Thursday, April 10, 2014

North Dakota #1 In Election Process -- Again -- Pew Charitable Trust

The Dickinson Press is reporting:
The Peace Garden State led the country for the second consecutive time in Pew’s Elections Performance Index, which looks at 17 indicators such as wait times at polling locations, voter turnout and accuracy of voting technology.
The study released Tuesday was based on the 2012 election. North Dakota also finished first in 2010 and second in 2008.
A Note for the Granddaughters

talk about another perfect "grandfather" day. Last week I stumbled upon a small pond stocked with small fish specifically for children under the age of 12 who want to learn to fish. The parks in this area are absolutely incredible.

So, yesterday, I rode my bike to Target (no fishing gear) and continued on down the road to Wal-Mart. I was impressed. Wal-Mart had everything in fishing gear. I started picking up everything I needed, and then saw that Shakespeare provided complete fishing sets: rods, reels, tackle, and even bait.

We had a great time: no fish this time, but the older one learned all about the basics (we were fishing while the younger one was practicing soccer).

So, at least once a week we will be fishing this summer.