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October 14, 2013
Column: Online for-profit colleges exploit students
While the Internet is full of scams and misinformation, the evolution of the online for-profit college is becoming one of the more serious issues as gullible students are lured into the system with unfounded claims and promises. Having 20 years of experience in the classroom, I am...
October 14, 2013 - 5:44am
September 23, 2013
Column: N.D. feeds the hungry while Congress haggles
As Congress haggles over the food stamp program, at least three major North Dakota cities are doing their best to fight hunger at home and abroad. Minot -- "Feed My Starving Children" Nov. 23 Barring another flood, 3,000 volunteers will gather in the North Dakota...
September 23, 2013 - 4:58am
June 27, 2013
Opinion Corner: NDHSAA deserves praise
It's not often the North Dakota High School Activities Association earns praise. That's not to say it makes bad decisions; it just makes many unpopular ones. Often the most frustrating of the unpopular decisions is when an advisory committee recommends a change in its sport, and...
June 27, 2013 - 6:45am
June 15, 2013
Column: Columbines can bring happiness to the garden
There are certain flowers that I call "happy" flowers because of their characteristics. The Columbine falls into this category with their carefree...
June 15, 2013 - 7:00am
Column: Negative ads bank on voters' ignorance
"I've never seen more irresponsible personal attacks, mean-spirited slander, and flat-out dishonest attack ads, and I don't expect that tone to change before the election." That's how Rick Warren, author of best-selling The Purpose Driven Life, put it when he cancelled his proposed...
October 15, 2012 - 5:56am
July 27, 2012
Visiting Hyalite with a good friend
"The Lord made the world round so Labradors wouldn't fall off the edge." -- Gene Hill "So, how far are we going?" Tommy Moon asks from the passenger seat of the old Suburban. "Sixteen miles to Hyalite Reservoir. It's about 3,000 feet higher in elevation than Bozeman, and it will...
July 27, 2012 - 7:10am
April 23, 2012
My 'Golden Years' turned out to be brass
"Adapt" was the advice I got from District Judge Joel Medd, a friend and former student, when we commiserated about the problems of aging. Good advice. Many elderly people die early because their bodies and their minds are out of sync. Their minds keep suggesting things that bodies...
April 23, 2012 - 6:44am
April 20, 2012
Ear protection is no joke
There is an old joke about two aged hunters in a duck blind, and the first is telling the second about how good his new hearing aids are working. The second hunter asks, "What kind are they?" The first hunter looks at his watch and replies, "Nine o'clock." The reality is that hearing...
April 20, 2012 - 7:32am
Big fish: keeping or releasing early in the season
Each week I close my column with my contact email information. Later, when the inbox dings to signal a new message has arrived, I'm never certain what the pretense for the email is, but I do enjoy the electronic communication. Recently a reader took issue with an explanation I previously...
April 20, 2012 - 7:29am
April 17, 2012
Opinion Corner: Celebrating a squirrel? Say it ain't so
There is no greater goal among professional athletes than an opportunity to hoist a championship trophy and know you are among the best in the world. To have that small fortune of diamonds on your ring finger that lets the world know you are the best. The St. Louis Cardinals front...
April 17, 2012 - 6:35am
March 23, 2012
Cast iron pans a wise investment
Last year Laurie and I drove all the way to Texas to deliver fish, my mother's china set, a boyhood rocking chair and other things to daughter Katrina and her husband. But I forgot to include one of my five cast iron fry pans that I had planned to give her. Forgoing the punishing...
March 23, 2012 - 7:38am
Birding an enjoyable and unique outdoor experience
I've had the opportunity to hunt many different places and species across North Dakota, much of it a result of having lived in more than 10 different zip codes across the state. It's those places, and the people who go with them, that often account for the best memories. While we...
March 23, 2012 - 7:34am
March 12, 2012
Future of higher ed now in N.D. Supreme Court
What started out as a quarrel over the Sioux logo has now become a major threat to the authority of the Board of Higher Education. The Supreme Court decision, whatever it is, will have repercussions for years to come. With the Legislative Council now hiring attorneys to challenge...
March 12, 2012 - 6:56am
February 27, 2012
History explains Democratic delegation in Washington
One of the most common curiosities about North Dakota politics during the past few years has been the mystery of a heavily Republican state being represented in Washington by three Democrats when Rep. Earl Pomeroy and Sens. Byron Dorgan and Kent Conrad were serving. The truth is...
February 27, 2012 - 6:17am
February 25, 2012
City tree pruning is responsibility of everyone
As I was walking home the other day, I noticed all the tree trimming that has been done in various parts of town. I have heard all about the...
February 25, 2012 - 7:17am