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Students generate ideas for reusing old power plant PressPass

David Fitzgerald and Lisa Faulkner left Fargo three months ago and moved into a home on Elm Street in south Moorhead.

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Clay detective's work draws honors PressPass

Officer helped bring defendants in federal drug-trafficking investigation to justice
When Chuck Anderson heard that a suspect in a drug-related murder planned to visit an inmate at the Clay County Jail, the detective with the Clay County Sheriff’s Department watched and waited.

Moorhead faces possible service cuts, layoffs PressPass

The message to Moorhead residents and city workers was loud and clear Monday night during a meeting of the Moorhead City Council committee of the whole.

Students generate ideas for reusing old Moorhead power plant PressPass

David Fitzgerald and Lisa Faulkner left Fargo three months ago and moved into a home on Elm Street in south Moorhead.

Grandparents at odds over custody of 4-year-old orphan PressPass

In her young life, 4-year-old Leah Ashley Johnson has experienced many losses. Her father, Eric Johnson, died Oct. 31 in a car crash near Wyndmere, N.D. Her mother, Heather Johnson, died in a car crash in Rhode Island in November 2005.

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Man will look into deadly accident PressPass

Anderson ‘widely known for integrity’
A former federal prosecutor and veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps is the man the city of Fargo has picked to investigate problems with a Fargo roadway linked to a fatal crash.

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Warm welcome: Hooligans back from Kuwait mission PressPass

It’s good to see snow instead of sand,” said Donald Clarke, moments after the staff sergeant stepped off the plane Wednesday at Fargo’s Hector International Airport.

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Land grab stirs call for school vote PressPass

Work has already begun on Judge Ronald N. Davies High School at 70th Avenue and 25th Street South in Fargo and school officials hope construction will start in earnest early in 2009. Done deal, right? Not so fast, say some who feel that School District residents should have been allowed to vote on the project, expected to cost $44.4 million.

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Woman rescued after being attacked by own dog PressPass

Billie Wegner had clipped her dog’s toenails before and sometimes it earned her a growl or a snap from Noah, her 10-year-old Great Pyrenees. But the Hawley, Minn., woman wasn’t prepared for what happened Monday when she tried to groom her dog.

Detroit Lakes man helps others escape burning jet PressPass

Rich Kostynick Jr. says his dad isn’t one to blow his own horn too loudly. So others are doing it for him.

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Ahlin: The Fourth at the lake: as ‘purrfect’ as it can get PressPass

Before our older daughter and her husband were married, he and a friend stayed with my parents while they played a golf tournament in a town near where my folks lived.

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Ahlin: Deen might not be racist, but she doesn’t get a pass PressPass

Gigi (pronounced “gicky”) insisted that she and her family had no idea Jews were sent to concentration camps; in fact, they knew nothing of Nazi atrocities until World War II was over.

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Ahlin: Jay Gatsby’s grand saga still resonates with us PressPass

Never – not in my entire life – have I used the word “orgiastic” in a sentence. Not written. Not spoken. Returning to “The Great Gatsby” (the novel) after seeing its latest movie version by director Baz Luhrmann, however, the word jumped out at me from the text of the last page.

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Ahlin: Sexual assault, generals and Senate Neanderthals PressPass

When Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., questioned a lineup of military generals in a Capitol Hill hearing last week concerning the terrible problem of sexual assault in the military, the importance of her Senate win over Todd “legitimate rape” Akin was made crystal clear.

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Ahlin: Cameras here, cameras there – cameras everywhere PressPass

As a fan of the HGTV program “Love It or List It,” I know when Hilary – the designer redoing a couple’s current home – is in big trouble, and David – the Realtor out to sell the couple a different home – is looking good.

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Ahlin: The three faces of China: Tibet, Hong Kong, mainland PressPass

Were there six different types of military/police on the streets of Tibet? Tourists are strictly forbidden to take pictures of officers in law enforcement uniforms of any kind, which makes it hard for me to remember.

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Ahlin: Angelina Jolie, cancer and health care choices PressPass

Only once did I come close to seeing Angelina Jolie in a movie and that wasn’t in a theater. While flipping TV channels, I happened onto “Mr & Mrs Smith,” the movie infamous for beginning her relationship with Brad Pitt. I remember watching for a few minutes and thinking, “Gee, this is dumb,” and changing the channel.

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Ahlin: Most of all, do justice to our mothers’ stories PressPass

Concluding her acknowledgements following her 500-plus page book, “Wild Swans,” the Chinese-born writer Jung Chang made brief mention of her mother. Had she made the mention in a prologue, I might not have noticed. However, coming at the end, it stuck with me.

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Ahlin: Congressional action exposes phony nature of sequester PressPass

Wow. For one brief moment, Congress acted decisively.

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Ahlin: Mary sees parallels between ND and China child policies PressPass

As if jet lag and moldy food in a refrigerator not opened in almost a month weren’t bad enough, the first words I heard after parking my car in the grocery store lot were, “Hey Sunshine, I hear you’ve been to China.”

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