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SSA testimony to Congress about anti-fraud efforts
On February 26, 2014, Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, testified before the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security. Her testimony was about S...
3/10/14 at 11:14 AM Annual Statistical Supplement, 2013, now available 3/4/14 at 1:00 PM
Voluntary tax withholding from Social Security benefits 2/21/14 at 11:29 AM
What's Wrong Wednesday: One picture is worth a thousand words
3/4/14 at 9:49 AM Freedom Friday: International freedom for people with disabilities 12/27/13 at 9:15 AM
What's Wrong Wednesday: American's with Disabilities Act (ADA) snow removal rules 12/11/13 at 9:55 AM
Where are folks moving to from the Twin Cities? US Census says..........Fargo!
No surprise to some of us that have seen these trends evolving as we become a more active, attractive, diverse, and interesting community! Were not only attracting people and talent from the Twin Citi...
2/8/14 at 4:01 PM Where are the folks moving to from the Twin Cities? Census says.........Fargo! 2/8/14 at 12:25 PM
Broadcast times for Food glorious Food! Focus on local foods and gardens 2/4/14 at 6:37 PM
UND extends Chester Fritz Library hours in response to students’ requests
In response to University of North Dakota student leaders requests for greater access to the Chester Fritz Library, UND Provost Thomas DiLorenzo and Wilbur Stolt, director of libraries at UND, plan to...
1/28/14 at 2:31 PM Platform for passion: Student Government invites campus to meet #BeSomebody founder Kash Shaikh on Friday 11/7/13 at 3:47 PM
Famed civil rights leader Angela Davis to speak at next UND ‘Great Conversation’ at the Fritz 1/30/13 at 3:05 PM
I Bought a Pork Sandwich with Bitcoin
"Ladies and Gentlemen! Step right up and try one of our world-famous BBQ Pork Sandwiches! It has onion. It has pickles. It has pork. It has BBQ. All on a soft, chewy bun. "It will only cost you 6.2 m...
1/17/14 at 6:08 PM Is Homeschooling Better? 10/21/13 at 8:19 AM
A Look at the United States Government Shutdown 10/17/13 at 10:02 AM
Rural Reflections Radio
Here is this week's Rural Reflections Radio program, the Vacation...
10/11/13 at 6:43 AM The Vacation 10/6/13 at 8:16 AM
Are you smarter than a 9-year-old?
I am intrigued today by a story from the Associated Press out of Minneapolis about a 9-year-old boy who was able to grab another person's luggage off the baggage carousel, skip out of a lunch bill, ge...
10/6/13 at 1:38 PM The non-passage penalty - starting at $13,375,000 a day. 10/1/13 at 10:16 PM
Patriot or Traitor? 7/4/13 at 9:20 AM
Sorry, we're closed. A look at the government shutdown from Time For Kids
The federal government has shut down. What does this mean and why did it happen? Check out the following news story from Time For Kids. You'll also find an informative video of kids asking questions. ...
10/2/13 at 10:32 AM Newspaper Election Activities 11/1/12 at 8:50 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
The Right, The Left, and the Newtown Massacre
In our polarized country we need a new plateau of perspective rising above the two standard, reactionary viewpoints. The political Right and Left responded to the Newtown school shooting, this traged...
12/18/12 at 9:04 AM The Boiling Point of Aaron Swartz's Suicide 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
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