If Purple Becomes Minnesota’s State Color, What Should North Dakota’s Be?

Minnesota lawmakers are considering honoring Prince by making the state color purple, which today prompted a colleague to ask what North Dakota’s state color should be. My first instinct was to say it should be blue, even though North Dakota has states on either side that seem to be more into blue–Minnesota itself (the 10,000…
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North Dakota School’s Dress Code Is Rotten For So Many Reasons

A controversial change in the dress code at Dickinson High School, N.D., has sparked heated debate and outrage from students, parents and the public. Parents of students, along with unrelated adults, wrote hundreds of comments arguing for and against an updated DHS policy concerning the wearing of leggings and yoga pants, both popular articles of…
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Escalators And UND Hockey At The Ralph

I finally got to go to a UND hockey game Friday, and I took this (grainy, awful) picture of one of the Ralph Engelstad Arena escalators with my cellphone. It was a pretty shiny escalator! Watching the hockey game was great fun too, and I almost lost my voice by the end of it. Our…
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Saturday’s Terrifying Incident

The scariest thing ever happened to me on Saturday: I gave my parents a perfectly valid reason to say “I told you so.” I also slid off the Interstate at 75 miles per hour, but hey, perspective, people. I’m fine, and while my car’s bumper is hanging down on one side, my car is also…
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Updated: North Dakota Has Lots Of Escalators

Apparently some people have been making fun of Wyoming for only having two escalators in the entire state. I’m not sure why, but it’s prompted someone to count the six escalators in South Dakota–three of which are in Sioux Falls. One of them doesn’t have steps, but is a moving ramp–that’s the one at the…
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