Thoughts on Arnold Palmer

Last year, when I was getting ready for my 50-year class reunion of the 1965 graduating class from Hettinger High School, I dug through boxes of keepsakes downstairs and found my senior class yearbook. It was actually an expanded edition of the Hettinger Hi-Lites, our high school newspaper, but it was the same format as … Continue reading Thoughts on Arnold Palmer

Bottom Line: In Your Face

There was a discussion at my table last night about whether Indians in North Dakota have gained or lost respect as a result of the Dakota Access Pipeline controversy. There was no consensus. But what I do know is that important voices are rising in support of Tribal actions (although not so much in support … Continue reading Bottom Line: In Your Face

A Day for the Pulitzers

America’s best journalist—ever—Seymour Hersh, and North Dakota’s best journalist—ever—Mike Jacobs, will share a stage with the publisher and editor of America’s first “national newspaper”—Ben Franklin, at the North Dakota Humanities Council’s  “GameChanger Ideas Festival” this Saturday in Bismarck. It may be the most distinguished panel of writers gathered anywhere in America that day, and surely … Continue reading A Day for the Pulitzers