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Some migrants separated from their children struggle with whether to let them stay in the US
Weather ahead: U.S. warm, North Dakota normal with warmer winter likely
Somalis granted Temporary Protected Status extension, call it a 'relief'
Mayor of North Dakota's smallest city of 3 dies
'Difficult days ahead': Boys, 4 and 15, still recovering from triple-fatal crash
nation and world
Committee reverses course, will allow 3x3 OTs in college hockey
Sport Shorts: July 20
TEXAS AND BACK: Irey rubbing shoulders with former major leaguers
Upgrades in basketball never stop as Dexter Werner signs another international pro contract
UND men's basketball continues European trend with two international additions
Kindness can save lives
Commentary: Prairie Public’s antenna problem seems like Prairie Public’s problem
Commentary: Heidi Heitkamp’s political allies hire actors to play stereotypical 'cranky' and 'trusting' North Dakotans with accents
Letter to the editor: ND residents need protections in ACA
Commentary: Fargo day care supporters dispute state's version of events
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Wilfred "Willie" Anton
William "Pete" Erwin
Gordon James Johnson
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
Downtown Arts Market may move indoors tonight
Community calendar of events for July 19, 2018
An Alabama man walked almost 20 miles to his new job. When his boss found out, he gave him a car.
Orphan Grain Train holding open house
Library holding used book sale
Rick and Carma Maddock
Births for June 27, 2018
Births for June 21, 2018
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
July 2, 2017
Bubba Schweigert speaks in Zeeland Hall
The Zeeland Hall was recently named to the National Register of Historic Places. To commemorate the milestone, University of North Dakota head...
July 2, 2017 - 2:14pm