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Trump to meet with Barr, governors amid escalating protests
Michigan sheriff took off his helmet and marched with protesters
AG Ellison to prosecute George Floyd case
North Dakota man killed in ATV rollover
WATCH: Minnesota officials provide update late Sunday, May 31, press conference to response on protests
Keselowski has late luck to win at Bristol Motor Speedway
Loons goalkeeper Tyler Miller finds connection with fans despite no home games
Column: Sports can take its time coming back while I take trips down memory lane
Proposal for later college baseball season looks like a winner
Macalester re-enters MIAC football in ‘a position of strength’
May 28, 2020
Bender: We've become the United States of Idiocracy
OK, you got me. It's true. I'm prejudiced. Oh, I'm not against people of color, or the LGBTQ community -- although I do feel they're monopolizing...
May 28, 2020 - 7:00am
May 21, 2020
Bender: Gov. Burgum tries to reinvent Legislature
Shouldn't there be fireworks? Or John Philip Sousa marches? After all, for the first time in the history of history, many North Dakota Republicans...
May 21, 2020 - 6:00am
May 14, 2020
Bender: Thinking about the tulips
Gil closes the gate and hops back on the four-wheeler, its fenders caked with mud. It'll probably be three hours before that heifer drops her...
May 14, 2020 - 6:00am
May 7, 2020
Bender: Welcome to the jungle
Do you know why so many people find "Tiger King" so fascinating? Because it's a jungle out there. The COVID-19 pandemic has simply stripped...
May 7, 2020 - 7:00am
April 30, 2020
Bender: It's about loco control
Imagine a North Dakota without property taxes. It could happen, but first, swashbuckling Bismarck libertarian Rep. Rick Becker needs 27,000 signatures...
April 30, 2020 - 6:00am
April 23, 2020
Bender: You're expendable
Reality check. The grand reopening of America, complete with used car dealer windsocks and kazoos, is all chrome with a rubber band under the...
April 23, 2020 - 6:00am
April 16, 2020
Bender: Hair-brained happenings
Take a look at the photograph accompanying this column. Now, imagine me with even worse hair. At this point, I'm a little past the “Dumb and...
April 16, 2020 - 6:00am
April 9, 2020
Bender: Roll away the stone
Now, the epiphany. The veil’s been lifted and we see that we've been living with the illusion of security in a house of cards built on shifting...
April 9, 2020 - 6:00am
April 2, 2020
Bender: Bridging the unsocial distancing with a letter to a friend
Hey old buddy, Well, it's come to this. A letter to an estranged friend. I've made some calls to other friends—the easy ones. Calls you can...
April 2, 2020 - 6:00am
March 26, 2020
Bender: Save the rich
Remember the time I extolled the virtues of a president displaying glimpses of mediocrity? Well, that didn't last long. He's returned to form....
March 26, 2020 - 6:00am
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
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 5, 2020
Bender: We will serve no common sense before its time
I really didn't want to get into this. After all, Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler's DUI arrest on Feb. 26 may just be a...
March 5, 2020 - 6:00am
February 27, 2020
Bender: Don't think Bernie can't win
Remember when the crotchety old Democratic establishment pined for the youth vote? “Boy,” they said, “if only we could get those darn...
February 27, 2020 - 7:00am
February 20, 2020
Bender: The exile of Greta Thunberg
Conversation overheard on an imaginary Bismarck street corner: “Dude, did you hear what the Leftists are trying to do now?” “I dunno. Bring...
February 20, 2020 - 6:00am