One Year With The Big Little Guy

I spent a lot of time working from home last week because, unfortunately, our daycare provider was recovering from a lingering illness. That meant balancing all my newspaper business and this rambunctious little boy named Grant, who turned 1-year-old on Saturday. Last week showed me how incredible it is that I’ve watched my son age…
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Addressing Veterans’ Silent Struggles

Veterans Appreciation Day in Dickinson went beyond the usual patriotic show of respect Saturday as two of its speakers addressed a difficult topic that has proven to be a growing problem nationwide. Dickinson Mayor Scott Decker and Sandra Horsman, director of the VA Black Hills Health Care System in Sturgis, S.D., each used their platform…
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My Generation’s 9/11 Memories Are The Next Generation’s History

Every one of us has our own 9/11 story. Even those of us who grew up on a farm 1,700 miles away from downtown Manhattan. I’m 32 years old and haven’t met a person my age who can’t tell you exactly where they were when the World Trade Center was hit. I was in bed.…
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Firefighters Humbled By 9/11 Memorial Climb

BISMARCK – Gypsy Fouts used a simple phrase to describe how she felt after climbing 19 flights of stairs at the state Capitol building six times Friday morning. “It was humbling,” she said. “We were tired.” Fouts and six of her fellow Dickinson firefighters made up the department’s team for the North Dakota 9/11 Memorial Stair…
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BUILDING PROBLEMS: DSU Housing Complex Sits Empty As Neighbors Voice Concerns About Parking, Future Use

A four-story building meant to provide off-campus housing to Dickinson State University students is sitting empty this semester, and neighborhood residents are trying to keep it that way. Blue Hawk Square, located two blocks south of the university on West Villard Street, became another casualty of the DSU Foundation’s dissolution in June when Dacotah Bank…
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