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Category: Columns

Minot’s Baseball Cathedral 

A Slice of Life The sweet scent of fresh cut grass. Dew glistening on baseball spikes. A mouth full of sunflower seeds. Holding a freshly oiled baseball glove to your face. A full moon rising over the outfield fence and the smell of hamburgers and hotdogs drifting across the diamond and through the grandstand.  Memories […]
by Kim Fundingsland
May 28, 2023

Sunshine and Smiles 

A Slice of Life   By Kim Fundingsland  Everyone needs a little down time now and then. Maybe sit back and relax, whatever form that may be, and get away from daily routines and responsibilities.   One way I’ve found to do exactly that usually involves a fishing rod, good company, and an appreciation for […]
by Kim Fundingsland
May 14, 2023

The Puppy and the Ticket 

A Slice of Life The tale I am about to reveal is worth a laugh, a cry, or both. I suppose the reaction will range from “hilarious”, to that “D___ dog!”  I’m a member of the hilarious group but, admittedly, for a moment or two, I muttered a few four-letter words. One glance at my […]
by Kim Fundingsland
May 7, 2023

Sleepy, Cold, and Fishing 

A Slice of Life  When my alarm woke me, I thought to myself I must be crazy. It was 3:30 a.m. Dark and cold. I had a ninety-minute drive that I wasn’t looking forward to.  Ahhh. The life of a fisherman is sometimes difficult to understand. Explaining it to someone else? Even harder.  There are […]
by Kim Fundingsland
April 30, 2023

The Good Badlands 

A Slice of Life I’ve visited, photographed, and written about the Badlands many times, yet always feel the efforts are inadequate. That’s the effect the Badlands has on me. Others too.   The myriad of misarranged rugged buttes, variety of vegetation and wildlife, and stunning scenery in all directions is overwhelming. Far more than can be […]
by Kim Fundingsland
April 23, 2023

The Silence of the Owl 

A Slice of Life  Sometimes a person needs to listen to the silence.  Our world is filled with sounds of all sorts, so much so that most of us don’t even realize it. There’s cheering and chatter, the closing of car doors, noise of traffic, televisions, ring tones of cell phones — even our own […]
by Kim Fundingsland
April 9, 2023

Madame Secretary

Reading the Bills for Six Years BISMARCK – Legislative bills go through a rigorous process to become law, and part of that process is that every bill’s potential location in Century Code must be read audibly to both chambers of the state. The person who reads this must do so quickly to keep the bills […]
by Lydia Hoverson
April 2, 2023

Vintage City 

By Erin Beene At Vintage City you can find beautiful antiques, quirky home decor, fascinating furniture and so much more!   Treasure Hunting. Exotic art, priceless antiques and quirky one-of-a-kind decor awaits anyone who enjoys the thrill of the hunt! Sounds like an adventure from fairy tales, right? Well, that may be so, but there is […]
by The Dakotan
April 1, 2023

Slice of Life

Some Things Fishy  I can’t remember the first time I went fishing, or the first fish I caught. I’m thinking I was about six years old or so and do know that I’ve been an avid fisherman to this day.  Every fisherman has a few tales to tell. Many have much better recollection than I. […]
by Kim Fundingsland
March 26, 2023

Expanding Far and Wide 

Dakota Hope Mini Clinics  lydia.hoverson@mydakotan.com   MINOT – A great service typically doesn’t stay in one place but moves to areas where it’s most needed.  Mandy Crocker, nurse project manager for Dakota Hope Clinic, said her role is to help Dakota Hope expand to the rural communities.  Crocker began her work for Dakota Hope in August […]
by Lydia Hoverson
March 25, 2023
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