Dear Readers: I first wrote of James Henrikson in January of 2014, not long after the murder for hire of Doug Carlile, a crime for which he was recently sentenced to life in prison. I summarized the entire 2 1/2 years in an article for Dakota Country magazine which should be in the mail and … Continue reading The End of the Age of Innocence
By most measures, Dick Dobson should be about 150 years old. He’s got some hard miles on him, but at 81 he’s still got his memory and his health, and at that age, you can’t ask for much more. For those of you who don’t remember him, Dobson is the former editor and publisher of … Continue reading Crossing Over-Thank You, Dick Dobson, for the Reminder
Some random observations on yesterday’s election. WTF? Nobody—not me, not you, not Doug Burgum—could have predicted that outcome. Some predicted a Burgum win. Not me, although I had this nagging feeling every time I saw Ed on TV that maybe, just maybe, it could happen. But too many times I have predicted an election outcome … Continue reading What The Hell Just Happened?
Well, high praise from Pat Finken Monday, in the form of an e-mail from the Brighter Future Fund. Pat’s Superpac, Brighter Future Fund (yeah, right) is a big supporter of Wayne Stenehjem. Pat created his Superpac in 2012 with money from the North Dakota Republican Party and a bunch of big GOP donors like Jim … Continue reading High Praise
It was late afternoon on an dreary late October day in 1990. I was stopped at the 5th Street railroad crossing in downtown Bismarck, waiting for a train to go by on the tracks in front of me. I looked to my left and there, in the car beside me, was Ed Schafer. He spotted … Continue reading Voting For Burgum: A Primer for Democrats
This will be the shortest blog post I’ve ever written. (Cheering, clapping of hands!) So short you can probably read it at a stoplight on your way to work (but don’t comment-that would be illegal). Today is Tuesday, June 7, 2016, the day North Dakota Democrats will hold their presidential preference caucuses. I’ve already written … Continue reading Pres-i-dent Clin-ton
June, for me, marks the beginning of the end of “Spring fishing season.” I’m mostly a Missouri River fisherman. My fishing buddy Jeff lives on the river just south of Bismarck, and keeps his boat tied to the bank behind his house. It’s pretty easy to just jump in the boat and go, and we … Continue reading North Dakota’s Best Place: Can We Keep It That Way?