From the American Licorice Company website: Snaps® bite-sized chews is the candy with the licorice center, pastel-colored candy coatings, and unique taste. Introduced in the 1930?s, Snaps® brand candy is the nostalgic confection with a legion of rabid fans. Many consumers remember Snaps® candy in their 2-cent classic red boxes, especially eating them on … Continue reading Snaps®: Two And A Half Cents Each
Okay, here’s your North Dakota Political Trivia test for today: Name the six candidates for public office in North Dakota in 2012 who raised at least a million dollars for their campaigns. That should be easy, shouldn’t it? Let’s start at the top. Rick Berg ($6,502,926) and Heidi Heitkamp ($5,642,938), who ran for the U.S. … Continue reading Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
Yesterday I wrote a bit about solitude, the need to sometimes just go where we can be completely alone with nature, and how troubling it has become in western North Dakota that it is harder and harder to find such a place. Ed Abbey, hero to everyone who cares deeply for the land, and inspiration … Continue reading Solitude
“The lasting change to North Dakota won’t be a physical one, but a cultural one. It’s not what happens to the land, but what happens to the culture of the people once it’s over.” Wow, that gives me pause. They’re the words of freelance writer Chip Brown, who wrote the lengthy article “North Dakota Went … Continue reading What Happens To The Culture Once It’s Over?
It’s been nearly a year and a half (December, 2011) since I wrote about the U.S. Postal Service’s plan to close about 3,500 small town post offices, including 76 in North Dakota, as a cost-cutting measure. So I thought I’d get hold of the nice man who has to answer for the Postal Service’s foibles … Continue reading Rural Post Offices Hanging On; Landlords Happy