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The Donner Party
Did you learn this story in your American History class? My job as a substitute in Minneapolis puts me in all sorts of places to see and learn about the varied conditions within which the youth of Mi...
11/14/13 at 10:33 AM
The Black List on NBC
Recently my two favorite shows, Dexter and Breaking Bad, ended and I needed some new show to fill in. My wife and I decided to give The Black List on NBC a try. We set our DVR to record the series an...
11/7/13 at 4:44 AM
The Bridges of Des Moines Part III: The (lost) Truss Bridges
There are more bridge types that make Des Moines one of the most populous bridges in the Midwest. As we will see in this part, truss bridges were just as popular of a bridge design as the arch bridg...
10/28/13 at 9:58 AM The Bridges of Des Moines Part II: The Arch Bridges 10/17/13 at 9:47 AM
Newsflyer 27 May 2013 5/27/13 at 4:12 AM
Put Stress in its Place
A young lady confidently walked around the room while leading and explaining stress management to an audience with a raised glass of water. Everyone knew she was going to ask the ultimate question, 'h...
10/20/13 at 9:07 AM
‘Austin Legacy Awards’ to be given to four UND communication alumni during Homecoming ceremony
The University of North DakotaCenter for Community Engagementis honoring four alumni ?all former students of the late UND journalism professorAlvin Austin thathave distinguished themselves in their ...
10/10/13 at 4:03 PM UND to co-host North Dakota GIS Users Conference in Grand Forks Sept. 10-12 9/6/13 at 12:38 PM
Site recommendation and building committees named for new UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences 6/14/13 at 1:20 PM
Pros and cons of 'Insidious: Chapter 2'
I was so jazzed to see Part 2 of one of the best, most original horror movies I've seen this decade. And that was my No. 1 mistake. Ya gotta go in with low to no expectations. But all was not lost. ...
9/19/13 at 1:21 AM Screen Time: G.I. Joe, 'Oz the Great and Powerful' delivers 4/4/13 at 9:30 PM
Happy Birthday, James Rosenquist
From the North Dakota Museum of Art: Museum to Celebrate James Rosenquists 80th Birthday James Rosenquist has always maintained a connection to North Dakota. He was born in 1933 at the Deaconess Hos...
8/18/13 at 6:51 AM Paul James 5/10/12 at 11:40 AM
Pete the Cat 5/1/12 at 12:42 PM
A pixel of Charon proves Pluto probe has its eye on the target
NASA's New Horizons spacecraftjust took its first picture of Pluto's moon Charon. Not bad, not bad at all, especially considering the photo was snapped from 550 million miles away. The probemade a ...
7/13/13 at 8:19 PM Meet the James Webb Space Telescope, time machine extraordinaire 6/16/13 at 8:49 AM
Pixel planet is home sweet home 9/5/12 at 11:31 AM
James Moor-Kickstarter/Against The Grain
5/21/13 at 2:59 PM James Moors, Superior, Kickstarter Project 5/15/13 at 6:18 AM
Twin Ports Bridge Festival 6/13/12 at 5:27 AM
Legislative notebook: Senate backs gasoline tax hike
By Don Davis and Danielle Killey Minnesota senators voted Friday to raise the state gasoline tax 5 cents in the next few years. After the Senate Transportation Committee in recent weeks removed a gas ...
5/11/13 at 10:15 AM Farm bill may wait for fiscal cliff resolution 11/14/12 at 10:11 AM
They read same Bible, but come up with marriage differences 7/16/12 at 2:17 PM
Students and mentors partner up through AAS
Many of the Fargo Public Schools Development Foundations efforts to benefit the Districts students involves the funding of programs and initiatives. However, one of its flagship programs, Adopt-A-Sc...
4/29/13 at 8:00 AM "BackPack" program receives $100,000 commitment 9/20/12 at 11:04 AM
Agassiz begins anew 3/9/12 at 12:06 PM
Hope everyone enjoys their holiday weekend, have a deluge of video and info coming over the next couple of days as we get set for the opening of Spring Football for NDSU. Wanted to give an update on t...
3/30/13 at 3:40 PM
James Beard's Pita Bread
Whenever I open a bag of sunflower seeds at the cabin, I am reminded of the many times I watched my father open flour sacks for Mom. She bought flour in 25-pound sacks and Dad pulled out the stitching...
3/20/13 at 7:56 AM
Poached Salmon Two Ways
Two years ago this month, we said goodbye to James ORourke, a man renowned in our community for his tireless commitment to the arts and his great support of local artists and businesses. At Sarellos, ...
3/13/13 at 9:14 PM The Man at Table 34 3/13/13 at 5:30 AM
The trouble with tribbles...
I found myself thinking about James T. Kirk, the Captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise, quite a bit today. I recognize the fact that I can roll his name off my tongue and can still remember his dramatic po...
1/24/13 at 7:38 PM I would not sob uncontrollably... 9/9/09 at 12:45 AM