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Port: Weather modification is a handout

August 18, 2017 With a severe drought having put its boot on the throat of North Dakota's agriculture industry, simmering resentment over the state's weather modification efforts have come to the surface. more »»

Cramer: Blatant falsehood around Senate healthcare bill

August 18, 2017 After reading that health care would be 'ripped away' from 34,000 North Dakotans as part of the Senate's latest 'Skinny Repeal' vote on repealing parts of Obamacare, I'm compelled to set the record... more »»

Port: North Dakota doesn't need hate crime legislation

August 11, 2017 After an ugly altercation between a white woman and three Somali women in the parking lot of a Fargo Walmart made national headlines, the usual cast of political opportunists have parachuted in to... more »»

Veeder: A song comes to life in the garden

August 11, 2017 She was munching on a pea pod I'd plucked from the plant in front of her, her fine blonde hair escaping from the ball cap she insists on wearing backwards, rendering it completely useless for... more »»

Omdahl: ‘By George, we have arrived’

August 11, 2017 In his farewell address, George Washington warned us about the evils of political parties, claiming that they “distract the public councils “and “agitate the community with ill-founded jealousies... more »»

Heitkamp: It's past time for Congress to work together on healthcare

August 11, 2017 Far too often in Congress, politics dictates legislation, and it needs to stop. The U.S. Senate recently voted on a health care bill that would have been bad for North Dakota. more »»

How you can use dry beans

August 4, 2017 Dry edible beans, such as pinto, navy, kidney, pink and black beans, are members of the legume family. more »»

Veeder: In times of worry, pay the good stuff forward

August 4, 2017 Last night, the person in front of me paid for my meal at the drive through. It had been a long Monday, and I got to the end of it only to realize I hadn't really eaten anything all day. more »»

Port: The politics of anecdotes

August 4, 2017 One ugly side effect of the internet's impact on our society is the outsized importance we put on anecdotal incidents which go "viral. more »»

Port: A jaded conservative acknowledges government competence

July 28, 2017 As a conservative, my preference is for small and relatively unobtrusive government. more »»

Veeder: This rugged, imperfect place

July 28, 2017 They left me with a plate of Snickerdoodles, a fridge full of half-finished dips, opened bottles of white wine, sheets to be washed and a heart full and lonesome at the same time. more »»

Crackers in the Capitol basement

July 28, 2017 At one time in my checkered careers, I was a contract writer for the North Dakota Civil Defense Survival Project, a federally-funded undertaking in 1958-59 to save the country in case of nuclear... more »»

Veeder: Sweetclover under my skin

July 21, 2017 I imagine everyone has some familiar scent that hits their lungs and brings them back to a time in childhood when they felt so deeply loved, so overwhelmingly safe, so much themselves. So free. more »»

Schmidt: ND Windbreak Cookbook available

July 21, 2017 Besides shade and wind protection, many ND trees provide edible fruits that can be used on our menus. more »»

Love your leftovers

July 21, 2017 By Carolee Kaylor Nutrition Program Asst. Leftovers often have a bad reputation. They can be lost in the refrigerator and eventually thrown ou. more »»

Omdahl: Plumbing the 221,000 North Dakotan non-voters

July 21, 2017 According to Secretary of State Al Jaeger, 590,955 North Dakotans were eligible to vote in the 2016 election but only 349,945 (61.29%) appeared to cast ballots. That means 221,000 were “no shows”. more »»

Port: We elected Zaphod Beeblebrox for president

July 21, 2017 Zaphod Beeblebrox is a character from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy stories by Douglas Adams (which you should read if you haven't). more »»

Heitkamp: Paving coal’s future

July 21, 2017 It's not easy to get folks from coal companies and environmental groups in the same room. What's even harder is finding something they can agree o. more »»

Schmidt: Small grain variety plot tour July 17

July 14, 2017 The Pierce County Agriculture Improvement Association and NDSU Extension Service – Pierce County will be hosting its annual small grain plot tour on Monday, July 17thbeginning at 9:00 a.m. more »»

Veeder: This is the life we chose

July 14, 2017 "Well, I guess this is the life I chose," he said as he pulled on his boots and headed out the door. "Work all day in 100 degrees so I can come home and work all night in it." Yu. more »»



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