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My first single track
I rode a single track mountain bike trail for the first time in my life Sunday. It was on the North Loop, also known as the Jail Trail, in St. Cloud. My daughter, Gabby, and her boyfriend, Daven Kokk...
8/21/13 at 8:33 PM
North Dakota Drones
Because they've been the vehicle for a lot of bad news and have become a symbol for government overreach, I'm betting 9/10 people respond unfavorably to the word "drone". Previously on this blog, I'v...
8/21/13 at 5:49 AM
Better the Devil you know~ Small town politics
"Better the Devil you know, than the devil you don't know" Isn't that how the saying goes? In this case it's Better the Devil you want....". Washburn, ND is getting a Family Dollar Store. Part of ...
8/14/13 at 8:39 PM ND needs a MOBILE Ambassador! 5/9/12 at 4:54 PM
Progress is in North Dakota!! 2/27/12 at 8:04 PM
Reflections on Religious History in North Dakota Post 1
Today, I begin a series of posts on the religious history of North Dakota. This series will not be a straight-forward history of first this and then that. Rather, it will be more of a historical colla...
8/13/13 at 8:11 AM Why Christians Should Defend the Choice to be an Atheist 7/16/13 at 10:05 PM
Abortion as a Political, Philosophical, and Theological Issue: Connecting a New Society at an Orthodox Seminary with Orthodox Christians in North Dakota 4/10/13 at 3:22 PM
North to South Summertime Photos
One week ago Gavin and Rosie woke up in Texas. We celebrated Gavin's birthday weekend by taking in as many sights as we possibly could. We thought it would be fun to share a few differences from our t...
8/11/13 at 7:01 AM Invaders from the North 7/24/13 at 12:59 PM
Living in the Free World (Part 3) 4/22/13 at 7:11 AM
I told them that roof would fall down!
I told them that roof would fall down! These prophetic words from Marv came true sometime this summer. Marv, cousin to the second-generation Hutmachers, remembers visiting Aunt Veroni...
7/24/13 at 12:52 AM The Wrecks of the Zephyr and the Commodore, Taranaki, New Zealand 4/29/12 at 10:14 AM
Model Bakery, Linton, ND 4/24/12 at 10:06 PM
Updated: North Dakota Has Lots of Escalators
Apparently some people have been making fun of Wyoming for only having two escalators in the entire state. I'm not sure why, but it's prompted someone to count the six escalators in South Dakota--thre...
7/23/13 at 11:45 AM Dungeons and Dragons Lovers Need to Visit Jamestown 6/18/13 at 1:37 PM
Historical Snowstorms and Blizzards 1/13/13 at 6:20 PM
Buy nothing new for 90 days?? This is the challenge. Who's in it with me?! There are so many benefits to purchasing used items, borrowing, or bartering... For me, focusing less on consumption and on ...
7/15/13 at 7:47 AM
From one prairie to another: Happy Canada Day!
What a fun week this is for our family! With the Fourth of July falling on a Thursday this year, we have decided to close Sarello's for the entire week so that we and our entire crew could enjoy a r...
7/1/13 at 11:44 AM Opera on the Prairie? 6/10/13 at 11:04 AM
Heading to Bismarck for a #NDLegendary Experience! 6/6/13 at 11:44 AM
Our Favorite North Dakota Food & Beverages
After nearly two years, we've tasted a lot of Fargo-Moorhead, though there's plenty we still haven't tried. Here is our list of favorite dishes from Fargo-Moorhead (and beyond). Savory Dishes Parma ...
6/25/13 at 8:02 AM How Does One Goodbye To North Dakota? 6/20/13 at 6:07 PM
An Epic Food Crawl With Marilyn Hagerty 6/13/13 at 6:01 PM
Confessions of a Missionary on Home Assignment
by Shan Reed I live a lifestyle as a missionary that can be a challenge. I love being a missionary. I love being in ministry. I love Japan, my other home. I do not love home assignment. There is a ...
6/6/13 at 4:59 AM I Like to Run…Away… 5/10/13 at 8:11 AM
Fighting Sioux Anonymous (FSA) 6/16/12 at 6:30 AM
Cosmic patterns provide delight and insight
There's always something happening in the sky. It's a big place after all with many dimensions. There are near-space phenomena like ice halos and weather and a much deeper dimension that includes th...
5/26/13 at 11:01 AM Stargazing with Santa Claus at the North Pole 11/22/11 at 12:19 PM
Now boarding the Circle Tour to Polaris! 4/19/11 at 11:31 AM
writing wednesdays: 'P is for Peace Garden' hits the stage
I never could have guessed when I wrote "P is for Peace Garden" that I'd be led to this moment in time: There's more on Peace Garden Writer today. Please do stop by! PGM ...
5/21/13 at 11:09 PM writing wednesdays: hebrew school 4/23/13 at 11:05 PM
mama mondays: what i missed my first day at work 1/16/12 at 12:00 AM
The Key to Longevity: Bacon or Resilience? (A Tribute to Grandma Gladys)
Pearl Cantrell is a 105-year-old Texas woman who credits bacon as the key to longevity. Yes. Bacon. She says she loves it and eats it every day, in fact. (See this article in the Huffington Post.) Wit...
5/8/13 at 9:50 PM Tired Over the Restless Fighting Sioux Debate? 2/8/12 at 3:36 PM
Nine UND alumni compete for the Stanley Cup
The best time of the year for hockey fans begins tonight: the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The question on everyone's mind is quite obviously "Who will raise the Cup?" Will it be the President's Trophy-wi...
4/30/13 at 5:16 PM NAHL Central Division finals preview 4/21/13 at 5:30 PM
NAHL Central Division semifinal preview 4/11/13 at 10:57 PM