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OMDAHL: The Legislature still doesn’t get it

February 22, 2019 * A truncated version of this column was in the print edition. The people of North Dakota don’t trust the Legislature. As a matter of fact, they never did. more »»

LET'S COOK: A President’s Day talk

February 22, 2019 I had the pleasure of presenting a program in honor of President’s Day. So naturally I turned to information on Presidents Washington and Lincoln which is always interesting. more »»


February 15, 2019 I recently read the book “We Die Alone” by David Howarth. It is a WWII epic of escape and endurance. more »»

LET'S COOK: Record Resolutions

February 8, 2019 Last summer I was fortunate enough to discover and purchase a vintage vinyl record, “Your Guy Lombardo Medley,” at a garage sal. more »»

District 14 Legislative Reports

February 8, 2019 It is already day 23 of the legislative session. The Senate is busy trying to get all its bills heard and voted out of committee. more »»

Burgum: What will be the legacy of the state’s Legacy Fund?

February 8, 2019 North Dakota voters decided in 2010 to set aside 30 percent of state oil and gas tax revenues for the Legacy Fund. more »»

Schmidt: Agriculture Improvement Association annual meeting Feb. 20

February 8, 2019 The annual meeting of the Pierce County Agricultural Improvement Association (PCAIA) will be held on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at Dakota Farms, Rugby. more »»

Last chance to register for Design Your Succession Plan workshops

February 1, 2019 County agents from Pierce, McHenry and Bottineau counties will be offering a Design Your Succession Plan workshop series in the tri-county area February 25, March 4 and March 11. more »»

SERVING OUR VETERANS: ND Veterans Home (pt. 2)

February 1, 2019 In my last column I gave a brief history of the North Dakota Veterans Home in Lisbon, ND. I hope you found it interesting. more »»

District 14 Legislative Reports

February 1, 2019 Day 18 and the month of January is quickly coming to a close. The Senate still has 223 bills to be heard on the floor before the crossover deadline on February 2. more »»

Readers grant a community opportunity

January 25, 2019 You may remember that Rugby Public Schools was awarded a North Dakota Striving Readers Grant this past fall. It is a federal grant aimed at improving literacy from birth to grade 1. more »»

LET'S COOK: The family funnel

January 25, 2019 This past weekend had me recalling kitchen memories as Lydia asked to make Key lime pie. Her first request late on Friday evening came with a joint “no” from Jan and me. more »»

District 14 Legislative Reports

January 25, 2019 Reporting this week: Sen. Jerry Klein Here we are, already day thirteen of the legislative session. As I have mentioned before, there are a number of deadlines we need to meet. more »»

District 14 Legislative Reports

January 18, 2019 Reporting this week: Sen. Jerry Klein It's day eight here at the Capitol. As I mentioned last week, we are facing a number of bill introduction deadlines. more »»

SERVING OUR VETERANS: ND Veterans Home (pt. 1)

January 18, 2019 North Dakota veterans and families are fortunate to have a Veterans Administration facility in their home state that can provide for their long term and nursing home care. more »»

BQA certification meeting set

January 11, 2019 As of January 1, 2019, major industry buyers such as Tyson Fresh Meats, JBS, Cargill, and Greater Omaha began requiring sellers of finished fat cattle to be Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certified. more »»

LET'S COOK: Happy living for 2019

January 11, 2019 There is a comfort in the thought that once a year we may close the books on a chapter in our lives that has brought joys, changes and disappointments, and turn over a new leaf. more »»

OMDAHL: An open letter to the Democratic Congress

January 11, 2019 When President Donald Trump demeaned Viet Nam Hero John McCain, Republicans rolled their eyes and said nothing. Democrats demonstrated political rage. more »»

VEEDER: What's normal anyway?

January 11, 2019 On the evening of Christmas Day, after all the gifts were opened, the leftovers were boxed up and the goodbye hugs were given, we arrived home to our house in the middle of nowhere to discover an... more »»

District 14 Legislative Reports

January 11, 2019 Reporting this week: Sen. Jerry Klein The 66th Legislative Session is off and running. more »»

SERVING OUR VETERANS: Gabe Scheet—almost a ‘Last Man Standing’

January 4, 2019 According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs statistics, we are losing 372 WWII veterans a day. In 2016, only 620,000 were still alive of the 16 million Americans who served in WWII. more »»



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