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Economy part of gay marriage debate before historic House vote
By Don Davis Most debate about Tuesdays historic Minnesota House vote to allow same-sex marriage centers on religious and moral issues, but money also slips into the discussion. A UCLA Williams In...
5/8/13 at 5:16 PM Legislative notebook: House, Senate look to the sun for power 5/8/13 at 8:29 AM
Lawmakers look at ways to help rural Minnesota economically 4/8/13 at 4:44 PM
Screen time: Review of 'Pain and Gain'
A couple things about Michael Bay's new movie "Pain and Gain." PRO: Michael Bay FINALLY stops taking himself so seriously. In one scene, crippled Tony Shalhoub (Monk from "Monk") tries to pick a bun...
5/8/13 at 5:15 PM
UPDATED: About 1,760 students eligible to graduate at UND spring commencements May 4 (Law), May 11 (general commencement), and May 12 (Medicine)
Please note correction in Dr. Patrick Carr's School of Medicine and Health Sciences commencement address title. The University of North Dakota will hold its annual spring commencement at 1:30 p.m., S...
5/3/13 at 3:19 PM Community Alcohol Abuse Prevention Presentation/Conversation set for Monday, April 29 4/26/13 at 3:48 PM
World Trade Center Attack survivor to speak at UND for first Delta Gamma Ethics Lecture March 25 3/4/13 at 3:51 PM
Living in the Free World (part 4)
Musically, I have never been such a huge fan of Michael Jackson, although Michael Jackson, the man, the myth, wow. This man was a musical genius and even if it was never my kind of music, I will alway...
4/24/13 at 9:56 AM
Michael Strand...help a spectator out.
Oscar Wilde once said,It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors. Wilde's words have increasingly come to mind over the past month or so as I have pondered and watched others ponder th...
4/5/13 at 4:58 PM The state of the homeland's security... 9/30/12 at 8:22 PM
Things that make you go hmmm... 5/29/12 at 9:14 PM
Highlights of the 2013 ISPC Conference in Lansing, Michigan
Have you ever wondered how many historic bridges that were in dire state that they were candidates for demolition but were fully restored to look like it was brand new? Every year since 2009...
4/5/13 at 7:31 AM 2013 Iron and Steel Preservation Conference 1/28/13 at 8:59 AM
Book of the Month: The Bridges of Madison County 1/17/13 at 9:21 AM
Are Safe Withdrawal Rates Still Relevant?
Check out the presentation by Michael Kitces on whether or not safe withdrawal rates are still relevant in today's low rate/return environment (you will need to click on the Live Webinar Link to Acces...
3/22/13 at 9:40 AM
The Right, The Left, and the Newtown Massacre
In our polarized country we need a new plateau of perspective rising above the two standard, reactionary viewpoints. The political Right and Left responded to the Newtown school shooting, this traged...
12/18/12 at 9:04 AM Lebron vs. Michael: Another Example of How We Warp Reality 10/16/12 at 7:56 AM
Tasty Turkey Soup from John Michael Lerma
John Michael Lerma, a Twin Cities chef and pie-making extraordinaire (he's from Grand Forks, too!), left this little gem of a recipe on the GF Gourmet Facebook page and I thought it looked too good no...
11/25/12 at 7:01 PM
memento mondays: michael w. smith and casual moments
Giggling girls at the coffee shop Boys bonding over Pokemon Platinum Blessed by evening with the master of Christian rock, Michael W. Smith Sky smitten! ...
11/19/12 at 1:00 AM faith fridays: suspect brownies 11/19/09 at 4:52 PM
Fr. Michael Plekon and Re-evaluating How Orthodox Canonize Saints
It is no secret to those who have followed my online work over the years that the question of canonization has been important at times. I have argued that it would be imprudent and unwise to canonize ...
10/30/12 at 7:34 AM
Juvenile Drug Court - how much do you know?
Have you ever heard the term Juvenile Drug Court in the news? If youve not, or if youve not been personally affected by one of those court cases, chances are, you dont know much about the court, or JD...
10/23/12 at 9:56 AM
Two players punished for minors
Two UND players have been punished for receiving minors in possession/consumption of alcohol. Dan Senkbeil, who was cited for a minor and for failure to halt on Aug. 31, was suspended from all team a...
9/11/12 at 3:08 PM That reminds me... 12/5/11 at 5:43 AM
Sioux grab forward recruit 5/17/11 at 2:10 PM
See Neil Armstrong's crater on the moon
Neil Armstrong will always have a place on the moon alongside his fellow Apollo astronauts Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin. Each has a crater in their name not far from the Apollo 11 landing site in...
8/27/12 at 1:17 PM
DIVERSION DISCUSSION: Corps officials: 'Don’t wait’ to lobby for project on Capitol Hill
FARGO Regional officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are advising Fargo-Moorhead leaders to resume their lobbying efforts in Washington as early as this fall. The Diversion Authority suspe...
8/26/12 at 9:05 AM Corps official has ‘full confidence’ F-M diversion can withstand legal challenge 8/22/12 at 12:01 AM
DIVERSION DISCUSSION: Channel design slated to ramp up this summer 5/6/12 at 8:02 AM