My Last Story Ever About Duane Sand (I Hope)

 (NOTE: I started writing this story back in March, when I learned about former U.S. Senate candidate Duane Sand’s lawsuit against Job Service North Dakota. I finished writing about that lawsuit then, and posted the story, but never finished the financial end of the story of Duane’s campaign. Well, here it is. It’s pretty long,…
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North Dakota’s Image: We Just Don’t Give A Damn

It’s not important whether you see a refinery stack from the highest point in Theodore Roosevelt National Park’s South Unit. What’s important is what comes out of that stack. Meridian Energy’s publicity stunt the other night, hoisting a weather balloon from the site of their proposed refinery just three miles from the Park and proving…
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The End Of The Age Of Innocence

Dear Readers: I first wrote of James Henrikson in January of 2014, not long after the murder for hire of Doug Carlile, a crime for which he was recently sentenced to life in prison. I summarized the entire 2 1/2 years in an article for Dakota Country magazine which should be in the mail and…
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Crossing Over-Thank You, Dick Dobson, For The Reminder

By most measures, Dick Dobson should be about 150 years old. He’s got some hard miles on him, but at 81 he’s still got his memory and his health, and at that age, you can’t ask for much more. For those of you who don’t remember him, Dobson is the former editor and publisher of…
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What The Hell Just Happened?

Some random observations on yesterday’s election. WTF? Nobody—not me, not you, not Doug Burgum—could have predicted that outcome. Some predicted a Burgum win. Not me, although I had this nagging feeling every time I saw Ed on TV that maybe, just maybe, it could happen. But too many times I have predicted an election outcome…
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