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Three-way race for ND secretary of state features two 'independent' Republicans, one Democrat
New footage appears to show Saudi suspect wearing Jamal Khashoggi's clothing
Trump uses 'Pocahontas' as a slur. Here's her sad history.
Migrant caravan swells to more than 5,000 as group marches toward US
One of two men convicted in brutal 1985 double slaying in Minot to be released
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Jimmies, Bulldogs draw in women's soccer
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Vikings QB Cousins keeps fumble streak alive, but this one worked out OK
Ibrahimovic leads Galaxy past Minnesota, near playoffs
United pulls out stops for a well-attended farewell at TCF Bank Stadium
Commentary: Voting is easy for Native Americans in North Dakota…says Senator Heidi Heitkamp?
Commentary: Let's talk manpower
Some things are worth saving
Commentary: Heitkamp has yet to answer serious questions about campaign ad victimizing sexual assault survivors
ND voters should support Cramer for Senate, Armstrong for House
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James "Jim" Hastings
Elizabeth L. "Betty" (Jager) Van Steenvoort
Richard "Dick" Miller
Wearing 'multitasker' badge of honor despite drawbacks
Practicing moderation, spending time with family top the holiday to-do list
A decorating dream in the White House: SD native spends three days as volunteer decorator sty White House
What you need in your winter survival kit
Keep the plant that makes a difference
Community calendar of events for Oct. 22, 2018
Staying in contact: Older worker stays in touch with people through the job
Staying bright and helping others: Volunteer says helping the community keeps her active
Calendar for Oct. 20, 2018
Little Free Library founder dies, Wisconsin man believed books could make better neighborhoods
Jamestown marriage licenses for Oct. 20, 2018
Births for Oct. 18, 2018
Jerry and Pat Sova
August 9, 2018
Commentary: Gutsy and gritty farming conversations are worth it
HARWOOD, N.D. — With farm fields surrounding us in rural Cass County I was seated at table five at the fifth annual Banquet in a Field...
August 9, 2018 - 12:32pm
July 5, 2018
When someone asks 'how are you doing?' tell the truth
"How are you doing?" is a common daily question in the rural Upper Midwest culture I call home. It's like a greeting of hello. You hear it in...
July 5, 2018 - 5:05pm
June 22, 2018
Commentary: Bye-bye landline and premium cable TV
When there's national and global upheaval around us, it's human nature to start looking for something in our life we can control. While checking...
June 22, 2018 - 3:24pm
April 20, 2018
The gift of a supportive mother-in-law
WISHEK, N.D. — Aside from my husband, one of the most important relationships I've had to cultivate is with my mother-in-law. This week...
April 20, 2018 - 2:00pm
February 4, 2018
How can communities overcome the 'you're not from here' culture to grow for the future?
At a recent small business seminar in my rural community, I asked the speaker, a young attorney who relocated her practice from Minneapolis-St....
February 4, 2018 - 3:26am
Food shaming: Why I'm avoiding foods labeled "Non-GMO Project" verified
I recently grabbed a can of diced tomatoes from my pantry shelf and the "Non-GMO Project" butterfly logo caught my eye. There were many labels...
January 4, 2018 - 6:56pm
November 25, 2017
Commentary: What no one tells you on a college football recruiting visit
Our son played in his first season on the field for the University of North Dakota football team. I learned about what no one tells on recruiting...
November 25, 2017 - 8:11am
October 21, 2017
Column: If only the chair could talk
My grandma came to visit us last week. While chatting at one point, I was sitting in a pink chair that once belonged to my dad's grandma. I mentioned...
October 21, 2017 - 10:28am
September 30, 2017
Pinke: Don't be afraid to get outside your echo chamber
How does a woman from rural North Dakota find herself at the Dole Institute of Politics in Lawrence, Kan., for a discussion group series? As...
September 30, 2017 - 6:11am
September 22, 2017
PINKE POST: 3 simple rules to make the most of family meals
Did you know September is National Family Meals Month? Less than 40 percent of American families eat meals together three or more times a week,...
September 22, 2017 - 3:26pm
August 21, 2017
Do you need a dose of leadership courage?
This past week, on a couple occasions, I was reminded of what my husband calls "leadership courage." The first instance happened while attending...
August 21, 2017 - 4:08am
August 12, 2017
Buying local fuels communities
I'm one year into a four-year term on the Wishek (N.D.) City Council. At our recent monthly meeting, the importance of buying local came up in...
August 12, 2017 - 7:59am
July 29, 2017
My kids have a 1980s-like summer of play
I recently read an article that described me as a Xenial, a micro-generation born between 1977 and 1983. We were raised in an analogy childhood,...
July 29, 2017 - 6:05am
July 15, 2017
Column: I confess, I no longer pray for rain
"Pray for rain." I've heard that statement often in recent weeks. A hashtag, #prayforrain, has even been circulating. Growing up in and around...
July 15, 2017 - 9:09am
July 8, 2017
In life's droughts, don't be afraid to take a chance
I married a man I met on an airplane. In July 2005, my life was in a bit of a drought, similar to the ground I live on today. I owned a house...
July 8, 2017 - 10:01am