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Is Kristi Noem taking the right approach to school lunch?
Kristi Noem is attempting to roll back some of the school lunch regulations that went into effect last year. She seems to generally support the effort to get kids to eat healthier, but she thinks the ...
12/4/13 at 11:03 AM Smart move, Stephanie 5/13/13 at 7:40 AM
A drawback of the Democrats' new centralization strategy 11/5/12 at 4:59 PM
Democrats plan pipeline field hearing
STANLEY, N.D. The North Dakota Democratic House and Senate Caucuses will hold a field hearing this month to seek answers to questions about oil pipelines. The recent Tesoro pipeline spill near Tioga ...
11/8/13 at 5:53 PM Chairman of Senate energy committee tours Bakken 9/6/13 at 11:52 PM
Cantor talks farm bill during N.D. oil tour 8/28/13 at 11:42 PM
Wives and Husbands, Homosexual Style
I live in a state that not only allows homosexual marriage, but celebrates it -- explicitly, overtly, without any acknowledgement that there might be citizens within who, when they fill out a form, ...
10/30/13 at 1:32 PM The Malingering American Dream 10/11/13 at 11:39 AM
Chickens, Dishwashing, and Keynesian Economics 5/10/13 at 1:48 PM
Mr. Booker goes to Washington!
Many of you may not recognize the name Cory Booker. Cory Booker is the Mayor of Newark and newest Senator-elect out of New Jersey. Cory is the type of politician we could use an awful lot more of in t...
10/20/13 at 9:54 PM The non-passage penalty - starting at $13,375,000 a day. 10/1/13 at 9:16 PM
80 days every other year... 8/15/13 at 8:24 PM
Problems With Democracy
Once again, allow me introduce to you the newest contributor to The Periphery. This writer comes from a long ways away, and because of that, has a unique angle on the controversies and happenings of o...
8/15/13 at 7:19 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
Senator Heitkamp on News @5
Senator Heidi Heitkamp joins us this evening on WDAZ News @5....
2/21/13 at 11:24 AM Godfather of Charts 12/29/12 at 8:46 AM
Tonight. 5/22/12 at 4:49 AM
Duluth-area leaders bring a message of thanks to Capitol
ST. PAUL Previous years visits to the state Capitol by Northeastern Minnesota community leaders included requests to fund projects such as an airport terminal, a hockey arena, an intermodal transpo...
2/14/13 at 12:00 AM Death isn't funny, but Twitter and Kim Jong Il changed that 12/20/11 at 12:00 AM
Gadhafi: Pop culture meets reality 8/23/11 at 11:00 PM
Oh No! Civilization Is Totally Coming to an End!
No, civilization's not really coming to an end. But people do get hysterical over all sorts of things, don't they? Sometimes it's better just to sit back and giggle. The future of men's fashion is...
1/14/13 at 9:00 AM Hating the Player, Hating the Game 10/7/12 at 4:30 PM
What Will You Do to Fight Silver Carp? 9/17/12 at 2:58 PM
North Dakota sky
Incredible sunset last night stopped me in my tracks. North Dakota sky was in it's full glory last night. Just another reason we love living here...
11/8/12 at 6:30 AM Tool to find your voting precinct and MATBUS gives free rides to vote 11/6/12 at 10:40 AM
Obama win preserves health care reform's future
By Ryan Schuster President Barack Obamas re-election victory yesterday figures to solidify the future of the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare). The controversial health law was originally...
11/7/12 at 2:57 PM A look at health reform statements from first debate 10/8/12 at 12:42 PM
House votes to repeal health care reform, Senate repeal unlikely 7/11/12 at 11:29 AM
faith fridays: 'one nation, under God, indivisible...'
I remember saying The Pledge of Allegiance as a kindergartner, my tiny hand placed somewhere in the vicinity of where my heart supposedly was attached and beating, doing my best to get through the str...
11/1/12 at 11:00 PM faith fridays: rotten tomatoes for God? 9/20/12 at 11:01 PM
Bill Clinton visits Duluth, 1994
There's news today that former President Bill Clinton is planning a visit to Duluth on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, to campaign on behalf of Democratic candidates in the upcoming election. That will be al...
10/29/12 at 11:54 AM Photos of Paul Wellstone in the Northland 10/24/12 at 4:01 AM
George McGovern in the Twin Ports 10/21/12 at 10:05 PM
'Hotdish for Heidi' With Garrison Keillor
As the 2012 campaigns (finally) wind down, there's one more Heidi Heitkamp fundraiser in Grand Forks and the great Garrison Keillor will be there. Now, this is in no way an endorsement of the candida...
10/22/12 at 2:29 PM
On Monday, September 24th, I attended the Transportation Finance Advisory Committee (TFAC) in St. Paul. As I had explained in earlier columns, TFAC is a group of individuals who are exploring innovat...
9/26/12 at 9:38 AM SENATOR JOE GIMSE AND MNDOT COMMISSIONER TO DISCUSS CORRIDOR COLLABORATIVES AT MEETING IN WILLMAR 9/6/12 at 12:54 PM
SENATOR JOE GIMSE SELECTED TO BE CHIEF AUTHOR OF FLOOD RELIEF BILL 8/1/12 at 9:37 AM