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RON SCHALOW: From Adultery To Zinke

Holy moly, where has the time gone? It seems like only yesterday, Ryan Zinke was on North Dakota soil. Yes, THE Ryan Zinke. I still shiver at the thought. The ethically challenged secretary of the Interior — most in the Cabinet are corrupt, so it’s no big deal — was smack dab in Grand Forks, to fire up the Republican …


TERRY DULLUM: The Dullum File — The Empire Turns 20

In a few days, a week of events will mark the first two decades of the Empire Arts Center in Grand Forks. A 20th Anniversary Celebration Concert on April 21 will open the week that will also include an open mic night, a movie night and more and conclude with the Empire’s annual dinner and dance. The Empire is such …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — National Christmas Tree

The National Christmas Tree made a stop in downtown Grand Forks on Sunday morning, much to the delight of the crowd that gathered to see it at Town Square. The tree, from Kootenai National Forest in Montana, made the visit as part of the “U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Whistle Stop.” Grand Forks Mayor Michael Brown made a formal proclamation recognizing …

LILLIAN CROOK: WildDakotaWoman — I Go To Eastern North Dakota — AGAIN

Surprising as it may seem, I traveled to eastern North Dakota again this week, to take my octogenarian mother to visit her grandsons, Matthew and Michael McLaughlin. She hasn’t been on a road trip for quite some time and was quite excited at the prospect. But first, the drive east. My mother loves to go to thrift stores and when …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — Northern Valley Police Week Memorial Service

Law enforcement officials from agencies across North Dakota, Minnesota and Manitoba gathered Tuesday in Purpur Arena in Grand Forks to honor those who have fallen in the line of duty going back to 1890 at the annual Northern Valley Police Week Memorial Service, and photographer Russ Hons was there. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — Remembering Arnold Palmer

The world of golf lost a legend Sunday. Arnold Palmer, who was nicknamed “The King,” died in a Pittsburgh hospital while awaiting heart surgery. Palmer won seven major championships during his professional career, which spanned more than five decades. He won the Masters four times, The Open twice and the U.S. Open once. Here are some photos taken by Russ …

MICHAEL BOGERT: Photo Gallery — Blues On The Red, August 27, 2016

Happy Harry’s Blues on the Red wrapped up its 10th season Saturday night as Left Wing Bourbon Soul Band from Eau Claire, Wis., and Chicago’s Studebaker John & the Hawks put on a show before an overflowing crowd in Town Square in downtown Grand Forks. Photographer Michael Bogert took in the fourth and final concert of the summer and offers these …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — A Stormy Night In Grand Forks

Driving in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks proved to be a little hazardous early Tuesday night, as a fast-moving storm with high winds flooded city streets in less than an hour. Grand Forks photographer Russ Hons captured these spectacular images in Grand Forks. Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.

TERRY DULLUM: The Dullum File — Scammin’ The Scammers

I enjoy playing with scammers. You know, the ones who pretend to be your friends on Facebook. I like to think I’ve wasted at least some of their “work” time by keeping them occupied for as long as possible. Below is my actual conversation from Saturday: Scammer: Hello. How are you? Me: Doing well. Scammer: Am pretty good, life is …

NATASHA THOMAS: Challenging Conversation Corners — ‘Someone Else’s Job’: Defining A Responsibility In Diversity Work

A subject frequently brought to my attention whenever I discuss issues of diversity and inclusion is that of responsibility. For what perceptions or actions am I personally responsible?  Is it my job to make sure people don’t see me as an “angry black woman,” or is it the responsibility of another individual to recognize biases as they occur and do …

TERRY DULLUM — The Dullum File: Kim Holmes

Grand Forks does things a little differently sometimes. For example, instead of buildings, it names “lift stations” after people like Marilyn Hagerty and Dave Barry. A new tradition now, perhaps. Last night, the alley that runs behind Sanders 1907 restaurant was renamed “Kim Holmes Alley of Love.” To me, it seems like just yesterday that Kim rolled into town on …

TERRY DULLUM: The Dullum File — ‘Zombie Empire’

Remember  the Sony Pictures hacking scandal a few weeks back? Hackers released a ton of confidential data belonging to Sony Pictures Entertainment, including personal information about Sony employees, their salaries and whatnot.  It provided a glimpse of who was doing what to whom in Hollywood.   It embarrassed countless show business talent and executive-types and provided a lot of fun …