Until Next Time, Baums Away

In the past several months, you’ve probably noticed I have not posted to my blog as frequently as I used to. It’s not because I don’t want to write new material. Sometimes life just gets in the way. The Baums Away blog was an offshoot of my columns that appeared in the paper so readers…
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Fans take to the streets after UND wins the NCAA hockey championship. (Joshua Komer/ Grand Forks Herald)

For Many Fans, The Fighting Sioux Won

Officially, the UND Fighting Hawks won the NCAA hockey championship. But many fans who witnessed the Frozen Four victory would tell you the Fighting Sioux won. It was deafening sitting in Joe Black’s during the semifinal game. In a sea of green, I watched on the edge of my seat as UND battled Denver in…
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A Guide For Delegates: Time To Poll N.D. Republicans For Presidential Nominee

North Dakota could become a big player in deciding the Republican presidential nomination, but if the state’s GOP delegates want public input on whom to give their votes, now is the time to do that. The Republican Party finds itself in a situation it hasn’t seen in almost 70 years. A GOP presidential candidate has…
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An Open Letter To Teenagers: Life Gets Worse And Better

Dear teenager, You’re probably sitting in your room, pouting over getting grounded for saying a curse word in front of the family or breaking something. Perhaps you can read this letter to pass the time. It sure beats having to write 150 times, “I will not play with my phone in class,” though you tried…
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Blaming The Accuser Is Not The Answer To Coping With Sex Charges Against Teachers

When a Grand Forks high school teacher was charged with having sex with a minor, I expected the typical response, which included attacks on the teacher. I even expected some to defend him. What I didn’t expect was that some would attack the girl involved in the case — she hasn’t been identified by the…
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