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Hundreds from across ND to join Women's March near state Capitol
Cannon Ball residents ask pipeline protesters to leave
Minnesota House passes $300 million in health insurance premium relief for 120,000
Northern Minn. man charged in random fatal stabbing saying Jesus told him to do it
Widespread flu reported across ND causing at least one death
Downtown Fargo restaurant Kitchen Gremlin goes out of business
City of Fargo issues permit for rebuild of Bison Turf, owner hopes to open by March
Third clothing store to close soon at West Acres
Business closings are sign Fargo-Moorhead economy is returning to normal
Solberg earns skydive award
Port: Universities will consider rule change making it easier to fire tenured faculty, protests expected
McFeely: Ancient, out-of-touch white man in N.D. gives worst MLK Day speech in history
World of Wine: Nebbiolo -- the wine grape behind some of the best wines
Legislature work is underway
As I consider cabinet picks, I want to hear from you
Lloyd & Joan (Short) Anderson
Wes And Harryette Bartron
Nursery News (1-18-17)
Nursery News (1-11-17)
Senior luncheon, baked potato feed coming up
Nursery News (1-4-17)
Nursery News (date)
Niederreiter powers Wild over Coyotes for Minnesota’s 18th win in 22 games
Gophers land state's top high school basketball prospect
Adrian Peterson runs down his options: Texans, Giants, Bucs
Wild recall D Reilly as Brodin goes down
Herb Brooks’ legend larger than ever thanks to new statue in downtown St. Paul
Gardening for seniors
Red River Singles sets schedule
Lighting up the night
Hanson: 15-month milestone marked by testing Dad with 'The Look'
Gold Discovered in West Fargo
Home & Garden
Red River Valley Fair
Flight lines: Staying connected with birds and those who watch them
Flight Lines: Difficult conditions don't stop local bird count; local birders take part in hemisphere-wide census
Cook: Some days just require a fire
MN announces plans to close hatchery used to raise trout, salmon
Nocturnal bird a rich source of lore
Bruce W. Brownlee
Cleona May (Opgrand) Harman
April 29, 2013
Omdahl: A Sus Scrofa is the answer for leftovers, obesity
Dr. Oz, the television guru on diets, has been touting all sorts of meals and concoctions to curb the obesity epidemic. In spite of his exhortations, Americans are continuing to balloon in their britches, raising the cost of health care for all of us. In a ground war, we would be...
April 29, 2013 - 8:21am
April 22, 2013
Omdahl: Christians shouldn't depend on the government
After a couple centuries of government support, the Protestant mores that have dominated the American culture are disappearing from the public square. A majority of Americans support same-sex marriage, legalizing marijuana, and abortion, not to mention other activities and values...
April 22, 2013 - 10:22am
April 9, 2013
Omdahl: Study claims ND flunks corruption test
Questions of conflicts of interest are continuing to haunt the North Dakota policymakers involved in the burgeoning oil industry. Inquiries into the issue have been spawned by the governor’s ownership of oil stocks and the previous industry connections of Lynn Helms, director of...
April 9, 2013 - 2:49pm
April 2, 2013
Knotty problems require creative thinking
In case you haven’t noticed, Congress and the State Legislature are meeting at the same time. That is considered by the Tea Party to be double jeopardy. While we hear much oratory about problems, we see limited accomplishment, primarily because the proposed solutions have been too...
April 2, 2013 - 1:06pm
March 26, 2013
Chancellor fight has put Higher Ed in a hole
We seem to forget the circumstances that brought us to the conclusion that we needed a strong chancellor.
March 26, 2013 - 1:20pm
March 19, 2013
Oil puts North Dakota in big league politics
States policymakers across the country have always been plagued by undue political influence whenever an economic interest develops a huge stake in state policies. Montana had its Anaconda Copper; West Virginia its coal; Delaware its DuPont Chemical, and North Dakota its Alexander...
March 19, 2013 - 1:56pm
February 26, 2013
‘Direct Democracy’ saved legislators from liquor fights
By Lloyd Omdahl The authority to initiate and refer laws, often called “direct democracy,” has been a constant irritant to the Legislature but, in fact, it has saved the Assembly from some unpleasant job-threatening controversies. Take our century-long seesaw fight over alcohol....
February 26, 2013 - 1:50pm
February 19, 2013
Legislators still hate the petition process
By Lloyd Omdahl Taking advantage of last year’s petition signature scandal, some legislators have proposed to tighten up the procedure by which citizens can initiate laws, refer acts of the Legislature and amend the constitution. New provisions proposed in House Concurrent Resolution...
February 19, 2013 - 1:20pm
February 6, 2013
Religion can fix the medicare crisis
By Lloyd Omdahl As Washington stews over the national debt, the citizenry is making matters worse by nursing contradictory views that fail to give Congress clear direction. According to the pollsters, 72 percent of the people want President Barack Obama to make deficit reduction the...
February 6, 2013 - 12:30pm
January 29, 2013
‘No Child Left Behind’ legislation gets left behind
North Dakota is joining 33 other states in asking the federal government to waive the performance criteria required by the No Child Left Behind legislation signed into law in 2002. The law was a national effort to raise reading and math proficiency in public schools. With two-thirds...
January 29, 2013 - 11:41am