The New Guy Just Couldn’t Sing

I don’t remember, exactly, how I was introduced to Debra Marquart, or rather to her work, but right after I was, I found her e-mail address on the Iowa State University website and sent her an e-mail asking her how I could buy her two poetry books and one poetry CD, and a week later,…
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WEEKENDERS

A SWEDE, BY ANY OTHER NAME . . . Memo to the dude who calls himself Oley Larsen. You’re a North Dakota State Senator now (as unlikely as that may seem to a lot of us). You can’t just go around making shit up and using it to justify an argument any more. People are…
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Some Foley Poetry

Okay, that’s enough politics for a while. Time to bring the blood pressure back down and share a little prairie literature. There’s a fascinating story unfolding in Medora right now. It has to do with the von Hoffman House, ordered up by Medora’s mother, the Baroness von Hoffman of New York, so that she and…
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Weekenders V

BREAK ON THROUGH TO THE OTHER SIDE Okay, the North Dakota Legislature survived its own first half. Crossover (why do I always think of Jim Morrison when I hear that term?) has come and gone. The way I’ve always looked at it, no damage has been done yet. No bills have been signed by the…
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A Few New Weekenders

FRACKING: REDUX Last week: (Director of the N.D. Department of Mineral Resources) Lynn Helms said he doesn’t believe it’s necessary to know what’s in fracturing fluid. “We’d just bury ourselves in information doing the full disclosure thing. I don’t think people read ingredients on food they buy at the grocery store. This would just alarm…
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