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New training opportunity for Veterans

Are you a Veteran looking for hands-on training to help you land a well-paying job in the high-tech industry? Are you a tech company looking for skilled workers with a background in leadership, teamwork and mission focus? Launching in April of 2019, the Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses pro-gram (VET TEC), piloted by the United States Department of Veterans […]

Every child deserves a home


Foster care is an issue I’ve cared about for a long time. Growing up, I had a foster brother who made a big impact on my family and taught my siblings and me a different kind of love, compassion, and strength I don’t know if I would have otherwise understood. We learned that family is more about what’s in your […]

Game Over? Report card on our planet’s environment


Unrelenting Warming The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report for 2019 indicates that most experts point to environmental problems as being the most serious threats to global stability—just as they found in the previous two years. That report follows on one in October 2018 by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). It said with “high confidence” that at […]

The dangers of an invincible mindset linger at below zero degrees


The people who have an invincible mindset are often young. They walk into the wind with their hoodies up, often only a T-shirt beneath, a pair of jeans, socks and tennis shoes.  Whatever the temperature, they strike out into the great outdoors, hands deep in shallow pockets. They may figure that the distance from one door to the next is […]

Letter to the Editor . . .

Lakota language deficit a product of Manifest Destiny Lakota Language Teachers were terminated at C-EB schools because they accepted differential pay from the tribe in 2010 and 2011 to supplement their salaries, which were and still are well-below the salaries received by teachers in other disciplines such as math or art with equivalent qualifications, certification and experience. The CRST tribal […]

Good students suspend disbelief; great students suspend belief


In literature, we teach our students to suspend disbelief when they approach a work of fiction. Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote Biographia literaria or biographical sketches in of my literary life and opinions in 1817. In it, he wrote this: “In this idea originated the plan of the ‘Lyrical Ballads’; in which it was agreed, that my endeavours should be directed […]

Voices of Political Leaders…


Hello all, it was another busy week in the legislature. The legislature will be finding itself working late into the evening as next week will have a large number of bills running through. First of all, I would like to give a shout out to my page Alex Peterson. Alex is the daughter of Mike and Shelly Peterson of Parade. […]

The allure of greatness


When I was in junior high, I remember sitting with my friend Angie on her front porch steps. The deep green grass danced between shade and light. Sunlight flitted through whispering leaves ruffled by a soft breeze, and possibility stretched across the expansive blue sky. “I think I am going to do something great in my life — something important,” […]

Letter to the Editor…

Hau Mitakuyapi Carl Petersen Emaciapi Yelo (Hello everyone they call me Carl Petersen), I’m asthmatic; I remember eating at the Diamond A when I was a kid. That memory goes like this: walking into to a cloud of smoke coughing out half my guts before I got to the booth where my family would sit, and trying to breathe as […]

As Americans, more unites us than divides us


President Trump recently delivered his annual State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. Our Constitution requires the president to provide Congress with an update on the state of our union each year. Throughout our history, some presidents have opted to deliver their messages in person and others have sent in written messages. However, for the past […]


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