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Freedom Friday: Vocational school shut down for running a "sweatshop"
Back on May 29, 2013, we reported that Goodwill, the national thrift shop chain, had come under fire for hiring people with disabilities using the federal minimum wage exception, while spending tens o...
6/14/13 at 8:27 AM Freedom Friday: Congress helps individuals with disabilities obtain independence and self-sufficiency 5/24/13 at 9:12 AM
Freedom Friday: Service Animal Accommodations 4/12/13 at 8:47 AM
Fargo area among America's fastest growing cities for combination of population, employment, and rising median wages
Of over 475 larger cities, the FM Metro is one of the fastest growing when combining these three categories: Population, employment, and median income. While not all growth is good, growing well where...
6/13/13 at 5:39 AM What to do about $4.00 gas? 5/17/13 at 6:33 AM
Join the May Bike Month Challenge 5/1/13 at 6:52 AM
The Internet and the U.S. Government
With every new technology comes the potential for either good or evil. How will the U.S. government's use of digital technology to spy be judged? Dynamite can clear the way for a new road through a m...
6/10/13 at 8:54 AM
Privacy - a fallacy rooted in outdated realities.
Hello folks...have you met the USA PATRIOT Act? You may recall it as the sweeping piece of legislation passed about a month after the attacks on 9/11. The Act is so voluminous that it is said no legis...
6/6/13 at 8:51 PM Here's a thought - let's go dollar for dollar. 10/25/12 at 7:03 AM
Sharing critical intelligence... 10/3/12 at 7:01 PM
Sources of Social Security income
Last weeks 2013 Social Security Board of Trustees report press release stated, Income including interest to the combined OASDI Trust Funds amounted to $840 billion in 2012. ($590 billion in net contri...
6/5/13 at 4:35 PM 2013 annual report of Social Security Board of Trustees 6/3/13 at 2:11 PM
Are taxes withheld from Social Security benefits? 5/31/13 at 11:24 AM
Newsflyer 24 May 2013
Major Truss Bridge Collapses in Washington, another Ohio River Truss Bridge Doomed, another Iowa Truss Bridge's future in Limbo, Hope for Minnesota Bridge? O...
5/24/13 at 4:29 AM Presidential Elections and Historic Bridge Preservation: A Review of the 2008 Proposal 11/7/12 at 6:25 PM
Presidential Elections and Historic Bridge Preservation: An Interview with James Garvin 10/22/12 at 10:55 PM
Famed civil rights leader Angela Davis to speak at next UND ‘Great Conversation’ at the Fritz
The University Program Council, a division of Student Government at the University of North Dakota, invites the public to a Great Conversation featuring Civil Rights Movement activist Angela Davis o...
1/30/13 at 3:05 PM Washington D.C. speaker will discuss agricultural biotechnology Dec. 12 12/11/12 at 4:11 PM
Patrol returns with UND students providing a safe Halloween for trick-or-treaters 10/31/12 at 9:35 AM
The Boiling Point of Aaron Swartz's Suicide
The more I read about Aaron Swartz, the more he seemed like a hero from an Ayn Rand novel. Unfortunately, accompanying his Randian hero-like intelligence, moral IQ, and frustration that the rest of th...
1/15/13 at 9:00 AM The Right, The Left, and the Newtown Massacre 12/18/12 at 9:04 AM
Minnesota is Being Laughed At 10/25/12 at 8:13 AM
A few answers to fiscal cliff questions
The fiscal cliff is getting more and more attention with a Dec. 31 federal government deadline looming, but Americans seem to have a lot of questions: Just what is the fiscal cliff? The simple answe...
11/19/12 at 4:47 PM Different strokes for different social media accounts 7/14/12 at 10:11 AM
Local government lobbying costs up a bit 6/25/12 at 11:04 AM
Newspaper Election Activities
The newspaper is the perfect tool for teachers to use this fall with the upcoming November elections. Here are some newspaper election activities from the NIE guide Electing the President: a Guide to ...
11/1/12 at 8:50 AM
Hoax message on Medicare rate hike
So, in our last post, we did a little fact checking on the health insurance numbers used during the presidential debate. Today, we've got another tidbit for you - this one about an email titled "a Mes...
10/9/12 at 1:22 PM
Rick Berg - Heidi Heitkamp 2012 NDBA Debate
Rick Berg and Heidi Heitkamp debate at the 2012 North Dakota Broadcasters Association Fall Conference in Bismarck, ND. brightcove.createExperiences(); ...
9/6/12 at 10:46 AM Today's Ask Your Government 8/25/12 at 6:52 PM
Today's Ask Your Government 8/18/12 at 7:51 PM
Running government like a business
We hear the admonition often, and often from Republicans, that government ought to be run like a business. The MDR's own intrepid editor Seth Tupper has dared to question this notion. And the stateme...
8/29/12 at 7:42 AM Cameras in court would have cast different light on Janklow case 8/16/11 at 3:15 PM
How high will the water go? 5/30/11 at 12:35 PM
Daily Republic editor named to South Dakota task force on open records
MITCHELL, S.D. - Seth Tupper, the editor of The Daily Republic in Mitchell, S.D., recently was appointed to a state task force that will study open record and open meeting laws in the state, accordi...
8/24/12 at 10:58 AM
Well Done, Mayor Menino!
I want to be a public official someday so that all of the mistakes I make can be swept under the rug by saying, I make mistakes all the time. Thats a Bender-ism. In fact, why wait until I am a public ...
7/27/12 at 7:30 AM Divorce, Custody, and the Government–Oh MY! 5/23/12 at 12:00 PM
Do Not Call! 2/9/12 at 6:30 AM