High Praise

Well, high praise from Pat Finken Monday, in the form of an e-mail from the Brighter Future Fund. Pat’s Superpac, Brighter Future Fund (yeah, right) is a big supporter of Wayne Stenehjem. Pat created his Superpac in 2012 with money from the North Dakota Republican Party and a bunch of big GOP donors like Jim…
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Voting For Burgum: A Primer For Democrats

It was late afternoon on an dreary late October day in 1990. I was stopped at the 5th Street railroad crossing in downtown Bismarck, waiting for a train to go by on the tracks in front of me. I looked to my left and there, in the car beside me, was Ed Schafer. He spotted…
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Pres-i-dent Clin-ton

This will be the shortest blog post I’ve ever written. (Cheering, clapping of hands!) So short you can probably read it at a stoplight on your way to work (but don’t comment-that would be illegal). Today is Tuesday, June 7, 2016, the day North Dakota Democrats will hold their presidential preference caucuses. I’ve already written…
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North Dakota’s Best Place: Can We Keep It That Way?

June, for me, marks the beginning of the end of “Spring fishing season.” I’m mostly a Missouri River fisherman. My fishing buddy Jeff lives on the river just south of Bismarck, and keeps his boat tied to the bank behind his house. It’s pretty easy to just jump in the boat and go, and we…
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The Feast Of Corpus Christi

“Well, we have to go to Mass SOMEWHERE,” I replied when Lillian suggested we drive 50 miles to participate in the annual Feast of Corpus Christi Mass at St. Clement’s Church in the rural community of Haymarsh. And so yesterday we stepped back in time, to 1937, or maybe 1887, and drove west on Interstate…
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