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The five freedoms in the First Amendment have powered the nation’s long, divisive debate over the incredibly personal and societal issue of abortion — and may well be how we frame its future.
"The cool, dreary May meant that we kept pushing back our planting until it was a good week or two past the point we would have liked to have seeds and plants in the ground. But the weather warmed up, and we certainly haven't been dealing with drought."
Shaw writes, "Women in North Dakota are probably feeling safe because the Red River Women’s Clinic in Fargo, the only abortion clinic in the state, will move to neighboring Moorhead. That’s because abortion will remain legal in next door Minnesota. Sorry to say, things can change."
Hennen writes, "Nearly half of Americans believe Trump is not responsible for some dopes who busted their way into the Capitol. We are winning in the court of common sense."

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"Overturning federal protections that provide access to health care, the right to marry, the right to live out one’s sexual orientation, the right to define one’s own gender may make us feel better because of our interpretation of scripture. But in reality, what it does is put lives in jeopardy, impoverish the already impoverished, reduce human dignity, further marginalize the marginalized, alienate those already upset with the church’s hypocrisy and continues to splinter the body of Christ."
"Across Agweek Country, hundreds of farmers, ranchers and other agriculturalists are deciding whether this will be their last full-time year in ag. They still enjoy what they do, but they also realize it might be time to step back."
Whatever the reasons for the increase in blowing topsoil, we need to figure out a solution because the topsoil increasingly is being depleted.
Vladimir Putin’s sabre-rattling is an opportunity and a spur to take a fresh look at what more needs to be done to ease the threat that nuclear weapons pose to world stability.
For two years, the pandemic had prevented Heart of Clay Ministry from offering opportunities to inmates at the Clay County Correctional Facility. The return has been joyous not only for the inmates, but also for the volunteers who are seeing large groups return to the Bible studies.
"American life is not bleak, in my opinion. If you want to find the goodness, the Americana we love, go out and experience rural America."

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Why did we report on a Bill Gates-associated company buying North Dakota farmland from Campbell Farms? Here are three reasons.
Graduation parties are a $5.8 billion market, featuring cards stuffed with cash, parents asking where the time has gone, and lawns nowhere near ready for the relatives. One dad's quest to engineer an American classic on grass that has already given its all.
"Many who think they are faithful never fully understand the practical implications of their beliefs, and what is actually demanded of them. And Christians are no less guilty of this than the faithful of any other religion."

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