PAULA MEHMEL: Shoot the Rapids — Rules Of Engagement
RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — Grand Forks Royals Post 6 Vs. East Grand Forks Post 157
RON SCHALOW: Cramer’s Caging Of The Lambs & Silence Of The Trump Cult
 

RON SCHALOW: The Congressman With The Chain Link Head

When I was a youngster, chain link fencing started to pop up on a few yards on south hill in Minot. I remember thinking, “Gosh, I hope no kids get trapped in there.” Then I saw the gate. They all had gates. What a relief. Easy egress. These were a noncage fences. Now, when I … Continue reading RON SCHALOW: The Congressman With The Chain Link Head

DAVE BRUNER: Photo Gallery — Arches National Park

Grand Forks photographer Dave Bruner and his wife, Sheila, spent quite a bit of time recently in Arches National Park just north of Moab, Utah. The park has over 2,000 natural stone arches, in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive fins and giant balanced rocks in a landscape of contrasting colors, land forms and … Continue reading DAVE BRUNER: Photo Gallery — Arches National Park

DAVE VORLAND: It Occurs To Me — Being A Reporter

The other day, Dorette and I watched a television interview with the journalist Seymour M. Hersh, broadcast in connection with the release of his new book “Reporter.” It’s getting great reviews. So Wednesday, I hustled over to the nearest Barnes and Noble. The book had just arrived and was already sold out in the store. … Continue reading DAVE VORLAND: It Occurs To Me — Being A Reporter

CHUCK SCHUMACHER: Coach Chuck — The Neighborhood Pickup Baseball Game: Lessons from the Past

It’s a sunny afternoon at a local ball field. A bunch of kids have shown up to play baseball for hours, perhaps until dark or a mother’s voice is heard calling. Kids arrive with ball gloves hanging from handlebars and the sound of baseball cards in spokes. Some will have to leave early but usually others … Continue reading CHUCK SCHUMACHER: Coach Chuck — The Neighborhood Pickup Baseball Game: Lessons from the Past

TOM DAVIES: The Verdict — God Bless America

Presidents John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan each in his own time spoke at the Berlin Wall. Kennedy asked that the wall be removed because, as he put it, it separated parents from children, husbands from wives, families from friends. Reagan again asked for the wall to come down more than 25 years later. At … Continue reading TOM DAVIES: The Verdict — God Bless America

TONY J BENDER: That’s Life — And The Winner Is …

There was an election last week and Democracy lost. Just 19.66 percent of eligible North Dakotans voted — 114,340. Meanwhile, the winner, Apathy, recorded 467,301 yawns. The only place with lower turnout was North Korea. Isn’t it obvious now that we need more undocumented immigrants to do the voting Americans just won’t do? Even more … Continue reading TONY J BENDER: That’s Life — And The Winner Is …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — Grand Forks Blues Post 6 Vs. East Grand Forks Post 157

East Grand Forks Post 157 claimed a 12-5 win over the Grand Forks Blues Post 6 Tuesday night at Stauss Park in East Grand Forks. East Grand Forks was paced by Luke Vonesh, who had four hits and five RBI.  (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.

PAULA MEHMEL: Shoot the Rapids — Rules Of Engagement

As a blogger and Facebook presence, I use my forum to give my opinions but have always steered away from engaging in debate with others online, especially people I don’t know … until now. Perhaps it is because my posts and blogs are shared a lot and I get tagged in them, but in the … Continue reading PAULA MEHMEL: Shoot the Rapids — Rules Of Engagement

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — Grand Forks Royals Post 6 Vs. East Grand Forks Post 157

The Grand Forks Royals Post 6 jumped out to an early lead and overcame a fierce comeback by East Grand Forks Post 157 to claim a 14-10 American Legion baseball win Tuesday night at Kraft Memorial Field in Grand Forks. The Royals jumped to a 8-2 lead before falling behind 10-9. Brock Reller and Coby … Continue reading RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — Grand Forks Royals Post 6 Vs. East Grand Forks Post 157

RON SCHALOW: Cramer’s Caging Of The Lambs & Silence Of The Trump Cult

That rumble of keystrokes you hear on horizon is the sound of every North Dakota GOP official pounding out a condemnation of President Trump’s new barbaric policy of taking children from their parents and securing the tykes in cages. You won’t see that use in the chain-link fence catalog. Wait, nope. It’s just that stupid … Continue reading RON SCHALOW: Cramer’s Caging Of The Lambs & Silence Of The Trump Cult