I Went To Jail (But They Let Me Out)

I know I’ve been unusually quiet lately. Part of it is because I haven’t been out and about as much as I usually am (and thus have less to say), and part of it is because I’m working on a very large story, or series of stories, about the 90-plus-page report on the Stutsman County…
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A Bit More On Pertussis

My story on pertussis this week didn’t focus too much on the cause of the recent uptick in whooping cough cases we’re seeing nationwide. Is it unvaccinated children? is it unvaccinated adults? something else? Anne Polta did a wonderful examination of the question on her HealthBeat blog, and I recommend taking a look at it.…
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Mystery Flowers And Tenacious B.G.

Someone sent me flowers last week! I’d love to pretend it was a secret admirer, but I’m not the sort of person who gets flowers from secret admirers. I do get flowers from my parents, and sometimes I get flowers from interviewees. So maybe it was the lovely ladies of the Jamestown Area Grief Support…
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Drag Racing In Jamestown

This is what it looks like to be part of a drag race. Today, I got to experience a little bit of the adrenaline rush and speed of a real drag race when Bob Baumann of Jamestown took me for a ride-along in his 1933 Ford Victoria. This, by the way, is the most beautiful…
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Happy Birthday, White Cloud!

I’ve said it before, but Jamestown is the only city I know where you go to a birthday party and eat the relatives of the honoree. The party, of course, was in honor of White Cloud, Jamestown’s very famous white buffalo, and yes, buffalo burgers were served. Nothin’ wrong with that! I opted for a…
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