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Another protest at other end of Dakota Access pipeline; 30 arrested in Iowa
Long after historic blowdown of million trees in northeast Minnesota, wildfire danger remains
ND customs agents find harmful insects from Asia in rail containers, send them back
Man angry with Zorbaz bouncers threatens them with gun, fires rounds in parking lot
ND man sent to prison for exposing himself, sex with dog
Could Netflix raise prices even higher? There's room, survey says
Just For Kix breaks ground on new center
Minn. business expands to raise saltwater shrimp you can eat
Apple announces iPhone event on Sept. 7
Whirlpool to recall 15,200 microwaves due to fire hazard issue
Protests are really impeding progress and safety
Called to action: Why I stand with Standing Rock
Chief's Corner: Vote on Measure 5
How I'm gearing up to fight for a strong Farm Bill
Cartoon: Aug. 31, 2016
St. Benedict's to hold fall dinner
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Growing Summer Arts Intensive production group to play “Hair”
Mule Deer Foundation holding banquet, auction at Bonanzaville
Gardening in small spaces
Library News: May 4, 2016
Breitling: Time for Color
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Red River Valley Fair
Flight Lines: Feathers and leaves comparable
Flight Lines: Riding Mountain, the other nearby national park
Flight Lines: Rest easy birders, the future is bright
Flight Lines with VIDEO: Willet's scientific name changed
Flight Lines: Bug hunter declining in numbers
Thomas Raymond Savageau
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Michael L. King
Kip J. Johnson
August 30, 2013
Minnesota Twins End Their Season Early
Some observations are warranted before the Twins end their season. Actually, I'm a little late because their season ended in April. As of this writing, they are 19 games behind Detroit in the American League Central Division. At least the attendance is encouraging. Minneapolis...
August 30, 2013 - 11:07am
August 28, 2013
Why 12,000 kids aren’t in school, pre-kindergarten students need education
Around 12,000 North Dakota children who should be in school won’t be there when it opens across the state this month. This is a regrettable situation because there is no good reason for their absence. The children are actually in the prime years of their learning abilities. We...
August 28, 2013 - 12:01pm
August 21, 2013
Is the Christian church failing it's mission?
Moral issues have created some of the most divisive controversies in recent political campaigns. While some Christians try to argue these issues from the Biblical perspective, their arguments have been falling on deaf ears, often because the Christians themselves are such an integral...
August 21, 2013 - 8:23am
August 12, 2013
Omdahl: Oil patch cities need 2015 census
During the last legislative session, the governor and the legislature made great strides in responding to the multi-faceted crises engulfing the township, city, school and county governments in the booming Bakken oil field. The dimensions of the boom were outlined in the recent study...
August 12, 2013 - 8:57am
August 5, 2013
Critics of One-House Legislature Have Weak Case
If the one-house legislature is so good, why haven't other states followed Nebraska's example? That was a common argument raised by opponents of a one-house system for North Dakota. There is a good answer for that criticism. In half of the states, the legislature is the only means...
August 5, 2013 - 10:07am
July 31, 2013
Time to consider a one-house legislature
With the proposal by the Legislature of a constitutional amendment to replace the present eight-member Board of Higher Education with a three-member commission, North Dakota legislators apparently think that having fewer people involved in governance would result in better decisions....
July 31, 2013 - 8:31am
July 22, 2013
Omdahl: People want to vote on national issues
Founding Father James Madison would turn over in his grave if he knew what the American people were thinking about his premise that legislation should pass through a Congress whose wisdom would determine the public good. The Gallup polling organization recently found that 68 per cent...
July 22, 2013 - 8:21am
July 15, 2013
Omdahl: 79 percent wasn't enough for N.D. senators
We had a garage sale at our house a couple of weeks ago and I took the occasion to sell my .22 rifle, a gun I purchased to protect my lettuce from the rabbits and my bird feeder from the squirrels. (Life requires us to make hard choices.) The sale wasn't a protest over gun legislation....
July 15, 2013 - 8:36am
July 8, 2013
Omdahl: Analysis of overlooked trivia in the news
The Board of Higher Education has designated an acting chancellor to replace the previous acting chancellor. Maybe the title should be changed permanently to "acting chancellor" and be done with it. **** The Minnesota Twins appear to be playing baseball again this summer. At least,...
July 8, 2013 - 8:32am
June 26, 2013
Omdahl: Indian child welfare laws should be for children
While elected state and federal officials wring their hands, children on the Spirit Lake Reservation continue to live under a cloud of fear and poverty. Our Congressional delegation has been meeting with tribal and federal officials for several years but tragic incidents continue...
June 26, 2013 - 12:46pm
June 24, 2013
Omdahl: Congress suffering from chronic citizen contempt
Serving in the U. S. Congress is one of the most important jobs in the world. The hockey coach at the University of North Dakota may make more money but he affects only one small part of the world. Congresspersons impact just about everything that happens in the United States. Because...
June 24, 2013 - 7:57am
June 14, 2013
Qualifications for new chancellor tough to meet
Help Wanted Desperately Position Overseer of the institutions of higher learning in North Dakota, actual title to be negotiated. Constitution calls the position of "commissioner" but everyone hopes for a "chancellor." The constitution has not been amended to change the title because...
June 14, 2013 - 8:56am
June 7, 2013
Omdahl: Revenue sharing: a lesson in government speed
If you are holding your breath until the passage of an immigration bill, this saga about federal dispatch may convince you that you will turn purple before anything happens In the early 1960s, the federal government cut income taxes and the result was a hefty surplus. This bit of...
June 7, 2013 - 2:22pm
May 23, 2013
Omdahl: Holmberg will alter style of policymaking
The election of Senator Ray Holmberg (R-Grand Forks), a 38-year veteran of the Legislature and Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, as chair of the interim Legislative Management Committee may signal a shift to a more moderate and a more collegial Legislature. The Legislative...
May 23, 2013 - 3:37pm
May 7, 2013
Omdahl: Governor Guy sealed the two-party system
‘Where Seldom Was Heard A Discouraging Word’ was the title chosen by Gov. William Guy for his summary of personal experiences during his 12 years as the state’s chief executive. Even though there were temporary setbacks for the governor, few discouraging words were spoken during...
May 7, 2013 - 2:14pm