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March 23, 2020
Sam Easter: Quiet airports, near-empty planes on way home from South Africa
Where were you when the world slammed shut? I was in South Africa with my father, standing in a hunting lodge and watching as that country’s...
March 23, 2020 - 6:00am
March 21, 2020
Shaw: We're all in this together
FARGO -- It’s stunning how our lives have changed over the last two weeks because of the coronavirus. Our routines are out of whack. We’re...
March 21, 2020 - 10:10am
March 20, 2020
Commentary: Was the coronavirus really sneaky in its spread to the US? Experts say no
Unveiling a series of policies meant to mitigate the threat of COVID-19, President Donald Trump also sought to respond to criticism that his...
March 20, 2020 - 11:16am
March 19, 2020
Bender: I'm not panicking
I'm not panicking. There's usually enough toilet paper in my house because I have a bidet. Two of them, actually. I'm hoarding bidets. The only...
March 19, 2020 - 7:00am
COLUMN: Newspapers are indeed ‘essential services’
San Francisco and six Bay Area counties, with a combined population of nearly 7 million, are under “shelter-in-place” orders directing everyone...
March 19, 2020 - 6:00am
March 17, 2020
Mike Jacobs: Both parties face hard questions in ND
GRAND FORKS — Big doings in North Dakota politics the last fortnight have left a couple of interesting questions, one in each party. We’ll...
March 17, 2020 - 7:00am
March 16, 2020
Salonen: When I die, I hope you'll cry and wear black
FARGO — My friend and I were at the end of one of those very real conversations that is only possible – yet often plausible – with a soul...
March 16, 2020 - 8:00am
March 15, 2020
Editorial: States, not parties, should run presidential nominating counts
FARGO -- North Dakota’s Democratic “firehouse” nominating caucus in the contested presidential race wasn’t really a caucus. It was more...
March 15, 2020 - 11:30am
March 14, 2020
Shaw: Abuse victims should be able to take civil action
FARGO -- It is time for the North Dakota Legislature to open a new window, so victims of sexual abuse can seek civil action against their abusers....
March 14, 2020 - 10:00am
March 12, 2020
Bender: A weekend at Bernie's
I'm old school. I believe in facts. Sadly, facts are wildly out of fashion in this era. Rudy Giuliani has proclaimed that “truth isn't truth,”...
March 12, 2020 - 6:00am
March 10, 2020
The Sorting Pen: Balancing spring fever with spring apprehensions
When the snow melts and the old, dead grass starts to show through the patches of white, I start to get a little stir crazy. When I was a kid,...
March 10, 2020 - 6:00am
March 8, 2020
Zaleski: Once again, we boomers own the stage
FARGO -- Numbers to ponder: 77, 78, 70, 78, 73. Those are ages of the most recent Democratic candidates for president, plus the age of the interloper...
March 8, 2020 - 10:00am
Grande: Moderate? I don't think so
North Dakota’s presidential caucuses are on Tuesday, March 10. It will be interesting to see who our state’s Democrats support. Will the...
March 8, 2020 - 6:00am
March 6, 2020
McFeely: Heitkamp endorses Biden, saying North Dakota matters in choosing Democratic nominee
FARGO — Former U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden as the Democratic presidential nominee Friday, March 6, using her Twitter account and the hashtag #JoeMentum. The reasons for Heitkamp backing Biden over socialist Bernie Sanders are...
March 6, 2020 - 3:49pm
Doug Lewandowski: Difficult trek to feed the birds
DULUTH -- The icy mountains by the side of the road pushed up by city plows aren’t a dazzling silver color anymore. Instead, they look like frozen, discarded layer cakes with black, white and gray seams. The hardened peaks most likely will be there for some time, as winter isn’t...
March 6, 2020 - 8:00am