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A time to be grateful

September 5, 2010 Gratitude. Normally the pep-talk reminder related to being grateful is reserved for Thanksgiving, or other major holidays. But, I’m going to break from the mold and start a new trend. more »»

John Stossel owes me $1,000

August 29, 2010 John Stossel owes me $1,000. He recalled in his Aug. 9 column that he once bet his readers $1,000 they couldn’t name one thing government does better than the private sector. more »»

That time of year

August 29, 2010 It’s that time of year again! Time for parents and their children to go shopping for new shoes, clothes and school supplies. more »»

Can we be trusted with glass?

August 15, 2010 Should North Dakotans be trusted with glass bottles? The evidence suggests no. Ask especially those who walk, run, bike or walk their dogs. more »»

Swain Hall, 60 years later

August 8, 2010 In 1950, the state appropriated almost $450,000 for Minot State Teachers College to add a new building to the campus. This building would be used for health and physical educatio. more »»

Where is our common sense?

August 1, 2010 Where, oh where, has common sense gone? Oh, where could it be? It seems as though nothing makes sense anymore. I know it’s not just me, because I hear other people say the same thing. more »»

Becoming a Rambo nation

July 18, 2010 Guns, guns everywhere? We seem to be going in that direction with recent court decisions against municipal gun restrictions. more »»

World Cup: The world is watching

July 11, 2010 By the time you read this column, a European country will have bragging rights in world soccer (or more appropriately named, football) for the next four years. more »»

Where are Red and Teddy?

July 4, 2010 Where are Red Adair and Teddy Roosevelt when we need them? Both men were heroic, larger-than-life figures who directly faced major problems that others shied away from. more »»

Happy birthday, America

July 3, 2010 Happy 234th Birthday America! As America blows out another candle on the birthday cake this weekend, I will be making a wish that Barack Obama and the democrat party will stop transforming Americ. more »»

The joys of gardening

June 13, 2010 So, I have to admit that I don’t have a green thumb, on either hand. But, I do have a willing heart, as well as time and some money to invest in a “real garden. more »»

It's just the way it is

June 6, 2010 Small towns in North Dakota have a secret. The mayors don't brag about their secret. The townspeople don't put up signs about the secret. more »»

How smart is Wall Street?

May 30, 2010 It should be no surprise we’ve gotten ourselves into some fine messes: the Wall Street crash that almost brought down our economy; the mine disaster with miners killed; the oil rig blowout with... more »»

100 years of Boy Scouts

May 16, 2010 This past month, I had the opportunity to spend a couple of days in Washington, D.C. more »»

No, life isn't always fair

May 9, 2010 When I was a little girl I remember telling my dad that something wasn't fair and he told me "Life isn't fair.” I remember being so angry because I thought things should be fair. more »»

Breaking our dependence on foreign drugs

May 2, 2010 When I ended the last column mentioning illegal drug use as topic for another column, I hadn’t thought of this being one issue where liberals and conservatives would be of the same opinion. more »»

Random thoughts and other things

April 18, 2010 What’s a columnist to do when you have lots on your mind, but not enough to cover just one subject? Here are some slightly organized, random thoughts. more »»

Suffering the consequences

April 11, 2010 Elections have consequences. more »»

Walking inside the Dome

April 4, 2010 Walking in the Dome – it’s free, it’s sheltered from the elements, it has the slightest hint of good old gym aroma so you feel you are in the right place for a little exercise. more »»

As American as apple pie

March 21, 2010 It’s as American as baseball and apple pie. No, I’m not talking about the March Madness of college basketball, (even though that would probably qualify!) I’m speaking of the 10-year Census. more »»



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