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DAVE BRUNER: Photo Gallery — Autumn Reflections

The Red River of the North is overflowing it’s banks and has been at one of the highest levels ever for the month of October in years. Here photographer Dave Bruner shows how the backwaters have come around the trees that are now in fall color and have produced some cool autumn reflections.


Unheralded

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

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team skated to a 4-4 overtime tie with second-ranked Minnesota State on Friday night at Mankato Civic Center in nonconference play. Westin Michaud, Harrison Blaisdell, Dixon Bowen and Jackson Keane scored for the Fighting Hawks (2-0-1), while Lucas Sowder, Edwin Hookenson, Nathan Smith and Connor Mackey scored for the Mavericks (2-0-1). UND Adam …


LILLIAN CROOK: WildDakotaWoman — My Tomato Herb Phyllo Tart

I love to cook and I love to share food with family and friends. I’ve been cooking on my own for a crowd since I was 10 years old. The other night, I made this dish, which makes my husband very happy. Many friends requested the recipe. Here it is, a first for WildDakotaWoman. Tomato and Herb Phyllo Tart 7 …

CHUCK SCHUMACHER: Coach Chuck — Why It’s Important To Train Right

Everything we do amounts to training — intended or unintended — and you become what you’ve been trained to become. If correct movements are repeated and the correct mind-set applied, progress will be made; belief and technique are one. But if incorrect movements are repeated and they become habit, it won’t matter what you believe. If it’s a person’s goal …

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

Despite Ashley Brueggeman’s second-straight double-double —17 digs and 18 kills — the University of North Dakota women’s volleyball team dropped a four-set match to in-state rival North Dakota State University on Thursday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The Fighting Hawks (9-11 overall, 1-5 Summit League) fell 22-25, 26-24, 20-25, 23-25 to the Bison (8-11 overall, 3-4 Summit). Lydia Rutten …

PAULA MEHMEL: Shoot the Rapids — In Memory Of A Giant… And a challenge

“As a country, we are so much better than this, When we’re dancing with the angels, the question will be asked: In 2019, what did we do to make sure we kept our democracy intact?” — Elijah Cummings Elijah Cummings was the moral voice and conscience of the House of Representatives. The son of sharecroppers, he rose to the seat …

CHEF JEFF: One Byte At A Time — German Potato Salad

I’ll have to admit, traditional potato salad the way Mom made it and Therese’s version are high on my list of favorite foods. But a good German potato salad is hard to beat. Therese made the following recipe, an update of one in her Better Homes and Garden cookbook. It was the perfect complement to a ring of cooked beef …

NICK HENNEN: Now I See — Dakota Magic

Despite how this looks, and I suppose partially because of it, North Dakota is a beautiful place. I sometimes miss the wide openness and wildness of a good blizzard. The whole world shuts down and you can crawl under the covers with a good book for hours unnoticed. Stopping to listen to the wild wind. Appreciating the warmth of your …

TONY J BENDER: That’s Life — Our Gang’s Got a Hole in It

We all know how this works. The older we get the more often we’re reminded of it. Each entrance begets an exit. We contemplate these things as grandparents and parents get slow and gray, as we track the lines in our face in the mirror some mornings. But I never imagined a world without Gary Edwin Schlosser in it. Gare …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. Canisius College

Seven different players scored goals to lead the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team to an 8-1 win and a weekend sweep of Canisius College on Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. Cole Smith scored twice and Gabe Bast, Mark Senden, Westin Michaud, Andrew Peski, Harrison Blaisdell and Collin Adam added single tallies for the Fighting Hawks (2-0). Austin …

LILLIAN CROOK: WildDakotaWoman — A Long-Overdue Wild Badlands Day

My family journeyed west earlier this week for a long-overdue wild Badlands day. Our first stop was to view the ongoing bison round-up at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The corrals were full of bison and from outside the fence, we watched the trailers being loaded, and we could hear the racket those massive beasts make when their bodies meet steel. …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. Canisius College

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team opened its regular season in fashion with a 5-0 win over Canisius College (0-1) on Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. Jeff Bowen scored two goals to pace the Fighting Hawks (1-0). Shane Pinto, Grant Mishmash and Gabe Bast added single goals. UND goalie Adam Scheel had 11 saves, while the Golden …

PAULA MEHMEL: Shoot the Rapids — We Deserve Better

On Monday the U.S. withdrew approximately 1,000 troops from the Syrian border, allowing Turkey to slaughter our faithful allies, the Kurds, and leaving no one to guard the ISIS soldiers, allowing them to escape. On Friday the Turks dropped bombs so close to the U.S. troops that they almost returned fire. As fellow NATO members, the Turkish Army knows where …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — Grand Forks Red River Vs. Fargo Shanley

In a high school football game dominated by defense and played in wet, cold and windy conditions, Grand Forks Red River dropped a 10-0 Homecoming decision to Fargo Shanley on Thursday afternoon at Cushman Field in Grand Forks. The Roughriders fell to 2-5 on the season, while the Deacons raised their record to 6-1. The only scores came on a …

JIM FUGLIE: View From The Prairie — Taking Care Of My Eyes, One Canadian Drop At A Time

I wasn’t going to write about drug prices again because I like my pharmacist and don’t want to create any ill will toward him or Bismarck-Mandan pharmacists in general. Our pharmacists are not to blame for the outrageous behavior in the prescription drug business. They’re simply retailers, pawns in the big game of chess being played by the pharmaceutical and …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University of South Dakota

Emma Bangert and Mimi Eiden scored goals to lead the University of North Dakota women’s soccer team to a 2-1 Summit League win over the University of South Dakota on Thursday at Bronson Field in Grand Forks. Bangert’s goal came just 78 seconds after South Dakota tied the match 1-1 on a penalty kick by Alexis Mitchell. UND goalie Catherine …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University of Manitoba

Linemates Grant Mismash and Gavin Hain combined for six points to lead the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team to a 5-1 exhibition win over the University of Manitoba on Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. Hain scored two goals and Mismash chipped in four assists for the Fighting Hawks, who had a 49-12 edge in shots on goal. Shane …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University of California-Davis

Nate Ketteringham threw three touchdown passes and Brady Leach kicked a career-long 46-yard field goal with less than a minute left in the game to lift the University of North Dakota to a 38-36 Homecoming victory over No. 12 University of California-Davis on Saturday afternoon in the Alerus Center. The Fighting Hawks (3-2) were  paced on the ground by James …

TERRY DULLUM: The Dullum File — Gene Autry

Ken Burns’ wonderful, new documentary series “County Music” on PBS is just terrific. I hope you got a chance to see it. I was especially taken with one particular section of the film, on the country’s “singing cowboys” of the late 1940s and early 1950s. It got me thinking. That’s not always a good thing, but in this case harmless …

DAVE VORLAND: It Occurs To Me — Powerful Exhibition

Dorette and I devoted part of Wednesday to visiting the Minneapolis Institute of Art. We accomplished our main goal of seeing MIA’s new exhibition, “Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War: 1965–1975.” The artwork was organized by and is on loan from the Smithsonian’s American Art collection in Washington, D.C. Above is my iPhone picture of one of the …

TERRY DULLUM: The Dullum File — October (Scam) Fest

I don’t like online scammers very much. You know, the kind who steal the identity of a Facebook friend and then try to convince you to give up your personal information. It’s not very nice. So, from time time, I like to turn the tables on the scammers a little bit and, at the very least, waste some of their …

CLAY JENKINSON: The Jefferson Watch — ‘Robinson Crusoe’

Over the past few days, I have had the wonderful guilty pleasure of sitting down to read “Robinson Crusoe” cover to cover. I know I should have been doing other things, some of them pressing, but I just sat there and read this famous and fabulous account of a man who is shipwrecked on a small island off Venezuela and …

JIM FUGLIE: View From The Prairie — A ‘Health Time Bomb’ In North Dakota’s Oil Patch

“It’s like working on a health time bomb, we are the guinea pigs for the largest condensate spill in U.S. history. I am glad I got out but feel sorry for workers still there.” Those are the words of Paul Lehto, the man who blew the whistle a couple of months ago on what is proving to be one of the largest industry …

LILLIAN CROOK: WildDakotaWoman — My Country Music Memories

Although we have greatly anticipated its airing, at Red Oak House we mostly watched “Country Music” in delay, recording it for playback at our convenience, and we finished it Sunday afternoon. Every moment took me back to my many days in my father’s homeland, Mississippi, and my time in Nashville, when I was attending graduate school at Vanderbilt University, where …

TERRY DULLUM: The Dullum File — Facebook Fury

It’s funny what will get some people riled up on Facebook. I started posting on Facebook many years ago as a way to bring attention to some of the stories and interviews I was doing on television at the time. These days I post for my own amusement and perhaps for a bit of shameless self-promotion. But I have learned …

ERIC BERGESON: Photo Gallery — Arizona Adventure

Photographer Eric Bergeson recently took a drive along the Catalina Highway (officially the General Hitchcock Highway) up to Mount Lemmon in Pima County in southern Arizona. The highway is the only paved roadway providing access to the resort village of Summerhaven as well as various recreational and scientific facilities located near the summit of Mount Lemmon. Ascending from the desert floor …

NICK HENNEN: Now I See — Tuning In To Dad

Father and son, my dad and me were always tight. He was a cuddler, a lover and a deeply feeling man. He had the heart of a poet and lucky for me, I inherited this way of being in the world. He was so in love with my mom. They were always affectionate and gazing into each others eyes. Love …

TERRY DULLUM: The Dullum File — Twenty Questions (Or So) For Doug Allen Nash

Ken Burn’s terrific PBS documentary series “County Music” could result in a whole new batch of country music fans. And now a new voice is about to be heard in Grand Forks for the first time. Nashville recording artist and consummate showman Doug Allen Nash is bringing his acclaimed tribute to music icons Johnny Cash and Neil Diamond to the …

LILLIAN CROOK: WildDakotaWoman — Red Oak House Garden Notes No. 54: Time To Pay The Piper

You may have noticed that WildDakotaWoman has been quiet of late. I’ve been to England, Scotland and Wales for that time. Yup, a whole month. It was just as wonderful as I thought it would be and I’ll write about it when I have time. I don’t have time because I came home to at least a month worth of …

TIM MADIGAN: Anything Mentionable — A Familiar Story About Fred Rogers … And Favorite Words

In the past several weeks, in the trailers and articles I’ve seen and read about the upcoming Mister Rogers movie, much has been familiar. As many of you know, I, too, was a deeply troubled journalist who met Fred Rogers on assignment and became the beneficiary of his otherworldly presence, compassion and love. “The entirety of “A Beautiful Day in …

JEFF OLSON: Photo Gallery — Rocky Mountain National Park

Fort Collins, Co., photographer Jeff Olson recently spent some time traveling around Rocky Mountain National Park near Estes, Colo., with his wife, Joanne Plager Burke Olson. The 415-square-mile park spans the Continental Divide and encompasses protected mountains, forests and alpine tundra. It’s known for the Trail Ridge Road and the Old Fall River Road, drives that pass aspen trees and rivers. …

DAVE BRUNER: Photo Gallery — Morning Majesty

Photographer Dave Bruner gives credit to his wife, Sheila, for these spectacular photos. She called him on her way to work Tuesday and said the sunrise should be really good. Here’s what Dave had to say about it: “So, crawled out of my warm bed and headed out. Had this pond in mind that someday it would be a nice setting …

CLAY JENKINSON: The Jefferson Watch — Meriwether Lewis On The Ohio

The extension of the Lewis and Clark Trail from St. Louis all the way to Pittsburgh is an invitation for all of us to reboot our understanding of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The late Stephen Ambrose deserves credit for giving ample space to the Ohio River portion of the transcontinental journey in “Undaunted Courage” and for penning a sentence …

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

The University of North Dakota women’s volleyball team was dropped by Akron University by a score of 14-25, 23-25, 15-25 in the final of the UND Classic on Friday in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. UND’s Lydia Rutten and Sara Antic were  named to the All-Tournament team. The Fighting Hawks (8-6) were led by Ashley Brueggeman, who had 10 kills and …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. Eastern Washington University

The University of North Dakota women’s volleyball team won its home-opener against Eastern Washington University on Thursday in the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The scores were 21-15, 25-21, 21-25, 25-23, 15-9 in favor of the Fighting Hawks (8-5). The Eagles fell to 2-9. UND was led by Lydia Rutten, who had 18 kills. Ashley Brueggeman added 11 kills and 11 digs, becoming …

CHEF JEFF: One Byte At A Time — Beef And Cabbage Skillet

Skillet meals are a quick and easy way to cook fresh garden vegetables, especially tomatoes, carrots, onions and cabbage. Add a little meat to the mix, and you have a well-balanced dish that is full of vitamins, fiber and protein. The following recipe took only about a half an hour to prepare, which gave me plenty of time to work …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. Sam Houston State University

Freshman quarterback Tommy Schuster came off the bench to replace an injured Andrew Zimmerman to lead the University of North Dakota to a 27-23 win over 24th-ranked Sam Houston State University (1-2) on Saturday in the 55th annual Potato Bowl in the Alerus Center. It was UND’s ninth win over a nationally ranked team since joining the FCS ranks in 2008. …

CLAY JENKINSON: The Jefferson Watch — Help This Program Go Viral

The semipermanent guest host rebukes me for all the begging I do on “The Thomas Jefferson Hour.” I think you know I am mostly joking — but do send books, gas cards, wine, Yeti coolers and titles to your ranch. All in good fun. But here is what I really want from you. Help this program go viral. Tell everyone …

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

The University of North Dakota dropped a 38-7 decision to topped-ranked North Dakota State University in the much-anticipated nonconference matchup of the two former North Central Conference foes Saturday in the Fargodome. The win evened UND’s record at 1-1, while NDSU is now 2-0. UND’s lone score came in the second quarter on a 3-yard run by James Johannesson, who rushed …

JIM FUGLIE: View From The Prairie — It’s OK To Skip This Meeting — That’s What They Want

NDCC CHAPTER 61-29 LITTLE MISSOURI STATE SCENIC RIVER ACT The purpose of this chapter shall be to preserve the Little Missouri River as nearly as possible in its present state, which shall mean that the river will be maintained in a free-flowing natural condition, and to establish a Little Missouri River Commission. NDCC 61-29 Little Missouri Scenic River Commission Meeting Tuesday, …

CLAY JENKINSON: The Jefferson Watch — Guns And Madness

In the wake of Dayton and El Paso, we flirt again with the idea of doing something to lessen or prevent mass gun violence in America. All the polls show the same thing. The overwhelming majority of the American people want reasonable gun regulation: serious universal background checks, the banning of certain types of advanced weapons of war, the right …