady flow of customers browsed the steeply discounted glass pipe selection at Moorheads downtown Mellow Mood on Monday night, as clerks packed boxes to prepare for an ordinance banning these produ...
1/11/12 at 1:45 PM