Journal Blog and Photo Gallery

Do something!: A plea to heed now

I am tired, so tired of seeing these stories of mass shootings.

Posted 2/20/18 (Tue) read more »

Path for newspapers is taking shape

Sometimes, it just takes looking at a problem in a new light to find a way forward.

Posted 2/13/18 (Tue) read more »

These changes are not just for fun -- but could turn out to be a blessing

We are figuring out how to print two newspapers with one staff.

Posted 2/06/18 (Tue) read more »

Parting is such sweet sorrow

Sweetness as I remember my readers, and sorrow from knowing I will no longer have this outlet to complain.

Posted 1/30/18 (Tue) read more »

John set a loving example

I had known of John Andrist my whole life. Upon actually getting to know the man, I regarded him as a parental surrogate of sorts.

Posted 1/23/18 (Tue) read more »

Andrist family prepares for a difficult goodbye

Flowing even more freely than the tears is the love.

Posted 1/16/18 (Tue) read more »

Fitness regimens for a new year

I would like to live within walking distance of a gym. At my current fitness level, that means the gym would have to be in my kitchen.

Posted 1/09/18 (Tue) read more »

On the cusp of something new requires less whining

Recent comments have become the jumping-off point for doing something to keep people engaged in our local newspapers.

Posted 1/02/18 (Tue) read more »

Local journalism at risk because of Facebook?

Several local examples illustrate how social media is changing our communities and threatening the important work that newspapers do.

Posted 12/19/17 (Tue) read more »

Figures do not lie, but partisans know how to spin

Liars do figure, whether in Bismarck or Washington.

Posted 12/12/17 (Tue) read more »