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Fargo series debut piquing interest in the real Fargo story
There's a new cable series based on the movie coming out on Tuesday (Fargo on FX channel). It likely won't represent much of what really goes on here, but it does create awareness. Forbes Joel Kotkin ...
4/13/14 at 8:09 AM Congratulations to the history making Bison! 3/23/14 at 4:46 PM
Bison and Coach Phillips making it fun! 3/22/14 at 10:12 AM
Freedom Friday: Landmark settlement for employment of people with disabilities
(Information from Dan Barry, The New York Times) The Justice Department announced today that it has entered into the nations first statewide settlement agreement vindicating the civil rights of indiv...
4/11/14 at 8:08 AM What's Wrong Wednesday: Accessible parking violation 3/12/14 at 8:34 AM
What's Wrong Wednesday: One picture is worth a thousand words 3/4/14 at 9:49 AM
Are SSI amounts the same all across the country?
Q: Are SSI amounts the same all across the country? A: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is very different from Social Security even though both programs are administered by the Social Security Admi...
4/2/14 at 11:51 AM SSA disability decision expedited for vets with 100% VA compensation 3/20/14 at 10:04 AM
SSA testimony to Congress about anti-fraud efforts 3/10/14 at 11:14 AM
MEDIA ADVISORY: Higher Education Day, Sponsored by UND Student Government
WHO: UND Student Government, Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley, Area Legislators, Higher Education Officials, and additional UND students WHAT: Higher Education Day luncheon, with presentations from representativ...
3/25/14 at 3:39 PM UND extends Chester Fritz Library hours in response to students’ requests 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
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
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
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
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