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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A Half-Assed Apology

Two things about the article I wrote about campaign signs the other day: I’m going to make a half-assed apology to John Warford for saying he had an illegal campaign sign in his yard, because, It turns out the Wayne Stenehjem campaign sign I wrote about wasn’t illegal. Warford in a minute. First the sign.…
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These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Things

One of Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem’s favorite things is to challenge laws passed by other governmental bodies, especially the federal government (and now, it seems, local governments too). One of Kathleen Wrigley’s favorite things is to see her picture in the paper. One of Odney Advertising’s favorite things is to collect nice commissions on ads…
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There, That’s Over With. Uh Huh.

Well, my wife was right. When I wrote a blog last week about this billionaire drug and sex king from California, Henry Nicholas, who’s financing the initiated measure called Marsy’s Law for North Dakota, spearheaded by Kathleen Wrigley, wife of North Dakota Lieutenant Governor Drew Wrigley, my wife said “You’re stirring up a hornet’s nest.”…
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