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LET'S COOK: Lilacs and lemon bars

May 25, 2018 This month of May brings me a generous bouquet. I see the lovely lilacs all about Minot, Rugby and the countryside. more »»

SCHMIDT: Drought may have compromised livestock water quality

May 18, 2018 Livestock producers should test the water in ponds, dugouts and other water sources because last year's drought may have compromised the quality of the water. more »»


May 18, 2018 In just a little over one week, we will be observing Memorial Day, a day in which we as U.S. citizens remember and honor those in our armed forces who died while serving our country. more »»

SCHMIDT: Diagnosing and treating spruce diseases

May 11, 2018 Spruce trees often thrive in North Dakota under the right conditions. more »»

LET'S COOK: Ready for a royal wedding

May 11, 2018 Are you ready to attend the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on May 19, 2018? It has been a topic of discussion in our home with Lydia, “the Wedding Planner,” ready to check out all the... more »»

Omdahl: Another addiction for ND?

May 11, 2018 Do we have nicotine? Yes, as much as we can smoke. Do we have opioids? Yes, enough to run us broke. Do we have alcohol? Yes, an unlimited supply. more »»

Reporter’s Notebook: The Corrigidor

May 11, 2018 It was a very warm Thursday afternoon when I headed out to Wolford to the Corrigidor Bar, with Toby riding shotgun on the passenger's side. more »»

SCHMIDT: When to prune

May 4, 2018 With the arrival of spring a common question that arises is– “when should I prune my (insert common name) tree?” Well, to answer the question, pruning is best done when trees are dormant – given ou... more »»

LET'S COOK: Grateful for cake mixes

May 4, 2018 Yesterday I saw a flock of wild geese against a pale blue sky in V formation heading north on their annual migration. more »»

PORT: The price of admission to a free society

May 4, 2018 I'm a dangerous Nazi. That's according to a professor at Minot State University who was supposed to moderate an event I'd been invited to speak at by Dr. more »»

SERVING OUR VETERANS: North Dakota Veterans Cemetery

May 4, 2018 There are now approximately 45,000 veterans in North Dakota. This makes up 8 percent of our population. During WWII, 11 percent of our population was in the military. more »»

SCHMIDT: Spring lawn care

April 27, 2018 The recent snow melt and warm temperatures gets folks in the mood to start spring yard chores. With all the spring chores needing to be done, lawn care sometimes takes a back seat in priority. more »»

VEEDER: Calving season brings wonder, worry

April 27, 2018 We're in the middle of calving season here at the Veeder Ranch. And because we're in North Dakota, our plans to calve mid-April didn't necessarily get us out of the cold woods. more »»

REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK: Balta Bar & Grill celebrates 5th anniversary under current ownership

April 27, 2018 Stephanie Halvorson, owner of Balta Bar and Grill, 202 Main Street, Balta, ND, celebrates her 5th anniversary this month in this small town which hosts only one bar and restaurant. more »»

LET'S COOK: 'Take a purple bus'

April 20, 2018 Lydia and I had been strolling through the Baltimore Walters Art Museum for about an hour when she noticed the sign Level 2 – Ancient World, Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Etruscan Art. more »»

OMDAHL: Local initiative needed to save communities

April 20, 2018 Newspapers are in trouble. And it isn’t their fault. For the newspapers in the larger cities, the Internet and all of its auxiliary activities have been hogging the advertising dollar. more »»

VEEDER: Kicking up dust on the road of life

April 20, 2018 We live on gravel roads that stretch like ribbons along pasture land dotted with black cattle. more »»

SCHMIDT: Soil temperatures for germination

April 20, 2018 The arrival of spring has many farmers and home gardeners itching to get planting, however let’s take a moment to visit about the minimum soil temperatures required for germination of various crops... more »»

PORT: Whiffs of desperation come from Heitkamp campaign

April 20, 2018 It's mid-April, and the general election is still months away, so I realize invoking a word like "desperate" to describe any political campaign is a bit of a stretch. more »»

SERVING OUR VETERANS: North Dakota veterans service officers

April 20, 2018 Did you know all 53 counties in North Dakota have a Veterans Service Officer (VSO)? They are hired by and paid by their respective county. Nearly all of them have served in the military. more »»



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