NANCY EDMONDS HANSON: After Thought — Raised On The Back Of The Box
DAVE VORLAND: Photo Gallery — Snapshots Of The Caribbean
XIAO ZHANG: Up The Mountain, Load By Load
 

JOHN STRAND: Taking Liberty — North Dakota Nasty

We have a huge public relations problem here in the Peace Garden State. While the world was watching the DAPL pipeline controversy, North Dakota failed abysmally in influencing the narrative telling people about us. What they see casts us in anything but a positive light. We need to acknowledge this. The movie Fargo gave us an … Continue reading JOHN STRAND: Taking Liberty — North Dakota Nasty

RON SCHALOW: Toodle-oo Caribou!

Stanley rushes into the bar at 1.2 miles per hour and finds Orville nursing a drink. “Orv, I need to borrow $5,000. Do you have that much on you? Fifties, if you got them.” “Gawd. Bartender!” Orv dramatically jabs a bony finger at his glass. “You let the bartender hold your loot, Orv? That seems … Continue reading RON SCHALOW: Toodle-oo Caribou!

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota vs. North Dakota State University

Geno Crandall scored a career-high 24 points and Corey Baldwin chipped in 13, all in the second half, as the University of North Dakota men’s basketball team soundly defeated North Dakota State University 74-56 on Wednesday night at the Scheels Center in Fargo. The win was the Fighting Hawks (5-2) first in Fargo since 2003. Drick Berstine added 12 points for … Continue reading RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota vs. North Dakota State University

DAVE VORLAND: It Occurs To Me — The Mystery Of Dreaming

Recently, I Googled “Why do we dream?” What I learned was that scientists don’t really know. There are a jillion theories. For example, one source argues it’s merely the brain responding to biochemical and electrical impulses that occur during sleep. Another believes dreaming “is a form of consciousness that somehow unites past, present and future in processing … Continue reading DAVE VORLAND: It Occurs To Me — The Mystery Of Dreaming

JEFF OLSON: Photo Gallery — Remembering Pearl Harbor

Seventy-five years ago today, the United States was thrust into World War II with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Alexandria, Va., photographer Jeff Olson stopped by the he World War II Memorial to “touch the words” of the memorial that honors the 16 million who served in the Armed Forces of the U.S., … Continue reading JEFF OLSON: Photo Gallery — Remembering Pearl Harbor

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota vs. South Dakota State University

The combination of Macy Miller and Madison Guebert were too much for the University of North Dakota women’s basketball team Tuesday night as the Fighting Hawks dropped a 83-72 nonconference decision to visiting South Dakota State University before a small-than-usual crowd of 1,200 in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Blizzard Alivia kept many would-be fans at … Continue reading RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota vs. South Dakota State University

TOM DAVIES: The Verdict — Consider All The Alternatives For Building A Safer Pipeline

For the first time in hundreds of years, the Native Americans have what seems to be an astounding victory. I’ve included the exact copy of the letter here from the Army Corps of Engineers, hereinafter referred to as the Corps. The president-elect has not weighed in but supports the pipeline. North Dakota’s governor, U.S. senators … Continue reading TOM DAVIES: The Verdict — Consider All The Alternatives For Building A Safer Pipeline

NANCY EDMONDS HANSON: After Thought — Raised On The Back Of The Box

I was all set to make the first pumpkin pie of the holiday season when I discovered an essential part of the family tradition had gone AWOL. Handed down by my grandmother and Mom herself, the heirloom recipe we’ve always prepared was missing! No, disaster hadn’t hit my 60-year-old recipe box; nor had Grandma’s old … Continue reading NANCY EDMONDS HANSON: After Thought — Raised On The Back Of The Box

DAVE VORLAND: Photo Gallery — Snapshots Of The Caribbean

Dave Vorland recently returned from a trip to the Caribbean, which included stops in the island of Dominica and Puerto Rico, where he took these photographs.

XIAO ZHANG: Up The Mountain, Load By Load

So there they were, taking each step slowly and with great care. They usually put one hand on the iron chains that run along the steep path that goes up the mountain, while leaving the other hand on the carrying pole on their shoulder for balance. From a few steps behind, you could hear them … Continue reading XIAO ZHANG: Up The Mountain, Load By Load