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Port: Legislative session embarrassing in the early going

January 20, 2017 The North Dakota legislature has not gotten off to an auspicious start in 2017. It started with a bit of pettiness over the governor's garb. Gov. more »»

‘Proud’ of rural development work

January 13, 2017 Seventeen months ago, I was asked by the Obama administration to take up the reins for USDA Rural Development in North Dakota. more »»

High-tech governor shows promise

January 13, 2017 As a political science professor and a recovering government reorganizer, I was impressed by the inaugural address of Governor Doug Burgum. And the more he talked the more impressed I became. more »»

District 14 Legislative Report

January 13, 2017 The 65th Legislative Session began on January 3rd this year and we are now into the second week of the session. I serve again on the House Appropriations Committee on the Human Resource Sub sectio. more »»

Heitkamp: My RESPONSE Act will keep our first responders safe

January 6, 2017 Three years ago last week, disaster struck in Casselton. more »»

Hoeven: Beyond line-of-sight puts ND UAS ahead

January 6, 2017 Last week, North Dakota took another step to stay ahead of the competition in unmanned aerial systems (UAS) research, development and training. more »»

Mavec: My New Year's Resolutions

January 6, 2017 I have never been one to make New Year Resolutions. Mostly because I know I probably won’t stick to any. more »»

Port: Make America Great Again with the presence of process

December 30, 2016 If America was a person on your Christmas shopping list it would be that person who has everything and, as such, is almost impossible to shop for. more »»

Omdahl: Governor faces major resistance in reinventing government

December 30, 2016 Governor Doug Burgum is going to reinvent government. We are not sure what reinventing means to him but if it means reorganizing agencies, he will discover that it is a losing proposition. more »»

Port: Can Burgum deliver on promises to reinvent government?

December 23, 2016 Gov. Doug Burgum took office this week and in his first address to his cabinet set a bold tone for the next four years of his administration. more »»

Mavec: It’s Christmas

December 23, 2016 Christmas in the Mavec family household has always been the same. more »»

Schmidt: NDSU corn silage project underway

December 16, 2016 With the corn silage feeding season underway for most producers, I would like to take this opportunity to ask for producer assistance in a Corn Silage Project that county agents across the state are... more »»

Mavec: Walking in a Winter Wonderland

December 13, 2016 “I smell snow.” Any Gilmore Girls fan will recognize that phrase, but anyone reading this paper can relate to it after the last few winter days we have had. more »»

Omdahl: Does North Dakota need a two-party system?

December 13, 2016 In theory, North Dakota Republicans and Democrats believe in a two-party system but in practice Republicans believe in a one-party system. more »»

Here’s something Congress can actually get done this year

December 13, 2016 Destructive gridlock too often cripples Congress, and it frustrates me as much as anyone. Congress shouldn't be a place where good ideas with bipartisan support fail to move forward. more »»

Schmidt: Extension offers winter meetings

December 2, 2016 By Yolanda Schmidt County Agent Northcentral Livestock Update NDSU Extension Agents from the northcentral region will be holding their 2nd Annual NC Region Livestock Update on December 5th, at the... more »»

Omdahl: Archaic Electoral College still picks presidents

December 2, 2016 U. S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has introduced a resolution calling for replacement of the Electoral College with a direct popular vote. more »»

Universities have a duty to protect all points of view, even those of Trump voters

November 22, 2016 Shortly after the Nov. 8 election I wrote a post on SayAnythingBlog. more »»

Election gives Homeland Committee new dreams

November 22, 2016 “I hope we’re not here for some sort of political wake,” declared Madeleine Morgan as she burst into the room for another meeting of the Homeland Security Committee. more »»

Mavec: What Thanksgiving means to me

November 22, 2016 Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of all. I love that it isn’t about what I can receive, but rather about what I can give. more »»



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