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Medicare Medical (Part B) premium varies with income
Medicare Medical (Part B) coverage helps pay for doctors services and outpatient care along with other services. Most people incorrectly think that the costs of providing Medicare Part B coverage are...
5/20/13 at 3:49 PM You can own a home and receive SSI 5/3/13 at 11:27 AM
Social Security office hours 4/24/13 at 9:11 AM
What to do about $4.00 gas?
Join the May Bike Month Challenge and ride your bike and burn calories instead of gas. Congratulations Sharon Fowler! You win a cool new "Fargo" cap in the May Bike Month Challenge! You can join...
5/17/13 at 6:33 AM Join the May Bike Month Challenge 5/1/13 at 6:52 AM
You know you want a FARGO cap. Here's how to win one 4/30/13 at 8:49 AM
Freedom Friday: Service Animal Accommodations
The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) are jointly responsible for enforcing the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA), which prohibits discrimination in ho...
4/12/13 at 8:47 AM Freedom Friday: Sign Language Interpreters 3/29/13 at 8:44 AM
What's Wrong Wednesday: Service Animal Sign 3/13/13 at 8:41 AM
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
Presidential Elections and Historic Bridge Preservation: A Review of the 2008 Proposal
The votes have been counted. The decision has been made. We have our man for the job as President of the United States for the next four years- Barack Obama. While it is appropriate to congr...
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
Presidential Elections and Historic Bridge Preservation Part II: New Hampshire's Historic Bridges 10/22/12 at 6:52 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
Here's a thought - let's go dollar for dollar.
Every single day for the past couple of weeks I have received numerous big color glossy political advertisements in the mail. Yesterday, I received eight from an assortment of folks promoting both rep...
10/25/12 at 7:03 AM Sharing critical intelligence... 10/3/12 at 7:01 PM
The state of the homeland's security... 9/30/12 at 8:22 PM
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
Do you want property tax reform?
I'm trying to put together a column on how Measure 2 and how, even though it was defeated, it really tapped into a strong vein in North Dakota in that lots of people feel they either, A- Property taxe...
6/13/12 at 4:31 PM UPDATED: It's almost like prohibition is slowly returning to Minnesota 7/13/11 at 2:30 PM
You want answers? We gotcha answers right here 6/15/10 at 8:33 AM