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Port: North Dakota’s 2018 Senate race has begun

April 7, 2017 You may not have noticed it, because it's been a subtle sort of thing, but the North Dakota Senate campaign for the 2018 cycle has already begun. more »»

Port: Nepotism and an insidious assault on political dissent

March 31, 2017 The late, great Robin Williams once said: "Some men are born great, some achieve greatness, and some get it as a graduation gift. more »»

Omdahl: Can Nonpartisan League return to fill void?

March 31, 2017 With a diminishing core of Democrats struggling in an overwhelmingly Republican Legislature, discontent is cropping up over the apparent decline of the electoral capacity of Democratic Party. more »»

Schmidt: Seed starting

March 31, 2017 Recent warm snaps we’ve had let us know that spring isn’t too far away. Seed catalogs also are out, which gives the avid gardener an itch this time of year. more »»

Heitkamp: Shining the SUN on dark money

March 24, 2017 When a toy company runs an ad on TV, we know the company's goal: to make the latest toy look irresistible, and to encourage us to buy it. (Or to encourage our kids to pester us until we do. more »»

Omdahl: Celebrate Norskies, the ‘old country’ is happy!

March 24, 2017 Rise up and celebrate, Norskes. The ‘Old Country’ may not have discovered the fountain of youth but it just won first prize as the happiest nation in the world. more »»

Mavec: First spring in North Dakota

March 24, 2017 As winter is coming to a close and spring seems to be more and more in sight, I am so excited to spend my first spring in North Dakota. more »»

Port: What did the university system do with the money?

March 17, 2017 "We got a truckload of money for the past several biennia with the same number of students so we should have made huge gains with the ones we had," a campus insider told me this week. more »»

Port: Cry me a river, liberals

March 10, 2017 After President Donald Trump's address to a joint session of Congress this past week, Rep. Kevin Cramer insulted a group of Democratic women who wore white. more »»

Vindictive casino proposal born of vengeance

March 10, 2017 The proposal of House Majority Leader Al Carlson (R-Fargo) to launch six state-operated casinos is the most vindictive piece of legislation I have seen in 60 years of legislative tracking. more »»

Heitkamp: Reckless trade policies hurt ND farmers, ranchers

March 10, 2017 A barley field outside Rolla, N.D., just below the Canadian border, is as far from Mexico as it gets in this country. But don't let that distance fool you. more »»

Spring Fever workshops coming soon

March 3, 2017 For the fourth consecutive year, the NDSU Extension Service will host its series of garden forums to help families care for their gardens and landscape. more »»

Washington offers nothing new

March 3, 2017 “This is the first time this has ever ….” is the beginning of many statements around Washington these days as old-timers are struck by departure of the new administration from tradition. more »»

Cramer: Healthcare reform must encourage innovation

March 3, 2017 Within the next few weeks, the House Energy and Commerce Committee, of which I am a member, will begin drafting the first legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare. more »»

Progress in Education: growth model v. proficiency model Part 3

February 24, 2017 Welcome back to class everyone! Over the last two columns, I have talked about what the proficiency model is and what the growth model is. more »»

Dialogic questioning: A different approach to story time

February 24, 2017 I have four children under the age of 9 and both my wife and I work full time. I understand the “busyness” associated with raising children. more »»

Pierce Co. Ag Improvement Annual Meeting & Seed Increase Varieties Available

February 24, 2017 The Pierce County Ag Improvement Association held its annual meeting at Dakota Farms in Rugby last week. One new director, Dave Teigen, was elected. Brad Fritel and Larry Pieterick were re-elected. more »»

Heitkamp: How I'm working to make sure every North Dakotan is connected to high-speed internet

February 24, 2017 It's no secret that access to technology is now a key ingredient to the success of any student in any town from those living in rural communities in the middle of the country to cities on ou... more »»

Port: Hey Shailene Woodley, come back to North Dakota and clean up your mess

February 24, 2017 I don't doubt for a moment the sincerity of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline. They're wrong, of course. Their concerns are overblown. more »»



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