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Freedom Friday: A history lesson on the persecution of people with disabilities - current laws
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 accomplished....
12/6/13 at 12:22 PM Freedom Friday: A history lesson on the persecution of people with disabilities in Minnesota 11/29/13 at 9:42 AM
Freedom Friday: A history lesson on the persecution of people with disabilities in North Dakota 11/22/13 at 8:24 AM
Local Food grows Healthy Community
Would you like to see more fresh locally grown food available in the metro? Fargo Public Access television channel 99 will be broadcasting through the month of December"Food for Change"a grass roots d...
12/3/13 at 8:24 PM Looking for a fun unique shopping experience? Small Business is where it's at 11/30/13 at 10:01 AM
Sorry again Hawaii, best state for 20 somethings is.... 10/19/13 at 8:19 AM
Read it now: the SSA 2012 Disability Statistical Report
In 2012: Social Security disability benefits were paid to just over 10.1 million people. In December 2012, payments to disabled beneficiaries totaled about$10.9 billion. Disabled workers, as compar...
11/25/13 at 3:51 PM Is everyone covered by Social Security? 11/8/13 at 9:04 AM
Social Security announces benefit increase for 2014 10/30/13 at 10:29 AM
Platform for passion: Student Government invites campus to meet #BeSomebody founder Kash Shaikh on Friday
The initial intent of#BeSomebodywas to inspire its creator, Kash Shaikh, to live his life with passion. Now, Shaikh hopes others will use the hashtag when displaying their passions through digital ...
11/7/13 at 2:47 PM Famed civil rights leader Angela Davis to speak at next UND ‘Great Conversation’ at the Fritz 1/30/13 at 2:05 PM
Washington D.C. speaker will discuss agricultural biotechnology Dec. 12 12/11/12 at 3:11 PM
Is Homeschooling Better?
I work for a school district, so it seems odd for me to ask such a question. Then again, one sees the good and bad when on the inside. I've written about this before. But even though state schools h...
10/21/13 at 7:19 AM A Look at the United States Government Shutdown 10/17/13 at 9:02 AM
Mail Order Heroin 9/24/13 at 7:04 AM
Rural Reflections Radio
Here is this week's Rural Reflections Radio program, the Vacation...
10/11/13 at 5:43 AM The Vacation 10/6/13 at 7:16 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 12:38 PM The non-passage penalty - starting at $13,375,000 a day. 10/1/13 at 9:16 PM
Patriot or Traitor? 7/4/13 at 8:20 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 9:32 AM Newspaper Election Activities 11/1/12 at 7:50 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 3:29 AM Presidential Elections and Historic Bridge Preservation: A Review of the 2008 Proposal 11/7/12 at 5:25 PM
Presidential Elections and Historic Bridge Preservation: An Interview with James Garvin 10/22/12 at 9:55 PM
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 8:00 AM The Right, The Left, and the Newtown Massacre 12/18/12 at 8:04 AM
Minnesota is Being Laughed At 10/25/12 at 7:13 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 3:47 PM Different strokes for different social media accounts 7/14/12 at 9:11 AM
Local government lobbying costs up a bit 6/25/12 at 10:04 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 12:22 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 9:46 AM Today's Ask Your Government 8/25/12 at 5:52 PM
Today's Ask Your Government 8/18/12 at 6:51 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 6:42 AM Cameras in court would have cast different light on Janklow case 8/16/11 at 2:15 PM
How high will the water go? 5/30/11 at 11:35 AM
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 9:58 AM