Oil Patch Dispatch
By Kathleen J. Bryan
Forum News Service
WILLISTON, N.D. -- Darrel Harris is something of a Renaissance man.
The 62-year-old truck driver from Milton-Freewater, Ore., has worked as a teacher, commercial fisherman and for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He even managed an auto parts store in southeast Asia for five years.
I get bored. I like doing new things, Harris said.
Two years ago...
September 14, 2014 - 10:48pm
Shootin' the Wit
This weekend marks the 5-year anniversary of putting down my favorite childhood dog, Bullet.
I know I've written about this black lab before, but I was telling a friend the other day that Hines has some of the same characteristics that Bullet did, and in fact, I've always believed that maybe maybe Hines has Bullets spirit. Maybe God knew I loved Bullet so much that he put a piece of his pe...
September 12, 2014 - 2:59pm
Outdoors with Sam Cook
The annual raptor migration has begun, and counters at Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory in Duluth are documenting it daily. Chief counter Karl Bardon and his crew began counting in mid-August.
As always, sharp-shinned and broad-winged hawks are among the most common early migrants. As of Monday, some 187 sharpshins and 165 broadwings had been counted so far this fall. In addition, 153 bald eagles...
September 02, 2014 - 4:50pm
Stutsman County's Most Wanted
The Stutsman County Sheriffs Office is currently looking for Eric Matthew Kagle.
Kagle is described as a 25-year-old white male, 5 feet 4 inches, 180 pounds, with green eyes and brown hair.
He has a bench warrant for his arrest for failure to appear to serve his jail sentence for three counts of misdemeanor theft of property and two counts of felony dealing in stolen property.
Also, law enfo...
March 04, 2013 - 9:47pm
Have you every wondered why black beans have become so popular in the United States in recent years? They've long been a staple in our south-of-the-border neighbor, Mexico, where they're called frijoles negros.
Now, Americans have discovered that black beans not only are uniquely delicious but nutritious as well.
Few foods have as solid a nutritional profile as black beans. They are loaded wi...
February 08, 2013 - 2:31pm