Weather Forecast


Omdahl: Former Hutterites take issues to public square

Email News Alerts

A group of nine ex-Hutterites are going to great lengths to denounce the theology and governance flaws of Hutterite colonies in North Dakota and Canada.


They are now touting a second book about their experiences and taking their case to the secular world.

The Hutterite religion first appeared in Europe in 1528 and was named for a dynamic leader, Jakob Hutter, in the 1600s. Believers came to America in the 1870s and settled in South Dakota, Montana, North Dakota and Canada.

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet?

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at and we can help you.