TONY J BENDER: That’s Life — Another Current Events Quiz
ERIC BERGESON: Photo Gallery — High Plains And Mountain Majesty
RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. Northern Arizona University
 

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — Grand Forks Curling Club

Curling has been in the forefront lately, with the U.S. men’s team reaching the gold-medal match with Sweden on Saturday in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games taking place in PyeongChang, South Korea. On Wednesday, photographer Russ Hons made a trip  to the newly rebuilt Grand Forks Curling Club, which was founded in 1960, and here … Continue reading RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — Grand Forks Curling Club

NANCY EDMONDS HANSON: After Thought — No Magic Bullets

Of course, it’s about the guns. Let’s get past that right now. The 19-year-old who slaughtered 14 teens and three teachers at a Florida school so much like Fargo South or Moorhead High was able to buy a military-grade weapon undeterred … though a federal law from a saner era, the 1968 Gun Control Act, … Continue reading NANCY EDMONDS HANSON: After Thought — No Magic Bullets

TOM DAVIES: The Verdict — Sold! The Congress Of The United States

It’s been a long time since I’ve felt so absolutely convinced that the future of our country will be secure. The reason is our youth … the youth who have been maligned, criticized and bullied by the adult world as though there were no good kids left. I’ve always understood the kids were taking an … Continue reading TOM DAVIES: The Verdict — Sold! The Congress Of The United States

MARTIN C. FREDRICKS IV: Four The Record — I Call BS, Too, And My Conscience Screams NO!

Please join me in saying NRA? No Way! and using #NRANoWay on social media. My Facebook friend, Steven G. Johnk, better known as Spider, created this graphic (on top of this blog). It’s right in line with what many of the survivors of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting are saying. Here are the comments of … Continue reading MARTIN C. FREDRICKS IV: Four The Record — I Call BS, Too, And My Conscience Screams NO!

MARTIN C. FREDRICKS IV: Four The Record — Let’s Add One Word To The NRA’s Talking Point

The National Rifle Association’s key talking point rolled out as predictably as the sad reality that another mass shooting will happen soon in a U.S. school. “This is not the time to discuss gun control.” Let’s add just one word to the key talking point: This is not the ONLY time to discuss gun control. … Continue reading MARTIN C. FREDRICKS IV: Four The Record — Let’s Add One Word To The NRA’s Talking Point

JIM FUGLIE: View From The Prairie — Whither The Measure 6 Coalition?

Word comes this week that the organizing committee for a group of North Dakotans who want to raise North Dakota’s Oil Extraction Tax back to the level it was at before the Legislature cut it in 2015 has decided to postpone its initiated measure campaign. Postpone but not abandon. A wise choice, I’d say. Although … Continue reading JIM FUGLIE: View From The Prairie — Whither The Measure 6 Coalition?

PAULA MEHMEL: Shoot the Rapids — A False Idol

There is a meme that makes the rounds on my Facebook feed after every school shooting that makes my blood boil. It takes the form of two letters. The first says “Dear God, Why do you allow so much violence in our schools? Signed, a concerned student.” The response reads “Dear Concerned Student, I’m not allowed … Continue reading PAULA MEHMEL: Shoot the Rapids — A False Idol

TONY J BENDER: That’s Life — Another Current Events Quiz

Because America leads the world in news, it is incumbent upon us to periodically review current events so that when an undocumented immigrant stops you on the street and asks, what the hell is going on, you’ll know. This may also come in handy on your ACT, SAT or POS test. 1. According to former … Continue reading TONY J BENDER: That’s Life — Another Current Events Quiz

ERIC BERGESON: Photo Gallery — High Plains And Mountain Majesty

A rare cloudy day in Arizona is a treat, “the mountains get moody and dramatic,” according to Eric Bergeson, who recently took a trip southeast of Tucson through some ranch country and then over the Santa Rita Mountain range.

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. Northern Arizona University

Geno Crandall scored a team-high 28 points and Dale Jones added 16 points to lead the University of North Dakota men’s basketball team to a 86-81 Big Sky Conference overtime victory over Northern Arizona University on Saturday in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Marlon Stewart chipped in 13 points and equaled his career-high with nine assists for the Fighting … Continue reading RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. Northern Arizona University