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OMDAHL: Raise your $80,000 for the National Debt

April 13, 2018 Dear U. S. Government: (Please pass this message to the person in charge today. If no one is in charge, send it to Mexico. They can deduct it from the cost of the wall. more »»

VEEDER: Being a good neighbor means so much

April 13, 2018 Out here on the ranch there are millions of tasks that require the proper attire. When I was growing up I don't think I ever saw our neighbor out of his Carhart bibs during the winter months. more »»

PORT: New spill rules provide a clearer picture of the problem

April 13, 2018 The headline read: "80 percent of ND oil spills wouldn't have been reported under new law." It accompanied a recent article by my colleague Patrick Springer. more »»

SCHMIDT: Grazing readiness project

April 6, 2018 The Pierce County NDSU Extension office along with 20 other ND counties will be helping to collect data for a Grazing Readiness project beginning later this month and continuing through approximatel... more »»

OMDAHL: $15 minimum wage will stir election

April 6, 2018 An initiated measure will be on the ballot this year proposing to move the state minimum wage in three steps from $7.25 to $15 by 2021. Needless to say, the proposal will stir election politics. more »»

REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK: Spring never came, let’s plan summer

April 6, 2018 Note: Like most of us in central North Dakota and statewide, it appears that spring passed us by. In reflecting on this I tried to put a positive swing on it and start my plans for summer. more »»

SERVING OUR VETERANS: U.S. presidents who served in the military

April 6, 2018 The majority of veterans I have met, and I as well, feel our training and experiences in the military helped make us better citizens when we got out. more »»

Power up with peanut butter

March 23, 2018 Do your children seem to eat more fruits and vegetables when they can dip them in peanut butter? According to the National Peanut Board, 64 percent of children surveyed, reported they will eat more... more »»

Proper timing of pasture turnout critical for drought recovery

March 23, 2018 North Dakota experienced widespread drought in 2017, with over 99 percent of the state experience some type of drought condition during the growing season. more »»

Reporter’s Notebook: Time to start scratching in the dirt

March 23, 2018 Most of us would like to be thinking about planning our gardens and starting to scratch in the dirt. more »»

Pastor's Corner

March 23, 2018 A personal relationship It is a good thing to ask ourselves periodically, “Is my religious activity a relationship with God Himself or am I merely being a religious person? The true beauty,... more »»

VEEDER: How little moments remind you about living

March 23, 2018 There are moments in this life that remind you what living is. more »»

PORT: Schools shouldn't have excused students for anti-gun protests

March 23, 2018 This past week, the school walk out protests, organized across the nation by left-wing groups, were executed with a degree of maturity I frankly didn't expect. Good work, kids. more »»

BAESLER: ESSA plans don’t tell full story

March 23, 2018 Last week I commented on U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ remarks at the Council of Chief State School Officers Legislative conference in Washington. more »»

SERVING OUR VETERANS: Update on veterans events, benefits

March 23, 2018 The Minot Vet Center is hosting the 7th Annual Vietnam Veteran’s Celebration on March 29, 2018. It will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Grand Hotel in Minot at 1505 N. Broadway. more »»

LET'S COOK: Pi and more

March 16, 2018 Wednesday of this week was recognized as National Pi Day. Pi Day is celebrated annually on March 14 (3.14) around the world. more »»

VEEDER: New storms whip up memories of old ones

March 16, 2018 If you were anywhere in North Dakota last week, the weather was likely on your min. more »»

OMDAHL: Addressing immigration with crocodile tears

March 16, 2018 The lack of a clear national policy has been leading to hardship, grief and turmoil for millions of immigrants who came to the United States with a dream of success in the land of opportunity. more »»

If you want to restrict access to guns, the burden of proof is on you

March 16, 2018 I was recently invited to be a guest on the Good Talk podcast (an excellent program based out of Minot). Not surprisingly, given current events, our discussion turned to the issue of gun control. more »»

OMDAHL: No gold in the ‘golden years’

March 9, 2018 Being in the vanguard of the aged population, it is my duty to warn the younger folks along the way about their unrealistic expectations of the golden years. more »»



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